Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 9 happy notes inside books

Task Place happy notes inside books at a book store

This event was done on 12-7-09
So this was the nice needed that reminded me NOT ALL people are being nice to strangers this month. Note to the world, if you see a woman with a stroller, please DO NOT Slammed the door in her face. Strollers and doors do NOT get along.

Also Borders, I understand the publishing industry is in a state of upheaval right now, but you are not helping matters with isles that are not accessible with a stroller or your YA section that apparently doesn't follow the rules of the alphabet.

That being said, my task was an different sort of one. I took this idea from an on-line community called Nerdfighters. On my other blog I I wrote all about them.

I placed notes in book I've enjoyed reading. There were ten different notes ranging in comments like, "This book was amazing, I hope you enjoy it." to "Smile it's free."

My feeling thought was it would be cool to read a good book and find a little note inside from someone else who read the book.

On the back of the note had this website on it. Maybe people will read the note and post to the website.

Some of the books were
Paper Towns by John Green

The Book Thief

Sloppy First

Reaction: Unknown at this time. This one is something that will take time. Maybe it will work, maybe not.

How much did it cost me? The act itself was fine, and free, the trip to Borders I could have done with
How much time did it take? Total time about 10 minutes
How much effort? This took the most effort, between writing out the notes, cutting and pasting the info about the blog, driving to the store and dealing with my child.

Will I do it again?: We'll see how this goes. I think it's a cool idea.


  1. I do love this idea. I've heard of other nerdfighters doing it and they've had some interesting responses,but I've never thought of doing it myself. I would be thrilled to find a note in a book I'd just bought!

  2. i got one.(:
    it said "the book you are about to read is amazing. enjoy it."
    made my day.(:
    it was paper towns by john green, and it happened at 7:05 P.M. today.

    thank you.

  3. Thanks Kelly for taking the time to post that you found it. That was awesome of you. Thank you so much, YOU Made my day!

    I loved the book, I hope you enjoy it.

  4. My friend and I stumbled upon the smiles are free note, in the life of pi. It instantly made our day, and we went straight on the website when we got home. The note was found on 1/3/10. We are thinking of passing more notes on, to follow up. Great Idea!.
    ~Colleen and Brooke :D