Can you believe it? I can't believe it, even if you can. Five years of this blog. Five years of advice and working through my thoughts and building relationships with new guest authors and old. To celebrate, I'm going to give away books! Of course books. While I was playing around with different ways to mark the anniversary, I decided the books I mentioned in my post from last week, "The Case for Theoretical Eclecticism," are a perfect fit for this kind of occasion. In case you've forgotten, here they are again:
- Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, by Saul Alinsky
- Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services, by Carol Kuhlthau
- Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, by Pema Chodron
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
- The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You and How to Get Good At It, by Kelly McGonigal
- Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre, by Jack Zipes
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
You will get two copies of your pick of one of these books (except the Kuhlthau, since it's pretty pricey) - one for you and one for a library of your choice! All you have to do in order to enter the contest is let me know that you want to enter and let me know which book you choose. You can comment here (just make sure to include a way for me to contact you), @ me on Twitter, or email me. I suppose you could send me smoke signals or a carrier pigeon, but I'd probably just call the fire department about the smoke and show the pigeon where I keep the bird seed without noticing the message on its leg.
The contest will run from the day I publish this post (May 31, 2016) until the end of the day on the actual anniversary of the first ever post on Letters to a Young Librarian (June 8, 2016). I'll try to pick and announce the winner by the end of that week.
This is my way of saying thank you. I am grateful for the conversations and the ideas and the people I've had come into my life because I got angry and started to blog. Really so grateful.