jennythereader: (Books are the only true magic *)
2012 has been a hard year for a lot of people in a lot of ways.

As part of moving past that, I've decided to re-start my Book of Joy project.

The current plan is to stop at Barnes & Noble on my way home from work today and pick up as many blank books as I can with the gift card Dad & Nancy gave me for my birthday. I'll write something in each one and then release them into the wild.

The first one I do will be passed on at the Harmony Drive New Year's Party. After that I'm thinking I'll leave one in the break room at work, the con suite at Arisia (if I make it), the next SCA event I go to, and maybe the library. If anybody has ideas for other places where I could leave future versions, let me know.
jennythereader: (Book 001)
Would anyone like to claim April's Book Of Joy?

I'll mail it to the first person to ask for it.
jennythereader: (Book 001)
Would anyone like to claim April's Book Of Joy?

I'll mail it to the first person to ask for it.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
I am home! Very tired, and feeling vaguely icky.

Had a great time though. Got books autographed by Jacqueline Carey and Rosemary Edghill. I'm getting to the point that I need to get some sort of special storage container for my autographed books. I've got some good ones, and I don't want them getting damaged.

I got the first Book of Joy into [livejournal.com profile] purpura's hands, and she said she already has big plans for what she's going to do with it.

Overall, it was a good weekend. If I decide to go next year I think I'll try to get there Friday evening. I ended up missing a lot of good panels because I didn't get there until lunchtime on Saturday.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
I am home! Very tired, and feeling vaguely icky.

Had a great time though. Got books autographed by Jacqueline Carey and Rosemary Edghill. I'm getting to the point that I need to get some sort of special storage container for my autographed books. I've got some good ones, and I don't want them getting damaged.

I got the first Book of Joy into [livejournal.com profile] purpura's hands, and she said she already has big plans for what she's going to do with it.

Overall, it was a good weekend. If I decide to go next year I think I'll try to get there Friday evening. I ended up missing a lot of good panels because I didn't get there until lunchtime on Saturday.
jennythereader: (Bear: Testing The Waters)
Even if you said you were interested somewhere else, please comment on the sign up list. That keeps it all in one list, which will make this easier for me to manage.
jennythereader: (Bear: Testing The Waters)
Even if you said you were interested somewhere else, please comment on the sign up list. That keeps it all in one list, which will make this easier for me to manage.
jennythereader: (Parakeets *)
The (current) plan is to start and send out one Book of Joy each month for the next year. I'll write one story and then send the book off to someone who signed up in advance.

If you're going to sign up you should have a rough idea what you're going to write and who you will send the book on to.

If you are interested please comment here. If you don't have an LJ you are still welcome to participate, but I'll need some way to contact you directly.

Edit: Please sign up even if you already said you were interested on one of the other posts (that keeps the whole list together). Also, if you'd like to request a specific month this is the place.
jennythereader: (Parakeets *)
The (current) plan is to start and send out one Book of Joy each month for the next year. I'll write one story and then send the book off to someone who signed up in advance.

If you're going to sign up you should have a rough idea what you're going to write and who you will send the book on to.

If you are interested please comment here. If you don't have an LJ you are still welcome to participate, but I'll need some way to contact you directly.

Edit: Please sign up even if you already said you were interested on one of the other posts (that keeps the whole list together). Also, if you'd like to request a specific month this is the place.
jennythereader: (* Midnight Stories *)
I've decided I'm going ahead with my Book of Joy project.

This is the text I'm planning on putting on the first page:

Welcome to the Book of Joy!

Within these pages you should find stories of joyful moments and wonderful things in the lives of ordinary people.

After you've read the others, add your own joy. It can be a poem or a paragraph, a story or a drawing, or anything else you can think of that will fit in the book.

When you're done with your contribution pass the joy on. Think of someone who needs a little joy in their life, or someone who you know has a wonderful story they could share. The only rule is that you shouldn't send it back to someone you know has already contributed.

This will be on the last page:
The End


Now that the book is full, what should you do with it?

You could donate it to a local nursing home or hospital, or anywhere else that you think folks could use a little more joy in their lives. For other ideas email (whatever email address I set up for this project). If you come up with a good idea, send it in.

I'm planning on sending it out before the end of the month, and depending on what happens with the first one I may make it a monthly thing.

Anyone have any suggestions?
jennythereader: (* Midnight Stories *)
I've decided I'm going ahead with my Book of Joy project.

This is the text I'm planning on putting on the first page:

Welcome to the Book of Joy!

Within these pages you should find stories of joyful moments and wonderful things in the lives of ordinary people.

After you've read the others, add your own joy. It can be a poem or a paragraph, a story or a drawing, or anything else you can think of that will fit in the book.

When you're done with your contribution pass the joy on. Think of someone who needs a little joy in their life, or someone who you know has a wonderful story they could share. The only rule is that you shouldn't send it back to someone you know has already contributed.

This will be on the last page:
The End


Now that the book is full, what should you do with it?

You could donate it to a local nursing home or hospital, or anywhere else that you think folks could use a little more joy in their lives. For other ideas email (whatever email address I set up for this project). If you come up with a good idea, send it in.

I'm planning on sending it out before the end of the month, and depending on what happens with the first one I may make it a monthly thing.

Anyone have any suggestions?
jennythereader: (White Owl 1)
I had an idea today for a collaborative project.

Basically, it would be a blank book, sent from person to person. When you got it, you would write about something that brings/brought you joy. Then, you would send it on to someone else. There wouldn't be any set list, so you could send it to someone who you thought needed to read the stories already in it or to someone who you knew had a great story to add.

There wouldn't be any rules about what sorts of stories to tell. If your story is three sentences about the beautiful moon-rise you watched last month, go ahead and write that. If it's thirteen pages about how you met your beloved, go ahead and write it.

The one thing I can't figure out is what to do with the book once it's full.

Is this something that folks would be interested in participating in? Any suggestions or comments?
jennythereader: (White Owl 1)
I had an idea today for a collaborative project.

Basically, it would be a blank book, sent from person to person. When you got it, you would write about something that brings/brought you joy. Then, you would send it on to someone else. There wouldn't be any set list, so you could send it to someone who you thought needed to read the stories already in it or to someone who you knew had a great story to add.

There wouldn't be any rules about what sorts of stories to tell. If your story is three sentences about the beautiful moon-rise you watched last month, go ahead and write that. If it's thirteen pages about how you met your beloved, go ahead and write it.

The one thing I can't figure out is what to do with the book once it's full.

Is this something that folks would be interested in participating in? Any suggestions or comments?

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