Embracing My Inner Geek is a weekly post featured on Queen of Contemporary where I ramble about random and geeky stuff.
This week I’m going to be asking for your help!
I’m going to be creating a board in my school’s English department to encourage reading. I really need your help and ideas because I want to make this look as best as I can so that people will feel that they want to pick up a book.
I’m thinking of doing a book of the month with a summary and picture of the author but that is the only idea I have so far. I’m also thinking of putting up posters of upcoming books.
I want this board to be something that people will look at instead of just walking past because, as you know, reading is really important to me and I want other people to read, too.
So if you have any ideas then please write them in the comments below and I’ll probably use a lot of them.
I know this is an incredibly boring post but I really am in need of your help and I promise that I’ll try and write something a lot more exciting next week!
Don’t forget to wear your geekery like a badge!
Ruby :)23 March, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Hmmm… I don’t have many ideas, but maybe you could stick a huge world map up, and then pin loads of different book covers to their locations to show how reading can take you so many places without you actually leaving your room! 😀
aliceinreaderland.com23 March, 2013 at 4:49 pm
I think that’s a great idea! I also like learning fun facts about the author, I’ve read books just because I’ve heard that the author based the book off of her travels or was in a roller derby, etc! 🙂
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
Bookaholic 00723 March, 2013 at 8:18 pm
You could also maybe put up books with pretty covers? I know this is incredibly shallow but a lot of people love pretty covers so maybe they will be intrigued by the cover and want to read it? >.<
Sophie Louise23 March, 2013 at 9:22 pm
This is such a fantastic idea! I could never do something like that! I don’t have many ideas but I’d try to drag them in with bold and bright posters as well as putting up pictures from possible movie adaptions. So, Edward Cullen would draw in teenage girls? Not everyone but some. I was always Team Jacob.
Zoe Crook24 March, 2013 at 3:48 pm
I LOVE this idea! I wish I had the confidence to do something like this. You could sort of set the book out like a review, where you have the book on one side and the blurb and review on the other side. Like Kyra said, even though it is shallow I think people would be more intrigued by pretty covers too! Covers like Breathe, Divergent/Insurgent, Teardrop, Dance of Shadows and the Matched series are my favourite.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
Rebekah Campbell25 March, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Ooooooh sounds awesome! How about putting up a few epic quotes? So people walking along with think “Hold on a sec, that’s actually quite smart. Maybe I’ll pick up that book.” and then BOOM! Instant bookworm 😉