The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Would you consider giving out books to trick-or-treaters instead of candy?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
This is a really good question. My initial reaction is “Yes, I would love to do that.”
Then I start thinking about the cost – it would be a bit cost prohibitive unless I got lucky and got some kind of deal. But let’s say, money isn’t a factor…
Then I start thinking about expectations. Those kids are expecting candy, and they are carrying a bag sized to hold candy not books. I know the younger kids don’t really care, they probably would love a book even more than candy. But the older kids – you might as well be that house that gives out toothbrushes, pencils, or some kind of healthy treat. We all know how well that goes over.
And there there are those small details like (1) do they already have the book(s) you are giving out, (2) what kind of books do they like, (3) what kind of triggers do they have – kids have all sorts of triggers that adults can never in a million years anticipate.
So, I’m thinking- in reality- that no, giving out books would not be a feasible choice and it would be extremely frustrating for everyone. But, in my ideal world, I think that would be a great idea. 🎃