Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's Baaaaaaaaack... An Overdue Overdue Calendar, and Another Giveaway!

 So, last year I didn't make one. I was indecisive, and really busy with fabric-schtuff, and then it was too late. But I felt a little sadness in my cold, grinchy, heart, and this year I was determined to bring my baby back: The Overdue Book Calendar.
 And if you're new around here, well, first of all, welcome! Thanks for coming! You can leave your shoes on, we don't have carpet! Are you allergic to cats? I hope not, because if you are, uhm, well, I need to go vaccuum. Wait, what was I saying? Oh. Yeah!
If you're new around here and not accquainted with the Overdue Book Calendar, it's something I started making a few years ago, inspired by the hilarious Raych, one of the most impressive library-patrons I've ever known. She reads A LOT OF BOOKS. And so I was thinking, I could do that, but I always forget the due dates, so...
The OBC was born. I'mma copy and paste some of the etsy listing, because I'm lazy. Skip over it, if you know the drill. Salient points are, digital download, so you have it IMMEDIAMENTE! Since it's a digital printable, you can print it a zillion times for all your friends and family, a super-cheap Christmas gift. And, did I mention super-cheap? It's $4. Other than pretty minimal printing costs, it's like the cheapest gift ever, besides gum. And gum is a LAME present, guys. Just sayin'.

Commence etsy listing text! And, if you're already convinced, buy it here!
Books make people smarter, it's a fact. I'm pretty sure that there is scientific evidence to prove it, AND that evidence is most likely located in a book. Bam.

And books are GREAT, but they are not free, and that is sad. But! Libraries exist! Which is awesome, because they let you read books for free! Unless you forget to take them back, and then books costs money again.

So I drew up this handy calendar to help you remember when to take your library books back, because that is a surprisingly hard thing to do, at least for me. Time moves forward, in a very logical and well-documented way, but somehow I manage to forget (or ignore) the consequences of it.

But ANYWAYS! Every month of this 2014 calendar has space for you to write in your library books (12-14 spots) with their due dates. You can also circle the due dates on the calendar to give yourself a visual reminder.

And, yep, I know, E-Readers exist. I have one. (I have two, actually. What a traitor.) But it doesn't mean you don't need the calendar! Just use the blank version of it as a record of the books you read. An heirloom, if you will, because without paper proof, how will your future (or present, I don't know,) grandchildren know you could read? Also, you can print two and keep a decoy calendar on your fridge that makes you look super-fancy, and keep the real one hidden away. I'm not here to judge.

Two versions of this calendar are available for you to download, the standard calendar as well as a blank version without the words "Due By", so that you are able write in your own text. This makes it possible to alter the calendar for many purposes, including recording books read or setting specific reading goals. Downloads for both calendars are included in this listing, so it's kinda like two for the price of one!

Also included is a completely customizable page of books with a single large space for you to fill up- perfect for any number of uses, like recording your favorite (or least favorite) books read during the year, or making up fictional titles for books you wish existed, or listing books you want to read in the future.

And if you are NOW convinced, it is still here. Woot!
But wait, you're saying, what's that about a giveaway? Welp, since I'm in the away-giving mood, and your duck names were all hilarious, I'm giving away 5 copies of the calendar, freesies. If you want the calendar now, you can go ahead and buy it, and if you win, I will refund your $4, I promise! I'll pick the 5 names and announce them on the 21st, and because I like to ask silly questions, we'll go with this: If you could alter the size of any wild animal and keep it as a pet, what would it be? Tiny hippo? Giant spider? (I reeeeeeeally hope it isn't giant spider.) Oh, and if you do the thing where you "like" or "share" or whatever on facebook, you'll be entered into the drawing, but twice more! Social media, I am harnessing it? Do so if you wish:
 Yay! I hope you win! No giant spiders!


Kathryn said...

I wish there were tame little foxes the size of a cat.

Elizabeth said...

I would love a pet pig that stayed tiny. But I don't want one that has been genetically altered to be little-- just one that is little by magic. No genetic engineering, just magic allowed.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh-great question. I think it would be fun if rabbits were as big as Labrador Retrievers. They would make good pets and it would be a hoot to watch them hop around the yard.

Jenny said...

i think a large snail would make for a good pet. although, they are creepy enough at their current calenders are cute!

Karrie S said...

I wouldn't alter the size, but I want to live at a sloth sanctuary like the one in Costa Rico. Maybe I would change them to baby size. And I want an octopus in an aquarium. (this could go on for days)

Alicia said...

My mother in law would keep a hippo. She is obsessed. I think a chow chow would be fun, just a little smaller.

Whit said...

hmm.. I think I would love a small giraffe. Baby giraffes are just too cute so I'd love to have one small forever and keep him as a pet!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

A tiny zebra would be nice!

Anonymous said...

I would like to have a tiny giraffe. Thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I would love to have a mini-sized eagle. Wouldn't that be great to have around your house? svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower so nice to learn about your OBC, clever idea! I have to tell you, one Christmas my son wouldn't give me any ideas of gifts he wanted. I think he got tired of me asking and said jokingly, "just get me a pack of gum." Well don't you know, as a gag gift I got him lots of different packs of gum. He had like 20 packs! We had a good laugh. For a small animal, I like Sherry's answer of an eagle. I'd also like a mini squirrel, but not in the same cage with the eagle, hehe.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.