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Love Reading? You Can Win Some Schwag!


In May, UNC-TV launched The Great American Read, an eight-part series that “explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.”

These 100 novels where chosen through a national survey. You may have seen displays in indie bookstores such as Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill highlighting some of these titles. Libraries across the country, including the Chapel Hill Public Library, are hosting coinciding events.

As part of this celebration, UNC-TV Public Media is running a promotion to name “The Great American Reader of the Week.”

All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire about your favorite book for the chance to win some “sweet Great American Read swag from PBS!” Questions include what book you’re reading now and an invitation to talk about what you love most about reading.

To fill out the questionnaire, click here.

Through October 18, you also can vote for your favorite book from among the 100 novels chosen as part of The Great American Read.

You can vote using the voting app on The Great American Read website or by posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section.

So go ahead: you know you want to burn some time giving some love to your favorite books!

Curious how many of the 100 favorite books you’ve read? Download the PDF here.