Updated with least effort on your part!
I WANT TO SEND YOU BOOKS.
Birthdays make me uncomfortable for some reason so I usually hide them from the world. Also, on a birthday, I prefer to give things rather than receive them. So happy birthday to me.
I went through the most recent 'great books', 'recommend me a book', 'what are you reading' threads here and counted up the titles, ranked 'em, and compiled a list: the choice of a new Hubski generation.
The entire list: some sixty-odd books – a few too many for my plan – so I restricted things to the top eight titles.
I want to send 'em to Hubski folk. Then when they finishes 'em, I'd like him or her to write their name and a tiny message in the book and send that book on to another Hubskier. A physical, literary, postal echo of the Hubski logo.
So if you want to participate, throw in a reply here with a tale from your life illustrating a moment when reading and literature touched you deeply.
The eight with the most up-clockwised hubspokes get books.
Let's keep this open until Friday 9th, Midnight GMT, then count the spokes.
Edited for clarity after KB's comments.
USPS Media Mail will let you send a book anywhere in the US for around $2.50, International seems to be $8-9.
UK Royal Mail will send a book to the US for £3.65 ($5) or UK for £1.17