Monday, April 02, 2007
Buy A Friend a Book Week!
Do you ever get a craving for a particular kind of food? Chocolate perhaps? Maybe a salty snack? A heaping plate of spaghetti? How about a craving to buy a new book? It usually comes with an urge to drop by the local bookstore when your in the neighborhood (it doesn't matter that there's a post office closer to your home or that the bookstore is on the other side of town. The definition of a neighborhood can be relative).
It just so happens that this week is Buy a Friend a Book Week , and what better way to get my book buying fix than to buy a book for someone else? With my overflowing TBR room, a husband who bites his tongue but gives me a suspicious look every time he walks into the TBR room, and the goal (which I'm failing miserably if only because more go in than come out) to clear out some of those books by reading them, this seems like a good alternative. I will satisfy my craving to buy a book and have the satisfaction of giving another reader some pleasure.
Reading through some of the participants' blogs who are having contests to giveaway books, there are a variety of great ideas out there, from giving away books from their own shelves to offering to buy a book of the winner's choice. I have plenty of books I could offer up, but would anyone want them? I imagine so. Well, maybe. The question would then become: am I ready to part with them? That is the dilemma. Of course, that won't settle my itch to buy a book, will it?
In honor of Buy a Friend a Book Week, I am going to join in on the fun and hold a drawing. The winner can select a book of their choice that is no more than $15. All I ask is that it be a book that is relatively easy to get a hold of (no out of print or obscure books, please--I'm not that talented at searching out hidden treasure).
One other catch. Not that requiring this is a good idea any way you look at it considering my already extensive personal library; if you want to participate and take a chance at winning, please leave a comment with a recommendation for a book you think I (or anyone who might be looking for a recommendation) might like to read. This does not have to be the book you may hope to receive if you win.
The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007, so I ask that you post a comment to enter no later than midnight on Friday, April 6, 2007 (PDT).
Note: The drawing is not limited to the USA (thanks goes to Kailana for introducing me to The Book Depository).