Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Buy A Friend A Book Week

I never was much of a contest participant until I discovered that I could put my name into drawings for books. Sometimes I would actually win! Somehow I doubt I would ever be lucky enough to win a car or a house if I tried. Does anyone really ever win those types of contests? No one I know, at least.

Buy a Friend a Book Week comes around four times a year, which means your chances of winning a book from someone who holds a contest goes up. This month I decided to clear off some of those books sitting on my shelf that I no longer need to keep around and thought I would share the books with some of you. What better way to celebrate Buy a Friend a Book Week, than to give books away? Except one week doesn't seem like enough, does it? I didn't think so either. During the month of April, I will be holding drawings each week beginning today.

This week's giveaway (books are used, read once each):

Are you in the mood for a romantic suspense novel? The Cove is the first in Catherine Coulter's FBI series.

Or are you more in the mood for a tale about a writer, an actor/playwright and an angel whose stories collide in unexpected ways over the course of history? Then perhaps you would be interested in Steve Stern's The Angel of Forgetfulness. Warning: This book was nibbled on by my darling cat. Several pages have his little teeth marks on them in the top middle section, including some with tiny holes (two teeth marks per afflicted page). The book is still readable and in good condition otherwise.

Entering is simple and the drawings are open to everyone. Here are the rules:
  • Please leave a comment with the title of the book you are interested in winning. You may request both books but will only be able to win one.
  • Mention this little contest on your blog or website and receive an extra entry for the book(s) you are interested in.
  • Entries must be received no later than midnight on Saturday, April 5, 2008 (PDT).
  • Drawing will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at which time the winners will be announced.
Good luck everyone and be sure and stay tuned for next week's giveaways!

I am not the only one hosting book giveaways this week.

Nymeth is not only celebrating her first year blog anniversary, but she is also giving away books this week. Take a look!

Dewey of The Hidden Side of a Leaf will be celebrating the first anniversary of her blog on the 13th of this month. She's also having a little contest in honor of BAFAB Week. Be sure and stop by to enter.

Jaimie over at Bell Literary Reflections is having a book giveaway, which you can find here, and make sure you find your way over to Jenclair's, A Garden Carried in the Pocket, to enter her contest as well.

Andi is giving away a copy of Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry over at Andi Lit if you are interested in trying for that one.

And it doesn't stop there!

Chris from Book-a-rama is offering a chance to win a book on her blog.

Over at In Spring it is the Dawn, Tanabata is offering to giveaway three books.

Kicking off the start of her blog, Amy of Park-Avenue Princess, is hosting her own giveaway as well. Take a look and offer her a big welcome to the blogging community.

Did you think that was all? Not quite . . .

Check out Eva's contest at A Striped Armchair.

Ready When You Are, C.B. is also joining in on the fun.

Trish over at Hey Lady! Whathca Readin'? could not resist having a giveaway of her own.

Be sure and drop in and see what is in the offering. You might just win!


  1. Give me some cat nibble love!
    Please enter me for The Angel of Forgetfulness. I love the cover, even with holes in it!

  2. Please put me down for Angel of Forgetfulness, too. Great giveaway!

  3. I like Coulter! Consider me for that! I have blogged about it here!

  4. Hi Wendy! I'm Very new to blogging and I found your name over on my friend Trish's blog (Hey Lady whatcha' reading?) and I wanted to stop by and say HI! Love your blog! Although my blog is new, I too am having a contest this week. If you stop by and link me, you get two entries! Mine is for BYFAB week also and because of my new friends in this great little "book blogging community", I'm giving away the title of your choice! So, stop by if you can! Oh, and I would like either of these titles, I'll let you pick for me. : )

    This will not be the last time I come by. I'll talk with you soon!

    Your new friend,

  5. I'm in for Angel of Forgetfulness! What fun to find all of these give aways!

  6. I've mentioned you and posted my own contest here:


    I'd like An Angel of Forgetfulness.

  7. Entering for "The Cove"....thank you!!

  8. Can you put me down for The Angel of Forgetfulness please. I will put up a link on my blog now. Thanks.

  9. Angel of Forgetfulness sounds great! I'll link to your giveaway today. :)

  10. Please put me in for The Angel of Forgetfulness. I've just posted about your giveaway. Thanks for doing this!

  11. I'd like The Cove.


  12. Wendy? I just wanted to let you know that you're linked to my contest as well! Thank YOU so much! I LOVE the blog! : )

  13. Thanks for the link Wendy! I have you down for three entries per book. Please put me down for The Angel of Forgetfulness!

  14. I'd love to win The Angel of Forgetfulness! I love that your cat nibbled it.

  15. I love Catherine Coulter! Please enter me for her book.

  16. I haven't read either. Hmmmm...I'm easy!! The Angel of Forgetfulness??

  17. Hi, Can you put me in for THE ANGEL OF FORGETFULNESS ? I am givig away 3 Japanese authors books

  18. Cool! I'd love to be entered for both books! Thanks so much

  19. I'd love to be entered for The Angel of Forgetfulness. Thanks for the giveaway!
    skrishna1183 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  20. I would love to win the Cove. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  21. Sign me up for The Angel of Forgetfulness--sounds very interesting (and oh what's a little cat nip here and there). Thanks! Hopefully in the next day or two I'll be able to post a blog with the giveaways...hopefully!

  22. Wow! I hadn't expected such a response! Thank you everyone for entering (and those who might later).

  23. Here I am, too, thanks for the giveaway, and I'd love Angel of Forgetfulness. Linking to your post on my blog today.

  24. These are delightfully fun book giveaway contests! Please enter me in
    your drawing for "Angel of Forgetfullness!" Many thanks, Cindi

  25. I think the entire BAFAB thing is really cool. It reminds me of the game 24 questions but this is truly unique.
    Just something i cant resist sharing icoz its got me super-excited is this series of books i've been reading. . The books i am refferring to are The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. They are simply fantastic and caught me awestruck at the man's creativity and imagination.
    AND NOW, Disney and Walden are coming up with the latest Narnia movie-Prince Caspian, this May 16th!!! It promises to be awesome by the looks of the trailor. Watch the trailor here- http://www.disney.in
    It'll entrall you for sure!

  26. Please enter me in your drawing!


  27. Wonderful giveaway which is delightful. The Angel of Forgetfulness would be great. Thanks.

  28. What a great idea for a contest, count me in for either copies! tWarner419@aol.com

  29. Please enter me in your drawings..thank you...b4Jesus2@gmail.com

  30. The Angel of Forgetfulness would be great. Thanks so much. Lovely blog.

  31. Thanks for having a giveaway. I am interested in The Cove. And I posted a link about your giveaway on my blog: http://trishtheconqueror.wordpress.com/

  32. lovely! would be pleasd to have Coulter's book. If ever, it will be a first time to read her. :)

    pls. enter me. :)

    i am thinking of participating in BAFAB this coming July. I still have to check my growing pile of TBR and thinking which to give away. :) thanks for the idea.


  33. Hey Wendy! I hope I'm still able to participate in this draw. I'm hoping to win a copy of Steve Stern's The Angel of Forgetfulness. :)


  34. Thank you again everyone for entering. I apologize for not answering you all individually. I've collected all your names and will be holding the drawings soon. I will announce the winner tomorrow along with my Sunday Salon post. Thank you also to all those who mentioned the drawings on their blogs! Good luck everyone!

  35. Please put my name in the hat for the book with cat bites - The Angel of Forgetfulness. Thanks, Wendy.

  36. Hi Wendy, I'd love to try for the kitty-bitten book "The Angel of Forgetfulness". I hope I'm still on time... :)


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