Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Pay It Forward Book Exchange: Dillard


Last month the blog Overwhelmed With Joy launched her Pay It Forward book exchange idea. Here is how she describes it:

"Most all of us love to read and get “new-to-us” books, right? And if you’re anything like me, you love winning things (what a rush), not to mention getting fun stuff in the mail! So here’s what this book exchange is all about:

1) Once a month I'll pick a book to give away to one lucky reader (you don’t have to have a blog to enter). It may be a book that I’ve purchased new or used, or it may be a book that someone has shared with me that I really like. It’ll probably be a paperback, just to make things easier, but no guarantees.

2) Details on how you can enter to win will be listed below.

3) If you’re the lucky winner of the book giveaway I ask that you, in turn, host a drawing to give that book away for free to one of your readers, after you’ve had a chance to read it (let’s say, within a month after you’ve received the book). If you mail the book out using the media/book rate that the post office offers it’s pretty inexpensive.

*Edited to add: Caroline at Food for Thought modified this rule. If you aren't a blogger or don't want to do a giveaway on your blog you can just donate the book to a library or pass it on in any way you like. The idea is to Pay it Forward.

4) If you’re really motivated and want to host your own “Pay It Forward” giveaway at any time, feel free to grab the button above to use on your own blog. Just let her know so she can publish a post plugging your giveaway and directing readers your way!

So there you have it, the Pay It Forward Book Exchange, designed to encourage people to read, to share good books, to possibly get you out of your reading comfort zone, and to get fun stuff in the mail instead of just bills!"
I love this idea so much I have to join in. This week I'll be giving away a paperback copy of Annie Dillard's The Living. This novel tells the story of several families settling in the American Northwest in end of the 19th century. Dillard is one of my favorite writers and this novel is a treat! All you have to do is leave me a comment that you want to join the Pay it Forward Book Exchange and agree to the rules set out above. I'll do the drawing for the lucky winner on Friday, August 10 at noon. Let's have some fun!

15 comments:

Overwhelmed! said...

Hooray, you're hosting a PIF Book Exchange giveaway! That's fantastic. :) I've just linked you in my post. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Thanks for entering my second Pay It Forward Book Exchange! I’ll throw your name in the hat for “The Road” that I’m giving away.

Check back on Saturday morning when I’ll draw and announce the winner!

Kelly said...

Cloudscome: this is such an awesome idea and a great way to send books out into the world. I'm in!

Beckyb said...

I LOVE the idea too - what fun!! Never read this one either - sounds good!! Now I want to do one too!!!

Caroline said...

What a wonderful idea! Please enter me (I love Dillard, but I've never read her fiction).
I'm going to host a giveaway on my blog, too.

cloudscome said...

Oh Goodie! I am so glad you are all playing. I love the idea of donating the book to a library or just passing it on to a friend if you don't blog or don't want to do the drawing in your blog. Thanks for adding that Caroline! The idea is just to pass it on...

Libby said...

I'll play, too! Please enter me in the Dillard drawing; and I'll be giving away a book on my children's lit blog (tortoiselessons.blogspot.com), too.

Joyful Days said...

Sounds like I would enjoy that book too!! Please enter my name.

I'm giving away a book too this week and plan do have more giveaways too.

Thanks

Heather.PNR said...

What a great idea! Count me in.

AMY said...

I love this idea. Count me in too.

kris at Paradise Found said...

Count me in!

lace said...

This sounds like a great book. Please enter me. I have never read any books by this author. But I just finished a book about the gold rush and that made me want to read more books similar to that.

cloudscome said...

What a great response! Thanks for playing everyone. I'll have my boys draw one name from a hat around noon today. Anyone else that wants to play, jump in quick!

Paige said...

Is it too late to be entered? If not, I'd love to play along.

ru4real said...

I love the "Pay It Forward" Book Exchange! Count me in too.

cloudscome said...

Paige I put you in the drawing but ru4real I am sorry I already did it before you commented. The winner is beckyb! Come back next month on the first and I will do another book give away. This is too fun!