Monday, September 03, 2007

Pay it Forward: Copper Crown



It's the beginning of another month, and that means it's time for another Pay It Forward Book Exchange! Overwhelmed with Joy started this fun trend last month. I plan to give away a book to one of my readers in the first week of every month until I run out of books. Here's how it is played:

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) All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave me a comment on this post. I'll draw names out of a hat on Saturday, September 8.

3) If you’re the lucky winner of the book giveaway and you have your own blog 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. If you're a non-blogger who has won the book, please consider donating the book to your local library or shelter after you're done with it.

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 Overwhelmed know so she can publish a post plugging your giveaway and directing readers your way!

The Pay It Forward Book Exchange is 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!

This month I am giving away Copper Crown by Lane von Herzen. I picked this book up on the share shelf at school last year and I loved it. Here's what I said about it in my blog review:
..."the writing is so beautiful it won me over quickly. The dialog and the descriptions of the landscape roll like a song. The characters are clear and tender. The truths here run deep and powerful. The author lays out a part of the heartbreaking, gut wrenching reality of America’s history. You will come away from this book a different person."
Here's what the publisher says on the cover:
“At its heart is the story of Cass and Allie, two young women – one white, one black – sharing a friendship amid the divisive and violent racism of rural 1913 Texas. But when a murder turns the town of Copper Crown into an inferno of lynching and riots, Cass and Allie make a startling decision – to strike out on their own in search of a life where a person’s heart, not race, is what counts.”

This is a really fabulous book. All you have to do to be in the drawing to win it is leave a comment on this post before Saturday, September 8!

20 comments:

Beckyb said...

Absolutely wonderful review - I would love to read that one!

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great book! This is a great idea! I don't have my own blog, but I'll convince my partner to put it out on hers if I win the drawing! Love this idea! Kari

Overwhelmed! said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! Please add my name to the hat for your drawing. :)

Thanks for participating in my September Pay It Forward Book Exchange by hosting your own giveaway. I’ve linked you in my post.

If you're interested in a chance at winning one of my 2 books, stop by and add your name to my Mr. Linky. :)

Heather.PNR said...

What a great idea--count me in!

happy mom said...

wow, I just got your link from heather johnson-mccormick, and I am already excited to be in this drawing if that's alright.

thanks, I will be back to check out more of your blog later.

Mo said...

I'm challenging myself to something quite similiar on my bookcrossing shelf - I've been giving away a book every month now, for almost a year...its so much fun to share our books, isn't it??

This is a great idea.

Paige said...

I would love to enter. I'll be giving away my own book as soon as I get it posted on my blog.

Karen said...

Great review, please count me in! I have one contest up and running through the 9th, and a new PIF going up later today:-)

cloudscome said...

Great! I am so glad to see you all are playing!

Jill said...

Sounds great, count me in!

Daphne said...

The book sounds great--please put me in your drawing. I have been inspired by your haiku and photos to do a haiku of my own on my blog: http://notarealplace.blogspot.com. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorie said...

This looks really good! Please enter me!

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Ooooh, how fun! I found you through This Woman's Work and I've been enjoying reading your reflections on parenthood and reading. I think you have my dream job. :)

I'm always looking for a good book and I love the idea of the Pay It Forward book share. If I'm not chosen, I'll look for Copper Crown through our public library - their online search function is so handy. Thanks!

Kathleen Marie said...

Please add my name. My books are posted as well. God Bless!

Mandy Leigh B. said...

I love this Pay It Forward thing! It is such a great idea to encourage people to read great books- and to share them!

Alexia said...

I read the review and this sounds like a really great book - please add my name to the giveaway!

April said...

Sounds like a great book!

lace said...

This book looks great.

How great do those figs look. I love figs. They are also great to look at.

~Kat~ said...

Oh what an interesting idea! I would love to be a giver and a getter :)

cloudscome said...

Thanks everyone for joining in! I am having my son do the drawing right now and I will post the winner shortly. Best of Luck to you all!