Sunday, October 07, 2007

Pay It Forward: Sugar Cage

This month's give away book is Sugar Cage by Connie May Fowler. This novel is set in 1945 in southern Florida. Inez Temple, a Haitian woman working as a hotel maid meets Rose and her new husband Charlie and their friends Junior and Eudora. Inez reads their future in the bottom of Rose's tea cup and finds the ominous prediction to be carried out in surprising ways over the next twenty years in their marriages, carriers and children. Read more reviews here and here.

I found this captivating novel on a book share shelf and I would love to pass it on to one you! I got the idea for this from Overwhelmed with Joy. 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 Sunday, October 14.

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 below 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!

So just leave me a comment if you'd like to be part of this month's drawing. Remember, you have until next Sunday, October 14!! And stop by Overwhelmed to see what other books are being given away this month.


Anonymous said...

Stopping by and saying hello! :)

I'll play along with this drawing. :) Thanks for offering this drawing. If I win, I'll pass it along via Freecycle!

Btw, I am going to have surgery on my ankle on Oct. 18th. I have severe arthritis and the cartilage is almost worn away from when I broke it 24 years ago! So, my time has been spent trying to figure out if I have am ready for this...books, magazines, movies to watch when I am immobile for 3 months! Plus, been finding more sheets/ towels (WHY would someone single need more than a few??) since I won't be able to get down th stairs for laundry very well!

I am looking forward to healing this pain!

Katia said...

I love the idea of sharing books that way. I will add that on my own blog. And "Sugar Cage" sounds like a great book. That said, seems to me that Joy will need the book more than I will, if she's going to be bed-bound for so long. If my name comes out of the hat, I'm happy to let her have it. Good luck, Joy, with the surgery, AND with the recovery.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

katia, that is so sweet of you!

Joy, I will say a prayer for you. I hope everything goes well with your surgery and you are up recovered again quickly! I hope you have some friends or family coming by to take care of you and make sure you have groceries, etc. I have some arthritis too and I know how painful it can be. Take good care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Huge props to Overwhelmed With Joy for hosting this exchange, I love it. Your book sounds like a great read, please count me in. Joy, my husband suffers from arthritis in his spine so I know the pain you are facing and I'll be praying for you and your surgeon!

Check out my giveaway at

Overwhelmed! said...

Hi there!

I’m not going to enter your drawing this time because I still have a stack of books to get through, but thanks for participating in my October Pay It Forward Book Exchange by hosting your own giveaway. I’ve had you linked in my post for some time now.

Cynthia said...

Saw you listed at Overwhelmed with Joy as having a book giveaway. I would love to be entered in your drawing. And plan to do one on my blog in the coming months.