Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pay It Forward: The Splendor of Silence

This month for my Pay It Forward Book Exchange I am offering The Splendor of Silence by Indu Sundaresan. I reviewed this book in a September post, as part of the MotherTalk blog tour. It is a fascinating page turner about an Indian American woman named Olivia. She receives a mysterious trunk from her deceased mother's family just a few days after her father's death. As she unpacks the trunk she finds a long letter telling her the story of her parent's love affair in 1942. Read more by clicking on this link to my post here, which includes links to other book reviews.

This is a review copy of the book, so if you are the winner in my drawing I request that you pass it on to another reader without cost. If you don't have a blog or participate in Pay It Forward Book Exchanges please donate it to a library or another free book exchange.

Here's a summary of the exchange: 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 Wednesday, November 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 Wednesday, November 14!! And stop by Overwhelmed to see what other books are being given away this month.


Overwhelmed! said...

I already have a stack of books to get through and I really should pass on entering for this giveaway but I read your review of this book and it sounds too good to pass up. Please enter me in your drawing!

I've got you linked up in my November PIF Book Exchange post! Thanks for hosting a giveaway of your own!

Color Online said...


I love Pay It Forward. I have done some version of it over the years. Thanks for hosting this. I currently am pretty busy giving away books through other activities at Color Online and the community library where I volunteer so I'll stick with being a participant who'll gladly Pay It Forward.
Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up. This book looks like a wonderful read. Thanks.

Cynthia said...

Please enter me for the drawing!

Mrs. G. said...

If there is a book involved, I'm in.

Anonymous said...

I'd really love to enter your contest. It looks like a beautiful book.

Anonymous said...

This looks really interesting. I would love to win it.

Heather said...

This one is too tempting to pass up.

tanita✿davis said...

The book sounds fascinating, but since I'm in the UK, I won't sign up -- I'm just putting it on my 'find it eventually' reading list!

Kathie said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the giveaway. Blessings from Costa Rica

jubilee said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Please enter me in your drawing.

Karen said...

Sounds quite interesting, please count me in, thanks!

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Angela said...

This book sounds fabulous! Im always after a new read.. so sign me up!

robynl said...

A wonderful sounding story that I'd love to win and then donate to my local library.

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