Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pay It Forward January 2008

First let me apologize for not announcing the winner of my December drawing. It is one of the things that got lost in the holiday madness over here. I was offering my copy of Isabel Allende's The Stories of Eve Luna. This morning I pulled a name from my Kikombe cha umoja and guess what? Karen won!! Congratulations Karen! Send me your snail mail and I'll drop the book in the mail to you.

I am going to get a jump on January by offering my new Pay It Forward contest right now. I have a three book paperback set of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of the Island up for grabs. It's still in shrink wrap and never been read. I was going to give it to my niece for Christmas but then I remembered my sisters loves these books and already has several copies.

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 Saturday, January 5!!

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 a book away for free to one of your readers. If you're a non-blogger who has won the book, please consider donating a 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 Saturday, January 5!! And stop by Overwhelmed to see what other books are being given away this month.


Becky said...

What a great thing to give away. I love those books. :) I haven't read them in ages.

Heather said...

Oh, I have such nostalgic memories of those books.

Vivian Mahoney said...

What a great idea! I'll have to do another book giveaway soon, too!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a great idea! Consider me interested! :)