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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday Salon: BAFAB Week Giveaway

It was another rainy Sunday here but I didn't get as much reading in as I would've liked. The story of my life it seems. I did finish Farewell to Manzanar in the morning though, and then started Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, which I'm enjoying so far. This week I posted reviews of The Tenderness of Wolves and The Scortas' Sun, both of which I enjoyed a lot for their strong settings.

But I'm going to keep it short this week because it's time once again for Buy a Friend a Book Week. This time, inspired by one of Stone Soup's Monday giveaways, I'm going to offer up my 're-homing pile'. These are the books that I don't plan to keep and that are currently living in a box near my desk waiting to be re-homed.
To enter, leave a comment on this post by Saturday, with the title of the book that you'd like to win. For two entries, blog about BAFAB Week and my giveaway, and then don't forget to come back and let me know that you have. I'll draw two names next Sunday. If by strange coincidence the two people drawn have chosen the same book, the first name out of the hat will get it and the second will have a chance to choose another from the pile.
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FYI: Moon Palace, Psalm at Journey's End, The Handmaid's Tale, Vendetta, and An Equal Music are registered at Bookcrossing.
P.S. Giveaway open to anyone who can receive mail! :)

I'm very behind on blog reading but I'll be posting about other BAFAB giveaways here as I come across them, so let me know if you're giving books away this week as well.

Other giveaways:
S. Krishna's Books - a copy of The Beach House by Jane Green (US & Canada)
Temple Library Reviews - a copy of Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis
Juxtabook - a copy of The Road to Haworth with some postcards from the Bronte Parsonage Museum Shop.
Books4all - a surprise book, the only clue is that it's a recent paperback novel!
Oxford reader - a Virago Modern Classic birthday edition
In the Shadow of Mt. TBR - a $20 Borders Gift Card
Stone Soup - a copy of any book she's mentioned on her blog.
Welcome to My World of Dreams - a $20 Amazon gift certificate
Lori's Reading Corner - a copy of The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
The Hidden Side of a Leaf - five future books (she explains what that means on the post)

44 comments:

  1. What an awesome pile of books! Count me in for either one of the Margaret Atwoord books or fo the Joyce Carol Oates.

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  2. What a great idea! I'd love to receive the Annie Proulx novel, or the Bill Bryson book.

    I'll blog about you in a moment.

    P.S. I love BookCrossing!

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  3. I'd love to be entered the Elizabeth Berg! Incidentally, I'm doing a giveaway for The Beach House by Jane Green, please stop by and enter if you're interested! Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com/2008/06/beach-house-giveaway.html

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  4. Oh, I am having a giveaway and need help promoting. Can you link it up?
    Please, please, please?

    http://templelibraryreviews.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaway-black-magic-woman-by-justin.html

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  5. I've blogged about the contest. I'd like to be entered for a chance to win Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

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  6. Cool! I was referred to your site by Becky @ blbooks. I'd like to put my dibs in for the Jodi Picoult or Annie Proulx book. Thanks!

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  7. Hi again. I wanted to let you know I'm pimping your book give away on my book blog. Hope it sends more traffic your way!

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  8. Thanks for this great choice. I would love the Bill Bryson book.

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  9. Look at all those lovely books! Please enter me and I'd take any of the Dibdin books.

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  10. Love those books. It would be great to read Medusa by Michael Dibdin. Thanks so much. This would be a keeper since he died.

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  11. I would love to win The Way The Crow Flies! I loved Fall On Your Knees.

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  12. What a lovely selection. May I join in please for the A. L. Kennedy? Thank you.

    I am running two draws myself on Juxtabook http://juxtabook.typepad.com/books/2008/06/buy-a-friend-a.html and Books4All http://ibooknet-books4all.blogspot.com/2008/06/bafab-week-competition.html

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  13. I would love a chance to win a copy of Vernon God Little.

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  14. Hello! This is a great idea! I've only just found you, but if it's not too cheeky, I'd like to join for 'The Notebook'.

    I'm running a draw too, so come put your name down :-)

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  15. Howdy!

    I'd love to win Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.

    Thanks!

    ~Popin

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  16. I couldn't find a thing about Roxanne Slade. Can you tell me what that's about? Just curious! I've read quite a few of those titles. I don't know why that surprises me. I'm going to dash off to read about Surfacing because I must have missed your review.

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  17. Great way to recycle your books, Nat! You can put me (us - my husband would love it!) down for the Bryson linguistics book. Now to go see what I can give away.

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  18. Very cool! Thank you :) I've been wanting to read Pompeii. Thanks!

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  19. I've been meaning to read several on your pile, namely: The Shipping News, Surfacing, and Fahrenheit by Bradbury. I'd dearly love the Bradbury if you'd throw my name into your hat. Thanks, Tanabata!

    Plus, I'll keep you posted on After Dark. It's SO wonderful!!!

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  20. What a great giveaway! I mentioned it here. I'd like to be entered for either The Handmaid's Tale or the Bill Bryson book. Thank you :)

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  21. wow..a very good collection. I would love to win either Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult or Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  22. Jodi Picoult- Plain Truth

    I LOVE her books. haha. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you. =)

    Carmen T
    carmenalexistsang@gmail.com

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  23. I'd like to be in the running for The Mother Tongue, please! :)

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  24. Hi guys. Thanks for entering my giveaway. If you see your post here then consider yourself entered.

    And I've got the following down for 2 entries (by blogging about the giveaway):

    Monica
    Becky
    Bobbi
    Juxtabook
    Nymeth

    Let me know if I've missed anyone. Thanks.

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  25. Nancy- Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I have to admit I don't remember much about the book but here's a link to my review of it. And here's a link to the book at Amazon where you can read more about it and the reviews. Hope that helps.

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  26. I found you via Nymeth's blog. Please include me in the drawing. I'd love to have The Shipping News. Thanks!

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  27. Hey put my name in the hat! I think I would like either Paul Auster or Ray Brabury!

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  28. Thanks! I realized I was spelling Roxanna wrong, just after I asked. Amazon made it sound fabulous, but I'll trust your opinion. :)

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  29. I just announced my winner and boy was it fun. I'd love to enter your contest :0

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  30. Nat,

    Since you asked . . . okay, go ahead and enter me for Roxanna. You really had to twist my arm there, eh? LOL

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  31. I'd like Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. Otherwise, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwoog.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    I'll blog about it soon.

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  32. I blogged about your contest here:
    http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/buy-friend-book-week.html

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  33. Ooh, I'd love to win Fahrenheit 451 or the Joyce Carol Oates! Thanks!

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  34. Hi there! I came across your blog by chance today and I'd like to be entered in your book giveaway, please. :) I'm interested in The Way The Crow Flies.

    I've also blogged about BAFAB and your book giveaway here. Thanks!

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  35. Thanks for the fantastic contest, if I am lucky enough to win, I would love either Plain Truth or Every Secret Thing.

    I've blogged you here:

    http://melsysplace.blogspot.com/2008/06/book-giveaways.html

    Thanks again!!! :)

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  36. Hi! Love the way you're finding new "loved" homes for your books - gives me an idea what to do with mine too.

    My heart ached thinking that I might have to send them to the recyclers when we moved house! And it was so hard to find book lovers who'd appreciate them...

    Oops, sorry for the long tale. I'd love "The Mother Tongue"! But if that's taken, either "The Notebook" or "Little Women" would be lovely too :)

    Will blog about your giveaway soon...

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  37. I'd like to be entered for The Way the Crow Flies. Thanks!

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  38. I'd like to enter for fahrenheit 451 please :)
    thanks !
    also, I absolutely love pictures of books in piles like this. Don't know why, it's just lovely!

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  39. Bill Bryson please!

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  40. Enter me please! I'll give a list, in case I am chosen number 2. :)

    1. Plain Truth
    2. A Wrinkle in Time
    and just for fun
    3. Little Women

    Thanks!
    ~Meredith
    rosesaremyfavorite@hotmail.com

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  41. hi! that was a lovely pile of books you have there. :)

    i am interested to have a copy of the Shipping News by Proulx.

    if you're sending international, do toss my name in the hat, please :)

    ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. Did I manage to enter in time? I am jumping in on this one because I really would love "Little Women" to give to my daughter, I think she'd love it!

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  43. OK, last call, the draw will be held in just a few hours.
    So far I have the following in for 2 entries:

    Monica
    Becky
    Bobbi
    Juxtabook
    Popin
    Nymeth
    Dewey
    Lori
    Alessandra
    Josette
    Melsy626

    You've got a little bit of time to let me know if I've missed anyone.

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  44. I would like to win THEM by Joyce Carol Oates! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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