Friday, April 8, 2011


I'm not sure how this idea will go over, but I wanted to start doing giveaways. Book giveaways.

Are you excited?

The thing is… I want to give away books I own. I love having tons of books, don't get me wrong. I love needing a new book to read and being able to find one on my shelf, though at times I'm embarrassed I haven't read everything I own.

But I also like having an uncluttered home, and I like the idea of not having 17 crates of books next time I move, and I like the idea of not having to buy another bookshelf because I've already filled five.

The books I'll give away have been reviewed by me, so you'll have an idea if you'll like the book or not. I'm not sure if I'll do one at a time or lumps of three or what, but I figured:

+ You would comment if you want the book.
+ Specify which book, if there are more than one title.
+ If you want to be entered for all of them, just say all. Or rank them in order of your preference.
+ If you're the only one who wants that book, it's yours! I'll ship it to ya!
+ Random number generator will pick winners if there is more than one comment per book.
+ If no one wants the book, I'll donate it to the library.

What do you think? Yes, they're used previously read books, but they're still FREE BOOKS shipped right to your door for the price of a comment. You'll be happy to have something new to read and own or pass along, and I'll be happy to thin out my shelves knowing someone will enjoy this book.

Let's give it a whirl! I have three books up today...
The Song is You by Arthur Phillips
Just to Watch Him Die edited by Caleb S. Cage (review is about halfway down the page, sorry!)
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Comments to win will be open until Wednesday April 13th!


  1. I think you have a good idea, you are aware that postage overseas is expensive? Have a great week-end and good luck with your giveaway. I myself have problems storing the 1000s of books I have....Used to be a book buyer and seller for B.Dalton...Ooo la la...Books love them!

  2. Giveaways are so much fun, and congrats on hosting your first. I'm excited to be here, because I'm your 100th follower! Yay! I love rolling someone's counter into triple digits.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Siv Maria - True, maybe I'll limit the countries next time, but might as well go all-out for the first!

    Nicole - Whoohoo, 100, thank you!

  4. Yes! Love this! Please enter me for The Year of Magical Thinking. I have been meaning to read it forever, and if it arrived free on my doorstep I think I finally would!

  5. What a great idea!!! And maybe some of the winners could do the same after they read the book.

  6. Oooh, please enter me for the Didion! I would *love* to read more of her work.

  7. What a great idea, Rasz! A book chain

  8. I too would love the Didion book. The Just to Watch Him Die anthology might be interesting too ... but based off your review, I say the giveaway needs to come with a by-Allison bookmark of which stories to check out and which you might want to avoid.

  9. #1. I just stumbled on this blog via your post on 6s and i love Love LOVE it!
    #2. I also LOVE the idea of giving away your books, I'm moving soon and I think I may do the same! Share the love.
    #3. I would love Love LOVE to read *The Song Is You*, so if it's not too late i'd like to be entered for that book!

    Happy Writing.


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