Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pay it Forward Book Exchange--September

Last month I gave away Looking for Alaska--so this month, in honor of John Green's visit to Virginia later this month, I'll give away his other YA novel, An Abundance of Katherines. Katherines is a fabulous novel about an ex-child-prodigy and his quest to develop a formula to predict how relationships will end. It's terrific--you'll love it. And you can have a free copy, if you leave me a comment. How great is that?

For those of you who weren't paying attention last month, here are the details on the Pay It Forward Book Exchange, as originally described by Overwhelmed with Joy (whose idea it was):

Most all of us love to read and get “new-to-us” books, right? And if you’re anything like me, you love winning things (what a rush), not to mention getting fun stuff in the mail! So here’s what this book exchange is all about:

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) Details on how you can enter to win will be listed below.

3) If you’re the lucky winner of the book giveaway and you have your own blog I ask that you, 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 above to use on your own blog. Just let me [that would be Overwhelmed] know so I can publish a post on my blog plugging your giveaway and directing my readers your way!

OK, so--if you want An Abundance of Katherines, drop me a note by September 18, and I'll randomly select one lucky winner.

OH! And I seem to keep forgetting to post this, but John Green will be speaking at the University of Richmond's Keller Hall on Thursday, September 27, at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public--so come and hear him speak!


  1. I'd like to be entered in for your drawing.

    I've linked you in my Sept PIF post. :)

  2. I would love to enter! Thanks!

  3. The title sounds intriguing enough. Count me in! thanks.

  4. Wow- wouldn't it be useful to be able to (correctly) predict how a relationship will end? Please enter me in the drawing! Thank you for having the contest!

  5. I like the premise of the story. fresh and witty!

  6. It sounds like a book that would catch me emotionally and I probably wouldn't want to put down if I started.

  7. I'd like to be entered into the drawing!

    I'm also hosting a PIF on my blog, too. :)

  8. Hi!
    I would love to enter.

  9. Oh, I'd like to be entered into the drawing, thanks!

  10. What an interesting-looking book! Please enter me! And thanks for your generosity!