Monday, June 30, 2008

It's That Time Again

It's time for Buy A Friend a Book Week. Well, actually, tomorrow is the start of the first week in July, but I'm getting a head-start (and I'm not the only one!) Blatantly stolen from the main site: Celebrating BAFAB is easy. Just get yourself to a real-life or virtual book store during Buy a Friend a Book Week (the first weeks of January, April, July, and October) and, well, buy a friend a book! But here's the fun part: you can't buy your friend a book because it's their birthday or they just graduated or got engaged or had a baby or anything else. You have to give them a book for no good reason. In fact, this present out of the blue from you should shock the pants off of whomever you decide to give it to. And it'll make them happy. And that's the point: promote reading, promote friendships. chanel handbags Just make sure to let them know about Buy a Friend a Book Week, so they can spread the joy in turn.

I always like celebrating this week by having a contest and this week is no exception. All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me you want to be entered into the drawing and one of you will win a free book of your choice (up to a $20 value). How easy is that? I'll have the drawing on Saturday, July 5.

Also, check out the contest Karen is having. If you are running a contest for BAFAB Week, let me know and I'll include your link as well.

Win a FREE book at writefromkaren.com

EDITED TO ADD THE LINKS BELOW

Juliet is giving away a copy of Harpole & Foxberrow, General Publishers by J.L. Carr.

Juxtabook is giving away a copy of The Road to Haworth

In another contest, he's also giving away a gently read paperback.






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1. What’s the last thing you grab before you run out of the door in the morning? Are you pretty good at being on time? Or do you constantly run behind? If/when you’re late, what is usually the reason(s)? My pocketbook and camera. I never go anywhere without my camera. And.. I hate being late. I would rather not go someplace than be late. If I AM late, it's usually because I'm having to wait on someone... or that I forgot something and had to come back and get it (normally my sunglasses).

2. What is the last thing you bought from a vending machine? Where were you? How much did you spend? Do you use vending machines very often? Hmmm.. probably a diet coke, but I can't remember when the last time was. Obviously, I don't buy things from vending machines very often!

3. What does the hand-soap in your bathroom smell of? What color are your bathroom walls? What color are your guest towels? What sort of decor, or theme, do you have in your bathroom? (Post a picture if you dare!) MY bathroom is in a transitional state and the color of the walls is sheetrock. Yep.. no paint. It WILL be a light peach once we get to that part. Theme: Early American remodeling.

4. What three words do you think of when someone says ‘body’? "and soul"; "image"; "hair"... I know, technically that's more than three words... sue me.

30 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Missed BAFABW again... and too tired to do something about it. Ah well...

LOL... "Early American Remodeling"...

*snort*

Juliet said...

Hi - don't know if BAFABW draws in the UK count, but I'm having one over at http://julietdoyle.blogspot.com/2008/06/buy-friend-book-week-prize-draw.html

Deborah said...

yay please enter me!

Dru said...

Hmm, I know the perfect person to give a book to.

Enter me in your contest.

Have a good Monday.

david santos said...

Hello, Judy!
Happy week

traveler said...

What a great and lovely idea. I would be interested and give this book to a dear friend. Thanks for this giveaway.

Pamk said...

wow great prize. pleaae enter me in this drawing.

skrishna said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

I would love to enter your draw!

Briana said...

Pick me, Pick Me!!!! LOVE LOVE to read. Pick me!! Thanks to the LASR site I have a huge TBR wish list.

Julie said...

No, pick me!!! Please enter me:)

books-a-lishious said...

thanks for doing this!i'd love to win a book!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest. Thank you. =)

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang@gmail.com

gautami tripathy said...

Count me in!

lorisreadingcorner said...

I just announced my winner on my blog and it was a lot of fun. I'd love to enter yours.

tanabata said...

I'd love to be entered for a chance to win. I also have a BAFAB giveaway, if you're interested.

pearl said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. Would give this to my sister who would appreciate it greatly.

ellie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for this chance. My friend would appreciate this gesture.

anne said...

A great contest and thanks. My mother would love this.

Alessandra said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you for this opportunity!

wordlily said...

I'd love to win a book! Thanks! :)

PopinFresh said...

Please enter me into the contest!

Thanks

~ Popin

mee said...

Enter mee :)

tracy said...

Thanks so much!!:)
bookroomreviews@hotmail.com

Melsy626 said...

Thanks so much for the great contest, I would love to be entered!!!! :)

My email is in my profile!!! :)

Josette said...

Please count me in! Thanks.

josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

3M said...

I'd love to be entered!
3m.michelle at gmail

thekea said...

I hope I'm not too late! Enter me! :D

Meredith said...

If you haven't chosen a winner yet, enter me for the contest!

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite@hotmail.com

Ivan Girl said...

hi! i'm thinking of doing my own BAFAB. I wonder if I'm too late now? :)

love to join your giveaway, by the way.

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

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