Sunday, July 15, 2007

BAFABW is Back

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... and I nearly missed it! If you aren't familiar with Buy A Friend a Book Week, it's a great opportunity to promote reading and build good karma by buying a friend a book. For the long version, go here.

What with being SO busy getting ready for vacation last week and then BEING on vacation this week, I was about to let one of my favorite events get right away from me. SOOOOO.. better late than never, right? And, because I'm such a sweet, wonderful blogfriend, I'm going to take it upon myself to extend BAFABW for an additional week (also, because with BAFABW coming on a holiday week, a lot of people are away and I want everyone to get a chance to play).

I normally do two things during this time. One, I literally buy a friend a book. So far this year, Lianne and Marianne have been surprised with a book for no good reason. Who will be the lucky recipient this time? That would be telling! So.... until it happens, you'll have to wait. Two, I have a contest. And, this time is no exception. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. I'm asking you do one thing special this time. In your comment, tell me what you think my next "must read" book should be and why. That's it. One name will be randomly drawn and will receive their choice of book (up to a $20 value) from Amazon. For my international readers, I'll send you a $20 gift certificate from Amazon.

Now.. get busy commenting. I'm looking forward to getting some great ideas for summer reads!

Also, go by Karen's and Marianne's sites to enter their contests.

12 comments:

aBookworm said...

My pick of your next must-read is Monica Pradhan's The Hindi Bindi Club. It's a story about mothers and daughters trying to hold on to their Indian heritage while embracing the American culture. Past and present clash interestingly to provide lots of love, laughter and tears. Food plays a big role in the story and what takes it beyond the mundane is that the author has included recipes at the end of each chapter! I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Lianne said...

Your next book should be Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. I know like Scotland, so you'll love this book. It's about a WW2 nurse who, just after the war is over, is vacationing in Inverness, Scotland. She discovers some standing stones on a hill, touches one, and is pulled back in time to 1743. It's not your typical romance, but it is absolutely the most gripping love story I've ever read. Filled with historically acurate adventure, betrayal and yes, steamy romance, this book will be one you won't be able to put down.

Carol said...

My pick for you would be Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns". The book is about Afghanistan in the wider sense, but in reality it is about the plight of these two women in particular and the unlikely friendship that they form. I was so enthralled - it did not take me long to read it. You go through so many emotions while reading it - it is just an amazing book!

Gay said...

I have no idea what your tastes run to, but I know that one of my favorite books is Isabelle Allende's version oc Zorro. She tells the story with a twist, and you don't learn who the narrator is until the very end. Romance, adventure, and yearning for a better world... a beautiful story from a fine story teller. I loaned my original copy out, couldn't remember who I'd given it to, and bought another copy because I wanted to reread it.

Kymberlie R. McGuire said...

I just have to second Outlander since it's one of my favorite books ever. It's awesome.

Recommending another series, you can't go wrong with the books in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series. They are very fast reads, but I love them.

Callista said...

Your next book should be Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives by Rose Weits. I think you should read more non-fiction and this book is VERY interesting. You can see my review here: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2004/10/rapunzels-daughters-what-womens-hair.html

(oh and I linked to your contest)

EnnaVic said...

My pick would be a Kiwi book - "Mr. Pip" by Lloyd Jones because it is fast becoming a classic and is a great read. It is a coming of age novel with a difference and to be fair I have to add that it has had mixed reviews though, but Jones won the Commonwealth Writers Prize last year so it does have some kudos other than my recommendation. Here is the link on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Mister-Pip-Lloyd-Jones/dp/0385341067/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-6932013-0958263?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1183692068&sr=8-1

3M said...

You should read Stardust by Neil Gaiman before the movie comes out.

CDPJ said...

Hi! I have a butt load of books waiting for me to read them, so I really don't need another one, but if you haven't already read it, you should check out The Space Between Us. It's a fantastic character study!

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Kate said...

The Thornbirds or East of Eden are my summer classics. They're also ones you've probably read but I enjoy going back to them again and again!

Mert said...

Unfortunately I don't read as much as I used to but I love Jennifer Crusie. Last year I read Faking It and LOVED it! It's hilarious, it's a mystery, and it has romance. It's the whole shebang.

Margaret said...

I just bought New England White by Stephen Carter and can't put it down. It's a big one but well worth it.

...and by the way...You've been tagged. =O)