April 01, 2008

Pay It Forward Book Giveaway

Way back in January I was the lucky winner of the monthly Pay It Forward book giveaway at A Wrung Sponge. In keeping with the spirit of the game, now it's my turn to send a book to one of you!

When I looked at my bookshelves to find something to offer up, my eye fell on the historical novel Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (author of The Handmaid's Tale). Alias Grace uses as a starting point a true story from 1843 of a young Canadian housemaid convicted of murdering her employer and his mistress. Through the voices of several characters, Atwood reveals Grace's history and the ambiguous events leading up to the murders. The book is driven by one question throughout: did Grace really commit the murders? It's been quite awhile since I read it, but if my memory serves it is a rich, detailed novel well-suited for late-night reading.

Here's how the Pay It Forward book exchange is played:
  1. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a name on April 15.
  2. If you're the lucky winner and you have your own blog I ask that you, in turn, host a drawing to give a book away for free to one of your readers. It can be something new you purchase for the occasion or a used favorite off of your shelves. If you're a non-blogger who has won the book, please consider donating a book to your local library or shelter after you're done with it.
The Pay It Forward Book Exchange is designed to encourage people to read, to share good books, to possibly get you out of your reading comfort zone, and to get fun stuff in the mail instead of just bills. So just leave a comment by April 15 if you'd like to be part of this drawing!

13 comments:

mama2roo said...

Ooh, count me in!! :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Heather, I'm not going to ask to be entered in your drawing because I have a stack of books to read and catch up on, but I have linked you in my April Pay It Forward Book Exchange post.

Thanks for participating by hosting your own giveaway. I do appreciate it! Check back on 19 April when I’ll draw and announce the winners of my giveaway!

Swapna said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway! I've only read one book by Atwood and would love to read more.
skrishna1183 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thanksgivingmom said...

I'm in too! I definitely will be hosting my own book exchange too! I love getting new books and reading, but then what do I do with them! (Okay, some of them I horde like they're old friends that might run away!)

**fingers crossed!** hehe

windycindy said...

I love the cover of the book. I really enjoy reading historical suspense books! Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Paige said...

I would love to enter, thank you!

jubilee said...

Sounds like a good read. Please add my name into the proverbial hat, won't you?
I am also hosting a giveaway, stop by if you like.

Anonymous said...

Count me in, too! Yay books!! Btw, it's me, Lauren(younevergetoverit). Since i'm doing this from my phone I don't have access to all of my passwords lol.

Grateful Gramma said...

I enjoy mysteries so I'd like to read this one. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Ginnie

Cloudscome said...

I love Atwood. Please put me in and thanks for playing!

Deborah said...

Yes! This sounds like a yummy book and one I'd love to read. If I win, you can contact me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shawn & Lisa said...

Sounds good! Count me in too :)

Cynthia said...

I haven't read anything by this author. I would appreciate a chance to win. Thanks and have a great day!

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