Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Give a book, Get a book

I found a box of books. . .It's your lucky day!

The other day I was cleaning the house or maybe I should say shuffling stuff around from one room to the next and I came across a box. I got a little excited because I thought it was a box of bookmarks. When I opened it, I was shocked that it was a box of books.

What does this have to do with you?

Well, you've heard that old cleaning saying, "Haven't used it for six months then you should get rid of it." Something like that anyway.

I am certainly not going to throw a box of perfectly good, perfectly readable books away. I am, however, going to give them away.

Yes, you heard right. It's your lucky day. I am going to give them away.

Shouts of excitement roar across the room, state, country. "Woohoo!" "Yippee!" "Squee!"

There's a catch.

"Ohhh," whines a reader nearby.

This is not a bad catch. This is a good catch.

"Is there any such thing?"

Of course there is!!

This giveaway is a "Give a book, get a book." You have to give me a book, any NEW book you have sitting around and I in turn will give you a NEW copy of CONNECT THE DOTS.

"What are you going to do with the books we give you?" someone yelled out in the crowd.

Such a good question. I am not going to read them. I am going to give them away.

"Wow!" "What?" "Is she kidding?"

Nope. I have friends in the military and I know they could use a good book to read so I am going to send all the books I collect to the military.

This is a "Give a book, get a book" giveaway and should be a lot of fun.

Now that you know about the giveaway, all you have to do is give away a book to get one and help our military folks overseas.

Here's what you need to do. Either leave me your email here as a comment so I can contact you or email me by going here Contact Denise and sending me a note saying you want to give a book away.

We'll exchange information and I will send you a copy of CONNECT THE DOTS.

Or, if you are local to New England and like to get up early on a Sunday then I invite you to join me for breakfast on Sunday morning between now and May 25th. Join me at Panera in Bedford, NH between 7 AM and 9 AM and exchange a book with me right then and there.

I will be doing this giveaway until May 25 or until I run out of books. Then on Memorial weekend I will ship the books to our military men and women.

I really hope you pass this "Give a book, get a book" giveaway on and help me send some books to our military friends and family.



Emma Leigh May 11, 2011 at 5:54 AM  

Great idea, Denise!

Jacqueline Seewald May 11, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

Hi, Denise,

When we moved from our family home to a co-op, we were forced to downsize dramatically. As a major reader and book collector, I had bookcases of thousands of books. Needless to say my husband and I argued about whether we were taking my precious books with us. He won. We simply don't have the space anymore. So there was a massive donation to our local library's book fair that year. Since the books were in excellent condition, they made some money for the library.

Jacqueline Seewald
STACY'S SONG--L&L Dreamspell
THE TRUTH SLEUTH-coming May 18th, Five Star/Gale

Denise May 11, 2011 at 7:51 AM  

Thanks, Emma Leigh.

Jacqueline - I have a ton of books as well, but love the idea of giving away so others can enjoy. Your library must love you!

Pauline B Jones May 11, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

But I've already got Connect the Dots! Okay, going to post this on my fb. What a great idea!

Denise May 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

Pauline - I can send you a different one. :-)

Thank you!

Pauline B Jones May 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

You've got a deal! :-D

david May 11, 2011 at 12:04 PM  

what a great idea. count me in. (i sent you an email)

Denise May 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

Thanks, David. As soon as I can get to email I will reply.

Karen May 11, 2011 at 11:58 PM  

Great idea and I would love to participate. I'll send you an email. Thank you for your generous offer!!!

Denise May 12, 2011 at 4:21 AM  

Thanks, Karen. Look forward to your email.

Jane May 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

This is a great idea. Count me in.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Robin K May 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

Emailing you now love :)

Denise May 14, 2011 at 5:11 AM  

Jane and Robin - Thanks! Emailing you both now.

Bakin_Goddess May 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Awesome Idea!!! I'm sure I have something laying around that I could give!!! You should see my bookshelf! I've won some really great books from some blogs and have some I've purchased.

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

Denise May 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

Bakin_Goddess - Thanks so much for your support. I'm emailing now!

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