Sunday, September 03, 2006

Buy a Friend a Book Week - October 1 - 6, 2006

What a brilliant idea! Why have I never heard about this? From the Buy a Friend a Book Website:
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 (or e-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. Just make sure to let them know about Buy a Friend a Book Week.
One of the sites holding events as part of this week is my friend Susan's West of Mars blog. She'll be giving away seven books during the week so visit her site and read her instructions on how to enter. It's pretty simple - during the month of September, you email her (through her website) a story of how music has touched your life.

You can also enter the contest at Front Street Reviews for a copy of Catch the Wave, The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson by entering the contest at West of Mars. The rules are found here, once you enter at West of Mars you need to email Barb at Front Street Reviews.

Now to decide, who am I going to shock with a book...

2 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Thanks for the plug, Janelle! Anyone who sees it and tells me that you are the reason they entered just might win something extra... we shall see...

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

This is so great! I'm on bored...wonder who I can surprise??