Buy A Friend a Book Week April 2007


A quick Spring Reading Thing Update before I get to Buy a Friend a Book Week fun…

I gave up reading Dead Man’s Island (Carolyn G. Hart) and it’s already been mooched from me. A Darker Place (Laurie R. King) was also abandoned partway through, and is available either from PaperBackSwap, BookMooch, or … (what a segueway, Susan!)

… this quarter’s Buy a Friend a Book Week contest.

There are two ways to win:

The first three people who e-mail me a scan of their receipt for Steven Lee Beeber‘s The Heebie Jeebies at CBGB’s will get my last three copies of Lyrical Life. So make sure you include an address with your e-mail. Buy it for you, for a friend, for the rocker-type down the street. Steven and I don’t care. Just buy it and read it. It’s a really cool book, and Steven’s a truly cool dude.

The other way to win a book between now and the 7th, with the winner announced shortly thereafter, is to visit my bookshelf at BookCrossing. Look under the available titles — but be careful, because if there’s anything in parentheses after the word available, that means I don’t have the book anymore. Leave a comment here on this post (because there will be quite a few posts this week, I suspect, so let’s keep things where they belong) and tell me what book you want, and WHY. Whoever has the best reason will win the book and I’ll happily send it to you.

Be warned: I like multiple winners. And I’ve got enough books here to sink a rowboat, I suspect. Have at it.

Now, I know that in my Thursday Thirteen this week, I promised you more fiction about Mitchell‘s desk. It’s coming. But you guys helped me have one of my busiest Thursdays yet, and I’m still digging out from it. Keep it coming and I’ll reward you with, as always, more and better.

Happy Buy a Friend a Book Week! (and yes, if you run out today and buy Heebies for a friend’s Easter basket, I’ll count it as a purchase)



  1. Amy Ruttan

    March 31, 2007 3:05 pm

    I’ve been so bad this week. i’ve been swamped at work and dealing with hay fever.BR/BR/waiting for more from Mitchell’s desk. 🙂

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    March 31, 2007 4:44 pm

    Sounds like an unpleasant week. :(BR/BR/More from Mitchell’s desk probably tomorrow. Stay tuned!

  3. Mr. Althouse

    March 31, 2007 5:06 pm

    I didn’t know it was buy a friend a book week! Good thing the week’s not over yet. I just dropped a few bucks at Barnes Noble a few days ago, but I think my card has cooled down by now.BR/BR/I’ve had so much freakin’ free time this week I think I’m going to flip, but spring break is almost over – the grind is just around the corner. Ahhhh…..BR/BR/Michele sent me,BR/BR/Mike

  4. Sanni

    March 31, 2007 7:45 pm

    Mmmmh, I don´t know if you take part in MEMEs, but since I always enjoy your T13s and your fiction I thought it´ll be nice to read about the music you like. SO: Please consider yourself tagged with the Music MEME if you feel like =)

  5. cheesygiraffe

    March 31, 2007 8:38 pm

    I can’t wait for more from Mitchell’s desk either. ;)BR/Tomorrow is the start of BFAB week? Wow! Hmmm goes off to look at Susan’s wishlist.

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried

    March 31, 2007 10:54 pm

    Susan’s WISH list??? WISH list, Cheesy??? You’re supposed to be looking at my AVLs, not at my wishes!BR/BR/(especially since I just got back from Half-Price Books!)

  7. gabriella hewitt

    April 1, 2007 3:02 am

    I already used up my budget on Amazon, not that I complain. Years ago, it was real hard to find any variety of English books here. Now I pay a little extra, but I have them in a few weeks. Better than once a year!BR/BR/Btw, what’s Steve’s book about?

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 1, 2007 7:57 am

    Steve’s book is about punk rock and how it’s really a movement founded and fueled by Jews. Really an interesting read. I was looking for an extra copy at Half-Price Books last night, but they didn’t have any. Which is good for Steve, I guess.

  9. Christine

    April 1, 2007 8:46 am

    Cool contest! I’ve been crazy this week too. I’m going to buy my dad a book. He’s 62 and just figured out he loves reading. Go figure!

  10. Paul

    April 1, 2007 9:44 am

    Wow! You’ve got quite a joint here. Anything about baseball? BR/BR/I came here from Michele’s. I think I’ll come back.

  11. Sandy

    April 1, 2007 2:26 pm

    I would love to win The Turquoise.It sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 1, 2007 3:45 pm

    Oh, shoot, Sandy. I’m sorry; that one slipped through the cracks and was part of a trade at else? And be sure to leave me some contact information!!

  13. littlebirdblue

    April 1, 2007 6:42 pm

    Dude, BR/BR/You were all thirteened-Iout/I!!!BR/BR/I’ll link to your Buy a Friend a Book post tomorrow night.

  14. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 1, 2007 7:03 pm

    Thirteened out? Hardly. Bring it on, babe! I can take it! (uhh… just give me a few days in which to digest it all, okay?)BR/BR/Thanks in advance for the linkie love.

  15. Karen

    April 2, 2007 11:17 am

    Happy BAFABW!BR/I’m going to be “good” and not look at your AVL shelf since we are drowning in books up here.BR/BR/(I only bought 4 this weekend when we were out used-book shopping)BR/BR/EMoh, this is me (A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”karen!/A) signed into my other google account…/EM

  16. Literary Feline

    April 3, 2007 11:35 pm

    I would like to put my name in forBR/Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule. Patricia Vann Radcliffe Taylor Allinson sounds like a roommate I once had in college.BR/BR/I rarely read true crime and yet have a fascination with stories like this just the same. Ann Rule is one of those true crime authors I’ve been wanting to try, and yet just haven’t made my way to her yet.

  17. Badgerjim

    April 5, 2007 11:30 am

    Good morning from snowy central Maine! I’d be very interested in the Ralph Houk audiobook about the 1961 baseball season. So, why would I like it? BR/Reason the first. I was born in 1963 and am fascinated with the early 1960s. BR/Reason the second. I am an ardent baseball fan. It is not easy being a Milwaukee Brewers fan in Maine in particular and I deserve sympathy 🙂 BR/Reason the third: I listen to a lot of audiobooks during my commute to and from work and would appreciate it. BR/Reason the fourth: You seem really, really eager to unload some of your books. 🙂 BR/So, there you have it. Happy birthday to your blog, too!BR/Badgerjim from Bookcrossing.

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