Special Hanukkah Giveaway!


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To keep the celebration of Hanukkah going and to point your attention toward my review of Jeffrey Overstreet’s ground-breaking debut novel, Auralia’s Colors, over at Front Street Reviews, I thought I’d — reluctantly! — give my copy to one of you.

Simply leave a message in this post and on Dec. 11th, the last night of Hanukkah, I’ll pick a winner at random and share this great read. You can be anywhere in the world. You can celebrate any religion, sleep with either gender (or both), have any color skin, be right-handed, be left-handed, be like me and be ambidextrous … the possibilities are endless.

The only thing I ask is that you read the book and tell me what you thought of it.

One more thing: I’ve registered it at BookCrossing. There’s no need for you to make a journal entry, although it’s fun to watch where a book travels and what people think of it.

Really. Read it. That’s enough.

Have a wonderful Hanukkah. May the week be full of light and miracles.

(and for those of you waiting for more about Springer, keep reading. There will be more about this year’s Musical Hanukkah Celebration. If you’re lost about Springer, click here. The link in the Hanukkah Celebration will only take you to last year’s post, so with this link, you can read from the beginning.)

Edited on Wednesday to say: check out Overstreet’s reaction to my review here

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  1. Maddy

    December 3, 2007 10:44 pm

    Glad to follow other people’s traditions, it’s such a special time of year for everyone [especially us as we have 3 birthdays in December too]BR/CheersBR/Something peculiar has happened to blogger comments so just for now, this is my calling card A HREF=”http://whittereronautism.com/” REL=”nofollow””Whittereronautism”/Aso we can find each other.

  2. Sylver

    December 3, 2007 11:09 pm

    Way to spread the Hanukkah cheer, lady. 🙂 I lurves me some free books, therefore I comment. Hehe.BR/BR/I’ll spread the word. :)BR/BR/JM

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 3, 2007 11:49 pm

    JM, you rock!!!

  4. pussreboots

    December 4, 2007 12:08 am

    Nicely written review. Please sign me up for your contest. BR/BR/I will also spread the word.

  5. L^2

    December 4, 2007 2:07 am

    You’re spreading holiday cheer, and it sounds like an interesting story. How could I not leave a comment?! BR/BR/Plus, I’m ambidextrous like you – maybe that’ll help my chances. 🙂

  6. Auria

    December 4, 2007 2:37 am

    I came here via JM’s site. I’ll also post a comment about this contest on my blog. I don’t use blogger so I’ll leave my blog address in case I win (www.auriacortes.com). This way you’ll know how to reach me.

  7. Robin

    December 4, 2007 3:22 am

    Ooh! Ooh! She said anywhere in the world! Pick me! Pick me!!BR/BR/Seriously though, I’d love a shot at the book, and want to wish you a very happy Hannukah as well.

  8. Gillian Polack

    December 4, 2007 5:59 am

    Have a Happy Chanukah (I know it’s an incorrect transliteration, but I got used to it when I was a kid and we made up our own rules for playing with dredels since the official ones were boring).BR/BR/I found you through JM, BTW (and yes, she does rock). I didn’t think of giving presents to readers – what I’m doing is blogging historical recipes for fried food, which is sadly educational.

  9. Wylie Kinson

    December 4, 2007 9:50 am

    Happy Hanukkah SHG!

  10. Amy Ruttan

    December 4, 2007 10:53 am

    Happy Hanukkah my friend!!!BR/BR/As to my bookmarks, I am still waiting on my printer. As soon as I have ’em you’re getting ’em!

  11. angelaandconnor at gmail.com

    December 4, 2007 12:04 pm

    OO I really wanted this book when it came around for review and I didnt get one 🙁 *so many tears*BR/BR/I blogged ya :)BR/http://contestaddict.blogspot.com

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 4, 2007 12:07 pm

    Wow, thanks! BR/BR/Amy, no rush on the bookmarks, love. It’s much more important that they be RIGHT.

  13. ruth

    December 4, 2007 2:20 pm

    I would enjoy this book so much. I will definitely spread the word. tonight is the night – latkes and yummies.

  14. lev53211

    December 4, 2007 2:23 pm

    happy hanukkah!BR/count me in!

  15. pearl

    December 4, 2007 3:09 pm

    Happy Hanukah. I will spread the cheer around. Book looks amazing.

  16. nimrodiel

    December 4, 2007 3:10 pm

    meow,BR/BR/count me in for your drawing as well. The review is great!

  17. Brooke

    December 4, 2007 4:17 pm

    Please randomly select me!!

  18. Marcia

    December 4, 2007 4:55 pm

    That book looks facinating!

  19. Ginny

    December 4, 2007 5:11 pm

    I love reading, count me in!

  20. windycindy

    December 4, 2007 5:37 pm

    Hi, My dad is ambidextrous too! I don’t know many people that are. I have been reading reviews about “Aurelia’s Colors” and I know I would enjoy reading it and then passing it on! Enjoy your holiday season!Thanks, CindiBR/jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  21. Bree

    December 4, 2007 5:52 pm

    This book looks great!

  22. Katherine

    December 4, 2007 7:33 pm

    Give a lefty a break and throw me a free book!

  23. Marie

    December 4, 2007 7:54 pm

    What about virgins? Do they qualify? I’m not one, just curious.BR/BR/Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 4, 2007 7:59 pm

    Virgins? Of course they qualify.BR/BR/However, they may not want to hang around here long, lest Trevor get wind of their condition and help them change it. Virgins have a habit of melting when he gives them THE LOOK. Then again, so do most non-virgins.

  25. anne

    December 4, 2007 9:32 pm

    Happy Hanukah. Have heard wonderful things about this book. Thanks. Enjoy Your Hanukuh.

  26. Paul

    December 4, 2007 9:57 pm

    Me please!BR/BR/taryn237[at]yahoo[dot]com

  27. Renae H

    December 4, 2007 10:39 pm

    This sounds like such a good book!! Thanks for the giveaway!BR/BR/renae18[at]gmail[dot]com

  28. Moltm

    December 5, 2007 5:35 am

    I am intrigued.

  29. gautami tripathy

    December 5, 2007 8:02 am

    I liked the review and afyet that offer of a free book, I followed you here from Gather! BR/BR/I am a Hindu, live in Delhi, with straight orientations. BR/BR/Will that do to throw my hat in?BR/BR/Any way, I am doing it!BR/BR/BConsider me in!/BBR/BR/PS: When does TRevor come to give me that look?

  30. Kira

    December 5, 2007 9:55 am

    Happy Hanukkah!

  31. Marie

    December 5, 2007 10:46 am

    Seeing as I’m married to a Brad Pitt look-alike I think I’m safe. 😛

  32. Bebemiqui

    December 5, 2007 6:23 pm

    I’ve heard so much about this book. I’d love to read it!BR/BR/bebemiqui82 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  33. Penina

    December 5, 2007 11:08 pm

    Ah, I made it here!BR/BR/Chag Sameach

  34. Lynn Anne

    December 5, 2007 11:17 pm

    Happy Chanukah…(who says that’s an incorrect transliteration?!!)BR/BR/A HREF=”http://forum.scrapfriends.us/index.php?automodule=blogblogid=7″ REL=”nofollow”BlogMe/A

  35. Lynn Anne

    December 5, 2007 11:21 pm

    you sound so familiar. you didn’t grad from bgsu with an mfa around 1992 did you?

  36. Pieces of Me

    December 6, 2007 9:53 am

    hey there,BR/We ought to get together???Pick a time. Pick a place.Nowhere toof ar west of Mars.Happy chanukah my friend. I want to read the book!BR/Dorit

  37. jayedee

    December 6, 2007 11:14 am

    throw my name in the hat! the offer of a free book is like a siren’s song to me! LOL

  38. Carmi

    December 6, 2007 12:32 pm

    Hey there, Susan. Chag sameach (and presumably Michele would have a similar wish for you, as she sent me over today to share in the Judaic goodness of this holiday.)BR/BR/You’ve inspired me to write about Chanukah. I’ve got a draft ready to go…will publish later today once I’ve dug up an old column that I wrote for the good folks of my little burg.BR/BR/Thanks for keeping the lights on!

  39. Amy

    December 6, 2007 7:38 pm

    Nice review!I have been hearing a lot about this book! Please sign me up for your contest.BR/BR/Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed my visit to yours.

  40. Calenhíril

    December 7, 2007 2:03 am

    Came by way of JM’s site. The book sounds intriguing, so I’ll throw my hat in. You can visit my blogspot, but most current stuff is at etoiline.com.BR/BR/Hi!

  41. gautami tripathy

    December 7, 2007 12:19 pm

    I suppose Michele wants me have this book. Why would she send me here otherwise? Would you please consider all those signs while drawing?BR/BR/:D

  42. Marilyn

    December 7, 2007 4:36 pm

    A free book just for reading and sharing my thought on it… I’m in! I think I fit into one of those catagories.

  43. FRIGGA

    December 8, 2007 6:46 pm

    Hey, I stopped by to let you know I posted the stories from my TT – you’re up for a prize, so come and see! 🙂

  44. Last Girl On Earth

    December 8, 2007 9:02 pm

    I love holidays, books and contests! And Hunukkah happens to be my holiday, too! I’ll check out the book whether I win or not! Have a great weekend. Michele sent me and I’m glad she did!BR/BR/_A HREF=”http://www.denibonet.com/blog” REL=”nofollow”LAST GIRL ON EARTH/A

  45. Callista

    December 8, 2007 11:24 pm

    I celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Yule. Please enter me.

  46. Phyllis Sommer

    December 9, 2007 1:28 am

    ooh, hope i win:-) thanks for visiting me!

  47. craziequeen

    December 9, 2007 11:00 am

    Happy Hannukah, Susan.BR/BR/What a lovely idea! Michele sent me to say hello and see what’s been going on west of Mars.BR/BR/The reviews of the book sound interesting – I am a huge fan of Trudi Canavan, and Auralia’s Colors sound along the same lines.BR/BR/cq

  48. cute

    December 9, 2007 12:15 pm

    Sounds like a good book. I’m in. Happy Holidays.

  49. re

    December 9, 2007 8:03 pm

    i’d love to read your book – looks like a great read! Happy Hanukkah!

  50. Shesawriter

    December 9, 2007 9:37 pm

    Susan,BR/BR/Happy Hanukkah again! Hope you’ve had a swimmingly well weekend! 🙂

  51. julia

    December 9, 2007 10:11 pm

    ‘May the week be full of light and miracles’ – what a beautiful wish, Susan. May yours be especially so.

  52. Carmi

    December 9, 2007 11:17 pm

    Somehow, I knew that dropping in and reading your blog would make a special holiday that much more so.BR/BR/I’ve been ODing on the latkes, mishpacha and community togetherness thing for much of the past week. It’s a little crazy and a little much, but I’d have it no other way.BR/BR/Looks like you’re having a similarly good time. Yay!

  53. Dodo

    December 10, 2007 10:02 pm

    I would love to read this book! sounds interesting. :)BR/BR/sona138(at)hotmail(dot)com

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