Monday, April 8, 2013

April (Free!) Book Giveaway!

It's time for the April Book Giveaway contest!

First I need to tell you what's going on. There was only one entry for March's Book Giveaway. Just one! With only one entry, I decided not to have the contest for March.

So here's what's happening this month. April's book giveaway will happen as long as there are at least 5 (five) new entries for this month's contest. By "new entries", I mean entries of people who have not won before. (If you have won before, you can still enter and potentially win, there just needs to be - at least! - five new entries for the contest to take place!)

Like in previous months, you get to choose which book you'd like to receive! The only requirement is that the book you choose has to have been mentioned at some point on this blog.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Look through the blog and find a book that you'd like to receive.
(Hint: the blog started in January 2010. At the end of each year, or beginning of a year, I list all the books I read that year. Scanning one of the annual lists to find a book you'd like might be easier than reading through each blog post, as illuminating and fascinating as that might be!)

2. Add a comment here on the blog that includes your name and the title of the book you've chosen. Entries will not be received through the blog's facebook page.

3. Enter by the end of the day, Thursday April 18, 2013.
        That's it!

I will number the comments and randomly pick a number with a random number generator. I will send messages to the winner and that winner will have five days to respond. If that person doesn't respond, I’ll pick another number. Once I have a confirmed winner, I will get their shipping addresses via email or private message and send them the book they've chosen!*

*Note: I don't want you to put your personal contact information in the blog's comment space. This is protect you. However, you will need to enable your preferences so you see additional comments on the blog, or be sure to check back on the blog or the facebook page to see if you've won!

Entries for the giveaway need to be comments to this blog post. If you'd like to send a private message that is not an entry, do so via email: 2of3Rs(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or through a private message through the blog's facebook page, NOT The New York Times Book Review.

Thanks and good luck!


  1. Hi there! Me again. I'm curious about "A Million Heavens" so put me down for same.

    Richard Derus, your facebook fan and previous winner of "The Dog Stars"
    Incidentally, do you want me to link to your blog in my review? Mention your name, the blog name, or just clam up? I'm on a group blog here, too, called Shelf Inflicted.

  2. Richard,
    Thanks for entering!

    And yes, absolutely, I'd love for you to link this blog to your blog! Using the blog name (or URL) would be great!

    Thanks so much!

  3. The Dog Stars - Amy Vining - I read your review and have been looking forward to reading it. It's not my normal genre, but it sounds very interesting.

  4. Jen,
    I have you entered for Mathilda Savitch!

  5. I would love to read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. It sounds so intriguing!
    Elaine Taylor

  6. Elaine, you are entered for Life After Life!

  7. Oh goodness - trying to pick only one book is so hard! I'd love to read Son by Lois Lowry. It'll also be added to my classroom library; my students are also excited to read this new addition to the series.
    Lisa Kanute (also a fan of your facebook page)

  8. Lisa...
    Thanks for entering the contest! And thanks for liking the facebook page!