I went through the trauma of clearing out my bookshelves a few months ago, saying goodbye to old friends who are moving on, welcoming new found loves. My husband and the tortoises witnessed my meltdown and tried (my husband, not the tortoises) to convince me that since I donate the books, they'll go off and find new readers who'll like them and pass them on or who'll fall in love with them and keep them. Good deal.
But instead of donating all the books to the local charity, I decided to keep some aside and do a book giveaway here on the blog. Larry and Mrs. Larry were gracious enough to lend their names to the contest but they thought it'd be better if I chose the books to give away.
Ah, but here's the rub. You won't know what titles, or how many books, will arrive in the box. It's a mystery, my friends. (Don't blame me - that was Larry and Mrs. Larry's idea.) I will say this - the books are gently used and anyone who knows me or reads this blog has a pretty good idea of the kinds of things I like to read.
So, here's how it works. Leave a comment on this post. That's it. The only thing I ask is that the winner pay it forward somehow - pass on one or two of the books after you've read them or before, if they're not your cup of tea. Deadline is midnight, EST on Friday, March 4, 2011. I'll choose TWO winners at random and announce the names over the weekend.
Please give my books a good home. Sniff.