Required Reading

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Books I have authored.

Many times I receive books for FREE to give them an honest review. I do not get paid to give a good or bad review. Spotlights are promotional and should be regarded as advertising for the book spotlighted. Regardless of where or how I got a book, my review will be as honest as I can make it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Who can turn down free books? I love books, I love giving books and getting books. The other day my grandson mentioned he didn’t have enough money to get “The Maze of Bones”, a 39 Clues Book. I gave him the money he needed over his protests and told him anytime I can get him to read, I will. I think that Free books have an even better chance to get more people reading. It’s possible that only voracious readers will participate but what a good habit to feed.

Ruthie’s Book Reviews has a very cool contest going at the moment to win sets of books, not just one but SETS!!! I hesitate to link to her site ‘cause my chances of winning go down with each new entry but what the hey, click on her site name to get to the contest.

BookDads are having a contest too, for a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate. One way to enter is to recommend a book that has a good father role model as part of the story line. "Big Red" b Jim Kjelgaard was a favorite of my boys. A story about a boy and a dog and the boy's relationship with his Dad.

My very first contest, being a technogeek, I like gadgets. Here is how you can win one of my favorite gadgets.

A Tripplite Circuit Tester for FREE!

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I will give away one Tripplite Circuit Tester each week for the next four weeks to whoever posts the most comments on my blog. Please don’t comment successively, if there are two in a row by the same person, it will only count as one. I will keep track of the comments for each week and announce each week’s winner here. Cut off time for comments for each week will be noon on Sunday. I will be counting comments on Sunday October 26, Sunday November 2, 9 and 16.


Anonymous said...

Hi, we're having a contest at Book Dads for an $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

I'm hosting a book giveaway (with the help of Hachette Book Group) on my blog for the Imriel trilogy (second trilogy of the Kushiel series) by Jacqueline Carey. The giveaway is open to the US and Canada, and the winner will be drawn on November 1st.
~ Wendi