I stumbled over to Overwhelmed with Joy by chance, just browsing blogland, when her site was hosting a Pay It Forward Book Exchange. Being a reading teacher and a lover of books, I was intrigued. I decide to join several of the book exchanges listed on her site and I won several books. Even though I haven't read the books I have received, I would love to have a monthly PIF Book Exchange. So here it goes.......
Here are the rules for PIF:
1. On the first Monday of each month I'll pick a book to giveaway to a lucky reader (you don't have to have a blog to enter). It may be a book that I've purchased new or used, or it may be a book that someone has shared with me that I really like. It'll probably be a paperback, just to make things easier, but no guarantees.
2. Details on how you can enter to win will be listed below.
3. If you're the lucky winner of the book giveaway and you have your own blog I ask that you, in turn, host a drawing to give that book away for Free to one of your readers after you've had a chance to read it. (Let's say within 3 months after you've received the book) If you mail the book out using the media/book rate that the post office offers its pretty inexpensive. If you're a non-blogger who has won the book, please consider donating the book to your local library or shelter after you're done with it.
So there you have it, my Pay It Forward Book Exchange designed to encourage people to read, to share good books, to possibly get you out of your reading comfort zone, and to get fun stuff in the mail instead of bills.
My very first Pay It Forward Book Exchange is for the book Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark This is a gently used copy. I love this author and enjoyed this book. Here is a summary of the book from my library catalog.
Sweetheart roses - the traditional gift of lovers. Yet they had been an important clue in the murder ten years ago of strikingly beautiful Suzanne Reardon, whose husband, Skip, is now serving a life sentence for that murder. Kerry McGrath had only begun to work in the county prosecutor's office at the time of the infamous "Sweetheart Murder Case", yet she remembers being impressed by both the ability her new boss, Frank Green, displayed in successfully pursuing the conviction, and the general ineptness of the defense counsel. Skip Reardon's fate was sealed, and Green's reputation made. Now Kerry herself has gained quite a reputation as a smart and relentless prosecutor, so much so that her name has been given to the governor as a candidate for a new judgeship he is about to award. It is something she wants desperately, not only a chance to enter a level of the legal world open to only a few, but an opportunity to prove to her ex-husband, Bob Kinellen, that she is indeed special. Then suddenly Kerry's plans are turned upside down. When Kerry's beloved daughter, Robin, is injured in an automobile accident, suffering superficial but nonetheless potentially disfiguring cuts to her face, she is treated by a well-known plastic surgeon. It is in the doctor's office that Kerry first sees the woman with the beautiful face, a face she remembers from the past but can't place. Then, on another visit to the plastic surgeon, she sees the same haunting face again - but not on the same woman as before! Suddenly she remembers - the face those women share was the same face she had seen in the pictures of Suzanne Reardon, the "Sweetheart Murder" victim, killed ten years ago! But why would someone be giving these women the face of a dead woman? When Kerry begins to ask questions, it soon becomes clear that almost no one involved - not her boss, Frank Green; not her ex-husband and his shady "Irish Mafia" client Jimmy Weeks; not her long-time friend and benefactor, State Senator Jonathan Hoover; and most especially not Dr. Smith, the plastic surgeon - wants to see the case reopened. And it soon becomes apparent that one of them will stop at nothing to prevent it. Still Kerry persists, aided by Skip Reardon's appeals lawyer, Geoff Dorso, the first man to whom she has felt any real attraction since the breakup of her marriage. But what she doesn't know is that no matter what she decides, it is already too late - she is in great, growing danger. In Let Me Call You Sweetheart, America's reigning Queen of Suspense provides a fascinating and terrifying look into the minds of people obsessed with beauty - some of whom will even kill in its name.
To enter please leave a comment and if you don't have a blog then make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you in case you are the lucky winner.
I will select one winner from the comments on Saturday, November 17. I will close the comments at noon, CST, on this day. This contest is open to everyone. All you need to do is leave a comment.
Make sure you head over to Overwhelmed with Joy to check out her site, and check out all the other wonderful bloggers and their giveaways!