Monday, June 16, 2008

Bloggy Book Games

Oh, Girls! I am so excited about this little bloggy game! A couple of weeks ago I found out that I won SJ's first book give away ever. While I was reading it, I wondered what I would do with it once I was finished.

I could keep it . . . but I just got finished cleaning out some of our junk for a garage sale in the name of simplifying. So the last thing I need is another book on my bookshelf.

I could donate it . . . but I just made a trip to Good Will where I dumped all of our junk that didn't sell at the garage sale.

Or. . . I could start a bloggy chain letter with it. And the more I thought about it, the more I loved this last idea. A bloggy chain letter of sorts. Using this book. Because I know everyone is up for some summer reading.

Oh! I'm totally getting ahead of myself! Before I explain the rules, let me tell you a little about the book.

Skizzer falls in to the mystery/suspense category. As a pre-teen I read all of the Nancy Drew books, and this reminds me so much of them. There is definitely a case to be solved, but there is no violence, danger, or laws being broken, so it's pretty mild and un-scary. Which is how I like my mysteries. It's about forgiveness, and unconditional love, and learning about the skeletons in your family closet. Because what family doesn't have a few secrets waiting to be uncovered? At 248 pages, it's a short read and really easy to follow. It's the perfect summer, sit by the pool and read book.

Here it is sitting comfortably in my favorite reading place.

So here's how we'll play the game. I'm going to hold a give away and bless one of you lucky contestants with this book. The very copy I, and SJ before me, read. To prove that I read it, I signed my name on the front cover. See?

To enter the give-away, simply leave me a comment on this post. On Thursday, June 19 at 8:00 am, comments will be closed, and I'll choose a lucky winner.

If you win, here's what you do:
  • Read the book.
  • Sign the front cover using your bloggy name and the site address of your blog.
  • Within one week (or so) of receiving the book, hold a give away for the book on your blog.
  • Notify me here at Conversations With My Hairdryer that you are reading the book and let me know when your give away will be. I will link to your blog, and anyone else that cares to can do the same.
  • Choose a winner and pass the book on to them so they can repeat the process.
  • Continue checking this site to track the progress of the book throughout the summer.
  • Just before Labor Day, I will contact the last reader and have them mail the book to me when they're done. I will post about all the cool and wonderful places the book has visited over the summer.

If you're interested in playing our little game, leave a comment below and let me know. It's like we're in 8th grade again! PLEASE don't break the chain. Continue to read the book and pass it on! It will be so much fun! So MUCH fun!


RoRo2 said...

I loved Nancy Drew! I read them all twice, then I read all the Hardy Boy books!!!! I would love to participate!

The Binkley Family said...

Love a good book! Count me in.

Tammy said...

I could use a good book to read at the beach next month. I'm in....

Sarah B said...

Sounds Like Fun!! Count Me In!

Trixi said...

I would love to be entered. It sounds like fun.