Thursday, March 26, 2009

A lot of people I know love to read. These people can spend hours in book stores and libraries.

A lot of people I know don't like to read. These people are bored "to death" in book stores and libraries.

I like to read books, review books and giveaway books to those who love to read.

The generous people at Hachette Book Group make it possible for me to giveaway books--five at a time. This giveaway is what my blog is really about today. I can give away five books but I wish I could give away fifty. I wish I could at least give one copy to everybody that says they would like one. But I can't!

I have signed up for book giveaways and didn't win. I shouldn't but I always feel a little sad. I think to myself, "Man, why didn't they choose me or "pull my name out of the hat"?" But then I come to my senses and realize that everybody is not going to get a book and then I get over it and get on with my life. Yes, I wish I could give everybody a book.

One last thing about book giveaways. Why can't people follow instructions? My instructions clearly state that when leaving a comment I also need an email address. Still, many say, "Sign me up." "Wow. I really want to read that book." or "Pick me." All good comments! BUT NO EMAIL ADDRESS! As a result--usually no book. I have on occasion, because I like you and hate to disappoint--made a comment on your blog and begged you to send your email. Please, don't make me do this! Please!

I love to read books, review books and giveaway books. I hope I get to send one to your address real soon.


Smilingsal said...

Good! Now, how many will think that you meant them?

Rose Haven said...

When I first began doing give-aways...I thought about what info I'd feel comfortable giving out and my email addy wasn't something I felt (nor do I still feel) comfortable giving I never asked for it. I always have and will continue to leave comments on the winner's blogs!!!

Sorry...but that's me!!, I'm NOT a big reader!


Ruthie said...

Sign me up for a book give-away. We love to read. My Email is :
We are in the middle of a snowstorm here in CO. Nice day to stay in and read. :)
Have a good week.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I don't really understand the paranoia some people have about giving out their email addresses, or giving their families names, etc. on blogs. I guess I'm much too trusting.

How's the "Ice Box today, still pouting??"