Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Giveaway, Shmiveaway

I've been meaning for several weeks to have a little "clearing off my shelves" giveaway. I've got lots of books that I would love to share with people and what better way than giving them away?  

I will choose three winners and they will each get to choose one book (the first winner will choose first, etc). 
Enter the giveaway by commenting on this post with your answer to this question: what's the first book you remember reading that really affected you or that you really loved?  Please make sure I can find your email on your profile or website, or you can leave it in your comment. I will take entries for two weeks until Tuesday, March 23.

Here's the list of books to choose from.  I've linked to my reviews if I have one posted:

Being by Kevin Brooks (HC)
Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown (ARC)
The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana (ARC)
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (HC)
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (HC)
Invisible Lines by Mary Amato (ARC)
Legacy by Cayla Kluver (HC)
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers (ARC)
Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Horby (HC)

The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik (ARC)
Spellbinder by Helen Stringer (ARC)
The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey (PB)

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (HC)
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (HC)

Thanks everyone for reading - your comments always make my day!

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage


  1. One of the first books I remember really loving was Harriet the Spy. I wanted to be just like her.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  2. Matilda by Roald Dahl. Definitely Matilda. I read it about 5 times in elementary school alone. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. one of the first books I fell in love with and really really enjoyed was the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky. :)

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  4. I loved Little Women. I remember trying not to let anyone know I was crying as I read it at my 5th grade desk.

  5. My book memories all swirl together in my mind, so I can't name you a "first," but I will choose a book that has inexplicably affected me - Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. For many people, this is a childhood favorite, but I didn't stumble upon Harold until high school. In this story, Harold looks out of his window and sees the moon at night - he should be sleeping, but instead, he's ready for an adventure of his own purple-crayoned creation. Harold reminds me that I am in control of my own adventures - that I have the freedom to do anything and go anywhere I please.

  6. I remember really loving Little House on the Prairie. The whole series really but it started, of course, with the first book. It started my love affair with history. I wanted to live in the Wild West and be just like them, blazing trails and all that.

    Great giveaway! - amusedbybooks@gmail.com

  7. The Book of Three. I was in fourth grade and up until then had not enjoyed reading (Tad, Hop, Log books bored me to death!) and didn't work at moving through the "required reading." In fourth I was a given a "real" book and everything clicked. Ahhh. That's why I should read! I still love that book.

    julieann535 at yahoo dot com

  8. Oh man, that's hard. I have read quite a few when I was young. Hm, I would say The Nancy Drew series.

  9. For me that book was "A Wrinkle in Time," which resulted in a decades-long love of science fiction books!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. I've ALWAYS been a reader, so I can't remember what came first... :D

    I do remember reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 2nd grade though... took forever. :D

  11. One of the earliest books, or should I say series of books, that I remember reading were the Boxcar Children books in 2nd grade. I loved all of their adventures and how the family stuck together.

  12. I think it was probably The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe for me.

    (But no book thanks--you may recall that I posted a while back about the house overflowing with books!)

  13. The first book that really touched me and brought out my emotions while reading it was Little Women. It's the first book that I ever cried while reading.


  14. Black Beauty affected me, I don't have horses, but I treat all living things with respect. Today I removed the wholly worm from the street to the grass.

  15. I remember reading Nancy Drew, and I wanted to be a detective when I grew up after that!

  16. I think Little Women was one of the books that gave me my love of reading. I still have my well worn copy that I read as a child.

  17. I really loved Matilda by Roald Dahl, all his books were quite memorable from when I was a kid, but Matilda especially because I really identified with her bookishness and love of math 8D (not a common thing among children's books sadly)
    thank you for this giveaway! I hope it's open to Canadians? =)


  18. Henry and The Clubhouse by Beverly Clearly.


  19. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  20. Some of the earliest and most frequently read books I remember from my childhood is the Amelia Bedelia series!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

  21. The first book I read that really affected me was To Kill a Mockingbird. I was thirteen, and when I finished the last chapter I was so confused. But in a good way. I had no idea what to make of it--it was so powerful. I've reread it a million times since then, and I get something new from it every time. That's what I call a literary masterpiece at it's finest.


  22. Thanks for the great giveaway! I remember reading The Hobbit at 11... I never looked back and dived into the fantasy scene. Loved it...


    heather y

  23. I've been reading forever, I don't ever remember not reading.. so I don't really have a specific memory of starting my love of reading. But I do remember when I was a teen & started reading John Saul's books. I would be so scared, I couldn't turn off the light until the book was done & the threat over. That started a lifelong habit of reading late into the night.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

  24. growing up the book The Giving Tree was my favorite-I read that to my children when they were young

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  25. El valle de los lobos by Laura Gallego Garcia! it was the first "big book" I remember reading and the first one I can stop reading until I finished it!


  26. My first foray into reading was the Dick and Jane books. I just sooo loved going to the public library each week to get a pile of books to read...and I hadn't even started school yet! I am still in love with going to the library or bookstore and reading, reading, reading!


Love it when you comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Copyright © melissa of One Librarian's Book Reviews 2008-2015