Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sharing the love

Ever wondered what I do with those advance reader books? Some of them stay on my shelves, fewer than you might imagine, actually. But most of them I pass along to friends.

And with that brief introduction, welcome to the world of free books, my friends. The first in a series of a series of a series of ::pop::* book giveaways.

First up: Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Harbison. This is meant to be a sequel to Shoe Addicts Anonymous, but it's a stand-alone read. Truly, it has very little to do with the first book, plot-wise.

The novel follows three women -- Tiffany, Abbey, and Loreen -- each with her own need to make fast cash. They band together to form an unconventional business that ultimately helps each woman see the limitations she has placed upon herself. Publishers Weekly gives a more thorough review here near the middle of the page.

What to do? Leave a comment on this post -- anything from "Hey, pick me!" to mentioning, oh, how fabulous I am -- from now until midnight Sunday, 11 May. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, 12 May.

Spread the word! Or don't, so your odds for winning will be better. It's up to you.

Go forth and comment!

*Props to anyone who gets the reference. And maybe a special prize. If I can think of something.



Vanessa said...

First, you are absolutely wonderful! I talk about your wonderfulness often in fact. Second, I'm sorry, but I don't get the reference. 'splain it to me later? ;)

smalltownmom said...

I am clueless about the reference, unless it's something like pop fiction, but I'd love to enter the contest!

The Boyds Family said...

Oh-Oh ME.ME.ME!!! Pick.Me!!

I would have entered to win sooner but I was trying to figure out the reference. I believe I know what it is but I can't place where it comes from.....Or maybe I'm just way off base and really don't have a clue what I'm talking about (that's prolly the more likely case. lol!)

Anyway....Hope I win!! I love to read!!

gautami tripathy said...

Consider me in! And why not???!!


Stephanie said...

IS it a reference to a certain Gymgo vintage line? LOL

Pick me-I need a chick lit break from the 6 goobers.

Bunchastuffes said...

PICK ME.. MEMEMEME! I DID make you laugh with the watching-shirtless-stud-mowing-grass-while-drinking-margaritas whole shenanigans.. AND I can spell shenanigans. Shouldn't that count for something!?

Heather said...

It was me that you gave the first one to!! I gave it to my friend before we moved. It was very funny and I really liked it. :-)

Heather K.

Heather said...

Go forth and prosper??
Reference to the command God gave both to Adam and Eve and to Noah and his family to “be fruitful and increase in number” (Genesis 1:28; Genesis 9:1).

I am betting this is not what you are referencing to but I had to try! LOL :-)

Heather said...

Well I've been trying to come up with the reference but I'm drawing a big fat blank. I hope it is something I've never heard of so I don't feel like an idiot. LOL.

As for free books, heck yeah! I have recently done my part to share books with friends and loaned out tons of books. There are only a couple that I care if I get back too which makes it even better. LOL

Heather S.

aBookworm said...

Sounds like a great read - pick me! lol

Btw, I'm having a HUGE Mother's Day Book Giveaway. Hope you'll stop by and/or encourage your readers to do so as well.


aBookworm said...

OH, and blogged ya!

Bunny B said...

I heard you from abookworm :) She gets props for referring me!

You'd be even more wonderful if I won!! :)

Swapna said...

I'd love to be entered, thanks so much for the giveaway!
skrishna1183 [at] yahoo [dot] com

windycindy said...

Hi, When I hear the word "pop", soda comes to mind, but also surprise, pop-up,etc. I am going with this guess: pop-up or spur of the moment, unexpected book giveaways. Please enter me in your wonderful book giveaway drawing. I appreciate it!

windycindy said...

I don't know how many guesses we get on "pop", but my other idea is pop
culture. Many thanks,Cindi

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

VERY cool giveaway!! I would also love a little revisit to the chick lit genre that I loved so much in my life before the babies. ;)

Susan said...

How did I miss this?!

I would just like to say that you are fabulous. And your posts are fabulous. And I'm sure that your entire life is fabulous because how could it not be.

Is that enough brown nosing? Just let me know and I'll do more.

Oh, and pick me!