Friday, January 8, 2010

I Give You Books

I have something here beside me that I'm wanting to give away. Two somethings, actually; two new copies of the book Listening to the Page by Alan Cheuse.
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I have to be honest, I haven't yet read my own copy, so I can't say whether it's entirely grand or something opposite. We'll have to read it together to find out.
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But Cheuse is an esteemed author and NPR celebrity, who wrote this collection of essays about both writing and reading. It isn't a how-to, no, but rather a compilation of one writer's observations. Sounds intriguing, I think.
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Check out his author's site, linked above. If the book (in paperback) is something you think you'd like, leave me a comment. At end of day Sunday -- let's say 7 p.m. CST -- I'll place everyone's names in a hat, something sassy and fierce, and ask my husband to draw randomly, twice.
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Results will be announced Monday. See you then, winners' names in my pocket.
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Have a great weekend!

34 comments:

giddymomof6 said...

Wahoo! I'm first! I'm first!

Pick me! Pick me!

Jenni

Tamika: said...

Thanks Janna! I'm hoarding craft books right now.

VirtualWordsmith said...

Sign me up, Janna! Thanks. :)

Linda said...

This sounds like a good one! Count me in!

Jenny Greenleaf said...

Boop! :-}

Terri Tiffany said...

It does sound like a good book:) COunt me in!

Joanne said...

Sometimes there's as much to learn, if not more, from a writer's insights rather than a "how-to" book. It puts us closer to the craft, in a way. There's nothing like learning from experience.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

That does sound intriguing! Cool!!!

lakeviewer said...

We do love these give-aways, especially if they help us understand the struggle and the process.

Barbara said...

Sure! Throw my name in the hat. I always love to hear what writers think about writing.

JLC said...

Love NPR! I actually look forward to driving my munchkin to school so I can listen to it. :D This book sounds like a great resource for writing blogs about writing. Write? Er.. I mean, Right?

Cindy said...

I've never heard of that book but it sounds interesting. I'm definitely in--I'd love to learn more about the craft no matter how it's presented.

Esther said...

I like NPR and this sounds good.
Count me in please if this is international

septembermom said...

Ooh! Very exciting! Thanks Janna. I'm on board :)

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

The book sounds awesome. Someone that writes for NPR has got to be awesome.

I hope I win! :-)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Me! Me! Me!

Please! Please! Please!

Tess said...

what fun!

I saw a bumper sticker this morning that said

pray for whirled peas

don't know why I told you that. It just made me laugh and I thought I'd share it.

Kaity Hall said...

Sounds grand! Put my name in that hat of yours!

~KK~

Slamdunk said...

I'll throw my name in the hat. Thanks for the chance and have a good weekend as well Janna.

Susan R. Mills said...

Speaking of giveaways, I still owe you a book. I'm on it. I'm the worst giveaway thrower ever!

Melanie Avila said...

Well I do love me some books. :)

Or even book.

Patti Lacy said...

Cutting-edge writers works beg to sit on my shelf, alongside old friends Bird by Bird and The Moral Premise.

Sign me up, Janna!!!

Blessings and love,
Patti
www.pattilacy.blogspot.com

Kathryn Magendie said...

He looks so intense, doesn't he!

Karen said...

I love give aways. I'm in. Thanks.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Count me in!

susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

Blessings,
Susan :)

Ang said...

I'd love to add this to my reading shelf.

Jessica said...

I have WAY too many books on my floor right now, so don't add me in, but yes, it does sound intriguing. :-)

Journaling Woman said...

Of course include me.

dirtywhitecandy said...

Me too! And when you announce the results, will you include a photo of the sassy, fierce hat?

Deb Shucka said...

Wow, if his writing is anything close to his website, this guy will be an amazing read. Thanks for the new author. I'd love to be reading this book with you.

She Writes said...

It wouldn't be fair for me towin since I just droped in, bUt nice to meet you.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I like the "say something sassy and fierce" part! I love NPR.
Brenda

Faith Imagined said...

Sounds like a great book!

-Alisa Hope

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, everyone, for participating! Results are up.

Stay tuned... in the future I'll have more giveaways, and not always with craft books. There will be something for everyone!