Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cleaning out the Shelves Contest

I've been selfish.

I have stacks of books I've already read that I doubt I will read again (because of my huge TBR pile) and stacks of books I haven't read that are dropping on the priority list because my attention is being diverted.

And I surround myself with readers who could benefit from these books.

I'm turning over a new leaf.

Taking a page from Teen Reads' "Second Hand Saturday," I give you 

"Second Hand Snow Day!"
(Surprisingly, I just made that up right now)

I grabbed some books I think I'll be able to share.  I don't want to lose friends for being selfish.

Since I'll be paying shipping, you will need to be a follower and have a U.S. address.  I'm pleading poverty due to my paying job as public educator and my hobby as a mother of four.

Leave a comment with your book pick(s) if you win.  Include your email address so I can let you know you've won.  Otherwise, my shelves stay cluttered and we are all losers.

The choices are:
City of Tranquil Light: A NovelKasey to the Rescue: The Remarkable Story of a Monkey and a MiracleTestimony: A NovelThe Undaunted Life: How to Succeed No Matter WhatRunning Around (And Such) (Lizzie Searches for Love, Book 1)Unforgivable (Pocket Books Romance)The Clouds Roll Away (Raleigh Harmon)Spin the PlateScorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court JusticesThe Falling AwayRunning the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison LibrarianThe Art of ChoosingThe Sherlockian

No rhyme nor reason.  No cutesy theme.  Sorry, I'm not changing my ways so much that organization might creep into my life.  

I tried that once.  I'm still having nightmares.

Ends Friday.


Meredith said...

I'd be interested in Testimony, The Clouds Roll Away, and/or The Falling Away.

Thanks for the great giveaway! (What are you going to put in the clean spot on your shelf?)

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Linsey said...

I know this is not that helpful, but I'd be interested in any and all. We've been living overseas for the last 4 years and my reading options have suffered. I follow you, or course! linseycrisler at gmail dot com

Katie said...

hmm... I interested in The Sherlockian and/or Running the Books.

thanks for the opportunity!


CountessLaurie said...

I have Testimony. I wouldn't mind reading City of Tranquil Light since you enjoyed it so much. And Unforgiven. And Goodnight Tweetheart. Oh wait, that's not on your list. Just feel free to send anything you liked :-)

Ricki said...

I'm most interested in The Sherlockian, but I would happily try any (except Running Around and Such because I already own that).

Lisa said...

I would be interested in Unforgivalble or the the clouds roll away.

kjovus - my life with books said...

ooo, I have not read any of these books, so if I win - SUPRISE ME!

I am a follower. :D

Teresa said...

I would LOVE to read the Sherlockian.

I am a follower.

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

lgh164 said...

I'd like to read the Sherlockian or Testimony.


lgh164 at verizondotnet

Audrey said...

Everything sounds so interesting, but particuarly Spin the Plate and The Clouds Roll Away.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I'm a follower (audreyclair)

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! What a great giveaway and selection. Not to be greedy, I would love the following:

The Undaunted Life
Spin the Plate
The Falling Away
City of Tranquil Lights

I'm also a follower
Happy New Year!!

Jessica said...

Spin The Plate, Testimony or
City of Tranquil Light

Spin the plate sounds awesome the other two I've heard good things about.


DarcyO said...

Great giveaway! I'd be interested in City of Tranquil Light and The Clouds Roll Away. I'm a follower.

Happy New Year!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Jen @ Great Blog Giveaways said...

I am interested in Running Around. I am a sucker for fiction about the Amish lately.

I loved your comment about your hobby is being the mother of 4. I am the mom of 4 too!

ssovrnej at

Ginia said...

I haven't read any Anita Shreve yet. Maybe I should start. I would love to win any of these.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Virginia Bell

Khyla said...

awesome giveaway
i've really looked into all ur options of books and it came down to spin the plate as number 1 and number 2 testimony
i would be greatly thankful if i get either. thank you so much :)

Judy said...

Great books on many subjects!!

I would pick Testimony by Shreve, Unforgivable by Griffin and The Sherlockian by Graham Moore!!

I am a follower-judy


Tore said...

I would be interest in unforgiveable, the clouds roll away and the city of tranquil light. Please enter me in contest.

Carol M said...

I would love to read The Sherlockian or Unforgivable! Thank you for the giveaway!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower.

I would love to read The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

pmernick said...

Spin The Plate, Testimony or
City of Tranquil Light would be my choices.
Thanks for another great giveaway, and for posts that make me laugh!
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Ruthie said... your posts!


Benita said...

I'd like to read Testimony, The Undaunted Life and The Clouds Roll Away.

Thanks for a great giveaway.


justpeachy36 said...

I'm interested in, Running Around by Linda Byler, Unforgivable by Laura Griffin and the Sherlockian.

friday2965 said...

The Sherlockian
The Art of Choosing

James Sloan
1610 S Lindsay St
Gainesville,TX 76240

maryjaco1 said...

I think I might enjoy:Kasey to the Rescue, The Undaunted Life, and/or The Art of Choosing.
Happy New Year and thanks for the chance.

Beth S. said...

I'd love to win Running the Books.

beths0103 at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

How gracious of you to share your books with us! It's a win-win situation; you get clean shelves and we get a new read!

I'd love to have Testimony or The Sherlockian.

safoga at gmail dot com

pmj said...

Scorpions or the Sherlockian or Testomony or any of theem-I haven't read any of these books yet. Thank you for the giveaway!
pjames330 at aol dot com

GFC follower and email subscriber

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great "snow day" giveaway! I already follow via GFC (Bornajhawk) and would be interested in the following books:
Unforgivable - Laura Griffin
Testimony - Anita Shreve
The Clouds Roll Away - Sibella Giorello


Autumn @ From the TBR Pile said...

I'd love The Sherlockian and/or The Clouds Roll Away

Thanks so much!!

autumn.crochet (at) gmail .com

Autumn @ From the TBR Pile said...

I'd love The Sherlockian and/or The Clouds Roll Away

Thanks so much!!

autumn.crochet (at) gmail .com

eclairre said...

I'd like Spin the Plate, Running the Books, and/or The Sherlockian.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the give-a-way
Testimony would be the one

Pamela Keener said...

I'd love to read the Sherlockian.
I am a follower.
Love & Hugs,

Shannon said...


Here are my picks:
The Sherlockian
The Clouds Roll Away
The Falling Away

ewhatley said...

Would love to win Testimony.

follow you via gfc as ewhatley

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

Amy said...

Wow, so many good choices!

If I win, you choose. I think you'll pick an awesome one (or five).

Kasey to the Rescue really looks interesting....I don't remember your review on it....was it good?

CarolNWong said...

The City of Tranquil Light was one my most favorite reads of all time.

My choices are in the order of most wanted!

1. The Sherlockian
2. Scorpions
3. Running Around
4. Casey to the rescue
5. The Clouds Rolls Away
6. The Falling Way

You really have an amazing selection!!

I follow your blog with GFC.


JULIE said...

Running Around looks the most interesting to me!! What a great idea for a giveaway...mind if I steal your idea for my blog?

Riahli said...

I'm a follower...and I'll read anything...see I'm easy to please. :) {And if I win I'll post a bunch of adorable pictures of baby girl, so you know, pick me, pick me!! Ha, ha!}


Joanne said...

I would like Running Around and The Art of Choosing.