Right. I’m having a crappy week, as things around me go tits up in a variety of ways, to the point where I’m hoping that I am not the common denominator in all these mini-disasters. I need some winter cheering and nothing cheers me up like shopping. But it is not the time of year to be shopping for one’s self, and I do like buying presents and so I welcome you, dear readers, commenters and lurkers, to my First Annual Midwinter Book Giveaway. Could there be anything cheerier than knowing that a free book of your (somewhat restricted but we’ll get to that below) choice is on its way to you, to brighten the long winter evenings?
‘No, there could not!’, you chorus, along with ‘And how do we enter this book giveaway of which you speak?’
Couldn’t be easier, my poppets.
- Between now and December 20, peruse at your leisure my lists of books read for the last couple of years.
- Leave a comment telling me which book you would like from those lists, and why. (There is no format restriction, so if I read it in hardback and it’s still in hardback, that’s what I’ll buy. There is likewise no location restriction. Where you are, your book will go.)
- On December 21 I will devise some random selection scheme, and select 5 random recipients.
- I will then notify said recipients via this blog, collect addresses, book shop, and send off lovingly handwrapped books to all five. I make no promises that they will be there by any particular time because how do I know you won’t select some fiendishly out of print title?
That’s it. I feel better now.