HTR&W Winner + BAFAB Week

Today I have a winner and another giveaway. (My budget won’t let me do this every week, though.)

HTR&W Giveaway Winner

Seven people (Nicole, Kim, Care aka Bkclubcare, Ahava, Rose City Reader, Susan, Susan L.) indicated their interest in reading the HTR&W works. I’ve been intimidated and excited by the list this weekend, and I’m excited that others are similarly interested in reading the works on it.

Using a random number generator, the winner of the giveaway is commenter number 4, Ahava! I’ll send you a copy of HTR&W.

I’ve purposely made this challenge open-ended for me: I want to make sure I’m reading to read, not to cross the work off a list. I’m going to read them all, mostly in order (although I may do some of the novels out of order to begin with), however long it takes me. For those of you who are also reading the works, you can make your personal challenge however you want: read x books in a year; read all the books in x time period; read all the books except ____; read in whatever order; etc. You decide. There are no “challenge police,” as someone once told me.

In a moment of wasting time, I designed some buttons for this challenge. I’ve based these on the book cover(s).

Or, you can continue to use the full book cover (as above).

I’ve also started a Shelfari HTR&W discussion group. Even if you won’t be reading all of the HTR&W works, come join our discussion there!

BAFAB Week

It was so much fun giving away a book this week that I am going to do it again. It’s Buy A Friend A Book Week. If you leave a comment on my blog, you’re my blogging friend! But I can’t buy you all a book.

To promote the HTR&W works, I’d love to giveaway a novel, play, collection of stories, or collection of poetry from the HTR&W list to anyone; you don’t have to have “committed” to the HTR&W challenge. If you want to be entered into a drawing to win one of them, leave a comment on this post, telling me which work on the HTR&W list you’d really like to read.

Next Sunday, I’ll randomly select a winner and send him/her that novel or play or the collection of short stories or poetry. This is open to anyone who can receive a shipment from Amazon.com, which I believe is the entire globe. (Please correct me if I’m wrong.)

Happy reading!

About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. I’d really love to read either Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky or a collection of Guy de Maupassant’s short stories. I’ve been meaning to some of both for quite some time. Your HTR&W challenge is very inspiring. Thanks for being so generous as to have TWO giveaways so close together.

  2. @Heather Johnson, Carla Pullman, Alessandra: I haven’t read those yet…I hope they are good! @ Jessica: I loved Crime and Punishment years ago when I read it, although Maupassant has great reviews. @Mandi: I’m amazed Flannery O’Connor isn’t on your list! She’s great….and these aren’t books in my personal collection, I’m going to send the winner a book from Amazon.com. I’m actually far far away from all of my books right now…and missing them dreadfully.

    I’ll enter you all in the giveaway!

  3. @mandi: I just read your post on your blog. Sorry, but who ever wins this giveaway will give Amazon.com plastic and brown box. It won’t be all lovingly packaged!

  4. I want Flannery O’Connor! Pretty please? I haven’t ever read her and know I must. I won’t be able to read it until next year but I’ll look forward to it.

    I love that you give books away! I think I may borrow this idea and use it on my blog. I find it VERY difficult to part with books but I’ll give it a shot…

  5. I think I’d like to dig into Great Expectations or try Emma for a lighter read. I’m going to add your book reviews site to my blog roll Rebecca – I already have your writing site but not your book site!

  6. That’s OK too. There are many levels of joy in receiving books. The packaging is just one. What the book is. What condition it is in. How well it is bound. Who is giving it to you…

    I get lots of books from Amazon and love them too. And a free one? I’d be over the moon!

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