Monday, November 3, 2008

Book Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


I'm giving away a copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson as part of the Book Giveaway Carnival.

I chose this book for two important reasons. The first is that it's a fantastic book. The second is that it's a book about poverty.

While it's a book about different kinds of poverty, it fits into the fact that this week a bunch of really cool bloggers are in the Dominican Republic seeing poverty firsthand with Compassion International. A kind of poverty we don't really see in the United States. So as you go about and frantically enter all the book giveaways this week, I also encourage you to visit this site and read along with these bloggers as they encounter hope in the midst of dire circumstances. And maybe open up your heart to sponsor a child.

To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment with a valid email address. This is open worldwide. I will draw a winner on Friday. For three extra entries, subscribe to the RSS feed for the Dominican Trip and leave me a separate comment telling me you have done so. And don't forget to enter more giveaways!

ETA: Comments in blogger seem to be having some issues. IF you can't leave a comment please enter via this contact form. Thanks!

86 comments:

3m said...

I'd love to be entered -- I've been meaning to read it this year.

3m.michelle at gmail

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it.

Cynthia said...

Please enter my name! Have a great day!

Tarie said...

Thanks for opening this worldwide! :D Please enter my name: Tarie (peteredmundlucy7@yahoo.com).

Ronnica said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I'd be lying if I said that I understood what it was like to be poor.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

RAnn said...

Enter me please ruthjoec at aol dot com

Serena said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!
savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

Sandra said...

I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. I couldn't get the rss feed to respond at the Dominican Trip site. Maybe it's not working.

Melsy626 said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book, I've heard alot of wonderful things about this book and would love to be entered please!! :)

Melsy626 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book! Would love to be entered!

Sara
sosarora_11 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa said...

Please enter me, I've had this one on my wishlist since I finished gods in Alabama.

Please stop and visit my giveaway too!

Gwendolyn B. said...

This has been on my wish list for a while. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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literatehousewife said...

Please enter me for this book! What a great giveaway!

wordlily said...

I'd love to win this book!

WordLily AT gmail

Debbie said...

This has been on my TBR list but I don't have a copy. I'd love to win it. Thanks. fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie P. said...

I've wanted to read this one for awhile. Knowing it's a book that you loved definitely makes me want it!

Lynne said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. I have her previous 2 books and loved them!

Ti said...

I'd love to win this one.

thereedfamily AT sbcglobal DOT net

Pam said...

I've enjoyed Joshilyn Jackson's other books. Please enter me! ppfqp at aol dot com

Lori said...

Sounds like a great read! Consider me entered. :)

Chelle said...

This book is on my list of "wants". Thanks for such a fab giveaway!

kamewh said...

I would love to be entered!

Thank you for the giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

bookroomreviews said...

I've been wanting this book. I have subscribed to the feed also. thanks for raising awareness for Compassion with your book giveaway Amy! You're awesome!

Hil'Lesha said...

This book is actually on my wishlist. So please enter me! :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Please enter me Amy! Thanks!

Faerie Mom said...

Thanks for a chance to win..... this looks like a great read!

sito50 said...

I've wanted to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Stacie said...

I have been wanting to read this book! Please enter me! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

Callista said...

Please enter me!
callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

Staci said...

I have heard such wonderful things about this book, I'd love the chance to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Dawn said...

Amy, this book looks great, BUT, I'm determined not to enter any giveaways this week ... my TBR pile is too big, so I'm trying to exercise some restraint! :)

Thanks for reminding us all about the work being done with Compassion Intl.

AmandaSue said...

This really sounds like an amazing book and I think you for opening my eyes to the Compassion International website. Thanks.

Wanda said...

Such a brilliant idea.
Thanks for being so thoughtful!
I'd love to win!

Jennifer said...

I have subscribed to your feed and there is either going to be a lot of posts from me, that I cannot see, or mine are just vanishing.
However, I must try as this sounds like a compelling read.

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

jaime said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherrylinn said...

Sounds like a wonderful read, thank you for the opportunity to win.

Sherrylinn said...

I subscribed to your feed via email.

darbyscloset said...

Hey Amy,
Enter me, I bet this is a great read!!!!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Laza said...

Please enter me. Thanks! lauren.m.delacruz at gmail dot com

jenna said...

Please count me in!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Mia J. said...

I have so been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

tatertot374 said...

thank you for having this! THis looks and sounds like an excellent read. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Amber said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming please. Thank you so much for making your contest open to international entries - most are not. I really appreciate it :)

Jesica said...

I'd love to read this book, thanks for the chance!

Jesica said...

I'm subscribed to the Compassion feed.

Janel said...

I love Joshilyn Jackson. Please enter me. Thanks!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Scribacchina said...

This sounds interesting. Add me to the draw, please. And thank you for opening your giveaway to us "internationals" :)

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. This sounds like a great read, and I love the cover! Thanks for the great giveaway!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carole said...

Joshilyn Jackson is a great author and I'd love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anysia said...

Please enter me. :-)

(You know where to find me)

Belinda said...

I would love to enter to win this book - it sounds like a meaningful and touching story. Thank you!

Belinda said...

I have just subscribed to the Compassion feed via Google Reader. This is going to be a fantastic journey to read about. Thank you for sharing this.

Ivan Girl said...

I've heard a lot about this book and I've been meaning to get a copy but it's always out-of-stock here.

I live in a 3rd world country and poverty (in its truest sense of the word) here is at its lowest low.

It would be great to win a copy of this book.

Jackie B. said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. I would really like to win a copy of this book.

Carol said...

I would like to read this! Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

michellef said...

I think I would enjoy this book. My family passes all our books around. If I won, this would be read by several. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please consider me for this!

Becky said...

I've been wanting to read this book.

windycindy said...

I have read so many great things about this book. The story line seems intriguing and one I would like to read. Please enter me in your delighful book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

sweetsue said...

I have been wanting to read this book, and have it on my wish list! Thank you for the link to Compassion International, I will check it out today!

smchester at gmail dot com

Rue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Carolyn said...

I would love to read this book. I would like to thank you for what you and your group are doing in the D R. May God Bless You All.

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

I am subscribed.

ceashark at aol dot com

Katie Stacey said...

this sounds great!

Molly C. said...

Would love to win this.

toohotforturtle said...

Thanks for the book and the info on Compassion International. You never fully realize how lucky we all are until you see the kind of poverty you see in places like Dominican Republic.

Reeva said...

i'd love to be entered to win. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Corinne said...

I like your take on the giveaways. Please enter me for this one :)

sheelysmom at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

I haven't heard of this & am really interested in reading it. Thanks for the post!

jean said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I've been reading Pioneer Woman's & Owlhaven's blogs this week about their DR trip - what an awesome experience!

lifewithmyboys said...

I'd love to read this book!

bison61 said...

I'd love to be entered - thanks

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Casey said...

Please enter me ..I would love to win =)

mizzcasey02@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks. =)

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

mom2bears said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks! aewalls425@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

Sounds wonderful and something that would really give me something to think about.

amanda[dot]funai[at]gmail[dot]com

writesalot said...

This book sounds like it would be a good read, please enter me! Thanks!

Mariah
penguinqueen@hotmail.com

Jodi said...

This book sounds great, poverty is such a horrible issue that people try not to think about often.

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tempest52 said...

This book is new to me. I'd love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

dreamseeker52 AT gmail DOT com

ssmina said...

please enter me thank you

purango said...

This sonds like a good book. I would love to win it. garrettsambo@aol.com

Tammy OHagan said...


Pick Me! Pick Me! I would love to win a book.


It's very kind of you to offer such a great giveaway, it rare that I see giveaways for people like us (avid readers).


Count me in too please.


Thanks
Tammy OHagan
tammyohagan ~~~ AT ~~~ westco ~~~ DOT ~~~ net

Stacy B. said...

I would love to win this!

Stacy B.
stacyb02@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Please enter me :)

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