Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Sunday Salon and BAFAB Week!

Yeah, this is pretty late for a Salon post. I have little to report on my reading today, though I did meet with new on-line book club for the first time! It was really fun and we had a very thought provoking book to discuss. I'll post a review and follow-up of our discussion later this week.

We had gorgeous weather here, though the sun is very strong and can get to be a bit much at times.

Anyway, the real thing I want to use the Salon post for today is BAFAB week! I'm going to do something a little different based on an article I saw in Galley Cat about authors donating books to troops in Afghanistan. I really loved the idea, and I love that they are donating brand new books and not something passed down or remaindered. I want to support those authors, so here's what's gonna happen.

For this giveaway, please go visit the Warrior Library site. Find a book by one of those authors that you'd like to read that is ten dollars or less on Amazon and eligible for Prime. Sadly, this does rule out some authors, but I only have so much money. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which book you'd like to read! If you live in the United States you'll receive the book from me, if you live in a country other than the US you'll get an e-certificate.

Please be sure there's a way that I can contact you if you win! I'll draw a winner in time for next week's Sunday Salon.



Krista said...

Right Before Your Eyes or Everything Nice by Ellen Shanman look cute! Not that I need anymore books to read... :)
Oh, and what does BAFAB stand for?

Meghan said...

I'm glad the discussion went well! I don't think our next book will be so thought provoking but hopefully I can come up with some good questions.

bermudaonion said...

What a wonderful idea. Vance had a friend in Iraq who wasn't much of a reader. Whenever we sent him a package, I always threw in a book. He would report back and say he read the book in a day.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

What a great idea Amy! Thanks for welcoming me to the Sunday Salon! You're online book club sounds interesting, you'll have to share more about that. I am in a F2F book club and it has been a great experience. I have read books that I wouldn't normally read and have wonderful discussions about books.

Trish said...

Good luck with the new book club--I look forward to hearing about the book you discussed. We're always looking for the thought-provoking reads.

Amy Btw M said...

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox sounded pretty good. I like Urban Fantasy.

Dawn M. said...

What a great idea! :0)

If I can pick from the first group of writers, then I pick Monster Hunters by Dean Lorey. I met him at a con and he was the nicest person.

If I need to pick from the second group, then I pick The Stolen by Jason Pinter. I've never heard of his books but they sound really good.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Pissenlit said...

Oh, what a great idea!

I've been wanting to read The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox.

farmlanebooks said...

I love the work that they do!

I'd love Body Double by Tess Gerritsen.

Angie Best-Boss said...

Body Double sounds fun...I'd love to donate my books, but I think "Budgeting for Infertility: Bringing Home Baby Without Breaking the Bank" may not exactly be on the top of their reading list!
Angie Best-Boss

teabird said...

I'd love to read Body Double by Tess Gerritsen - this is a wonderful, wonderful idea!

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The Book Resort said...

Have fun w/ your new book club : }.
OWL is a fabulous way to thank the troops. I think this is really a gr~8 way to honor the heroes who have given us so much.Thanks, Amy, for the info : }.
Now, The Dirty Secrets Club (Jo Beckett)by Meg Gardiner has piqued my interest.

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