Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gratitude Giveaway!


At this time of year it only seems appropriate to offer my thanks to those who read and comment on my blog.  I am a small paperback compared to the Tolstoy's of book blogging...but I have loved every post, thought, and review that I have contributed over the past 18 months -- and am even more thankful for those who have offered their comments!  Every book I open is a potential new friend...some I have loved, some, not so much...but I am a more well rounded person for having perused their pages.

As such, I would like to offer a giveway -- nothing says thank you better than schwag!  I am an adopted Arkansan, and throughout my blog, I've tried to highlight the wonderful things about this state.  It would only make sense that my giveaway be written by an Arkansas author.  This is a timeless classic, and soon to be Coen Brothers movie!



True Grit

Summary from B&N:  Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for the movie starring John Wayne. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory.  True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

This Gratitude Giveaway will run from Wednesday, November 17th through Sunday, November 28th at Midnight (CST) and is only available too US and Canadian residents.  The entry is easy enough...you must be a follower or become a follower via GFC on the right sidebar and fill out the attached form. 

Additionally, the following blogs are also participating in the Gratitude Giveaways...this is a great chance to meet new blogging friends and check out their offerings!



Finally, a huge thank you to  Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, for sponsoring this thoughtful event.