Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book

A few weeks ago I won a little something in the 'I Win You Win' giveaway. You can read the background here but essentially Robin started something fun on her blog and today is your chance to be part of that fun.

We are 'sharing' a book called Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn. Robin (the blogger, not the author) chose this book because as she was reading she could see so many similarities between the main characters friendship (they were originally pen pals and in 40 years had never met face to face) and the friendships we make through blogging.

The book is being passed around from blogger to blogger and I am the most recent 'owner'. Today it's time to pass the book on to another reader and that's where you come in. If you have a blog and would like to be the next reader just leave a comment on this post and I'll drop your name into the proverbial hat. I'll announce the winner on Monday and send the book on to its new 'owner'. There are a few things you agree to in accepting the book-
  • Read the book (preferably within a 4 week period of time)
  • As you read feel free to make notes in the margin or on a favorite chapter of the book.
  • When you're finished write the date and your blog address on the inside of the front cover. You can also tuck in a book mark as a small gift or even a surprise gift card or some other small prize. Have fun with it!
  • Place the book on your blog and continue the “I won…You Won Giveaway!
  • Lastly let Robin know when you have your giveaway up and running. She will keep a running list on her side bar of this books journey.
This has been fun...don't forget to leave a comment today if you'd like a chance at the book.

Finally, in one last little bit of 'book' news....several people asked to see a picture of my 'blook'. That's what I'm calling the bound copy of my blog. I wrote about it here and this is what mine looks like-

I did not include comments as it would have made the book too big. You may have noticed I use far far too many a lot of words. I also include lots of photos in my blog posts and I'm happy to have them saved in this format. It's not an inexpensive thing to do but I love it so keep your eyes peeled for the sequel.


  1. What a clever idea! Here is my comment/ entry! Ps. I bet the book isn't nearly as interesting and wonderful as your blog book! I love you!

  2. Love your blog book so cool. I win you win brilliant idea!

  3. Throw my name in the hat! Can you make the piece of paper that my name is on a little bigger? ; )

  4. So the drawing will be random? So no amount of begging to be picked will help my chances? Darn.

  5. Good luck to all of y'all. I cant wait to see who will win next!


    One day I plan to get really motivated and put together on of those online books from my blog.

  6. Lovin the blog book deal and what a clever idea of passing a book around. I love the Sisterchicks books and haven't read that one so please enter me and of course, then pick me as well! Thanks for sharing!

  7. i love the book idea! you don't have to put me in the drawing - it would probably cost you your first born to mail it over here! ha! but, i do think it's an amazing idea - maybe while i'm home for the summer it could find it's way to my door! :)

  8. I like the blook. I was sad to see it is not an "inexpensive" thing to do. I really dig inexpensive.

  9. Sound like a really fun giveaway. Please include me.

  10. I had my blog printed also and am waiting for it's arrival!

  11. Please include me in the drawing! I love to read and that is such a neat idea!

    And I love the publishing of the blog. Wow... What a legacy to leave for grandkids. Cool Idea!

    until next time... nel

  12. Oh yes! Please put my name in the hat, Joyce! I'd love to participate and I am seriously thinking of "blooking" my blog! Yours looks great!

  13. I would love to be entered in the drawing. How neat to have your blog printed! You will love having it in book form. Love & blessings from NC!