Alison Kent has a great contest going on on her blog right now. It was triggered by this post about the dire conditions in publishing today and how everyone should go out and buy a book to help things stay above water. I think it’s a great idea. I admit, even my book buying, which in the past was up to addictive levels, has dropped off significantly.
I, for one, plan to buy a lot of books as Christmas gifts this year. The book will be geared toward the recipient, of course. And I know of one immediate family member who doesn’t like to read books. Any books. Even when a book is actually dedicated to them. Over two years ago. :-/ So, in this case, I would pick a different book. Possibly a picture book of some kind. Or one about shoes.
So, here’s my contest this weekend. Tell me a book that you want to read and why you want to read it. It has to be a new or recent release and it has to cost under $10 — so you’re looking at mass market paperbacks here. Be sure to say why you want the book — buzz it here (by chatting about it a bit in comments), and maybe it’ll trigger somebody else to want to pick it up!
I’ll pick 2 winners from the comments next Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 p.m. EST and send off their book choices. And I welcome anyone to do a similar contest on their blog. Books rock!!