Monday, September 07, 2009
Sometimes What Goes Around Comes Around
I've been wanting to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I've been reading other bloggers reviews, and had been entering giveaways hoping to score a copy. Last month was a good one for me with Amazon; several people bought books by clicking on my links so I should have a gift certificate in my hands shortly. I figured that would be the book I'd buy.
As a book review blogger, a tremendous number of books pass through my hands; most of which I get free from publicists in return for mentioning them on this blog. I'm not big on re-reading books and I only have so much storage space so I had to figure out what to do with all those books. I settled on putting them in a box outside my office and letting my co-workers have them. A co-worker who reads a lot and who used to haul his books to the now-closed VA hospital liked my idea and regularly adds his discards to my box. Well, I walked into my office one day last week, and a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was sitting on my desk! I kind of wondered if it was from that co-worker, but it wasn't his usual style of book, but he said it was. It made my day. Tonite I got an email from Janelle at Brimful Curiosities telling me I won a copy. I told her she could give it to someone else, but winning made me smile.