This is my first Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and I am absolutely loving the spirit of community that is positively oozing out of this event. In honor of BBAW and all the warm fuzzy feelings it’s generating, I’ve decided to tackle a few other firsts as well.
First #1: Erin Reads is now on Twitter! I’ve been resisting for quite some time, but no longer. @ErinReadsblog.
First #2: I’m hosting my very first giveaway! Up for grabs is a brand new paperback autographed copy of Justin Kramon‘s debut novel, Finny, published by Random House. The reviews I’m hearing have all been stellar, and I can’t wait to read it! Here’s a description from the book’s cover:
We meet Finny Short as an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who can’t make sense of her family’s unusual habits. Her mother offers guidance appropriate for a forty-year-old socialite; her father quotes Nietzsche over pancakes. Finny figures she’s stuck with this lonely lot until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does.
Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak.
Finny’s relationships with Judith and Earl open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss, and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents.
Kramon has given us a wickedly funny odyssey, with a moving and original love story at its core. Finny introduces us to an unforgettable heroine, a charmingly intricate world, and an uncommonly gifted young novelist.
The Giveaway: To enter, first follow @ErinReadsblog on Twitter. Then, come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you’re following. Extra entries (you can do the following options once each):
- (+1) if you suggest someone you follow on Twitter who you think I should follow too!
- (+1) if you link back to your book blog so I can check it out!
- (+1) if you tell me a book you’ve loved recently and why, in 6 words or less, you loved it so much!
Contest will run until from now until 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, September 17th. This time around I’ll only be shipping to addresses within the US (no PO boxes). Winner will be announced on Saturday, September 18th. Good luck!