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:

Finny by Justin Kramon (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!

Join the Conversation


  1. Hi Erin – I’m a new follower on Twitter (welcome to the madness!); would love to enter your giveaway for FINNY!

    book I’ve loved recently = RUSSIAN WINTER (Daphne Kalotay) = Stalinist Russia, paranoia, arts, amber, intrigue

    If you don’t already read her, I suggest you take a look at Wendy @ (I had to go to to pull a blog from my GR, too many great ones to choose from!)

  2. Great giveaway! I am already a follower, which is how I first saw this giveaway. The most recent book I’ve loved has to be Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It’s just an amazing novel that explores the depths of a teenage girl’s mind deep in the throes of anorexia. By turns amusing, painful and all-around memorable, it is definitely on my list of top reads for 2010.

    If you don’t already, Ms. Halse Anderson is already on Twitter. @halseanderson

    If you are interested, please check out my blog:

    1. I am a new follower – just discovered your blog this week, and looking forward to reading more! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  3. following u on Twitter (id: jtscsports).

    Book I loved: “Serious Men” by Manu Joseph – Dark humor overcomes Indian caste system

  4. I just discovered your blog thanks to BBAW!
    I follow you on Twitter

    I recently read “Life In Spite of Me” by Kristen Jane Anderson
    A book that gives second chances.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. I dont have twitter otherwise Id follow you there too. 🙁 I am an email subscriber and RSS feed subscriber on google reader. I hope this is enough to enter me. It not its ok too, but would loved to be entered, Please! 🙂 Thanks a bunch.

    a book i loved recently is Stolen.
    My 6 words: Real, Honest, In Your Face Good

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

    1. Sure, that’s fine. As a very new convert to Twitter, I guess I can’t exclude someone who isn’t on it! Though I kind of thought maybe I was the last person on earth without an account 🙂

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