Christmas is five months from today, and since Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 11, 2009, it's even less than five months away. I can barely believe it, but I bought my first Christmas gift this week! Truthfully, I wasn't intentionally holiday shopping, but I came across a great deal on a great gift for my husband so I pounced on it. I remembered that I did a little Christmas in July book giveaway last year, so I thought it would be fun to do it again this year.
There are a lot of generous giveaways out there for new releases and brand new books, but well, times are tough and I'm trying to stick to a reasonable book budget, so I'm only going to be giving away books from my own bookshelf this time. These are books that I may or may not have read and are either gently used, accidental doubles, or ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) for books that were published in 2008 or earlier. Some of them are hand me downs from my friend Kate who gets lots of books from authors and publishers and she occasionally, and very generously, passes them on to me. A couple of the books that are ARCs have plain card stock covers, not the glossy colored cover art. I thought I'd mention that just in case you're a cover art junkie. ;)
I'm going to give three winners up to two books each, because I'm fairly certain two paperbacks fit into a medium padded envelope and can be mailed first class for about three bucks. All you have to do is leave a comment here in this post by Saturday, August 1, 2009 12 pm EST and I'll use the random.org to select the winners.
Open to US and Canada addresses only and obviously you don't have to celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or any other holiday to participate.
The books on my giveaway shelf can be found on my Shelfari prize shelf. Just click on the link.