Monday, January 07, 2013

Blog Birthday: Giveback-Giveaway #7


Hard to believe that we've been blogging for SEVEN years!

This year we'd like to celebrate by giving back to our readers with a Giveback-Giveaway every day for seven days.

We'll choose a random winner from the comments each day and send them the featured book of the day. The books we've chosen are all new(ish) books that celebrate books and reading. (As we were choosing books, we realize that we need to update our Books About Books and Reading list in the sidebar. Are any of your favorites missing from our list?)

Thanks for stopping by to help us celebrate 7 years!

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Blog Birthday Giveback-Giveaway #7 -- HOW READING CHANGED MY LIFE


We decided to end our series with one of our favorite adult books about reading-How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen.  Anna Quindlen is a reader and she writes about how reading changed her life in this little book written for adults.  Anna Quindlen shares stories from her life as a reader and how important books have been throughout her life. I have read the book cover to cover many times and have used many excerpts with my students. We thought that Quindlen's celebration of reading was one of the best ways to give back to our readers. If you don't have a copy of this book, we highly recommend it. Comment below and you have a chance to win a copy! (But if you don't win, we still HIGHLY recommend this book to all readers out there!)

18 comments:

  1. I adore Anna Quindlen! I've been meaning to buy this one. Have you read Pat Conroy's My Reading Life? Loved that one too.

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  2. So cool! Books about books are the best. My fingers are crossed!

    http://naomemandeflores.com/en

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  3. I enjoy books about reading books. :)

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  4. I have this book but just have to say I LOVE Anna Quindlen and books about reading. Have you read Anne Fadiman's book about reading, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, which is probably my favorite book about reading ever?!?

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  5. I will have to read this one. I love her books!

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  6. Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it.

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  7. I'll try again to enter your contest. It would be great to win, but if not I'll order one on Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  8. I would love a copy of this book! I enjoy your blog. Thanks!

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  9. Am hoping to win this book...even though I already put it in my amazon basket!!

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  10. Sounds like another awesome book! Love your blog.

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  11. Have not read this, but maybe an excerpt. Love Anna Quindlen, so thanks again for being SO generous. Have been thinking we should have an online bookclub for classroom teachers. Does anyone know of any of these already up and running? Am putting this on my list! Thank you Mary Lee and Franki.
    Janet F.

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  12. I haven't heard of this one but have my fingers crossed to win!

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  13. I haven't read this, but am planning to put in a request for it from the library.

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  14. Sounds like an amazing read!!

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  15. I would love to read this!

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  16. I haven't read this one, but love books like this. Have you guys read "My Reading Life" by Pat Conroy- excellent- audiobook is great too because he narrates it. I really enjoy Anna Quindlen's books and so this will be going on my "to read" list for 2013.

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  17. I've only read one Anna Quindlen book and I enjoyed it. This one will go on my TBR list for sure. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging!

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  18. I have read other books by Anna Quindlen and would love to read this new read! Thanks for sharing about this.

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