Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway: GC from the Literacy Site Store


Reading is my favorite past time, in fact I can't go through the day without reading for awhile or I really feel like I've left something undone. I can't imagine not being surrounded by books, or at least having easy access to them via the library.

I will be participating in Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-thon in about a month, and while there is not a read-a-thon sponsored charity event, some people do their own thing for it. I think that's a good idea, and have decided I'd like to give away a $25 Gift Certificate to the Literacy Site Store. How will this help? Here is the blurb from their site:

"The Literacy Site was founded to help promote literacy among children from low-income families nationwide. Partnering with First Book and Room to Read, the site makes books available to children around the world, giving many children their very first book. With the generous support of our sponsors, each click provides 1% of a book. Making books a part of a child's life is the best way to encourage the love of reading, and literacy is key in breaking the poverty cycle.

In addition to clicking the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button, visitors can help make books available by shopping in The Literacy Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds for free books for children in need. The store offers a wide array of unique and meaningful items, including apparel, jewelry, home accents and gifts from around the world."

To enter this drawing, simply comment on this post and tell us the title of one of your favorite books. I will choose a winner on October 10th after the Read-a-thon so that all my fellow 'thoners can have a chance to enter if they like! This giveaway is open internationally, as I will be e-mailing the GC to the winner, just please be aware that shipping charges may vary depending on customs, which they discuss in their FAQ here.

Happy Reading everyone!

6 comments:

  1. I'm notoriously bag at keeping up with blogs so I'm glad that you posted this to FaceBook.

    Here are a couple of my favorites (the less well-known ones)
    - 'All We Know of Love' by Katie Schneider
    - Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-mbachu

    I'll post a link to your contest from my blog later today :)

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  2. One of my favorite books is Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  3. One of my favorite books is, Once in paris by Diana palmer.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  4. What a great idea for a giveaway.

    One of my favorites is a middle school book - The Gammage Cup.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  5. I can't choose only one book, so I'll name some of my favorites: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, etc...

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    sandric.sk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Let's get started! Thanks for the template!

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