Pay It Forward Book Exchange

It’s been a while, and the pile of books on my desk threatens to tumble over and crush me, so I’m giving away two books this week; look for another give away soon!

This week’s books:
Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too by Susan Callahan, Anne Nolen and Katrin Schumann
I didn’t read this one — it arrived in the mail last week, I don’t know why. I don’t need to spend my time off reading about taking time off, but maybe you know someone who does?

I Married My Mother-in-Law and other tales of in-laws we can’t live with — and can’t live without, edited by Ilena Silverman, with essays by Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Kathryn Harrison and others. There are some nice pieces in here, and it’s not all in-law bashing. And who doesn’t love an anthology, really? Not me.

Leave me a comment saying you want to enter by the end of the day Friday, April 4th and I’ll announce a winner next week.

The fine print, as devised by Overwhelmed with Joy:

Once a month (or so) I’ll pick a book to give away to one lucky reader (you don’t have to have a blog to enter). It may be a book that I’ve purchased new or used, or it may be a book that someone has shared with me that I really like. It’ll probably be a paperback, just to make things easier, but no guarantees.

2) Details on how you can enter to win will be listed below.

3) If you’re the lucky winner of the book giveaway I ask that you, in turn, host a drawing to give that book away for free to one of your readers, after you’ve had a chance to read it (let’s say, within a month after you’ve received the book), or donate it to your local library or shelter. If you mail the book out using the media/book rate that the post office offers it’s pretty inexpensive.

4) If you’re really motivated and want to host your own “Pay It Forward” giveaway at any time, feel free to grab the button above to use on your own blog. Just let her know so she can publish a post plugging your giveaway and directing readers your way!

So there you have it, the Pay It Forward Book Exchange, designed to encourage people to read, to share good books, to possibly get you out of your reading comfort zone, and to get fun stuff in the mail instead of just bills!”


  1. Overwhelmed! says:

    Caroline, I’m not going to ask to be entered in your drawing because I have a stack of books to read and catch up on, but I have linked you in April Pay It Forward Book Exchange post.

    Thanks for participating by hosting your own giveaway. I do appreciate it! Check back on 19 April when I’ll draw and announce the winners of my giveaway!

  2. windycindy says:

    Thanks for your participation in this wonderful book giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it!

  3. Paige says:

    I would love to enter your drawing! Thanks so much!

  4. Ian says:

    Please Enter me! I am always looking for good books to read..

    Thank You

  5. jppmom says:

    I would love to join yer drawing..please include me in..thanks!

  6. Not sure where you’re located, so maybe it’s still Friday?? I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks!


  7. Cynthia says:

    Please enter me for your book giveaway. Also, stop by my blog and enter mine!