Despite the new e-book craze and low cost of buying (and getting free!)e-books on Amazon, do you still like the feel and smell of a book? Me too. Do you still want your children to have that experience of waiting until you read the last word on the page so that they can turn it? Me too. Do you want them snuggled up next to you as you read them a chapter each night? Me too, but that’s not gonna happen in this house any longer. Oh–one more. Do you want them to grow up wanting to collect their favorites and hold them in their hands later to relive those childhood memories? Me too!! (We are so much alike it’s uncanny..)
So that brings me to the latest Kay Bratt Giveaway.
I love Kate DiCamillo. She doesn’t know it but I do. Just. Love. Me. Some. Kate.
You are going to think this is weird, but last week when I had a particularly rough time, I self-soothed myself by reading her chapter book titled, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. If you haven’t read it, or your child hasn’t I guess we should say, then you are all missing out. I also liked The Magician’s Elephant, though not as much as Edward. But her most famous thus far, according to me, (and I’m all that counts in this instant) is The Tale of Despereaux. Maybe you have the movie? The book is better. I promise. Okay, so I read them for research, but still–they were so good!
I also had a great launch for Chasing China. Impressive free downloads, actual sales and borrows since the release. Now I am blonde but certainly not naive enough to think that I am so famous that I did all that by myself. No way, hosea. YOU did it. You all helped my release shine by sharing on facebook, buying my book, recommending my book, tweeting my book, and especially by reviewing my books! [You know for an author, if we are in the desolate land of no-reviews-on-our-books, we might as well paint a big fat black X on our books. So thank you for everything but especially for the reviews.]
To get in the drawing to win the three books by Kate DiCamillo, ($30 value from Amazon) just comment below if you reviewed any of my books and which ones. (Please let me know the name you used) And because I am still trying to keep Chasing China going and it’s my current pet, if you review it you will get your name in twice. So you could potentially have a chance for reviewing Silent Tears, The Bridge, Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi, and 2 for Chasing China!
A second winner will win a signed copy of Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi. Okay–I’ll admit its not as wonderful as a Kate DiCamillo book but give me a few years…I might get there. And really you guys, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. A really big thank you.
[and if you are still reading Chasing China or just finished up, you still have time to put a review on Amazon! Get to it--only needs to be a short sentence or two. The drawing will be held on January 31, by random.org]
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