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books. contest. prize.

I have a contest over at the SQotD page. It's a real contest, with an Amazon gift certificate as a prize, and it's about books. I'm going to reprint the whole post here. If you are going to trackback or link to the contest, please do it from this page, not the SQotD page. Entries, however, must be posted on the main contest page. This post is for questions only. bq. Today is World Book Day. It's interesting that they call it World Book Day when it is celebrated only in Ireland and the UK. Well, we're taking it to America today.
[World Book Day] is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.
A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own
reading.gifHere's what we're going to do: Everyone will "share" one book here. Fiction, non-fiction, children's, romance, sci-fi - even historical textbooks; they all count. Just one book that you treasure, one book that you enjoyed so much you would like to share that joy with others.
All you need to write is the title and author, a brief synopsis of the book (which can be copied and pasted from somewhere else, as long as you credit it) and, in 25 words or less essay, why you want to share this book with the world.
I'll keep this open for 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hours, I'll choose the ten most persuasive and/or compelling essays; the ones that made me want to go out and purchase the book immediately. Then I'll put up a poll of those essays. You will choose your favorite, and the winner will get a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
Sure, it's a contest. But it's also a way to introduce others to authors, titles and genres they might not have otherwise read.
Use the comments here to place your entry. Make sure you leave a proper email address.
You can choose a book that has already been posted - just make your essay better!
Now go over to SQotD and enter!


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It's interesting that they call it World Book Day when it is celebrated only in Ireland and the UK.

So, what are your thoughts on the World Series? :-)

Are we allowed to nominate more than one?

I'll say yes - but no more than three, to keep it semi-fair.

Do we get extra-credit for using exactly 25 words? :)

Mmm...you might, rabbit. You might.

I did. That's a hard thing to do, but I did.

I did, too. Extra points, here I come.

Bugs bunny quote in the comments. Yeah!