10 May 2012

Time for a giveaway!

I recently ordered some cool stuff that celebrates Just Keep Knitting: tote bags, mouse pads, pens, t-shirts, that kind of thing.

Since the box arrived the other day, I figure it’s time for a giveaway!

Here’s how it’s gonna work:

  • You need to have read Just Keep Knitting to qualify for this one! If you don’t have a copy, you can order one here, or get the ebook (immediate delivery!) here.
  • Next, you need to write a comment about the book – nothing huge, just a quick blurb so that potential readers know what you think about it. Be honest! Balanced reviews are best, really.
  • Where do you do this comment thing? Probably the very best place is Goodreads – membership there is free, and it is a great way to check out what others say about a book before you buy it or take it out from the library. I will often see a book that looks potentially interesting in the online library listings, but as I can’t just flip through it when I’m choosing books remotely, I pop over to Goodreads and check out what others have said about it before I make up my mind. It’s a great resource!
  • If you have an electronic copy of the book, leave your comment wherever you purchased it: Smashwords, the iTunes bookstore, Barnes & Noble, wherever.
  • Feel free to comment in multiple places if you can – Goodreads and Smashwords, iTunes and the Kobo store, whatever works for you.
  • After you make your comments, come back here and post a comment, letting me know where you’ve left your remarks. You get one entry for every comment you leave out there on the net.
  • If posting comments elsewhere isn’t your thing, you can leave a ‘review blurb’ here, as a comment on this blog post, and I’ll count that as an entry too.
  • *added after a late night thought* You can also talk about the book in a post on your blog … and that’ll count for three entries!

The contest will stay open until May 31: plenty of time for those who haven’t yet read the book to catch up. Winners will be selected by random draw and then contacted for a postal address so that their surprise can be sent in the mail! Be sure to leave some kind of identifying tag on your post – if you comment here anonymously, just use your initials or something in your post so that you stand out from the crowd!

Ready … set … read … then write!


  1. This was a very difficult book to read and a very easy book to read. The story was sad and unfair and made me want to smack someone but it left me with hope. When you get right down to it, hope is something we can all use a little bit more of. If you're going through a tough time this book may give you an anchor.
    While you're at it, knit the patterns...they are beautiful.

  2. I know I posted a review somewhere online before, does that count or do I have to remember where and/or post another one? ;)

  3. I added a review to Smashwords :-)

    love this book (even while hating many parts of the story itself). Like Teri, I want to smack a few people over the head, but it's still very inspirational, and I must say, very well written.

  4. Anonymous6:16 pm

    I read the book and it broke my heart -and tears come quickly when I think about it again,
    I'm the Mom!
    May all who read it find peace and hope!

  5. Thank you all!

    Terri, your first review was a comment on Waterborne - Skipper's blog - where the first official book review was posted. That'll count as one ... if you do a GoodReads review as well, that'll be a second entry! :)

  6. I just added a review to Goodreads. :)

  7. Woohoo! More reviews = more times your name goes in the draw! :)

    (and of course more publicity for the book, but hey ;) )

  8. I left my review on Goodreads and on Smashwords, which is where I got the book from. Thanks for sharing your story.

  9. Awesome! Two more entries! Thank you all! :)


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