The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way.This is more than wanting to win something, in the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them. Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the art community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. We are not solving the world's problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging.
I am giving away two prizes to two different winners, with a sort of international flair to them. Each prize is a novel and a pair of earrings.
First, Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly, which I reviewed last week. Many of my visitors expressed interest in reading this sweeping Irish family saga, so I thought I'd give it away, along with a pair of sterling silver Celtic symbol earrings. They are very delicate and light.
The second book takes place in the city of Amsterdam and is about a fictional rock band that has gone from the pinnacle of fame and potential to the bottom of the heap. Rock Bottom by Michael Shilling is funny, touching, raw, and wearying, as I told readers in my review. Since Amsterdam is known for diamond trading, the earrings with this book will be...NOT diamonds! They are delicate sterling silver with a beautiful cage holding a square cut crystal. We can pretend it's a diamond, though, if you like!
To win one of these wonderful books with their coordinating earrings, all you have to do is:
- Have an active blog,
- Leave a comment on this post only,
- Leave a way for me to contact you with your comment,
- Choose which of the 2 books you prefer, and tell me why in the comments.
- Winners will be chosen by Random.org after midnight Eastern US time, Wednesday, February 11, and announced on Thursday, February 12.
You can also visit the One World, One Heart site and enter other folks' giveaways!