Tuesday, October 19, 2010

giveaway: dewey

Thanks to Hachette, three people have the chance to win Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter.

The review from Publishers Weekly:
"One frigid Midwestern winter night in 1988, a ginger kitten was shoved into the after-hours book-return slot at the public library in Spencer, Iowa. And in this tender story, Myron, the library director, tells of the impact the cat, named DeweyReadmore Books, had on the library and its patrons, and on Myron herself. Through her developing relationship with the feline, Myron recounts the economic and social history of Spencer as well as her own success story—despite an alcoholic husband, living on welfare, and health problems ranging from the difficult birth of her daughter, Jodi, to breast cancer. After her divorce, Myron graduated college (the first in her family) and stumbled into a library job. She quickly rose to become director, realizing early on that this was a job I could love for the rest of my life. Dewey, meanwhile, brings disabled children out of their shells, invites businessmen to pet him with one hand while holding the Wall Street Journal with the other, eats rubber bands and becomes a media darling. The book is not only a tribute to a cat—anthropomorphized to a degree that can strain credulity (Dewey plays hide and seek with Myron, can read her thoughts, is mortified by his hair balls)—it's a love letter to libraries."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower (one extra each for the blog and Twitter) or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on November 6. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

22 comments:

  1. I love the storyline of this book and would like to win it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I follow by google reader.

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  3. Sounds like a great book..would love to win.

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  4. I follow on GFC.

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  5. I love Dewey's story - it's on my wish list. Winning would be great!


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  6. I follow - GFC.
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  7. I would love to win a copy of this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  8. I follow through google friend connect

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  9. Please enter me.

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  10. I am a follower.

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  11. Sounds good, and the cover is adorable! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  12. I follow on Twitter: @nfmgirl

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  13. I have had 2 cats that look like Dewey!

    LeAnn
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  14. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Please count me in.

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  16. GFC follower

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  17. Twitter follower @mysticconn

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  18. I would like to be entered!

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  19. twitter follower, same name

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  20. google follower

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  21. Please count me in. I'd really like to read this book.

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  22. I'm a new GFC follower.

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