Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A "Snow Day" Giveaway, or Two

Did I happen to mention that I like Billy Coffey’s novel Snow Day?

Yes, I reviewed it here (and on Amazon). I even wrote about the “stickiness” of Billy’s stories for a post about another book. And a couple of people have figured out that I liked Snow Day enough to add the badge for the book on the right side of the blog here, and no one asked me to do that.

More people should read this book. It’s fine and it’s true and it tells the stories of people in a small town in Virginia at the same time it’s telling all of our stories.

I like this book so much I’m giving away two copies.

To be eligible for a random drawing for one copy, simply leave a comment here (and, I hope, a way to contact you) or on my Facebook page post on the giveaway. I will pull a name out of a hat and send the winner a copy. That’s it. The comment can be as simple as “Hi" and a way to contact you.

To be eligible for both the random drawing and a drawing based upon a totally subjective judgment by me, add a short (one or two sentences) statement about whom you would like to give a copy of Snow Day to for Christmas. You don’t actually have to give that person a copy, but just briefly explain why you would. Example: “I’d like to give a copy of Snow Day to my dad because he grew up in a small town just like the one in the book.” I’ll pick a winner and send the copy.

All comments due by 11:59 p.m. central time, Tuesday, Nov. 23. I’ll post the winners' names on Wednesday the 24th.

And even if your name isn’t selected at random or chosen for the second copy, you should still read this book.

22 comments:

Bob said...

Me me me!

~*Michelle*~ said...

*waving arms and jumping up and down*

YAY! I've been wanting to grab Billy's book since it was released but have just not been able to treat myself lately.

Great giveaway, Glynn.....and a wonderful idea for the second copy.

~*Michelle*~ said...

hmmmmmmmmmm, second copy? I probably would give it to my friend Claire who always has a way of making me smile. Or maybe my dad (as for a birthday present) who has had alot on his plate caring for my mom. He could use a heartwarming story to brighten his spirits.

Chad Thomas Johnston said...

I would love to read this book. I recently began following Billy on Twitter and am so glad you're doing this. Bravo! :)

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Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Hey Glynn, you don't have to put me in the running for a book, because I have one, but I'll second that it's a good one. :)

Deidra said...

Oh, Glynn...my heart is in Virginia, along with all of my family. I call them "my people" because they are mine and I love them.

Michael said...

I would like to win it because in the last 4 years I've read only 5 fiction books. They were The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Shack. I don't read too much fiction and this would be a nice read.

As to who I would give a copy to...I have to be honest and say I'm not sure...I give books away all the time to people, as well as the bible I'm carrying. Most of the time it's a spur of the moment kind of thing of whoever I feel will be benefited by it...

M.L. Gallagher said...

Jumping really high here in Snowy Canada!

And I'd like to give a copy of this book to my daughter because she didn't grow up in small town Alberta and because right now she's threatening to hibernate until the snow melts -- and that could be a long, long time by the looks of the forecast.

You're such a great supporter of others on the web Glynn -- thank you for all you do to encourage us.

Geek for Him said...

Hey brother it's Geek for Him - hope to win a copy of the book. After reading your review I was hoping to get an eBook copy of it!!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I vote for Michelle so she can use it for homeschooling her kids.

Barbara E Brink said...

I'd love a copy of Snow Day too! Put me in the drawing.
barbaraellenbrink(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janna Qualman said...

"It’s fine and it’s true and it tells the stories of people in a small town in Virginia at the same time it’s telling all of our stories."

Books about the human condition mean the most to me--in reading and in writing.

I'm touched by Billy's voice and style, just from his blog, and this book is on my need-it list. Please sign me up for the giveaway, if you would.

And nice to "meet" you. :)
jannawritesATyahooDOTcom

~*Michelle*~ said...

Awwwwwwww Bill (Cycleguy).....you just made my heart thumpa thumpa.

What a sweet suggestion....

Have I told you that you ROCKED lately?!?

Melanie said...

I would love to read SNOW DAY...I love and appreciate small town stories! I would give a copy to my new found friend from CO who loves it here in this small town of NC, she would be grateful for it, she is a sweetie. Thanks...I HOPE I WIN FOR BOTH OUR SAKES!!!

S. Etole said...

I'm planning to give one to my grandson for Christmas ... perhaps they will read it as a family.

Sean said...

Honestly, I would read the book myself and give it to my mother and step-father to read for Christmas. I think it could help them open up and talk about the rough times they've had over the past decade (ok, that's short...but i can't be short :-) if you want, read on to see why I would use the book in this way).

I grew up in a small factory town in Indiana, and over the past 10 years I've watched >90% of the factory jobs disappear. In the lead-up to the death of the factory part of the town, I heard (I am ~800 miles away in college) several stories of people racking up debt in anticipation for bankruptcy, taking extended unpaid vacations, and yes, even wishing for snow days - all in an attempt to, in my opinion, fill the existing cracks of brokenness in an hopes of propping themselves up for the heavy events to come. Even though nearly everyone in my family was personally affected by the loss of a factory job and I heard and saw the devastation myself, I would love to read "Snow Day", as it seems like it would give me a new, fresh insight into the events that took place in my small Indiana town, and maybe even give me new ways to help my family open up about their brokenness.

bman said...

Awesome. I've missed all the other ones...

Hope said...

M.L. Gallagher, I hear you!

Glynne~ this is quite interesting. Your giveaway just happened to be very appropriate at this time.

We are in a winter snow storm that is expected to last a few more days. We live in the country and I drive my daughter to school everyday. At the first snowflake she anticipates that the next day will be a snow day. asks me numerous times if I think there will be school the next day. all I can say is 'i don't know'. I didn't want to stifle her hopes. unfortunately (for her) there was and she wasn't too pleased i must say. Did i mention she is 16. I guess it doesn't matter how old you are, snow days are really fun days.

I would give it to my daughter

great idea!

Billy Coffey said...

Wow guys, thanks for all the fantastic comments. And thank you, Glynn, for such a great post. I'm humbled.

Maureen said...

I would give a copy to my mother, who decided to take a permanent Snow Day by moving first to Florida and then Georgia.

Ginger Merante said...

Hopefully I will win. I cant seem to get a copy up here .