Jill's Book Bag #1 - June 2007


With great excitement, let me reveal the book I raved about last week: The Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett.

I fell in love with the characters in this book and the way Patchett unveils their lives. I was both sympathetic for their struggles and in awe of the way they overcame them. I couldn't wait to begin reading each night.

And, I'm also excited to say that my love of this book has inspired me to start a new monthly feature.

Jill's Book Bag will be a monthly event wherein one participate will receive my pick-of-the-month book, plus some other goodies of my choosing, all sent to you in a cool little bag.

To be eligible for the Book Bag:

1. leave a comment here and
2. link back to this post with a post on your own blog.

My 18-month old future bookworm will be the official winner-drawer.

This month's give-away will be open until midnight EDT on Friday, June 15th. The winner will be announced as soon as my coffee kicks in on Saturday, June 16th.

Please help me spread the word. I hope Jill's Book Bag is something fun and new for all the avid readers out there.

Thanks and Happy Reading!


Leah in Iowa :

Hey - count me in! I love a good contest just about as much as I love a good book. And a bag? I am THERE!

Great idea! Fun prizes, too!

Tracey Kirksey :

I'm so excited you finally revealed the book! I'm going to have to go get it!

Count me in! I love contests!

Vader's Mom :

Toss my name in that hat! What a fun idea.

Annie :

Me too, me too!
I'll post a link tomorrow, I'm headed for the bed now :o)

Sonya :

Woo Hoo! I'm leaving a comment and then posting a link on my site! This book sounds so good and I wanna read it! LOL! This is gonna be so much fun!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

What a great idea! Please count me!

*carrie* :

Fun idea. I am a big fan of Patchett--Bel Canto was amazing. You should also check out her non-fiction account of a special friendship: Truth and Beauty--amazing!

An Iowa Mom :

I'm in! :)

Jamie :

That is such a great idea! Count me in also!! I love to read and this is a great way to find new books. :)

Knit-Wit :

Leah sent me over - sign me up! I love reading good books!

Shawna :

Wow! What a neat idea! You are awesome!

justabeachkat :

I'm ready to win! I've posted about it on my blog. Great idea! Thanks!

Judi :

Oh fun! I love me some books! Count me in. I came over from Annie's. Love your blog!

Nadine :

Fun idea.

Becky H :

found your blog this morning. I too love hometown parades. just this week I decided I need to start reading again and this morning I end up on your blog. I will be heading to the book store in a bit. I love signs from above.

Gina O. :

Karolee sent me this way!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane :

Sounds great, please count me in!

I just posted about the contest over at my blog - here.

Happy Reading!

heidi @ ggip :

I'd definitely love to enter to win the book bag. What a wonderful idea. I will link back to you later on today.

Ami :

Count me in. Thanks!

Jana (sidetrack'd) :

Contests, what fun; especially contests for books! Thanks for a chance to win. Count me in!

I love your blog header!

Karen :

ooh, can I participate too? All the way from New Zealand. I will do a wee blog entry mentioning your blog and book bag.

Jane :

How exciting. Put my name in the bag. I will post a link this afternoon!

Ghost :

Sounds like a wonderful idea. I'd love to be entered into it. I've just posted about it too over on my blog Here.

Angi :

Sign me up! Looking forward to checking out that book!

Jody :

I'm preparing a post in ode to you momentarily! What a great idea!

Lady Jane :

What a brilliant and fun idea! And generous, too!

Kim :

Hmmm....a book AND a bag? Doesn't get any better than that! Please count me in too. :)

Kwizgiver :

This sounds like a very fun idea! So glad I found you through A Lady's Diversions http://aladysdiversions.blogspot.com/2007/06/jills-book-bag.html

Miss Paula :

I think I will give it a go!! I love to read and since it's summer I have my porch!! Thanks what fun!

jmb :

This is a great idea Jill. I am just too late for this, since I just saw it on someone's site five minutes ago. Besides I already own The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto and another, the Magician's Assistant as I recall and of course Truth and Beauty. A great writer in my opinion. I wrote a review of Truth and Beauty on my blog a while ago.

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