Tuesday, December 8, 2009


From time to time we all need reminders, or at least I do.

I have to be reminded where I put the remote, where my keys are, what I did with the paperwork I had yesterday, and I could go on and on.

So this is a gentle reminder that one of the book giveaways I have going on deadlines this evening and another one deadline tomorrow.

The contest rules are the same for all the giveaways. The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Send an e-mail to me at mcbookshelf@gmail.com

The e-mail must contain your name and address. No post office boxes allowed. On the subject line list the name of the book you want to win. You can enter one or all of the contest, but a separate e-mail is needed for each entry.

Thanks to the Valerie and the Hachette Book Group I’m giving away five copies of 7th Heaven by James Patterson. The contest ends at 8 p.m. (EST) today, Tuesday, Dec. 8. Only a few hours left to enter.

The next deadline is at 8 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 9, for Exit Music by Ian Rankin. Thanks to Valerie and the Hachette Book Club I also have five copies of this to give away.

The next six giveaways are for audio books and they deadline on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. (EST). Thanks to Anna and the Hachette Audio Books, I have three copies of each of these selections to give away:

* David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure by David Sedaris.
* I, Alex Cross by James Patterson.
* The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley.
* Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh.
* Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.
* Cleaving by Julie Powell.

The last giveaway is for A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker. Thanks to Anna and the Hachette Book Group I’m giving five copies away. The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. (EST) on Monday, Dec. 21.

Be sure to enter to win one or all of these giveaways.

How is your memory? Can you remember all the tiny details, but forget the larger one?


  1. I need lists. And then there have been times where I forget where I put my list.

  2. Oh, I know how that is Crystal. I have list everywhere just so I can find one of them when I need it.

  3. Lists, definitely lists! And thank goodness for phone alarms and calendar reminders! Oh, and now my 4yo reminds me of things! Really, all we have to do is email you to enter to win a book?


  4. I forget everything. Everything. I have lists and lists of lists. And post-its, phone reminders, computer reminders, and 2 calendars. :)

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  5. I totally understand about calendar reminders Michele. I just had to buy a new program so I'd have a calendar reminder with addresses and such on my laptop. As for the giveaways, all you do is send me an e-mail with the title of the book in the subject line and include your name and address in the body of the e-mail. You can enter one or all the contest, just need separate e-mails.

    Elizabeth, I hope you don't do like I do with two calendars. I intend to put everything down in both calendars, but always wind up leaving something out of one. And of course it's the one I have when I need the information that's in the other calendar.

  6. Mason - I need reminders - no doubt about that (thanks, by the way, for yours). I write things on my calendar, and usually that helps with things like appointments. For things like car keys and other possessions, I make sure that I put them in exactly the same place every time. Otherwise, I'm sure to lose them. In fact, two days ago I was in a frantic search for my car keys, only because I'd put them in a different compartment in my purse from the one I usually use. Pathetic, I know...

  7. Oh no, not pathetic Margot, just normal in my book.

    I did the same thing with my cellphone. I started to call it so I could tell where it was, but remembered I had turned it off because the battery was dying. Finally found it in a coat pocket I had worn earlier in the day.

  8. I work in WordPerfect, which I gather is not what many people work in. I find it much easier. I don't bother with a spreadsheet, but make a simple table to keep track of what I've entered, who from, what date, etc. I keep a separate table where I keep track of everything that I have managed to win and review them all. I colour code for "on the way" "received" "reading" "read", reviewing before I start my next book.
    I do have a problem though, I just received Jan 5 Ian Rankin's Exit Music. Do I send a review to Hatchette? here? or just everywhere? (Sorry, I couldn't find this out on your site, I'm probably not looking in the right place). Really looking forward to reading this, strangely it's my first Rankin book! Thanks so much for the opportunity! I will definitely be posting on my own blog R&B: Read and Blog


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