Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - Giveaway!

Summary ~ DEWEY ~ THE SMALL -TOWN LIBRARY CAT WHO TOUCHED the WORLD (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 Dewey Readmore 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.

In challenging times like we are facing right now, I believe it is important and good for the human soul to read a story like Dewey ~ The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World.  To see a town and it’s citizens hit hard by financial woes, illness and all of life’s hard knocks, come together through the love of a single feline is a miracle.  The story is a labor of love and respect for a cat and the lives that he affected locally and around the world.

I absolutely loved this book.  It was a great story about a cat that made a difference to many.  The book was very easy to get lost in and there weren’t many slow parts at all.  I would recommend this book to any animal or book lover and I must advise that you keep a box of tissues close by at all times.

I would like to say thank you to Anna of the Hachette Book Group, for letting me host a contest with 3 books to give away!





To enter my giveaway:
1. Tell me why you would like to win a copy of Dewey.- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
2. Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (or tell me if you already do)- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)

BONUS:

1. Fan Dewey on Facebook- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
2. Follow me @kimmie_1980 on Twitter (or tell me if you already do) once per day - 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
3. Tweet the following tweet, once per day for 1 extra entry (1 comment) per tweet:

"Win a copy of Dewey from @kimmie_1980 http://tinyurl.com/2f85mkp (10/17) #giveaway"

4. Follow me on BlogFrog- 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
5. Follow me on NetworkedBlogs- 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
6. Subscribe to my feed through email- 5 extra entries (leave 5 comments)
7. Blog about this giveaway (please link back here, and leave the URL of where you blogged in your comment) - 10 extra entries (Comment 10 times to qualify for bonus)
 8. Add My button to your blog, and let me know where it's located - 5 extra entries (Comment 5 times to qualify for bonus)


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***Giveaway ends  October 17 @ 11:59 ET!!!!

*** Make sure you leave the right amount of comments so you get the proper amount of entries.
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If you would like to purchase the book:



Please read the following before entering:
* This giveaway is available to US/Canadian readers..
* You must leave your email address in each comment OR it should be on your profile in order to win.
* Winner will be selected at random through random.org.


I WILL RESPOND TO EACH COMMENT ONCE WINNER IS SELECTED... I HAVEN'T FORGOT ABOUT YOU ALL!

I read Dewey through OpenBook, in exchange for my honest opinion, and a review of my experience.  I did not receive any other compensation or incentive nor was I required to write a positive review. Individual results or experiences may vary.



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55 comments :

  1. I wanted to enter this contest, since this book sounds touching and great. But the contests where you have to do hours of work signing up for random crap and then posting endless comments about signing up for random crap really annoy the bejesus out of me. What is wrong with one entry per person? Just saying.

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  13. Would love to win this book. We love cats here and we love to read. The book sounds pawsome. Our email is alasandra (at) cableone (dot) net

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