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As I finished the book up the other day I began to think about the two women the story centers around.
The story begins with two pen pals in elementary school and they continue with there friendship for many, many years through letters and emails, but they have never actually met, not until things change for the main character. Her life takes an unexpected turn and she finds herself face to face with her long time pen pal.
I began to think of the similarities between the two women in the book and all of you, my fellow bloggers.
As members of this unique internet community we enter into each other lives as we read each others posts, as we comment, share encouraging words or just a well needed giggle now and then.
But what I enjoyed as I read this book was the depiction of the friendship these two women shared. They had been intimately involved in each other lives but had never been in the same room with each other, never shared a cup of coffee over the kitchen table, never wept in each other arms. Yet they still shared in the deep bonds of friendship.
The relationship the two women in this book have is a real friendship, as real as friendships get.
I found the simulates between the book and the blogosphere to almost mirror each other.
So here is my idea for the “I Won…You Win Giveaway!”
To enter the giveaway is very simple, just leave me a comment.
The giveaway will be open until the end of August. All comments posted on this post and any of my posts from now until the end of the month will be entered into the drawing.
But wait there is more.
The idea for “I Won…You Win” is two fold.
Once a winner is chosen I will send the book out into the blogosphere.
My hope is that whoever wins it will keep the “I Won…You Win” giveaway going.
The second requirement is once you have finished the book place your blog address on the inside cover, as well as the date you finished the book and then continue the “I Won…You Win” Giveaway on your blog.
Link back to me in you giveaway let’s see where this takes us.
I also want to encourage everyone who reads the book to mark your favorite chapter in the book with a note in the margin telling future readers why you enjoyed the chapter. Use your imagination, tuck a special note in the pages or a pretty bookmark, but put “yourself” somewhere in the pages of the book.
I am so excited to send this out into the blogosphere.
Let the giveaway begin!
In closing let me just say that I have achieved new levels of frustration and head banging as I struggle for nearly two days trying to figure out how to grab the code for a “Link to this Blog” button.
I think I have it correct.
I can’t tell if I am proud of myself for figuring it out or just obsessed enough to keep trying until out of shear dumb luck I held my mouth right and all the planets aligned and it just happened.
But in any event here is the code (I hope it works) to paste on your blog.
Grab the code below and put this button on your blog let see where this give away takes us!