Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our first book giveaway!

The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story (2008)
Marian Henley
176 pages
Received from Library Thing Early Reviewers.

I can't say enough good things about this touching, beautiful memoir. At 49, Marian Henley realizes that though she may not ever marry her longtime boyfriend, Rick, she wants to be a mother. The Shiniest Jewel details her journey to adopt her son William from Russia. Told in graphic novel format, this thought-provoking memoir made me realize how much some mothers go through to do adopt. I know it will be on my top 10 books of 2009.

As a way of saying thank you for joining this challenge, I decided to host a giveaway for all of you participating this year. To enter your name in the drawing, please leave a comment letting me know you want it. I'll randomly draw a name next Saturday.

8 comments:

BookPsmith said...

I'll throw my name in the hat. I have never read a graphic novel before, so maybe this could be the first:)

alisonwonderland said...

i would love to read this book! thanks for the chance to win it, vasilly!

Scrap girl said...

Interested in putting my name in,but I don't know if it applies to us in the UK.

Kathrin said...

Wow, this one sounds interesting! So I have to throw my name in the hat :-)

Patty said...

It sounds interesting! Please count me in, thanks! :-D

Scrap girl said...

I have a review,but I don't know where to put it. Vasilly can you help me please!

robin_titan said...

I would like to win this, it sounds cute and possibly sad.

N.Vasillis said...

Scrapgirl, the contest is international!