Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I've Always Wanted To

If you know me, you know I'm a reader.  I've pretty much always been in love with reading and I often talk about the books I've read on my blog.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from someone in the Nonfiction Trade Marketing department at Thomas Nelson publishers. They are a Christian publishing company and are spreading the message of Christ through the books they choose to publish.  They began 200 years ago in Scotland!  WOW!  Check them out HERE to learn more.  I was fascinated to read about them online.

Anyway, a representative from the company said she saw the review I wrote on my blog about Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.  She thanked me for the review and then asked if I would be interested in receiving a complimentary copy of their second book/sequel, What Difference Do It Make?.  Are you joking?!!  Fo Sho, my Sista!  I would absolutely, definitely, no-doubt-about-it like a FREE copy of, what I expect will be, a FANTASTIC book!

So, I was a little excited and said yes right away!  Well, guess what showed up on my doorstep today?

I can't wait to start reading!  A letter was enclosed thanking me again for reading and writing about the first book and saying I didn't have to write a review of this one, but if I chose to do so, they would send me some information to add to it (pictures and such).

Please know that I do realize I am not the only blogger they have contacted to do this and that I am in no way trying to brag or anything of that nature...not in the least.  All of the avid readers out there understand how exciting it is to 1.) get a free book offer and 2.) be asked to write a review.  It's just so fun!  I've always wanted to do this kind of thing for a living and while I'm not making any money (except the dinero I saved by not having to buy the book), I'm still pumped!

So, I'm going to start reading sometime this week (I'm trying to finish up this book first), and soon I will post a review!

While I was visiting Thomas Nelson's website, I discovered Donald Miller has a new book out.  I can't WAIT to read it!  You might remember, I posted about his Blue Like Jazz which I LOVED!  If you haven't read it, do so!  It will really get you thinking, which I'm always for!  His newest book is called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.  It sounds so interesting and thought-provoking.

Only 2.5 more weeks of school until Christmas break and I have a feeling I know what I will be doing once we're out!

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  1. Waaaay to go!! Congrats!! Sooo exciting! I didn't even know there was a secod book out there. Same Kind of Different As Me is one of my favorite books of all time. I will definitely be asking Santa for What Difference Do It Make!

  2. WOW...I cannot believe you have not said something about this at school crazy cat! And incidentally Same Kind of Different As Me is on my night stand as I type! Can't wait to read your review! You are so famous!

  3. How cool is that? I agree that is exciting!


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