Thursday, 14 February 2013

International Book Giving Day + Book Giveaway

Welcome back folks.

It's International Book Giving Day 14 Feb 2013, and I seem to have missed adding my links into the project so, I thought I would still give them a shout out and do a little International Book Giving of my own  instead.

Hop on over to the website


Ideas for Celebrating

Three simple ways you can celebrate International Book Giving Day: 

1. Give a book to a Friend or Relative. 

Is there a child in your life who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14th? In lieu of or in addition to a card or box of chocolates, choose a good book from a bookstore or public library. Do not underestimate the value of a library book lovingly selected for a child. 

2. Donate a book. 

Wrap up a box of children's books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children's hospital, food shelf or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids.

3. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.

Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to know good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.

It is a great feeling giving away books. Recently I sent a wad of books over to Michelle Darmanin. A great lady with a passion to get books into the hands of underprivileged kids in Fiji. But as you know, shipping is expensive so the next task is to help her find the funds to ship the books. Hop on over to see how you can help.

And finally because you have taken the time to read all this way, I am giving away 5 kindle edition ebooks on my Middle Grade Science Fiction for today 14 Feb. 

Book Description:

Caramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her grandparents, the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing. She was wrong! The day she spills sticky toffee syrup onto her father's computer, that's when her worst nightmare begins. She finds herself marooned on a forbidden planet, sent there by an evil clone with a very sticky secret. Caramel is desperate to escape. If she doesn't she will lose her dreams of returning to Cardamom to become a healer like her Mum. Luckily, she has a secret of her own and the lives of her family and friends depend on it! Suitable for ages 9-12

 Now it's my first time using a rafflecopter so we will see how this experiment goes. So if you love Middle Grade books you might enjoy this one but beware, it may cause a cupcake craving.
Best wishes, Julie Anne Grasso

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Oh nuts! I missed being able to tweet about the giveaway. Sorry about that! Your post is lovely. It's so easy to do the things you suggest above. These are small things that make a big difference. Hope you had a good day. Is Valentine's Day an international thing? I forget.

    1. Hi Renee
      LOL, no worries at all, it was my first rafflecopter so I learned how to do it for the future. Yes Valentines is quite commercial in Australia. I hope that I at least got the word out for Shelly's funding needs. We had lovely dinner out and my sister came to babysit the G, so despite the commercialism it was an excuse for a much needed break away from the babyworld. Looking forward to the hop, squee!!!!

    2. Oh, a date - how nice! My hubby was at work all day until 8:30 pm. Boo...