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September book giveaway: John Shors, Beneath a Marble Sky

I've just posted September's book giveaway over at the book-blog. Here's the challenge:

I'm giving away an autographed copy of John Shors's wonderful historical novel Beneath a Marble Sky (read my review; thanks to John for donating the copy!). You can win this book for yourself or a friend for Buy a Friend a Book (BAFAB) Week (which starts again October 1st). Just complete the following meme and post it on your own site on or before September 29th, 2006. Make sure you leave a comment at letting me know about your post. The winner will be selected on September 30, 2006, in a random drawing from all memes posted.

The Win a Free Book for BAFAB* Meme!
Complete this meme on your blog for a chance to win an autographed copy of John Shors, Beneath a Marble Sky.

*BAFAB (Buy a Friend a Book) Week (see is a holiday you celebrate by surprising a friend with a thoughtfully selected book. BAFAB Weeks come around four times a year, the first weeks of every January, April, July, and October.

1. What are you reading now?

2. What's the best book you've read this year?

3. What's your favorite work of historical fiction?

4. Pick a random book from your shelves and write down its first sentence. Does it make you want to read more?

5. Have you ever read a book and wished that you'd written it? What was it?

6. What book on your shelves do you wish you'd never bought?

7. Have you ever bought someone a book for BAFAB?

8. What book do you really wish someone would buy you for BAFAB?

9. Go to and leave a comment mentioning your post. Remember to include your permalink in the comment.

10. Tag three people.

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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

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