Monday, June 21, 2010

Read it: Backseat Saints (A Giveaway!)

So it's no secret that Joshilyn Jackson is my favorite author. I love all of her books: gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Between, Georgia, is my favorite, but they're all awesome. I tell everyone I know to read her books. (Seriously, read them. You won't be disappointed.) I'm a loyal reader of her blog (read it too, it's hilarious) and consider myself her close, personal friend stalker.


Here we are at her last book signing in March 2008 with my son and Stephanie. Don't we look chummy?

Anyway. Her new book, Backseat Saints, just came out (and it's already on the NYT Best-Sellers list!). I missed her book signing last week when I was on vacation, but my friends report she was awesome. I ordered a signed copy and picked it up today.
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Here's the part where Katie gets pushy.

I haven't started reading Backseat Saints yet, but I'm so convinced of its inevitable awesomeness that I got an extra signed copy to give to one of you.

Just leave a comment on this post (any comment will do, but make sure I have a way to reach you), and I'll pick a winner at random on Saturday morning.

I understand this is a companion book to gods in Alabama, so you might want to (re)read that before picking up this one.

(Did you notice how many times I used the word "awesome"? That's how you know I'm serious!)

29 comments:

traceyjay said...

I'll play! I'd love to read it! :)

Jodi said...

Wow - I am an avid reader and can't believe I never heard of this author! Shame on me! Would love a new author to read and will be visiting the library very soon to get "Gods in Alabama." gmmeenan at gmail dot com

Sunshine said...

Hah, I know exactly how you feel because I get that about a couple of authors I've been reading. And hey, if I don't win, I'll be sure to look for her books at the library!

Cheerios,
Christine

Robin said...

I need to read this book.

sy said...

gods in Alabama sounds very interesting, will search for it. would love to win a copy of backseat saints.

Stephanie said...

Wow. You are officially crazy. Ha!

Don't enter me, you know I already have my signed copy. After we finished dinner Wednesday night, Joshilyn asked me to tell her former bff hello.

Hello.

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, yes please! You know I love books! And no worries, I use the word awesome all the time too, hehe!

Cecily said...

I love books. I'm going to have to check out Joshilyn's other books. Like I said, I LOVE books! Fun giveaway!

Natalie said...

I like how you showed us her signature... just to PROVE that you had it signed. Can't wait to read this book.

Irina said...

I love reading and I need someone to recommend me a good book. Now I have 2 to read, Gods in Alabama and this one!
If I win, I'll be very happy, if not...I'll be happy anyway since I've got them in my reading list!
thank you!

Jen said...

You lent me Gods in Alabama, and now I want to read this one too!

Wendy P said...

I love her books too! Thanks for tipping me off to her blog. Signing up there too!

I wanted to get this book for my birthday, but winning it a month early would be super! Fingers crossed!

Nancy Sue said...

Wow, what a generous giveway Katie. Having a 2 yr old, I am trying to be creative with finding my "pre-baby" reading time again. When I do find it, I'd love to have this signed book on my nightstand. Who needs sleep????!!

Tammy said...

I want to win. Aunt Tammy

Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I hear it is wonderful.

Patty said...

I love to get recommendations for good books. Thanks for the chance to win. paweis at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Katie, I trust your recommendation for a good book - haven't read any of this author's yet, but I just might have to get started! If I end up winning this book, then for sure I will need to read the others.

Nana B.

Dizzy Little Kingdom said...

Hi Katie, what a thoughtful giveaway! I read every night (so I can stop thinking about what I want to sew/cut out the next day and get sleepy!) and I've never heard of this author. I do tend to wander down the craft aisle a bit too much at B&N, but who doesn't?? I'd love to read this book (my daughter grew her hair out and donated a 13" red braid when she was 17) so the braid on the cover really intrigues me...

Good luck to all ~
Dee

deepavay at gmail dot com

lips said...

Hi - I have never read this author before. Looking for to it! Thanks for chance to win.
Colleen
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Nicole said...

I love to read, but I've never heard of this author. Thank you for the giveaway, and another cool blog to read!

Mystica said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for being so generous.

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Jacque said...

Well aren't you sweet.. thanks for a chance to try a new author.

jleibfried@aol.com

Miri said...

Oh this sounds terrific! Thanks for the chance to try a new author (new for me that is!).

Slowpoke said...

Yes Please, I would like a chance to read a new author. Thank you for introducing her to my list.

Marcia said...

This is my introduction to this author. Please enter me for the chance to win this book.

Tania said...

Breathe!!!!!! With such literary awesomeness around, you'll have to ration the reading. Um, good luck with that!

renae said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Now I have two books I know I need to read whether or now I win this giveaway!

Mary Lou said...

Just like fabric, you can never have enough books. Thanks for the chance to win.