Friday, April 24, 2009

Pay it forward - book giveaways

Over the last little while (ok, more like 6 months!), I was very lucky to win a couple of "pay it forward" book give-aways.

The one from Molly at Cross Roads was Sharon Astyk's "Depletion and Abundance". I really enjoyed this book - I wasn't previously a reader of Sharon's blog, but I am now. She talks about peak oil / climate change, gardening, living within your means and lots of other stuff that resonated with me.


The other one I got from Belinda at Belinda's Place called "The Party's Over" by Richard Heinberg. (I think this book originally came from Molly as well). I have to admit I found this one very hard going, it's pretty dry & factual, but it does have lots of thought-provoking things to say about Peak Oil.


Anyway, embarrassed at the delay, I'm finally organised enough to pass them on!

So if you're interested in reading either of these books, and are willing to pay them forward with no costs, leave a comment and let me know which book you're interested in. I'll pass it on to the first name I pull out of each pile. Unfortunately due to the cost of postage, I have to say Aussie readers only, sorry :(

Just to give everyone lots of time - I'll close the draw in 2 weeks - 8th May at 8pm. Feel free to pass this post on to anyone else you think may be interested.

7 comments:

Julie said...

Ah geez, I *really*, really need to get you your other book back ASAP. I'm off to email you!

Embarassingly,
Julie

Lightening said...

Ooh, I'd love to read that first one. My simple living attempts could do with a bit of an injection of enthusiasm. Been wrapped up in the consumerist life of late and it's getting a bit stale. Would be very happy to read and pass along.

wjcsydney said...

I'd also interested in the first one.

Depletion and Abundance.

littleecofootprints said...

Another one interested in depletion and Abundance.

Cheers,
Tricia

BunnoGal said...

The first book look interesting.

In line with the ;pay it forward' theory have you heard of http://www.bookcrossing.com

It's about leaving books in places for people to find them or passing them on the Random Acts of Kindness. I've been a member for years and I find it a lot of fun.

The Tin House said...

Kez, can I go in the raffle for the first book? Ta muchly.
Lisa x

Tracy said...

Hi Kez, I'd really like toread the first one too but I will go inthe draw for either and will definitely pay it forward.