Saturday, May 14, 2011

Win a Signed Copy of Finny by Justin Kramon!

I had an awesome meeting with my local book club today, especially since Justin Kramon, author of Finny, was kind enough to join us! It's great to have the opportunity to discuss the book with the author and ask questions about the book that only they could answer. It adds a certain dimension to the reading experience.

Finny was very charming and humorous; the tone of writing and Dickensian characters added whimsy to a coming-of-age story that is relatable on many different levels. While the characters definitely have their distinct and sometimes outrageous quirks, they have a tendency to remind us of someone we know in our own lives. No spoilers here, but I fell in love with Finny's character during a scene very early in the book in which she says, "Aristotle." Read it; you'll see why. The book is driven by Finny's relationships with the people around her, which made me think of my own relationships and how they affect the course of my life, some more than others. I enjoyed the book very much, and I am already looking forward to Kramon's next novel.

On to the giveaway...

I started this blog a little over a month ago, and it has been a learning experience in so many ways. I recently hit 50 followers, which is not much compared to many blogs out there, but an exciting milestone nonetheless. To thank all of you for your support, I am thrilled to announce this very exciting giveaway!

I think giveaways should be fun and not about getting more followers; at the same time, this giveaway is for my followers that have inspired me to post when I would have otherwise quit. So here's what I came up with, and it seems pretty fair.

There are 2 prizes:

1. The first is a brand new, signed copy of Finny by Justin Kramon. To win this copy, you MUST be a follower of The Kindled Scholar (through Blogger or Twitter).

2. The next prize is a brand new copy of Finny. You do not have to be a follower to win this prize.

To enter, fill out the form below.

This contest is open to US/Canada and UK only. (Sorry, I don't think I could afford the shipping anywhere else!) You will have until Friday, June 3rd at 9:00 PM EST to submit your entries. The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 4th. 
Have fun and good luck!

Love and (a book) light,



  1. Finny sounds super interesting!! So cool that you got to meet the author!

  2. Hey Dorothy,

    It was great meeting you and your book club this weekend. Your blog is terrific.

    All best,

  3. Meeting an author always makes the book even better - how fortunate you are! Thanks for the opportunity, it looks like an amazing book :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for the tip on your giveaway. I just entered!!!

  5. Thanks for letting me know. I am an international blogger, Bermuda.

    Some friendly advice, check out Book Depository, they send globally without shipping, perfect way to include international followers. It took awhile for me to find this one also.


  6. Sounds like a good book. I am a new follower. I would love to have you follow my blog if you have a moment to visit. Thanks. Donna

  7. How exciting! And it sounds like a great book too! I'm now following your blog. Feel free to stop by and check my blog if you have a chance. =)

    P.S. I found you through Book Blogs.

  8. Finny sounds awesome. It's always great when you can meet authors and discuss their work.
    I'm a new follower as well.


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