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12 Days of Giving- #6

Pony up, people. It’s time to dive in where it’s going to hurt.

Give away a book (or two)

**covers ears to hide from the howls of dismay**

Before you protest too much, take an honest look at your TBR pile. And the pile of keeper books you own. And the ones on your computer/ebook reader etc. Hmmm. ;) One of the nicest things to be abe to do is to hand someone a book and say “Hey, I liked this one. You want to try it?”

If you need an ulterior motive, giving away a couple books will make more room on your shelf for the new ones you’re bound to get over the holidays. Right?

Here’s my participation. I’ve got a Young Adult for you to try. I’ll pull one commenter’s name to receive a print copy of this incredible story.

A dancer driven to succeed.

A musical prodigy attempting to escape his past.

The summer they share.

And the moment it all goes wrong.

Dance is Soledad Reyes’s life. About to graduate from Miami’s Biscayne High School for the Performing Arts, she plans on spending her last summer at home teaching in a dance studio, saving money, and eventually auditioning for dance companies. That is, until fate intervenes in the form of fellow student Jonathan Crandall who has what sounds like an outrageous proposition: Forget teaching. Why not spend the summer performing in the intense environment of the competitive drum and bugle corps? The corps is going to be performing Carmen, and the opportunity to portray the character of the sultry gypsy proves too tempting for Soledad to pass up, as well as the opportunity to spend more time with Jonathan, who intrigues her in a way no boy ever has before.

But in an uncanny echo of the story they perform every evening, an unexpected competitor for Soledad’s affections appears: Taz, a member of an all-star Spanish soccer team. One explosive encounter later Soledad finds not only her relationship with Jonathan threatened, but her entire future as a professional dancer.

  • “All the pain, passion and consequences of first love, told from the heart of a bold, feisty heroine make this a hard-to-put-down read. Ferrer elegantly captures both the certainty and doubt of young love and combines it with the lessons of growing up and coping with change.”–RT Book Reviews
  • Comment: Which book would you give (if you’re brave enough) off your shelf?

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    Kelly Thrash
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    Kelly Thrash

    That is a hard question…I love them all so much. I really love the Datk series by Feehan and JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. I have all of them so far for each series. I’m always pimping my authors on my facebook page.

    Kelly
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    Colleen
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    Colleen

    Oh no give away one of my books!?! :(
    I have a few duplicates that I have given to others… actually I do have a pile set aside to share… just have to decide where their rightful home should be…

    Vivian Arend
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    Vivian Arend

    I TOLD you it was going to be hard! Lol.

    Fedora
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    Fedora

    I do have a stack that’s heading out–our house is practically overflowing with books, and I’m trying to teach the kids to part with ones that they won’t reread and trying to do that myself! It’s tough, but I am starting to let books go that really don’t grab me. (Yours though, Viv, are firmly on the keeper shelf.) I don’t want to necessarily mention specifics, but sometimes it’s just not my cup of tea, or often some books that are more chick lit or women’s fiction, I’ll read once and let go. Gotta have my HEA :D

    Sherry S.
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    Sherry S.

    I have a couple of friends that I give books to all of the time. A book that I plan on giving one of them is Naked Edge by Pamela Clare. I love her books and I’ve had this book on my TBR pile for a long time.

    Lisa J
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    Lisa J

    I’m going to cheat a bit. I’d give away a copy of Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke. The reason this is cheating, I have it in e format, too. By giving up my paper copy, I could give someone else a great book to enjoy.

    Vivian Arend
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    Vivian Arend

    You know what I’m slowly cheating that way as well- all my print books I’m re-purchasing in e, as they are much easier to haul around during extended road trips.

    :D

    Jen B.
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    Jen B.

    My current sharing books are Gail Carriger, Suzanne Collins and Gena Showalter (her YA books). I have just started to recommend some of the erotic authors I read. But I don’t share those becasue I doubt I would get them back! HA HA. To just straight up give, sorry I am not ready for that yet. I love my books just a little too much for that!

    Sullivan McPig
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    Sullivan McPig

    I do this! Books I read anf didn’t like enough to reread go to the library of a revalidation hospital.

    Dawn
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    Dawn

    Well if we are talking young adult I gave my LJ Smith Vampite Diaries to my neighbors daughter last week. She had asked for them for Christmas and her mom asked me about them. My books looks brand new so I said here Merry Christmas, but as for my adult collection not happening :)

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