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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Friday 31 August 2012

Greater Exposure

It occurred to me that one way to help our fellow blog authors is to buy a hard copy of their book and keeping it in pristine condition, once you've read it, donate it to your local library.
That way their writing will achieve greater exposure.

I wonder whether anyone has already done this?

Which book might you donate?

I'm going to be reviewing
Medeia Sharif's debut YA novel,
Bestest Ramadam Ever 
sometime this September.

There's a great blog hop happening over the next few days over at Carrie Ann's
As you will know I'm a regular Romance Flash Fiction writer.

My Be Inspired Meme post is scheduled for Monday.


  1. Its a wonderful idea, Madeleine. I have done that with a few Indian books.

  2. What a good idea, I hadn't thought about this before.

  3. Thanks Suzanne.

    Oh and I haven't forgotten you meme tag :O)

  4. That's a great idea, Madeleine.

    I read Medeia's book and enjoyed it.

  5. A great idea, but if the book is donated in the US, they sell it, not put it in circulation. You have to talk to the circulation people to get it into the library. And they want a new book.

  6. That's an amazing idea! It's true that most libraries in the US sell donated books, but some small town libraries I've been to seem like they'd be more willing to make an exception than some of the larger ones.

  7. Bookswapping is a great way too!!

    Take care

  8. I was wondering about doing something like that. I think what Mary said about the library selling it is probably true. My library seems to always be trying to get rid of books by having massive sales. I don't know how they decide what goes on the shelves, but I think this would be a great way for people to donate.

  9. Hi! I've missed you!

    Donating a book to a local library is a wonderful idea and if it's been written by someone you know, even better. If I was going to donate a book . . .heck I am going to do it . . .it would be CassaStar by our friend Alex J Cavanaugh. You've started something now!

  10. That's a great idea. Funny you should mention it with Medeia's book--I actually found a copy of Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. at one of the local libraries. :)

  11. Our libraries have been culling a lot of books lately. I must remember to talk to them about their system and donations.
    Great idea. Xx

  12. I have donated books to the library on behalf of a local author but I have a few that I have won. I never thought about donating them but it is a great idea. Thanks!

  13. I had copies of Alex's Cassastar and Cassafire donated to a nearby library. It was cool to see them on the shelves there.

    Tossing It Out

  14. That's a wonderful idea! I also hadn't thought to do that. I'm a bit of a book hoarder, haha. Enjoy the hop!

  15. Great idea Madeleine, but our libraries don't take book donations. We can ask them to buy in certain books though!

  16. This is a great idea, Madeleine; I donated a copy of Anthony Rapino's Soundtrack to the End of the World to my library; I keep meaning to check if it's in their database yet.

  17. I love that idea, Madeleine!

  18. I'm delighted that some of you ahve been able to donate books to libraries and see them being passed on to other readers. It is a shame that some countries/ areas do not have this facility, but I understand there are other book sharing/swapping schemes in various countries.


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