Monday, April 14, 2008

The Memory Keeper's Daughter--a question and a giveaway


Did anyone see the movie The Memory Keeper's Daughter on Saturday? The movie is based on the book by Kim Edwards. We were busy on Saturday night, but I really wanted to see it because I really enjoyed the book.

The book is an interesting story about Down syndrome, but I think it is just as much about having to have complete control in life--sometimes things you didn't expect (even things you always thought were bad) lead to wonderful places...

I have a signed copy of the book that I got at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference last summer (I have another copy so the signed copy is brand new.) If you leave a comment before NOON on Friday 4/18/08 I will enter your name in a drawing and will send you the book (US entries only this time, please--not up to international shipping this week!)

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13 comments:

Lesha said...

I'd love to win a copy. :)

Penny L. Richards said...

I didn't much like the novel myself--my annoyance grew as I realized we were never going to get the title character's view of things, only everyone else's. But I'll enter anyway, friends who felt otherwise might enjoy receiving a signed copy.

Anonymous said...

Great movie....my 15 year old son watched bits and pieces with me...at the end he said "that's sad"....

Barbara said...

If I win, I will review the book on my blog, and give-away the copy - somehow. This raffle idea is interesting.

I want to give a comment on your site - it is so 'full' that each time I try to move from one page to the next - to leave a comment for instance, my pc gives me a "run out of memory" message. I don't have the newest hardware/software, nor the oldest. I suspect others might have a similar problem, but not be able to let you know.

I think the problem is due to the video on time-out classrooms. Perhaps you could arrange that the video does not begin everytime your site is opened.

A webmaster recommended that I open my site on computers in public places or with other programs to see how it responds. Hope you don't mind my saying so. I hope to visit your site often. Thanks, Barbara

frugallm said...

Sounds like an excellent read! Count me in!

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the4moyers said...

I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Crazymamaof6 said...

i'd love a copy! i saw the movie but hadn't read the book. it was really interesting. and hit close to home as my younger brother has Downs syndrome. appalling that they did that. glad to see someone advocated back then. the movie didn't follow the book exactly according to my friend who had read the book. the end was way different. but still enjoyable.

dying to read the book now.

gleichs said...

Wow, what a fantastic giveaway, please count me in!

amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

dolls123 said...

I didn't see the movie buy I'd love to read the book.

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Katy said...

How fantastic!!! I never got to see the movie yet...but I would love to read the book first!!! Thank you so much for the chance!!! :)

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

aBookworm said...

Oh No! I missed it. But I'd love to read it as I haven't yet. Count me in.

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Btw, I'm having THREE GIVEAWAYS combined on both my blogs. Hope you'll stop by.

Thanks,
aBookworm
http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/
http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

I'd love to win a copy. I did see the movie and thought it was good, but so sad. I'd like to read the book!

Tulip said...

I have heard great things about this book. Would love to check it out!