Saturday, July 01, 2006

Debra Hamel's Buy a Friend a Book Week

Welcome to Day 1 of Buy a Friend a Book's First Anniversary Contest!

Buy a Friend a Book -- the site that urges visitors to surprise their friends with the gift of books during four quarterly BAFAB weeks a year -- is throwing a week-long puzzle contest to celebrate the site's first anniversary. Every day from July 1st to July 6th a new puzzle will be unveiled at one of the literary sites helping out with BAFAB's First Anniversary Contest -- of which GOB is the first. Contest participants will be asked to solve six puzzles and answer a final question on the contest's seventh day.

Three winners will be drawn at random from all the correct responses received. The winners will win hundreds of dollars worth of literary stuff -- stacks of books and free memberships in LibraryThing and even a text editor. See the complete prize list here and the official rules here.

Here's the complete schedule of events:
July 1 -- Puzzle #1 introduced at Grumpy Old Bookman
July 2 -- Puzzle #2 introduced at Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
July 3 -- Puzzle #3 introduced at This Writing Life
July 4 -- Puzzle #4 introduced at Books, Inq.
July 5 -- Puzzle #5 introduced at Refrigerator Door
July 6 -- Puzzle #6 introduced at No Rules. Just Write
July 7 -- Final question posed at Buy a Friend a Book

Today's puzzle is a crossword. Here is the grid. For the puzzle
clues go to Buy a Friend a Book.


4 comments:

Susan Hill said...

Why has no one started one of these in the UK ? Great PR idea waiting to happen...

Gully Jimson said...

Oh Lordy, my hands are already shaking--I can tell this is going to take a lot of coffee!

Susan said...

There are some marvellous clues in the puzzle! This lady should be constructing puzzles for the New York Times.

CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO said...

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Dr. Oscar M. Ramírez-Orbea, was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1955. He emigrated with his family to the US in 1966, after completing elementary school in his home country. He longs one day to return to his native city of Camagüey and to all the fond memories it holds for him. CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO is Dr. Ramírez’s first narrative work. More

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Product Details
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