January 7, 2012
Later this month I am celebrating Largehearted Boy's 10th anniversary with a benefit for Girls Write Now on January 26th at Brooklyn's WORD bookstore. I am currently gathering items for a fundraising raffle for Girls Write Now, a great group that pairs at-risk girls with author mentors, which of course has me thinking of prizes people would want to win.
This week I have been putting together a list of my favorite albums of the year, and these three albums easily are at the top of that list. As LHB's birthday present to one of you, this week I am giving away a copy of each (in the format of your choosing) along with a $100 Threadless gift certificate.
To enter, leave a comment naming the best birthday present you have ever received. Mention your favorite good cause, and if you win I will add a bonus $100 Threadless gift certificate to your prize.
Three winners, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like The Official Guide to Music, Boom Box, Sound of the Dark, or anything else.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (January 13th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)