Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
Three quick things.
1. This past week brought a stunner of a review of Birthright from Jewish Journal‘s Jonathan Kirsch.
I’m verklempt just attempting to write about it. Please go read it for yourself, if you haven’t already. (Because, yes, you can bet that I have been sharing it elsewhere!)
2. Also new this week: a playlist of music to accompany Birthright. To paraphrase what I’ve said on Twitter: Where else are you likely to find Debbie Friedman and Matisyahu alongside Billy Joel and U2? Big thanks to the wonderful Largehearted Boy for giving me the opportunity to assemble and share this.
3. Yes, I have so much to be thankful for (many things, happily, even beyond my new book and the response that it’s been receiving to date). But to stay on the topic of Birthright: I am supremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review the book over on Goodreads and Amazon. (Reviewers have been especially prolific and generous over on Amazon—just take a look.)
As a token of my gratitude, and in recognition of the beginning of Jewish Book Month (the month preceding the Hanukkah holiday; this year, Hanukkah will begin on the evening of December 22), I would like to offer a signed copy of Birthright as a “grateful giveaway” to one lucky reader.
Here’s how to enter: Please leave a comment here, on this post, about one book you’re grateful to have read this year. (Let’s lift up some more authors, shall we?) Please do so no later than noon (NYC time) next Tuesday, December 3. I’ll randomly select one commenter and announce the winner in this space the next day. (United States addresses only, please.) UPDATE: As announced here, LYNNE SHAPIRO has won the giveaway!
I’m wishing everyone a good, peaceful, satisfying Thanksgiving, however you may be observing it (or not observing it). Catch you back here on Friday!