Hurray, I love book giveaways! My friends over at Harper Collins wrote to let me know that Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare : The World As Stage is now available in paperback and asked if I would like to review it. “Already did!” I happily responded. “Loved it. Recommend it to all my friends. But I’ll happily give some away.” They agreed, and we came up with a contest. Since I originally described the book as one of the few (only?) Shakespeare books that I have let non-Shakespearey friends borrow, I proposed a “One to keep, one to share” contest. Three winners will be chosen at random to receive *TWO* copies of Bryson’s book, in paperback. One for you, and one for you to giveaway to someone. (You can also buy the book directly from these retailers if you really have to have it!) To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and tell us who you’d give the book to, and why. A friend, a relative? Donate it to a school? Something else? BONUS! Continuing on the sharing theme, let’s say that you get an entry in the drawing for the comment you leave, and also for any other friends you can get to come enter the contest and let us know who sent them. Got that? So let’s say that user catkins posts a comment and says “I’d donate a copy to the local library.” And then Angela comes along and says, ‘”Catkins sent me. I’d give a copy to my coworker Rebekah.” Angela gets an entry for her comment, and Catkins gets two – one for his comment, one for introducing a friend to the contest. (Got it? Too complicated? You can do it, I have faith. Don’t hate me for trying to draw some new traffic 😉 If I’ve left anything unclear in the rules please let me know ASAP so I can update this text, thanks!) Contest ends Jan 31, so you’ve got two weeks to get your friends to play along. NOTE that in order to win I’ll need to a) reach you to let you know you’ve won, and b) get a mailing address where to send the book. Certainly we can’t enforce that you really give away the second copy, that’s up to you. Please also note that the books will be coming directly from the publisher, Harper Collins. Thanks again to Danny from Harper Collins for the offer, and helping me work out the rules of the contest. With that, let’s get started and spread some Shakespeare love around!