I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
back by popular demand: boxes of books!
I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I did the last Boxes of Books promotion! Sorry! No wonder my house looks like it’s been turned into a library! (Note: That photo is from last time and doesn’t even begin to show how many books I actually am ready to send you.)
Many of you have been sending me gentle reminders to get moving with this so here you go, my fellow book lovers.
All you have to do to get a big fat box filled with great winter night reading is follow these steps:
1. Write a check for at least $20 per box ($12.65 goes to the shipping for a medium flat rate box from the United States Post Office, and the rest will go to a charity to be determined) and make it out to Lois Alter Mark. Readers have always been extremely generous, and contributions have been made to non-profits that support breast cancer research, domestic violence prevention and children in need.
2. Enclose a piece of paper with your name, mailing address and email address. Be sure to tell me which of these genres you prefer (mention as many as you’d like): fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, chick lit, mystery/thriller, cookbooks, self-improvement, biography, crafts, memoir, non-fiction, anything I’ve forgotten. I can’t promise but I always try and often succeed in fulfilling these requests.
3. Put the check and the paper in an envelope addressed to Lois Alter Mark, Midlife at the Oasis, 3525 Del Mar Heights Road #582, San Diego, CA 92130.
Your box will include at least $100 worth of books plus I try to throw in a DVD or whatever other goodies I may have on hand, thanks to my generous publicist friends.
Don’t wait! These boxes go really fast, and it’s so much fun to get one of them in your mailbox. You can also order them for your friends, sisters, daughters, moms, whoever. I can’t tell you how much it makes me smile when you do this. Just remember to include their names and addresses as well, and let me know if there’s anything specific they like. You can include a note for me to stick in their box or I can write one myself. I love love love when you share these with the women in your lives. They make great holiday treats.
Everyone is always happy with their boxes — thank you for the nice emails and Facebook posts! — and that makes me especially happy.
Can’t wait to get your orders!