Here’s a great giveaway opportunity for two lucky Live Free and Hike readers. I was able to get my hands on two…yes, two copies of Following Atticus by Tom Ryan! I’m sure many of you out there are familiar with this new book hot off the presses and many of you probably already have a copy. However, this is your chance to get a “free” copy for someone else in the house hold or to possibly giveaway as a thoughtful Christmas gift.
Now, I haven’t read the whole book yet. And, in fact, I’m ashamed to say that I’m still near the beginning because I’m a slow reader and I’ve been short on time as of lately. What I have read so far is riveting. My wife, however, has her own iPad version of the book (that’s right, we purchased two copies…apparently we can’t share) and is halfway through it already. She says it is incredible. Tim and Robin of Appalachia and Beyond say this book will leave you “with a heart-warming sensation - a newly acquired approach to the way you view life”.
Here is Amazon’s Product Description
Middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan and miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. In a rare test of endurance, Tom and Atticus set out on an adventure of a lifetime that takes them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Little did they know that their most difficult test would lie ahead, after they returned home. . .
At the heart of this remarkable journey is an extraordinary relationship that blurs the line between man and dog, an indelible bond that began when Tom, following the advice of Atticus’s breeder, carried the pup wherever he went for the first month of their life together. Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world’s beauty and its possibilities. It was a change that led to a new life among the mountains; an unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family; and an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.
So, here is how you can enter to win this book.
Entry 1: Simply, leave a comment on this blog post explaining why you want this book!
Entry 2: If you have a Facebook Page (fan page or personal page), share this posting on your FB page explaining the contest. You must come back to this page and leave a separate comment (separate than the other entries), letting me know that you did indeed share these details on Facebook.
Entry 3: If you have a Twitter Account, share the following feed: “@LiveFreeAndHike @TomandAtticus Win a Copy of Following Atticus http://bit.ly/sASqk7 #book #hiking #nh” You must come back to this page and leave, yet again, another comment (separate from the other entries), letting me know that you shared this feed on Twitter.
Entry 4 and 5: That’s right; this one is worth two entries. If you have a blog, write a post regarding this giveaway and link back to this posting. And again, you must come back to this page and leave another comment (separate from the other entries), letting me know that you wrote a blog post regarding this giveaway.
So, you have a chance to enter five times in all. If you get all five in, you would have left four separate comments. If you make an initial comment here, share on Facebook and Twitter, you will need to leave three separate comments. Get the gist? Pretty easy, right?
The comments will only be accepted until midnight on November 11th and I will draw the winners on November 12th. I will use Random.org to randomly draw the two winners. If you win and I have a way to get in touch with you, I will. However, I don’t have contact information for everyone, so you’ll need to check back here on November 12th to see if you won.
For more information on Tom and Atticus and the book Following Atticus, visit there blog or their Facebook page! Good luck to everyone who wants one of these copies!