Buy a Friend a Book
While I’m off at ThrillerFest, I’m taking part in Debra Hamel’s weeklong contest as part of her “Buy a Friend a Book” campaign. The gist appears below.
Welcome to Day 2 of Buy a
Friend a Book‘s First Anniversary Contest!
Friend a Book — the site that urges visitors to surprise their
friends with the gift of books during four quarterly BAFAB weeks a
year — is throwing a week-long puzzle contest to celebrate the
site’s first anniversary. Every day from July 1st to July 6th a new
puzzle will be unveiled at one of the literary sites helping out with
BAFAB’s First Anniversary Contest.
Contest participants will be asked to solve six puzzles
during the course of the week and to answer a final question on the
contest’s seventh day.
Three winners will be drawn at random from all the correct responses
received. The winners will win **hundreds of dollars worth of
literary stuff**–stacks of books and free memberships in
If you’re discovering this contest a little late in the week, don’t
worry. After they are initially announced, all six puzzles will
remain available for the duration of the contest. Thus contestants
who learn of the puzzle later in the week will not be barred from
Here’s the complete schedule of events:
July 1 — Puzzle #1 introduced at Grumpy
July 2 — Puzzle #2 introduced at Confessions of an
July 3 — Puzzle #3 introduced at This Writing Life
July 4 — Puzzle #4 introduced at Books, Inq.
July 5 — Puzzle #5 introduced at Refrigerator Door
July 6 — Puzzle #6 introduced at No Rules.
July 7 — Final question posed at Buy a
Friend a Book
**Today’s puzzle is a sudoku. Here is the grid. For instructions on
what to do with it go to Buy a Friend a Book.**