Monday, February 17, 2014


Well, for my second ever giveaway I have something special.  It's a brand new book!   I have been volunteering for a program called Malden reads. 

And not only did I get a special copy of the book of the year but I also got to write my first ever press release.  Here it is:

Date: 2/14/2014
Mayor Christensen Discusses HeLa Cells
Malden Celebrities Host Malden Reads Book Discussions
MALDEN, MA- Don’t miss the first event in the Malden Reads’ series of “Celebrity Book Discussions” with Mayor Gary Christensen on Monday, March 3rd at 7pm.  The discussion will be held at the Exchange Street Bistro.  It is free but space is limited so attendees need to sign up at the Malden Public Library.  
In praise of the book, Malden resident Dan Ko said, “I love a good true story, especially when someone’s able to give voice to the voiceless. That’s exactly what you find in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. You’re invited into an amazing tale that might never have been told.” 
The discussion will engage ideas and themes from the 2014 featured selection “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.  This year’s major concepts include: Tissue Harvesting, Genetic Research, Standards for Ethical Research, Impact on the Lacks family & descendants, Ethical Standards of Journalism, Intellectual Property Laws,  and race relations in the 1950s and 1960s.
One major theme of the book is the necessity of being aware of what is going on locally, nationally and world wide, including scientific research, health care issues, and medical ethics.  Participants will also share about the importance of close family relationships, especially during the hard periods of life. Discussion will also deal with the ability to be critical of information received in this time of information overload.
Even for those who haven’t finished the book or joined a book discussion before, all are welcome to share their thoughts and comments and to hear what others around the community have to say. 
Organized by community groups, city leaders, and residents, in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and Malden Access TV, Malden Reads invites the community to read the same book and participate in a series of events related to the book’s themes.  
For more information about the Malden Reads, the featured selections and upcoming events, visit, follow us on Twitter @MaldenReads, like us on Facebook or join our mailing list
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Ok, and now for the fun part...THE GIVEAWAY!!!!
This Thursday night at 6:30 Malden Public Library is hosting the Malden Reads Opening Ceremony!  To win a free copy of the book there are 3 important steps:
#1. Go to the opening
#2. Have a good time
#3.  Comment below on what was your favorite part of the evening
Thus, everyone gets some free food, supports a neat cause ...and the lucky winner will get a copy of the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."  

Good Luck:)

If you didn't make it last night, you can enter by commenting on what you like about the concept of "Malden book."

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