6 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'nablopomo 2010 giveaways':


Red hair... vacant expressions... tatty second hand book... you must be the Weasleys

With the help of random.org, I generated random numbers to pick winners for the four book giveaways. The winners are: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: RachelSanditon: ElaineI Capture the Castle: Alfie (well, that'll save me on postage, but YES, she was selected at random!)The Handmaid's Tale: Micah And the NaBloPoMo prize of a mix CD and baked goods goes to Rockle! I'll be contacting you for your mailing addresses!...

srah - Wednesday, 1 December 2010 - 12:00 PM
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We're a congress, Mr. Adams, not a literary society.

This is the last book giveaway for the month of November! Today is Stop the Violence Day, so today I'm giving away a novel about the motivation, action and aftermath that surround a violent act: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult is a great storyteller and looks at controversial topics from a lot of different viewpoints, showing how many of the things we argue and worry about most are usually not black-and-white but shades of grey. Here's the description of this book from Amazon.com: Best known for tackling controversial issues through richly told fictional accounts, Jodi Picoult's 14th novel,...

srah - Monday, 22 November 2010 - 11:05 AM
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To offer you the sort of help/ You never get from a spouse

Today's book giveaway is the 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. Amazon.com description: Respected Canadian poet and novelist Atwood presents here a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right Schlafly/Falwell-type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic government. The resulting society is a feminist's nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste, childless Wives; the housekeeping Marthas; and the reproductive Handmaids, who turn their offspring over to the "morally fit" Wives. The tale is told by Offred (read: "of Fred"),...

srah - Saturday, 20 November 2010 - 10:20 AM
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'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.'

Happy National Young Reader's Day! Today's book giveaway is I Capture the Castle, a book that is characterized as a young adult book, but which I didn't read until this summer. The description, according to Amazon: I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first...

srah - Wednesday, 17 November 2010 - 7:16 AM
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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

It's time for another giveaway! If you're not familiar with Sanditon, it's one of Jane Austen's unfinished works. When she abandoned the work in 1817 (months before her death) it consisted of the first eleven chapters, which have been picked up and completed by several authors over the years. This version, published in 1975, is attributed to Jane Austen "and another lady" (it has also been attributed to Marie Dobbs and Anne Telscombe, one or both of which may be pseudonyms for the actual author). Here's the premise of the book: When Charlotte Heywood accepts an invitation to visit the...

srah - Saturday, 13 November 2010 - 10:40 PM
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The telling of a story, like virtually everything in this life, was always made all the easier by a cup of tea.

According to Emily Elisabeth's master list, November 1 was National Author's Day and National Family Literacy Day, November 6 was Book Lover's Day and November 17 will be National Young Reader's Day. According to an email I got from Better World Books, November 8 was also National Bookstore Day. So I guess November is trying to tell me something, and that something has to do with books. I have decided therefore that I will hold a couple of used book giveaways on this here blog (idea shamelessly ripped from EE¹). I have several books to give away but I'll try...

srah - Tuesday, 9 November 2010 - 7:26 PM
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