I’m participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Leeswammes Blog. This is a fun event where 42 bloggers have signed up to give away a book with literary merit. Please check out the list of participants below and visit as many as you can.
For this event, I’m giving away two “gently used” paperbacks:
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (review pending)
Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment (with blog or contact information) telling me which book you’d like to win.
- In your comment, share your best read so far in 2014, and why.
- Anyone can enter, whether you have a blog or not. International entries are welcome!
- Entries will be considered until the morning of February 13th.
- I’ll do a random lottery for each book. Please don’t enter for a book you don’t want to read.
Both books I’m giving away were excellent, and I highly recommend them. One Last Thing is sort of a dark comedy about a guy going through a mid-life crisis. He’s failed all the people who love him, but he wants to make a new start. Skippy Dies is about a prep school in Ireland — it starts off with Skippy, a student, falling over and dying while eating doughnuts in a diner. The book takes you back through the school year to find out what happened to Skippy – and what it means for the rest of the school.
Oh, and I also have a copy of Labor Day, but I’m not willing to include it in this giveaway because I can’t recommend it. But don’t take my word for it – if you really want to read Labor Day, let me know. First taker within the U.S. can have it.
So what’s my best read so far in 2014? That’s a tough one. Catching the Barramundi was wonderful. I haven’t reviewed Kindred and Skippy Dies yet, although both would be contenders. You can see 2014 is off to a good start! I have to land on The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It’s a fun, romantic comedy but it also puts you right in the head of someone who struggles with Asperger’s. It really made me think about how much we change (or try to change) to meet the needs of others — sometimes that’s the right thing to do, and sometimes it’s the wrong thing.
Thanks for participating, and please visit some of these other blogs for more giveaways.