Monday, July 21, 2008

The Purge Continues...

First, I'd like to announce the winner of last week's giveaway of A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. Random.org's list generator selected Janel as our winner. Sorry Janel, I don't have your email, so you'll have to contact me: bexadler at yahoo dot com.

For the rest of you, don't despair, there are still more books to win! This week I have three more books to giveaway.

On August 1, I will pick three winners.

The first place winner will receive a signed copy (but it's JUST his signature) of David Sedaris' new book, When You Are Engulfed In Flames.

Second place receives my ARC copy of The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden, which I reviewed here.

Third place gets my copy (paperback) of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

I promise reviews are coming one of these days. I'm in the midst of reading four different books, but for some reason I am completely unable to finish any of them. I have no attention span these days...

OK then, don't forget to leave a comment by August 1!

P.S. Planet Books is also holding a giveaway, so jump on over there for more chances to get free books!

24 comments:

Running Knitter said...

Thank you for this contest. I'm going to add these titles to my list.

Zakiye said...

I heard that David Sedaris is homophobic, and that writing about being gay is just a passive agressive mockery of alternative lifestyles. In which case, I'm thinking you are aggressively attacking homosexuality by even mentioning him on your blog.
Also, I'm think maybe I shouldn't have started drinking all this nyquil at 8am. But one cannot live their life in regret...I must move forward. Meaning open the second bottle of nyquil with my teeth.
Love, Ange
ps: why did you guys stop inviting me to your book club meetings???

Amanda said...

Very cool contest! You are amazing for giving away so many books! Thanks :)

Alessandra said...

Thank you for hosting these great giveaways! Please count me in!

blueviolet said...

All of these look wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.
doot65 at comcast dot net
Elizabeth

beastmomma said...

Those all sound great. I would like to be entered and I am crossing my fingers in the hopes of winning!

beastmomma said...

Those all sound great. I would like to be entered and I am crossing my fingers in the hopes of winning!

Janel said...

Yeah, I won A Long Way Gone. Please enter me in this contest too. Thank you so much for doing these giveaways!

Julie P. said...

I would lovee to win THE RICHEST SEASON! I'm hoping for 2nd! :)

justareadingfool said...

I've never heard of No. 2, so I'm hoping for No. 1 or 3, as I love Sedaris and my kid sister still has my copy of the Bryson book.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me... just letting you know I posted this at Win a Book.

And I don't think your motivational problems are yours alone. Seems to be an epidemic lately. Must be the dog days of summer getting to us all!

Shana said...

I've been wanting to read two of these for a while - and they ALL sound good. Please enter me!

Bunny B said...

Great contest! I'd love to read these books. Thank you for the chance to win!
bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Icedream said...

All of these books sound great, I would be thrilled to win any one of them. I really need to have a book purge but I get so attached :D

Monica said...

Thanks for another contest! I've heard about David Sedaris' book and would like to read it. ... or any recommended books to be honest! LOL Thanks again :)

John said...

Definitely interested!

Stephanie said...

Ooh, A Short History of Nearly Everything is on my TBR list, so sign me up! (And of course, I'd be thrilled to win ANY of them! Yay for books!)

Colin Matthew (The Book Pirate) said...

I'd like to enter. Short History is a book i've been meaning to read.

Archana said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Please count me in.

Archana
archuprabhu[at]hotmail[dot]com

Stephanie said...

Cool giveaway! I would love to get the David Sedaris or Bill Bryson books!

Chason said...

I finished "All About Lulu" and am now reading "A Thousand Splendid Suns." If we get together we can talk about both books. You can enter my name in the contest if you want. I have a few books that I have yet to read, but what's one more to add to the stack? ;)

gautami tripathy said...

I own the Bill Bryson book. Please do enter me for the other two!

peng said...

enter me please

Ivan Girl said...

wow, fantastic collection of giveaways. i love all 3...hahaha.

toss my name in the hat, please. :)