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Giveaways
/ October 9, 2010

Current Giveaways: ======================================================== More giveaways coming soon ======================================================== Past Contests One copy of Never Give Up by Bear Grylls – Ended March 16, 2022 Enter to win a mobi for Kindle copy of Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm (3 winners)- Ended June 11, 2 $50 Amazon Gift Card from A September to Remember: Searching for Culinary Pleasures at the Italian Table by Carole Bumpus – Ended June 1, 2021 One copy of signed copy of Good Grammar Is the Life of the Party, swag, & a $25 Amazon Gift Card – Ended One copy of Hawthorn Woods By Patrick Canning – Ended July 13, 2020 One copy of The Last Sword Maker by Brian Nelson – Ended June 30, 2020 One copy of Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski – Ended August 13, 2019 One copy of The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman – Ended February 14, 2019 One copy of The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson – Ended February 7, 2019 One copy of Samurai Castles by Jennifer Mitchellhill – Ended August 30, 2018 One copy of The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson – Ends February 7,…

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival
Opinion / August 22, 2010

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”   Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam Lipsyte “”The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte is a quick and enjoyable read. This novel is clearly “contemporary fiction” – Lipsyte drops in amusing pop culture icons throughout this novel.”   Learn This reviews Be Bodacious by Steven D. Wood “Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I have a few minor points against it but all in all, this is definitely worth your read.”   Spine Uncracked reviews The Best American Noir of the Century by Ellroy Penzler “This book is pretty badass. A good 700 or so pages of enjoyable noir short stories, and an introduction by James Ellroy in which he says things like, “The short stories in this volume are a groove. Exercise your skeevy curiosity and read every one.””   Digital Book Readers: e-readers guide and review reviews Breath by Tim Winton ““Breathless” might be a more appropriate title for this…

Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
4 Stars , Non-Fiction / August 9, 2010

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is an epic which is meant to be read slowly and deliberately, the tale is smart and the story is fun.  Even though the book incorporates shoguns and samurais, most of the account is carried by clerks and translators.  The epic rescue attempt in a sanctuary surrounded by snow capped mountains is no less exciting than the description of diplomatic rituals and the “arse-licking pilgrimage” one must make before meeting the shogun.

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