To celebrate the upcoming Wordstock book festival in Portland, Oregon – about which we’re more than a bit excited – we’re announcing our fourth book giveaway. This time we’re giving two books away to one lucky reader. The first is a new trade paperback copy of My Name is Will by Jess Winfield. This book has received a 4.5 average star rating at Amazon and a 4 star average rating at Powells, so you know it has to be good! “What a piece of work!” said the New York Times Book Review. It’s a unique story about a University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) student, Willie Shakespeare Greenberg, whose life in 1986 shares some interesting parallels with an 18-year-old William Shakespeare circa 1582. How’s that for a set-up?
The second book is an advance review copy (ARC) of Sara Paretsky’s mystery Hardball, which we just looked at. Yes, this ARC is a bit used, but it is still in B+ condition. Also, keep in mind that this 13th entry in the Detective V.I. Warshawski series will cost you $26.95 to purchase new. This ARC is basically a trade paperback version that’s for your personal use only – it is clearly marked NOT FOR SALE.
So, we’re offering a brand new book and a collector’s item ARC… What do you need to do to enter? Simple, just send your name and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter this contest once. To enter a second time, fill in the blank in this sentence, “Chicago is known as a ______ city.” Anyone living in the continental U.S. is eligible to enter this contest, prior winners are eligible and in this instance we can and will mail to a P.O. box.
This contest closes at midnight PDT on Wednesday, October 13, 2009. Munchy the cat will pick the winner of the two books on October 14th and the winner will be announced here on the 15th. That’s it, good luck and good reading!