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Monday, 28 April 2014

Book Giveaway!

This last week has been really rather busy!

Wednesday was St George's Day (and Shakespeare's birthday - although as I am typing this, I am watching Last Will and Testement on my tv recorder thingy, which is a documentary about the doubt that Shakespeare actually wrote all of his sonnets, plays, poets and other writings...) and also World Book Day 2014... a day on which we are encouraged to give away books to people who don't usually read!

On Saturday, attended an event in Manchester (authorcon) which was to serve as Hazel's book launch for Chasing Azrael (now available on Amazon or  Waterstones and all other good bookstores). 

Between all of the interesting meals I ate, and the new places we discovered, not to mention the books that I purchased, as well as the good company, all-in-all, Saturday was a pretty good day!

Sunday, however, did not go as planned... I was planning on doing the car boot thing in the morning, but a migraine put paid to anything until about 10:30 - 11am, when I finally managed to medicate it into submission!

Then there was housework to be done, the mouse to prepare for her friend's birthday party and canapes to prepare for book club!

Sadly, Hazel couldn't make it (I was hoping for an author talk) as her car is poorly sick, but she is hoping to get it fixed and perhaps she can come next month instead. We also lacked a few members due to illness, marking (the perils of being a teacher), and I think there was some form of netball fixture! These things do happen, but never mind! A good time was had by all those who did attend, and we have potential new members for the next meeting!

Our book to read before next time is 12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup... if you happen to be reading it too, let us know what you thought before 1st June! 

Anyway; to business!

In honour of Hazel's book launch, and World Book Day, I have a signed copy of Chasing Azrael to give away!

If you would like to be entered into the draw, please leave a comment below saying which book you would have given to a non-reader for world book day, and why... please make sure to leave your name, otherwise I won't be able to contact you to let you know if you have won!





On Monday 5th May, I will put all of the names into a metaphorical hat, and choose someone to receive the book!

So that's it...

12 comments:

  1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. It just grabs hold of you and forces you along for the ride. Even a non-reader would be able to put up only limited resistance :-)

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    1. That has some very good reviews! Have added it to my TBR list. Thanks for entering!

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  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. An amazing book that may appeal to a wide raange of people including non readers! Rita Hayward

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    1. That's another one that sounds good!

      Thanks for entering!

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    2. Hopefully, this will notify you of a response. Could you get in touch with me please?

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    3. Hi it's Rita Hayward, sorry for late reply. Hope this is ok in the way of getting in touch with you. Please let me know.

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    4. Thanks Rita, can you email me your postal address please so that I can send the book out? my email is primerasx@hotmail.co.uk.
      Once I've had your email, I'll delete this comment!

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  3. I would recommend The Plague by Albert Camus - a wonderful novel with a strong story and many allaegories and symbols to it - funny, sad and moving - nothing can beat it - apart from my own novel, that is

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    1. Thanks for entering... The Plague sounds good! [Not a sentence I ever thought that I'd write.] Which is your book & what is it about?

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    2. I have just realised whose pseudonym this is!!! I now know that your book is The Curtain, by Fiona Robbins, and your book, I already have!

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  4. Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day - perfect wet Sunday afternoon book, which will have you smiling throughout. Totally charming.

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    1. I added this one to my list a while ago... :-)

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