Friday, May 30, 2008

the Giveaway books for Orbis Terrarum Challengers!!

There will be three winners. You have until June 5th!!! If you don't know what I am talking about read the previous post.

The History of Love by Nichole Krauss...a perfect light summer read, with a tad of mystery on the side. It is one of my favourites! I bought several of these to give to friends. Here is my review.

Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf
I haven't read it, (it is on my shelf) but it seems to get incredible rants and raves. I read the first couple pages and it looks really good. (it gets 4 stars on amazon )

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry (author of A Fine Balance) I haven't read this one yet, but I can't wait to get into it (shhhh...I bought an extra copy for myself). It gets extra great reviews on amazon as well( almost the full 5 stars)...I can't wait.

If you are in the run for these books, and you already own one or more of them, let me know. Comment below. I will figure things out so that you will not end up with one you have (unless you have them all!!). Have a great time playing and don't forget to get as many entries as possible by the 5th of June (I will select a winner on the 6th!!!)

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!! I can't wait to give you these books!!!


literatehousewife said...

I know I don't qualify the for the give away, but I just had to leave a comment. I just bought a copy of Mrs. Dalloway at a library book sale over the holiday weekend. Are you going to read it? If so, I can't wait to read your review. I'm not sure when I'm going to get a chance to read it myself.

bethany said...

literatehousewife- well, it is never too late to join the challenge!!!haha!

I really do want to read it soon, today I bought her other well-known book, To the Lighthouse. I am going to read them both, I am not sure when but I will post a review when I do!! I am behind on my early reviews and others, so it may be a little while...but not too long. Thanks for the comment, it is always nice to have you for a visit!

raidergirl3 said...

ooh, books. Pretty books.

I already own Family Matters; haven't read it yet, but soon.

Mrs Dalloway I'm not too sure of. I've never read Woolf and she intimidates me.

The other one looks Fab!!

Trish said...

The History of Love sounds great. I studied Mrs. Dalloway a few years back and grew to love it (not sure I would have if I didn't have to study it so closely). The stream-of-consiousness is sometimes difficult to get into. Anyway, if you read it and like it then I highly recommend you follow it up with The Hours by Michael Cunningham (yes, the movie with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep).

Corinne said...

I read Ms. Dalloway and I liked it a lot - although I did like To The Lighthouse better, I think. The others I've never heard of!!

Ramya said...

hey bethany! thanks for your sweet comment!:) i am having a nice vacation..but i have managed to read quite a bit too.. just need to update my blog..:) the meme and the giveaway sound really interesting! will finish the meme as soon as i can.. looks like you've been doing a lot of reading lately!

Medbie said...

As I said a few posts ago, I love to read Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway is my favorite by her. You made a good choice with that one. I may have to pull out my copy and read it again!

I haven't heard of the others, but if you chose, then they are bound to be interesting! :D