Posts tagged with weekly-book-giveaway

Mar 6 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Utterly Uncle Fred, by P.G. Wodehouse

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This week's Book Giveaway is the P.G. Wodehouse omnibus Utterly Uncle Fred, which consists of one short story ("Uncle Fred Flits By") and three novels: Uncle Dynamite, Cocktail Time, and Service With a Smile. Any one of these, including the short story, would be well worth the cover price, so you can only imagine their combined awesomeness...

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Feb 27 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Take the Key and Lock Her Up, by Ally Carter

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This week's Book Giveaway is Ally Carter's Take the Key and Lock Her Up, the third book in Carter's Embassy Row series and the one that fully pushes this series into "Princess Diaries meets James Bond" territory. (If that's a mash-up you've been hoping for, congratulations!) A full review will follow shortly...

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Feb 21 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Devil in Spring, by Lisa Kleypas

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This week's Book Givewaway is Lisa Kleypas's Devil in Spring, the third book in her Ravenels series and a second-generation sequel to her 2006 novel Devil in Winter. I'm really not feeling that cover art. I've seen a fair amount of Victorian fashion, and I'm pretty sure they weren't big fans of strapless wedding gowns...

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Feb 13 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Mansfield Park: An Annotated Edition, by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is Harvard Press's Mansfield Park: An Annotated Edition. This will hurt me to give away, both because I'd quite like to keep it and because it weighs a zillion pounds, and will thus cost a fortune to ship. A full review will follow shortly...

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Feb 6 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell

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In times of politically-induced stress, I frequently find it soothing to read about the politically-induced stress of Olden Times. (Sometimes I need to be reminded that humanity is cockroach-level resilient.) So this week's Book Giveaway is Sarah Vowell's 2011 book Unfamiliar Fishes, about the American annexation of Hawaii in 1898...

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Jan 30 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Burning Page, by Genevieve Cogman

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Burning Page, the third (but hopefully not final) book in Genevieve Cogman's Invisible Library series. We've enjoyed this series thus far, and our review of The Burning Page will be posted shortly...

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Jan 23 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Mating Season, by P.G. Wodehouse

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This week's Book Giveaway is P.G. Wodehouse's 1949 Jeeves and Wooster novel The Mating Season. I'm just sayin', apropos of... nothing special: in times of stress, there is nothing like Wodehouse. A full review will follow shortly...

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Jan 17 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne

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In an effort to erase last week's disastrous choice from my brain, this week's Book Giveaway is a classic: Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. It's been entertaining readers for nearly 150 years; I'm hoping it will be enough to wipe The Darkest Torment from my "recently read" memory bank. A full review will follow shortly...

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Jan 9 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Darkest Torment, by Gena Showalter

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It's been quite some time since we last reviewed a straight-up romance novel, so this week's Book Giveaway is Gena Showalter's The Darkest Torment. Apparently, and all appearances to the contrary, that dude on the cover isn't a professional surfer/part-time model, he's a demon! (Or something. The back cover is not 100% clear on this point.) A full review will follow shortly...

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Jan 3 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Dead Seekers, by Barb and J.C. Hendee

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Dead Seekers, the first book in a new series by Barb and J.C. Hendee. The Dead Seekers is set in the same world as the authors' bestselling Noble Dead saga, but should (hopefully) work as a standalone. A full review will follow shortly...

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Dec 15 2016

Holiday Book Giveaway: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

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Today's Holiday Book Giveaway is David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, the sequel to 2010's Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, which we reviewed here. It's also the first book we've read all week that isn't about murder or mayhem...

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Dec 14 2016

Holiday Book Giveaway: Santa, Baby, by Jennifer Crusie and others

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Today's Holiday Book Giveaway pick is the 2006 romantic short story collection Santa, Baby, which we originally reviewed here. The highlight of this collection was undoubtedly Jennifer Crusie's novella Hot Toy, which I see has recently been...

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Dec 13 2016

Holiday Book Giveaway: Envious Casca/The Christmas Party, by Georgette Heyer

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Today's Book Giveaway is Georgette Heyer's Envious Casca, possibly my favorite country-house mystery of all time. Please note: Sourcebooks has recently reprinted this novel as A Christmas Party. I sympathize with any publisher's desire to get their hands on some of that sweet Christmas-book money (who doesn't want to read about murdering relatives during the holidays?), but...

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Dec 12 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays, by Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon

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Last week was devoted to our suggestions for stuff that we want for Christmas; this week we're thinking about others (occasionally, in between cookie breaks). Brace yourselves for five days of holiday-themed book giveaways, dear readers, beginning with Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon's Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays. A review will follow shortly...

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Dec 5 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Stars of Fortune, by Nora Roberts

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This week's Book Giveaway title is Nora Roberts's Stars of Fortune, the first book in her Guardians trilogy. If past experience is anything to go by, I'll probably have a LOT of complaints, but who knows? Sometimes Roberts decides to knock it out of the park. Plus, the final book in the series comes out tomorrow, so at least I won't need to wait if I decide to finish it...

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Nov 28 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice, Third Norton Critical Edition, by Jane Austen and edited by Donald Gray

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As everyone who loves me knows, there is nothing I find more relaxing than hate-reading critical essays about Jane Austen. I picked up this particular book right after the election, and I'm offering it up this week as part of our Weekly Book Giveaway. Here's hoping it works its soothing magic for you, too...

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Nov 14 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

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This week's Book Giveaway is Shadowed Souls, a collection of short stories set in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files universe. The featured authors include some longtime Wordcandy favorites like Seanan McGuire, Kat Richardson, and Butcher himself. (Sadly, the book does not...

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Nov 7 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Bad Blood, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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I am in no mood for anything other than 100% undiluted entertainment, so this week's Book Giveaway is the latest book in Jennifer Lynn Barnes's Naturals series, Bad Blood. I'm not sure that even Ms. Barnes's book will be entertaining enough to distract me from my overwhelming election anxiety, but I figure it's got a better shot than most...

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Oct 31 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Secret Keepers, by Trenton Lee Stewart

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Secret Keepers, the latest book by The Mysterious Benedict Society author Trenton Lee Stewart. A full review will follow shortly, but first I must inform you that this cover art is even cooler in person...

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Oct 24 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman

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This week we're giving away The Invisible Library, the first book in Genevieve Cogman's fantasy/historical fiction series of the same name. Our review of The Invisible Library and its sequel, The Masked City, will be posted shortly...

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Oct 17 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Arabella, by Georgette Heyer

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This week's Book Giveaway is Georgette Heyer's 1949 regency romance novel Arabella. I have no idea why the woman in the cover image looks so pensive; this is a totally cheerful book, I promise! A full review will follow shortly...

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Oct 10 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Goal, by Elle Kennedy

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This week's Book Giveaway is Elle Kennedy's The Goal, the fourth book in her Off-Campus series. (My mother hates these covers. I admit, I'm a little creeped out to discover that it's possible to develop muscles in one's armpit.) Our review will follow shortly...

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Oct 3 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Otherworld Chills, by Kelley Armstrong

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It's October, and we've been in a very horror-lite mood lately, so this week's Book Giveaway is Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld Chills, a collection of "rare and never-before-published novellas and short stories" set in her "Women of the Otherworld" 'verse. A full review will follow shortly...

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Sep 26 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Emma: 200th Anniversary Annotated Edition, by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is Penguin's "Classics Deluxe" edition of Jane Austen's Emma. This is the 200th Anniversary annotated edition, and features explanatory notes by Juliette Wells. Our review will follow shortly...

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Sep 19 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Betrayals, by Kelley Armstrong

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This week's Book Giveaway is Betrayals, the fourth book in Kelley Armstrong's Cainsville series. I see we're on cover art style attempt #3. Won't anyone think of people like me and Megan, who need our books to match? A full review will follow shortly...

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Sep 12 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud

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This week's Book Giveaway is Jonathan Stroud's The Creeping Shadow, the fourth book in his delightfully creepy Lockwood & Co. series. Trust me, dear readers, this is pretty much the perfect way to kick off the fall season. Our review will follow shortly...

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Sep 6 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Chaos Choreography, by Seanan McGuire

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This week's Book Giveaway is Seanan McGuire's Chaos Choreography, the fifth book in her InCryptid series. I am resigned to the hideous covers at this point, but I'm really hoping this book fixes McGuire's unfortunate habit of ending the books in this series on a damsel-in-distress note. A full review will follow shortly...

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Aug 22 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Remembrance, by Meg Cabot

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This week's Book Giveaway is Meg Cabot's Remembrance, the long-awaited final book in her (formerly YA) Mediator series. Based on Missing You, Cabot's first attempt at translating one of her teen series into a book for adults, I'm expecting a lot of humor and charm, plus wee bit of swearing and maybe a legit sex scene. A full review will follow shortly...

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Aug 15 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Ninth City Burning, by J. Patrick Black

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This week's Book Giveaway is J. Patrick Black's Ninth City Burning, which I know absolutely nothing about, apart from the fact that I approve of the person they chose to write a promotional blurb (Patricia Briggs) and I really like the cover art. Our review will follow shortly...

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Aug 8 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette De Bodard

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This week's Book Giveaway is Aliette De Bodard's The House of Shattered Wings, which I had assumed—incorrectly, apparently—was a YA supernatural romance. (Probably one involving fallen angels.) It seems it's actually an award-winning sci-fi novel for adults, which I'm actually a lot more excited...

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