Posts tagged with weekly-book-giveaway

Aug 5 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang

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This week's Book Giveaway is Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient, a gender-swapped take on Pretty Woman featuring a heroine with autism and a hero who divides his time between several part-time jobs, which include everything from escorting to prom dress alterations. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 8/15/19...

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Jul 29 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Quiet American, by Graham Greene

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After seeing it mentioned in several news articles about Mayor Pete Buttigieg, I decided it was time to re-read Graham Greene's The Quiet American. A full review will follow shortly, but here's a spoiler for you: nearly every speaking character in this novel is totally awful. This giveaway will run through 8/15/19...

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Jul 22 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: That Ain't Witchcraft, by Seanan McGuire

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This week's Book Giveaway is That Ain't Witchcraft, the eighth installment in Seanan McGuire's ridiculously entertaining InCryptid series. A full review will follow shortly; this giveaway will run through 7/26/19...

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Jul 15 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Delinquent Housewife! Vol.1, by Nemu Yoko

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This week's Book Giveaway is the first installment of Nemu Yoko's four-volume manga The Delinquent Housewife!. A full review will follow shortly, but I can already tell you that, alas, there are some cultural things that have confused the hell out of me. This giveaway will run through 7/22/19...

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Jul 8 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Lovely and the Lost, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Jennifer Lynn Barnes's The Lovely and the Lost, which sounds like a soap opera and I am sincerely hoping is not a standalone. (I am much more invested in this book than in Barnes's previous effort.) A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 7/22/19...

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Jul 1 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Bride Test, by Helen Hoang

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Our first July Book Giveaway is Helen Hoang's The Bride Test, which sounds like a very ambitious romance novel: there's an arranged marriage! Multicultural characters! A hero on the autism spectrum! I have no idea how it will turn out, but I applaud Ms. Hoang for going big. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 7/5/19...

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Jun 24 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Nora Roberts's Shelter in Place. It's definitely one of her more impressive recent offerings (which, admittedly, isn't saying much), but skip it if you are in any way triggered by scenes of mass shootings. A full review will follow shortly, and this review will run through 7/5/19...

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Jun 17 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea, by Alice Waters

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Our latest Book Giveway is Alice Waters's Edible Schoolyard, which, should you be in need of one, would make an awesome coffee table book. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 7/5/19...

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Jun 10 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 14, by Kiyohiko Azuma

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This week's Book Giveway is the 14th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's universally beloved Yotsuba&!. It's taken me years, but I've finally adjusted (mostly) to the new publisher and their translation style, so I think I can give this a fair shake. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 7/5/19...

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Jun 3 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Wind Off the Small Isles, by Mary Stewart

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Wind Off the Small Isles, by Mary Stewart. I'm really happy that Hodder Books reprinted this little-known 1968 novella (along with a recently rediscovered short story, "The Lost One"), but I'm not sure I would describe it as a "beloved modern classic". Maybe "long-lost treasure", if they were looking for a superlative...

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May 28 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

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Our current Book Giveaway is Shirley Jackson's 1962 gothic novel We Have Always Lived at the Castle, the inspiration for the recent film of the same name. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 6/8/19...

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May 20 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Storm Cursed, by Patricia Briggs

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Storm Cursed, the 11th book in Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series. (Why are the titles in this series so generic-fantasy-lite? I've already read the book, and I still couldn't tell you what "storm cursed" refers to.) A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/31/19...

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May 13 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Plotters, by Un-su Kim

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Plotters, an action-and-suspense thriller that is as far from this as humanly possible, while still being shelved in roughly the same section. A full review will follow shortly...

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May 6 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: When a Duchess Says I Do, by Grace Burrowes

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Our latest Book Giveaway is When a Duchess Says I Do, the second book in Grace Burrowes's Rogues to Riches series. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Apr 29 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Casket of Time, by Andri Snaer Magnason

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Our latest Book Giveaway is The Casket of Time, written by Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason and translated by Björg Árnadóttir and Andrew Cauthery. A full review will follow shortly, but the cover art offers an excellent sense of the contents: 70% prettily imaginative, 30% creepy. This giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Apr 22 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Mystery Knight, by George R.R. Martin

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Mystery Knight, a graphic novel adaptation of one of the Dunk and Egg novellas from George R. R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. (It's a distant prequel to the events in Game of Thrones.) A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Apr 15 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Talisman Ring, by Georgette Heyer

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Georgette Heyer's The Talisman Ring, one of the author's most delightfully ridiculous books (and my favorite of her non-Regency historical novels). A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Apr 8 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman

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This week's Book Giveaway is Dorothy Gilman's 1966 novel The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, arguably the platonic ideal of an airplane book (clever, amusing, and enjoyably far-fetched). A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Apr 1 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice: Puffin Plated edition, by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is the Puffin Plated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, featuring "recipes for modern teatime treats" by Martha Stewart. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/15/19...

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Mar 25 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Beauty, by Robin McKinley

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And this week's Book Giveaway is Robin McKinley's 1978 novel Beauty, the second installment in our (unplanned) two-book series of reworked fairytales. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Mar 18 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Beast's Heart, by Leife Shallcross

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Leife Shallcross's The Beast's Heart, the first of two Beauty and the Beast-themed reviews we're planning on over the next couple weeks. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Mar 11 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Binti: The Complete Trilogy, a flawed but impressively imaginative fantasy/sci-fi by Nnedi Okorafor. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Mar 4 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Slayer, by Kiersten White

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Kiersten White's Slayer, a book that I enjoyed far, far more than I expected to, considering the quality of recent Buffy the Vampire Slayer-themed output. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Feb 25 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Young Men in Spats, by P.G. Wodehouse

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After our latest Book Giveaway, I decided to balance things out with little P.G. Wodehouse: our current book on offer is his short story collection Young Men in Spats. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Feb 19 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Water Will Come, by Jeff Goodell

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If you, like me, are fond of reading deeply unsettling nonfiction accounts of potential disasters, today could be your lucky day: our current Book Giveaway is Jeff Goodell's The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. It's just as cheery as it sounds...

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Feb 11 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Sleepless, by Sarah Vaughn

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Our current Book Giveaway pick is the first volume (of a two-book series) of Sarah Vaughn's new graphic novel Sleepless, which combines high fantasy, romance, and A+++ artwork. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19...

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Feb 4 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Devil's Daughter, by Lisa Kleypas

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Our latest Book Giveaway is Devil's Daughter, the most recent installment in Lisa Kleypas's thus-far-disappointing Ravenels series. Without going into spoiler-y details, I'm happy to say that it is a vast improvement over its predecessors...

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Jan 29 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: An Everlasting Meal, by Tamar Adler

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Our current Book Giveaway pick is Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal, which feels less like a cookbook than an updated version of one of those Victorian books of domestic management. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 5/10/19.

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Jan 22 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: By Night, Issues 1-4, by John Allison

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Our latest Book Giveaway is the first four issues of John Allison's new series By Night. Not to spoil anything, but of all the comic titles we've reviewed recently, this is FAR AND AWAY the best one. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 4/26/19...

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Jan 14 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BOOM! Comics), Issue #1, by Jordie Bellaire

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Our latest book giveaway is the first issue of BOOM! Comics' recent reboot/re-imagining/re... something of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I, uh, did not realize the world was crying out for this, but maybe I was wrong? A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will...

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