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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Name is Will by Jess Winfield.... Giveaway!

A Tale of Two Shakespeares... with more in common than their names!

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.

MY NAME IS WILL is a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice" and a California Book Award Finalist. Learn more about the author Jess Winfield at his Website! Read an excerpt HERE! It's gotten great reviews as a fun, off-beat enjoyable read! I haven't read it yet (another one on the TBR list!) But I have 3 paperback copies available to giveaway courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*For another entry, follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you already are a follower you will get an extra entry!)

*For another entry Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Aug. 8th. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready! (not part of the giveaway though...)

30 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this!

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MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower/subscriber...

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soozzie said...

Still following! This would look great on my kindle menu....

Cathy said...

This looks interesting!

I am already a follower :)

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Marjorie said...

I am a follower and would love to win this book, the review sound interesting.

Taste Life Twice said...

sounds great! I'm already a follower
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Book pusher said...

I have been meaning to read this one, I originally bought it for the Shakespeare obsessed teenager, who informed me it was very explicit, (she is very prudish for a teenager, at least when in conversation with me), it sounds like an amusing read.

Suzanne said...

Hi Book pusher!
I must admit that even at my age I hesitate to share books with my mother that have a bit of "fun" in them... must be a mother/daugher thing! :D

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Suzanne. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jess said...

I have not yet read this book but would like to. Please count me in for the giveaway.
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Debs Desk said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway. Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
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Carol said...

This sounds good! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Carol said...

I'm a follower.
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Carol said...

I tweeted - CarolAnnM
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wheresmyrain said...

trying to win this, have heard so much about it by now, please enter me to win
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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow. :)

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Allison said...

Please enter me!

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Anonymous said...

please enter me, I am a follower

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Wanda said...

This books sounds wonderful.
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Lerrgoo said...

count me in


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writemeg said...

Definitely want to read this! Thanks for the chance :)

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Anonymous said...

please enter me, I am a follower.

Thanks,

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osugrad said...

I haven't heard anything about this book. Now, i am intrigued and have to read it!

Rebecca N. said...

This sounds like a really good read! I would love to be entered to win this one! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Rebecca N. said...

I just became a follower. Great blog!

Rebecca N. said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/3180131365

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Sara said...

I want to win ! Thanks for the contest.

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Sara said...

I follow!

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