Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Gives us a Reason to Celebrate! It's Another Blogoversary Giveaway!

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Gives us a Reason to Celebrate!
It's Another Blogoversary Giveaway!

And the Winner is... Nunah! Congrats! Thank you to EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

Rob of Books are Like Candy Corn, who just missed the deadline for entering the giveaway, found a great bargain for this book for everyone who didn't win the giveaway! Paperback Swap , which is a book swap site, is now selling new overstocked books and had The Man Who Loved Books Too Much for $6.49! Thanks Rob for letting us all know! You can follow the links above right to the site!

Back in September Lydia of Riverhead Books sent me a "book lovers" book in the mail called The Man Who Loved Books Too Much:The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett. Allison is a great writer and the story of John Gilkey, a man who stole books for the pure love of the books, was so interesting! We had a lot of fun on the blog too, commenting on what books we would "steal" if we were a book thief! Here's what I wrote about the book...

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett is an adventure for all of us who love books! For those of us who love not just what's inside them, but the heft of them in our hands, the sensation of the texture of the pages as we turn them, the beauty of the book itself...

This story takes us into the lives of John Gilkey, an obsessed & bold book thief, Ken Sanders the man who made it his mission to catch Gilkey, and the journalist and author, Allison Hoover Bartlett, who explores the world of rare & beautiful books with the people who sell & collect them, including Sanders AND Gilkey.

In the opening of the book, a 400 yr. old book called a Kreuterbuch sits on Allison Hoover Bartlett's desk. I love old books, and just the way Allison described the Kreuterbuch in the prologue, "the pages, when turned, make a muffled crack... a dry woody smell..." I knew this would be a different kind of 'book thief' story. A book written by a person who truly appreciates & enjoys books - and not just for what's inside!

You can read the Full Review at the Sept. 9th post! And you can read the full list of books we'd steal at the Sept. 18th post! Some of those included:

* A Soldier of The Great War by Mark Helprin
* A First Edition of Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
* A First Edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Jane was a popular girl, mentioned a few times!)
* A Handwritten draft by Jane Austen
* A First Edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
* a first edition of Paradise Lost by John Milton

Riverhead Books joins the Celebration by sponsoring a giveaway for a copy of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett! Riverhead Books has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary ground-breaking, unique fiction & non-fiction writers. Thanks Lydia and Riverhead Books for joining in on the festivities! If you love books, and you haven't read this book, YOU SHOULD! And here's your opportunity to win a copy! Here's how to enter...

*For One Entry, leave me a comment with your email address!

*For One more entry, Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

*For a Bonus entry, tell me what book you would steal if you were a thief! (we all love books, so don't be shy!)

This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The book will be shipped to the winner directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on March 2nd, 2010. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! Good Luck!

63 comments:

Sharon said...

What a fun book! I would like to read it so thanks for the chance to win it!

sbrockis(@)embarqmail(.)com

Bonus entry: I would steal a signed first addition of The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Tortilla Falt or Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (or possibly all 4 if they were in the same place!)

DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great read. Please include me.

+1 tweet http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/9523383134

+1 I would steal The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver beause I really want to read it!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a fun read!

jennifer(dot)arnold11(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I would steal the Sookie Stackhouse series...I have been wanting to read the books since I got hooked on Tru Blood! :)

Sarah said...

Sounds like an intriguing read!

faithinhim(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

This looks like a very good book. Please enter me.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Marjorie said...

This book sounds like a good read and I would like to win.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

I would steal the Dead Sea
Scrolls, they would be very
interesting.

Alyce said...

I'd love to be entered! I've had this book on my wish list for a while.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I'd steal either an original manuscript or first edition signed copy of the Harry Potter books. :)

akreese (at) hotmail.com

Amy said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. This book has been on my tbr list and I definitely would love to read it!

Thank you!

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

I tweeted this giveaway here: Book Giveaway

If I could I would steal a first edition of "Crime & Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky!


Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

couponmom said...

This book sounds fantastic. Thanks for another great giveaway

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couponmom said...

I tweeted this

http://twitter.com/courtreporterON/status/9535649379

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couponmom said...

If I was going to steal it would have to be A First Edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Love anything to do with Christmas

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fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

bashtree said...

This one's been on my reading list!

makeway4ducklings at gmail

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/9537128224

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

bashtree said...

I'm not sure what book I would steal! Maybe an old monk-made book with gold leaf and illustrated letters and whatnot.

fredamans said...

If I was a book thief, I would steal all the Maya Angelou and John Steinbeck books I could carry!

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Michele said...

This sounds interesting, please enter me. Thanks!

mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

Michele said...

I would steal any original copy of Gone with the wind.

mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

Carol M said...

I would love to win this book! It sounds really good!

http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/9542207006

I would love to have a signed, first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird!

Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd like to read this one.
mtakala1@yahoo.com

Margie said...

I'd "steal" The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've read it, but I'd like my own copy!
mtakala1 aT yahoo DOT com

Oilbhe said...

10shinnat@gmail.com
hmmm...I probably steal anything that was handwriten by Henry David Thoreau, even though he doesnt write fiction.

stpand said...

Please enter me, thanks!

http://services.nexodyne.com/email/icon/AtMeSkEE/wxPKu%2BY%3D/WWFob28%3D/0/image.png

I would steal whatever manuscript is in J. D. Salinger's safety deposit box

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win/read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would steal Stephen King's Under the Dome

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

MJ said...

I'd love this.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I'd steal a complete collection of.....




Bobbsey Twin books!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I'd steal a complete collection of.....




Bobbsey Twin books!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/9554535281
mj.coward[at]gmail.com

amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book.
If I could steal a book, I would steal signed first editions of any of Margaret Atwood's books because I love her.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

ninefly said...

please sign me up!

+1 tweeted
http://twitter.com/angeltyuan/status/9564185281
+1 I would steal a copy of American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, been wanting that for a while now XD;

thanks!
ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com

Nan said...

I'd love to win this book.

vtgoat[at]gmail[dot]com

If I were to steal a book, it would be an autographed copy of The Art of Racing in the Rain or Secrets of Eden.

Sue said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me. I retweeted about this (@bibliofreakblog)

If I could steal any book, it'd be a first edition of Paradise Lost. :)

j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

This book has been on my radar for quite awhile, and I would love a chance to win it.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I'm really not sure what book I would steal. for that matter, if I would steal a book at all.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

If I were a thief I would steal any book by Jonathan Kellerman.

walkerd@primus.ca

Anonymous said...

Count me in.

dsandyboy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would steal books by J.D. Robb.

dsandyboy@gmail.com

couponmom said...

daily tweet
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couponmom said...

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Esme said...

Sign me up-for this wonderful read.

thansk


chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot ocm

Esme said...

I would steal your French Cooking Book-and a first edition of the Beatrix Potter books.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot ocm

Esme said...

cococroissants

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Thuy said...

I have a common criminal mind...I would steal the 1st edition of Pride and Prejudice too!

vision.nguyen AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

If I could steal a book ( not sure I could!!) I would steal

All the works of William Shakespeare!

Marilu said...

oops forgot to include my email!!

lovemykidsandbook AT gamil DOT com

nunah said...

Thanks for this book giveaway. I love books about books!

http://twitter.com/nunahsays/statuses/9838020823

I'd steal the first edition of Pride and Prejudice or Emma by Jane Austen.

nunahboop(at)gmail.com

couponmom said...

a daily tweet
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Scorpio M. said...

+1 Please count me in for the giveaway.

+1 Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/scorpio1m/status/9854424252

+1 I would steal a first edition hardback of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.


jenma76(at)hotmail(dot)com

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway.

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I would steal The Gutenberg Bible!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

couponmom said...

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Atypical Girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

If I was a thief, I would steal this book so I could read it. :)

Rob said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. It's still March 2 in Hawaii but I have a feeling I may have missed the cut off. If not, please add my name.

Thanks, Rob

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