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!