Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Giveaway!

What would you do for the love of a good book?
For John Charles Gilkey, the answer is: go to prison.

Back in September '09, 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!

Read my Full Review from Sept. 9, 2009! Read the full list of the Books We'd Steal if we were book thieves from Sept. 18th, 2009! And in the meantime, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is finally out in paperback and to celebrate, courtesy of Riverhead Books, we're going to have a giveaway! You have a chance to win one of two copies! Here's how to Enter...

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

*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. Only (No PO boxes). The book will be shipped to the winner directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Oct. 29th, 2010. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! Good Luck!

32 comments:

Teresa said...

Please count me in.

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

Myra C said...

Sounds good, I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

myra0502 AT yahoo DOT com

Brandy said...

I'd love a chance!
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debbie said...

What's not to like, a book about a man obsessed by books?
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Michele said...

Please enter me.
Thanks,
mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

Michele said...

I would steal Romeo and Juliet.

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stpand said...

Please enter me, thanks!

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I would steal The Book of Kells

Sky Princess said...

Looks like a good book!

I would steal John Irving's 'Last Night in Snowy River' as I have been wanting to read it.

Sky Princess said...

Opps! Here is my separate entry for what book I would steal:

John Irving's Last Night in Snowy River.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda Kish said...

This sounds really good.

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Linda Kish said...

It's a little big but I'd steal Under the Dome.

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Cindy W. said...

Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy W. said...

Let's see, it would most likely be The Lightkeeper's Bride by Colleen Coble.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Sandra K321 said...

I remember this book being reviewed by bloggers a while back. I would still like to read it.
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Sandra K321 said...

What would I steal? Possibly A Wrinkle in Time.
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ritaliccious said...

I would love to read this book. I've been wanting to read it for awhile as it's been all over the blogosphere for awhile now.

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ritaliccious said...

I would steal a first edition Pride and Prejudice. That or a first edition Gone With the Wind.

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hendy said...

So excited this is in paperback, I would love to win this book.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

If I were a thief I would steal Lowboy since it's been on my WL forever.
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Linda said...

Sounds like a captivating book. Thanks for the giveaway.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

Bonus entry - I'd probably steal an early edition of one of my all-time favorites, either Little Women or Gone With the Wind.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol M said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book! It sounds good!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Carol M said...

My favorite book Gone With the Wind. I would steal a signed, first edition of this book!!
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Rachel said...

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Rachel said...

Water for Elephants - I just really want to read it

nfmgirl said...

Sounds great! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'd steal The Passage. I think it's probably one of the most expensive on my Wish List!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Man Who Loved Books Too Much :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Tom Bingham said...

Can't say my wife or I would ever steal books, even though we're both darned obsessed with them! But it should be fascinating to read bout this guy, in any case!

Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to read this book. Count me in, please!

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

jennifer(at)cinemacupcakes(dot)com

weeziestoy said...

The book sounds interesting....

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