Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Giveaway: Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

Author Joshua Henkin is generously allowing me to give away a copy of his New York Times Notable Book Matrimony, to one lucky winner. Even better, he will personally sign and inscribe it to you!

"Julian saw her again, this time in the laundry room. He hoped she didn't notice that next to him, clearly in his possession, was a package of fabric softener. He had a book of stories by Ernest Hemingway, and he placed the book on top of the fabric softener, to balance the picture out.

Mia from Montreal sorted her clothes at her feet. There was a colors pile and a whites pile, and Julian thrust his face into his book so she wouldn't think he was staring at her laundry. Periodically, though, he glanced at Mia herself, who was even more beautiful than he remembered. She was wearing blue jeans and a gray V-neck T-shirt, and her hair was up in a bun."

This book has created quite a buzz in the book blogging world! Here are some reviews you can check out:

The Literate Housewife

The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness

She is Too Fond of Books

Bookfoolery and Babble

A Reader's Journal

B&B Ex Libris

Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?

Shelf Life

The Boston Bibliophile

Trish's Reading Nook

Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Visit Joshua Henkin's website for links to his blog, author information and much more! He is very happy to participate in book group discussions and you can contact him and also download a reading group guide here. Read his fantastic guest post about book groups at Books on the Brain.

This contest is open worldwide. You can enter until 11:59 pm eastern time on December 23rd. One winner will be drawn at random and will receive a personally signed and inscribed copy.

For one entry, just leave me a comment on this post.

Let's try something different for some additional entries. You probably know that the book blogging community is encouraging everyone to buy books for the holidays. So, in that spirit, I will award up to three extra entries if you tell me what books you bought as gifts this holiday season and who will be receiving them. For each two books you purchased, I will give you an extra entry, up to three extra entries for six books. (For example, tell me: I bought **** for my best friend and **** for my nephew, fill in the ****s with the titles....easy! I am relying on your honesty, here!). Just leave the titles in your comment and I will add up your entries.

Plus there are two extra entries in it for anyone who blogs about the contest and links back here.

Winner will be drawn at random. Good luck everyone!

This book would make a wonderful holiday gift....



troutbirder said...

First time visitor. I really enjoyed looking thru your book reviews. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try this book -- the reviews sound really interesting!

For Christmas, I've bought "Roma" by Steven Saylor for my brother-in-law who is going to Rome this spring, and "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" for my mother-in-law who will love it, I think.

Unfortunately, those are all that I've bought so far, since I'm way behind on getting the shopping done!

agjuba at hotmail dot com

allisonmariecat said...

I posted about the contest here: http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-contest.html

Wow, where to start? For my MIL: Matchmaker of Perigord, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Dewey. For my SIL: Visions of Sugar Plums and Bobbie Faye's (Very, very, very) Bad Day. For my brother, Obscene in the Extreme. Wow, that's six already. There are more, let me tell you!

Thanks for the contest.

Linda said...

I've heard a lot about Matrimony; would love to win a copy.
I've bo't lots of books this year as Christmas presents. I bo't 2 Elizabeth Chadwick books for my granddaughter, Lords of the White Castle and Shadows and Stongholds. For my toddler-age grandson I bo't 3 Adventures of Max and Pinky books by Maxwell Eaton, subtitled Best Buds, Superheroes, and The Mystery. I bo't The First Billion is the Hardest by T. Boone Pickens for my daughter-in-law. I bo't Mary Engelbreit's A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate from A to Z for my great granddaughter. I bo't The Spring of the Ram by Dorothy Dunnett for my daughter. For my son who is a football coach, I bo't The Marshall Story, no author given. I liked this idea re. your giveaway.
lcbrower40 at gmail dot com

Becca said...

I have heard a lot of good things about this book so am very interested to try it. As for books for the holidays I have bought a copy of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff for my mother and Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose for my brother.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the contest! I've been wanting to win this one! I don't normally buy new books and try to go to used book stores, but this year I am buying my sister The Green Beauty Guide and will be buying my brother the newest Clive Cussler book since he loves that author's books. Thanks!

Anonymous said...


I bought my daughter all 4 of the Twilight books, I bought my mom-in-law a Spanish/English Dictionary, and I bought myself from my honey - 1001 books to read before you die! (I think he tried to sneak in a gift card to Borders for me while we were there too!) - Oh, and I got my other daughter Tales of Beedle the Bard and my 4 year old got a car book, but I have no idea what it's called!


Toni said...

I would love to win the book...hummmm I haven't bought books yet...but I am going to buy the latest Wally Lamb book, The Hour I first believed for "someone." :)

Jaclyn said...

I'd love to snag this one, it sounds great.


Simply Stacie said...

Awesome giveaway!


Simply Stacie said...

I bought my sister "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer, "Idiots Guide to Baby Games" for my other sister, and "The Cole Family Christmas" for my kids.


The Tome Traveller said...

You guys are giving some great books this year!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was one of my favorite reads of the year, possibly #1!

84 Charing Cross Road! Fantastic book, one of my favorites of all time. The movie was very good, as well.

The Cole Family Christmas is a great family story for kids. My review will be up tomorrow.

Thanks for all of your entries!

Me... said...

I'm trying hard to win this one!

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

valerie2350 said...

this book sounds great - I'd love to read it

valerie2350 said...

blogged it entry 1

valerie2350 said...

blogged it entry 2

valerie2350 said...

I got Odd Thomas and Darkfall by Dean Koontz for my younger son.

valerie2350 said...

I got The Stand and Tommy Knockers by Stephen King for my older son

valerie2350 said...

I got 2 board books for my friends little girl - can't remember the titles....

ChristyJan said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

I've bought several books for gifts this year:

Christmas in the Manger for my youngest granddaughter
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas for granddaughter number 2
Rudolf Shines Again for the 6 year old granddaughter
A Regency Christmas Carol for my Mom
Holidays Are Hell for my daughter
Family Blessings for my Daughter in law

Wrighty said...
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Wrighty said...

It's such fun to see what everyone is giving! What a good idea this was! I've been anxious to read this book too. Everyone has such good things to say about it. Please include my name and I've added it to my blog.

These are the books I've gotten so far:
-The Tales of Beedle the Bard for my best friend (and one for myself!),
-I Like You for my sister-in-law,
-Visions of Sugarplums for an aunt,
-The Christmas Train for a friend, -Eat, Pray & Love for a friend,
- a cookbook for my husband.

I'm buying more this weekend and it's great! I've received several myself and that's not so bad either. (grins) Thanks and happy holidays!


ElleVee said...

I am trying so hard to win this book! Please sign me up!

janetfaye said...

I would like to read this book.

Thank you

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

oh goodness this sounds like a really good giveaway and i'd love to be entered into it... Lets see now books that i've bought people for xmas
Running With scissors, Dry, A wolf at the table and magical thinking for my little sister.
Tweak By Nic Sheff and Beautiful Boy by david sheff for my older sister
The mitten by jan brett and a collection of Fairy Tales for my son.
The List could keep going I think I've done all my shopping at the bookstore. (DJLunchlady91404@yahoo.com)

Penelope said...

Oooh, this book sounds great! I'd love to be entered. Here are the books I've bought for Christmas:

Caps For Sale - For my son
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin - For my Son
Pooh's Christmas - For my son
Tiki Tiki Tembo - For my nephew
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - For my nephew
Faefever - For me!

Nely said...

I've been entering giveaways left and right for this one but have had no luck yet... I purchased a couple of books for my little ones and several gift cards to local bookstores. Thanks & happy holidays ~ Nely


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