Posts tagged with weekly-book-giveaway

Apr 4 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Story of Hong Gildong, translated by Minsoo Kang

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This week's Book Giveaway is the new Penguin Classics edition of The Story of Hong Gildong, featuring a new translation by Minsoo Kang. For all you k-drama geeks out there, this the Korean classic that inspired this TV show. For everyone else, just look at that cover! How could anyone pass that up...

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Mar 28 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Arena, by Holly Jennings

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This week's Book Giveaway is Arena, by Holly Jennings. I'd like to think that an "exciting coming-age-story [set] against the backdrop of a world where virtual competitive gaming has become the most popular form of entertainment" would qualify as pure science fiction, but I live with people who listen to livestreams of South Korean League of Legends matches. Willingly...

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Mar 21 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Dark Days Club, by Alison Goodman

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This week's Book Giveaway is Alison Goodman's new YA novel The Dark Days Club. Goodman is the author of the brilliant Eon and Eona, so my hopes for this book are sky-high. Admittedly, the story loses a few points for the blurb on the back that proclaims it "Not your mother's Regency romance!" (a phrase that always strikes me as ageist and sexist; my mother is a badass and so is her taste in Regency romances), but...

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Mar 14 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon, by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is this Penguin Classics collection of Jane Austen's juvenilia and unfinished works: Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon. We've already shared our thoughts on Sanditon (and its continuations), we're impatiently waiting for the film version of Lady Susan, and...

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Mar 7 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Island in the Sea of Time, by S. M. Stirling

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Today's Book Giveaway is S.M. Stirling's 1998 novel Island in the Sea of Time, the first book in his "Nantucket" trilogy. Clearly, the late 90s were not a great time for cover art, but thus far the story is Dan Simmons-level ambitious. A full review will follow later today...

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Feb 29 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Let Sleeping Rogues Lie, by Sabrina Jeffries

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This week's Book Giveaway is Sabrina Jeffries's 2008 novel Let Sleeping Rogues Lie, the fourth book in her long-running 'School for Heiresses' series. A full review will follow later today, but here's a spoiler: of the three romance novels we've read recently, this is DEFINITELY the pick of the bunch...

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Feb 22 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Raging Sea, by Michael Buckley

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This week's Book Giveaway is Michael Buckley's Raging Sea, the second book in his Undertow trilogy. I gave the first book in the series a very positive review last year (good sign), but I find that I don't actually remember much of it (bad sign). I'm clearly going to need to refresh my memory, but my hopes for this middle installment are high...

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Feb 16 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Reforming a Rake: With This Ring, by Suzanne Enoch

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This week's Book Giveaway is Suzanne Enoch's 2009 novel Reforming a Rake: With this Ring. After reading this, I find myself in need of a historical-romance palate cleanser, and Enoch is the kind of consistently amusing writer who can be depended upon to provide one...

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Feb 8 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Dreamer's Pool, by Juliet Marillier

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This week's Book Giveaway is Dreamer's Pool, the first installment in the Blackthorn & Grim series by Juliet Marillier. That's not the kind of cover that usually floats my boat (I avoid any book that looks like the author might describe someone's eyes as "cerulean orbs"), but I've been deeply impressed by Ms. Marillier's books in the past, so my hopes are high...

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Feb 1 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

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This week's Book Giveaway is V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic. It's giving off a distinctly UnLunDun vibe, but I'm hoping I will like it better (or at least that it will be less pretentious). A full review will follow later today...

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Jan 25 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: By Possession, by Madeline Hunter

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This week's Book Giveaway is Madeline Hunter's historical romance novel By Possession. Please note: I picked this particular edition out of a Little Free Library, and it is trashed. Totally readable, though, and at least we're recycling...

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Jan 19 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Emma, by Alexander McCall Smith

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This week's Book Giveaway is Alexander McCall Smith's Emma, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's novel of the same name. I have my doubts about the wisdom of this project, frankly. Not only is Smith inviting comparisons with the original novel, he's also inviting comparisons with Clueless, and that seems like a really stacked deck. Our review will follow shortly...

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Jan 11 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Rook, by Daniel O'Malley

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This week's Book Giveaway is Daniel O'Malley's 2012 novel The Rook, which we recently learned is being developed as a TV series by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Meyer clearly knows what she's doing, because it's evident from the first chapter that this book is going to make for some great TV...

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Jan 4 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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One of my 2016 resolutions is to make a visible dent in the massive Wordcandy slush pile. I'm pretty good about getting rid of books we're never going to review (depressing memoirs, anything about eating disorders, and sequels to earlier books that we never received go right out the door, for example), but that still leaves hundreds of books...

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Dec 28 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle

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This week's Book Giveaway is Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, written by Tania del Rio and illustrated by Will Staehle. I have no idea what this book is about (our review will follow later today, after I've actually read it), but with such A+++ art design, I'm not sure the story even matters...

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Dec 21 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Winter, by Marissa Meyer

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This week's Book Giveaway is Marissa Meyer's Winter, the final installment in the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. I wasn't thrilled when Meyer delayed releasing the final novel in her series in favor of a quickie origin story for the antagonist (and charged eighteen bucks for it, too!), but it's probably time for me to get over it...

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Dec 7 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick

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This week's Book Giveaway is Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle, which has recently been transformed into a TV miniseries from Amazon. I usually find Dick's ideas more interesting than his actual novels, but what the hell: it's only 274 pages, so it can't be that bad either way...

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Nov 30 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is the Mr. Boddington's Penguin Classics edition of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. This has never been my favorite Austen novel, but I figure the week after Thanksgiving is the best possible time to read a book about the heroism of family members who keep their personal issues to themselves...

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Nov 16 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: These Shallow Graves, by Jennifer Donnelly

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This week's Book Giveaway is Jennifer Donnelly's These Shallow Graves. Somewhat to my chagrin, it seems that this is not a book about zombie prom-goers*, but instead a combination of "dark mystery" and historically-accurate depiction of the Gilded Age. A full review will follow shortly...

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Nov 9 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, by Judd Winick

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This week's Book Giveaway is Judd Winick's graphic novel Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. Winick set out to write an action comic that's 100% all-ages-appropriate, and I want to let him know that my mother (who works in a small, conservative, private school library; the kind of place where she occasionally has to tell kids that their parents won't allow them to check out the Harry Potter books) is...

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Nov 2 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School, by Kim Newman

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This week's Book Giveaway is Kim Newman's The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School, which is not (contrary to appearances) a young-adult book. Personally, I'm hoping for a grown-up version of Catherine Jinks's...

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Oct 26 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Cold-Hearted Rake, by Lisa Kleypas

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This week's Book Giveaway is Lisa Kleypas's newest historical, Cold-Hearted Rake. Judging by that cover art, this is perhaps the least Halloween-appropriate giveaway ever, but if it helps, I will totally be eating candy while I read it. A review will follow shortly...

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Oct 19 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Masked Truth, by Kelley Armstrong

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This week's Book Giveaway is Kelley Armstrong's The Masked Truth, which, if my eyes do not deceive me, is actually a standalone. This earns the book several points before I've even read it, because I don't have the patience to sit through another Armstrong series. Our review will follow later today...

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Oct 12 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Doctor Who: City of Death, by Douglas Adams and James Goss

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This week's Book Giveaway is Doctor Who: City of Death, written by James Goss and based on the 1979 Doctor Who episode of the same name written by Douglas Adams. I'm not much of a Doctor Who fan, so I'll put up this review as soon as I dig myself out of a really deep Wikipedia hole...

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Oct 5 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan

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This week's Book Giveaway is the first book in Rick Riordan's new Norse mythology series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: the Sword of Summer. (Riordan is not afraid of a cumbersome title, you guys.) I'm so excited about this story—between my well-documented rage over both the Thor movies and the well-written but utterly dour...

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Sep 28 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Devoted in Death, by J.D. Robb

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This week's Book Giveaway is Devoted in Death, the most recent installment in J.D. Robb's looooong-running Eve Dallas series. A full review will follow later today, but thus far it's 40% entertaining, 60% torture porn. Not my favorite ratio...

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Sep 21 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud

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This week we're giving away a copy of The Screaming Staircase, the first book in Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood and Co. series. We reviewed this a couple of years ago...

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Sep 14 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Shades of Grey, by Jasper FForde

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This week's Book Giveaway is Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey, which is not to be confused with any other shades-of-grey-related books. Instead, it's one of Fforde's trademark blends of fantasy, sci-fi, cultural commentary, and 100-proof weirdness, and I am quite looking forward to reading it. A full review will follow shortly...

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Sep 8 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Silver Eve, by Sandra Waugh

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This week's Book Giveaway is Sandra Waugh's Silver Eve, the sequel to last year's excellent Lark Rising. I'm still a little sad this book will shift the focus to a new heroine, but I'm hoping I'll like her just as well...

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Aug 31 2015

Weekly Book Giveaway: Reawakened, by Colleen Houck

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This week's Book Giveaway is Colleen Houck's novel Reawakened, the first novel in a "multibook series". (Note: this means I have no idea how long we'll have to wait for actual plot resolution. Sorry!) Reviewers keep favorably comparing Reawakened to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, so I'm excited. A full review will follow later today...

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