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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
One More Giveaway
Christmas time is usually thought of as “a time of giving” so with that in mind I’m posting another book giveaway courtesy of Anna and the Hachette Book Group.
This book is completely different from the previous post. The book is “A GOOD TALK” by Daniel Menaker.
“A GOOD TA” is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation.
Since I haven’t read the book yet, a synopsis of it was provided by the Hachette Book Group. Here it is:
Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and "how to" advice, he has created a stylish, funny, and surprising book: a celebration of "the most excusively human of all activities."
In a time when conversation remains deeply important-- for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are-- and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), A GOOD TALK is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.
Now the rules of the giveaway contest for the five books I have to giveaway:
The contests are only open to residents of the US and Canada and no P.O. Box addresses will be accepted.
To enter, you have to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read, “Win GOOD TALK.” Your message has to include your name and mailing address (remember no post office boxes).
This giveaway will run until Monday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. (EST). No entries accepted after that time.
The winners will be drawn that night. I will post the winners’ names on the blog and forward the information to the Hachette Book Group, who will mail the books to the winners.
A reminder of the previous giveaways and their deadlines. The contest rules for these giveaways are the same as above.
7th Heaven by James Patterson - deadline Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. (EST) - 5 copies to give away.
Exit Music by Ian Rankin - deadline Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (EST) - 5 copies to give away.
David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure by David Sedaris - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
I, Alex Cross by James Patterson - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
Cleaving by Julie Powell - deadline Sunday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. (EST) - 3 copies
Be sure to enter to win one or all of these giveaways.
Dec. 7 - Debbie Mason, Carolyn Brown, Paula Quinn, Olivia Miles and Hope Ramsay
Dec. 8 - Amanda Lee
Dec. 9 - Marilyn Meredith
Dec. 10 - Jessica Hernandez
Dec. 12 - Abbie Roads
Dec. 14 - Amanda Flower
Dec. 15 - Jonathan Sturak
Dec. 17 - Christina Bauer
Dec. 22 - Kaitlyn Davis
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