2 Fantastic Book Giveaways.


Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons’s new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss.

For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly–happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does…in loss. After Cam’s death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam’s favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past–to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety– to try to figure out her future.

It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.


A Tale of two Shakespeares…

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of…

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard’s life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome… This, at a time when adherents of the “Old Faith” are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the ‘Shakespeare’ each is destined to come… but the very course of history itself.
To enter the contest, you can do the following:

1.  Leave a separate comment for each book you would like to win.

2.  For an additional entry, you can add a link to this giveaway on your own blog.

3.  For an additional two entries, subscribe to this blog.

Thanks for entering and good luck!  Contest will end July 30th and winners will be announced August 1st.


Book Giveaway: The Night Gardener


Thanks to the folks at Hachette, I have one copy of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos to give away.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub “The Night Gardener.” T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who’s diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan “Doc” Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who’s decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son’s friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of “solving” a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

Giveaway Rules:  Please enter your name and email address.  I will notify the winner on July 1st.    No PO boxes please.  Contest is open until June 30th.

Book Giveaway

I am giving away a package of books here:

1. images-52Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella

2. Something Borrowed by 3133Emily Giffin

3. The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophia Kinsella)


This contest will be open until April 15th. Here are the rules:

1. For one entry please leave a comment telling me why you like to read chick lit.

2. For an additional 2 entries, you can subscribe to my blog (using the feed on my homepage) and leave me a separate comment stating you have done so.

Good luck! I will announce the winner on the 16th.

Book Giveaway Carnival

bookroombookgiveawaybutton2I have decided to enter the Book Giveaway Carnival. Up for grabs is a really pretty handmade bookmark and a copy of The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller and Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. The contest is open from March 2nd-March 8th, so if you are interested in this package, please leave a comment on this post. If you begin following this blog, you will receive three entries. Winner will be announced March 9th. Thanks for entering.