Joy of Giving Week

The bigger picture

I bumped into an old friend yesterday and told her about the graphic novel giveaway. Oh that’s interesting she said, but do people read graphic novels? Aren’t they, like, sorta like, comic books for kids? I wondered if she was kidding. Yes, sure, books for kids are better with pictures, but when did we decide […]

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The Super Nice Book At The End Of The Week

Does an author’s work end when the last word on the page is written, and when the last book is signed in a store full of readers? I think not. Powerful words written by a good author can change your whole life, pick you out of a foul mood, help you make that one important […]

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The seventh, the last, giveaway

You know I am not very happy writing about the last giveaway :/ So, I am going to try and not get too emotional or ask another macabre question. But, I really do hope we all stay in touch, be on the same page so to speak. I, for one, swear to offer more giveaways […]

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My aching back and the sixth giveaway

Dear All, It’s the sixth day of the giveaway and I was depressed all of today, worrying that I would be back to staring at the empty nest that my blog is not, right now 🙂 So, I did the only thing that I could think of. I went to the library, and then book […]

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The fifth giveaway and a nagging doubt

Am I the only one who reads more fiction than non-fiction? Am I a fictionist? What about you? How many fiction versus non-fiction reads (I am clubbing travel, business, self-improvement, science, technology, and even autobiographies in this category) do you pick up in a month? If you are not a fictionist, what kind of books […]

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The Fourth Giveaway and audiobooks

How time flies, it was just moments ago that I was frantically refreshing my window, waiting for comments, staring despondently at my dog waiting for someone to say anything! And now! All the BUZZ! And there you were! With books on your mind! So, here I am, with the fourth book, wishing I had more […]

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Bookmarks and where to keep them, and the third giveaway!

I have a very annoying habit when it comes to bookmarks. I get cranky if my bookmark is moved, but I often don’t mark my place when I am reading. If, for instance, I am reading a book, and I happen to close it, say 10 times through the entire read, I mark my place […]

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The second book giveaway and a blog post

I found an interesting book called ‘Red Herrings and White Elephants’ written by the erudite Albert Jack. The reason why I like this book is because it gives you a short description of the origins of some of the phrases we use everyday. ‘To lick into shape’, we often say this to mean that something […]

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The first book giveaway

Great, let’s get started! Like I said in my earlier post, I will not be telling you the titles that I am giving away. However, you stand a chance of winning a book by Roald Dahl, Bill Bryson, Mark Twain, and four other amazing authors. All the books share a common theme – they are […]

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The joy of giving away a book every day of the week

Now, here’s how it works. I have seven books. One for each day of the week, starting from September 27. Every morning I post a question, not a quiz, I just want to hear from you, dear reader. I will randomly choose a person each day, and at the end of the week, I parcel […]

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