Friday, July 30, 2010
Happy Anniversary Penguin Books! and a Giveaway
I chose The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd because it's one of my favorite books of all time and I wanted to own a copy so I could reread it and share it with my reading daughters.
The second book I chose was Acqua Alta by Donna Leon. I have not read anything by this author but have heard lots of positive remarks about her books and her writing. This book is part of a mystery series featuring an amateur sleuth. That, plus the fact that the mystery is set in Italy, peaked my interest. And that it was described as 'chilling.'
Two of my reader's can win one of these books from the generous folks at Penguin.
Here's all you have to do:
1) Check out the Penguin Books 74th Anniversary website, look around the site and discover wonderful and interesting facts about Penguin, then click on The Original 10 button in the right column. Towards the bottom of the article you'll find a list of the original 10 books that were published in 1935 and launched the beginning of Penguin Books. In your comment let me know if you've read any of those and which ones. If you're like me and haven't read any, let me know if there are any that sound interesting to you.
2) Let me know which of the two books I'm giving away you'd like to win, either Life of Bees or Acqua Alta.
3) Leave a way for me to contact you if you are a lucky winner.
I wish you all the best of luck. However, we are all winners because we are able to read and enjoy the paperback books Penguin publishes at a reasonable price. I hope you'll take a minute to read about the early days of Penguin. I enjoyed the About Page, the Gallery, the Time Line and the six new cover designs by the world's best artists working tattoo and illustrations. My favorite of those 6 is The Broom of the System by David foster Wallace and designed by Duke Riley.