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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Giveaway!! A book a day in the month of May!!! Day 24!!


For today's giveaway, I chose a hardcover copy of Life Sentences by Laura Lippman. You can read my review of this book HERE.Now I'll admit, I wasn't a big fan of this book, but I'm pretty sure that I'm just in the weird minority, the reviewers over at Amazon have it rated almost 4 stars, so don't let my review dissuade you! (I also didn't like the Life of Pi, one of those all time popular beloved books...go figure...)

From Amazon

This stunning stand-alone from bestseller Lippman (Baltimore Blues) examines the extraordinary power and fragility of memories. Writer Cassandra Fallows achieved critical and commercial success with an account of her Baltimore childhood growing up in the 1960s and a follow-up dealing with her adult marriages and affairs. The merely modest success of her debut novel leads her back to nonfiction and the possibility of a book about grade school classmate Calliope Jenkins. Accused of murdering her infant son, Jenkins spent seven years in prison steadfastly declining to answer any questions about the disappearance and presumed death of her son. Fallows (white) tries to reconnect with three former classmate friends (black) to compare memories of Jenkins and research her story. In the process, she discovers the gulf (partially racial) that separates her memories of events from theirs. Fallows's pursuit of Jenkins's story becomes a rich, complex journey from self-deception to self-discovery.


Each day's giveaway will run for one week, but I'll only send books out once a week, I don't think I have the patience required to hit the post office on a daily basis!

To enter this giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post and include an email address so I can get hold of you when you win, sorry...no email addy and I'll have to draw a different name.

For an extra entry, blog or tweet about the contest and let me know.

And for yet ANOTHER entry, follow my blog! And if you already follow...bless your pea-pickin' lil' heart, just say so in your comment and you get the extra entry! (Yes, I am, in fact shameless!)

How easy is that three chances to win!! Worldwide entries are welcome!

This giveaway ends on May 31st, when I'll draw the lucky winner. Don't forget, I'm also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, so check it out as well! Since I'm sending this one out myself, its open to anyone who wants to enter! And don't forget to scroll down and check out the other giveaways! Or you can find a list of all of them by clicking HERE!

63 comments:

Hil'Lesha said...

This sounds like a very interesting book.

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I'm a follower.

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Belinda M said...

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Valerie said...

This sounds good
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nfmgirl said...

Please count me in!

I'm a follower.

I blogged it:
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nightdweller20 said...

Sounds interesting :)

I'm a follower

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Ashley said...

Sounds good, please enter me!
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Ashley said...

+ I follow!

Vivian Deliz said...

I like Laura Lipman's books. Please enter me. Thanks.

Vivian Deliz said...

I follow with google reader.

Anonymous said...

Yes please!

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Thanks

Cindy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! This looks like a great one! Thanks!
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Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog!
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Carol said...

I read What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman and really enjoyed it. I would love to read this book, too!
Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm a follower.

Carol M
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Dar said...

I'd love to enter for this one and I already follow.

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Thanks!

Bingo said...

I really like the cover...that would make me want to read it and I respect what you wrote about it so please enter me for a chance on this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bingo said...

Oh, and I am already a follower and didn't know if you wanted these in same comment but, well, I am :D

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Please enter me to win this book.
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MJ said...

I'd like to read this.

I follow.

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Kathrin said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it.
I'll also tweet about it as soon as I have posted this comment. (My last tweets are also on my blog...

Neas Nuttiness said...

Count me in please.
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I became a follower.
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Thanx for the contest

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Debbie said...

Sounds intriguing.
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Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

I follow.

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
I am now following.

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Llehn said...

I hope you've resolved your internet issues :)

Please include me in your giveaway. I'm a follower.

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buddyt said...

Mist reviews I see these days on blogs, all seem to be positive about whichever book they are reviewing.

This sometimes seems a bit suspect to me.
Good to see a review that is not gushing !

Wonder if I would agree with you or not ?

Please enter me in the giveaway and maybe we will see.

Thanks

Carol

Julie said...

Please count me in & I already follow:)
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Holly said...

I would love a chance to win this one! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway ALL MONTH LONG! Very fun!

I follow your blog via Google Reader.

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Anonymous said...

I'm not interested in the book, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! I'm right behind you, I'll be 50 in July. Once again, great job on the contest!
Mark

babygirlG said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks.

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I'm a follower.

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Alexa said...

Enter me please!

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Hillary said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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esther said...

Sounds like a great book.

esther said...

I follow.

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Jemima said...

I would love to enter. I Also follow.

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Rebecca Cox said...

I have this book wishlisted on PBS and would love to read it. I subscribe to your blog and tweeted at ccqdesigns

Linna said...

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Carolsue said...

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Lesley said...

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Linna said...

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Twittered about it too :)
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Anonymous said...

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