Thursday, February 19, 2009

Book Giveaway!

I want to give away these three books.  To enter, just leave a comment choosing which book you would most like to receive.  There will be three winners, one book each.  I will draw names to choose the winners.  Let me tell you a little bit about each book.

Hannan Coulter by Wendell Berry:  
Hannah is a member of Port William, Kentucky. She is twice widowed, alone, and in her seventies when she recalls her childhood, young love and loss, and raising children. She has strong opinions (some of the author) about old ways and how they should remain. It is interesting to get the insight of an older generation. It gave me some understanding and good thoughts to remember.  I liked the grandmother the most of all the characters in the book.  I think you will too.  

about the author by John Colapinto:  
"Just how did Cal Cunningham-a twenty-five-year-old bookstore stockboy who is new to Manhattan and who has never written anything---publish a bestselling novel that sells to the movies for a million dollars?" "About the Author" is his first-person account of how he performed this remarkable feat." This was a very readable book.  I was satisfied with the ending.  It is pretty explicit, just so you know.  

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink:  

"When fifteen-year-old Michael Berg falls ill on his way home from school, he is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover, enthralling him with her passion, but puzzling him with her odd silences. Then she disappears. Michael next sees Hanna when she is on trial for a hideous crime, refusing to defend herself. As he watches, he begins to realize that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder." Sounds pretty interesting, right?  It was a good book, easy to read quickly.  I was not happy with the ending though.  Quite a few things made me wonder.  Sexually explicit.  The setting is Germany several years after WWII.  It involves a moral dilemma.  I hope to see the movie sometime in the future.

Please tell me in the comments which book you would like and I will set a deadline of next Monday evening.  

*Time's up.  I will post the winners tomorrow.  Thanks for entering.  

27 comments:

Allison Says said...

Do I really have to choose? I would read all of those.

I guess The Reader sounds the most fascinating, but I also want to read about the author.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Junebug said...

Well, Allison, if you're the only person that enters, I will have to give you all of them! Hee hee.

aims said...

I'm with Allison - I'd read all three! Isn't The Reader that is the one up for something in the Oscars?

Gosh - having to choose. Okay Since Allison has dibs on the last three - I'll go for the first!

What fun!

Junebug said...

Aims: I only have three books, one copy of each to give away. You want to read Hannah Coulter?

Karmyn R said...

Oh man - hard choice because I would read all three too!

Okay - put me down for About the Author.

Egghead said...

Well they all sound good but if I had to choose it would be Hannah Coulter.

A Spot of T said...

So nice of you! Let's see here, I've already read The Reader and really liked it so how about....about the author. It sounds like it would be something I would read. Lots of luck to everyone who entered!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my yes, Hannah Coulter! Just the sort of book I would so enjoy! Sounds wonderful.

Besides, my great great grandparents moved to Missouri, from Horse Cave, KY. I have a little KY connection!

Swampy said...

Oh, I would love to have any one of the three...possibly hand-delivered...
Will be flying your direction next week...
E-mail me at:
swampwitch06 at gmail dot com

mindy said...

i would be happy with any of them but about the author would be my first choice thanks for the giveaway

Victoria said...

I'd love to read the Reader so that's my choice! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

mom2anutball said...

They all sound great! I think I would like Hannan Coulter the most!

hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Renee G said...

Hannan Coulter appeals to me the most.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Estela said...

Oh my! Can I enter? I'd love to read The Reader...sounds like a great bedtime read.

Rechelle said...

Oh dear! Sex, Scandal, Murder! This sounds like my everyday life!

Becky said...

They do all sound like wonderful reads but if I have to chose one is would be about the author. Sounds interesting. Thanks so much!

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

kitten said...

Hey sweets! I sure have missed you. If I have to choose I guess it would be "The Reader by Bernhard Schlink"
What a lovely surprize to come back to.
Hugs!

Jan said...

Wow, great give away! Toss my hat in for the Reader. Thanks.

Pamela said...

I wouldn't mind reading the first two.

I saw "The Reader" on someone elses blog, and I think I need to wait for the right time to consider that one.

MaybeMama said...

Hannah Coulter would be my first choice. Although The Reader sound very interesting.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have the The Reader.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

robinellablog said...

Books 2 and 3 are on my list, so either.

Sheri S. said...

I'd love to be entered to win "The Reader". Thanks!!

liane66 said...

I'd love The Reader.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

robin_titan said...

I would also like to enter for the Reader if not then about the author

Thanks!

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