Sunday, September 14, 2008

'Matrimony' Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who entered.


A giveaway to kick off the start of Book Blogger Appreciation Week! This was actually arranged before BBAW was announced but I think it's a nice coincidence.

You've surely already seen this book mentioned around various blogs and other giveaways for it but if you haven't yet been able to get your hands on a copy, here's your chance. Joshua Henkin has kindly offered to send a signed copy of the newly released paperback of his New York Times Notable book, Matrimony, to one lucky winner.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.
For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on your blog and make sure to come back and let me know you've done so.
And for another entry, tell us where you met your significant other and/or best friend. In Matrimony, the main characters met at college. How about you?
So you could have three chances to win!
The name of the winner will be drawn on Sunday, September 21st. And international entries are welcome.

Update: There were a couple of people wondering if they could still get an extra entry since they're not married. Of course! The question asks about your significant other and/or best friend. Your best friend could be a childhood friend, your pet dog, ... be creative with your answer. :)

You can read more about the book and the author at his website.
Josh has also been busy around the blogosphere. You can read his guest posts at the following blogs:
Books on the Brain
Planet Books
Musings of a Bookish Kitty
The Elegant Variation (several posts - just scroll down a bit)

You can read my review of Matrimony here.
And here are some of the many other reviews for you to check out if you haven't already:
The Literate Housewife
The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness
She is Too Fond of Books
Age 30 - A Year of Books
Books and Cooks
Reading Room
Bookfoolery and Babble
A Reader's Journal
B&B Ex Libris
Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
Shelf Life
The Boston Bibliophile
Trish's Reading Nook
Musings of a Bookish Kitty

45 comments:

  1. I'd love to be entered!!

    I met my husband at my first job after college. He was training me for my new position, and I've been training him ever since!!

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  2. I would love to win a signed copy of Matrimony!

    I met my husband on a blind date during college. :)

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  3. Oops! How rude of me - thanks for offering, Tanabata. :)

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  4. Another wonderful blog site found this has been great finding new blogging sites! I would love to be entered into your contest!
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  5. For my second entry-- I met my husband of all places at a night club where different bands played(so ashamed lol) I kept calling him Tom he reminded me of Tom Hanks however his name is Tim I was close anyway, lol! We've been married 18 years in spite of where we met what kind I say we were all young once we have 2 kids now too. wonderful contest question.
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  6. I would love to enter this contest. I'm finally sold on it after reading how everyone loves this book.

    So my husband and I (like the book characters) met in college. I lived in a house with three other roommates but was leaving for a semester abroad. He answered the ad and was a sub-leaser for me. We hit it off before I left and emailed each other and everything while I was gone. When I got back we started dating and have been together since. We are going on our second year of marriage. :) Thank you!

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  7. I posted it on my blog! Thanks again!

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  8. I have heard great stuff about this book thanks for entering me to win it!!

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  9. I would love to be entered and have Jiro pick the winner.

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  10. Oh! I have posted your post (does this sound right?)on my blog :)

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  11. Ok, you know I am divorced, yet.....we ended being best friends for the past 5 years :), I met my French man on a 4th of July while walking my dog (not Oliver at the time)somwhere in Maryland and he was polishing a nice shine to his baby, his car.So he said hi and asked me where I was from because of my accent, France I said and that did it we went on speaking French his native language to. There...:)

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  12. hey.. do enter me for the giveaway!:)
    ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com
    and here's my answer for another entry:
    i had an arranged marriage..:) so we met through common family friends and got married!

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  15. I'd love to win this one Tanabata :) I keep seeing it on everyone's blogs, so I guess it's time to read it!

    I met my main squeeze working at coffee shop in 2001. I had known her for a while before that, but we didn't really hit it off until I started working with her (though I had always had a secret crush on her ;)

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  16. I would like to win a copy of the book. For an extra entry, I met my significant other through an online dating service.

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  17. I met my husband in a bar - not a story I'm proud of!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Okay, this should count as two entries.....
    1. I hae read many good reviews about this book and it is on my to be read list....I'd love to win a copy!
    2. I picked up my husband on match.com..we were both in our early 40's and neither had been marred before!
    Thanks for all that you do!
    Darby

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  19. Please enter me. I've been wanting to read this.

    I met my husband on a blind date. We were both painfully shy, and I don't think we said 8 words to each other over dinner (although, I did mention how I don't really like chocolate, but I love Reese's peanut butter cups). Somehow he mannaged to ask me out again. Our third date was actually Valentine's day, and rather than the heart-shaped boxes of candy, he brought me a bag of Reese's peanut butter cups. I went home that night and told my mom that I'd met the man I was going to marry. That was 13 years and 2 children ago.

    Thanks,
    Traci
    tracisharpton@msn.com

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  20. I'll add your giveaway to my post today - thanks for letting me know!

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  21. Please enter me!! I'm dying to read this book!

    My husband and I met through friends at a pool hall. He's known my best friend since they were little, and he and my best friend's hubby are best friends. I actually was there because I was interested in another friend of theirs. Funny how things work. (Today's our 8th anniversary!)

    --Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. oh i would love to win this book, it's awesome!!

    thanks,
    Keyla

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  23. I so want to read this book after reading all the great reviews

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  24. Hey Nat! I'd like to join for your giveaway!!

    I met dh at my cousins house. Love at first sight for me, it took him a couple years to get with the program and realize I was a great catch! He kept me out of trouble back in my wild days.

    I mentioned your giveaway here.

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  25. I'd love to win this book!
    I met my husband when he was home on leave from the Military, not at college.

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  26. I added your website to my Book Blog:
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/

    digicat @ sbcglobal.net

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  27. I will post about the giveaway in my blog today ^^

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  28. My parents and my in-laws were college friends, so technically I've known my husband all my life. Who knew!

    sj3girls(at)hotmail(dot)come

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  29. Hi Nat,

    The reviews are very interesting and I would love to be included, though I am not sure if it would be fair to enter, as I had won in your previous book giveaway!

    Again not sure if I am eligible for one more entry - I am blissfully single!
    :-)

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  30. My best bud and me met in high school band... we rather caused a riot in there... her and me, we're one hell of a team!


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    -theDizzy


    etwilight @ yahoo.com

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  31. sounds like a great read! please enter me :)

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  32. I posted about the giveaway in my blog, here's the link

    http://the-word-freak.blogspot.com/2008/09/book-giveaway.html

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  33. well actually I'm still single... so I'm not allowed for this giveaway??? yet i would love to have a boyfriend at least...

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  34. I want to read this soooo much! Thanks for the chance to win.


    For an extra entry: I met my husband at a restaurant we were both working at in high school called 'York Steak House.' I wonder if anybody remembers that restaurant anymore. They're all gone now.

    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  35. I would like to be entered. Thank you.
    smilingsal55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  36. Believe it or not, my husband saw me walking down a hill and told his friend, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!" His friend fixed us up with a double date and two months and four days later, we were married!
    smilingsal55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  37. okay so i met my best friend at college, in my second day. It was weird because we started talking like we know each other, she was late for class, and she started talling me why she did, and the whole story about her and her family, it was just great.

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  38. I'd love to be entered!
    I met my husband through a personals ad - mine! This was back in the days when personals were answered via letter. DH wrote back using a fountain pen. I was in love...

    teabird 17 [at] yahoo dot com

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  39. I'd love to win a copy! I met my husband when I was 12 and he was 15. At that time he was the "older guy" I wasn't allowed to hang around with! We met again when I was 26...and he wasn't "so much older" anymore! Now, 30 years later I tease him that I will never be as old as him! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I would love to be entered! I met my husband at work when I was in college :)

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  41. I think this book sounds great for me, my man and I have been bumping heads a little lately, and I am the stubborn one, maybe I can gain some perspective from liberal Mia.
    as funny as it is, we met on a band message board....but have been together for 3 years and actually had friends in common too.

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  42. Blogged@
    http://kagey10.blogspot.com/2008/09/in-spring-it-is-dawn-matrimony-giveaway.html

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  43. I would be very interested in winning...and right now my two dogs are some of my best friends because they really stick with me--one I've had since I was 9 and the other I found on the internet and she came from something like 1500 miles away :)
    -Lucile

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  44. Please add my name to the contest!
    I met my husband when I was in high school...he was a friend of my older brother!

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