Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA: Giveaway

It's time for my Armchair BEA giveaway, and I'm giving away two books that were being promoted at last year's Book Expo America.

The first is an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of Room by Emma Donoghue. There have been rave reviews of this book all over the blogosphere, and it was one of the books people were most excited about last year.
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It's where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she's been held for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for her son. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's desperation - and she knows Room cannot contain either indefinitely...
Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

The second is a finished paperback of Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories by Simon Van Booy. Simon writes amazing short stories, and I was lucky enough to meet and chat with him for a little bit at BEA last year. His first novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, is coming out in July and is definitely one of the books I'm most looking forward to this year.

On the verge of giving up - anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives - Simon Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.

The giveaway:
There will be two winners, one for each book.
The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere that can receive mail.
You must complete the form to be entered.
The giveaway will close on Sunday, May 29.
Winners will be notified on Monday, May 30, and will have 3 days to reply. In the event that a winner fails to reply, another name will be chosen.

To enter the giveaway, please click on the link just below and enter your information.

Bonus Question:
Which book are you most looking forward to this year?
You don't have to answer this to be entered into the giveaway, but we all need to have more books to covet, right?

*Thank you to everyone who entered. 
The giveaway is now closed, and the winners have been announced.*

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  1. Really nice giveaway!!

    I'm looking forward to the new book by T. C. Boyle (When the Killing's Done). Well, actually, I already have the book, but haven't had a chance t read it yet. :-)

  2. Hello! *waves* So very nice of you to put up a giveaway for Armchair BEA. Are you very sorry that you couldn't go this year? I imagine it to be more difficult knowing what you're missing. I know I dream of meeting other bloggers, but since I have never been at BEA, I have less of a clue of what I'm missing. Um, does that make sense?

  3. Fantastic giveaway.
    The book that I am most looking forward to? I have two.

    1. Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

    2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - the 20th year anniversary edition. Yes, I already own this book, but to have this edition would be very cool.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading S.J. Watson's BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and Greg Olear's FATHER-MUCKER

    Great giveaway!


  5. Oooh you are giving away Room! *enters*

    Anyway... I don't really watch the new releases really closely. I mostly pick up what books are reviewed in the bloggosphere that sound interesting :)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to a lot of books, but right now the one that sticks out is Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.

  7. Thank you for such a great chance to win two lovely books.

    Have a nice armchair BEA!

  8. Oh I really like your blog. And the fact that you read Murakami wins you points. That said, thank you for hosting this. I've been dying to read Room for ages now. The queue at the library seems to be dragging on forever.

  9. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for participating in ArmchairBEA!! Nice to meet you!!

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

  10. i am looking foward to reading bird sisters.lomazowr@gmail.com

  11. Thank you for a terrific giveaway. I'm looking forward to STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett.


  12. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My most anticipated book at the moment is The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, closely followed by Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick.

  13. What an irresistible giveaway! I know it's generic but I've gained a newfound love for NYRB books and anything of theirs that comes out, I'll buy. I've even enrolled in their book club to get a book of theirs a month. NYRB forever! :)

  14. Thank you for a fantastic giveaway!

    I'm looking forward to Zelda by Nancy Milford


  15. I'm looking forward to the new Ali Smith. It's called "There but for the."

  16. I'm most looking forward to reading Die for Me by Amy Plum this year.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  17. I have a 'bonus' bonus book (since I've already answered the question) I'm looking forward to: "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  18. Wow, thanks for offering to post anywhere! You don't see that all that often.
    I'm looking forward to the new Murakami of course, but I like being surprised in the bookshop so I try not to find out too much about upcoming releases.

  19. I am looking forward to reading Shiver. I know I'm late to the read it, but it's been on my shelf forever and I'm anxious to finish my current read to get started on it.

    bookishmama at gmail dot com


  20. Thanks everyone for sharing the books you're most looking forward to. So many books! Many I've heard of, but some I hadn't too. I'm trying not to add many books to my wishlist right now buy you aren't helping! ;)

    Judith - Another author I haven't read yet but who is on my list.

    Iris - *waves back*
    That makes perfect sense. I WAS kind of sad I couldn't go to BEA again this year, knowing what I was missing, but it really is quite a big, expensive trip. I would love to go again someday though.

    ibeeeg - I have the first couple books in George RR Martin's series. I suppose I really should read them one of these days. And it's fun to get special editions of books you love!

    BookedinChico - I've been hearing 'Before I Go To Sleep' mentioned a lot lately.

    Uniflame - I try to watch out for new books from some of my favourite authors but it's hard to keep track of all the new books coming out all the time.

    SusieBookworm - 'Beauty Queens' seemed to a popular book at BEA this year.

    Sabrina - Thanks for stopping by!

    thebookwurrm - LOL. Always happy to meet another Murakami fan!

    SpadesHigh - Nice to meet you too!

  21. rhonda - Bird Sisters is another book I've heard quite a bit about.

    Beachreader - I loved Bel Canto, and am looking forward to her new one as well.

    Marg - Can you believe I still haven't read anything by Elizabeth Chadwick?

    Selena - NYRB do publish a lot of interesting, tempting books. How fun to get one of their books every month!

    Amy - Thanks for stopping by!

    Teresa - I didn't know Ali Smith had a new one coming out. I haven't read her last couple but should really catch up one of these days. And I just heard about Jeffrey Eugenides' new book last week. I'm definitely looking forward to it too.

    Aik - Another book I hadn't heard of but it sounds good. I do have a thing for books set in France!

    samstillreading - Well, living in Japan I know how frustrating it is when giveaways are just for US, or US/Canada. All my giveaways, hosted by me, are international. :)

    Jasmine Marie - Same! I still haven't read Shiver yet either, but have had a copy sitting on my shelf for ages. Hope you enjoy it!


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