Grammy-nominated audiobooks giveaway

Hey all! I know I’ve been sort of MIA around here and I will be writing more about that in the next couple of weeks, probably after the ‘best of’ post that I’m seriously hoping to get to.

I know you all probably have NOTHING else to do without me around (yeah, I’m sure), so I want to help you fill your time and the hole my lack of blogging has left in your hearts. Enter Meg from Tandem Literary, the Audio Publishers Association, and the publishers whose audiobooks have been nominated for the Grammys.

One lucky reader/listener can win ALL FIVE of these Grammy-nominated audiobooks. In case you can’t read the titles they are:

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal, narrated by Billy Crystal
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris
The Storm King: Stories, Narratives, Poems: Spoken Word Set to a World of Music by Pete Seeger, narrated by Pete Seeger
Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Carol Burnett, narrated by Carol Burnett
America Again: Re-claiming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert, narrated by Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, and Jordin Ruderman

Just fill out the Google form below by 11:59 pm Central on Friday, December 20th. Please remember these are being shipped by the publishers, so some/most of them will probably not be to the winner until the new year.

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – Giveaway

Bloggers Recommend is doing another giveaway! There are a total of 15 copies of bestselling novel The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Ten will be available from the Bloggers Recommend blog, two from Linus’s Blanket, one for participants in the Bloggers Recommend Perpetual Challenge, and two here at Devourer of Books.

To enter, please fill out the form below by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 6th.

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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes – Giveaway

Hey, so, remember when I read Me Before You and it was awesome? Well, Jojo Moyes has a new book out in the US today. The Girl You Left Behind is a dual time period novel, with the historical portion set during World War I. Here’s the publisher’s description:

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything-her family, her reputation, and her life-to see her husband again.

Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is-putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.

I have one copy to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. Simply fill out the form below by 11:59 pm Central on Tuesday, August 27th.

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Bookish Family, and a Giveaway

In the past couple of weeks the girls have become completely obsessed with books. All the time it is “book! book! book!” (unless there’s a dog around, of course, in which case it is “dog! a dog! woof woof! woof!”). They’re bringing books to anyone who can read and having us read them 53 times in a row. It is awesome.

We had more bookish fun this week when I put the girls in their Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts. On a whim I decided to change Daniel into one of his Cat in the Hat shirts and his Cat in the Hat hat and take them all outside to take a picture. The result was probably the most popular picture I ever posted on social media, other than perhaps when the girls were born (although maybe not even that).

Thanks for the books (and the picture), Little, Brown!

So, I know the month is half over and I was supposed to tell you about this weeks ago, but Bloggers Recommend is giving away a total of FIFTY copies of Donna Tartt’s newest book, The Goldfinch. Tartt’s A Secret History is widely beloved, and The Goldfinch promises to be one of the hottest books this fall. It comes out in October, but YOU, my friends, YOU can read it early. We’re giving away a copy a day for the rest of the month from Bloggers Recommend (enter here), and I have another three copies here. Enter both places because, why not?

To enter to win a copy of The Goldfinch from me, fill out the form below by 11:59pm Central on Friday, August 23rd. US-only, please. I would also strongly encourage you to subscribe to the Bloggers Recommend newsletter and get the hottest book picks sent to your email inbox once a month.



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BOOK CLUB Giveaway – The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein

This year we’ve been changing up BOOK CLUB. Gone are the rigid dates, where we announce books on the X Tuesday of the month, discuss them on the Y Tuesday, alternating whose blog the discussion happens on. Instead, Nicole and I will be co-hosting BOOK CLUBs as we find books that we are just dying to discuss with everyone. The next book in our semi-new format is going to be Lauren Grodstein’s The Explanation for Everything. I’m really thrilled about it, because I absolutely ADORED her last book, A Friend of the Family. Here is the publisher’s description of The Explanation for Everything:

There is nothing inherently threatening about Melissa, a young evangelist hoping to write the definitive paper on intelligent design. But when she implores Andy Waite, a biology professor and a hardcore evolutionist, to direct her independent study, she becomes the catalyst for the collapsing house of cards surrounding him. As he works with Melissa, Andy finds that everything about his world is starting to add up differently. Suddenly there is the possibility of faith. But with it come responsibility and guilt the very things that Andy has sidestepped for years.

Professor Waite is nearing the moment when his life might settle down a bit: tenure is in sight, his daughters are starting to grow up, and he s slowly but surely healing from the sudden loss of his wife. His life is starting to make sense again until the scientific stance that has defined his life(and his work) is challenged by this charismatic student.

Part of the new book club will include reaching out to more readers. We are now giving away books with the understanding with publishers that there will be a readerly discussion. If you are a blogger and review the book, great! If you are not a blogger, but review the book on LibraryThing or GoodReads, or talk it up on Twitter, wonderful! All we really want, though, is for you to commit to come and discuss it with us.

We will be discussing The Explanation for Everything on my blog on Tuesday, September 10th. If you would like to be entered to win one of our ten copies (US mailing addresses only, please), please fill out the form below by 11:59 pm Eastern on Thursday, August 8th. Your address WILL be required to win (but will not be used by us for anything but getting your book to you) because we want to get these books to you with quick turn around.

The Explanation for Everything will be available for sale on September 3rd, so even if you don’t win the book from us, we’d love for you to buy a copy or grab it from the library and join us to discuss it.

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