Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Terrific Giveaway - My Reading Life!


Liz at Doubleday must be reading my mind these days!  I'm having such a great time reading memoirs and now comes a memoir on reading from one of my favorite authors - Pat Conroy.  Here's what the publisher has to say about this:

Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy's portal to the world, both to the furthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale of his native South. He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions, over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase, dazzling flashes of description, and snippets of delightful sound, all just for his love of language. But reading for Conroy is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.  

Can you blame me for haunting the mailbox for the next week waiting for my review copy?  Anyway, you too could be lucky enough to win one of two copies Liz has made available.  Here's how:

  1. For one entry, leave a comment telling me what your favorite Pat Conroy book is.  If you've never read any of his books, go to the left sidebar on Pat Conroy's page and take a look to tell me which one sounds like the one you'd like to start with.
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry,  make a separate entry telling me you blogged,( or Tweeted, or any other Social speak you do ) about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting (if I don't get a link, the entry doesn't count).US addresses only, no PO Boxes.
  4. You MUST leave me an email address to contact you.  NO EMAIL, NO WIN.
  5. Deadline is Nov 26th -11:59 PM.
Many thanks again to Liz at Doubleday for making this one available and good luck.

28 comments:

  1. I have read both Beach Music and Prince of Tides. It's long ago. I would need to do a reread. I have South of Broad. I'm trying to fit it in my reading schedule. I really like Pat Conroy. I've seen him interviewed one time or another time. I love his passion for the Low Country in S.C.

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  2. I follow your posts in my GoogleReader.

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  3. I have blogged about the giveaway in my sidebar. http://readwithtea.blogspot.com


    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Tina...I'd love to read/win this one thanks....

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  5. I loved Prince of Tides and as an avid reader of course I would love to win this new book. My e-mail address is freedomacres94atfrontiernetdotnet.

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  6. I've been a follower of yours for a long time. BTW, always enjoy the Quote of the Day - Churchill's quote for today is very appropriate.

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  7. I liked the prince of tides, this one sounds really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  8. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  9. Tina, I pre-ordered this, months ago, for my Kindle but it's great that you've got copies to make available. I am really eager to read it, though I need to finish Louise Penny's Bury Your Dead, first.

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  10. Looks like an interesting read! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I am a GFC follower.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would like to read Pat Conroy's Cookbook!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Google follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I have only read Conroy's South of Broad' thus far, but I enjoyed it very much.

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  15. Tina, I've read your quote on LT, and I have to say that although I've never read anything by Conroy, My Reading Life sounds like the one I'd most like to start with.

    crochetycat at cox dot net

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  16. i absolutely loved 'beach music'

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  17. You lent me South of Broad so that's what I'm starting with

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  18. I am a follower.

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  19. posted on my sidebar!

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  20. I really want to read South of Broad. It looks fascinating.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  21. GFC follower.

    JHS
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    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  22. Favorite Pat-book so far is "Beach Music."

    rrmmdd@gmail.com

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  23. I loved "South of Broad"!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  24. I really enjoyed Beach Music and Prince of Tides.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. blog follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  26. I just started reading your thread on LT's 75 books group which I joined just a couple of days ago and saw you were giving this book away. I think I'd start with Beach Music, and follow that with The Water is Wide. I'm sure this book would be a great intro to Pat Conroy too!

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Welcome, thanks for stopping by. Now that you've heard our two cents, perhaps you have a few pennies to throw into the discussion. Due to a bunch more anonymous spam getting through, I've had to disallow anonymous comments. I try to respond to all comments posing a question, but may not always get to you right away.