January 3, 2010

Monday Book Give Away. #20

This is another chance to read a book before it's publication date. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni will be published on 2/2/10. I love this book and I hope you will too. (The cover will be different.)

From the publisher, Hyperion Books:

When an earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters together, their focus first jolts to their collective struggle to survive. There's little food. The office begins to flood. Then, at a moment when the psychological and emotional stress seems nearly too much for them to bear, the young graduate student suggests that each tell a personal tale, "one amazing thing" from their lives, which they have never told anyone before. And as their surprising stories of romance, marriage, family, political upheaval, and self- discovery unfold against the urgency of their life-or-death circumstances, the novel proves the transcendent power of stories and the meaningfulness of human expression itself.

If you're interested, leave a comment. I will keep the comments open until Sunday afternoon and then announce the winner on Monday morning when I offer a new book. The winner will chosen by either the Random-Number-Generator or Bob. This week I asked him to choose a number between 1 and 7. He said, "Okay", and nothing else. He thought it was a guessing game. After I told him I needed to know the number, he asked "What for?"!

The winner of last week's book, The Grift is SewCalGal; she's always keeping everyone informed about the latest giveaways, here.


  1. This one sounds really interesting and it's a book I haven't heard of before. These cold and dreary days are perfect for reading by the fireplace!

  2. I agree with Anne at Film and Thread, by the looks of the forcast around here...good book reading days ahead. You are always so generous and I am certianly one who appreciates that. You have read over a hundred books in one year. I have a goal just to finish the ones that are in the pile by by bedside. Added two more Christmas morning. Plus Michael and I are reading The 39Clues. When am I ever going to have time to quilt? Muct come up with a daily schedule.....Thanks again for the give away and happy new year!@

  3. Sounds like a fun read. Please count me in your giveaway.

    I'm so excited I won The Grift, from your last week's giveaway. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.


  4. Please count me in, too. Love books, especially new ones. Nothing like snuggling under a quilt with a good read.

  5. Great synopsis. I've written the title down just in case I don't win. This sounds like a good winter read. Thanks! I learned about your give-away from SewCalGal's blog :)

  6. Now that the snows (and Ice) have come, reading will be a pleasant passtime. Hubby works 12 hour days and my time is well spent in what I love to do; cook, sew, read!

  7. Congrats to Sew Cal Gal! She keeps others well informed about great giveaways. It's nice that she won!

    This sounds like a great book. Count me in!

  8. Sounds like a great read! Congrats to Sew Cal Gal::waving from chilly Florida!::

  9. Hi.... The book sounds like a great read...Put me in for the book... I just love reading befor I go to sleep... The Sew cal Gal is great and informative... From Chilly WI :)

  10. This sounds like a great book, I would love to read it. Thanks for the give away!
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

  11. I'm interested. Maybe you remember, I can't remember, but did I win a book form you named Lost and Found? Not sure if I got it through a swap or one of your giveaways, but I loved it! I had it sitting on my shelf almost a year before I read it but once I started I finished in about a week. Loved it!!


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