March 21, 2010
This year I was honored to be a first-round judge in The Morning News Tournament of Books. My review paired Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall against the Bertrand Russel graphic novel biography Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth. Both books were impressive, but in the end Wolf Hall earned the right to proceed in the tourney.
Portland's wonderful independent bookstore Powell's Books provided the books to the judges, and I decided to pass them both on to one lucky reader. This week's prizes are copies of both books as well as a $100 Threadless gift certificate as well as a selection of books and CDs.
The Tournament of Books is a fun way to promote great books.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with your prediction of who will win the tournament this year ( view this year's brackets).
The winner will receive the following prizes:
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (March 26th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)