January 14, 2012
2011 was another great reading year for me, and to celebrate its close I am giving away one book from each of my "favorite books of 2011" lists (novels, non-fiction, short story collections, and graphic novels). In each category, these were the books I most wholeheartedly recommended over the year.
To enter, leave a comment naming your own favorite book of 2011. If you don't have one, please feel free to state that.
Three winners, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
Emma Straub's short story collection Other People We Married
Ludovic Debeurme's graphic novel Lucille
Sarah Bakewell's book How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Vanessa Veselka's novel Zazen
A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like The Official Guide to Music, Boom Box, Sound of the Dark, or anything else.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (January 20th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
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)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)