February 26, 2012
Yesterday a Twitter friend asked for recommendations of the best book we have read this year. For me, that was an easy choice, Sarah Manguso's brilliant memoir The Guardians: An Elegy.
I spent an hour or so yesterday gathering review books, sorting them into piles for friends and thrift store donations. I decided that this book would make a great contest prize paired with one of the year's finest novels, Amelia Gray's Threats.
To enter, name the best book you have read so far this year (not necessarily published in 2012) in the comments. If you haven't read anything good yet, feel free to state that.
One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
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 that catches your fancy.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (March 2nd).
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)