August 18, 2012
This post at AskMetafilter asked for recommendations of online resources to hear about new books. Since I am always fascinated about how people choose books to read, this week I am asking you what or who you value most when it comes to choosing what you read.
This week's Book Notes series features six wonderful books, and I am happy to give a copy of each to the winner.
To enter this week's contest, leave a comment naming the biggest influence on your book buying/borrowing/downloading to win a chance at these six books and a $100 Threadless gift certificate.
One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara
The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1 by Scott McClanahan
Daniel Fights a Hurricane by Shane Jones
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home by Matthew Batt
When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories by Molly Ringwald
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.
If you have already have these books or they don't interest you, I am happy to substitute a second $100 Threadless gift certificate for the book.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (August 24th).
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)