February 10, 2013
This week I visited the book room at Picador, and recommended three of their many fine books on the publisher's Tumblr. Before I left I was graciously offered my choice of books, and I chose two that will be published by Picador in paperback later this year, James Woods' The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays and Mark Binelli's Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis.
To enter this week's contest, leave a comment naming the most memorable book gift you have ever been given for a chance to win the three books I mentioned on Tumblr and a $100 Threadless gift certificate. My choice is easy, several years ago a friend gave me a first edition of Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, inscribed personally by the author.
One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
Tupelo Hassman's novel Girlchild
Jeff Chang's book Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop generation
Elif Batuman's essay collection The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like Storytellers, The Best Channels Since 1465, Fahrenheit 451, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, and music-related t-shirts like Death Note, Funkalicious, Music Snob, or anything else that catches your fancy.
If you have already have the books or they don't interest you, I am happy to substitute a second $100 Threadless gift certificate for the books.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (February 15th).
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)
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