Sunday, 23 April 2017

World Book Night 2017 - Giveaway #WorldBookNight


It is the time of year for World Book Night and in order to celebrate reading and encourage others to do so, I have an exciting giveaway for you. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers.

The official books chosen for World Book Night can be seen below, although I have something a little different for you...

As readers of my blog will know my favourite book last year was The Wacky Man by Lyn G. Farrell, today also happens to be her birthday which is very timely. You can read my review of her book here, and an interview I did with her here as part of my Monday Musing series.

Lyn has very kindly given me five copies of her book to give away and I have added some miscellanous, surprise stationery items. So that is five prizes to be won, I will leave the competition open for a week and then the winners will be selected at random. I will then contact you and get the prizes sent out to the five lucky winners. As it is World Book Night, I have decided to open this competition internationally.

Now about The Wacky Man...

Longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016
'An astonishing tour de force!' -- The Daily Mail
'Book of the Year!' -- Clio Gray, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction-shortlisted author
A striking debut from the winner of the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary
My new shrink asks me, 'What things do you remember about being very young?' It's like looking into a murky river, I say. Memories flash near the surface like fish coming up for flies. The past peeps out, startles me, and then is gone...
Amanda secludes herself in her bedroom, no longer willing to face the outside world. Gradually, she pieces together the story of her life: her brothers have had to abandon her, her mother scarcely talks to her, and the Wacky Man could return any day to burn the house down. Just like he promised.
As her family disintegrates, Amanda hopes for a better future, a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. But can she cling to her sanity, before insanity itself is her only means of escape?




World Book Night Giveaway


Thanks for entering. Good Luck.




9 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea Leah 😉

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  2. My 2017 resolution is to read 50 books, this would be a welcome addition to my #ToBeRead list #WorldBookNight

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  3. The book 'Wonder' that has made the official list would be my favourite to give away as I think there are a lot of people who would benefit from reading that. It is also a very good book for older children to read

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  4. Great giveaway, Happy World book night Leah xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  5. Fantastic idea, so happy to be part of it. I love the idea of surprise stationery!

    Good luck to all and hope you enjoy the book
    Lyn x

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  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - one of my favourite books of all time. Good Luck :-)

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  7. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy :) brilliant book! Rosie x

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