September 10, 2007

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I had a totally unexpected surprise in the mail. Random House has bi-weekly draws for their latest books. Of course, I send in emails for the draws and then forget about them as soon as I hit 'Send'. I guess I won. I received The Assassin's Song by M.G. Vassanji. It's set partly in India.


That's so interesting because I'm reading A Passage to India. I think I have another favorite author. I love how E.M. Forster gets into the minds of his characters.


LibraryThing, which is the greatest thing in the world, has a blog. A recent post directs readers to a website called BookVideos.tv. Very cool. I loved the segment from Posie Graeme-Evans. Her enthusiasm for writing and her characters is charming. I haven't read any of her work but I'm willing to look into it now. I like this site because of just having a trailer for the book, you get a sense of the author.

6 comments :

  1. Congratulations! That's so cool, I love winning books and I love getting books in the mail :) Seems like it's meant to be, based on what you're reading. Enjoy!

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  2. Congrats! I've been eyeing this book for the stunning cover, and what's between the covers sounds mighty good, too!

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  3. Congratulations! It's always fun getting a surprise book in the mail. :-)

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  4. Very cool! I do the same thing with the Random House drawings and yet, I've sadly never gotten one!

    Congrats!

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  5. Surprise books are awesome. I read A Passage to India for a book club last year and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

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  6. Thanks! I can't believe I got lucky. I must go buy lotto ticket.

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