TIME FOR SUMMER READING
We can debate endlessly what makes “summer reading”. For some, summer–a week or two away in a cabin or by the beach–is a time to catch up on books you never have time for like Ulysses or Moby Dick. For others, summer means light and frothy. I tend to side with the light and frothy side–books I can breeze through without a lot of thought. Written in words I don’t have to look up, with fun characters that may or may not stick with me. But whichever side of the equation you’re on, I have a book for you. Here’s how to win a book.
WHO WILL WIN A BOOK?
During the month of June, every new e-mail subscriber to A Traveler’s Library will be entitled to choose a book. ONE book per subscriber. Present subscribers–I don’t want to leave you out. So if you forward your e-mail from A Traveler’s Library to a friend, and tell me you did it in a comment, and then the friend subscribes, they get a book and you can pick a book, too.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
Win a book from the list at the bottom of this page–your choice. And I’ll add some of the books I’m reviewing this month, too, in case you want to play the odds and wait to choose. They will be brand new books I reviewed during the previous two months and during June. As books are selected, I will type a line through them on the list.
WIN A BOOK FINE PRINT
The period of sign up for an eligible e-mail subscription ends on June 30, 2013. However, you have one week after that to make your selection (Last day to request a book, July 8). I will contact you via your e-mail newsletter subscription and you will need to reply to my e-mail and give me your mailing address, and statement that you are over 18 in order to choose your book . The usual rules of A Traveler’s Library contests apply (gotta be over 18, have a mailing address in the U.S., etc.) To see all the fine print, go to our Contest Page. And to contact me directly, write to me at my G-mail address..
GET STARTED HERE
And Here’s the Win a Book List –More to Come
You can search in the search box to see what I had to say about each book, if you need a reminder. Remember, you can request NOW if you are a subscriber, or immediately when you subscribe. OR you can wait until the end of June when I will have added more books. But you only get one choice.
Titles with a line through, have gone to another reader.
Communion, by Kim Fay, a memoir of a culinary journey through Vietnam, with some recipes.
What Changes Everything by Masha Hamilton, novel that swings from Afghanistan to Brooklyn.
Death in the Vines by M. L. Longworth, a mystery set in Province
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay, set in Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman, a romance with adventure on the east coast of Australia. TWO COPIES AVAILABLE.
The Serenity Murders, A Turkish Delight Mystery by Mehmet Murat Somer, Mystery set in Turkey
The Bottom of the Jar by Abdellatif Laabi, Memoir in Morocco
There’s a God for That by Joseph Honton, Memoir in Japan
Rising Son By Charles R. Scott, Memoir, father/son bicycle trip in Japan
The Lost Artist by Gail Lukasik, mystery set in southern Illinois
All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy, New York novel by French writer
The Maid and the Queen:The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone, Non-fiction French history Better Than Fiction , Don George, Editor, collection of essays from around the world
Mumbai New York Scranton by Tamara Shopsin, memoir in the 3 places in title.
The Disciple of Las Vegas: An Ava Lee Novel by Ian Hamlton, mystery novel in Las Vegas and other locations
Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson, historical novel set in Northern Africa during WWII
The Sadness of the Samurai by Victor del Arbol, historic novel/mystery, Spain
Crossing on the Paris, by Dana Gynther, Historic Novel, France to America on an ocean liner.
Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn: A Hitchhiker’s Adventures in the New Iran, by Jamie Maslin, a memoir set in Iran
Alibis: Essays on Nowhere by Andre Aciman, Essays/memoir set in Alexandra, Egypt and several other cities.
A Room With a Pew: Sleeping Our Way Through Spain’s Ancient Monasteries by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt, Guidebook/memoir– Spain
Harmattan, by Gavin Weston, Novel set in Africa
All Men are Liars, by Alberto Manguel. Novel set in Madrid.
Istanbul, a Cultural History, by Peter Clark, a guide book