Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Winter's Respite Read-A-Thon - Giveaway

For those of you participating in A Winter's Respite Read-a-thon, here's a chance for you to add back to your TBR pile just as you thought you were whittling it down!

I'm a lover of new words (imagine how excited I was to pick up my slim copy of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair and find that it had more new-to-me words than most books twice a long!). So here's what I want from you: leave me a comment by the end of the read-a-thon on Sunday with at least two new-to-you words and their definitions. My brain will get a chance to work and you'll get a chance to win a new book. The winner will be drawn on Monday, January 30th and will have a choice of books. U.S. residents only (sorry!). Winner will be selected by random.org.

There are 3 books to choose from: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. In your comment, please let me know which book you'd like if you are picked as the winner.


  1. Great giveaway, no matter how much reading I get done with this read-a-thon I doubt I'll ever get my TBR pile down enough. I'd love a chance to win Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

  2. This is a great challenge for the read a thon!
    I have two words
    1. Sesquipedalian-a person who uses long words.
    2. Raillery-good humoured teasing or bantering.

    Charlawilson AT meDOT com

  3. Good challenge :) I like words too! I will keep my eyes peeled in my next read.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Me Before You Looks like an interesting read to me!

    ladybook21 at yahoo dot com

  5. Many thanks. Me Before You interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com