Friday, February 1, 2013

February: naming names

I was shelving some books a while back and noticed that I have quite a few titles with people's names in them, and I thought it might be interesting to highlight some of these this month.  A few possibles  (along with a few others not in this category) are

Daisy Miller, by Henry James
Sutton, by J.R. Moehringer
Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Going After Cacciato, by Tim O'Brien
Professor Andersen's Night, by Dag Solstad
Leela's Book, by Alice Albinia

and whatever else just might strike my fancy at any given moment.  I have a few ARCs that I'll add to the mix as well. 

Taking care of old business:  I never heard back from the anonymous person who claimed all of January's giveaway books, so if anyone wants them, let me know.  Remember -- it's not a contest, first come, first served; if you want any or all of these books, be the first to leave a comment with the title(s) you want. I pay all postage costs -- there's no catch except that you have to live in the US.  You can choose, one, some or all -- but there must be some way to contact you in your comment. 

books on offer:

1. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
2.  The Street Sweeper, by Elliot Perlman
3.  The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman
4.  The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler
5.  The Good Muslim, by Tahmima Anam
6. Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan


  1. I want Sweet Tooth, if you still have it! I've been dying to read that! I can be reached at patroon3 at gmail dot com. That would be thrilling indeed.

  2. Sweet Tooth it is! I have your address, I think, but I'll email you if I can't find it. Thanks!

  3. The Dovekeepers if it is still available.

    1. thanks, Kristin! It's yours. I'll email for an address this evening.

  4. Hi - I have been following your blog and enjoy your reviews. I would like The Art of Fielding if it is still available. My email is If you email me I will give you my contact information.

    1. Hi. The Art of Fielding is yours. I'll definitely be contacting you! Thanks for giving it a home.

  5. I would love The Street Sweeper if it is available!

    1. Oops! Sorry but I have homes for all of the books now. I feel terrible but so much time has gone by I figured there wasn't any more interest!

    2. I also apologize for not posting about the books being taken.


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