Sep 23, 2012

Sunday Salon: Library Finds and Giveaway Winner

The Sunday Welcome to the Sunday Salon!

Congratulations to Beverly S., who was chosen by a random number generator as the winner of:The Twelve Rooms of the Nile.

Another giveaway courtesy of the publisher is open until Sept. 28 for The Shoemaker's Wife.

Yesterday, I returned a book to the library and came away with four books I didn't intend to borrow.

1. The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang is about twentysomethings being bored and self pitying as they go between real life and the Internet. I like this one so far.

2. Buddhaland Brooklyn by Richard C. Morais is about an elderly priest who moves from a serene village in Japan to bustling Brooklyn, New York.

3. The Incense Game: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland is the latest in the Sano Ichiro mystery series set in early 18th century Japan.

4. The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura is an award winning novel that follows the events in the life of a Tokyo pickpocket.

Sometimes it's a nice feeling to choose books from the library, as opposed to picking up the ones already on my shelves.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Exciting looking books! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.


The Bookworm said...

congrats to the winners, and I know what you mean about coming home with library books when you don't intend on borrowing any at all ;)
happy reading!

Beverly S. said...

Thank you! I'm so exciting over winning "The Twelve Rooms of the Nile." I was a history major in college so this one is right up my alley. It's the perfect time of year to head out to the front porch with a good new book. :) Enjoy your library books...sounds like you got some very interesting ones. :) Again, thank you!

Unknown said...

The books you borrowed frm the library look quite goo. I'm especially interested in Buddhaland Brooklyn.

You've been hosting some great giveaways!

I hope you have a good week,Happy Reading!

Suko said...

Congrats to your winner! It's really hard to resist temptation at the library!

Marg said...

I am a little surprised to see a new Sano Ichiro book! I own the first 6 or 7 and have done so for years but still haven't actually read any of them!

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