Poop Day Giveaway!
Today is Poop Day.
So I thought I’d try to make me some Silver Lining by giving away a book.
But not just any book – my current favorite!
The World For Realz’ first monthly book giveaway is a real gem, and I hope you love it as much as I do.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Here is Amazon’s summary of this wonderful tale by Gabrielle Zevin:
“A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession – a rare edition of Poe poems – has been stolen.
Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly.
Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.
Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books–an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.”
If you are a lover of books, you should definitely enjoy this story.
A.J. offers up quotes, his thoughts on various titles, and bits of advice throughout the pages.
If you have ever worked in the book industry, whether as a book seller, publisher, or agent, you will find yourself nodding and laughing at so many of his observations and complaints.
What I find ironic is that this book did not receive a large amount of acclaim, and almost went unnoticed – while describing therein a book entitled The Late Bloomer which suffers a similar plight.
The genre is literary fiction, containing a bit of romance and mystery, along with some suspense, comedy, and heartache.
I listened to the audio version and as soon as I had completed the book, I forced my hubz to listen to it as well. He loved it almost as much as I did – not a surprise, as we met when we were both working at Borders.
Guess I should mention that I haven’t received any compensation for this review. I wouldn’t even know how to go about such a thing. I just like this book a lot and want to share it with you.
This contest is open to US entries only, and most likely I’ll have Amazon send it directly to you. Or maybe I’ll go to the bookstore and buy two copies – one for you, and one for me! – and mail it to you myself. You just never know.
Good lucky, everyone, and have a happy Poop Day!