"Delicious … richly riveting … The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People
Read a review on NPR here.
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Format: ISBN 13: 9781447262855 ISBN 10: 1447262859
Deadline: September 25, 2014 15:00:00 (GST) UTC/GMT +4 hours 
Question: Sixty-year-old Jim Post, the father, used to work for a magazine, what is the magazine name?

"Delicious … richly riveting … The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People

Read a review on NPR here.

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Question: Sixty-year-old Jim Post, the father, used to work for a magazine, what is the magazine name?

Currently on my to-read list, Siri Hustvedt's The Blazing World is a story of the artist Harriet Burden. The artist’s work is being ignored so she presented them behind three males… 
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Question: In 2003, Siri Hustvedt published this book. It’s a story about Leo and Bill Wechsler. What is the title of the book?

Currently on my to-read list, Siri Hustvedt's The Blazing World is a story of the artist Harriet Burden. The artist’s work is being ignored so she presented them behind three males… 

Eligibility: anywhere as long as you can receive a Kindle e-book gift

Format: ASIN: B00DPM7TB8 (kindle only)

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Question: In 2003, Siri Hustvedt published this book. It’s a story about Leo and Bill Wechsler. What is the title of the book?

If you love short stories like me you will like Ben Marcus' Leaving the Sea: Stories.
You can read a review here.
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Question: What is the name of the publisher of this book?
Winner: Anne Enriquez

If you love short stories like me you will like Ben Marcus' Leaving the Sea: Stories.

You can read a review here.

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Winner: Anne Enriquez

A book I personally loved, a must read for book lovers. 
"Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel is a love letter to the world of books—and booksellers—that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds." - Book Depository
You can read my short review here.
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Format: ISBN 13: 9781616203214 ISBN 10: 1616203218
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Question: What is your favorite book and why?
Winner: Kristine Dizon

A book I personally loved, a must read for book lovers. 

"Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel is a love letter to the world of books—and booksellers—that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds." - Book Depository

You can read my short review here.

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Question: What is your favorite book and why?

Winner: Kristine Dizon

Another Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, is a extraordinary love story.
I’ve never cried reading a book as much as I did with this one. It was a roller coaster of emotions. The author is very good at this; keeping your pace and making you want to finish it in one sitting. Lovely, heartwarming…close to my heart… You see yourself in the story but not necessarily directly.
Don’t let the book cover fool you, this will tug on your heart strings and will make you cry. 
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Format: ISBN 13: 9781447263227 ISBN 10: 1447263227 Paperback
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Question: Who is Cath’s sister?
Winner: Anj Garcia

Another Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, is a extraordinary love story.

I’ve never cried reading a book as much as I did with this one. It was a roller coaster of emotions. The author is very good at this; keeping your pace and making you want to finish it in one sitting. Lovely, heartwarming…close to my heart… You see yourself in the story but not necessarily directly.

Don’t let the book cover fool you, this will tug on your heart strings and will make you cry. 

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Question: Who is Cath’s sister?

Winner: Anj Garcia

I am a Rainbow Rowell fan. She never fails to amuse and make me cry! Attachments is her first published novel, a love story. 
“He knew why he wanted to kiss her. Because she was beautiful. And before that, because she was kind. And before that, because she was smart and funny. Because she was exactly the right kind of smart and funny. Because he could imagine taking a long trip with her without ever getting bored. Because whenever he saw something new and interesting, or new and ridiculous, he always wondered what she’d have to say about it—how many stars she’d give it and why.” 
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Deadline: April 20, 2014 15:00:00 (GST) UTC/GMT +4 hours 
Question: This story takes place around which event? Choose: Y2K or September 11?
Winner: Celena Jasmin

I am a Rainbow Rowell fan. She never fails to amuse and make me cry! Attachments is her first published novel, a love story. 

“He knew why he wanted to kiss her. Because she was beautiful. And before that, because she was kind. And before that, because she was smart and funny. Because she was exactly the right kind of smart and funny. Because he could imagine taking a long trip with her without ever getting bored. Because whenever he saw something new and interesting, or new and ridiculous, he always wondered what she’d have to say about it—how many stars she’d give it and why.” 

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Question: This story takes place around which event? Choose: Y2K or September 11?

Winner: Celena Jasmin

A story about the end of the world which young adults will love. 
Set in a fictional town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of horny six-foot-tall praying mantises. Yup, you read that right.
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Format: ISBN 13: 9781405273411 ISBN 10: 1405273410 Paperback 
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Question: What is the name of the book’s narrator and protagonist?
Winner: whimsycarousel

A story about the end of the world which young adults will love. 

Set in a fictional town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of horny six-foot-tall praying mantises. Yup, you read that right.

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Question: What is the name of the book’s narrator and protagonist?

Winner: whimsycarousel

“The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind….Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction.” - Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review
Intimidating at first but a very good book. It’s a story involving Theo Decker. A story about loss and survival.
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Question: Donna Tartt’s new novel is titled after a famous painting in the Netherlands. Who is the painter of this painting?
Winner: Tet Cortez

The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind….Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction.” - Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Intimidating at first but a very good book. It’s a story involving Theo Decker. A story about loss and survival.

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Question: Donna Tartt’s new novel is titled after a famous painting in the Netherlands. Who is the painter of this painting?

Winner: Tet Cortez

If you have been following me on Twitter or reading my blog or witnessed the start of Mensis Liber you’ll be familiar with Brian Krans, the author of one of my all-time-favorites, A Constant Suicide.

Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story is his third novel and he’s using Kickstarter to help support finance it.
Now, you can be a part of it by heading here to be a backer now or enter this special giveaway.

Simply do these two steps:
1.  Tweet: Support @citizenkrans’ next book Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story, http://kck.st/1inAugG
2. E-mail the tweet link to mail@mensisliber with the Book Title as subject.
One entry person only.
What will you get? I will pledge a 100$ for you and you will be a Little Kransbowski Extra Achievers Backer.

This will get you AR&P, a signed copy of a poster-sized cover of the book, as well as a special thank you in the donors page of the book. Of course you’re going into Chapter 43, which is only available to Kickstarter backers.

Deadline: March 5, 2014 15:00:00 (GST) UTC/GMT +4 hours 

Winner: Roger Lang, the other participants will get something too :)

If you have been following me on Twitter or reading my blog or witnessed the start of Mensis Liber you’ll be familiar with Brian Krans, the author of one of my all-time-favorites, A Constant Suicide.

Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story is his third novel and he’s using Kickstarter to help support finance it.

Now, you can be a part of it by heading here to be a backer now or enter this special giveaway.

Simply do these two steps:

1.  Tweet: Support @citizenkrans’ next book Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story, 

2. E-mail the tweet link to mail@mensisliber with the Book Title as subject.

One entry person only.

What will you get? I will pledge a 100$ for you and you will be a Little Kransbowski Extra Achievers Backer.

This will get you AR&P, a signed copy of a poster-sized cover of the book, as well as a special thank you in the donors page of the book. Of course you’re going into Chapter 43, which is only available to Kickstarter backers.

Deadline: March 5, 2014 15:00:00 (GST) UTC/GMT +4 hours 
Winner: Roger Lang, the other participants will get something too :)
Who’s too old to read young adult novels? 
This book is written by Rainbow Rowell, it’s about Park Sheridan and Eleanor Douglas and their first love.
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Deadline: Feburuary 10, 2014 15:00:00 (GST) UTC/GMT +4 hours 
Question: Where do Eleanor and Park live?
Winner: Lorraine Tobias

Who’s too old to read young adult novels?

This book is written by Rainbow Rowell, it’s about Park Sheridan and Eleanor Douglas and their first love.

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Question: Where do Eleanor and Park live?

Winner: Lorraine Tobias