Monday, September 15, 2008
MATRIMONY - WINNER!
Thanks everyone for entering the giveaway for a copy of Matrimony! I was so pleased to be able to host this giveaway on behalf of Joshua Henkin.
I enjoyed everyone's comments about hardcovers vs. paperbacks! My favorite comment came from Bybee:
I prefer paperback to hardback because paperbacks smell a little different from hardcover books. It must be the different paper and different glue. With slight variations, new paperbacks (even the cheapola ones at the checkout counter) have a lovely scent reminiscent of pencil shavings with a delectable under-scent that is a little bit spicy.
I don't think I've ever noticed this, but I'll definitely being sniffing the books from now on!
I am a bit similar to many of you in that I prefer paperbacks - their size, their portability, their weight, their price(!). I do like how hardcovers look on my shelves but I do not prefer the actual reading of them and always take the dust jackets off.
But all this to get to the winner, I numbered the entries beginning with the first one, used the random number generator (my actuary was unavailable) and the winner is.............
Congratulations, Iliana, I'll be contacting you for your address. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. Do come back, as I'll be hosting another giveaway next week.
Edited to add: If you've read (or are about to read!) Matrimony, do check out lit*chick's most recent online bookclub - lots of great questions about Matrimony!