Good morning, Gentle Readers. It has been a fun reading week at Bibliophiliac. I have been converted to the delights of YA reading. About time! After all, I do teach high school English. I will be reading more YA, but still reading predominantly literary fiction and classics. It has been really fun to talk enthusiastically about books like Leaving Paradise with my students. If I am going to achieve my secret take-over-the-world mission and Make Every Kid a Lifelong Reader we have to have these conversations--and it's fun!
I just finished Jess Walter's The Financial Lives of Poets for TLC Book Tours. My post will appear on Tuesday, September 21st.
I just started reading The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell--so far a page-turner. My first zombie book!
I finished reading Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick, and will post my review next week.
The Dracula in Love Giveaway
This week I'm hosting a giveaway of Dracula in Love by Karen Essex. Doubleday is providing the giveaway books, and for that reason the giveaway is limited to the U.S. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment and tell me what you think of vampire novels. Have you read Bram Stoker's Dracula? Essex's novel is a kind of feminist revision of Stoker's novel. I've seen lots of conversation on the intersphere about vampires in books--some bloggers think the whole thing is overdone, while others just can't get enough. Personally, I am open to nearly any topic or subject if a book is well-written. Here is my review of Dracula in Love.
If you've been wanting to read Dracula in Love, now is your chance to get a copy. There are two copies up for grabs, thanks to Judy Jacoby of Doubleday.
Rules of the Giveaway
Leave a vampirish comment = +1
Tweet about this giveaway= +2
Comment and Tweet=+3
Comment, Tweet, and link to this giveaway on your blog=+4
Since the books will be coming directly from the publisher, US addresses only and no PO Boxes
There are two copies, so there will be two winners
Watch for the announcement of the winners on Monday September 27th!
This giveaway closes Sunday, September 26th--so get your entry in this week!