The Review: Book-ish News You May Have Missed

Reading can be a solitary habit and I’m in an interactive kind of mood today.  With that in mind –  here’s a set of links to things that require some giving & receiving.  Enjoy! The Readers Podcast, hosted by the UK litbloggers Savidge Reads and GavReads, is compiling a long list for The International Readers Book Awards 2011.  Due to some technical difficulties with the … Continue reading The Review: Book-ish News You May Have Missed

The Sisters Brothers Contest Winners

In case you missed my tweets on Saturday, the winners for the contest were: Ben, who won that beautiful limited edition print of the book’s cover & Erica, who won my much loved galley. It turns out that both Mike & Erica have blogs of their own.  Erica’s blog is called Booked in Chico and you can follow her twitter handle @BookedinChico.  Ben is an … Continue reading The Sisters Brothers Contest Winners

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt… & A Special Giveaway!

Read 5 pages into The Sisters Brothers and you begin comparing it to Charles Portis’ (or, for that matter, the Cohen brothers’) True Grit. Both are Westerns, obviously. Neither narrator uses contractions or slang and – despite one being a man & the other a girl – they speak in almost identical voices. Which was an intelligent choice on the author’s part when you think … Continue reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt… & A Special Giveaway!