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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata | Thoughts

    Published on : 2018 (translation)   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Japan One line review : Keiko would rather behave exactly as others expect her to so she doesn't disappoint "society", and so she works at the same convenience store without changing anything about her life, but very soon the same society expects her to "upgrade" (change career and find a husband), except there is no manual on how to do these.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   When something was strange, everyone thought they had the right to come stomping in all over your life to figure out why. I found that arrogant and infuriating, not to mention a pain in the neck. Sometimes I even wanted to hit them with a shovel to shut them up, like I did that time in elementary school. But I recalled how upset my sister had been when I’d casually mentioned this to her before and kept my mouth shut. Thoughts : When I started reading Convenience Store Woman , I had no idea what to expect. The synopsis does not give a

Giveaway - Glorious (Bernice L. McFadden)


(Updated: Thanks to all who entered. The contest has ended)

Having just finished Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden, I can tell you how much I loved it. And so, I am quite thrilled to host this giveaway. Bernice has been so kind to offer an autographed book to TWO lucky winners. If you wish to win this book (and I'm sure you'll be Wow-ed as much as I was!), please leave a comment with your email address! You don't have to be a follower to enter this contest but I can give you extra entries by:
  • Being a follower/subscriber (2 entries)
  • Spread the word on your blog or via twitter (1 entry for each medium) 

The giveaway is open to participants with a US, Canada or UK mailing address. Giveaway is open till May 16, 2010, 11.59 pm EDT. I will use Random.org to announce the winners on May 17, 2010.

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Hi, Aths! Please throw my name into the hat! I've read McFadden's debut novel, Sugar, and loved it! This one sounds like it'll be another great read by her.

By the by, I'm a follower of your blog! :)

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Thanks for entering me. I am a follower!

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Bookventures said…
Please enter me. I am already a follower.

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Thanks in advance.
Ladysilver said…
I loved your review of this book and would love the opportunity to win it.

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Jen Croup said…
Aths put me in! jcroup@srhs-pa.org
rhonda said…
please enter my name,i am a follower
searchergrl said…
I am Ella and I am your blog follower ellamf@gmail.com

please check my blog for the link to the giveaway.. http://searchergrl.blogspot.com/2010/04/glorious-book-giveaway.html

and i follow you at twitter @bellasearcher and tweeted the giveaway..
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hope i win hehe
Hi Aths,

I read your review and would love to read and review a copy of Glorious.

My email is: brozbooks@cox.net
Julie said…
This sounds like a GREAT book! Thanks for offering a chance to win!

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demmi said…
please enter me
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I have just started hearing about this book and I am so excited about it. I would love a chance to win!

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Carol M said…
I'd love to read this. Please enter me. Thank you!
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Harvee said…
I'm already a follower.

If you liked the book, I think it's a good bet I'll like it too. Please enter me.

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Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a follower as well!