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It's been a long time since I've talked about actually reading something. It's a little bit of a hit or miss right now, so I try to soak it up when I'm in the mood for it.
Currently Reading...I've spent the better part of last two weeks reading The Underground Girls of Kabul, and nothing else. It's a well-written book, mind you, but also littered with generalizations and a tone of something I can't put a word to yet. It's not condescension exactly (the author's tone is way too neutral for that) but there is a sense that the women in the West are better than Afghan women (better, not just better off). I'll need to think through that more. I know for sure that if I were Afghan and reading it, I would be .. maybe annoyed? frustrated? But how much of it is because of that sense of being looked down upon versus the subject of the book, is not clear yet. Hopefully after a few days of absent pondering, I'll have gotten to my point.

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Weekend Giveaway - Hush, Hush - Books 1 and 2


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


I'm giving away books 1 and 2 of the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush, Hush and Crescendo to one winner, in honor of the release of Crescendo on Tuesday, Oct 19. I've realized that I will never be getting to either of these books, and I don't want to deny them the opportunity to be read and reviewed. Both books are ARCs, though Hush, Hush, is kind of a gently used copy - since it's more than a year old, and I myself won it on a giveaway. (But both books are in great condition and would pass off as new.)

So, anyone who wants these two books, fill the form below. I'll be closing this giveaway on Tuesday 11.59 p.m. US Eastern time, and will announce the winner using the always-dependable services of random.org. To enter,
  1. You don't have to be a follower of my blog.
  2. You must be over 13 years of age.
  3. Only US and Canada please. (Sorry, but I'm going through a heavy-expenses phase right now.)
  4. Enter by Oct 19, 2010, Tuesday, 11.59 p.m. US Eastern time.
  5. Fill the form.


Comments

Tales of Whimsy said…
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Cooool
I want Crescendo.
:)
Thanks for the awesome contest!
Unknown said…
SUPER GREAT GIVEAWAY!!!