From time to time I receive unsolicited books for review that are outside my usual reading fare, and although I sometimes keep them, read them, enjoy them and review them – sometimes the pile of books for review gets a bit out of hand and then I start to feel guilty about the books that I did request to review …
Sometimes guest reviewers help me out, but sometimes they’re busy, or the books don’t match up with their reading preferences either. What to do? Have a giveaway, of course!
So here we have three very different books. You can enter the giveaway for whichever one takes your fancy, or for all three. Just make sure you make your wishes clear when you express your interest in the comments below.
- The Colour of Kerosene and Other Stories, by Cameron Raynes (Wakefield Press). If you saw the review in this week’s Australian you will know that this is an impressive collection. Kirsten Krauth says that Raynes delivers passion in every word and she enjoyed discovering characters off the beaten track: isolated, desperate, uncertain where they’re heading, whether to turn up or turn off.
- An Imaginary Mother by Bron Nicholls (Black Pepper Publishing) was also reviewed in The Australian. Joanne Fedler describes it as a heartfelt effort at evoking the filial ambivalence about her complex and elusive mother.
- Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy, by John Wood (Penguin Australia) is the story of philanthropist John Wood’s quest to build libraries around the world.
(You can see a full description of the books if you click on the links).
All entries from Australian or New Zealand residents will be eligible but it is a condition of entry that if you are the winner, you must contact me with a postal address by the deadline that will be specified in the blog post that announces the winner. (I’ll redraw if this deadline isn’t met).
You can be sure of being notified that you are a winner if you subscribe to the blog using RSS or by email. (See the RH sidebar).
So, be in it to win it! Register your interest in comments below and I’ll draw the winners at the end of next week using a random generator.
BTW The postage for these giveaways is met from the small commission I receive when you click on a link or the bookseller buttons in the RH sidebar to buy a book via this blog from The Book Depository or Fishpond.