Giveaway for Book Lovers
Update: We have winners! Congrats to Alyssa R for winning Mansfield Park, Vanya for winning Garlic and Sapphires, and Shianne Kropf for winning Canterbury Tales.
The only thing more fun than finding a perfectly delicious book is forcing all your friends to read it as well. (Don’t ask my friends if I am annoying this way; I already know the answer.) Anyway, I think my friends’ “To-Read” lists are all quite long enough, so there’s nothing left to do but take to the World Wide Web and find strangers to read my books.
So, in that spirit, I’d like to give these books away to three deserving people. They are all lovely used volumes, and my relationship with them is as follows:
Mansfield Park: This is oddly one of my favorite of Jane Austen’s books. The story drew me in much more than some of her more popular ones, and if you like Austen but haven’t tried this one, I’d recommend it. However, the movie is not so great. Fannie is always pouting and moping about corners, and it drives me a little nuts, but the book is much better, in my opinion.
Garlic and Sapphires: Oh boy, where do I start? I’m not sure but that this book is solely to blame for my obsession with food memoirs. It’s the story of Ruth Reichl who moved to NYC to be a food editor for the New York Times. However, she quickly discovered that restaurant owners were offering rewards to the servers who spotted her so they could give her the best service, so she had to get crafty. She created elaborate disguises complete with full-blown characters to go along with them, and the book chronicles her adventures. Food, New York City, and awesome costumes. Do you see why I like the book? Also, if you want find yourself inexplicably hungry for things like foie gras and octopus ink, this is the book for you. I know I’ve written about the book before, and I probably will again, so brace yourselves. 🙂
Canterbury Tales: (Don’t tell anyone, but I haven’t read this. I know, it’s shocking. But it’s such a beautiful volume, and I thought maybe one of you all has been hankering to read it, or just wants a lovely old hardcover to make your bookshelf pretty.)
So here’s how you can enter. Leave a comment below letting me know which book you’d like to receive. If you want more than one, or want all three, no problem! Just leave a separate comment for each book you want. The winners will be announced January 31st.
If you don’t win but would like to read these, you can buy your own little paperback copies through the links below.
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56 thoughts on “Giveaway for Book Lovers”
I want Mansfield Park. Because, Austen, obviously. And because I don’t own it (how!?)
I haven’t read Canterbury Tales either 😉
Well, I’ve read Mansfield Park but not Garlic and Sapphires 🙂
I’m loving the sound of garlic and sapphires!
I would love to read Canterbury Tales. Also I always very much enjoy your blog posts! 🙂
Garlic and Sapphires.. yet another one going for that one 🙂
I would love to have Canterbury tales on my bookshelf.
New books are my favorite! Garlic and Sapphires sounds so intriguing!
I love classics! Mansfield Park!
Quite honestly, I just want a new book and dont even care which one. Although i believe that particular copy of Mansfield Park would fit into my book collection exceptionally well.
also I would be delighted to own Mansfield Park as well! I’m a fairly huge Jane Austen fan 🙂
Oo I would love Garlic and Sapphires!
Crossing my fingers for Canterbury Tales!
Canterbury Tales please!♂️♂️
Canterbury Tales? Didn’t that used to live on my shelf? I remember buying a whole box of books with that cover just because of the covers, then passing on most of them. And I already borrowed your Garlic and Sapphires. I must vote for Mansfield Park. You’re the one who gets me hooked on classical literature.
A book giveaway; what fun! I’m putting my name in for all three I would love to add Canterbury Tales to my collection… what a beaut!!!
Garlic and Saphires sounds deliciously intriguing- would love to read it!
I have not read any of those… soo
I would love to read Mansfield Park or…
Garlic & Sapphires sounds very intriguing but, who am I kidding, I’m back to mostly reading textbooks. I’m adding that to my very long list of future reads!
I’m curious about Garlic and Sapphires since I’ve read Mansfield Park and bits of The Canterbury Tales.
The Canterbury Tales cover is absolutely gorgeous! I certainly wouldn’t mind having it sitting on my shelf!
I would love to read Garlic and Sapphires! It sounds absolutely intriguing, and delightful!
Garlic and Sapphires sounds amazing!!
And who doesn’t love a beautiful book on their shelf! Entering for Canterbury Tales too! 😀
Would love to read Mansfield Park… already read Garlic and Sapphires thanks to you! 🙂
Garlic and Sapphires is one for me! I’d very much like it!
Garlic and Sapphires is one for me! I’d very much like it! My friend has often talked about it and told me to read it.
I will join the long line of people vying for that copy of Garlic and Sapphires! It looks like such fun.
Garlic and Saffires because: Good writing + food + awsome costumes. Duh
Canterbury Tales I’ve never read it either.
I’ve never read Jane Austin. I know. I always assumed the stories would bore me. I’m maybe mature enough to read Mansfield Park and enjoy it by now.
It took me a long time to get started with her too, and her books do take a bit to get into. But once you discover her subtle wit, they’re pretty good.
So I just read Mansfield park all the way through for the first time and I loved it, unlike the movie. I would love to have it on my shelf. But man, I am on a reading streak so I could happily scarf up the other two as well. I would so much rather read books that come recommended than to read 3 trash books for every good one I find in my own search.
I Love reading and don’t have any of these books. Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen’s that I haven’t read. Btw, I wish I had a friend handing books for me to read.
Garlic and sapphires sounds very interesting. I love cooking.
Would like to give Mansfield Park a try!
Garlic and Sapphires sounds quite intriguing.
Mansfield park is great but garlic and sapphires sounds so interesting!
I’d love to win Garlic and Sapphires!
Canterbury tales to beautify my home.
I would love to read Garlic and Sapphires! Sounds so good. And the Canterbury Tales looks gorgeous too.
Garlic and sapphires
So I hate to admit this but I haven’t gotten on the whole Jane Austin train… i’d love to give Mansfield Park a chance though!
Garlic & Sapphires sounds interesting! I would love to read it!
I’d love the gorgeous copy of Canterbury Tales.
I’ve yet to read Garlic and Sapphires and I would dearly love to!
And Garlic and Sapphires. Sounds like a dream!
Garlic and Sapphires. The name itself brings visions of starchy, comforting foods such as spaghetti, buttery garlic toast, creamy fettuccine, fluffy browned to perfection breadsticks….
And…now I’m hungry. Thanks Lena! 🙂
I’ll enter for Mansfield Park!
And for me since I get a crazy high out of having delightful old volumes on my shelf just from the sheer joy of owning them, I’m entering for the Canterbury Tales.
Garlic and Sapphires
I bet my teenage son would love this story. 🙂
I would to have a copy of the canterbury tales.