Friday, October 1, 2010

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Giveaway!

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: the True Story of a Thief, A Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett is coming out in paperback on October 5th. This book has been chosen as an Indie Next selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover pick, and a Library Journal “best books of the year”. Enter for the chance to win a copy at Meg Waite Clayton's wonderful blog 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started.

In order to be eligible to win, just let Meg know about any book you obsessively love in a comment to her post about The Man Who Loved Books Too Much at her 1st Books blog. If you post about this giveaway on your own blog and include a link to your blog post in your comment, you become eligible to win 2 copies of this fantastic book.

There are many books I have obsessively loved over the course of my reading history: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and more recently, Crossing to Safety and Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Currently I am loving Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. It's a brilliant book with intriguing, nutty characters, terrific satire, many sections that are laugh out loud funny. It's a huge book at 1,104 pages and I love that! I'm taking my time reading it, going back over pages and chapters I liked and re-reading them, taking my time getting used to Wallace's writing style and the flow of the book. But, really, I'm just thoroughly enjoying Infinite Jest so much that, even with half of the book remaining for me to read, I'm already dreading the end!


  1. I loved Anne of Green Gables! These days I'm obsessed with all things Jane Austen. ;)

  2. Thanks for the link. I obsessively love The Outlander series, anything Jane Austen, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

  3. I liked this book a lot when I read it.

    Have a great weekend with the kitties ;)

  4. This was a fun book. A quick read for the ink and paper obsessed. It was also so skillfully composed that I kept forgetting that it was not fiction.

  5. what a cute little cat...maybe i could make it some of my reference...thanks for showing it to me... review


  6. Congrats! I just went over to check out the post, and the last comment was one announcing that you won!! Does this mean you will be giving a copy away on your blog soon?

  7. ANNA: I love Jane Austen's books! I haven't read all of them yet & have Northanger Abbey sitting on my shelf. I cannot wait to read it!

    NISE: The only books you mentioned that I don't know are The Outlander books. I've seen & read about them on several blogs the last week or two so I'm going to check them out!

    BIBLIOPHILE BY THE SEA: I have only read/heard good things about The Man Who Loved Books Too Much & that only fules my desire to read it! I'm glad to know you liked it!

  8. FRANCES: Hi! It certainly sounds like an interesting & fun book, rather unique, too!

    BADLOI: Thank you! That's so nice to hear especially as I'm always thinking I need to change, update it, post more...etc!

    SHELLIE: Great, another positive comment! I'm getting more & more excited to read this book!

    LU: Yep, it sure does! I'll let you know when I have the giveaway post up!

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  10. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: the True Story of a Thief, A Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett is a great book worthy to be read by every particular person! It is available online? I'll be waiting for your answer! Thanks,