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Essex County Vol.1: Tales From the Farm by Jeff Lemire

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 30, 2010
Posted in Young Adult Books  | 3 Comments

Winner of the Alex Award, Essex County Vol. 1 is a graphic novel that takes place in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Lester is a ten year old boy recently orphaned, who is taken in by his uncle, who owns a farm.  Lester wants nothing more than to be a super hero.  His life with his uncle is strained, even though his uncle is doing his best.  Lester doesn’t have much to do on the farm and is bored.
One day he meets the gas station owner, Jimmy.  He is a former hockey star and seems a little off to Lester’s uncle.  However, Lester and Jimmy become friends and create a fantasy world together.  It’s a place of super heroes and alien invaders.  They also play pond hockey together. 
I have only read a couple graphic novels before this but was compelled to read this one when both of my friends, Wanda of A Season to Read and John of The Book Mine Set, both raved about this book.  The dialogue is sparse but tells the story along with the sumptuous black and white  illustrations.  Jeff Lemire captures the emotions of a little boy and his uncle so well.
I really enjoyed this simple yet moving graphic novel.  It is the first of a trilogy and I look forward to reading the rest.  This is a great book for both teens and adults.
5/5
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Audiobook Giveaway: Kate Up and Down the Hall by Glenn Plaskin

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 29, 2010
Posted in My Past Giveaways  | 45 Comments

Thanks toAnna Balasi of Hachette Books, I am giving away up to three copies of this audiobook.

Book Description:

A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIEis a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie’s charms.

All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a “Granny”; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security.

Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss. 


The number of entrants to this giveaway will determine how many copies of this book I will giveaway:

1-10 entrants= 1
11-20 entrants= 2
21 or more entrants= 3
*Please note, the rules have changes for my giveaways:

To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
Extra Entries:  Earn one extra entry for each of the following (please leave a separate comment for each).
Old or new follower of this blog.
Old or new follower on Twitter (teddyrose1).
Be my friend on Facebook (Teddy Rose).
Be my friend on Goodreads (Teddy).
+1 for each comment on a book review I have done. (Be sure to tell me which ones).
+1 for clicking to give free food at The Animal Rescue Site (tell me you did it).
+1 for clicking to give free books at The Literacy Site (tell me you did it).

That’s 8 or more possible entries!


Sorry, the giveaway is only open US and Canadian residents only.
The winner’s mailing address: NO P.O. Boxes.
Only one entry per household/IP address
 
Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the book.
 

This giveaway will end on Friday, November 12th,11:59 P.M. E.S.T. The winners will be notified by email. Winners must respond within TWO days or will be disqualified.

Copyright 2007-2010: All the posts within this blog were originally posted by Teddy Rose and should not be reproduced without express written permission.

Thanks toAnna Balasi of Hachette Books, I am giving away up to three copies of this audiobook.

Book Description:

C Street – where piety, politics, and corruption meet

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants’ past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today’s world, revealing that the previous efforts of religious fundamentalists in America pale in comparison with their long-term ambitions.

When Barack Obama entered the White House, headlines declared the age of culture wars over. In C Street, Sharlet shows why these conflicts endure and why they matter now – from the sensationalism of Washington sex scandals to fundamentalism’s long shadow in Africa, where Ugandan culture warriors determined to eradicate homosexuality have set genocide on simmer.

We’ve reached a point where piety and corruption are not at odds but one and the same. Reporting with exclusive sources and explosive documents from C Street, the war on gays in Uganda, and the battle for the soul of America’s armed forces – waged by a 15,000-strong movement of officers intent on “reclaiming territory for Christ in the military” – Sharlet reveals not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of fundamentalism. 

The number of entrants to this giveaway will determine how many copies of this book I will giveaway:

1-10 entrants= 1
11-20 entrants= 2
21 or more entrants= 3
*Please note, the rules have changes for my giveaways:

To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
Extra Entries:  Earn one extra entry for each of the following (please leave a separate comment for each).
Old or new follower of this blog.
Old or new follower on Twitter (teddyrose1).
Be my friend on Facebook (Teddy Rose).
Be my friend on Goodreads (Teddy).
+1 for each comment on a book review I have done. (Be sure to tell me which ones).
+1 for clicking to give free food at The Animal Rescue Site (tell me you did it).
+1 for clicking to give free books at The Literacy Site (tell me you did it).

That’s 8 or more possible entries!


Sorry, the giveaway is only open US and Canadian residents only.
The winner’s mailing address: NO P.O. Boxes.
Only one entry per household/IP address
 
Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the book.
 

This giveaway will end on Friday, November 12th,11:59 P.M. E.S.T. The winners will be notified by email. Winners must respond within TWO days or will be disqualified.

Copyright 2007-2010: All the posts within this blog were originally posted by Teddy Rose and should not be reproduced without express written permission.