Happy World Book Day, Book Lovers!
To celebrate World Book Day and our Second Blogiversary, we’re giving away a copy of The Thing About December by Irish author Donal Ryan. I chose this novel because it is one of the best books I’ve read in 2014 and I would love to share this wonderful story with you. All you have to do is answer one quiz question. The giveaway is international and you have time to enter from today until April 30, 2015. Good luck!
Donal Ryan The Thing About December
Synopsis quoted from Transworld¹:
‘He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand quiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn’t hear them talking. Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him. He heard the fondness in Daddy’s voice. But you’d have fondness for an auld eejit of a crossbred pup that should have been drowned at birth.’
While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns.
Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.
- You can participate as long as The Book Depository ships to your country for free.
- You have to be 16 or older to participate.
- The giveaway runs from April 23, 2015 until April 30, 2015.
- Be fair! One entry per person/immediate family/household.
- I am not responsible for lost or damaged items. There will be one winner who will receive one English language paperback copy of Donal Ryan’s The Thing About December, sponsored by All That Magic.
- You you have to enter through Giveaway Tools.
- The winner will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be drawn.
- The personal information you enter will only be used to contact you in case you win. It will be deleted after the giveaway.
- I can amend and interpret these official rules at any time, and terminate, suspend or cancel the giveaway at any time for any reason.
- All decisions are final.
14 thoughts on “Giveaway – World Book Day 2015: Blogger Schenken Lesefreude (Bloggers Give Books)”
Happy World Book Day! 😀 *hug*
I tried my luck 🙂 I’ll put “The Thing about December” on top of my must-read-list :o)
Have a wonderful day!
Happy World Book Day to you too Nana! It’s great that you found a new book for your wish list 😀
Have an awesome day!
Ich liebe den Tag des Buches!!!
Die Beschreibung von “The Thing About December” hört sich gut an. Gerne springe ich in den Lostopf. (lesen auf englisch geht gut, schreiben auf englisch traue ich mich nicht ;)) )
Ja es ist immer ein Unterschied zwischen aktivem und passivem Sprachverständnis. 🙂 Drum fällt einem das Lesen meist nicht so schwer wie man glaubt!
i have a lot of books in english, but after a few sentences i give up. Often i need a dictionary to read an english book. Good Luck to you all. I will share your great giveaway with my Friends on Facebook. Have a fantastic day!
Maybe the books you try to read are too difficult for you. Have you tried easier books? Usually Children’s and Young Adult books use an easier language and there are some that work very well for adults too. (I’m not much of a Young Adult fan myself.) When reading in English, you shouldn’t have to use a dictionary too often because you don’t have to understand every single word to follow the story. But if you can’t follow the story without the dictionary, the book might be too difficult for you.
Anyways, thank you so much for sharing the giveaway and have a great weekend!
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Hi, Thank you for your kind words. I try some day again. Nowadays i have enough german books to read. My biggest Wish is to read Sherlock Holmes in english. It must be fantastic. Wish you a great Weekend too. 🙂
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I’ve never had a look at Sherlock Holmes, so I don’t know how hard it is to read, but I think it’s on my Kindle 😀 But if you really want to read it, I bet you can do it! Some people also read books they’ve already read in German before, so that would also be an option.
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ich wünsche dir ein schönes wochenende! der welttag des buches ist ja leider schon vorbei …
ich bin hier, weil mich das buch interessiert! (:
und dafür bewerbe mich somit.
Ich wünsch dir auch ein schönes Wochenende und viel Glück! 🙂
Happy World Book Day to you too Nana!
I wish a nice Sunday 🙂
Thank you! Have a good Sunday too!