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.