Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

Incomplete: What An Animal II Challenge

Yesterday was the last day of the What an Animal II Challenge … and although I did pretty well on this challenge, I fell one book shy of completion.

I read five of six books…my favorites being Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain and Gail Caldwell’s memoir Let’s Take the Long Way Home. My least favorite of the bunch was Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

You can see all the books I read for the challenge (with links to my reviews) here.

Give Aways in March – Final List of Books

As part of my year long project Reading For A Cure, the next month will be a giveaway bonanza on Caribousmom.

To be eligible for giveaways, you must either be signed up for Reading for a Cure OR a sponsor for someone who is signed up OR have made a one time donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (in any amount and selecting the button for Reading for a Cure). Read all the guidelines for eligibility on THIS POST.

Although there may be a few more stragglers, here is what I’ll be giving away this month and the dates I will be drawing winners for each book:

Drawing held March 5th:

TWO hardcover copies of JUST DON’T FALL: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain, by Josh Sundquist (read my review of the book; watch the author’s guest vlog) courtesy of Viking/Penguin. This book was published in February through Viking.

Drawing held March 11th:

A surprise giveaway which I promise you, you will not want to miss. All I will tell you is that this one comes from Harper Collins and there will be lots of buzz and reviews of this book. Don’t miss out on a chance to win it!

Drawing held March 12th:

A hardcover copy of Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (read my review) courtesy of  Unbridled Books.

Drawing held March 14th:

A hardcover copy of Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel courtesy of Unbridled Books.

Drawing held March 18th:

A trade paperback edition of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (read my review) courtesy of  Random House.

Drawing held March 20th:

TWO books by Eric Van Lustbader including First Daughter and his recently released Last Snow – both courtesy of Tor/Forge (the books will be given away as a pair to one lucky winner).

Drawing held March 28th:

A hard cover edition of An Irish Country Girl (watch for my review of the book on March 25th) by Patrick Taylor courtesy of Tor/Forge.

Drawing held March 30th:

The first three books in Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country series including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, AND An Irish Country Christmas courtesy of Tor/Forge.