Friday, May 28, 2010

Today is the Deadline to Win A Small Fortune!


Thanks to the author, Audrey Braun, I have a brand new copy of A Small Fortune to give away.

Please go to the main contest post for rules on multiple entries, etc., and to sign up. Please only sign up on the contest page, not here. Thanks!

And good luck! This is a fun, exciting book from a very talented new author. 

And thanks to anyone who stopped by because of the Book Blogger Hop. I will be hopping around myself. It seems that I find a couple of new-to-me blogs every week!

Opening Sentence of the Day: Everyday Drinking

"Anthropologists assure us that wherever we find man he speaks."

-- On Drink

"There's a certain satisfaction to be got from bringing out a book of collected journalism."

-- Every Day Drinking

"Although drink is a contentious subject -- I have seen grown men close to blows over whether you should or should not bruise the mint in a Mint Julep -- there are a lot of facts connected with it, some well known, some less so, and some on the fringes which may have their own appeal."

-- How's Your Glass?

All by Kinglsley Amis, published as a compilation, Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis.

I didn't realize when I bought this book that it is a re-publication of three separate Amis books on alcohol and drinking -- what he might call his "dipsography," a word he uses in one of the essays. This was a pleasant surprise, because Amis is a favorite author of mine and I would like to read all his books, but the individual volumes are hard to come by. 

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners.

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