Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Giveaway Carnival! TODAY through March 8


My giveaway for the Book Giveaway Carnival is a GRAPHIC NOVEL GRAB BAG.

One lucky winner will receive:
Kate T. Williamson's appealing, beautifully drawn graphic novel about growing up, called Crossroads: Between A Rock and My Parents' Place. Here's the Amazon product description:
After graduating from college and spending a magical year abroad writing our best-selling A Year in Japan, Kate T. Williamson felt ready for anything. But, like many a post-graduate, she needed some time to figure out just what that anything was. Her parents’ house in Pennsylvania seemed like the perfect place for a brief layover, but twenty-three-months later, Williamson was still contemplating the past and the future, while explaining to curious neighbors that at present her life was "at a crossroads."

At a Crossroads is a unique graphic memoir about the common, yet little-discussed "boomerang years." With sharp wit and expressive watercolors, Williamson illustrates the joys, disappointments, comforts, and embarrassments of life back home with mom and dad. Highlights and low points include celebrating her twenty-fourth birthday at a Hall & Oates concert with her mother; noticing the train sounds from her bedroom for the first time; battling an infestation of squirrels; discovering that the ballet class she has signed up for is actually for children, and attending anyway; getting mail from her college crush, who has developed an interest in taxidermy; wearing a chain mail belt of her own creation to her cousin’s Renaissance wedding. Moving from season to season, Williamson uses her delightful illustrations and vivid descriptions to discover the beauty and truth inside every hilarious episode. At a Crossroads is a book for young and old alike, or for anyone contemplating the little things worth noting in the times of our lives we often erase from our histories.
The winner will also receive a "grab bag" of graphic novel samplers and zines including the following:

The Fart Party #6, by Julia Wertz,
Ignatz, a sampler published by Fantagraphics,
Slow News Day #1, by Andi Watson,
Gekiga, a sampler published by Drawn & Quarterly,
Fuff #4, by Jeffrey Lewis,
Tank Girl #4, by Alan Martin,
Tick-Tock Follies, by Chris Butler and Chris Hogg,
Amelia Rules! Comics and Stories, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley, and
Comic Book Diner, a sampler published by Kids Love Comics.

It's all good stuff in here- I've reviewed Julia Wertz and Andi Watson on the blog in the past, and the publisher samplers are filled with a variety of great stuff as well.

With the exception of Comic Book Diner which is intended for children, the majority of these samplers and zines are intended for adults. If you have a question about the content please feel free to email me and I'll respond when I can.

Here are the rules:
  1. Comment on this entry.
  2. Leave an email address in the comment. If you do not leave an email address I will not enter you in the giveaway.
  3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway for an additional entry. Tweet AND blog for two additional entries. Leave me links for both.
  4. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.
  5. The deadline for entry is midnight EST March 8, 2009. I will pick the winner on March 9 using random.org and notify him/her no later than March 10. If I don't receive any acknowledgment from the winner within a week (or by March 17) I will select another winner. I will mail out the package as soon as possible after I hear from the winner with an address.
The Book Giveaway Carnival is hosted at BookRoomReviews.com. Go there to link to even more great giveaways, and good luck!