Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Russo-Biblio-Extravaganza: The Wrapup and The Winners

Read and Reviewed:
The Shadows of Berlin, by Dovid Bergelson. Great for readers interested in Jewish literature.
A Mountain of Crumbs, by Elena Gorokhova. A wonderful memoir.
The Ladies from St. Petersburg, by Nina Berberova. A moving collection of short stories.
The Dacha Husband, by Ivan Shcheglov. A bitingly satirical novella about the bourgeoisie.
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Does what it says on the label.
Ruts and Gullies: Nine Days in St. Petersburg, by Philippe Girard. A cute graphic novel.
The Accompanist, by Nina Berberova. A somewhat disturbing novella.

Other features:
A&A's Movie A Day Reviews "Night Watch," based on the novel by Sergei Lukyanenko. Part 1 by Andy and Part 2 by Amanda.
Doctor Zhivago Group Read post one and post two.

I also finished Moscow 2042, by Vladimir Voinovich; look for a review sometime in early December. I tried reading Victor Pelevin's novel The Sacred Book of the Werewolf but have put it aside for now.

That's the wrapup. Now, the winners!

The people who have each won a signed copy of Daphne Kalotay's novel Russian Winter are:
Belynda, aka MrsCnC

I'll be in touch with each of you in the next day or so for your mailing address.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I hope those of you who started following for extra entries will stick around now that the giveaway is over!

Also, thank you to everyone who commented on Russo-Biblio-Extravaganza. I have enough left in my stash for another month-or-two-or-three- of Russian books. Let's do it again sometime!


Audra said...

Congrats to the winners! Loved this series and theme -- hope we get another Russo-Biblio Extravaganza in the future! :)

contemplatrix said...

the Russo-Biblio-Extravaganza was fun. look forward to the next one.


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Yay!! Congratulations to the winners!!

Belynda said...

Thanks so much! Cannot wait to read it!!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

It was great reading all these reviews from you. I loved all your reviews.