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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Book Giveaway: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Guess what? I have two copies of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett to give away to two lucky readers in celebration of the upcoming trade paperback release.  I reviewed Ms. Bartlett's book some time back and loved it.  And, of course, if you don't know what the book is about, here is the synopsis:
Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love--the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" who's driven to catch him. Following this eccentric cat-and-mouse chase with a mixture of suspense, insight and humor, Allison Hoover Bartlett plunges the reader deep into a rich world of fanatical book lust and considers what it is that makes some people stop at nothing to posses the titles they love.
Yes, the book is awesome, fascinating, and a bit of good fun.  Details for how to win are below:
The giveaway is only open to U.S. readers (sorry, this isn't my rule) and will close on my birthday:  October 6th, 2010.

To enter, you must do one of the following:
  • Leave a comment on this thread telling me something about your most valuable book (personal or economic), OR
  • Send me an email with the same thing.
Make sure I have a way to contact you to get your address.

You can earn additional entries by doing any of the following:
  • Twitter about this giveaway.  Put @shaunduke in the message so I can track it.  (1 extra entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway.  Leave a link in your comment.  (1 extra entry)
  • Put this giveaway up on Digg, Stumbleupon, or some other social network.  Leave links in your comment.  (1 extra entry each).
  • Review my blog on  Let me know that you did in your comment.  (5 extra entries)
  • Review The Skiffy and Fanty Show on iTunes.  Let me know that you did in your comment.  (5 extra entries)
That's it!  Simply enough, right?

Good luck!

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  1. my most valueable book. . . but I only spent like $12 on it.

    it would be a well loved, well worn paperback of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I've read it five or six times, marked favorite passages, underlined things. i find it very inspiring, but not in the standard Randian uber-free-market way. I've had a few friends ask to borrow it, and I happily purchase a copy for them because I can't bear to loan my copy out. I've had it a long time, and it's gotten me through some tough times in my life.

  2. Consider yourself entered :)

  3. My most valuable book is definitely The Neverending Story :) Personally valuable anyway... it's torn to shreds after 26 years of near constant use by myself and my children... Nobody will ever be able to borrow it from me again!

    (Atlas Shrugged really is a great book, but only if you ignore the free-market crap... totally agree with redhead on this!)

  4. I will pretend that you didn't say Atlas Shrugged was good.

    And now that I have the same version of The Neverending Story, I can totally tell why you love it! It's such a cool book with a great format.

    You're entered!

  5. "I will pretend that you didn't say Atlas Shrugged was good."

    lol, don't worry, you're forgiven. that's really one of those love it or hate it books.

  6. Yes, definitely a love it or hate it book.

    Check your email, by the way.