One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 will be to reduce the number of physical books I keep in my home. Books not on the chopping book include first edition hardcovers signed by the author and classics that I always want to see staring at me from the honored top shelf (The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, etc.) But print editions that are not first editions and where I have little to no chance of ever meeting the author, are all giveaway possibilities.
Since this is the first time I’ve tried this, please bear with me as I work through the kinks of offering a book up as a giveaway.
My first giveaway offering will be my hardcover edition of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Ysabel (see my review here).
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Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
3.5 out of 5 stars
Read in Nov/Dec 2013
Synopsis (excerpts from author’s website Bright Weavings):
Provence, in the south of France, is a part of the world that has been—and continues to be—called a paradise. But one of the lessons that history teaches is that paradise is coveted and fought over. Successive waves of invaders have claimed—or tried to claim—those vineyards, rivers, olive groves, and hills.
In Guy Gavriel Kay’s novel, Ysabel, this duality—of exquisite beauty and violent history—is explored in a work that marks a departure from Kay’s historical fantasies set in various analogues of the past.
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