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TSS: Bookish Chatter, News, and an International Giveaway

tssbadge1I have been reading a lot this week; I’m happy about that but my dissertation chapter is definitely not progressing the way it should be.  I haven’t managed even a thousand words this week and I’m only about half done.  Regardless, I’m home for another week and hope to both finish it and get through a number of review copies before I head back to York.  I was tempted to reread the entire Harry Potter series, but decided against it in the end.  I really wanted to do a reread before seeing the new movie on Monday, but I don’t have time.

I’m still reading fantastic books, though.  At the moment, they are Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott and Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross.  I’ve heard a lot about Twilight of Avalon and when I met Anna Elliott over on the Historical Fiction Online forums, I knew I really wanted to read her book.  When she offered me a review copy, I was absolutely thrilled and I’m about halfway through the book and loving it so far.

popejoanI’ve only just started Pope Joan but I have an exciting opportunity to announce.  If you buy a copy of the new and updated Three Rivers Press/Crown Publishing edition of Pope Joan by the end of July, or if you have already, you can send in your receipt to have a chance to win a walk down the red carpet for you and a friend at the movie premiere with the author and her family!  You can see all the details and head to the contest here.

I also have a copy of Pope Joan to give away here at Medieval Bookworm in celebration of the book’s new release. Better yet, the author will inscribe the book to you (or whoever you’d like) and ship internationally!  To enter, first leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win this particular book.  For additional entries:

  • +1 Tweet or blog about the giveaway OR the red carpet contest with a link back to this post.
  • +1 Comment on my review post later this week.
  • +3 Become a subscriber or tell me that you are already a subscriber!

Don’t forget to tell me that you’ve done these things with links or I won’t be able to count them!  This giveaway will be open until Sunday August 2nd. The winner of this contest is Blodeuedd.

Good luck both here and on Donna’s red carpet contest!  And I hope you are also having a great reading week!

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