My Thursday Thirteen today is about this novel.

by Ian Mcewan, more of his other books here.

1. This was a major motion picture starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley.

2. It was very good.

3. I’m wondering if you have seen this one. If not, you can borrow the movie or

4. You can win this book. It’s used, but still in good condition.

5. Just mention in your comments if you’d like a chance to win this copy.

6. I’ll mail worldwide, but I have a few packages returned to me from the Philippines. I will not re-mailed when a package is returned because it cost about 9 dollars to ship a book. :)

8. This might be a bit of a spoiler, but here’s a list of videos you can check: one, two 

Now, for a few random sentences from the book:

9. Cecilia knew she could not go on wasting her days in the stews of her untidied room, lying on her bed in a haze of smoke, chin propped on her hand, pins and needles spreading up through her arm as she read her way through Richardson’s Clarrisa.

10. Watching him during the first several minutes of his delivery, Cecilia felt a pleasant sinking sensation in her stomach as she contemplated how deliciously self-destructive it would be, almost erotic, to be married to a man so nearly handsome, so hugely rich, so unfathomably stupid.

11. At last her rose, half dressed and went into his study and sat at his typewriter, wondering what kind of letter he should write to her.

12. It was eerie that the man had not shouted for help, or pleaded, or protested his innocense.

13. The problem these fifty-nine years has been this: how can a novelist achive atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is God?

Congratulations to our winners of previous Thursday Thirteen peeks:

1. Lorraine Heath’s Just Wicked Enough: Cheryl C.
2. Lorraine Heath’s In Bed With a Devil: Carrie J
3. Joanna Hershon’s Swimming: Carmen T.

Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your book.

Make sure to enter your specific Thursday Thirteen link below, instead of just the mail blog address. Thank you.

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November 16, 2008

Five Winners

Thank you every one for participating in my giveaways. The five winners, after I have factored in the extra entries of HBG: Gods Behaving Badly By Marie Phillips   are:


Congratulations guys!

I hope you enjoy the book. It sounds like a fabulous read!

Please e-mail me your addresses so I can send them to Hachette Group. They’re going to ship your books to you.

Come back for more giveaways. I’ve been a bit under the weather, and have piles and piles of giveaway books, but no enery to put them up.

Any suggestions how a mother of five who does homework with her kids, date her husband, drive kids around to their extra-curricular class, and is also addicted to books can do a giveaway that’s pretty regular, still fun and kinda low maintenance. Any ideas? Anyone?


A Thursday Thirteen about SWIMMING by Joanna Hershon. This is her first book. And if you like, you can have this book at the beginning of the next T13. This is in good condition, and it’s used. I’ve gone through it. :) Just mention it in your comments if you would like the book. This one is limited to USA and Canada due to postage returns. Thirteen random sentences from the book.

1. Back of the book mentioned: Two brothers, one girlfriend, one fateful night at a New Hampshire pond where jealousy rages out of control….

{all these sentences came from the book}
2. There is no such thing as silence in the woods.
3. He looked at her strangely, as if she’d done something wrong.
4. The house was waiting.
5. She waded to shore.
6. “Who cooked?”
7. He started to yell.
8. The sky shone pale through the darkness in an indecisive dawn.
9. He had a sober face and a heartbreaking smile.
10. That would be flaky and even romantic.
11. She had made him feel bad.
12. Her voice was as light as air, while inside she could not escape a vision of Aaron pushing Jack into the position she remembered so well-
13. The bookshelf was small and the books were surprisingly mostly fluff.

Enter your specific T-13 link here, as opposed to your general blog link.

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November 7, 2008

Thursday’s Winners

You see, I’m trying to have winners on Mondays and Thursday. As you can see, it’s late, but only because I thought it was still Wednesday yesterday. I don’t know how I could have lost two whole days!

I started listening to Lee Child’s TRIPWIRE. It’s one of the 50 or so books in my iPod. My husband go me that clunker, so it can fits lots of books in it. This is Jack Reacher’s 3rd book, and  I really love the story and the reader, Dick Hill. He’s like Jim Dale (Harry Potter series reader, he’s devine!) of Lee Child. What a perfect reader. If this series makes it to the movies, I surely hope the Jack Reacher character have the same voice because it’s going to be so disappointing.

I’m trying to cast Jack Reacher. He’s 6.5 foot and lean. Who are the tall actors that sounds devine? What about Jason Statham? You know, that sexy, bald guy from Transporter. Hmmm, could be a problem because Jack Reacher has hair. Although I don’t think he’s hairy. Who else do you think? Have you read this series?

Okay, to our winners: Congratulations. You know what to do!

Congratulations and thank you for playing!
Hands On: Trueblood Texas (Harlequin Blaze, No 60) by Debbi Rawlins
—>Limecello (comment #2)

Intimate Knowledge (Blaze, 45) by Julie Miller
—> Darby Lohrding (comment #3)

Sex & the Single Girl: Single in South Beach (Harlequin Blaze, 104) by Joanne Rock
—>Kat (comment #5)

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