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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Contest: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week and thanks to Lydia Hirt of G.P. Putnam's Son/Riverhead, I have an Uncorrected Proof to give away.


The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

Author: Allison Hoover Bartlett
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Release Date: September 17, 2009
Pages: 288
Format:
hardcover
Ages: 18+
Genre: non-fiction


from the publisher:
Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. Most thieves, of course, steal for profit. John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. In an attempt to understand him better, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the world of book lust and discovered just how dangerous it can be.

Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed “bibliodick” (book dealer with a penchant for detective work) driven to catch him. Bartlett befriended both outlandish characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she has woven this entertaining cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, where he stashed the loot, and how Sanders ultimately caught him but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. Immersing the reader in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love.



Ship:
USA

~Good Luck~
don't forget to check out BBAW Contest Information (index at top) for rules, extra entries and other info

30 comments:

Alyce said...

I've had this one on my wish list for a while, so I would love to win it!

I follow your blog.

I read to learn! :)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

fitz12383 said...

Oh, man, please enter me for this one!

I'm a follower.

I read because I am obsessed :)

Emily said...

Enter me to win please!!!

I am a follower.

emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I am fascinated with this novel. I read for pleasure, entertainment and to be transported to another realm and experience new places. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Ti said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I read to escape the routine of everyday life. I love a book that sweeps me up, and takes me away.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would love to read this one. It sounds amazing, and I've seen it around a bit lately.

-I'm a new follower now. :)

-I do most of my reading because I love it. I read certain books to review but I wouldn't read AS much as I did if I hated it.

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

halfmoon_mollie said...

oh, please put me in the drawing for this! I read because I love books, love the smell and the feel and they're portable and...everything about them. I guess I am obsessed!

halfmoon_mollie

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance. Please enter me.

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Marie said...

I've heard really good things about this book.

I am a new follower.

I read for pleasure and to escape :-)

marielay@gmail.com

Tammy said...

Sounds like a great book! Please enter me.

I'm also a follower.

Tammy, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

Sue said...

This looks SO good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jenna said...

A little different from my usual book reads, but I think it sounds very interesting. Count me in!

I became a new follower.

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Orchid said...

Awesome contest! Please enter me. :)

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Kimber said...
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Kimber said...

enter me. I read because books are my life.

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Kaye said...

I've wanted to read this one for ages. reading to me is as necessary as breathing. I read for enlightenment, entertainment and education.

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Barb said...

I have read many reviews of this book and would really like to read it. Its been on my TBR list for awhile.

I read for enjoyment, education, enlightenment and renewal.

I am a follower.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

♥Jen♥ said...

Yikes! Why I read? Definitely for entertainment and enrichment. I also do it to travel to places I've never been, meet people I wouldn't otherwise have the chance to me, and to just lose myself in new worlds. Isn't it amazing that reading can give you all that and more?

Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week!! :)

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Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D

-Lindsay


lindsay15photo@gmail.com

mindy said...

i would love to be entered for this thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Deedles said...

I would love to read this. I have read a few reviews on this and it sounds like a great read.
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Andrea said...

I'd love to read this book
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wynne said...

looks like a very interesting read
dubyaD@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This ones coming to me..This is one I never got to.
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cstironkat said...

This looks like a great book. Please enter me and thank you for the chance.

Brittany said...

I'm definitely interested in this book - please enter me!

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Amanda said...

This book sounds really good.
I'm a new follower.
I read for entertainment, to learn, and because I have always just been drawn to books for some reason. I'm sure you understand :)

amandarwest@gmail.com

Brooke said...

Ohh I have this in my TBR and would love to win it...

Mia J. said...

I have so been wanting to read this. Please enter me.

Alexa said...

Enter me please!
I'm a new follower.

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