Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I wanted to let my book blog readers know about free books.
All you have to do is send them a email.
I alway get excited when they send me envelopes. They either send me new books or I find out about new books, and guides for the books for our book club.
They also let me know about publishers that are giving away books.
What I recieved in the package is info. for free book from Norton, for a free copy of Zookeeper's Daugher. I bought the hard cover about a year ago when it first came out. I just have not read it yet. Like always too many books not enought time. The book is a book club selection for our Hadassah Book Club. It is based on a true story during the holocaust.
When Germany invaded Poland. Stuka bombers devasted Warsaw-and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen guests hid inside the Zabinski's villa, emerging after dark for dinner and socializing.
With her unique prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world. Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonia refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
You can visit http://wwnorton.comrgguides/zookeeperswife.htm for:
Audio and print interviews with the author, discussion questions, and you can visit the author's website at dianeackerman.com. Supplies are limited and it is first come first served basis.
In the package I recieved publicity about a few books:
When the White House Was Ours by Porter Shreve.
The Visible World by Mark Slouka
Warm Springs by Susan Richards Shreve
Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
My latest Grievence by Elinor Lipman
Pravda by Edward Does
The Worst Hard Time
All the books above are from the publishers of www.marinerreadersguides.com
Lost and Found by Jaqueline Sheehan
The Godmother by Carrie Adams
The Space Between Before and After by Jean Reynolds Page.
The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michael
I found info. from Penguin called Petropolis by Anya Ulinich
Book information for book clubs from Random House.
I am not recommending these titles as I have not heard of them only slightly.
I am only blogging to share with my readers info. on new releases that Reading groupchoices send out. If you are interested you should visit their website.
This is the first time I recieved a package from them in the summer. Usually I recieved packets from them in the winter.
Now, I have to send a email out for the 2 books, before they run out.