Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Random Posting....and More Free Books!

Yes, it must be my lucky week. Not only did I win a new Sci-Fi book, but the lovely Tanabata from In Spring it is The Dawn was giving away a copy of Anthony Doerr's About Grace for Buy a Friend a Book Week. And guess what? She drew my name too!! Yeah!! Thank you so much Tanabata!! I'm really excited. This looks like a great book too!!

John, at The Book Mine Set, is doing his Weekly Compare again this week. Last week's winner, Jane Austen, is squaring off this week against Kurt Vonnegut. contest for me. I'm a HUGE Vonnegut fan.

Speaking of Jane, they are releasing a movie about her life starring Anne Hathaway. It is called Becoming Jane. I saw the previews for it a few weeks ago, and it looks really good. Except, Anne Hathaway is WAY too pretty to play Jane Austen. I don't know much about this movie, or how factually it is supposed to be, but I still think I would like to see it.

Finally, I found something new. It is called the "Pay-It-Forward" Book Exchange and it is hosted by Overwhelmed With Joy! Click on the pretty picture for more details or to join up. It looks like the first book to be exchanged is Lucky by Alice Sebold. Looks Like fun!!



Maggie said...

Ew, I enjoyed the movie, but it was a tad long. One of those movies where you think the end is near then another 20 mins. is added. Bring tissues. ;)

Rhinoa said...

I saw the film a little while ago and put up a review here

Happy book winning again!

Chris said...

I think the movie looks good too. I'm a fan of Anne Hathaway. She's a gorgeous woman and a great actress.

Fence said...

I saw Becoming Jane a while ago too, review here, I quite liked bits of it, but overall it didn't really work for me. A nice enough film, nothing terribley memorable, but still worth a watch.

Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks for entering my Pay It Forward Book Exchange! I’ll throw your name in the hat for the “Lucky” book that I’m giving away..

Check back on Saturday morning when I’ll draw and announce the winner!

Erin said...

As always an interesting post Stephanie :) The Pay it Forward look esp. worth checking into.