Back of the Book Competition – Week 3
January 20, 2011 19 Comments
It’s time for the Back of the Book Competition! In this competition, I show you the back cover of a book each week, and it’s up to you to guess which book it is. There are prizes to be won, and the more often you participate, the more chances you have to win.
Please send in your own pictures! You will be featured on my blog and you will get a win for the week that your cover is placed. See full information here.
Today’s featured blog is Samantha from Runner Sami:
Hi! My name is Samantha and I’ve been blogging @ Runner Sami since January 2010. I write about everything I love – running, fitness, reading, writing, traveling and more! I have a wide range of reading tastes and enjoy everything from memoirs to graphic novels to YA to classics.
The book I chose is one I mentioned in a review of another book by the same author as I love his writing style [so there is no blog post on Samantha’s blog about this book itself (Ed.)]. It centers around two best friends writing and drawing their way through the tumultuous era of WWII. This book is one of my all-time favorites!
Which book is this?
- When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
- Unlikely Soldiers by Jonathan F. Vance
Anyone can enter and you can start joining the competition at any moment. The form will be valid until the next post of the Back of the Book competition is up.
Even if you have no idea, enter anyway. At the end of the competition (in June), everyone that played is entered to win a book. The number of times you will be entered is equal to the number of weeks you played (with a correct or wrong answer). So, play often, have more chances to win the book. In addition, there is a prize for the person that guessed correctly most often.
The book last week was: A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka (link goes to Sue’s review, who sent in the picture). Sue: “This is one of my favorites from last year. It is a story set in Poland just before, during and after World War II and during the 1990s after the fall of Communism. It is a really wonderful book.”
17 people got this right and 3 got the wrong answer. I’m surprised how many people got that right! I thought this was very difficult.
The current standings are:
Avis 2; Carpediemblogger 1; cbjames 1; Chinoiseries 2; Dorte H 1; Frana, Host 1; Helen 2; Julie 1; Leslie 2; Misha 2; Margot 1; Mystica 0; Nadine Nys 0; nomadreader 1; Nose in a book 0; Novroz 1; Rachel 2; raidergirl3 1; Rikki 2; Sabrina 2; sakura 1; Samantha 1; Shelleyrae 1; SiNn 2; Suzanne 2; tanabata 1; The Only Cin 2; The Window Seat Reader 1
All 20 players from last week got 1 participation point. Everyone has 1 or 2 participation points.
Thanks for everyone who played last week!!
Anyone can join in, you can join in at any time. Why not this week? You don’t need a blog. Just a name and an email address is enough (Email address will be used only to keep track of entrants over the weeks.). Send in a book picture if you’d like (not compulsory at all).