Back of the Book Competition – Week 3

Back of Book CompetitionIt’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

Fill out the form HERE.

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.

Last week

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!!

This 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).


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19 Responses to Back of the Book Competition – Week 3

  1. Cindy says:

    {Answer removed by Leeswammes} Please use the form to enter your answer!

  2. Suzanne says:

    I just finished this book myself!

    I’m impressed with the # of people who got last week’s entry correct.

    • leeswammes says:

      In that case, that’s another point for you. Hope you didn’t review it yet, or everyone will be over at your blog and get it right. 🙂

      Yes, I thought your entry last week was very difficult, but so many people got it right.

  3. Chinoiseries says:

    Again a book on WWII 😉 This week’s entry is pretty difficult, there is no obvious answer. Well done! 🙂

  4. Dorte H says:

    I almost missed it this week because I have been too busy (eh, reading, that is), but I found it! Keep them coming, this is fun.

  5. Rachel says:

    oooh tricky! Great comp 🙂 I am enjoying it.

  6. Ah this one was tough! I gave it an educated guess!

  7. Rikki says:

    Oh, I recognized the author from his pic but can’t enter now since the form is blocked at my workplace. Will do later.

  8. Novroz says:

    Was busy yesterday…i hope I’m not too late 🙂

  9. genapittam says:

    i havent see this book before but you can win with this book gena

  10. shelleyrae@ Book'd Out says:

    Oh I knew this one!
    I promise I will send one in this week for you. I did scan and ready one and then realised I didn’t have the review for it on my blog – only at Goodreads lol so I have to find something else to send

  11. tanabata says:

    I think I have this book buried in the TBR pile somewhere, albeit in paperback. Will have to see if I’m right.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Thanks for taking part, Tanabata. Most people seem to know this, somehow. I have to make it more difficult next time! Oh, that’s tomorrow. I’ll probably cover up ALL of the back cover because you people are SO clever. 🙂

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