Monday, March 3, 2008

Free Books!

Overwhelmed with Joy has a book giveaway every month, and I'd like to participate! I've got a copy of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

Right after intellectual child-prodigy Colin Singleton graduates from high school, his girlfriend (who, like the 18 young women and girls whom he claimed as girlfriends over the years, is named Katherine) breaks up with him and sends him into a total funk. His best friend, Hassan, determines that he can only be cured with a road trip. After some rather aimless driving, the two find themselves in Gutshot, TN, where locals persuade them to stay. There, Colin spends his spare time working on a mathematical theorem of love, hypothesizing that romantic relationships can be graphed and predicted. The narrative is self-consciously dorky, peppered with anagrams, trivia, and foreign-language bons mots and interrupted by footnotes that explain, translate, and expound upon the text in the form of asides. It is this type of mannered nerdiness that has the potential to both win over and alienate readers. As usual, Greens primary and secondary characters are given descriptive attention and are fully and humorously realized. While enjoyable, witty, and even charming, a book with an appendix that describes how the mathematical functions in the novel can be created and graphed is not for everybody. The readers who do embrace this book, however, will do so wholeheartedly.

It's a fun book, and if you would like the chance to win it for yourself, just leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a name on March 30th. And don't forget to check out Overwhelmed with joy to see what other books are up for grabs this month. You can also go here to win The Amen Sisters by Angela Benson.


windycindy said...

Hello, Sounds like a fun book. I love some humor! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks very much.....Cindi

Kathleen Marie said...

This sounds interesting to be sure. Count me in! God Bless!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

I am so glad that you stopped by my blog! I, too, have struggled with my weight and God has helped me work through many strongholds. I blogged about this in a post last year. I thought you may be interested in reading it:

Bless you, precious one!

Cynthia said...

Please enter me!

Overwhelmed! said...

Paige, I'm not going to ask to be entered in your drawing because I have a stack of books to read and catch up on, but I have linked you in my March Pay It Forward Book Exchange post.

Thanks for participating by hosting your own giveaway. I do appreciate it! Check back on 22 March when I’ll draw and announce the winners of my giveaway!

ChristiS said...

This sounds like a fantastic read! Count me in, please!

Megan said...

Don't enter me into this drawing because I already have and LOVE this book. I just wanted to tell everyone that it is a REALLY GOOD read. It is funny and it is rare for books of this age interest have males for main characters! Especially ones that aren't about plane crashes and the wilderness (eeeewwww!)


Sammie said...

this book sounds totally ace. Just the thing i need to cheer me up when i go away without the kids for the first time (eek)

i'd love to enter your comp

Sammie x

Tammy said...

Hi there! This sounds like a great book. I would like to be entered, please.

Angi said...

I would love to win! Thanks!