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Book Giveaways for June
One random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of One Summer by David Baldacci. Click on book cover for more information and to enter.
One random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of The Wreckage by Michael Robotham. Click on book cover for more information and to enter.
Book Giveaway Winners for May
WINNER OF THE READING PROMISE
Suz Willey - Maryland
WINNER OF A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF
Ann Hengst - York, PA
WINNER OF THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Tiffany Sullivan - Everetts, NC
Featured Book - 33 Days: Touring in a Van. Sleeping on Floors. Chasing a Dream by Bill See
For 33 days in the summer of 1987, critically acclaimed L.A. indie rock band Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old van, sleeping on strangers' floors, never sure they'd make enough gas money to get them to the next town. Bill See's deeply personal memoir follows his band's first tour across the U.S. and Canada. No soundman, no roadies, all they have is their music and each other's friendship.
33 Days captures the essence of what it is to be 22 and chase a dream, back to a time in life when dreams don't have boundaries, when everything is possible. The tour is one of those now or never experiences. Take a shot at making the band work or leave it all behind and go your separate ways. Every one of us has that moment where we have to decide to either live our dreams or give up and regret it for the rest of our lives. 33 Days touches that part of us. The road is filled with yuppies, brothels, riots, sleeping on floors, spiked drinks, DJs with no pants, and battles with racism. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
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Featured Book - Just a Few Seconds: A Story from the Hidden World of Music and Beyond by Nemo James
Derek dreamt of becoming a professional musician from the first time he picked up a guitar following a talent contest disaster. Thought of by his friends as being the person most likely to make the big time he turned professional but was continually side tracked from stardom by the need to earn a living from music.
His journey takes him all over the world from private gigs for the rich and famous to the roughest pubs. Starting in the late sixties when heavy rock was born, through to the 1980's and 90's when discos and electronics decimated live music in dance halls.
An amusing and heartrending story of perseverance showing how the road to success can lead us down the strangest of paths.
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33 Days: Touring in a Van. Sleeping on Floors. Chasing a Dream by Bill See
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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben
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Hangman by Faye Kellerman (Review #2)
Just a Few Seconds: A Story from the Hidden World of Music and Beyond by Nemo James
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My Two Wives and Three Husbands by S. Stanley Gordon
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The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey
The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell
The Burning Lake by Brent Ghelfi
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
The Storm of War by Andrew Roberts
The White Devil by Justin Evans
The Worst Thing by Aaron Elkins
Quest for the Nail Prints by Don Furr
Utopia Texas by Betty Byrd
Wounded Spirits by April Gardner
Your Dog: The Owner's Manual by Marty Becker (Review #2)
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