Saturday, August 13, 2011

giveaway winners and their prizes

I finished ordering the prizes for my three winners this morning.1 When I started shopping for them, I decided that I'd be sending each a book from her2 wish lists as well as two of my own selections.

Wendy V

From her wishlist:
Huntress by Malinda Lo
This one was released in April and has been getting pretty good reviews.
The focus of Wendy's book blog, A Cupcake and a Latte, is young adult fiction so I limited my choices to that genre (or near enough) so that she could write about them on her blog if she chose to.
Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman (my review)
The first in Hoffman's wonderful Stravaganza series, which I'm rereading myself now.
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (my review)
I adore this book. I think everyone should read it and I've lost count of how many copies I've purchased to give to others.


From her wishlist:
Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath by Alexia Brue
I'd never heard of this book before I starting shopping Nim's wishlist, but it sounds wonderful.
I've actually known Nim since before I started this blog (she's an online friend). We've shared books and book recommendations enough that she trusts my taste and would be open to books that she wouldn't necessarily pick out for herself.
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde (my review)
I know Nim's read and enjoyed Fforde before and Shades of Grey is quite wonderful, though more sedate that his usual work.
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann (my review)
This is my more "out there" selection for Nim. I hope she likes it!


From her wishlist:
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue
Another one that I wasn't familiar with before. I do like Donoghue, though, so I think could be quite good.

My choices for Nulaanne:

Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay (my review)
One of the questions on the giveaway entry form was "Any of my favorites that you're dying to try?" Nulaanne mentioned Motel of the Mysteries and I'm happy to oblige.
The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber
I haven't written a review about The Witch's Boy for the blog, but it is fantastic. I listed to the audio (read by Denis O'Hare) years ago and decided that I needed to pick up a hardcover copy for my library. Concerned with fairy tales, I think The Witch's Boy makes a good traveling companion for Kissing the Witch.

I do so hope that Wendy, Nimrodiel, and Nulanne enjoy the books I've selected for them.

  1. For those who are interested this (books plus shipping) tidily ate up all my Powells affiliate program earnings. I had to add five dollars and change to complete the payment of the final order.
  2. In this case, all the winners are female.


  1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to reading Huntress and your two book choices! Thank you once again!