It’s still April 23, World Book Day, in some parts of the world, and we’re celebrating it by giving away these books.
Would you like one? Post a one-sentence description of yourself in Comments, and we’ll inform you tonight if you’re getting a free book. (Hint: We are partial to the well-crafted sentence.)
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Thank you for your intriguing answers. Some of you we’d like to meet, some we hope we never. You’re so entertaining, we’ll just give you all a book each (Even the one who didn’t get “one-sentence description”). We dropped by National Bookstore in Rockwell today and found a whole bunch of unclaimed books from our past contests. (If you won a prize and never picked it up, tough.) You can have them.
Commenters # 1-32, please give us your full names (They won’t be published).
These are the books we’re giving away:
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates; The Time Between by Maria Duenas; Dreamsongs by George R.R. Martin; Franny and Zooey, 9 Stories, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters/Seymour by J.D. Salinger; The Fall by Guillermo del Toro; Marvel 1602 comic book; Ribblestrop (signed) by Andy Mulligan; The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo by Adam Roberts; America America by Ethan Canin; 12 by Mannix Abrera; Trese: Unreported Murders by Budjette Tan; Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick; Tinker Tailor by John leCarre; 3 Seconds by Roslund & Hellstrom; Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett; In the Stacks: Short Stories About Libraries; From the Memoirs of A Non-Combatant Enemy (signed) by Alex Gilvarry; The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst; The Rehearsal by Eleanor Caton; The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception; The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips; Camus: A Romance; License to Pawn; Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Sublime; Till I End My Song, a poetry collection edited by Harold Bloom; The Invention of Everything by Samantha Hunt; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday; Dr. Zhivago by Pasternak, in the new translation by Pevear-Volokhonsky; The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Weston; and The Tremor of Forgery by Patricia Highsmith. And 3 DVDs of Ancient Aliens.
Please read this before you claim your prize.
We will put all these books in a big red bag. Then we will leave your names with the Customer Service staff of National Bookstore, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati. To get your book, just give your name to Customer Service and ask to see the bag of books. Then pick one and enjoy.
We need to have your real name so we can put in on the list. You can start claiming your books on Sunday, 28 April 2013. They’ll be there till 27 May so you have one month. Obviously the sooner you go there, the higher the probability you will get the title you want.
Yes, you can send someone to claim your book. There’s no bureaucracy. Have them tell Customer Service your name so they can find it on the list.
Scientist, you can get your unclaimed copy of The Surrendered. We didn’t put it in the bag. It’s in an envelope with your name on it.
Not all the winners have sent in their full names. If you do not post your full name by Saturday 27 April, 1pm, you cannot claim your book on Sunday the 28th. In that case, wait one week after you’ve posted your name.