Book Giveaway!

March 8th, 2011

For a chance to win a free copy of either Phillip Pullman’s Northern Lights or Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – please visit Bridge to the Stars, a website dedicated to all things Phillip Pullman.  Pullman is the author of the His Dark Materials trilogy. If you are a fan of Pullman’s books, you will love this website which includes what appears to be a very lively forum.

You may remember a few years back when The Golden Compass came out as a movie starring Nicole Kidman.  The movie and the books have long been berated for their subtle atheistic message.  I wrote about my experience of reading the books here.





As to Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, I have never read this book, but have long been intrigued by the title.  I entered the giveaway myself in a sort of haphazard attempt to finally satisfy my curiosity.

The two books in this giveaway are part of World Book Night – an even that promotes world wide literacy and the love of reading.  All the books that are given away as a part of World Book Night contain a six digit code inside the cover which can be registered at and then tracked as it passes from one reader to another. One million books were given away as a part of this project which includes twenty titles.  Visit Bridge to the Stars for your own chance at a free book.


  • The Marlboro Woman:

    What? I didn’t see “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” on the list. There’s got to be a surplus of that American classic available for give aways. Oh wait, now I get it…World Book Night is all about literacy. Never mind.

  • Carol:

    I would love to read your commentary on HDM trilogy, but your link is not working. I have to say that those books really got me thinking about what I believed. Have you ever read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn? That’s a real mind blower as well- with great perspectives on the mythology behind the creation story told in the bible. I think you would really enjoy it.

  • Kay in KCMO:

    Ooooo…have long wanted to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The title comes from Sherlock Holmes. I keep seeing it in paperback at Costco, but have resisted the urge to spend the money. The plot sounds so intriguing.

  • Skattebol:

    Well Rechelle,
    You must read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. It is an amazing story of a boy living with Asperger’s. It is sad, angry, and just such a compelling story.
    You quite often provide provocative reading to us, so here is the opportunity to provide to you the same.
    Not to kiss your ass, as many sheeples do at PW’s site, but you really do provide a forum for discussion and always provide food for thought in your book reviews, so I hope you read this novel and enjoy it as much as I did.

    With best regards,

    • km:

      I concur on all points. The poor little guy in Curious will touch your heart and for me, helped me understand better what autistic kids experience. It’s a handy little read.
      Rechelle rocks.

      Rechelle, btw I am halfway through the documentary about the little kids on the trains from South America to the US. I am halfway because I had to sit and pause the blasted thing so many times to sob for the poor misfortunates. That documentary needs a trigger warning for immigrants, even us who arrived, through flukes of luck , with our green card in hand. That’s a 20 tissue alarm-er right there. Tears and noseblow material. Sweet Mother of God I’m only recovering from it now……

  • Anoria:

    Thanks so much for posting this, Rechelle :)

    Disclaimer: I personally wouldn’t call the forum “lively,” but I will admit it’s picked up in the month or so since we revived the site. More talk (but much less discussion of Pullman’s works) happens in the chat room.

    I’ve been meaning to read The Curious Incident for a few years too. Maybe the contest will inspire me to finally pick it up from the library.

  • Anoria:

    P.S. For anyone wanting to read Rechelle’s post about Philip Pullman, a working link is .

  • rozdabiker:

    Rechelle…..Well….I’ve finally read through your whole blog. I don’t think I missed a single entry. What an emotional journey you have made in four years! I don’t always enjoy your subject matter but do enjoy your writing. You are very good. I’ll admit I’m a reebot but I don’t think I’ve drunk the koolaid yet. I haven’t read your blog with any evil intention, but was hoping for some insight into a personal problem. Well, I didn’t get any insight but I did enjoy your blog….best wishes

    • Rechelle:

      Thanks rozdabiker.

  • km:

    Rechelle, have you ever read Jasper Fforde. If not I recommend The Eyre Affair as the first book .See if you can track it down at the library

  • Sherry:

    Thanks for the heads up about this contest. I went right over and registered, and I won! I chose “The Curious Incident…” because I already own the His Dark Materials trilogy, and have read them all at least three times.

    The first and only time I went to a movie on opening night was for The Golden Compass. I’m sorry they’re not going to make the whole trilogy into films. I think Jodie Foster would have made a great Dr. Mary Malone. Oh well.

    Thanks again!