IABD: A brain malfunction and FOUR books to give away

   

Recently when blogging about International Anita Brookner Day, I mentioned that I was going to be reading A Closed Eye, the last of AB’s 24 novels left for me to read. Much to my chagrin, I just realized that I forgot about the fact that I just read it in November. Not only is this troubling because it makes me feel a little senile, but it also means that I have no AB novels left to read. On the other hand I have 24 to begin re-reading. And I plan do so chronologically.

In other news I am giving away not one, but four AB books in preparation for IABD.  All you have to do is cut the following and paste it in a comment with your order of preference.

Thomas, I don’t have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is…1…2…3

Please specify your order of preference or whether or not you have no preference. I will ship anywhere in the world. Entries must be posted to my comments no later than midnight Eastern Daylight Time April 15, 2011.
And remember, all you have to do for IABD is read one AB novel between now and July 16, 2011 and then tell us about it either on your blog or in the comments on my blog or Simon’s blog.

22 thoughts on “IABD: A brain malfunction and FOUR books to give away

  1. M. Denise C. March 31, 2011 / 3:28 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is that I have no preference since I have not read Ms. Brookner previously. Thanks, Denise

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  2. Gypsy Rose Creations March 31, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is that I have no preference as I have never read Ms Brookner and would be excited to discover any of her novels.
    Thanks, Michelle

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  3. Mystica March 31, 2011 / 10:00 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference is A Closed Eye.

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  4. Farheen April 1, 2011 / 1:36 am

    Hey! Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD (or otherwise!) and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is Hotel du Lac, The Rules of Engagement and A Closed Eye.
    Fingers crossed!
    cheers!

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  5. Karyn April 1, 2011 / 6:09 am

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is The Rules of Engagement, Hotel Du Lac,A Closed Eye.

    Thanks,
    Karyn

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  6. Ted April 1, 2011 / 7:45 am

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is…2,3,1.

    You will be glad to know that many people in my field say that the middle aged brain does several things better than a younger brain…but I forget what they are.

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  7. kinnareads April 1, 2011 / 11:01 am

    I have no preference since I have to read a novel by AB. Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to the celebration on July 16, 2011.

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  8. Emily Barton April 1, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is The Rules of Engagement, Hotel Du Lac,A Closed Eye.

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  9. Stranger April 1, 2011 / 1:45 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. I have never read Brookner's books, so have no preference.

    Thank you for doing this!

    Kerrie

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  10. Jessica April 1, 2011 / 3:13 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is 3,1,2

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  11. Linda C Reader April 1, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is…1, 3, 2. I've just discovered your blog and am enjoying it immensely. Thanks for the draw.

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  12. winstonsdad April 2, 2011 / 7:12 am

    I ve hotel du lac ready to read ,all the best stu

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  13. mel u April 3, 2011 / 4:29 am

    Thomas, I do not have an AB novel to read for IABD day-I would love to win one-my order of preference is 1, 3,2-thanks for this opportunity

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  14. kissacloud April 3, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Hi Thomas! No need to enter me in the contest. Just dropping by to say that I found two Brookners at the book fair the other day and happy to be able to participate in the IABD. The titles I got were A Private View and Altered States. Have only read 2 Brookners before and looking forward to these.

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  15. motheretc April 3, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is: 1.Hotel du Lac 2. A Closed Eye 3. Rules of Engagment. Thanks for the draw!

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  16. Matthew April 6, 2011 / 11:31 am

    When you informed me of the international Brookner celebration, I just finished Fraud, which is the best Brookner I've yet to read. I've been stocking up on her books lately, so I've got plenty of stock for the day. :) I'll be reading The Rules of Engagement and Strangers.

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  17. michelle April 8, 2011 / 3:23 am

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is…Hotel Du Lac, A Closed Eye & The Rules of Engagement. Thanks!

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  18. Automedusa April 13, 2011 / 8:43 am

    I am so happy for IABD. I am also reading all her novels. Not in order or one after the other, but constantly, year after year. Last week I found Latecomers, which has my favoirte opening in the world.
    I would love to win Rules of Engagement.

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  19. Rose City Reader April 15, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Thomas, I don't have an AB novel to read for IABD and would love to get one so I can read it by July 16, 2011. My prize preference in order is…2 or 3 because I have already read Hotel du Lac twice.

    Whew! Just in the nick of time!

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  20. A Super Dilettante April 16, 2011 / 5:40 am

    Hello: by the time I entered this comment, it's probably too late for the Brookner give-away competition. But I just want to say that I'm glad to find many other Brookner's fans on this blog!!

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  21. Thomas at My Porch April 16, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Check out my latest post for the SIX (that's right not four, but six) winners.

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