Welcome to Day Three of “The Brightest Moon of the Century Appreciation Week!” What?! You didn’t know that’s what was going on over at She is Too Fond of Books??! Didn’t you wonder what all the balloons, champagne and flowers were about?!?
Here’s the way it’s been playing out:
- Tuesday – my review of Christopher Meeks’ novel, The Brightest Moon of the Century
- Wednesday – Chris’ guest post, a Spotlight on Bookstores about Vroman’s Books and some insight into the world of publishing
- Thursday – giveaway of TWO copies of the novel begins!
Surprise! I didn’t tell you a giveaway was coming … I didn’t even let the author know until yesterday, when I received the books. You see, I got a note from him last week, saying that the book was available earlier than expected. I had really fallen for the main character in the novel (as well an earlier collection of short fiction, Months and Seasons), and I wanted to help promote this work.
The two copies I ordered arrived yesterday, and they’ll be winging their way toward two lucky winners after I announce their names on Friday March 20. How do you get in on the random drawing? Go back to my review of The Brightest Moon of the Century, and take a look at the two photos I’ve shown there. The author has included seven of these vintage black and white photos (his own work) in the finished copies of the novel. They connect with the book in a subtle way, and don’t distract from his writing. Leave a comment here, telling me what you think about illustrations/photos in books. You could give an example of a children’s book, novel written for adults, a book published expressly to promote the illustrations … you know the drill, I’m just looking for something more than, “I’d love to win!” ’cause I know you’d all love to win!
Now, go enjoy the rest of “The Brightest Moon of the Century Appreciation Week!”