Friday, 7 August 2009

Books and Chocolate


What better? Galaxy are hoisted their petard (what exactly is a petard? Some kind of flag?) to the book wagon. Long may it last. My personal preference is for a bar of Lindt Orange and Almond and I'm not just saying that because the lovely people at Lindt gave me free tickets to The Taste of Dublin last month when I gorged on chocolate and all things foodie.

But anyway, you can enter a competition for a free book. One of:

- One Shot (Lee Child)
- The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Kim Edwards)
- The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)

- The Broker (John Grisham)
- Anybody Out There (Marian Keyes)
- The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella)
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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy (Fiona Neill)
- Things I Want My Daughters to Know (Elizabeth Noble)
- Crystal (Katie Price)
- No Angel (Penny Vincenzi)

I've read the ones in italics.

You either enter the code on the promotional bar (UK and Ireland - hurrah!) on their website or you can even click on a link and enter with no purchase (although Galaxy don't seem to know Ireland has no postcodes)

Deadline: 31 August 2009

5 comments:

Michael Farry said...

Oh dear, I've read none of the books offered. Is there any reason why these books were chosen? Any chocolate link?

From http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings "The phrase 'hoist with one's own petar[d]' is often cited as 'hoist by one's own petar[d]'. The two forms mean the same, although the former is strictly a more accurate version of the original source. A petard is, or rather was, as they have long since fallen out of use, a small engine of war used to blow breaches in gates or walls. . . the significant feature was that they were full of gunpowder - basically what we would now call a bomb."

Jessica Maybury said...

your novel looks to be just about as done as mine! Go team! Like the blog, will be coming back.

garydubh said...

Ah but we do have PostCodes in Ireland - PON Codes - http://www.irishpostcodes.ie

Jillian said...

I noticed you've read some books by Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. Both are amazing writers; I think I've read just about all of their books : )

If readers like these authors, they're sure to love a book called 'Knickles and Dimes'. It has hilarious characters and a fun, light-hearted story; I'd recommend it!

Thanks for the suggestions : )

shing lin yoong said...

I'm pleased Katie Price's 'Crystal' didn't list in italics. It would have been a brain cell massacre...