Monday, July 26, 2010

The Book Connection's Summer 2010 Book Giveaway! -- Book Pack 2 (Gifts for Him)

Sorry about being so late posting this today. Spent some time at the dentist getting a tooth fixed. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

As I mentioned last week, these giveaways will run once a week through Labor Day week. There are a total of 10 Book Packs up for grabs. Each Book Pack includes a minimum of 3 books.

Last week's giveaway was for the kiddies, so we're switching gears and offering a great selection of books that the guy in your life should enjoy. Not that the ladies won't like these--I've read a couple of them--but when I put these together I was thinking of my husband.

Book Pack #2 includes:

An unopened, plastic wrapped copy of Citizen Dick by Richard Arneson.

Dick Citizen, an unambitious, twenty-five-year-old with an obsessive hatred for his first name, an uncanny ability to hit a golf ball long and straight, and a bizarre skeleton in his closet, stumbles backwards into the last place he should be—Corporate America; more specifically, he stumbles into a PR position at CommGlobalTeleVisa, the 3rd largest telecommunications corporation in the United States, its name synonymous with ineptitude and shoddy, C-level leadership.

For Dick, boredom soon sets in, so he writes farcical press releases—to pass the time and for the enjoyment of his co-workers—about outrageous, bogus product offerings CommGlobalTeleVista has in the works.

But when one of the press releases gets leaked to the press, Wall Street responds favorably to the moribund corporation for the first time in several years. And when Noble Tud, the sleazy, hirsute, golf- and prison-obsessed CEO discovers Dick is uncannily lucky—he’s had fourteen holes-in-one—he decides to carry out the press release’s claims that CommGlobalTeleVista is about to take over a large meat company. And if doing so edges their stock price north of $75/share, Tud will receive a $100M bonus.

An ARC of Conflicts with Interest by Michael Ruddy. You can find my review of this book here. It's a journey into the deep, dark underbelly of law firms and insurance companies, as told mostly by a building contractor who has to live through it all.

Next is an autographed copy of The Target: Love, Death and Airline Deregulation by J.R. Hauptman. I received this book as a thank you gift for hosting the author while he was on a virtual book tour. I really wanted to read this one, but I have so many other books I am committed to reviewing that I've decided to let it go. The reviews for it on Amazon have been good.

Set in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, this book tells the tale of the tumultuous first years of airline deregulation and the effects it had on that industry and the people who worked there.

Also included is a hardcover of The First Patient by Michael Palmer. This was the first book of Palmer's that I've read. If I ever get time to read for sheer enjoyment again, I'll definitely pick up a copy of another one of his books.

Years ago, Andrew (Drew) Stoddard and Gabe Singleton were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Then their lives took very different directions. Drew became a war hero, a governor, and soon President of the United States. Gabe ended up a country doctor living on a ranch in Wyoming, surviving various addictions as he lives with the fact that he killed a woman and her unborn child while driving drunk one night; an accident that sent him to prison.

When Drew and Marine One touch down on Gabe's ranch, Gabe learns that the president's personal physician has mysteriously disappeared and Drew wants Gabe to temporarily replace him. Not without reservations, Gabe agrees to go to Washington...but nothing could prepare him for the mess he dropped into.

While Drew is embroiled in a tight race for reelection, he might also be going insane; and Gabe will have to make the decision whether or not to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment.

The retail value of Book Pack #2 is $74.84!

Here are the rules and entry details for Book Pack #2 in The Book Connection's Summer 2010 Book Giveaway!

1. You must be a follower of this blog to be eligible to win.

2. For your first entry, leave a comment here indicating you are a follower.

3. Blog about this contest and receive five additional entries. Comment must include a link to your blog post about the contest.

4. You will receive two additional entries for every friend you refer to this contest. Your friend must become a follower of the blog and leave a comment indicating who referred him/her. Use Blogger ID's when listing who provided the referral, so they are easily traced back to the correct person. No anonymous entries are allowed.

This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. No emails will be sent to notify the winner. The winner can claim his/her prize by clicking the Contact Me button in the sidebar and sending along his/her mailing address. All winners have 72 hours after their names are announced to claim their prizes. An alternative winner will be selected after the 72 hour window has passed. If you win a prize, please wait one week before entering another giveaway. Prizes will be shipped media mail through the United States Postal Service. We are not responsible for lost or damaged goods. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, July 31st.



fredamans said...

I am a follower via GFC! Thanks for the gracious giveaway!


allisonsbj3 said...

I'm a follower


Anonymous said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

I follow through GFC.
Great selection of books.


Martha Lawson said...

I just found this awesome site!! This is an awesome giveaway. I'd love to be entered for it.

I am a follower on gfc

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Mary (BookHounds) said...

No need to enter me -- I just posted this on win a book...

Marjorie said...

A super, awesome giveaway, I would really like to win these books.
They all sound good to me.

I follow by google reader.

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PoCoKat said...

I am a follower.

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rubynreba said...

I am a follower. What a great prize. My husband would love this (and me too!!)

Sheila Deeth said...

I follow. Refered by West of Mars.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. GFC follower

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Meredith said...

I'm a follower! Please enter me! Awesome giveaway!

Vidisha said...

I am a follower!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

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clschaan said...

enter me please

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rbooth43 said...

I am a follower via GFC! Thanks for the gracious giveaway!

I am an email subscriber.


clenna said...

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Anonymous said...

I follow via GFC. I love this contest!

katscorner said...

I am a follower of your blog thank you for putting this giveaway togeather

Beverly said...

I am an old follower - thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!