June 27, 2009
I've spent the past few weeks cleaning out my apartment and trying to do away with as much clutter as possible. I've donated bags and bags of clothing, and sold off a ton of stuff at a stoop sale. I even joined a fantastic site called Paperpbackswap.com that lets you trade books with strangers from all over the country. I guess that's not really helping since I'm getting books back, but at least I'm not spending any more money!
To further help these efforts, I've decided to do a little book giveaway. On my other blog I'm giving away four fantastic novels and memoirs, but here I figured I'd do something a little bit more edible. I've collected four yummy food-related books that I know you guys will love. The books are:
Broccoli, and Other Tales of Food and Love, by Lara Vapnyar (Fiction. A clever collection of sad and funny short stories about Russian immigrants who seek solace in food. Great recipes with each story and the directions are probably the most entertaining part!)
Climbing the Mango Trees, A Memoir of a Childhood in India, by Madhur Jaffrey (Memoir. A luscious tale by the brilliant cookbook writer and actress that will send you running to the kitchen. With delicious traditional recipes.)
Toast, by Nigel Slater (Memoir. Nigel Slater’s truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. In each chapter, as he takes readers on a tour of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuits—we are transported....)
The Adventures of Food, Edited by Richard Sterling (Essay Anthology. Wonderful collection of essays from great food writers about adventures encountered while traveling around the world.)
To enter to win them, all you have to do is one (or all 3!) of the following:
1.) Leave a comment telling me either what book you're reading now or what you like to do when it's time to organize your shelves. That will get you one entry.
2.) Follow me on twitter (@nandita) and tweet a link about this contest then come back here to say you did it (with a link so I can see it). If you're already following me, just tweet about the contest and then leave another comment telling me you did. That will get you a second entry.
3.) Post about this contest on your blog, website, or Facebook page (and then let me know you did). That will get you a third entry.
The winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator. You must include your email or twitter name with your entry so that I can contact you. If I can't find a way to contact the winner, then a second entry will be chosen. Contest is open to everyone who is not related to me. It's OK if you live outside the US--we'll find a way to get the books to you if you win. Maximum 3 entries per person. All entries must be in by July 4th, 11:59 PM EST.