The weather has calmed down around here, and we're having more of our normal winter thing--60s, clear, and you can actually see the mountains in the distance. Winter is my favorite time in Southern California, as the air is clear, so the views are spectacular. It's the only time of year the air is clear enough to see for miles. So I feel better oriented in the winter, more in touch with the land around me.
It's giveaway time! I picked four names out of a hat (okay, out of a colander), to give away four slightly used copies of Anne Enright's Booker Prize-winning novel The Gathering. Drumroll please...the winners are:
Congratulations! If you four winners could email me your addresses, I will send the books asap. I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org. By the way, why do some bloggers list their email addresses with [at] and [dot] instead of the symbols? Do they not want to create links in their posts?
I wish I had more copies so I could give one to everyone who entered. That's my only problem with giveaways, I want everyone to win.
On my own reading front, I quickly finished my next two book group books, Shalom Auslander's Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir and Vendela Vida's Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name. I'll share my thoughts soon.