Monday, June 29, 2009

The "Hi There! Yes, I'm Still Alive" Post

I've been up to lots of great things this month, so the blog has fallen to the wayside. I was planning on writing up a post to let you all know what I've been up to, but then I got super sick this weekend. Hopefully, I'll be getting my shiz together and posting this week.

My calendar says I'm supposed to be participating in The Devlin Diary blog tour today, but clearly, I'm not prepared. I can say that I'm about 100 pages into and I'm really enjoying it. Check it out here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Reading the Myths

I've got one participant so far (Vasilly) and that's good enough for me! My personal goal is to make my way through these books. I'm not giving myself a timeline, as I don't want to rush through them.

Here are the books in the Canongate Myths Series (as listed on the website):
  • A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong
  • The Penlopiad, Margaret Atwood
  • The Fire Gospel, Michel Faber
  • Lion's Honey, David Grossman
  • Dream Angus, Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Hurricane Party, Klas Ostergren
  • The Helmet of Horror, Victor Pelevin
  • Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith
  • Binu and the Great Wall, Su Tong
  • Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, Dubravka Ugresic
  • Where Three Roads Meet, Salley Vickers
  • Weight, Jeanette Winterson
In celebration of this project, I'm going to give away one paperback copy of Lion's Honey. (You don't have to join the project to enter in the giveaway.)

Synopsis of Lion's Honey (from

Israel's most lauded contemporary writer retells the myth of Samson, one of the most tempestuous, charismatic, and colorful characters in the Hebrew Bible. There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand Philistines.

To enter you must leave your email in a comment. For additional entries you can:
  • Tell me your favorite myth.
  • Recommend a book or series based on myth.
  • Post about the project/giveaway on your blog--include the link please!
  • Follow my blog (through blogger or another reader)
  • Follow me on Twitter (@gimmemorebooks)
  • Tweet this post (be sure to use @gimmemorebooks so I can find it!)
Giveaway ends on June 17, 2009!