Celebrating our first milestone

We are about to celebrate our first milestone on this long and interesting reviewing journey.
Our 50th review is due out on the 14th May, so we want to make a big deal about having made it this far.

But before we get to the exciting bit, we would like to say a huge thank you to our very kind and voluntary review crew members.  Without you this would be so much harder to keep on track, producing two reviews a week for everyone to read and enjoy.

Now the exciting bit of this post.

We are having our first competition at 1001 Books.  Here is what you have to do, and what you might be lucky enough to win…

Leave a comment on this post telling everyone which book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die lists you would love to own, and why you want to own it.

What you will win?  The book you want to own, of course !

Now on to the not-so-fine print.
– One entry per person please.
– If you want to tell us about more than one book, that’s fine, but if you become the winner you will have to choose just one.
– The book will be the paperback version.
– The competition opens today and will close when the 50th review is published, so get your comments in early.
– We will use Random.org to select the winning comment number*.
– The book you choose will need to be available from The Book Depository, as that is our preferred supplier.
– Although our 1001 Book List page currently only contains the 2006 edition books, entries from all three lists are welcome.
– And one last condition – if the book has not already been reviewed, we would appreciate it if you would write one for us.

And there ends the list of conditions.  We want to wish you all the very best of luck, and we are looking forward to hearing all about your bookish wishlist.  Happy reading everybody !

* Our comments do not use a numbered format, so we will consider the earliest comment to be #1 and so on down to the last comment.  Please don’t nest your comment.


9 thoughts on “Celebrating our first milestone

  1. t May 12, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Ooh, ooh, “A Confederecy of Dunces” please! It sounds simply delicious!

  2. becsscolly May 12, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    “The Colour” by Rose Tremain. Just read the review – sounds like my cuppa tea.

  3. makeitgiveit May 12, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    I would love to read ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ the title is beautiful. There are so many great choices on this list though. Will pass it on to others too – what a great idea for a giveaway!

  4. Naomi Ferguson May 12, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Of all the books on the list that I’ve read, or not yet read, the one I would most like to own a copy of is If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – an amazing book!

  5. Alex May 12, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer. This is a book I would like to read and haven’t. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. Ange May 13, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    My pick would be ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ – it’s one I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaages, and it seems that it was a bit ahead of its time in dealing with the emotional toll of war on those involved on the front line.

  7. John May 13, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    My choice would be ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ as it is something that I often find myself wondering.

  8. Ms Oh Waily May 14, 2012 / 10:29 am

    Thanks everyone for coming along and leaving your comment.
    The comments are now closed and we will draw the winner shortly.
    Good luck to you all.

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