This last week marked the third anniversary of Shelf Love’s first post! Since Teresa and I are currently having a wonderful time together here in the Pacific Northwest, catching up (and talking about books nonstop), we decided to celebrate the anniversary by giving away some of our favorite books to some of our favorite people: our readers.
We went to my local independent bookstore, Auntie’s, and chose three very different books that we both have loved:
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke, a novel about the workings of magic in an alternate 19th-century Britain.
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, the first in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series of mysteries by Laurie R. King.
- The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot’s masterpiece focusing on the intelligent and independent Maggie Tulliver and family.
If you’d like to celebrate this momentous event with us by winning one of these books, please leave us a comment telling us which one (or more) of the books you’d like to have. If you’d like, also let us know: if you were giving away three books you love and wish more people would read, which ones would you choose? We will have three drawings, one for each of the books (one winner per book) and will announce the winners on Friday, April 22. We will ship worldwide, so if you live outside the United States, don’t hesitate! We look forward to hearing from you all this week, and to continuing to read and write in your company!
The three winners are the following lucky people:
Gaskella for The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Mimi for Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Lisa for The Mill on the Floss
We know you’ll enjoy them! I’ll be emailing you for postal addresses and you’ll be seeing these books soon. Thanks to everyone for all the charming anniversary wishes, and for the delightful visions of the books you’d give away!