Hey guys, the UK and EU Giveaway Hop is finally here!! I’ve been excited about this for ages now, and I’m glad to put my constant ranting about everything being U.S only on hold and partake in what promises to be a great event. This event is hosted by the lovely Donna and Jodie, and 30 blogs are participating, so after you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure you go on to the next blog on the list!
To reflect my manic state of hyperactive excitement about there finally being a giveaway hop where I know I’ll be able to enter all the contests, I’m giving away a book which is by two of my favourite ever authors. And when I say favourite, I mean these are the guys whose books I will actually pay full price for, in Waterstones, the day they come out. Individually they are brilliant, and so together, they’re bound to be mind-blowingly fabulous.
To my eternal shame and incomprehension, I’ve actually not finished this book yet. The bit I’ve read so far though is definitely living up to my expectations. So now I’ve got you all hyped up, here’s what I’m giving away:
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
from Goodreads.Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time...
Not brand new, but in good condition. All you have to do to win is comment on this post with:
1) Your favourite book or author (Yes, I do use giveaways to get recommendations and add to my impossibly big TBR pile!)
2) Your email address so I can contact you if you win
3) Your blog if you have one and would like me to visit it!
The only criteria is the email address, but telling me about your favourite book or author will gain you an extra entry! Also, as stated in the title, you must be from the UK or Europe in order to win this book.
I will draw the winner via Random.org on August 8th, and notify the winner via email.
Now you've entered my giveaway, go here and enter the rest!