Friday, 9 September 2011

New Giveaway - Sister (Rosamund Lupton)

I've just finished reading my own copy of Sister by Rosamund Lupton after it was recommended to me by a work colleague. Though I didn't fall in love with the book, I did find the device used by the author to move the story along quite interesting. So, when a copy came into stock recently I thought why not give it away and see what everyone else thinks about it!!

Sister is written as a long letter from one sister to another, the latter having been recently found suspiciously dead in a dirty building block on the edge of a park. I'm not giving anything away here. It's plainly written on the back of the book and as the reader we know pretty early on that one sister is no longer with us. The police believe that it was suicide, but the victim's sister believes otherwise and sets out on her own to uncover the mystery of her death. The book includes notes and questions for reading groups at the rear.

To enter our book giveaway just leave a comment on our blog. Make sure to tell us your favourite novel written in letter format. My favourite is probably We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I'll also give an honourable mention to the classic 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff which doesn't really fit the criteria as it's a true story. Bonus entries can be earned for this giveaway. Just read the following for more information.

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Entries are open until 5pm EST on Friday 30th September 2011. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday 3rd October 2011. Good luck to everyone!!


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  2. I would love to win this book

    +1 for like the facebook page Brittany Hiester

    +1 for following the blog Brittany Hiester

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to read this's been on my "list" for awhile now. I love books written in letters or diaries. My favorite is probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The main character writes letters to an unknown person, and all these letters are the only things that make up the's like a diary, in letter format.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  4. Looks like an awesome book, thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
    GFC Krystal Larson
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  5. We Need To Talk About kevin would also be by favourite in that format.

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  6. Hmm, truthfully I haven't read a book in this format, so that's why I would like to read this book!
    I'm a GFC follower, Rae

  7. I follow Lisa GFC and I love to read new authors thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com

  8. My favourite novel written in letter format is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! Definitely worthy of 5-stars!

    +1 Entry = Following on GFC (Darlene)

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    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. I haven't read a book written in the style of letters from one character to another but I have The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; We Need To Talk About Kevin and The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters books to read all in the epistolary style. I would love to win a copy of Sister which I have listed on my tbr.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!


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  11. This sounds like an interesting book.

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  12. Well my favorite is so many...but the most recent mystery author would be author Brandi Lynn Ryder...and the book was In malice Quite Close...I love a good mystery as well as romance

  13. Thanks for the Giveaway! I really like books written in "letter" or "diary" format. The one I really enjoyed recently is Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson.

    +2 entries: I'll be hosting a giveaway as of 12:00 am 9/20/11 for two books at

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. Look forward to reading this book.

    +1 entry "Like" on Facebook (Pamela Kay Noble Brown)

    Thanks, Pamela

  15. I don't think i have ever read a book in a letter format.

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  16. Would the book "Are you there God its me Margaret?" by Judy Blume count??? Anyway, i havent read it for ages (prob 20 years!) but i still remember it. But i must say the Kevin book is now my favourite, and recommended by the most knowledgable bookie i have ever met!

  17. GFC Krystal Larson
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  18. Sounds like a great book ~ I would love to win.

    1+ GCF follower
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  19. Well, I hope to wing a copy of this book, but above all, I hope to see it on the shelves of italian libraries!

  20. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I am a GFC follower and follow on Facebook. Please enter me. I also have a give away on my blog. Would love an entry from you. I also posted your give away on My Life.s face book page. Donna

  21. just love the book ABANDON by MEG CABOT, such a great book. would love to win this book to review on my page five star book reviews on facebook in which i am one of 4 admins of :D thanks if i get picked <3

    done these:
    +1 Entry = Liking the Reading Habit Page on Facebook
    +2 Entries = Provide a Link to our Giveaway on Your Blog (dont have a blog, but i shared your giveaway on my facebook page, Five star book reviews)


    ashleigh <3

  22. Thank you to everyone who entered the Sister book giveaway. We are pleased to announce the winner - Krystal Larson. Krystal can you please email us at info dot readinghabit dot com dot au with your postal details so we can mail the book out to you. Thanks!!


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