I am so sad to see our We Love Reading Week come to a close. It has been simply wonderful. We will give out 25 books this week. To me, spreading the love is spreading the books so it’s been a fabulous week. Thanks so much to Simon & Schuster for sponsoring our We Love Reading Week!
Today’s Book Giveaway is a perfect way to end our week. Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations. Not So-Great Gatsbys and Love in the Time of Internet Personals by Jack Murnighan and Kelly Maura. Just leave a comment here to be entered to win!
In our quest to reach romantic nirvana, we turn to self-help manuals, daytime TV, magazines, talk shows, friends, relatives, and shrinks. But we’ve forgotten a far better source of wisdom: the timeless stories written by the great novelists. Jane Austen was around long before Oprah—and though ladies in tight-laced corsets didn’t have to deal with Internet profiles or speed dating, they can help us better understand why first impressions shouldn’t necessarily be lasting (Sense and Sensibility) and why sometimes it’s okay to date bad boys ( Jane Eyre).
Daunted by how hard it would be to mine books like those for the best nuggets? Don’t be. The authors of Much Ado About Loving have done it for you, combining expert dating advice with lit crit as they discuss classics of literature. Avid readers and relationship gurus, Maura Kelly and Jack Murnighan have gone through as many romantic highs and lows as Bridget Jones and Don Juan combined. They’ve also stayed in plenty of nights, comforting themselves with great novels and learning a few lifetimes’ worth of lessons in the bargain. Trading off narration chapter by chapter, they explain the key romantic eurekas that more than thirty books have given them. Whether they’re talking about Moby-Dicks or why brides are prejudiced, each chapter will get you thinking—and keep you laughing all the way to a great relationship.
Just leave a comment here and you can win a copy of this gem!
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