Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I Won, I Won, I Won!!!

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Harper Collins Winter 2017 Blogger Presentation. I enjoy these presentations because I learn about the new releases straight from the marketing teams' mouths. It's so fun to see their excitement for the books, and of course, I'm always looking for great book suggestions!

This presentation was even amazing! I discovered so many new books that I have to read from the various Harper Collins' imprints. However, the absolute highlight for me was winning one of the raffles. At the end of the presentation, each imprint gives away a prize. I just happened to win the very best one -- or at least the best one in my opinion! It was from Tavia at William Morrow books. And it was a huge prize pack of books and other goodies!

I received so much from the fine folks at William Morrow that I had to break out the photos. The first photo shows some of the books I received including Christina Baker Kline's new novel A PIECE OF THE WORLD. I also received a signed first edition of NEWS OF THE WORLD by  Paulette Jiles! This book is one of the 2016 National Book Award Finalists -- woo hoo!
I also was thrilled to receive copies of Greg Iles' Natchez Burning trilogy including the new one -- MISSISSIPPI BLOOD which comes out in March! I loved NATCHEZ BURNING -- you can read my review here, and I've been recommending this novel (and the entire series!) to everyone I come in contact with. The tote bag in the photo was a nice surprise too. It's really big and heavy... which comes in handy given all the books they sent.
Finally, I received some fantastic book-related gifts! I love my Moleskine notebook. It's a gorgeous green and I will be using it often. And last but certainly not least, I received a $100 gift card to Out of Print. This website has so many book themed products that I'm having a hard time trying to decide what to order. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments section!
I can't even express how excited I was to win this William Morrow books raffle -- thank you @WmMorrowBooks. I am a huge fan of their novels, and I can't wait to read all of them! 


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on the great prize! I would have a hard time picking what to get from Out of Print too - it all looks so good!

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Dorothy N said...

Congratulations on winning all of these great prizes! You are a terrific book blogger and I am thrilled for you!

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Joann Downie said...

That is awesome- I am very happy for you and hopefully you can get some more great book goodies!! Congrats!!

Stacie said...

That is so fun! Even though we get books all the time, it's nice to be a winner too and especially such a fabulous prize pack!