And The Winners Are....

Honey and I met yesterday and chose the winners for our NYRB Reading Week event. We took some time discussing all the reviews because honestly, there were so many excellent ones written by many of the participants that it wasn't an easy decision to come up with the best two. But in the end, we had to choose so here are the winners:

For my favorite review, I chose: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham as reviewed by  Sasha and the Silverfish. Sasha's review was one of the many that made me decide I want to read this book NOW! However, it isn't available in the Philippines so I have to order it online. Sasha's descriptions of it being "beautiful, delicious and monstrous mayhem," had me hooked. She also said it was one of the best books she's ever read. I thought it was a brilliant review so Sasha, congratulations! You've just won The Summer Book by Tove Jansson.

Honey chose Evening All Afternoon  for her review of Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar. This was a very unique review. You can read Honey's thoughts on it at her blog, Coffeespoons.She won Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Congratulations Evening All Afternoon!

For best photograph of NYRB Classics, we chose  Gathering Books'  photo below. We thought it was very creative. Gathering Books also wrote several fantastic reviews in their blog mostly for the NYRB Children's Collection so please check out their blog. Gathering Books won the book No Tomorrow by Vivant Denon.

And finally for the raffle draw, the winners are:
Lyn of  I Prefer Reading   and Ingrid Norton
Lyn won Soul of Wood by Jakov Lind and Ingrid won The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih.

Thank you to all those who participated. We've so enjoyed reading your reviews and have only added more books to our wish lists. Congratulations to the winners and please email us your mailing details. Thank you again to our sponsors Fully Booked and Random House, Inc for providing the prizes and supporting us in this event. We've loved hosting and hope to do it again next year!


  1. Yay! Wonderful! Thank you so much Mrs B and Honey for organizing this and for the lovely prize. I look forward to receiving the book. In behalf of the GatheringBooks team, I am very happy with this opportunity - we are all extremely busy individuals (full load academic work, corporate work and admin work on the side, and yes loads of research) - yet, this experience was priceless and one we would do all over again. soo worth it.

  2. Mrs B, thank you so much. NYRB Classics Reading Week was an awesome experience, which led me to reading all the unread NYRBs on my shelf. And so thank you for replenishing the list with The Summer Book haha. I'll email you with my address!

    I can't wait for the next NYRB Classics Reading Week!


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