Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Book Giveaway - Where do you read?

I can read almost anywhere. On the couch, at the park, or on the subway. My bed is also a great place to read but being the parent of a nine-month-old, coaching a cycling team and working full time means that I usually fall asleep about five minutes after I lie down. So right now my favorite place to read is curled up on the armchair in my living room.

This week's giveaway is all about your favorite place to read. Where do you read and why do you like it? The winner will get a copy of Tonya Hurley's Ghostgirl.

Ghostgirl is about a girl named Charlotte Usher (note the Edgar Allen Poe reference) who chokes to death on a gummy bear one morning at school. The book is about how Charlotte adjusts to the afterlife and stays involved with what's going on in the land of the living. The book has a lot of nice touches that make it fun to read. The artwork makes it feel like a graphic novel and there are nifty chapter titles, sidebars and relevant quotes.

To enter, please post your favorite place to read in the comments section below by Friday, August 27. I'll post the winner on Monday, August 30.


  1. My favourite place to read doesn't exist any more, so far as I am concerned. The bedroom that was mine between the ages of 5 and 13 had a bay window with a window-seat. With a bit of help, I rigged up an old sheet to make a curtain between the bay and the room. Then I spread blankets over the window-seat, added a few cushions and curled up with the book of the moment. Heaven.

    My other favourite place to read was my prep school library, and that doesn't exist any more either.

  2. I'm happy to read anywhere in the house where the rest of the family aren't! But if I had to pick, it would be the left hand corner of the sofa in the front room, with one wall of windows to the west, and one to the south, in the morning (when the sun sets, it's too much for that particular spot!)

    I have been meaning to read Ghostgirl for sounds fun!

  3. My favorite places to read are in the bathtub and on the couch.


  4. Congratulations to aliphil, who has won the copy of Ghostgirl. Aliphil, could you email me your mailing address at samantharowan (at)

    And thank you to Charlotte and Carol for participating!