I've got an extra special giveaway today to celebrate the release of Beth Brower's debut novel The Queen's Gambit. Not long ago, I posted the amazing painting of my library she gifted me for Christmas. Now, she's selling an entire line of beautiful bookshelf paintings on her website. Be sure to check them out here. Each bookshelf is its own unique piece of art, signed and dated by year. Today, she's kindly offered to do a giveaway to celebrate the book's release. One person will win the original 4x6 bookshelf painting pictured below. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open internationally and will run through Tuesday, January 26th. Good luck!
There's really very little to say, isn't there? I hope you are well, wherever you are. I hope that your loved ones are. I hope that you're finding small ways to stay afloat, to remain connected to something, someone, someplace (real or fictional) that sustains you. Dark and difficult times, indeed. I've rather been holding on to this review. I felt so much, so quickly, so irrevocably for this book that it rapidly became hard to talk about to anyone who hadn't read it. And so I hope I can do it justice, just barely enough justice that, if you haven't, you'll run right out and do so. Now is the perfect time. I feel strongly that this book is what you need in your life at this moment. And so. You might want to prepare yourselves. I'm about to wax rhapsodic. But first, and introductory excerpt: At the end of that session, Fay said, What if it's not what happened with this boy you regret, it's you? It's the you who you left behind. It's