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Awesome book contest at Book Room Reviews

Posted by bookinn on July 31, 2008

BookRoomReview GiveAway!

BookRoomReview GiveAway!

They are offering a whole set of books!

The details from the blog:

Here are the Details:

For every Fifty entries ONE name will be drawn, up to FIVE people!  So if we end up with 250 entries then I will be able to pick FIVE winners, so the more people you encourage to come here to enter means more people will win!    Hachette will send each of you your box of books directly.  Sorry- rest of the world,   this contest is only open for U.S. and Canada.    All entries must be in by midnight August 9th because I really want to draw FIVE winners on my birthday which is August 10th!    I love to give books and what better way then on my birthday!    I wish we could give books to everyone!    Oh one more thing!    If we hit the 500 mark since Hachette also is the publishing company for Stephanie Meyers, I will draw one more winner to win a copy of Breaking Dawn!  Yeah!!!  So that’s six winners!    Five will get the set of fourteen books and one will get a copy of Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. (Hint: don’t worry if we don’t hit 500, I’m sure there will be six drawings! )

Sounds pretty awesome, hope i win one !

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Book Give Away at Lori’s Reading Corner

Posted by bookinn on July 31, 2008

I just came across this blog and i really like it! So much information and give aways, its great.

Thought i would post a link to her book give away that ends today

http://lorisreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2008/07/book-giveaway-host.html

Thanks Lori !

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Posted by bookinn on July 31, 2008

My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

So far its very interesting. Lots of historical information.
From Amazon:
Product Description
In a remote and dusty corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an ancient community of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic—the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers, humble peddlers and rugged loggers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.

In the 1950s, after the founding of the state of Israel, Yona and his family emigrated there with the mass exodus of 120,000 Jews from Iraq—one of the world’s largest and least-known diasporas. Almost overnight, the Kurdish Jews’ exotic culture and language were doomed to extinction. Yona, who became an esteemed professor at UCLA, dedicated his career to preserving his people’s traditions. But to his first-generation American son Ariel, Yona was a reminder of a strange immigrant heritage on which he had turned his back—until he had a son of his own.

My Father’s Paradise is Ariel Sabar’s quest to reconcile present and past. As father and son travel together to today’s postwar Iraq to find what’s left of Yona’s birthplace, Ariel brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, telling his family’s story and discovering his own role in this sweeping saga. What he finds in the Sephardic Jews’ millennia-long survival in Islamic lands is an improbable story of tolerance and hope.

Populated by Kurdish chieftains, trailblazing linguists, Arab nomads, devout believers—marvelous characters all— this intimate yet powerful book uncovers the vanished history of a place that is now at the very center of the world’s attention.

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