Thursday, July 29, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Winners of The Hundred-Foot Journey

I'll start with the announcement of our two winners of The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morias. Chosen by a random number generator were the following bloggers:

Diane from Bibliophile By The Sea and Amanda from A Bookshelf Monstrosity. Congrats to both!

I have to tell you I was so hungry for Indian food after reading the novel that I decided to try a new restaurant here on Kauai. It was going well until the waiter set fire to the bread basket on our table. When he went to remove the basket, it touched the candle on the table and went up in flames. He ran to the kitchen with the basket and got there in time to extinguish the fire. Talk about hot food!

If you didn't win The Hundred-Foot Journey please join me for more giveaways. My next free book was featured in the New York Times earlier in July. It's Citrus County by John Brandon. As soon as my review is ready, hopefully this weekend, I'll post the contest.

I'm ending the week with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books. It's a great place to meet and follow book enthusiasts.

This week on Book Blogger Hop I was asked to mention my favorite "new to me" author this year. My choice is the the late Rachel Ferguson. I loved her Brontes Went To Woolworths written long ago in 1931. The novel was given new life with its reissue by Bloomsbury last year.

I hope all of you have a good weekend. My plan is to do a lot of swimming on Kauai's North Shore. Wishing you well and a warm Aloha.


  1. Hi, found your blog via the ever-so-useful Book Blog Hop. I'm a new follower.

    My blog:

  2. Thanks so much Rob. I am really looking forward to this one. I liked the last book I had won from you by Delaney several months ago. Thanks again

  3. I've never seen s bread basket fire before. That must have been exciting. lol. It's been a few months since I've had Indian. Now I'm hungry thinking about it!

  4. Congratulations to Diane and Amanda for being winners. Ok, crossing my fingers for your next contest!

    Pls stop by my blog to pick up a Versatile Blogger Award I want to pass on to you. I really enjoy your blog!

    Aloha, Bonnie

  5. Congrats to the winners, Diane and Amanda! Diane is one of my favorite book bloggers. :)

    I look forward to your review and giveaway for Citrus County.

  6. Hey!
    I am already a follower of this great blog!
    I just started my own blog. Please stop by if you can. Thank you


  7. Oh my goodness! I've been craving Indian food, too, but I think I could do without the flaming bread basket! :D

    Congrats to the winners and happy Hopping!

  8. Havent seen you for a while! I do hope everything is ok over there.

  9. Hi, I'm a new follower.

  10. I did not win. (sigh) I must add this book to my wishlist at Amazon. It sounds delightful.

  11. HI Rob,
    Haven't seen any posts from you in a while. HOpe all is well and that you are vacationing. I posted my review of Night of the Living Dead by E. J. Copperman which I won from you. Great summer read. Thanks so much.

  12. This book sounds perfect for a wannabe traveler like me. :-) And who doesn't love food?


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