The first drawing for one library’s Book Club in a Box will be Friday. Have you nominated your favorite library for this book club’s worth of Russells? Send their name to email@example.com with the subject line Library, and–good luck, this or the next six giveaways!
And a very Happy National Library Week to you!
The theme of this year’s American Library Association celebration is Lives change @ your library. So that’s what Team LRK is celebrating as well. As you must know by now, I love libraries.
So this spring, where I am also celebrating my own great good fortune in twenty years of Mary Russell, I’m giving away some of her books.
1. To libraries. If you know a library that sponsors book clubs, and can make use of fifteen copies of the same Russell title, send us the library’s name. We’ll do a drawing every week between now and the publication date for the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, May 27. Show your library you love them, and let me send them some books.
Send your library nomination, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Libraries.
2. To Russell’s readers. Do you agree, that “Lives change @ your library”? Let’s make that our theme. I have a complete set of Russell & Holmes hardbacks PLUS the new hardback 20th Anniversary Beekeeper’s Apprentice for the winning essay, poem, video, painting or what-have-you, on the topic:
“How The Beekeeper’s Apprentice Changed my Life.”
Although if that’s a bit too dramatic, you can make it:
“When I first met Mary Russell, she…”
Send your essay/poem/video/needlework/skywriting project etc. to:
email@example.com with the subject line: Beekeeper.
I love odd plants.
Life is full of such delightful surprises.
(And in case you’re wondering, no, I have no idea what this fellow’s name is. Anyone?)
My beloved Random House has an offer you…well, you can refuse if you like, they’re not that pushy. But it’s a really nice offer, for eight Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes novels, in celebration of Russell’s 20th anniversary. The titles run from O Jerusalem to Garment of Shadows, covering ground from 1919 Palestine to 1924 Morocco, with everything from India and San Francisco to the Orkney islands in between. If you read one a month, all twelve books will take you up to Dreaming Spies in February!
Just a thought.
–of the first four Mary Russell e-books. That’s right, a special package deal with a sweetheart of a cover, with Beekeeper, Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, and The Moor. Fill up your e-reader library, so you’re never again stuck in a boring airport without something to take your mind off things. (The other eight Russell titles: coming soon!)