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Winner of The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Winner of the brand-new copy of John Freeman Gill’s book,

The Gargoyle Hunters is:

Veronica S. (snowkitty)

 

Congratulations! Your book will be on its way to you soon!

 Thank you to everyone who commented on the Blog!

Thank you again, Mr. Gill!

 

To read Vostromo’s interview with Author John Freeman Gill, click here.

 

 

 

 

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Winner! Angelique’s Storm Winner!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

 

The Winner of the brand-new copy of

Paula W. Millett’s new book Angelique’s Storm is:

Nancy C.

 

Congratulations! Your book will be on the way to you soon!

Thank you Ms. Millett and Diane G. for the interview! And thank you to everyone who commented on the Blog!

To read the interview click here.

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Free Book Friday Winner! SEAL Team Six

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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The Winner of the brand-new autographed Hardcover copy of

SEAL Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin is:

 

Susan W. (xflamekat)

 

Congratulations! Your book will be sent out to you soon!

Free Book Friday!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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This week’s Free Book Friday Prize is:

 

 

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin

When the navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six — a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. — In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL — the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First, there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then, the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six (ST6), with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally, as member of ST6, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the eighteen snipers in ST6, Wasdin became the best — which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left eighteen American soldiers dead and seventy-three wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His explosive combat tales and inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers combine to make this the most thrilling and important memoir by a navy SEAL since Lone Survivor.

ISBN 9780312699451, Autographed Hardcover

1 Lucky member will win a brand-new autographed Hardcover copy!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Free Book Giveaway Winner! (What book has surprised you?)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Winner Winner, go make dinner!

(sorry, we couldn’t resist)

 

The Winner, chosen at random, of the brand-new copy of

The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure
by Alana Chernila is:

 

Martha H.!

“We recently got some chickens. One hen was notoriously last and difficult to get back into the coop when we allowed them to free range in our yard. We thus named her after the duck in the children’s storybook that we read many years ago, The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack. Since we didn’t own this book, I used my PaperBackSwap credit to get our own copy. I was surprised about how delightful this book was, even after many years have passed since first reading it. Funny thing, after getting this book, when we now let our chickens free range, our own “Ping” is the last to leave the coop and usually one of the first to come back in. Now, what to do about our Lucy, named after Lucille Ball!” – Martha H.

 

And as usual we were not a bit surprised by the number of books that surprise and delight our members. From fiction to history, from biographies to cookbooks. Proof positive that our lives are enhanced and much improved by the books we find to read and love.

Thank you to everyone who shared on the Blog!

 

Free Book Giveaway! What book has surprised you?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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We can’t imagine life without books. They’ve been with us forever– from the fairy tales we read as children, through novels and science fiction and thrillers and memoirs, they’ve offered escape, instruction, entertainment, laughter and wisdom.

One thing we keep finding out: the genre of a book doesn’t necessarily predict what it might add to your life. Young adult books can give new perspectives even to grown-ups; some humorous books can contain a deeper truth.

So it shouldn’t have surprised us when we stumbled across some serious wisdom in a cookbook! Yes, a cookbook.

It says Start where you are. Feed yourself. Do your best, and then let go. Be helpful. Slow down. Don’t be afraid of food. Those are among the notes that Alana Chernila has on her refrigerator, and they also make the chapter headings for her cookbook, The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure.

The book goes right to the heart of a complex daily struggle for many. To eat organic, local, fresh and healthy — to do everything right — while the reality may be a grumpy hungry family at the end of a long day of work. Alana admits that sometimes she hates cooking dinner too! The Homemade Kitchen is a lovely cookbook — it’s beautifully photographed and includes basic recipes as well as fancier fare. But the author’s philosophy offers an extra dimension — like many books, this one is more than the sum of its parts.

Encountering The Homemade Kitchen reminded us again to stay adventurous in reading, to try books that might not be in a favorite genre, or a new author we’ve never heard of. Members have often told us that PaperBackSwap makes it easy to discover new authors or genres, since it’s not a huge commitment to get a book, and every book can be swapped again for a different one when you’re done reading.

Written as much for the reader as the cook, The Homemade Kitchen covers a globe’s worth of flavors and includes new staples (what Alana is known for) such as chèvre, tofu, kefir, kimchi, preserved lemons, along with recipes and ideas for using them. Here, too, are dishes you’ll be inspired to try and that you will make again and again until they become your own family recipes, such as Broccoli Raab with Cheddar Polenta, a flavor-forward lunch for one; Roasted Red Pepper Corn Chowder, “late summer in a bowl”; Stuffed Winter Squash, rich with leeks, chorizo, apples, and grains; Braised Lamb Shanks that are tucked into the oven in the late afternoon and not touched again until dinner; Corn and Nectarine Salad showered with torn basil; perfect share-fare Sesame Noodles; Asparagus Carbonara, the easiest weeknight dinner ever; and sweet and savory treats such as Popovers, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Summer Trifle made with homemade pound cake and whatever berries are ripest, and Rhubarb Snacking Cake.
In this follow-up to Alana’s wildly successful debut, The Homemade Pantry, she once again proves herself to be the truest and least judgmental friend a home cook could want. ISBN 9780385346153

 

We are giving away a free, brand-new copy of this cookbook to one lucky member here on the Blog! Leave a comment telling us about a book that surprised you — that you didn’t expect to enjoy as much as you did– before the end of Sunday June 26th, and we’ll choose a commenter at random to receive The Homemade Kitchen . We’ll announce the winner here in the blog next week! NB: Contest open to PaperBackSwap members only (join here!).

 

 

Free Book Friday Winner!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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The Winner of the brand new copy of

 

The Red Circle by Brandon Webb is:

Marcia W.

Congratulations, your book will be on the way to you soon!

 

Thank you to everyone who commented on the Blog!