Sunday, June 3, 2012

Introducing the first 100 Novel Challenge Book Giveaway!!!

This may not be the exact cover look.
In July we will begin reading the novel The Trial (Der Prozess) by Franz Kafka.  It is the story of a man who is arrested and prosecuted without ever being told the nature of his crime.  This will be the third novel of our ‘100 Novel Challenge’ and it will be the first novel we have read so far that was not originally written in English.  If you are a proficient reader of the German language you will find this novel for free on the Kindle and you will have the opportunity to enjoy reading it in its original language, but the rest of us will have to settle for reading a translation of the book.

Of course, the translations of the book are not free.  Let me take that back.  The translations of the book are not free for most people.  One of my lucky readers will receive a free copy of this book the first week of next month courtesy of the 100 Novel Challenge team (me).

Here is how you can enter to be that lucky person:

For 1 entry into the contest this post needs to be shared on your Facebook Wall or Twitter feed.  When you have completed this mission comment here to let me know.  I don’t believe that anyone would sacrifice their integrity for a free $10 book so there is no need to leave links to the tweets or posts. 

I am allowing 5 shares on each platform (no more than 1 per day) before the end of June meaning that through this method you could be entered in the contest 10 times.

For 5 entries into the contest simply create a blog post on your own blog, or a link on your personal website regarding the 100 Novel Challenge.  Please leave a link in the comment section below so that we can all check out your site/blog.  This will be a great way for us to get to know each other better as well.

Finally, for 5 entries into the contest write a review of one of the books that we have read (Frankenstein or Wise Blood) for an online bookstore such as Amazon.  In the review state that you read the book through this challenge.  If the user agreement does not allow for links do not link back to this site but i you can please do.

Through these methods you have the opportunity to enter this contest 20 times and if all goes well many people will join us making it possible for me to give away many more books. 

The winner will be announced on June 30th.

Good luck!


  1. Tweeted and posted over on the book page. :-D

    1. Awesome! I have you on the spreadsheet.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks! I have you in the drawing

  3. Facebooked! I'm ordering Wise Blood tonight, so I'll write the review with a link while I'm there.

  4. I posted a review on Amazon, but when I was reading the rules it said no URLs, so my review might get rejected for having a link to your blog... not sure how to get around that.

    1. Awesome! I didn't realize that it was against the rules to add links. I am sorry. I will change this so that people do not get in trouble. I have your entries on the spreadsheet though for the post and the review.