Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 3: Literary Fiction and a Giveaway

It's Day 3 of Armchair BEA, the place to be for book bloggers unable to attend Book Expo America happening right now in NYC.    In place of a general discussion for today, it's time for a giveaway!!!  Who doesn't love a giveaway?  The details are listed below.

Today's genre topic is literary fiction, but since I don't read a lot of literary fiction I don't have much to say about it.   To be honest, while I generally appreciate the writing in literary fiction, the stories themselves tend not to captivate me.  It's for this reason I generally stay away from anything categorized as literary, at least when it comes to contemporary novels.   I will occasionally read literary historical novels (Wolf Hall is one of my all-time favourite books) but they usually don't do much for me either.  

Does  anyone else avoid literary fiction?  If so, why?   If you love literary fiction, are there any books you can recommend that might make me rethink my decision to stay away from literary novels? 

In honour of my participation in Armchair BEA, I'm offering one lucky entrant the book of their choice (valued at up to $15 Canadian) from The Book Depository.  

Here are the giveaway details:

- The giveaway will be open internationally (or at least to those entrants who live in a country The Book Depository ships to).

- To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below with your email address.

- The giveaway will be open until midnight (EST) on June 7th.

Good luck!  

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