From now until Wednesday November 5th Word by Word is participating along with other international bloggers in a Literary Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Judith at Leeswamme’s Blog, an avid reader and reviewer from the Netherlands.
The blog hop offers you the opportunity to win a book here and you can visit other blogs listed below, each one offering a book of literary merit as a giveaway.
Just leave a comment below to enter the draw and on Thursday 6 November I will notify the winner. And seriously, even if you don’t win, you must read this book!
The book is Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and the giveaway is open worldwide.
Win a copy of
My Brilliant Friend!
This entire series is definitely one of my Top Reads of 2014.
Elena Ferrante is an Italian author from Naples, where the books are set. We know little about her as she doesn’t accept interviews and uses a pen name, however that hasn’t prevented her books from becoming a word of mouth sensation. You can read my review of My Brilliant Friend here.
My Brilliant Friend is the story of two friends Elena and Lila growing up in an impoverished neighbourhood of Naples and their efforts to escape the inevitability of their fate, as members of a lower class community.
I found it a compelling read and loved the second book The Story of New Name (reviewed here), as much as the first.
There are three books available in English (I’m reading Book 3 ) and a fourth book due out in 2015. (It was published in Italian on Oct 29 2014).
1. Leave a comment and tell me whether you have ever read a book in a language other than English, or a translated book. If you have, do you have a favourite? (1 entry)
2. Follow this blog. Mention in the comments if you already do. (2 entries)
3. Follow @clairewords on twitter (3 entries)
Then click on the links below to visit other blogs participating in the giveaway.
Note: Thank you to Daniela at Europa Editions for organising a copy of the book.