Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Giveaway: "The Recessionistas" by Alexandra Lebenthal

A couple of days ago I notified the winners of one of my contests and then realized that *gasp* I had nothing imminently on tap to give away! I love to review books here, but I also love to share the book love, so I was thrilled when Brianne from The Hachette Book Group saved the day! Thanks to her I have 3 copies of The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal to give away!

From the publisher's website:

It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the bottom is about the drop out of the economy. Hedge fund owner John Cutter is in the process of an ugly divorce and nearly in financial ruin, except for the assets he is hiding from his wife Mimi in the Cayman Islands. When he concocts a scheme to redeem himself, he enlists Lehman Brothers investment banker Blake Somerset as an accomplice. Blake is ripe for recruitment given that he too is on the verge of being in dire financial straits given Lehman's decline and imminent bankruptcy. Blake's socialite wife Grigsby is barely aware of her changing world to begin with, and has no idea of the perilous situation her husband is about to enter into. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Meanwhile, John and Blake's scheme comes to light when street-smart Renee Parker begins her new position as John's executive assistant. Convinced something is amiss, she enlists her friend Sasha Silver, CEO of Silver Partners, to help her decipher what is happening. This story of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when economic decline spells ruin for Manhattan's pampered elite.


To enter:
 
1. *Mandatory Entry* Just for fun, tell me where your favourite place to read (Mine? The bathtub or the beach!). Please leave me your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. No e-mail= no entry!
 
2. *Bonus Entry* Become a follower of this blog on Google Friend Connect and leave me a separate comment letting me know that you now follow. Current followers are eligible as well, just leave me a separate comment letting me know that you are already a follower!
 
3. *Bonus Entry* Spread the word about this contest in some way. Tweet about it, blog about it, add it to your sidebar, whatever! For spreading the word and leaving me a separate comment telling me how you did it, you will receive one bonus entry.
 
This contest runs until August 17, 2010 at midnight EST. Winners will be notified by e-mail after this date. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only, no PO Boxes please! Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. In the summer, I do like to read on the patio. For some reason, the chairs and table legs match up that I can put my feet up and balance a book on my lap.
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  2. I am already a follower! Thanks!
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  3. I usually read in the most comfy chair I can find. I have one that I go to at work and my big leather one at home.

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  4. I am a GFC follower.

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  5. Lovely giveaway. I could read forever at the beach. Soothing and relaxing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love to read at the pool or at the dog park!

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  7. I am a follower!

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  8. I am so boring, because my favorite place to read is curled up on my sofa.

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  9. Already a GFC follower.

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  10. tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/19745218155

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  11. My favorite places to read are outside on my swing seat or at the beach (I live in Florida so the beach is right there!).
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  12. I am already a GFC follower.
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  13. Ohh this sounds like a good read! I like to read in bed.

    Maryinhb at gmail

    BTW -- I just posted this at win a book for you.

    http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/07/28/the-recessionistas-by-alexandra-lebenthal/

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  14. I forgot to say where my favorite place to read was! :) Deleted my previous comment so it wouldn't be confusing.

    My favorite place to read would be the booths at a cafe nearby where I frequently have lunch during the work week. It's sunny, warm and bright -- a great place to settle in with a novel for the hour I'm on break!

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  15. And I'm a follower! :)

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  16. My favorite place to read is in bed!

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  17. I love reading outside under my favorite shady tree in my comfy pink lawn chair! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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  18. I love to read out by the pool or at the beach!

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  19. i like to read on my front porch :)

    karenk
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  20. i'm a follower :)

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  21. I love reading in bed and also in the car (parked) when I am waiting!!

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  22. GFC follower.

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  23. My fave place to read is at the beach and this look likes a totally great beach read!!

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  24. I am already a follower!!

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  25. I love to read in my uber-comfy bed (just got a new mattress)!

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  26. I am already a follower.

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  27. I tweeted about this contest (my twitter handle is @booksnyc)

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  28. My favorite place to read is in my leather recliner

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  29. I follow via GFC

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  30. I like to read in bed before I go to sleep. Also like to read on my back porch when the weather is nice or on the couch during the day.
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  31. I'm a follower on GFC
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  32. I like to read in the backyard

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  33. I am always reading at the kitchen table or on the couch.

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  34. I do love to read in my bed; it's always cozy. I also have a cooshy chair that I like to read in sometimes when I need to stay awake! :)

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  35. I'm a follower!

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  36. Tweeted about this giveaway here:
    http://twitter.com/safoga/status/21195600975

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  37. I love to read in bed... I feel the most secure, the most comforted when reading in bed; reminds me of being a child and snuggling with my Nanny.

    Aliya D.
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  38. I retired last year & now I read a few chapters first thing every morning before I get out of bed.

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