Sunday, September 12, 2010

BRUNCH WITH BINGO--THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"

I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
"FOOD" BOOK CHOICE IS.....

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR
BY ALLEGRA GOODMAN


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Emily and Jessamine Bach are opposites in every way: Twenty-eight year old Emily is the CEO of Veritech, and twenty-three year old Jess is an environmental activist and graduate student in philosophy. Pragmatic!
Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley. Romantic Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. Emily is rational and driven, while Jess is dreamy and whimsical. Emily's boyfriend, Jonathan, is fantastically successful. Jess's boyfriends, not so much--as her employer George points out in what he hopes is a completely disinterested way.
Bicoastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, The Cookbook Collector is a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can't find what we're looking for: reading cookbooks instead of cooking, speculating instead of creating, collecting instead of living. But above all it is about holding on to what is real in a virtual world: love that stays.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

IN HER OWN WORDS: "I was born in Brooklyn in 1967, but grew up in Honolulu where I got to run around barefoot. I lived in Hawaii until I flew back east for college. I attended Harvard, where I stepped in my first slush puddle. Now I have waterproof boots because I live in Cambridge, Mass, with my family. Don't get me started on the winters here, and the snow days! When I'm not writing, I spend most of my time driving my four kids around, reading, thinking about getting some exercise (I like to swim), wondering what we should have for dinner, and occasionally indulging in some therapeutic vacuuming. Oh, and I keep a blog of my thoughts on the writing process, the books I'm reading and the literary life. You can find me at www.allegragoodman.com or join me on Facebook."

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS
POPULAR BOOK TO GIVE
AWAY MYSELF-A BRAND NEW,
HARDBACK EDITION.




--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT ALLEGRA GOODMAN BY VISITING HER WEBSITE AND READING HER INTERVIEW HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY:
COMMENT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MADE YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK BY READING "ABOUT THE BOOK" ABOVE


+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU SIGNED UP AS A MEMBER OF SWAGBUCKS FROM MY WIDGET AT THE BOTTOM, OR THE SWAGBUCKS BUTTON ON THE RIGHT COLUMN. IF YOU HAVE AND HAVE WON SOME SWAGBUCKS TODAY, TELL HOW MANY AND YOU CAN COUNT IT AS +2 ENTRIES!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,
SEPTEMBER 26!


GOOD LUCK!

57 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't believe she decided to write when she was seven, and then did it! Very impressive!

Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

The "About the Book" makes it sound so different than the other Allegra Goodman book I just finished (Kaaterskill Falls) that I am very interested in seeing how they compare.

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debbie said...

I found it interesting that after living in Hawaii, she remembers stepping in her first slush puddle in college. I would like to have this book.
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Teresa said...

I have wanted to read this one since I first saw it on a blog awhile back! Please count me in.

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bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that Goodman grew up in Honolulu. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to read this book because I think it sounds thought provoking. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

traveler said...

The author's upbringing in Honolulu was different and intersting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This unique type of book is fascinating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This author is extremely talented and versatile. No wonder with both parents teaching and achieving at university. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

A book that sounds appealing and from a different perspective. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Colleen Turner said...

I learned from the author's website that she knew she wanted to be a writer when she was seven years old! I just wanted to play at seven :)!
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Colleen Turner said...

I love the concept of the opposite protagonists and how they both choose to live their lives or collect instead of experiencing. You have to wonder: which one is happier?
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Colleen Turner said...

+1. I did sign up for Swagbucks through your website and earned fourteen swagbucks today (through daily survey, checking to see if I had any surveys, looking through NOSOs and doing a search)! I have turned in swagbucks for $15 dollars in Amazon gift cards so far!
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Colleen Turner said...

+2. I did sign up for Swagbucks through your website and earned fourteen swagbucks today (through daily survey, checking to see if I had any surveys, looking through NOSOs and doing a search)! I have turned in swagbucks for $15 dollars in Amazon gift cards so far!
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Connie said...

Hi! What blew my mind was that she knew she wanted to be a writer at age 7!!!

Love this giveaway! :)

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Connie said...

I wanted to read this book because it involves two women and cookbooks which is a interesting combo to me. :)

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holdenj said...

She must have been quite the kid and living in Hawaii would have been interesting.
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holdenj said...

I've heard several good reviews of this book, so I'd really like to read it too!
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Tore said...

Thats pretty neat she started writing at 7. I have been thinking about writing a book now but I haven't done it yet. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I was struck that she decided to be a writer when she was only seven years old.


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Anonymous said...

I want to read this book because I too collect cookbooks and read them. A lot of times, I am so satisfied with reading the receipe that I put the cookbook away!


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Anonymous said...

+? Swag? Not sure what to put.


I signed up in February of this year and have no idea of the name of the blog that got me started. Going to look up how many SW takes for the Amazon.com GC. I usually do the daily poll, check for surveys and check for special offers.

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Susan said...

I found it interesting that she listed her favorite books by living and dead authors. I also am pleased that she says she gets interrupted. Seems I just start writing and the phone rings, or a knock at the door takes me from my work.
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Susan said...

Several factors have made me want to read this book. First, is the title. I am a cookbook collector, so that peeked my interest. Second, I used to live in the Silicon Valley. Third, several people I know have read it, and liked it.

Tina said...

I found her web page fascinating to see that she often writes in longhand!
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Tina said...

from "about the book" I found it interesting that it's about living in a virtual world-something we're all struggling with.

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Linda Kish said...

I enjoy novels about cooking.

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Linda Kish said...

She wanted to be a painter until she was seven and learned to read. Then she knew she would be a writer.

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Kaye said...

Cookbooks and computers, right up my alley! And written by someone who still writes letters, amazing!

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ossmcalc said...

I learned that after 25 years, her parents left Hawaii for Nashville Tennessee , where her mother became the first woman Dean of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt and her father accepted a position in the philosophy department. He still teaches at Vanderbilt.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

The phrase "the substitutions we make when we can't find what we're looking for" really caught my attention and makes me want to read this book.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/24325127502

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I SIGNED UP AS A MEMBER OF SWAGBUCKS FROM THE SWAGBUCKS BUTTON ON THE RIGHT COLUMN.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

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gcpeach17 said...

I, too, enjoyed the Little House Books and the fact that she still writes letters to her friends! Lovely!

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gcpeach17 said...

The title of the book is intriguing. I'm not sure what to expect from it and cannot wait to find out. Thanks, for the chance to win this book.

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gcpeach17 said...

I am a follower with Google Reader.

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Bonnie said...

"I'M YOUR FACEBOOK FAN FOR +5"


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Bonnie said...

I found it very interesting that Goodman listed her favorite authors (and that is quite a list) by categories. Loved it!

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Bonnie said...

Sorry if this is a double post, I may have posted it in the wrong entry as I have two windows open!

When I read this in About the Book, I knew that I would like to read this book:

"..reading cookbooks instead of cooking, speculating instead of creating, collecting instead of living. But above all it is about holding on to what is real in a virtual world: love that stays."

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hendy said...

Ms. Goodman was encouraged to write by her 2nd grade teacher and her high school English teacher
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hendy said...

I want to read this book because I want to learn about the substitutions I can make when I can't find what I need.
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allisonsbj3 said...

I learned she decided to be a writer when she was 7.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I love books when characters work in bookstores!

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Linda Henderson said...

I found out she attended Punahou, an independent school founded in the 19th Century by Congregationalist missionaries.

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Linda Henderson said...

I think the whole reading cookbooks instead of cooking sounds very interesting. I want to know more about this book.

Linda Henderson said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/25065910200

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Amy said...

I think it's amazing that Allegra Goodman decided she was going to write when she was 7 and now she does! And she writes 5 days a week despite having a family and children to raise. Very impressive!


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Amy said...

It really interests me that the characters are both young women yet their lives are exceedingly different. I want to know more about the lives of both and wonder how things work out for them.

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Carol W. said...

I find it interesting that Allegra Goodman comments that she spends her time doing the mundane daily chores, and that she deals with the snowy days in Massachusetts.

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Carol W. said...

Goodman's creation and development of characters that are direct opposites makes me want to read this book.

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Norma said...

It's interesting she first writes by hand!
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Norma said...

The book just sounds really interesting!
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LAMusing said...

It's interesting she writes five or six drafts before it even goes to re-writes with the publisher
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LAMusing said...

I was intrigues by the line about substitutions we make "reading cookbooks instead of cooking"
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weeziestoy said...

I found it interesting that at 7 she new she would be a writer...

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