Friday, November 26, 2010

ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY: CLEOPATRA GIVEAWAY

BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS FRIDAY'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE IS.....
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CLEOPATRA
THE AUDIO BOOK
BY STACY SCHIFF
READ BY ROBIN MILES

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Her palace shimmered with gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra, the wealthiest ruler of her time and one of the most powerful women in history, was a canny political strategist, a brilliant manager, a tough negotiator, and the most manipulative of lovers. Although her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.

At only 18 years old, Cleopatra was already one of history's most remarkable figures: the Queen of Egypt. A lethal political struggle with her brother marked her early adulthood and set the tone for the rest of her life; a relationship with Julius Caesar, forged while under siege in her palace, launched her into a deadly mix of romance and strategy; a pleasure cruise down the Nile followed, a child, and a trip to Rome, which ended in Cleopatra's flight. After Caesar's brutal murder, she began a nine-year affair with Mark Antony, with whom she had three more children. Antony and Cleopatra's alliance and attempt to forge a new empire spelled both their ends.

The subject of gossip and legend, veneration and speculation in her lifetime, Cleopatra fascinated the world right up to her death. In the 2000 years since, myths about the last Queen of Egypt have been fueled by Shakespeare, Dryden, and Shaw, who put words in her mouth, and by Michelangelo, Delacroix, and Elizabeth Taylor, who put a face to her name. In Cleopatra, Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff accomplishes a feat that has eluded artists and writers for centuries: capturing fully the operatic life of an exceptionally seductive and powerful woman, whose death ushered in a new world order.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize, the Ambassador Award in American Studies, and the Gilbert Chinard Prize of the Institut Français d'Amérique. All three were New York Times Notable Books; the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, and The Economist also named A Great Improvisation a Best Book of the Year. The biographies have been published in a host of foreign editions.

Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a Director’s Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She was awarded a 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Schiff has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe, among other publications. She lives in New York City.
PRAISE FOR CLEOPATRA:
"A work of literature."
Judith Thurman, The New Yorker

"Enthralling."
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times

"A masterpiece."
Michael Korda, The Daily Beast

"The most compelling biography of the year."
Liz Smith, Wowowow.com

"Captivating....far more complex and compelling than any fictional creation."
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

 GIVEAWAY:

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
EXCITING BEST SELLING NEW
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

THE RULES:

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--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
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HOW TO ENTER
+1 ENTRY: READ ABOUT CLEOPATRA ABOVE AND WATCH THE VIDEO. THEN COMMENT ON WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS BEST SELLING AUDIO BOOK

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

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON HOW YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN PUT THEM ALL AND AS LONG AS YOU LIST THEM SEPARATELY, THEY WILL EACH COUNT AS SEPARATE ENTRIES
  
+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO STACY SCHIFF'S WEBSITE HERE AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FIND AT HER SITE.

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE YOU HAVE ENTERED. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT ON ALL AS LONG AS THEY ARE ENTERED SEPARATELY

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 29!
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GOOD LUCK!

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Our fascination with Cleopatra is timeless.

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Stacy Schiff won a Pulitzer Prize.

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Cleopatra is one of the most intriguing women in history & Stacy Schiff seems to have captured the essence of the woman. I can't wait to read this one!

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I find it interesting that Ms. Schiff writes about both Cleopatra & Benjamin Franklin - these people are so very different & from very different eras in history.

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I would love to read this, so much power held by a woman in a time where women were not allowed to be influencial in any way.

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I found out that: Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation.I would like to listen to it ,b
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I'd like this because it looks like a fascinating story

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Cleopatra seems to be a mixture of brilliant businesswoman and siren temptress.
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Schiff has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

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I just read a review in the paper - it sounds like a great book. I was excited to see it here and to read your review as well. This is definitely on my must read list.

I found her relationship with Marc Antony interesting

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Cleopatra was a "woman before her time". She knew what she wanted and how to get it. I am intrigued by this type of woman, especially in ancient times, and would love to "hear" the author's perspective on the "Queen of the Nile".

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From Ms. Schiff's website I learned that Angelina Jolie will play the lead role in the film adaptation of "Cleopatria: A Life". I'm sure the comparisons will start flying about who plays the better Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor or Angelina Jolie.

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