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Humbook Christmas Gifts: the participants.

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hello everyone,

HumbookThat’s it, we’re December 1st and it’s the day Guy and I sum up the participants to our Humbook Christmas Gift Event. Check Guy’s introductory post here and mine here. As promised in these billets, here are the participants:

Himadri from The Argumentative Old Git and Brian from Babbling Books will play together. Himadri’s blog is full of thoughtful entries about Russian literature, British classics along with argumented and thought-provoking rants. Brian has eclectic tastes in literature and is highly interested in history. Have a look at their blogs to discover them if you don’t know them already.

Lisa from ANZ LitLovers decided to choose Tony from Tony’s Reading List as her copinaute. Tony agreed to reciprocate so we’ll see what they selected for each other. Lisa’s blog is a gold mine regarding literature from Australia and New Zealand. Despite his love for Trollope and other Victorian writers, Tony reads many non-Anglophone books, either in translation or in the original when they’re in French or in German. He’s also very fond of Japanese literature and will host the event January In Japan. Read more about it on Tony’s blog dedicated to this event, January in Japan.

I’m thrilled that Brian, Himadri, Tony and Lisa decided to participate. Brian will pick two books for Himadri and verse-versa and Lisa will select two for Tony and verse-versa. Guy and I will choose one book for each participant. I will also choose two books for Guy, I have a lot of ideas and my problem now is to narrow the list down to two books.

We also wanted to add a guest participant: Tom, from A Common Reader, was very interested in the event but couldn’t name a copinaute. So Guy and I will choose two books for him as well.

The gifts will be given in posts published on December 25th. So, pay attention to the activity on our six blogs that day. If anyone wants to come aboard now, let me know in the comments.

I hope Himadri, Brian, Lisa and Tony will have a lot of fun discovering the gifts and reading the books and that Tom won’t mind that we picked him as a Christmas guest.

  1. December 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    This is going to be fun, I hope everybody gets lovely books:)


    • December 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Lisa.

      I know your Christmas post is done and scheduled, that’s great. I can’t wait to read it!


  2. December 2, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Count me in sorry not replied via blog as out when reading the post happy be paired with anyone all the best stu


    • December 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Hi Stu,

      I’m happy that you join us in this. You can just decide whom you’ll give books to. You don’t have to be paired with someone. Guy & I will choose a book for you anyway.

      I’ll let you know via Twitter if another blogger is looking for a copinaute.


  3. Brian Joseph
    December 2, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Thamks again for organizing this Emma.

    By the way, “copinaute” is an awsome word!


    • December 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

      I’m glad you’re participating Brian, I’m curious to see which books you’ll pick for Himadri.

      I love the word copinaute, we needed one like this.


      • Brian Joseph
        December 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        It is very tough to choose. Perusing his old blog posts has been a help. I have two books in mind but I am not 100% decided yet.


        • December 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

          It takes some time, that’s why we wanted to publish the list of participants on December 1st. We all have time to look for THE books. 🙂


  4. leroyhunter
    December 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Emma, I’ll pair up with Stu if that works? Would like to take part despite being blogless.


    • December 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Stu will be paired with Sue from Whispering Gums
      I can choose books for you if you want & I’ll publish your reviews as guest posts.


  5. leroyhunter
    December 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    OK great!


    • December 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      That means yes? 🙂


  6. leroyhunter
    December 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Sure does. I’ll be interested to see what you pick.


    • December 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Ok, now I have to find books you haven’t read…that’s a challenge in itself.


    • December 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Ok, now I have to find books you haven’t read…that’s a challenge in itself.


  7. December 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    look forward to every ones choices ,hoping to find sue some gems ,all the best stu


  8. December 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I can’t work out whether I’m in or out and I apologise for not following this up properly. I’m happy to be “out” but if you want someone else then count me in. I should follow up comments properly and will try to do better next time!


    • December 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      No worries Tom. We thought we’d pick books for you because you seemed interested but didn’t want to pick books for someone else.
      You have nothing else to do than check Guy’s blog or mine on Christmas Day or after and decide if you want to try the two books we picked for you.


  9. December 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Wonderful! I have so many other activities going on at the moment I’d be quite relieved not to have to do much – and also excited to see what choices you have made for me. Thank you.


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