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[closed] Win The Chimes by Anna Smaill

I bought four books the other day. Which means the pile beside my bed is starting to teeter. Which means I have to get rid of some of the books I’ve already read. Either that or I have to build a new room on the house. Hmm, I’ve always wanted a library…

the_chimesSo, I’ve decided the first book I’m going to let go is The Chimes by Anna Smaill.

I chose this one because I won it (thanks Hachette NZ!) during my favourite thing to do on Twitter on a Friday: #RāmereShorts

So, as a thank-you, I decided to pay it forward and let someone else win it.

(If you’re curious, here’s the tweet that won.)

Why you want to win The Chimes:

1) Dude, it’s been longlisted for the Man Booker.

2) Beautiful, lyrical writing (see point 1.) Music is a living, breathing part of the manuscript and infuses the prose.

3) An original concept. This is dystopian as you’ve never read it.

4) I did not dog-ear the corners or squash biscuit crumbs in between the pages. (Okay, that only goes for *this* copy.)

Enough, already! Tell me how to enter

It’s easy-peasy. All you have to do to get in the draw is leave a comment on this post completing one of the following statements:

Option A: “The last New Zealand book I read was…”

Option B: “I want to read The Chimes because…”

Option C: “If I could store a memory in an inanimate object, the memory/object would be…”

Ts and Cs

* I’m happy to post anywhere in the world (sorry, Mars Rover), though I can’t guarantee how soon it’ll arrive.

* Comments are moderated.

* Be sure you include your correct email address. I won’t spam you, I promise, I just need some way to contact you if you win.

* One entry per person please. All valid entries will go in the draw and then I’ll random.org it.

* Contest will run for a week. So, I’ll draw it next Thursday night, my time. Basically, if comments are closed, it’s over.

And the winner is…

Thanks for entering. This competition is now closed. The winner is comment #7. Congrats Alayne. 🙂