It’s hard to believe this much time has gone by already, but The Bookish Libra turns one year old this week! I guess time flies when you’re doing something you love, right? And I do love sharing my love of books!
I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who has visited my blog during this first year. Your support and friendship has been so important to me and I very much look forward to continuing to get to know the book community.
As a token of my appreciation and of course to celebrate my blog’s milestone, I’m doing a couple of giveaways. One will start today and the other will start on Friday, so be sure to check back then to see the second one.
Up first, I’m giving away a hardcover copy of the 2017 release, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. This is such an important book that I think everyone should read so I want to do my part to make sure it gets into as many hands as possible. I started reading it a couple of days ago and the cover does not exaggerate: It is absolutely riveting.
In case there is anyone out there who isn’t familiar with this book, here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
This giveaway will run for 10 days, ending at midnight on April 1st, and is international (as long as The Book Depository ships to you. (List of countries TBD ships to). The winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via DM on twitter to get shipping information for the prize.
Good luck to all who enter!