Friday, March 26, 2010

Giveaway! The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell 2010

In honor of the Scandinavian Reading Challenge below, I'm doing a giveaway of a fantastic new crime thriller by a Scandinavian author, Henning Mankell.  The title of the hardcover is THE MAN FROM BEIJING and it's a wild ride.  To read the review, you can click on the link on the left column under "previously reviewed books".  This giveaway is to encourage visitors to join the Scandinavian Readers Challenge (scroll down for details).

The rules:
To enter, you must be a follower, and leave a comment to this post that you are interested in the giveaway.  Please add your email or a way to contact you if you win.  One entry per comment. To up your chances of winning, consider the following options:
  • If you join the Scandinavian Reading Challenge, you get an extra entry (total 2).
  • If you link to the Scandinavian Reading Challenge on your blog and promote it somehow by mentioning it, you get an extra 3 entries. (just send me a link)
  • If you copy my entire post regarding the Challenge with all the details and refer it back to my blog, you get an extra 4 entries.  (just send me a link)
  • If you leave a comment in the comment box with your favorite Scandinavian author or title, you get an extra 2 entries.
I anticipate alot of interest as this title is hot right now.  Email me if you have any questions.  Ones who have already signed up for the Challenge are already entered in the giveaway.

On April 7, 2010, a random generator will select a winner.  Additionally, another Scandinavian title will be offered as a giveaway next week, so stay tuned!

I hope this isn't too complicated!


  1. I'm a follower and am interested in winning this book!

    harvee44 at yahoo dot com

  2. My favorite Scandinavian writer is Stieg Larsson among others.

    harvee44 at yahoo dot com

  3. I have joined the Scandanavian challenge!! +2
    So many great authors...Per Petterson and Arnaldur Indridason and Hakan Nesser and...+2

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

  4. Sounds like a great read and I definitely would like to win this one. I am a follower :)
    Here's my email:

    lillyswiste at gmail dot com

  5. I would love to win this book..and am a Follower. Scandinavian author?....Sigrid Undset's KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER....which I read at a very young age...Historical Soap Opera (with Class)..and Stieg Larsson...with whom I have only recently become acquainted...GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.


  6. Amy I wish I could commit to the Scandinavian challenge but I have trouble managing my study commitments let alone trust myself to read any specific books. I will be following with a great deal of interest though, as I have been looking to read more Scandinavian authors, so I will be keeping a list of recommended authors and titles. I have really enjoyed reading Mankell in the past and I still have The girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the shelf, really must read that one soon.

  7. I've read one of Mankell's books and would love to win this one:

    -I am a follower
    -I have joined the challenge and linked to you in the post here:

    -My favourite Scandinavian author is Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen).

    sfuhringer (AT) sympatico (dot)ca

    Thank you for entering me.

  8. This isn't about books, except to say that I think Tom and Cookie had too long a day at the library; they're exhausted from lugging home all of the books they committed to read for the Scandinavian Challenge.