Monday, December 3, 2012

December Breadline Open

Greetings, Whos! The breadline is open now for December. Just click the Request a book button in the sidebar to send us your wish list. The best part is, it doesn't even matter if you've been naughty.

Friday, November 30, 2012

House of Leaves

The November drawing is finished, and Chris L. of somehow both Minnesota and Nova Scotia emerges victorious. A good book for autumn is House of Leaves, a tale about a creepy house that defies the laws of physics.

"It's something that caught my eye years ago," Chris said. "I was just getting into reading and the structure and plot really grabbed me. I've tried reading the book multiple times, but always got distracted by something or another. But it's always been there in the back of my mind, waiting to be read because I know I'm going to love it."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

An Einsteinian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but we know of at least one thing Kristin of Bellevue, Washington is thankful for...

There's still time to get in line before the November drawing, although not much. If you'd like to be entered, just click on the "Request a book" button in the sidebar and email us your choice. Good luck!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Being and Time and a Photo

Now equipped with a copy of Being and Time, Sam W. of Orinda, California is ready to reach self-actualization.

If you haven't won a book yet, click the orange link in the sidebar to request a book. The November drawing is happening soon!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Moonwalking With Einstein

Kristin of Bellevue, Washington was second in line this month, and chose Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. In his first book, Foer recounts his journey to becoming U.S. Memory Champion, and advises on how to unlock the power of memory within ourselves.

Kristin said she's had her eye on the book for awhile. "I saw Moonwalking with Einstein on one of Amazon's best of 2012 lists early this year," she said, "and it's been on my mind ever since. I've heard a lot of great things about his research into the art of memory, and I'm always looking to learn about interesting things."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Being and Time

Sam W. of Orinda, California was first in line this month, requesting Being and Time by Martin Heidegger. Apparently, the philosopher gives his take on the age-old question, What is the meaning of existence? We'll ask Sam what the answer is later.

"I've been meaning to read Being and Time for years," Sam said. "Heidegger is one of the most importantly and notoriously difficult philosophers ever, and this is supposed to be his masterwork.

"I love philosophy, but Heidegger seemed so daunting that I never could bring myself to buy a copy. Now that I've got a copy on the way, I'll finally be motivated enough to dive in (or so I hope!)"

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Breadline Open

The breadline is now officially open for November, so let us know what you'd like to read! Just click the request button over on the sidebar and we'll get back to you.

As always, the first two participants in line are automatic winners, and everyone else has a shot at the November drawing. Good luck!