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THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
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READING HERODOTUS:
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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
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TRYING NEAIRA:
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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
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BAFAB Contest: Win a free recommended book

  

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It's horrible, I know. Here I am, the originator of BAFAB Week, and people all around are throwing BAFAB contests and being all generous, and I have yet to do anything about it.

I have an excuse. I've been sick since Saturday, and busy with KidderLit, the newest site in my online universe. But still. I'm ashamed of myself.

So here's the story. This BAFAB Week's guest reviewer Gail Gauthier and I recommended six different books for BAFAB. You can read our reviews here. The books are:

Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light
Joseph Finder,
Power Play
M.T. Anderson,
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation
Alan Alda,
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Catherine Fisher,
Corbenic
Scott Smith,
A Simple Plan

I am prepared to send one of these books to a lucky winner. I'll hold a drawing on October 8th of all the entrants. Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your name and your book of choice. That will buy you one ticket in the drawing.

2. Because I'd like to spread the word about my various projects, blog about TwitterLit or KidderLit, including links to one or both sites. Leave a comment here with your name and book of choice and the URL of your blog post. That will get you two tickets in the drawing.

The winner will be notified by email on October 8th and will have to supply me then with a shipping address. I'll ship out the book via Amazon. Good luck!

I'm cross-posting this at a number of my sites. Wherever you happen to come upon it, just enter the contest via the comments at that site.

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Comments

1.

I saw this on Twitter. ... I would love to win a free book. (And I love to keep up with you on Twitter).

This one sounds good:

M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation

Thanks, Amanda Black

2.

Thanks, Amanda! And I'm glad you like the Twitter presence.

3.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation

Sounds like a fascinating read!

4.

Excellent! You're entered,Douglas.

5.

I would love the book 'A Certain Slant of Life' by Laura Whitcomb. Its a new author to me but would love to try her.
Jen.

6.

Excellent. Thanks for entering, Jennifer!

7.

Thanks for coming up with this neat idea, Debra. I usually join in this fun week, but I just didn't get things together this time. I'll have to get my act together before Jan.

I'd love to win A Simple Plan.

8.

Thanks, booklogged! You're in!

9.

Its a new author to me but would love to try her.




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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  






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