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TBYL Garage Sale, coming soon!

It’s an exciting time at the moment for That Book You Like! The winds of change are picking up, steering TBYL away from retail and right towards more reading, reading, reading and of course, lots of writing.

As such, I’m looking to clear all the books left in the TBYL Store, and I’m having a Garage Sale to do it!

garagesale

Make sure you put the 26 July 2014 in your diary, and better still RSVP to our online event here! That way I can give you a holler first thing on the day to make sure that you don’t miss out on any bargains.

There will be a great range of adult fiction and kids titles as well as a few other gifty bits and bobs. Great prices, some books will even be at cost.

All items will be posted on our Facebook page on the 26 July (starting at about 10am) and it’ll be first in, first served. Numbers of titles are strictly limited, and specials will be exclusive to the Facebook page only.

Hope you’ll join us!

Lots of winners!

What a prize bonanza!! Here are the winners of our December give-aways, with books courtesy of Allen and Unwin

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The winners of Chocolate Cake for Breakfast by Danielle Hawkins, are Charmaine Campbell and Tara Nikelis.

The two lucky people who’ve won The Recipe Box by Sandra Lee are Bree McGraw and Belinda Draper.

Congratulations to Andrew Finegan and Ben Hanckel who’ve both won a copy of Puzzles and Words 2 by David Astle.

And the winners of a copy of Great Australian Horse Stories by Anne Crawford are Jeannine Barrett and Rachel Kapsalakis.

Plus, two lucky readers who got into the Christmas spirit and sent TBYL a Christmas card have one a $25 gift voucher from the TBYL Store!  Wendy Sutcliffe and Barbara McCauley – happy shopping!

Thanks to everyone who got involved with these competitions, I loved all your recipes, dream breakfasts and puzzling puzzles! Thanks to to Allen and Unwin, make sure you check out their new releases at www.allenandunwin.com.au

All winners will be contacted by email shortly to make arrangements for delivery of your prize!

 

 

Out Now! TBYL News: All Things Bookish December 2013

This month’s edition of TBYL News: All Things Bookish… is now out, chock full of Christmas give-aways!

cardsThere’s eight great books from Allen and Unwin to win, plus two vouchers from the TBYL Store! 

You can find out more in this month’s newsletter,you’re welcome to enter one competition or enter them all, it’s up to you!

 I hope you’ll enjoy our December edition! Click here to read TBYL News: All Things Bookish… December 2013

If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can click here.

And of course, we here at TBYL hope you have a very merry Christmas season!

 

Lots of fun coming up for TBYL!

November and December are turning out to be particularly busy and extra exciting for the TBYL crowd. I don’t want you to miss out on anything, so here’s a calendar of what’s coming up in the next couple of months!

marketTBYL at the Fair
Sunday, 17 November 2013

We’ll be setting up a TBYL stall at the Strathaird Primary School (Narre Warren South) and if you’re in the area, we’d love for you to pop by and say hi! We’ll have books, gifts, stories and free goodies on offer. Find out more about what’s going on at this great school event on their page…


Steve WorlandMeet Steve Worland

Monday, 25 November 2013 7:30pm (EST)

This month’s TBYL Event is an online conversation with the exciting Steve Worland, author of the newly released Combustion (Penguin). A great chance to find out more about Steve’s action-packed adventure series.

RSVP today to make sure you don’t miss out on this entertaining chat and be sure to tune into the TBYL Facebook page at 7:30pm (EST).


CombustionTBYL Book Club November

25 – 27 November 2013

Join us online to discuss Steve Worland’s Combustion for the TBYL Book Club. We’ll be chatting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, on the TBYL Facebook page.

You can RSVP here for a reminder, and get hold of a copy of Steve’s book here.

You can read my review of Steve’s book here if you’d like to find out more about this fast-paced novel.


christmas giftsTBYL Christmas Clearance

Saturday, 30 November 2013

This is your chance to pick up some Christmas bargains from the TBYL Store! For one day I’ll have a great range of books for adults and kids, set up in my front room. Now, I know you probably can’t join me in real life, and so I thought I’d share the goodies with you on Facebook. Put it in your diary, and on Saturday 30 November make sure you visit our Facebook page to find amazing specials on books to clear. They’ll be discounted, some at cost. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a fantastic read at a low price, plus a chance to take a look at the stock that the TBYL Store has.

RSVP here to make sure you don’t miss out!

 

the goldfinchTBYL Book Club Special Event, with guest host Rachel Devine
Monday, 2 December 2013 7:30pm (EST)

I’ve been chatting with a new friend Rachel from Rachel Devine Photography / sesame ellis. As well as being a very talented photographer, she’s also a fellow book lover. She’s been enjoying Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch and I couldn’t resist – I’m going to join her.

I’d like to invite you to do the same. We’ll have a chat about the book on the evening of Monday, 2 December TBYL Facebook. I hope you’ll tune in and join the conversation (you can RSVP here) and meet some wonderful new bookish friends.

You can find out more about the book at the Hachette Australia website.

 

bundle of booksTBYL News: Christmas Edition
Monday, 2 December 2013

This special Christmas edition of our newsletter will not only feature a wrap up of TBYL’s 2013, but will also give you lots of chances to win great books! Consider it my Chrissy present to you!

Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss out!

 

champagneTBYL at Contagious Enthusiasm’s Christmas Fair
Friday, 13 December 2013 5pm – 9pm

We’ll be attending the Contagious Enthusiasm’s Christmas Fair in Hampton just before Christmas, offering you a final pre-Chrissy chance to pick up TBYL goodies for your family and friends. Come along to 571 Hampton Street, Hampton and enjoy a little shopping, a massage and a drink and nibble. It’ll be a lovely night out! Find out more on Contagious Enthusiasm’s website or Like them for updates.

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The end of 2013 is coming up fast, but as you can see, we’ve got a little something for everyone, to help you see the year out in bookish style! I hope you’ll join us!

Announcing three winners

As you know, I love giving books away and today I’m thrilled to be able to announce three lucky winners of some new books for their bookshelves…

tornFirst up, in August I was able to offer a copy of Karen Turner’s Torn (Palmer Higgs Books) to one lucky reader.

‘Torn’ is set in London’s high society, an opulent setting where each family estate is more impressive than the last. The story’s main character, Alexandra, is a tomboy, but no less a part of her fine surroundings. She may resist, but as she grows, she finds herself drawn into the dance the same as everyone else… You can read the full review here.

Congratulations Jeannine Barrett, a copy of Torn is all yours! I’ll email you tonight to make arrangements.

Secondly, this week I was feeling a little guilty, a bit neglectful of my bookish friends as I was absent from Facebook for a few days. As such, I thought I’d make up for it by giving away a couple of Popular Penguins from the TBYL Store.

pop penguin college

The two winners of our Popular Penguin give-away are Elizabeth Phan and Jacqueline Troung. Congrates guys – could you please email me at info@thatbookyoulike.com.au with your postal address? I’ll send you a list of books to choose from!

Thanks to everyone for getting involved and keep reading for more chances to win.

 

Out Now! TBYL News: All Things Bookish July 2013

This month’s edition of TBYL News: All Things Bookish… is now out, complete with give-aways, new reviews and highlights from the last month at That Book You Like…

heart like mineTBYL News is a great way to catch up on recent reviews, upcoming news and words from my lovely special guests. This month you’ll find a chances to win a great book from Allen and Unwin, and find out more about this month’s TBYL Book Club Book.

Click here to read TBYL News: All Things Bookish… July 2013

If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can click here.

This’ll mean that you get our monthly news by email, on the first Monday of the month. Perfect!

Join us:   Facebook  and  Twitter
Find out more about the TBYL Book Club here

Cheap Books (need I say more?)

A quick post today, just to make sure that you’ve got our Open House Book Clearance in your diary – it’s happening this weekend!

The TBYL Store has to clear some stock, and I thought… “what better way than to have an open house?!” For two days I’ll have a great range of books for adults and kids, set up in my front room.

open houseNow, I know you probably can’t join me in real life, and so I thought I’d better share the goodies with you via the world wide web, more specifically, on Facebook. If you pop by our page on Saturday 22/6/13 and Sunday 23/6/13 you’ll find plenty of stock at really amazing prices.

They’ll be discounted, some at cost. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a fantastic read at a low price, plus a chance to take a look at the stock that the TBYL Store has.

A couple of tips…

1. RSVP here, if you want to make sure that you don’t forget to come on over and take a look.

2. Mostly, regular postage will apply to sales but hey, why not buy a few books at a time and save on postage? Or share with a friend? Happy to help cut down postage charges where I can.

3. These prices are exclusive to Facebook only – if you shop at the online store, you’ll probably find the the prices are different. Any questions, just ask!

4. To purchase, comment SOLD and I’ll be in touch – we can arrange payment via paypal invoice or bank direct deposits.

Most importantly, remember that more often than not the books you’ll see in the TBYL Store have been reviewed by TBYL in the past. If you want to find out more about a title, just search the blog!

Finally, I’d like to introduce a new feature on the blog, that’ll make it easier to pick up copies of the books you like the sound of. Where you see this banner on the blog…

Buy from TBYL

… you’ll be able to click through to the book in store at the TBYL Store. Most of the time I can have the book in mail to you the next day, and if it’s going to take any longer than that, I’ll be sure to let you know.

I hope you’ll join in the fun this weekend, I’d love to send you something nice!

Join us: Facebook and Twitter
Sign up for TBYL Book Club here…

Out Now! TBYL News: All Things Bookish June 2013

An adventure packed edition of TBYL News: All Things Bookish… this month – new events coming up, competitions, new books in store!

chris allen 2012TBYL News is a great way to catch up on recent reviews, upcoming news and words from my lovely special guests.

This month you can catch up on what happened at last month’s “The Next Step”, you’ll find a chance to win a great book from Allen and Unwin, and you can read all about our next TBYL Event, an online chat with the wonderful Chris Allen.

Click here to read TBYL News: All Things Bookish… June 2013

If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can click here. This’ll mean that you get our monthly news by email, on the first Monday of the month. Perfect!

Join us:   Facebook  and  Twitter
Find out more about the TBYL Book Club here

Out Now! TBYL News: All Things Bookish May 2013

A fun edition of TBYL News: All Things Bookish… this month – competitions, handmade goodies and great events to start off the year!

next steps collageTBYL News is a great way to catch up on recent reviews, upcoming news and words from my lovely special guests. This month you’ll find a chances to win a great book from Harlequin, and read all about our next TBYL Event!

Click here to read TBYL News: All Things Bookish… May 2013

If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can click here. This’ll mean that you get our monthly news by email, on the first Monday of the month. Perfect!

Join us:   Facebook  and  Twitter
Find out more about the TBYL Book Club here

Out Now! TBYL News: All Things Bookish February 2013

A fun edition of TBYL News: All Things Bookish… this month – competitions, handmade goodies and great events to start off the year!

navel gazingTBYL News is a great way to catch up on recent reviews, upcoming news and words from my lovely special guests. This month you’ll find lots of chances to win great books, and an introduction to a new friend.

Click here to read TBYL News: All Things Bookish… February 2013

If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can click here. This’ll mean that you get our monthly news by email, on the first Monday of the month. Perfect!

Join us:   Facebook  and  Twitter
Sign up for TBYL Book Club here…