So I come home on the Friday of a long weekend, and at my door, I find this:
In the box is an invitation to join Penguin Random House Canada in #BingeReading this weekend. And what a binge this will be!
For fans of Justin Cronin’s The Passage trilogy, mark your calendars! Book 3 The City of Mirrors will be on sale this May 24th. I loved the first book so much that I took all 800 pages of its hardcover version around with me on the subway, and I can’t wait to revisit that world and find out what happens next.
This has also got to be one of the coolest marketing pieces around. What better antidote to a busy workweek than one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-six pages of pure, unadulterated reading bliss?
And just in case it’s past my bedtime and I still can’t put the book down, they’ve even included a pretty in pink reading light!
And as if all this wasn’t quite enough of a bookish binge, I also happened to receive this book for review earlier this week:
I adored the first book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time (based on The Winter’s Tale), and Shylock’s infamous speech in The Merchant of Venice has long been my favourite Shakespearean monologue, so I’m really geeking out over this. (Also, I just discovered a video of David Suchet as Shylock delivering this very speech, so I’m just in total geek heaven right now.)
Thank you, Penguin Random House Canada for this beautiful #BingeReading package!
Now, if you will all excuse me, I think I’ll spend the rest of this long weekend wrapped up in a warm, cozy blanket, popcorn and candy at arm’s reach, and lost in the world of one among many good books.