My dear book lovers!
Have you heard the exciting news? It’s time for HarperCollins Canada’s March Madness 2012 competition! What does this mean, you ask?
HCC March Madness is HarperCollins’ annual book tournament. 64 books, 6 rounds, 6 weeks, 1 champion. They have some pretty big titles competing this year so it’ll be interesting to see who wins! Don’t forget to vote for your favourite books. If you vote you’ll be able to enter their contest to win all 64 books competing. Pretty cool, right? I mean what book lover wouldn’t want 64 superb titles to add to their shelves?
This year HarperCollins Canada is also rewarding their fans if they “champion” a title. Here are the details: http://thesavvyreader.ca/2012/hcc-march-madness-round-1-who-are-you-cheering-for/
What title am I championing?
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann! Column’s book was my favourite read of 2010. You can revisit my original 5 star review here. I am very partial to contemporary Irish authors and my favourites include Colum as well as these runners-up in no particular order:
- Patrick McCabe
- Roddy Doyle
- Edna O’Brien
- Maggie O’Farrell
- Neil Jordan
- Frank McCourt
- Colm Tóibín
- Jamie O’Neill
Of course, most of you won’t have read all 64 books that you’re voting for, but that’s okay. Just vote for the one you’d like to win for whatever reason you fancy!
The most brutal choice for me has been between Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig and My Booky Wook by Russell Brand. I’ve read both books and I do love Russell Brand, but I cannot vote for his book over the classic that is Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance! Sorry @rustyrockets but you probably wouldn’t vote for your own book either over Pirsig’s masterpiece!
You can actually vote in HCC March Madness’ book tournament every hour, so feel free to vote as much as you want! You can only enter the contest once a day though.
Good luck everyone! Have fun with this contest!