Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Giveaway: Fight For Your Long Day

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved. 

I'm excited to to bring you next month's 
Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Fight For Your Long Day
with author Alex Kudera

In order to stimulate discussion, 
Atticus Books and Alex have agreed to give away 
10 paper copies
to US residents only

Here is the Goodreads description:

Meet Cyrus Duffleman--"Duffy" for short--an adjunct professor who can barely afford his two-room apartment. Forget about an unfinished novel: He'd be thrilled with health insurance. Still, he gamely shuffles to four urban universities each day to teach, and works a security guard graveyard shift once a week. Cobbled together, he can almost make a living. But today, Duffy's routine isn't quite so predictable: The cryptic mumblings of a possibly psychotic student. Government protests and a bow-and-arrow assassination. Frenzied attempts to spare his sanity (and safety)--all while a female coed quietly eyes him. Part A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole), part Straight Man (Richard Russo), FIGHT FOR YOUR LONG DAY is a promising debut from a new literary talent. It will resonate with anyone who has ever known, been taught by, felt sorry for, or lived the life of an adjunct professor.

This giveaway will run through April 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on April 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book. 

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from May15th through the end of the month. Alex Kudera has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. This sounds pretty interesting. I'd love to win a copy and participate in the discussion on Goodreads. You always pick the most interesting-sounding books!

    hlindskold (at) btweenthecovers (dot) com

  2. I would love to win a copy and participate in the discussion :)

  3. I would love a copy and I will definitely participate in the discussion.

  4. I would love to read this book, and participate in the discussion. I think I feel empathy for Duffy already, just by the brief synopsis of the book.

    1. Hmmm.. something's missing. Can't qualify till you give me a way to contact you :)

  5. I would love to win a copy of this book. I am a broke Grad Student who graduates April 27th and will be in full swing job search mode in May. I will be searching for a teaching job to teach grades 7 - 12 English. I am always looking for books to teach in my future classroom or just to add to my classroom library. I will be purchasing all kinds of books once I get a paying teaching job, but right now, I am broke and unable to purchase much of anything. It is always a great joy to receive a new book and I would certainly participate in the discussion if I win a book to read. Thank you for your time. My e-mail is:
    Thanks again,

  6. This book looks interesting and I would love to read it. If I win a copy, I promise to discuss it with the group in May. Thanks for the opportunity!


  7. I would love to win a copy of this book. I read voraciously, so anything that I can do to control the budget is much appreciated :) If I win, I agree to participate in the group discussion in May. I appreciate not only the chance to win a new book, but to discuss my reactions to a book so I like that the group works to create that interaction.

  8. Hi, I would love to read this book and comment, as I am very sympathetic to the plight of the underemployed university teacher and want to know more about it!

    Sarah Juliet Lauro

  9. This book sounds like fun to read. It has themes I can relate to and discuss. And I love "Confederacy of Dunces" so if this book has the same humor-type, it sounds like my kind of book.

  10. Ok guys! We have our winners. Everyone who commented, except Karol and Anonymous, will be getting an email asking for their shipping address. Karol and Anonymous, if you can get back to me here today with an email address you can be reached at, please do, otherwise you cannot win a copy!