Do you see these gorgeous new Penguin Hardback Classics designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith? They are due to be released on October 5 in the UK, and I will be first in line. Some of you may remember my love affair with the first set of releases last year as I blogged about it here? Once I received them for Christmas, I began waiting for the next cloth-bound beauties. I have gestated that love some 9+ months, and now the babies are coming home from the book hospital.
But friends, you know how busy I am. So I want one of you to take one of my children. Any one from the cradle above. Just pick the one that suits your fancy. I can't possibly care for all of them. I will ship it to your house in a mailer just like Flat Stanley travels.
But in order to get an entry into my little competition, I want you to do something that will put us all in the proper frame of mind for Banned Books Week. Look at the titles above - The Hound of the Baskervilles, Oliver Twist, Emma, The Odyssey, The Woman in White, Treasure Island, The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint (Shakespeare), Lady Chatterley's Lover, Little Women, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - and take a guess as to which two have not been challenged or banned in some well-documented way. Don't look it up. Just guess. You get an entry no matter what - right or wrong.
Take a guess by close of day this Sunday, October 4. Win a beauty of your choice. Then let's all meet up here next week, and challenge some of our assumptions?