Monday, September 22, 2008

Matrimony by Joshua Henkin GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Sticky Post

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Joshua Henkin has agreed to giveaway a signed copy of his New York Notable Times novel Matrimony, which was recently released in paperback. Isn't that a great new cover?? Click HERE to read my recent review.

To sign up for the giveaway, please leave me a comment below. Also leave your email address if it is not easily accessible or if you don't have a blog that is public (you don't need a blog to enter). Spread the word about the giveaway and let me know and you'll have two entries! I'll draw a name on Monday September 29 at 6:30 am central time. Josh has kindly agreed to ship across seas. :)

Also, I recently received an email from Josh about an offer he is giving to book clubs for a free phone chat!! How cool would that be to talk about this book with the author himself?? Click HERE by Midnight September 30th to sign up! If you don't win, be sure to check out Josh's website for great discussion questions and other information about the book. This one certainly makes a great book club book.

22 comments:

3m said...

I've been married for almost 18 years, and though I don't have any stellar advice to give, I will say one thing. Just push through the hard times (and there are hard times in every marriage) even if at the moment you want to give up. Things always get better again with time.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nymeth said...

I think the easiest way to make a sticky post with blogger is to enter the date of the end of the giveaway. You can do that by editing the post and then picking "post options". Since everything you post until then will have an earlier date, the post will remain at the top.

I'm not married and I can't think of any advice, but good luck to everyone entering!

Ramya said...

well.. this seems to be the most elusive book ever!:) here i am signing up for yet another giveaway!!:) anyways, i think the best advice for a successful marriage would be "learn to compromise and be happy together!".. differences of opinions are unavoidable and the best way to deal with it is talk about it rather than bottle it up!:)
do enter me for the giveaway trish!!:)
ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

I'm not married yet, but I think the best advice is to communicate and not accuse. You should never say "You are" this or call names, but rather explain how behavior makes you feel. From my own relationship, I can see how much more hurt I am from name-calling, rare as it is, than honest discussion about what we're doing wrong.

And communication is important. My parents are still married after 28 years, but all their fights are caused by a lack of communication. They don't know how to talk to each other. Their life would be more peaceful if they did.

Anyway, here's hoping I win this time!! Thanks to Joshua for being willing to send to me abroad. =)

joanna said...

Please enter me too! :-) I'm not married, but as good as, and my advice is to allow each other to do separate things and keep separate interests. To stifle the individual is to stifle the couple.

Joy said...

Enter me, please! :)

My advice is to have open, honest communication!

I will be spreading the word about this giveaway on my blog.

Thanks, Trish.

gwendolyn said...

Please enter me - I'm really eager to read this book! Thank you for the chance.
My advice is to remember that marriage is a partnership -- you have to work together and support one another.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Serena said...

This is my sage marriage advice:

1. love the person you are with because of who they are not what you believe them to be

2. communicate with one another frequently even about the smallest things.

3. try to be as supportive of your partner as you wish them to be of you when times are tough or work is a pain in the butt.

I would love to enter this contest...

savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

Anna said...

I'd love to enter!

After 8 years of marriage, the best advice I can offer is to stick with it despite the ups and downs. Marriage is hard work. And it's about loving and respecting your spouse even when they drive you crazy.

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Debi said...

Oh crap. I've been sitting trying to come up with some wonderful nugget of advice for marital bliss, but I'm just drawing a blank. And really, truly, I am happily married...I guess I just don't know why I'm happily married. :)

Anyway, I do like that new cover, too. But don't enter me in the drawing.

A Real Librarian said...

My advice is to be open and honest - communication is KEY!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

blueviolet said...

I think it's very important to always find time to be together as a couple. Whether you can only do that once a month or you can do that once a week, it's super important to keep the connection as a couple. Go on dates or just work on a project in the house together. The important thing is that you're together and communicating.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Stephanie said...

This book has been all over the place! I have no idea how many times I've tried to win it.....maybe this time will be it!

Advice on marriage? Let's see here. Communicate. That's it. If you can't do that, then how can you do anything?

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Melody said...

A small gesture means a lot; and always take time to listen and appreciate/enjoy each other's company...

Thanks for the giveaway, Trish!

melreadingcorner@gmail.com

Laura said...

I think I've entered at least 200 drawings for this book...maybe I'll get lucky this time! :)

As far as marriage advice (which I don't know if I'm qualified to give, as I've only been married for 4 years), I think it is a really good idea to compliment each other frequently. Look for the good, and not what is annoying or what you wish could change.

Icedream said...

I'm thrilled to get another chance to win. My advice is communication. Just about the little things is as important as the big ones, and both partners have to commit to it. Some examples; if your husband gets up early, get up for half an hour just to drink some coffee and talk. Or take him out to lunch once a week. He will appreciate the attention too, so that's a bonus.

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Matt said...

Can I join even though I'm not married? :)

Relationship advice: Always do the little things to cheer up the partner/spouse/BF/GF. A quick phone call. A note in the jacket. Honesty is the golden rule.

This book is all over book blogger's radar. I'm curious...

michellekae said...

Let them bo who they are. Never try to change them. There is a reason you fell in love with them in the first place. They are not perfect and neither are you, so love them faults and all! (and always kiss each other good night!!!)

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Sometimes people say never go to bed angry. Honestly, go to bed, sleep on it. In the morning you'll be much more coherent to talk things over.

Amanda said...

Please enter me! Thank you! Communication is key in marriage. And forgiveness :)

samantha.1020 said...

I would like to try and win a copy of this book. Thanks!

samantha.1020@yahoo.com

Marriage Counselors said...

Remember that marriages, even those made in heaven are not perfect, and neither is the groom. Expert marriage counselors advice that there will be times when your husband will perplex, anger and irritate you. There will be days when dirty socks on the floor, lack of communication and puzzling priorities make you want to put him out on Tuesday with the trash. But those are the times when a “wife of noble character” will prove herself. Those are the times when, if you would be fully loved, you must love him fully, because it is when your love is challenged the most that it will shine the brightest.