Miss Jack is hosting a frabjous giveaway on her book’s neat official website: Haphazardly Impausible. She’s self-publishing her debut novel, and she’s very excited. (Who wouldn’t be?!!) So she’s hosting a giveaway.
To enter you have to talk about a book you’re reading.
I haven’t been reading much lately (my bad. I’ll blame it on end of term performances and a mean old cold on the performance day.) But! I am researching! I am researching Gallipoli for Letters to Elizabeth.
On the scary non-fiction level of our library, I found a book titled Letters Home: To Mother, From Gallipoli and Beyond.
I never read non-fiction. Historical fiction, yes. Historical fiction with real characters, yes. But the only non-fiction I’ve read (other than textbooks) are missionary biographies and Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton. So I took a leap of faith to remedy that in reading Letters Home.
It’s the diary and letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony, who was seventeen when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces. I haven’t read much so far, but I think I’ll surprise myself by liking it. (That’s not to think I won’t find his letters interesting — it’s sheerly my previous taste in literature.)
It has a pretty cool cover–it’s made to look like a journal with a picture of the soldier and some letters printed on top. A nice cover is always inviting. Usually I think a lot about the author, but this time, just the fact that it was non-fiction drew me.
I’m excited about reading this book…and Miss Jack’s giveaway.