Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Book Giveaway! The Joke's Over

Hello everyone.....
I was in Half Price Books (again) and found a hardcover edition of The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman which is a book of memories of one of his great friends, Hunter S. Thompson. As you all know, we love Thompson, and thought this was a very cool find, so we would like to share it with you all, in hopes to inspire you to delve into the world of Gonzo-journalism! It also has a foreword by Kurt Vonnegut, which is pretty cool itself.
"With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know."
-Hunter S. Thompson
To Enter: We would like to give it to somebody who has an interest/curiosity in Thompson/Steadman/Gonzo-Journalism, so on that note, here are the requirements! 1. Google Hunter S. Thompson, and find out a little bit about his life and his books. 2. Write a paragraph about why you are interested in Thompson, and at least one thing you have discovered about him or his works that you find fascinating. 3. Comment on this post with your paragraph, and then you will be entered to win! You have until Wednesday May 6th to enter!

Also, time is running out to enter the Padfoot and Prongs Spectacular Scavenger Hunt!! The winner gets a 25$ book of choice from amazon.com and the contest is ending May 20th. There is still plenty of time to get yourself entered. We have changed the rules so that for every task completed, you get 1 entry for the prize. So get to hunting fellow marauders and win yourself that prize! For more details check out the side over there ---->
Congrats to Jenners and Rebecca who are already doing a fabulous job on their entries. Be sure to check out their blogs for some examples.

So if you are not a fan of free books then be sure to ignore this post. However, if you are like us and cannot pass up the chance to win anything literary, then get cracking on these fun opportunities!

-mischief managed-


  1. Nice to come across a book review blog that doesn't just do teenage fantasy and bodice rippers.

  2. Haha thanks. Yea we aren't into that genre so much....

  3. You have such a fun blog :) I love to visit you guys!
    Happy Reading!

  4. I don't recall exactly when Hunter S Thompson began to be an important figure in my life, but somewhere along the line he shaped my lives on life and literature. Following this initial discovery, I went about collecting his complete works, and eventually got a tattoo of his double-fisted Gonzo logo on my left arm. However, recently, I moved to Korea and in the process of having my Thompson collection shipped over... they were all lost!

  5. Oh no that's terrible!!!!! If any of my books turned up missing I would be in the depths of despair!!

  6. Some of them were signed, some were first editions, and all of them were loved and cherished, and now sorely missed!

  7. If that happened to me I am not sure I would ever get over it honestly. I would probably cry...forever.

  8. What a cool find!

    And thanks for the heads up on the deadline ... and for changing the rules. I don't know if I'll get done in time to be honest! I better put the pedal to the metal and get cracking! : )


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