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Reading into 2016

I confess to being an inquisitive person. According to my mother I was destined to become a journalist because I was born asking What? Why? Where? How?  This doesn’t seem particularly remarkable to me (don’t all kids endlessly question?) but who am I to destroy a mother’s belief in her intuitive powers?

The blogosphere allows me to indulge my curiosity (some might call this nosiness) to the full about other people’s reading habits.  I love the idea that reading, which is, by its nature a solitary occupation, can become social when I discover that someone thousands of miles away has similar tastes in authors or topics or is even reading the same book I’m reading.

I had an idea about using the turning of the year to notch up this curiosity factor by asking fellow bloggers to share what they are reading at the exact point when 2015 turns into 2016.

To join in with #readinto16 all you need to do is to share  what you are reading at  midnight on December 31, 2015. There’s an incentive for joining in – the chance to win something new for your bookshelves.

How to join in with #readinto16……

The Giveaway…

I’m going to give one lucky person one of the books listed below (your choice). They are all novels that were my favourite reads from this year. I’ve included links to my reviews of six of them and to Goodreads for the seventh which I haven’t got around to reviewing yet.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

I’m going to send the prize to the winner via Bookdepository, so make sure they deliver to your country.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of these please leave a comment on this post when your #Readinto16 post is published. Add a link back to your post. Winners will be selected randomly on Saturday January 16 and announced the following day on BookerTalk.

Hope you all like this idea and will join in…..

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