Friday, September 14, 2007

On Borrowed Wings - Review and Giveaway


There are times when I want a quick, easy, light read. And then there are times when I want something depper, more literary.

I was definitely in the mood for the latter when I started reading "On Borrowed Wings" by Chandra Prasad. You just feel smarter when you carry that book around with you!

If Oprah were still selecting books for her book club, I think this one would've made it in. The writing flows so smoothly with intelligent prose and it leaves you with a deep message on women and history.

The book definitely made me appreciate the opportunities that are availabe to women today that weren't available in the past...things we often take for granted. My daughter being able to go to college next fall being first and foremost, unlike the main character in the book, who must pose as her deceased brother in order to attend Yale.

The characters are so well-written that you feel like you're back in time, hanging out with Wick, Phin and Harry and going on all of their adventures with them.

There are many unexpected adventures, at that, some of which will leave you shouting at the main character, Adele, "What are you thinking?!" Even with some of her questionable choices, you'll still find yourself rooting for her.

I recommend this book for anyone who wants to curl up on a cool, fall day with a latte in one hand and "On Borrowed Wings" in the other. Try it in Starbucks and tell me you don't feel hip and all literary-like, lol.

I have one, hardcover copy of the book (gorgeous cover and all) to give away. The book might be authographed, but I haven't confirmed that yet. And to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here. That's all!

A link back to this post IS NOT required, but if you do link, I'll put you down for a bonus entry. Just be sure to let me know you linked in the comments so I can give you credit.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM on Friday, September 21. Winner will be announced the following Saturday.

Good luck and happy reading!

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10 comments

Pamela said...

OKAY. I want to read that book!!

Bebemiqui said...

sounds interesting, count me in!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Sounds good! Count me in.

I'm adding this to the Friday Edition ... which is late today. ugh!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oooh, sounds like a good read! Are you going to throw in the latte too?? hee hee hee...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a good book! Please enter me, and I blogged about it here: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

Alexia said...

I need a new read, count me in! I've posted your book giveaway on my blog:http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com/2007/09/if-youre-bored.html

AshleyR said...

Sounds interesting to read! Count me Please! Thank You!

Mama Zen said...

You have definitely made me want to read this!

kytyn said...

Sounds like a good book.

Annie said...

Always up for a new read!

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