Monday, June 27, 2011

Great Monday Give: Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor


Amazingly, I spent two weeks away from home and managed to only make it to two book sales. Regardless, I scored a few choice finds that I'll share with you this week. (Plus, I'll try and get to some of the guest posts I've been sitting on.)

One awesome find was a copy of Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor... for 25 cents, in better condition than our old one. To celebrate, I'll be giving away our other copy. It's not in primo shape... taped in places with library stamps throughout... but it's a great copy to have if you have none already. I took the opportunity this morning to update the old 2008 review with all new scans, so take look even if you've read it already.

To be entered to win this hardcover, reprint copy of the cult classic, comment on this post between now and Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next day.

That's it for now. It's great to be back!

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44 comments:

jedrific said...
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jedrific said...

Oo Oo! I pined for this book when I lived in New Zealand and have not seen a copy since I came back.

I love your blog and have recommended it to many people who have kids or love children's books. I don't have kids myself, but read, adore, and sort of hoard books for children of all ages. Thank you for turning me on to so many wonderful books, as well as reminding me of so many I might have forgotten.

Please consider me for the giveaway, and regardless of who this book is gifted to, everyone should know that the lost fourth book of Peake's Gormenghast series is soon to be published for the first time. It will be called Titus Awakes.

Best wishes and happy reading, Jed.

Catherine said...

My son would love to have this book!

Eliza said...

Welcome back! Never heard of that book, but the love the illustration. Hope I win :)

AuntBeast said...

Ooo, commenting! How fun!

Mary Jane said...

I've never read this book but the cover looks amazing! Crossing my fingers!
mackinmaryj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Jane said...

I've never read this book but the cover looks amazing! I guess we aren't supposed to be judging books by their covers, but I will make an exception. Crossing my fingers!
mackinmaryj@yahoo(dot)com

Bell said...

Looks good...I'll also check my local library.

Bell said...

Looks fun. I'll check my local library!

Carin Bramsen said...

Wow!!! Thank you for bringing this book to my attention! And thank you, Jed, for the scoop about Titus Awakes!

The first two volumes of the Gormenghast series were probably my favorite books in high school, and I still adore them. His illustrations of the Gormenghast characters looked so exactly as I'd imagined them while reading - makes me wonder which came first.

I see that Titus Awakes was written by Peake's widow, based on instructions he'd written for her. Fascinating. And Captain Slaughterhouse looks just fabulous.

ahoi! said...

Nice to have you back.
Please include me in this draw.
Thank you.

ans said...

Oh! I have a sword-brandishing boy! We would _love_ this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Nohemí said...

I wanna try!! What an awesome book!!

ChristyJan said...

This looks like an adorable read ~ please enter me

john & catherine said...

Looks wonderful--what a find. Thanks!

wmmahaney said...

As a mother of a little boy beginning reader, this book looks like a lot of fun.

Heather said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For your wonderful blog! I thought I was the only one that was head over heels in love with children's books!

Heather S.

Antmusic said...

This book is right up our alley at our house! I've yet to see it for sale anywhere. So, please enter me into the contest.

Ami said...

Sign me up, please!

Cathy said...

<3 Captain Slaughterboard!

Ariel S. Winter said...

This has been long on my list. I love Peake.

Gaston Caba said...

I always come back to your blog, it´s awesome, it helps me a lot to discover new books or new authors.
If you can send to Argentina, then count me in for the contest. ;)

Meg said...

This book looks wonderful!

am said...

yes please!!

Victoria Stitch said...

i would love!!!

caryn the designer said...

Count me in!

Afonso Loureiro said...

If the rest of the book is as curious as its cover, sign me up for it!

Amy said...

Thanks for the shot at this one!

Christina said...

Fine, if it's as life changing as you say, I'll throw my hat in : )

Amy said...

Yep, I'll take it!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Count me in please!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Count me in please!

Heather said...

This looks wonderful. I'm glad to see you're back to blogging again.

Hanna said...

The cover looks so interesting!

Jana said...

This one looks so fun! I want it!

Jana said...

This book looks like fun! I want it!

Evelyn said...

YES! Thanks so much for pushing back the deadline -- I didn't keep up on my reader over the holiday weekend and would lovey love to have this book to my growing vintage kids book collection! *fingers crossed*

Snarky McGee said...

I am glad you extended! I've been away but would love to have a copy of this book!

Snarky McGee said...

I am glad you extended! I have been away but would love a copy of this book.

babar ganesh said...

me me me! (say please) please!

Natalia Ortega-Brown said...

It sounds fantastic. Count me in!

sara koncilja said...

Looks like something awesome... Count me in!

Roger's Blogger tinkering blog said...

I actually made it all the way through Titus Groan and part way through GormenGhast years ago.

Those illustrations look insanely delightful!

Jen (Pink) Williams said...

Yeah, my son would LOVE this book! Great giveaway :)

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