Updates and ‘The Marquis’ Giveaway!

the marquis revisited

Thought I’d check in with a few updates and an awesome giveaway!

I started school again, my summer break felt so quick and my piles of summer reading are still so high. For class this week, I’m reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction and H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. Both frenzied books of destruction, one science, one science fiction. I love Wells’s writing style. Kolbert’s book, which presents scientist’s claim that we may be in the sixth mass die-off of all time (think when the dinosaurs all died off) is perhaps the most overwhelming book I’ve ever read. If you haven’t got it, get it.

I wrote a little funny thing imagining the wilds of the 2016 Election, before Trump entered the race. With all his antics, it seems more timely than ever and I’ve posted it on Mediium. You can read it here: ‘What I’d Like To See This Season On Who Wants To Be The Next President.’ I remember Medium being a little easier to use from my first post, I definitely couldn’t get a header image going, so anyone who has a tip there, give me a hollaback.

Finally, I’m so excited to announce a giveaway for Laura Auricchio’s biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, which the wonderful people at Vintage Books sent me. History buffs, this one is for you! It was out in paperback just last week, and has been hailed as “thrilling” by the New Yorker:

When the Marquis de Lafayette returned to France following the American Revolution, to which he had lent military talent and considerable funds, he was a hero eager to lead his people in a revolution of their own. His failure in a second bid for glory is the focus of this astute and often thrilling reconsideration of his legacy.

You can enter to win the book on kalireads.com on Facebook, where I set up a Rafflecopter giveaway! It is my first one, so I hope that it worked…

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