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29 days ago

📕📗 GIVEAWAY 📙📘

I've been thinking about what might be interesting to readers of Japanese literature (or those wanting to try it for the first time), and decided to do a little book giveaway of one of my favorite authors, Yoko Ogawa. 

You've likely seen her new novel The Memory Police on feeds everywhere. (I like the cover a lot). The English release has been getting a whole lot of press this summer. (It was first released in Japan in 1994, the paperback (pictured) in 1999.)

So what's the giveaway about? It’s easy.

If you sign up for the Book Nerd Tokyo Newsletter by 9/26 (PST), you'll be entered to win BOTH of these books - English and Japanese. (Signup link is in bio👆🏻)

(If you don't read Japanese, there may be a Japanese-reader near you who will love you for the rest of your life if you gift this to them. I know the desperate state one can enter when living in a land far from home. 😉)

For those who have already signed up for the newsletter, you are OF COURSE entered into the giveaway. And for those on the fence, sign-up also comes with a free Tokyo Bookstore Guide. Just fyi.

The giveaway is open internationally, and is not affiliated with anyone or anything. The winner will be selected at random and contacted on 9/27.

I'll post my own review of the book in the next week. ❤️

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日本語はひとつめのコメントに書きました💡

📕📗 GIVEAWAY 📙📘  I've been thinking about what might be interesting to readers of Japanese literature (or those wanting to try it for the first time), and decided to do a little book giveaway of one of my favorite authors, Yoko Ogawa.   You've likely seen her new novel The Memory Police on feeds everywhere. (I like the cover a lot). The English release has been getting a whole lot of press this summer. (It was first released in Japan in 1994, the paperback (pictured) in 1999.)  So what's the giveaway about? It’s easy.  If you sign up for the Book Nerd Tokyo Newsletter by 9/26 (PST), you'll be entered to win BOTH of these books - English and Japanese. (Signup link is in bio👆🏻)  (If you don't read Japanese, there may be a Japanese-reader near you who will love you for the rest of your life if you gift this to them. I know the desperate state one can enter when living in a land far from home. 😉)  For those who have already signed up for the newsletter, you are OF COURSE entered into the giveaway. And for those on the fence, sign-up also comes with a free Tokyo Bookstore Guide. Just fyi.  The giveaway is open internationally, and is not affiliated with anyone or anything. The winner will be selected at random and contacted on 9/27.  I'll post my own review of the book in the next week. ❤️  - - -   日本語はひとつめのコメントに書きました💡

38 Comments

booknerdtokyo

booknerdtokyo

この夏、小川洋子さんの『密やかな結晶』が英語で出版され、NYタイムズをはじめ多くのメディアで紹介されています。  「もう読んだ!」「最高だった」と絶賛する声も多々聞こえてくるので(インスタで)、今回アメリカに帰る直前に文庫本を購入しました。  自分がふたりいたらひとりに英語で読ませ、もうひとりに日本語で読ませるのですが...^^; 今まだ読んでいる途中です。  それなのに、ここで「GIVEAWAY」というものを行ってみようと試みた!😉  英語圏のBookstagram界では毎日あちらこちらでGIVEAWAYが行われています。「本のプレゼント」なのですが、出版社が行う場合もあれば、個人が「引っ越すので本を減らしたく。これ安く売ります!またはあげます!ほしい人はDMして!」などとものすごくカジュアルに行われています。メルカリよりダイレクトw  私も今回、話題の小川洋子さんの新刊(英語)と、オリジナルの日本語版をGIVEAWAYしてみようかと思います。(両方、買ったばかりです)  ただ...英語のメルマガに登録するとエントリーされるという話なので、「なんだ読めん」という場合は本当にごめんなさい🙏🏻💦  ご興味がある方は、プロフのひとつめのリンクよりメルマガ登録していただくと、自動的にエントリーされます。  期間は9/27まで(日本時間)。日本時間の28日に当選された方にメール(メルマガ登録に使用されたメール)にてご連絡させていただきます。  (出版社やInstagram社との関連はありません💡)

29 days ago

read_theworld_better

read_theworld_better

Thanks for this giveaway.. I have been intrigued to read this book 🤞

29 days ago

book.nerd79

book.nerd79

This is fab, thank you! Signing up right now!

29 days ago

callienotkelly

callienotkelly

😍😍😍😍😍

29 days ago

jesslynsukamtoo

jesslynsukamtoo

Oh my god. So excited about the giveaway!!(even more excited over tokyo bookstore guides OMG!) Have always been waiting for this. Loving it😍💖

29 days ago

auroramarcelin

auroramarcelin

I just signed up! For some reason the link wouldn't work on my phone but on my computer it worked well 🤣. So excited to read about the bookstores and dreaming about going to Tokyo one day💕

29 days ago

thukats

thukats

I'm having issue signing up through my phone. The link doesn't seem to open.

29 days ago

cassacassacassa

cassacassacassa

I'd LOVE to read the Japanese version of the book, having read the English translation and loved it. I don't know how to get more access to novels in Japanese now that I'm home in the US

29 days ago

ibadlyneedaread

ibadlyneedaread

subscribed!!! 🙌🏻

29 days ago

litinquiry

litinquiry

What an awesome giveaway!!!

29 days ago

mistress_meli

mistress_meli

Want so bad 🙏🏼... めっちゃほしい😈❗

29 days ago

atelierofbooks

atelierofbooks

I was clicking through the links and just wanted to say you're really pretty! Such a good photo in your about me section!

29 days ago

__alex__san

__alex__san

Ooh wow thank you for this opportunity 😊❤️ o would love to win 😁 but I am looking forward to your book recommendations in my mailbox 😍😊

29 days ago

craving_expat_life

craving_expat_life

Ohhhhh yes!!! Already signed up a couple days ago and now psyched to see if I get lucky! Already got a Japanese reader in mind for the Japanese copy 😁😁😁

29 days ago

bookmarked.in.newyork

bookmarked.in.newyork

Just signed up for the newsletter. In addition to your interesting coverage on bookshops and book recommendation, we would enjoy hearing about the reading culture in Tokyo/Japan. Is it public or are readers private? For example, when I lived in Singapore, Kino on Orchard was always packed with book buyers but I rarely saw anyone carrying a book in public or reading in public. Seemed like reading was a private pleasure. Do book shops have authors come talk, read and sign like here in the US? 🤓

29 days ago

97dew.shelves

97dew.shelves

Thank you for the give away 💕

29 days ago

onigireads

onigireads

Thank you for setting up this giveaway! I'm excited about the opportunity to enter, but more excited to discover your account, blog, and newsletter! 🐧

25 days ago

fmysta

fmysta

All signed up!

23 days ago

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