Tuesday, March 10, 2009

SITS Spring Fling...The Opposite of Fate



Mrs. Scribe is participating in the SITS Spring Fling today...that's the Grand Giveaway Carnival, which features hourly giveaways over at The Secret Is In The Sauce, as well as individual giveaways at hundreds of blogs...like this one. So, take your shoes off, get comfortable, peruse Mrs. Scribe's Place, and leave a comment to win!

Today we're featuring one of the best books ever...The Opposite of Fate, by famed author Amy Tan. This is the hardcover edition, which retails for $25-and it's worth every penny! Mrs. Scribe gave this collection away as part of MammaDawg's Everglow Birthday Extravaganza. It's sure to be a staple in giveaways to come!

As the self-proclaimed Superior Scribbler of the Blogosphere, Mrs. Scribe certainly knows what she's talking about when she gives this collection of eclectic essays a rave review.

The Opposite of Fate, which spans author Amy Tan's extremely prolific literary life, expresses doubt, joy, love, curiosity, anger, bewilderment, sadness, trepidation. The depth & breadth of this beautiful collection, which comes from the author of The Joy Luck Club & The Kitchen God's Wife (among others), is quite remarkable.

Tan has a unique way of juxtaposing real life with both her personal struggles and her literary ideas, which makes everything in this crazy world sort of make sense.

"As a storyteller, I know that if I don't like the ending, I can write a better one," the well-known author says in one of her pieces. Tan knows she's just a storyteller, but also conveys the message that we all have a certain power over our lives, which she dubs, "The opposite of fate."

Please leave a comment, y'all...this prize is soooooooo worth it! Mrs. Scribe, natch, will select the winner by random drawing.

38 comments:

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Rachael said...

i love books + i have only read one of amy tan's books but i remember really enjoying it!

Lynda said...

I love, love Amy Tan! Nice choice :)

Amy said...

I'll have to add that to my reading list. Have you listened to/watched Tan's TED talk? It's quite wonderful.

Amy said...

Enter me! I would love to have it, come by and enter my giveaway for 2 books :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

PLease count me in! I loved The Joy Luck Club! Lori

koopermom said...

I would love to win! Count me in!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love Amy Tan!

I am visiting via SITS and hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway too.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I love a good read. Count me in!

Happy Spring Fling!

scottsgal said...

Never read this one - would love to
count me in

Tiffany said...

I've never read this one. I did read most of the Joy Luck Club and it was just so dark, I didn't finish it. Maybe my own mood was reflecting on the book. I should give the author another try though, since she gets such good reviews.

Valerie said...

New book for me. Amy Tan is great!

Wolf said...

i've never read this one, but we read one of hers in my freshman english class. i loved it.

thanks for the giveaway!

Reeni♥ said...

I love Amy Tan! I would love to read this!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I'd love to read that book!

Marrdy said...

Wow, I can't write like that first person but I do love Amy Tan!!

christin said...

thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Turtles In Alaska said...

Ive read Joy Luck so I am sure this one would be a great read too!

Heather said...

I love to read!

valerie2350 said...

I'd love to read it :)

MJ said...

I'd love to read this one!

Mimi said...

I haven't read this yet, but I'd like to!

Megan said...

Sounds awesome!

Bunny B said...

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Snarky A. said...

Count me in! The book sounds fabulous!

HappyChyck said...

We don't have to do anything except comment? It seems waaaaayyyyyy too easy.

mom2anutball said...

I would love this! Thanks!!

auntrene said...

I would love to read this book. I like to read a lot.
Loving Spring Fling.

Susie said...

I love this giveaway stuff! Count me in:-)

B said...

This is one of the books on my to-be-read list.

Dina said...

I would love to read this!

Rachel Ann said...

I haven't read any of her books but I love reading new material...count me in!

Columbia Lily said...

Um dang. That first comment is a doozy. I can totally read it. =) Also you were my co-winner over at Learn Me Good. I HATED HATED HATED my district today. Who blocks blogger??/??????? Jerks.

Michaela said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to! count me in please! :)

Heather said...

Cool! I'm always in the mix for new and fun books!

Lora said...

very cool giveaway!

Sena said...

This sounds like a good read. Thanks!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

cw2smom said...

Hi Mrs. Scribe! Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting and inviting me to yours! I appreciate it very much! Your entry on attending funerals for student/student family members was very touching and I am sure they appreciate your presence more than they could ever say! Blessings, Lisa

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