the shadow of the wind

Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
—  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
The Famous First Sentences Giveaway

Hello book nerds near and far!

I have reached a big milestone–2000 followers. I still can’t really believe it. To show my gratitude and give back to all of you, I’m doing a nice little giveaway!

One winner will receive:

    - A copy of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (my favorite book)

    - A copy of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (a book about books)

    - A copy of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (aaaaaand another book about books)

    - A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card (or, if you live outside of the United States, a gift card to your local book chain)

    - A hand drawn copy of the first sentence of your choice!

Shipping is included, anywhere in the world (from the United States).


- The winner will be chosen at random on February 28, 2017, and contacted through Tumblr for their shipping address. If the winner does not respond within three days, a new winner will be chosen.

- To be eligible, you must be following me on and continue to follow me after the contest ends. 

- No giveaway blogs

- Keep this post as-is please!

- Reblog of this post counts as 1 entry (maximum of 1 per day)

- Like of this post counts as 1 entry (maximum of 1 per day)