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Bout of Books 19 giveaway winner

Bout of Books 19#boutofbooks

Bout of Books 19
Giveaway winner

And a first for me!
In the blogosphere, we regularly hear about inventive participants trying all they can to win a book, for instance using different IDs with the same IP. Well, this one is quite known, so maybe less are doing that now. So far, I had only noticed honesty in my participants.

In this latest giveaway, though not limiting it to participants of Bout of Books, I was giving 10 extra entries for those who did Bout of Books. That’s common practice when a giveaway is related to a special event.
One participant gave me her name and number on the Bout of Books list of participants. When I checked, there was no such name and nowhere on her social accounts did she mention any activity she did with Bout of Books.
Thinking maybe she used another name, I asked what was her name for Bout of Books, and then she got angry and said I could keep my book.
So yes, I have kept the book and now we have a legitimate winner!

Bout of Books winnerwon

Everything I Never Told You






Bout of Books 19 giveaway

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Bout of Books 19

Here are 4 books you can choose from.
Just open to US residents

the-pilgrims-progress   Songs from the Violet Café
The Pilgrim’s Progress
Songs from the Violet Café
brand new condition

Everything I Never Told You  A Kim Jong-Il Production

Everything I Never Told You
very good condition

A Kim Jong-Il Production
ARC in very good condition







Spotlight and giveaway: Italian Street Food


Italian Street Food

Book Title:  Italian Street Food: Recipes From Italy’s Bars and Hidden Laneways by Paola Bacchia
Category:  Adult Nonfiction, 274 pages
Genre:  Cookbook
Publisher:  Smith Street
Release date:  October 2016
Tour dates:  Oct 3 to 21, 2016
Content Rating:  PG

Italy’s classic recipes are well known the world over, but few are aware of the dishes that reign on the flourishing Italian street-food scene. Hidden behind the town squares, cheese-pancake-frico3away from the touristy restaurants, and down back streets are little-known gems offering up some of Italy’s tastiest and best-kept secret dishes that the locals prize.

ITALIAN STREET FOOD is not just another Italian cookbook; it delves into truly authentic Italian fare—the kind of secret recipes that are passed down through generations. Learn how to make authentic polpettine, arancini, stuffed cuttlefish, cannolis, and fritters, and perfect your gelato-making skills with original flavors such as lemon and basil or affogato and aperol. With beautiful stories and stunning photography throughout, ITALIAN STREET FOOD delivers an authentic, lesser known take on a much loved cuisine.

Buy the book:  Rizzoli  ~  Amazon


 Meet the author: 



Paola Bacchia is one of Australia’s most popular Italian food bloggers. On her blog, Italy on My Mind, she shares family memories and their connections to food. It won awards for best food blog in 2013 and 2015 from ITALY Magazine. Paola returns to Italy every year to expand her knowledge of Italian food, its traditions, and innovations.

Connect to the author: Website  ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

Tour connections:
  @NouveauWriter   @iReadBookTours

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Win one of 5 copies of the book (open to USA only)
Giveaway ends Oct 29

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