A Gem of a Book

A Gem of a Book Contest, check it out.

My one gem on my shelf is Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Why do I love it? I read it after I had seen the musical on television in commercials and saw a miniseries on television when I was about 10 years old. I fell in love with the love triangle between the Phantom, Christine, and Raoul. I guess you could say that I sympathized with the Phantom, being the outcast and trying to fit in, but not doing it in the best possible way most of the time. Granted this book has a dark side, and some would consider it a horror novel, but I found the tender side of the novel more endearing.

I decided to check out the original book, which was actually written in a journalistic narration. It was nothing like I expected when I read it, but I still enjoyed it. I’ve read this book like 50 times and I think I have lent it to anyone who wanted, which would probably consist of two people.

Another friendly reminder about these contests:

1. Diary of an Eccentric is holding a contest for The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Deadline is Sept. 30

2. Savvy Verse & Wit is holding a contest for Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg as the first contest for Book Blogger Appreciation Week Deadline is Sept. 19

3. Savvy Verse & Wit is holding another contest for “A Coney Island of the Mind” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti as part of BBAW; Deadline is Sept. 19

3. Book Club Girl has a new contest today as well.

Please also double-check the growing list of giveaways at My Friend Amy’s blog.