29 March 2011



I have a brand new copy of Marjane Satrapi's experimental graphic novel, Persepolis, to give away to a lucky commenter this week! This book is beautiful -- every page is filled with wonderful illustrations that are both hilarious and heartbreaking, chroniciling the true story of an Iranian girl growing up in the midst of the Islamic Revolution.

It's a wonderful book, and really a piece of art in and of itself!

To enter, just leave a comment below before Sunday, and you'll get an extra entry if you become a follower. Cheers! And best of luck to you all.


  1. Oh dear! I love this book! I hope I win :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. I love your blog! Awesome pics, as usual :)- Katie Hall

  3. Thanks, Katie! Good luck on winning -- and it IS a very interesting read!

  4. please pick me! I've been DYING to read this book!!!!


  5. Beautiful blog, Dulci! I love it. And good luck on winning -- it sounds like you're really interested in the book -- and rightfully so : ]

  6. i would love it! i missed the movie and i'd love to start with the book. thanks for hosting :)

  7. You're so welcome! It's fun to to give out gifts. And the movie is also great, but I agree, definitely start with the book! Good luck, Rhea!

  8. Girlfriend, I MADE A BLOG. Lots of smiles. It will transform itself in the next few weeks. Also, I've been studying this poem. It made me think of you! Enjoy :)


    Nature is a temple in which living pillars
    Sometimes give voice to confused words;
    Man passes there through forests of symbols
    Which look at him with understanding eyes.

    Like prolonged echoes mingling in the distance
    In a deep and tenebrous unity,
    Vast as the dark of night and as the light of day,
    Perfumes, sounds, and colors correspond.

    There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children,
    Sweet as oboes, green as meadows
    — And others are corrupt, and rich, triumphant,

    With power to expand into infinity,
    Like amber and incense, musk, benzoin,
    That sing the ecstasy of the soul and senses.

    — Charles Baudelaire

  9. Beautiful poem, Amanda...sweet as oboes, green as meadows. Lovely. And I'm glad to welcome you to the blogging world!

    Good luck to you both!

  10. =)


  11. P.S. i follow you :) i'm kinda off my blog for now, but I do have a tumblr if yer interested. it's http://reekabub.tumblr.com tumbleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  12. My mom brought that book to me from London and I love it!!

  13. I'm Lebanese-American and would love to get my hands on this. Hope to win!


  14. I'm also following - please check out my latest post on Sex & the Arab World!


  15. Piril -- good luck! I know you're a book aficionado, so you would absolutely love this -- if you haven't already read it.

    Rhea, oh, I'm tumbling, haha, but I'm trying to move away from it a bit. But I'll definitely check yours out and follow it! Thanks for the add : ]

    Maggie, how lucky! If you haven't seen the movie yet, it's also a treat. And I'm about to head over to your blog right now.

    Diana -- That's awesome, and I'm actually very excited to read your post. Cheers!

  16. Totally and completely interested in this! I followed you as well. xo