Giveaway: Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Here’s one of those exciting times when my screw-up might result in your benefit.

A week or so ago, I ordered what I thought was one copy of Alexander Chee’s Edinburgh. Apparently, I must have accidentally put it in the virtual shopping cart twice because I ended up receiving two copies. It wasn’t luck, though. I went back and checked my receipt. Oops!

Anyhow, I’m only about half-way through the novel, but I’m enjoying it. I think the two words I’d use to describe it are “beautiful” and “devastating.” Perhaps, thinking about the way part two begins, I might also add, “surprising.” I’m confident this is one I’ll end up recommending, so rather than hold on to the second copy, I’d like to offer it up as a giveaway. YAHOO!


  1. Be a follower of this blog, either by email or WordPress account.
  2. Live in the United States. (Sorry! My last giveaway was international, and it cost a fortune.)
  3. Leave a comment on this post saying you’d like to be entered in the drawing; include contact email in case you win. (To avoid spam, do thusly: roofbeamreader (at) gmail (dot) com)
  4. All names will be entered into a Rafflecopter and drawn randomly. Winner will be emailed and have 72-hours to respond with name & shipping information before a new winner is chosen. I’m not responsible for items damaged or lost in the mail.

Good Luck!

Also, I’m looking for a second job and need some help.

Student loan debt is killing me, and I’m eager to get out of this hole. So, rather than spending twenty years paying the minimum, I’m trying to find a second job whose income I can use to pay directly toward the student loans and get it taken care of in half the time. I haven’t been having much luck, though, so if you happen to know of anything, please get in touch!

I’m looking for full-time or part-time, and it likely needs to be fully remote/from home. I’m not sure what an academic is qualified for these days, but I was thinking along the lines of general tech support, call center/customer service, proofreading or editing, data entry, etc.

I’m not particularly interested in tutoring or teaching since I do that full time already.

Thanks for any leads!

P.S. If you’re interested in donating to the blog/coffee fund, my details:

  • Venmo: @AdamBurgess83
  • Cash App: $awb1031

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