One-Minute Book Reviews

July 2, 2007

I Can’t GIVE Holly Peterson’s ‘The Manny’ Away

Filed under: Books,Contests,Novels,Reading — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 9:20 pm

Did I make the book sound THAT bad? Or should I have said that if you win it I won’t publish your name and tell people you actually wanted to read its bad sex scenes?

On Saturday I announced the rules for a contest that would let you win Holly Peterson’s novel about a male nanny, The Manny, and nobody has claimed the prize. I can’t say I blame you. But this book probably won’t be out in paperback until 2008. So if you’re worried that you’ve been reading too much high-toned intellectual material lately, here again are the rules:

Here are the links to the review and to the page numbers for some of the worst sex scenes in the book

I’ll be having more contests that let you win bestsellers and other books this summer, announced between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday if there’s a contest that week. So check back then if you’re interested. You can see some of the books offered in past contests by clicking on the “Contests” link at right.

(c) 2007 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. I WANT to read the bad sex scenes! But it hasn’t been a month since I last won your contest! If I send you the postage plus some sum, will you send me the book?

    Comment by speedytexaslibrarian — July 2, 2007 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

  2. How refreshing to hear someone admit it! I may wait another day or two before deciding, since you’re technically ineligible. (Though if nobody claims the book promptly, you could become the David Wiesner — who now has three Caldecotts — of One-Minute Book Reviews.)

    The weird thing about this contest is that my posts on “The Manny” are getting lots of traffic. As I write these words, two of them are the No. 1 and No. 2 posts. Maybe “The Manny” is one of those books that people like to read about more than they like to read … How about if I get back to you right after the Fourth?

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — July 3, 2007 @ 12:44 am | Reply

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