To celebrate the seventh birthday of Random Distractions and to thank readers, commenters and lurkers for your friendship, interest and support I would like to offer the chance to win a year's subscription to the Slightly Foxed Quarterly.
I wrote something about Slightly Foxed in my last post and the winner of the subscription could read the rest of that article by Roger Jones plus lots of other fascinating insights into literary treasures. I love the four days every year when my copy lands on the doormat. It is a beautifully presented magazine, small enough to fit in your handbag so ideal for a bus or train journey or a visit to the dentist. The articles are short enough to read over a cup of coffee but long enough to satisfy the book lover's curiosity. I have been reminded of many old favourites, introduced to authors and titles I had overlooked and sent scurrying to long neglected shelves and to second-hand book sellers to find the treasures that Slightly Foxed has displayed to tempt me.
I don't have a vested financial interest, I just love sharing my favourite publication, but I must declare a personal interest in the next edition, Spring 2013, because it will contain a review of J.P. Donleavy's work by my son!
If you would like a chance to win a one year subscription (4 editions), leave a comment below. I hope all my old friends will enter (if only the pension would allow me to send each of you a subscription!) but I also welcome new readers, casual readers and those who often come by but never leave a comment. Just say, "Hi. Count me in." and I'll do that. The magazine can be delivered anywhere in the world.
I am sorry that a recent influx of Spam has forced me to stop accepting comments from people who prefer to remain anonymous. You can still enter the draw by sending me an email to the address at the top of the blog.
I will make the draw on Friday 15 February. Good luck!