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Free Books! rabble.ca is giving away five free copies of Beauty Plus Pity

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Have you been seeing the words "Babble Book Club" floating around rabble.ca lately, wondering what this mysterious club is? Well, not only is it rabble.ca's online book club that takes place right in the babble forum, but we also have an exciting opportunity for potential members to get involved!

rabble.ca's Babble Book Club, in partnership with Arsenal Pulp Press, is giving away five copies of the Babble Book Club's latest selection Kevin Chong's Beauty Plus Pity! The first five people to respond to business@rabble.ca with the correct answer to our trivia question and their address will win a free copy of Beauty Plus Pity courtesy of Arsenal Pulp Press!

Not a Babble Book Club participant? That's okay!

We encourage all readers and rabble.ca users to take advantage of this amazing opportunity -- exposing yourself to a wonderful Vancouver-based writer, independent Vancouver Publishing house and the Babble Book Club is a great opportunity for everyone. Kevin Chong will also be joining the Babble Book Club in early-to-mid June to have a discussion with us about his books, writing and any other tidbits and you can join in on the discussion! If you are one of the lucky winners, definitely check out the Babble Book Club and our previous discussions, especially with Lynn Coady and Farzana Doctor to get a feel for the club and read some interesting conversations.

Already have the book? No problem!

Try grabbing a copy and giving it to a friend to join or perhaps (late) gifting it to a certain someone on a certain day coming up? The Babble Book Club always welcomes new members from the rabble.ca family or extended family or first users to come and join us. Our goal is always to promote conversation around authors, books and writing and invite any and all to the discussion. We are an open and honest club and always love having new members hash it out in the fray!

All right, so you're antsy for the question, first a little insider tip and info for the trivia question: since this happens to be a Babble Book Club-related giveaway, we may or may not have formulated our trivia question from previous author discussions. If you fancy a free copy of Beauty Plus Pity, maybe take a gander at our author discussions with Lynn Coady and Farzana Doctor!

Our question is: Who is Lynn Coady's favourite character in The Antagonist?

Respond to business@rabble.ca with the correct answer and your address to win!

How did you find out about our giveaway: Facebook, Twitter, newsletter, babble? Let us know with your response!

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