Seven by Jacqueline Leo

Thank you Anna at Hachette Book Group for offering this book for me to giveaway!

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What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory–but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

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How to win?

*I have up to 5 copies to give away.  I will give away one copy per every 10 comments up to 50.

Leave a comment here letting me if you have (had) a favorite number and why that number is significant to you.

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36 thoughts on “Seven by Jacqueline Leo

  1. This book sounds interesting! When I was young our house number was 13, so that’s one of my favorites!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. What a fantastic giveaway, sign me up.

    I have always tended to go with 7 and 15 for some reason. I think it’s because I was born on the 15th. For longer number 7926 is my other favorite because it spells out my first name, silly but what can I say.

  3. I would love a chance to read this, sounds like such a good read!
    I tend to like the #’s 7 and 8 these aren’t “special” to me just numbers I tend to choose~
    Thanks for the chance=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  4. The number 4 has long been my favorite number. There were 4 of us in my family and it has always been a lucky number for me.

  5. No favorite number for me. Never did get the favorite number thing. Favorite color, favorite food, favorite holiday- those things I get…but a number?

  6. 2 has been my favorite number for as long as I can remember. Why I’m not quite sure. I prefer even numbers, so maybe because 2 is the first even, lol

  7. My favorite number is 13. Just basically because so many people are so weird about it, I suppose. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. Outstanding new seven book on the block

    Number seven has fascinated me for years. As a fellow author and septaphile, I am delighted about the publication of “7, the Number for Happiness, Love and Success,” by Jackie Leo. I may be one of the first seven people in the world to comment publicly about Leo’s seven book which is an intriguing and thought-provoking literary exploration of the wondrous world of seven.

    I applaud Leo and her publisher TWELVE for recognizing the cultural, mystical and scientific influence of the number 7, as I did in my book “7: The Magical, Amazing and Popular Number Seven,” which Aventine Press published this past March. http://www.theSevenBook.com . I was in touch with Jackie Leo a couple days ago for the first time and her kind words of praise about my 7 book mean a lot to me. The feeling is mutual x7 for me. It’s a pleasure to be her new 7 friend.

    Here are my seven favorite things about Jackie Leo’s collection of sevens: 1. “Seven Siblings” story about Kristin van Ogtrop’s (editor of Real Simple) father as one of seven children 2. Striking book cover with a royal gold image of my favorite number seven 3. Feast of the Seven Fishes celebrated in Southern Italy 4. “Odds on Seven” piece about dice rolls 5. Walter Anderson’s “Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment” 6. Delightful “Counting on Seven” piece by Washington Post writer Sally Quinn 7. “Seven on Seinfeld”-a 7 factoid which I also enjoyed including in my book about seven which describes Seinfeld’s “The Seven” episode #123.

    I wish Jackie Leo huge success with the launch of her book on 7 December. I regard our two books as complementary because they each document and validate the significance of the number seven throughout recorded history. If you’re a septaphile-a fan of the popular number seven-no book collection about the number 7 would be complete without buying both “7” by David Eastis ( thesevenbook.com ) and “Seven” by Jackie Leo ( http://www.seventhebook.com/ ).

    Seven cheers to Jackie Leo from David Eastis, author of “7”-“7:The Magical, Amazing and Popular Number Seven” published by Aventine Press in March 2009.

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