Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Giveaways Galore!

There are some really great giveaways going on right now, so I want to share them!

Stephanie at The Written Word is giving away a copy of Nefertiti, a historical fiction novel set in ancient Egypt.

Heather from Book Addiction is giving away 5 Jodi Picoult books--The Pact, Second Glance, Plain Truth, Nineteen Minutes, and Keeping the Faith.

Hop over to visit Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf to check out her GIANT Giveaway. Five winners will each get a box of 14 books!

Maggie at Maggie Reads is holding The Sense of Place contest to give away the 3rd autographed copy of Mudbound.

Heather J. at Age 30-A Year of Books is holding her first giveaway for The Avengers: A Jewish War Story and Ciao America! An Italian Discovers the US.

Check out Natasha's Stephenie Meyer giveaway at Maw Books. The prizes are not limited to books, but also include buttons and T-shirts.

On a different, but related note (free books!), I thought I would share my newest additions to my expanding library. I recently celebrated a birthday, and I received several giftcards to bookstores. Thus far, I have only used the gift card to my favorite used bookstore, and I still have 2 Barnes and Noble gift cards that I'm holding onto until I NEED a book that I can't find at the used bookstore.

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan (this copy looks brand new, and I was so surprised to see it at the used bookstore--it must have been my lucky day!)
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
I won The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women from Becca at Girl Runner and The Inside Cover and I can't wait to get started on it!

I've already started a list of the books I might buy with my remaining gift cards, but I'm sure that list will change several times as I read more reviews. I'm also SUPER excited about an upcoming library sale next month. It will be the first one I've ever gone to, though I don't know how I've missed them all these years.

Hurray for birthdays and free books!


Trish said...

Wooohooo! I am SO excited about the booksale. :D The Nefertiti book looks really interesting--Literary Feline also just reviewed it.

Lenore said...

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Love this - it kept me from despairing on an 18 hour bus journey in Burma...

Becca said...

Thanks for all the links! And what an awesome selection you got from your used bookstore. I love that you got a gift card to a used bookstore. Your friends must know you really well.

Laura said...

~Trish-I can't WAIT until the booksale! I'm going to bring a dolly AND a shopping cart! :) I think I might buy Nefertiti with my my gift card!

~Lenore--I thoroughly enjoyed the first Atwood book I read--The Handmaid's Tale--so I'm really looking forward to another one. Thanks for stopping by!

~Becca--There are some great used bookstores very close to where I live, and it's great because I can get more books for less money!

cpullum said...

Love your blog! Love reading in the summer with lemonade!!!

____Maggie said...

Wow! What luck to find Hillary's book! Thanks for the contest plug! Someone will be winning an autographed copy of Mudbound soon! :)