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Giveaway: Banned Books Week 2014


Welcome to this stop on the Banned Books Giveaway Hop! Thanks once again to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and BookHounds for hosting this annual tribute to the freedom to read.

It’s always eye-opening to check out the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged books, but particularly startling (at least to me) is the list of most frequently challenged classics. There’s something deliciously ironic about someone attempting to ban George Orwell’s 1984, don’t you think?

Enter for your chance to win one of the classic books from the list below (or check out the list on the ALA’s site here.)

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell

11. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

15. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

23. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
24. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
25. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
26. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
27. Native Son, by Richard Wright
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
29. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

33. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

36. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin

38. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren

40. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

45. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

48. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
49. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
50. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

53. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

55. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

57. Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron

64. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence

66. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
67. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

73. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
74. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
75. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence

80. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer

84. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller

88. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser

97. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike


Just like last year, I will throw in a surprise bonus book that matches the spirit of the classic. Good luck!
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March New Release Giveaway Hop!


Enter to win, then keep hopping!

Many thanks to Bo-ok Nerd for hosting this giveaway hop!

This month has some delightful new releases in YA. Just enter below for your chance to win one of the offerings below! I will also throw in a copy of my recently released YA novel, Among the Joyful, as an added bonus.

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Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop!

Many thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Jinky Is Reading for hosting this giveaway hop!

I am offering your choice of the following excellent YA novels:

AnAmong the Joyful d as an added bonus (or maybe a blatant attempt at self-promotion!) I’m throwing in the YA novel I recently published under my pen name, Erin Eastham. You can find the Goodreads page for Among the Joyful here.
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Check out more stops on the giveaway hop below!  

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New Giveaway: The Literary Blog Hop!

The Goldfinch by Donna TarttWhen I saw that Leeswammes was hosting a literary-themed blog hop, I knew immediately what I wanted to offer: my favorite book of 2013, a book that’s now permanently embedded somewhere in my soul, Donna Tartt’s heartbreaking and brilliant novel, The Goldfinch.

Check out my review for my thoughts on this exquisite book. Enter below to win a hardcover or Kindle edition, whichever you prefer. This giveaway is open internationally (as long as you live somewhere Book Depository ships.)  And after you’ve entered, keep hopping and enter to win more great literary prizes from the other blog hop participants!


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Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska’s Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (US)
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia’s Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog
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Giveaway: Thankful for Books!

Books to be thankful for!

Books to be thankful for!

I’m thankful for many things this Thanksgiving: for my family, for our crazy world-wandering lifestyle, and, of course, for all the books I’ve had the chance to read and all the books still to come.

This year, to help share the joy of reading, I’d like to give away a $25 gift certificate to Better World Books. This wonderful organization sells new and used books, but for every book sold, they donate one to someone in need through non-profit partners like Books for Africa and Feed the Children. Next time you’re thinking about ordering a book online, please take a quick look at their site. They offer free worldwide shipping and an extensive selection.

If I can get at least 100 entries for this giveaway, I’ll also donate $25 to First Book, an organization that has to date provided over 100 million books to children in need in the United States and Canada.

This is an international giveaway, so feel free to enter from whatever part of the world you’re currently residing in. The winner will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem the Better World Books gift certificate. Thanks for participating!
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My First Giveaway: the Banned Books Giveaway Hop

Banned Books WeekI can’t think of a better theme for my first ever giveaway: banned books! Using the American Library Association’s list of Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books of 2000-2009 as a reference, I would like to offer the winner his or her choice of my top ten favorite frequently banned books.  And here they are:

Depending on which book the winner chooses, I will throw in a surprise bonus book that explores similar ideas and (who knows?) might be banned somewhere any time now. For example, if you select Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, you will also receive When She Woke by Hillary Jordan.

Many thanks to I Am A Reader Not A Writer and BookHounds for hosting this blog hop!
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