I'm excited to join the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Judith @ Leeswammes this time around. There are so many blogs joining in, all giving away books or bookish items. I'm looking forward to visiting other literary blogs, and am hoping to find some new bloggy friends!
I've had a couple of books on my shelf that I've been wanting to give away, so there are a couple of options for you all. I'm only shipping to addresses in the US this time around, but there are many (MANY) blogs that are shipping worldwide, so be sure to check out the linky list below!
Two lucky winners can look forward to getting one of these guys in your mailbox:
Winter's Bone takes you into the Ozark mountains and gives you a haunting peek at the drug culture in the area. Haunting and atmospheric (I loved the movie, too!). See my review for a bit more info.
The Lacuna is the story of Harrison Shepherd, who was born in America to an American father and moved to Mexico with his Mexican mother, and is trying to find his place in the world. A "lacuna" is an unfilled space, or a gap, and is a theme repeated throughout the book. Read my review for quotes and more info.
You can enter for one or both of the books. To enter, please read the rules and then fill in the form below.
- Anyone can enter. You do not need to have a blog. Fill out the form below and select which book(s) you want to enter for.
- You need to supply an address in the US where you can receive packages, and an email address where I can contact you.
- You can enter the giveaway through Wednesday June 27th. I will close the giveaway around midnight (PST) that night.
- Note that double or invalid entries will be removed.
- I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 3 days, or I’ll announce a new winner.
- You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! (See buttons in the side bar on the right for options).That’s it! Good luck and thanks for playing.
Now start blog hopping!
For more giveaways check out these blogs...the giveaways are worldwide unless mentioned otherwise.
Thanks for the giveaway. Both books have been on my wish list, so it was a difficult choice :).ReplyDelete
Both if these novels are new to me...Barbara Kingsolver's books have a way of haunting one, too! I'll never forget The Poisobwood Bible. Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyDelete
Not eligible to enter, just here to say Hi.ReplyDelete
CENTRAL PARK ZOO - Lee Harwood
Looking at the zoo the great white park
of a misty winter’s afternoon “You’re great!
and I love you for it”
All the animals have their thick winter coats on
– the childish humour of this is so enjoyable –
A brass clock strikes the hour of three and
sets in motion mechanical chimes that are
beaten out by rampant bears and prancing monkeys
with heavy metal limbs jerking to the rhythm
– this obviously moves the crowd of children who’re
watching – some laugh with “joy”, others gasp with “wonder”
Let’s call this charming story “A day at the zoo” –
all essays to be handed in by the end of the week
But back to the winter and coats
It’s very crisp today and the air is clear
The buffaloes are magnificent and beautiful – they are a rich brown, and the hair is not matted as it was in summer “alas”
A pair of bobcats lie with their front paws round each other’s necks – like lovers – they lick each other’s fur (in turn) – it is a golden yellow
A pair of badgers
A pair of lynx
Two pairs of raccoons
and the grizzlies and polar bears lie sleeping in the sun
Let’s call this “The Peaceable Kingdom: A Painterly Reference”
or “Winter in the Zoo” or “A Day at the Zoo”
In fact let’s forget what we’ll call this
Instead let’s . . . returning to
the zoo in the corner of the park
the white mist hanging over the trees
The fact we can become children again
shows how right we were in
believing in our love despite the canyon
which we entered stumbling along the dark bed
of the Bad Water river
But we climbed out the other side
though taken by surprise on topping the rim
never having realised the end was so very near
But there it was – the herd of buffalo
grazing on the lush plains
Geography in our sense is exciting
Plotting the whole course now
Sunlight and the shadows of fast
moving clouds sliding across the grassland
I imagine North Texas or even Dakota Montana
“The end” only of this canyon but a continuation
of something greater compare it to a plateau
of great size and richness laced with gentle
deaths at its edges the spirits of the tribe
waiting with a deep love for us
It’s not so much of a descent either – but these
details can wait you see
“You’re great! and very wise” we laugh as
we reach the top of the rock outcrop
“and I love you for it”
We flower we continue from where we left off before
though the statement of this can only be
something secondary for us and therefore decorative
There’s no worry
“People of the World, relax!”
We walk among the animals
the cages upset you
When I really think I know you’re always right
there’s no worry we’re on the same planet
and so very lucky
that the poem should end like this
is very good
Oh, great giveaway! I couldn't choose which one to try to win, so I just entered for both. I'm a big Barbara Kingsolver fan, and I really liked the movie for Winter's Bone. Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I entered to win both books - not because I'm greedy, lol, but because I believe both will make for excellent reading. "The Poisonwood Bible" is one of my ALL time favorite books, so I really would like to read "The Lacuna", but "Winter's Bone" has a unique premise as well.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of the Literary Giveaway Hop.
Name: Hira Hasnain
Thanks for joining th hop. I loved The Lacuna. Great choice.ReplyDelete
Ooh, Winter's Bone. I first heard of this back in 2010 when Ana wrote a tantalizing review of it. (http://anatheimp.blogspot.com/2010/10/roughest-road.html) I made a mental not but never went to see it and never read the book. And I just now realized the actress is the same from the Hunger Games. I need to get this back in the queue.ReplyDelete
Great choice of books, Thank you! I've liked the 2 or 3 Kingsolver books I've already read and I've heard so many good things about Winter's Bone!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this giveaway! I AM a NEW follower now, too! LOVE your blog!ReplyDelete
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