Giveaway: Water For Elephants

Since this week turned into Water for Elephants week here at my blog between my review for the book, my review for the movie, and my comparison review book vs. movie I decided to have a giveaway.  I’ve been telling everyone and their Mother to read this book so I’m hoping this will encourage one lucky winner to read the book and start spreading the word as I have been doing.

From Publishers Weekly:
With its spotlight on elephants, Gruen’s romantic page-turner hinges on the human-animal bonds that drove her debut and its sequel (Riding Lessons and Flying Changes)—but without the mass appeal that horses hold. The novel, told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression. When 23-year-old Jankowski learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash, leaving him penniless, he drops out of Cornell veterinary school and parlays his expertise with animals into a job with the circus, where he cares for a menagerie of exotic creatures[…] He also falls in love with Marlena, one of the show’s star performers—a romance complicated by Marlena’s husband, the unbalanced, sadistic circus boss who beats both his wife and the animals Jankowski cares for. Despite her often clichéd prose and the predictability of the story’s ending, Gruen skillfully humanizes the midgets, drunks, rubes and freaks who populate her book. (May 26)
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Giveaway Details:

  • This giveaway is open to EVERYONE anywhere in the world.
  • To enter please provide your e-mail with your comment
  • Followers will get two entries (My definition of a follower are individuals who have been active on my blog in the past, not people who sign up right now to “follow me” just to receive two entries. OR a follower is someone who is following me currently on Twitter.)
  • The giveaway will be open from now, May 20th, through Wednesday, May 25th. Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on the 25th.
  • The Winner will be chosen randomly by random.org and announced Thursday, May 26th.
  • Depending on when individuals get back to me the book will be in the mail Friday, May 27th.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.
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9 responses to “Giveaway: Water For Elephants

  1. Ok you are evil 😉 I am gonna enter cos you have been talking so much about this book. Hope I win (or not so I can watch the movie 😉 and then perhaps finally read it cos I feel I have to, lol.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  2. I’m not going to enter because I already know my library has this book on the shelf, so I’ll definitely get around to borrowing it. You’ve really inspired me to bump this up the list, though! Thanks!

  3. p.s. I see you are impatiently waiting the next books in the Iron Druid Chronicles. I must have missed your impressions of the first book either here or on goodreads. I take it you loved it?

    • Well…the funny thing here is that I haven’t read the first one yet. It’s next on my list to read and after all of the wonderful reviews I’ll know that I’ll love it so much that I’m already looking forward to the next ones. I’m weird I know. 😛 Plus the man on the cover is very easy on the eyes. 😀 😉 😛

  4. Really great giveaway. Heading over to the other posts I missed this week for this. I heard great things about this book and I haven’t seen the movie yet 😦 Still. Enter me in.

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • You are entered! 😀 I enjoyed both but I still suggest reading the book first because of the connection you have with the characters going into the movie. I think it makes the experience that much better. 🙂

  5. I really want to read this book! As a librarian I am starting to feel left behind!

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