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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- 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.
I really appreciate the lovely ladies who participated in my very first giveaway ever, and I know it won’t be my last. Without further ado…
Winner of Book 1: Dead Until Dark from the Sookie Stackhouse Series is…
Winner of Book 11: Dead Reckoning from the Sookie Stackhouse Series is…
Congratulations again ladies! Thank you so much again to my seven giveaway sign-ups, I do appreciate your participation.
*Winners have 48 hours to e-mail me back with their mailing address so I can get the books sent to them, if they do not e-mail me back then I will take them out of the drawing and use Random.org to pick the next winner.*
Giveaway for two lucky people!
This will be my very first giveaway EVER on my blog and I am very excited about it. I’ve participated in a lot of giveaways from my fellow bloggers and decided it was my turn to finally host one! Since Jen with Not Now…I’m Reading and I are hosting a series of discussions on the Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris we thought it would be fun to do a giveaway the last week of our discussions.
We are rounding off our discussion with book 10 on Sunday, May 1st, just before the release of book 11 on May 3rd. I have decided to put a giveaway up for individuals who are either a) reading the series or b) have not been able to start reading it yet.
One winner will receive Book 1: Dead Until Dark to start reading the series. This will be a paperback copy of the book.
One winner will receive Book 11: Dead Reckoning to continue reading the series. This will be a hardback copy of the book that will be purchased and shipped on May 3.
(If you head to Jen’s blog she is offering an e-book copy of Book 11 to one lucky winner. Click HERE for details.)
- This giveaway is open to EVERYONE…if you are not living in the United States I will just have to figure out how best to send you the book, but with this being the first giveaway I decided to go big! 😀
- To enter you just need to leave a comment and state if you would prefer book 1: Dead Until Dark or book 11: Dead Reckoning. If you do not state which book you prefer then you will not be entered to win.
- Please leave your e-mail address at the bottom of the comment so that I may contact you if you are selected.
- The contest will be open from Today (April 23) through Sunday, May 1, 11:59 pm Central Standard Time.
- Followers will receive two entries.
- Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced Monday, May 2.
- The winners will have 48 hours to respond with their address or another winner will be chosen.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!