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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Birthday Bash Book Giveaway!

HAPPY 31st BIRTHDAY TO ME!

I'm not closing down my blog like I originally planned. Instead I'm celebrating by giving you the chance to win some books ... good idea, huh?

Below are the books I have up for grabs. Some were published this year and others are older. All are used but in very good condition. If you click the title of each book it will take you to my review.

To enter the contest just leave a comment with your number one, number two, and number three book choices. I'll be awarding books to three lucky winners regardless of where in the world they live. Winner #1 gets three books, winner #2 gets two books, and winner # 3 gets one book. I'll announce the winners on Nov. 14th so get commenting!




Cane River, by Lalita Tademy
I really love this book!


Why the Wind Blows, by Matthys Levy
This one is short and educational.


The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
My book club read this one so that's where the link above takes you. I figured it was a good one to give away since the movie version just came out. Oh, and the movie is GREAT!


The Lost Diary of Don Juan, by Douglas Carlton Abrams
This author spoke at the Book Group Expo in a panel on writing about sex - too bad I couldn't be there to hear it!


My Seven Years in Captivity, by Bill Seaton
Fun and easy to read - I enjoyed it!


House of Splendid Isolation, by Edna O'Brien
I really wanted to like this one ... maybe you'll get more out of it than I did. I do know that Jackie Kennedy really admired this author, but it still didn't do it for me.


The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
This is one of my all time favorite books. When people ask for book recommendations this is the first book I suggest.


Bedlam South, by Mark Grisham and David Donaldson
Ok, so I haven't exactly finished reading this one yet but I promise I will before the end of the contest. The link takes you to the book's website.


Imagining Argentina
, by Lawrence Thornton
This is a short but powerful book.


Personally I think you've got some excellent choices there! Feel free to let others know about this contest if you want to. You won't get any extra entries but your readers may thank you anyway.

56 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Great giveaway! My choices are: My Seven Years in Captivity, Bedlam South and Imagining Argentina. Thanks. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Amanda said...

Ooo...thanks for the giveaway! My choices are The Lost Diary of Don Juan or Cane River. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Hmmm... I just tried to post and it got messed up, so sorry if there ends up being a duplicate. Anyhow, happy birthday! I've really been enjoying your blog (and reading about your book club, too). My choices are: My Seven Years in Captivity, Lost Diary of Don Juan, and Bedlam South. Thank you! shellyct(at)gmail(dot)com

Traci said...

Happy Birthday!!

Please enter me in your wonderful contest. My choices are (1)The Secret Live of Bees, (2)Cane River, (3)The Lost Diary of Don Juan. Thanks!

tracisharpton (at) msn (dot) com

Ti said...

Hi there! Happy Bday to you! Thanks for the opportunity to win more great books. Here are my choices:

1. Cane River
2. Secret Life of Bees
3. Lost Diary of Don Juan

thereedfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Literary Feline said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. And what a nice thing to do!

I wouldn't mind a chance to win
1)Imagining Argentia, 2) The Lost Diary of Don Juan and 3) My Seven Years in Captivity.

Thanks!

literaryfeline AT gmail DOT com

MoxieMamaKC said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!! Keep reading! I love your suggestions!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great giveaway! Here's my order: Bedlam South, Cane River, and The Lost Diary of Don Juan. Thanks!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kelly! said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I'm in!

1. Cane River
2. House of Splendid Isolation
3. Imagining Argentina

avisannschild said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to say Happy Birthday! You're giving away some good ones: The Poisonwood Bible is fantastic (one of my all-time favourites as well), and I really enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees and Imagining Argentina. I also have Cane River, although I haven't read it yet.

Nymeth said...

Happy birthday, Heather! And thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd love to be entered. I'd pick Cane River first, then The Poisonwood Bible, then Imagining Argentina.

Nan said...

Happy, happy birthday, Heather! I think you have the most energy and enthusiasm of anyone I've met in the blogging world!!
1. Poisonwood Bible
2.My Seven Years in Captivity
no 3.

Sheri said...

Happy BDay Scorpio girl! Mine was yesterday! Have another super year!

Sheri

Erika Robuck said...

Happy Birthday!

1)Cane River
2)Lost Diary of Don Juan
3)Bedlam South

I'm so happy you're continuing your blog. It's one of my favorites!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday! Great selection of books you have there! My choices are:

1. The Secret Life of Bees
2. The Lost Diary of Don Juan
3. The Poisonwood Bible

Thanks for including us international booklovers!

heatherlo said...

What a fabulous giveaway! And happy birthday/blogiversary! My choices are:
1. Don Juan, 2. Argentina, 3. Bedlam South

Dave said...

Heather, I have all the books I need, but I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday.

Emma Larkins said...

Hi Heather, I've got too many books piling up to my ears to enter your contest, but I did still want to say happy birthday! Congrats on a whole year of book blogging!

Crystal Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to you! Here's a cyber piece of chocolate cake :)

My choices are:
The lost diary of Don Juan
My Seven Years of Captivity ( I have a 2yr old)
Cane River

Thanks so much!
Crystal Adkins
crystal72206@yahoo.com

Alyce said...

My three choices are:

1. The Poisonwood Bible
2. Cane River
3. The Secret Life of Bees

Thanks for the great giveaway, and happy birthday!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

violetcrush said...

A very very Happy birthday to you. (belated)

You really have some excellent choices here.
I would love to be entered.

Here are my choices
Cane River
The Poisonwood Bible
Secret lives of bees.

The first 2 books have been on my TBR list for long.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Well, I'm glad you're not shutting down! I've got this posted at Win a Book; huge thanks for the e-mail. It makes life MUCH easier on our end!

gautami tripathy said...

Happy Birthday to you!

My choices
(1)Cane River,
(2)The Lost Diary of Don Juan
(3)The Posonwood Bible

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

Ladytink_534 said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a really, really good one!

1. Cane River
2. The Lost Diary of Don Juan
3. Bedlam South

AmandaSue said...

Happy Birthday!!

1. The Secret Life of Bees
2. Bedlam South
3. The Poisonwood Bible

Thanks for Entering Me!

S. Krishna said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the contest!

1. Cane River
2. Bedlam South
3. The Poisonwood Bible

Janel said...

Happy B-Day!!

My choices would be:

1) The Poisonwood Bible
2) Cane River
3) Seven Years in Captivity

Thank-you!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! Glad to know you are keeping your blog up - it's a good one! And thanks for the chance at this giveaway. My choices would be:
Secret Life of Bees
Poisonwood Bible
My 7 Years in Captivity

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Mistress Meeyee said...

Happy birthday to you!!! My birthday is on Sunday and I will be 30. I feel so weird about it,maybe even a little sad.
My choice would be A secret life of bees and 7 years in captivity. Thanks!

Rue said...

Happy Birthday!
1. Why the Wind Blows
2. The Secret Life of Bees
3. The Poisonwood Bible

Thanks for the chance to win!

ruthann. (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca said...

My top three would be

1. My Seven Years in Captivity
2. Poisonwood Bible
3. Secret Life of Bees

Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

darbyscloset said...

Happy Bithday !!! And Happy Blog!!
My choice's:
River Cane
Posionwood Bible
Argentina
Thank you for these heartfelt choics!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday!!! :) Thanks for this cool giveaway. Here are my choices:

1. The Lost Diary of Don Juan, by Douglas Carlton Abrams

2. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

3. My Seven Years in Captivity, by Bill Seaton

4. Cane River, by Lalita Tademy

5. Why the Wind Blows, by Matthys Levy

:)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Sena said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! I'd love to win - 1) The Lost Diary of Don Juan, 2) My Seven Years in Captivity, 3) The Secret Life of Bees, 4) Why the Wind Blows, 5) Cane River, by Lalita Tademy

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

avalonne83 said...

Happy birthday to you!!!

Here are my 3 choices:
1. My seven years in captivity
2. Imagining Argentina
3. The poisonwood Bible

Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Dreamybee said...

Happy Birthday Heather! And congratulations on your blog and all your accomplishments over the last year! I was just going to say H.B., and not enter the contest, but now that I've looked at all the books!...

My 3 picks are
The Lost Diary of Don Juan
My Seven Years in Captivity
Imagining Argentina

Chi said...

Secret Life of Bees, Lost Diary of Don Juan, Poisonwood Bible

Great choices! Thanks for the contest and Happy Birthday! :)

anastasia[at]mediamafia.org

rb said...

My picks are
1. The Lost Diary of Don Juan
2. Why the Wind Blows
3. The Secret Life of Bees

I got Bedlam South and from what I can tell for now, it seems like a great read.

Just.Me said...

Happy 31st! My choices are:

1. Cane River
2. Bedlam South

barbarabaker said...

WELL HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! And what a wonderful giveaway indeed (especially for us book lovers and cravers!).

Please count me in!!!!
-Barb :)

Sarah G said...

I have way too many books, so I'm not entering the contest, but I do want to say happy birthday! I'm glad you found something you love doing, and are going to keep it up for the benefit of us all.

Callista said...

I'm glad you've come to love book blogging so much, Happy Birthday. So kind of you to offer books. My 1st choice would be Secret Life of Bees, second, Lost Diary of Don Juan and third Seven Years in Captivity.
callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

Alessandra said...

Happy birthday, Heather! My choices:

1) The Poisonwood Bible
2) Imagining Argentina
3) The Lost Diary of Don Juan

Thank you for the great giveaway!

darbyscloset said...

I've already entered (earlier) yet I wanted to let you know that I am so excited to read Cane River and am just so hoping that I win. If I do not win it then I'll be ordering it from Amazon on the 15th......oh, my ackey breaky wallet!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

Glad you aren't ending your blog. My three choices would be:

1. Poisonwood Bible
2. Cane River
3. Seven Years in Captivity

Thanks for the contest!

Ivan Girl said...

Happy Birthday to you!

My choices would be:

1. The Lost Diary of Don Juan
2. The Secret Life of Bees
3. Cane River

I hope you enjoy your birthday bash!

Wanda said...

What a cool way to celebrate. :)

If I could win, these are my top three picks:
1.The Secret Life of Bees
2.Imagining Argentina
3.Bedlam South

Teddy Rose said...

Happy Birthday Heather! Thank you for including us in your celebration!

I would love to win:
1.Cane River
2.My Seven Years in Captivity
3.The Lost Diary of Don Juan

Thanks for bring my attention to your giveaway. I posted about it on my blog here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-weeks-givaways-galore_09.html

Jo-Jo said...

Happy Birthday! Please enter me...My choices are:
1. The Lost Diary of Don Juan
2. The Poisonwood Bible
3. Cane River.

joannelong74@gmail.com

Beawhiz said...

Happy Birthday to you! Mine's coming up, too, on the 21st! It'll be my 30th, though. Maybe I'll do a birthday giveaway, too! What a great idea!

My picks:
1. Bedlam South
2. My Seven Years in Captivity
3. Cane River

busweet(at)gmail.com

Sara said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the generosity on your birthday. I'd love to win:
1. Bedlam South
2. House of Splendid Isolation
3. Diary of Don Juan

Thanks! Sararush at hotmail dot com

Bookfool said...

Happy Birthday, Heather!!!

Why the Wind Blows is the only one that really, really interests me. Second and third choices are My Seven Years in Captivity and Imagining Argentina. But, mostly I just want to wish you another 60 years of happy, healthy life!

Love from Bookfool (you know where to find me)

April said...

Am I too late?
Poisonwood and Bees for me. And Why the Wind Blows.
rebelaessedai at gmail dot com.

toohotforturtle said...

*Pondering the choices* Ok, I think I have it..

1. Poisonwood Bibile
2. Cane River
3. Bedlam South

chartroose said...

Okay, old lady, I guess I'll try for these:

1. Poisonwood
2. Cane River
3. Secret...Bees

Jen Garrett said...

Hi Heather! Happy Birthday!!
Here are my top three choices:
1) Secret Life of Bees (yes, the movie is AMAZING!)
2)Poisonwood Bible
3) Cane River

Look forward to seeing your bright, bubbly, happy you soon!!

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