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This Week’s Giveaways Galore

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 30, 2008
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As usual, be sure to check back at this post throught the week for links to more book giveaways!

New offerings:

Julie at Booking Mama is giving away one copy of Being Written by William Conescu. The giveaway ends on Friday December 12th. There is also a wonderful interview with William Conescu. To read the interview and enter, go here.

J. Kaye of J Kaye’s Book Blog is giving away one copy of Towers of Gold by Frances Dinkelspiel. The giveaway ends on December 12th. Enter here. J. Kaye is also giving away her copy of GOING DOWN SOUTH by Bonnie J. Glover. The giveaway ends on December 20th. Enter here.
J.Kaye is also giving away one LEARNING BLOGGER (CD-ROM) with Molly E. Holzschlag. This giveaway ends on December 20th. Enter here.

Susan of Bloggin’ ’bout Books is giving away two copies of both The Reincarnationalist and The Memorist. The winners will be picked on Sunday December 7th. Enter here.

Lenore of Presenting Lenore is giving away one copy of Aurelia by Anne Osterlund. This giveaway ends on December 5th. Enter here.

Michelle at Novels Now is giving away one signed copy of Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek. Hurry, this giveaway ends soon. Enter here.

Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is having another fab giveaway! This time she has three copies of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker to giveaway. This giveaway ends on December 9th. Enter here.

Amy of Passages to the Past is giving away one copy of Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer. This giveaway ends on Friday December 19th. Enter here.

Katrina Stonoff of Stone Soup is giving away the book of your choice (under $25 not including shipping). The giveaway ends noonish Sunday December 7th. Enter here.

Holly of Wonders and Marvels is giving away on copy of Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King. The giveaway ends on Dec. 6th. Enter here.


Jessica at The Blue Stocking Society is having a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza. The books are too numerous to list here. The giveaway ends on Friday December 12th. For details and how to enter click here.

Below are giveaways that I announced in previous weeks. There is still time to enter:

J. Kaye of J Kaye’s Book Blog is giving away one copy of To Catch the Lightning by Alan Cheuse. The giveawy ends on December 3rd. Enter here. J. Kaye is also giving away one copy of THE SCOUNDREL DAYS OF HOBO HIGHBROW by Norwegian author Pal Christiansen. This giveaway ends on December 3rd. Enter here. Can you believe, J. Kaye is giving away yet another book: MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY AND I’LL GO MINE by Ben Tanzer. This giveaway ends December 10th. Enter here.

Sarah of PussReboots is giving away one copy of Requiem for the Autor of Frankenstein by Molly Dwyer. It ends on December 1st. Enter here. She is also giving away one copy of The Once and Future Celt by Bill Watkins. It ends on December 10th. Enter here.

Julie at Booking Mama is giving away a set of nine different books, winner takes all. It’s her biggest giveaway ever! They are all books that have been or will be fetured on CBC’s new web series Novel Adventures. The giveaway ends on Tuesday December 2nd.

Anna at Diary of an Eccentric is giving away one copy of Off the Menu by Christine Son. This giveaway ends on Wednesday December 3rd. Enter here.

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Which Historical Queen Are You?

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 30, 2008
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Your result for The Which Historical Queen Are You Test…

Queen Victoria

You scored 52% on ruling power!

You are: Victoria, Queen of England, 1819-1901.
Queen Victoria’s reign was the longest in English history. Called the Victorian age, it was a time when Britain was at the height of its colonial power. Victoria became a symbol of British expansionist foreign policy. She insisted on taking an active part in the decisions of the government, and forcefully backed those ministers she liked. She herself was most proud of her role as wife and mother – she had nine children. After the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert, she went into a period of deep depression, dropping out of public view for three years. Her popularity increased in her late years, particularly during time of national celebrations, like the Jubilees of 1887 and 1897.


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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 29, 2008
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Powerful
Rehana Haque is a widow with two children, Maya a strong willed 17 year-old girl and Soheil a 19 year-old boy who is also strong willed. As Rehana goes about her daily routine of cooking and caring for her children something is brewing in Bangladesh.
In March 1971, Rehana wakes up very excited one day, as she decided to throw her children a garden party and invite the neighbors. Rehana and her neighbor couldn’t have predicted that during the party a war would be starting. They hear loud noises and think perhaps it’s fireworks, but then realize that was wishful thinking.
In A Golden Age we see how one family copes during the Bangladesh War of Independence. With hope, passion, and heroism they help their neighbors and fellow man.
Tahmima Anam writes with poetic prose that makes her characters come alive. I felt as if I was living the war with them step by step. This is Anam’s first book and is to be the first in a trilogy. I can hardly wait for the next book to come out!
Very highly recommended!
5/5

Thanks to Harper Collins Canada for an advance copy of this wonderful book!
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