Friday, October 28, 2011

Giveaways on Saturdays

So I've been entering a lot of giveaways on Goodreads lately. (A lot cheaper than playing the lottery.) And since I love to talk about books, but mostly cause I wanna alert anyone who isn't a member of hopes of inspiring them to join Goodreads, I'm gonna post them here. Right now my plan is to call it Giveaways On Staturdays. But I'm a really...absentminded creature so it might end up being Giveaways Whenever-days. I'm gonna try.

SO...on with the show.

Ok here are the giveaways I have entered so far.

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Giveaway dates: Sep 26, 2011-Feb 28, 2012
I've got the time to wait. I didn't really enjoy the first book but the excerpt from the second book intrigued me. But I won't cry if I don't win.

The Dig
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Giveaway dates: Oct 26-Nov 11, 2011
Ok so, "A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa." You had me at paleontological. Seriously, I'm a history/anthropology/archaeology/geology/all around histoscience (my own special word there folks) NUT! There is time travelling, supernatural powers, rewriting of human history! It's like, wow, it's I'm so there. I'm seriously putting this on my "MUST BUY" list if I don't win. That's how excited this book's summary made me. (I spent an entire semester working on a paper about Australopithecus Afarensis-Lucy....While listening to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds over and over....yea I'm that big of a nerd.)

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Giveaway dates: Oct 11-Nov 08, 2011
I want to read the first book, Birthmarked, and what better motivation than winning the second book. I'm not gonna lie though. If I win this book I'm reading it before I get the first. I'm not above reading out of order. LOL.

I'm just gonna let the summary speak for itself here:
Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in "Hansel and Gretel," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid"-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra's reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of "Cinderella," except the "ugly" stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn.
Check. Check. And Check.

I'm a history nut. So anything that has to do with History, The Romans, and England...thumbs up...balls to the wall....I want it. Right Meow. I just think it would be a really interesting read. I love the anthropological side to history. You can keep the specific dates of battles or laws. I wanna know what life was like for the common man, aristocrat, and everyone else.

The Scorpio Races
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Giveaway dates: Oct 25-Nov 01, 2011
I'm gonna be honest. I never read her Wolves of Mercy Falls series. But the summary to this looked good. Plus it's getting some what the heck I'll throw my hat in.

Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
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Giveaway dates: Oct 10-Oct 31, 2011
I've been dying to read some steampunk. I've heard good things about this genre but I've never gotten around to getting some steampunk for my TBR list. What better way to be introduced to the genre then with a collection of short stories. I'd say this is a 3/5 on the scale of how bad I wanna win.

Holy heart failure, Batman! I had no idea this book was coming out so soon. I screamed when I saw it listed on the Goodreads Giveaway. Wicked # 4!!!!! Now I know book 2 and 3 were kind of a let down to most people. And I know Gregory Maguire is a little hard to digest sometimes. But this is the final book! I love Wicked and I adore GM's writing style. I've read almost all of his books. I've participated on the GM discussion boards. This might be THE giveaway. THE ONE. My own true love. If I don't win, this is going on my list. (Technically it's already on the list but ya know you always want the one that got away...)

So that's the giveaways I've entered. My reasonings behind why I entered each one. I still can't get over the Out of Oz giveaway. *drools* You don't know how bad I wanna lick my computer screen right now.

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