Page Turners is having it's first birthday on the 22nd of June 2010!!
To celebrate, I am hosting my first ever giveaway.
How to enter
Easy, just leave me a comment with the following information:
- Your name,
- Your blog's name (and a link), and
- Your email address
and you will autmoatically be in the running.
You don't have to become a follower to enter the giveaway. I'm not a fan of those sort of giveaways. I promise that I just want to celebrate Page Turners first birthday, not blackmail you all to become followers with the chance of a free book :-) Having said that, all new followers welcome, lol.
There will be no extra entries for postings and twitterings and flutterings and all that business. Some of you (like me) may not have all those things and I don't think that you should lose out because of it. So everyone just gets one entry each and it's all fair!
(Please note: the prizes will be coming from The Book Depository, so the only qualification is that you must come from a country that The Book Depository deliver to for free. You can check here if your country is on that list)
How will the winners be chosen and announced?
I will be using random.org to choose the winners, and the winner will be announced on the 22nd of June 2010. I will have a Happy Birthday post where I announce the winners and then I will contact you.
You will have 7 days to respond to my email, and then it goes to someone else.
Most importantly, what will you win?
To celebrate my love of Australian literature, you will be able to choose one of three Australian books, which will be sent to you from The Book Depository. I have chosen three books that I have read and really loved so they come with my full recommendation. You can choose between a classic, a contemporary novel set in modern times, and a contemporary but historical novel.
These are your choices, you can click on their titles to see more details:
This is (arguably) the quintessential Australian classic. You would be hard pushed to find an Australian that hasn't heard of this book, and it is something special. I think it really captures the essence of white Australia in the era in which it is set, and the prose really evokes the feeling of the Australian bush.
You can read my review of it here.
Description from The Book Depository: On St Valentine's day in 1900, a party of Australian schoolgirls set off with two schoolmistresses on a picnic to a place called Hanging Rock. Some were never to return. What began as a pleasant and happy day out ended in terror.
This is contemporary Australian novel set is modern times and is a novel that is both full of sadness and hope.
You can read my review of this book here.
Description from The Book Depository: Helen has little idea what lies ahead when she offers her spare room to an old friend of fifteen years. Nicola has arrived in the city for treatment for cancer. Sceptical of the medical establishment, placing all her faith in an alternative health centre, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice that Helen can offer. In the weeks that follow, Nicola's battle against her cancer will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her.
This is a contemporary novel about an important Australian historical figure, Ned Kelly. It is written by one of Australia's most famous and celebrated authors Peter Carey and is perhaps my favourite of these three novels. Unfortunately I read it before I started blogging and so cannot offer you my own review if it. I can however say that this is a magnificently woven story, which brings the landscape and culture of Australia alive. It is a fictional account of the doings of Ned Kelly, but it feels very real.
Description from The Book Depository: In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey gives Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is impossible not to believe that the famous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. True History of the Kelly Gang is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. Carey gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and, finally, as his country's beloved Robin Hood.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!