book contest answers and winner!

My bookshelf being too crowded, I decided to giveaway a pack of 5 books to a lucky winner. And I decided to turn it into  a game, in which you had to guess the titles of books #4 an #5. Using important words in the clues I gave you and using the Search button of this blog led you quickly to the answers:

MeadowlarkClues for book mystery #1

  1. bird
  2. not at sunset
  3. Lakota
  4. reviewed here in 2013

= Searching for Lakota sends you to my review of Meadowlark, posted in Dec 2013, as shown in the url of the post.  (1) A meadowlark is a bird (2) The author’s first name is Dawn, not sunset 😉

Bed of NailsClues for books mystery #2

  1. sleep
  2. French
  3. suicide
  4. reviewed here in 2014

= Searching for suicide sends you to a few reviews. Close to Destiny is set in France was reviewed in 2015, and there’s no link with sleep.  Other participants thought the answer was Hercule Poirot’s Christmas was the answer. Actually, he is not French, but Belgian. Next came Bed of Nails. (1) you sleep in a bed. (2) The author is French

So these 2 “mystery books” plus these 3 here…

 Me on the floor In his stead

The Third Son

…will go to the first participant to get both answers correct.
And our

winner

is

Lucy

at

The Fictional 100

Lucy has an interesting blog and a fascinating book, I’m actually currently reading, and that I really encourage you to check out.

The Fictional 100:
Ranking the Most Influential Characters
in World Literature and Legend

Some of the most influential and interesting people in the world are fictional. Sherlock Holmes, Huck Finn, Pinocchio, Anna Karenina, Genji, and Superman, to name a few, may not have walked the Earth (or flown, in Superman’s case), but they certainly stride through our lives. They influence us personally: as childhood friends, catalysts to our dreams, or even fantasy lovers. Peruvian author and presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa, for one, confessed to a lifelong passion for Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Characters can change the world. Witness the impact of Solzhenitsyn’s Ivan Denisovich, in exposing the conditions of the Soviet Gulag, or Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom, in arousing anti-slavery feeling in America. Words such as quixotic, oedipal, and herculean show how fictional characters permeate our language. This list of the Fictional 100 ranks the most influential fictional persons in world literature and legend, from all time periods and from all over the world, ranging from Shakespeare’s Hamlet [1] to Toni Morrison’s Beloved [100]. By tracing characters’ varied incarnations in literature, art, music, and film, we gain a sense of their shape-shifting potential in the culture at large. Although not of flesh and blood, fictional characters have a life and history of their own. Meet these diverse and fascinating people. From the brash Hercules to the troubled Holden Caulfield, from the menacing plots of Medea to the misguided schemes of Don Quixote, The Fictional 100 runs the gamut of heroes and villains, young and old, saints and sinners. Ponder them, fall in love with them, learn from their stories the varieties of human experience–let them live in you. [Goodreads]

Literary Blog Hop Giveaway: April 2015

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So excited to be part of the Literary Blog Hop again!

I have 3 great novels to offer you.

Please click on the book cover or link to know more about them:

Meadowlark The Third Son

1. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition

  We3. We, by Michael Landweber – paperback, brand new condition

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ,
JUST CLICK ON THE ENTRY FORM HERE BELOW

Entry-Form

Sorry, this is just open to US residents.

Be sure to go visit all the other participants,
there are lots of goodies to win,
some are open internationally!

 And be sure to visit all the blogs participating in the Literary Blog Hop Giveaway,
for many more chances to win awesome books!

Black Friday Book Bonanza 2014

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So excited to be part of the

Black Friday Book Bonanza

I have 5 great novels  to offer you.
I will choose 2 winners,
so spread the word!

Please click on the book cover or link
to know more about them:

Meadowlark The Third Son

1. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition

  The Crown  Wharf of Chartrons cover

3. The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau – paperback, brand new condition
4. The Wharf of Chartrons, by Jean-Paul Malaval – paperback, ARC, brand new condition

    The Reader

7. The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink – – paperback, slightly used, very good condition

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ,
JUST CLICK ON THE ENTRY FORM HERE BELOW

Entry-Form

Sorry, this is just open to US residents.

And be sure to visit all the blogs participating in the Black Friday Book Bonanza,
for many more chances to win awesome books or gift cards!

1. BookShelfery {host} – INTL 33. Trish @ Between My Lines (INT)
2. Caffeinated Book Reviewer {host} INTL 34. Jessabella Reads (US)
3. Mochas, Mysteries and Meows (US) 35. Deb@HEA Romances With A Little Kick (usa)
4. Hot Listens (INT) 36. AJ@Aj’S Reading Nook (US and INT)
5. Rainy Day Ramblings(Int) 37. Lace@Black Ravens Reviews (US and INT)
6. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know (US) 38. BlackRaven@Erotic Cafe (US and INT)
7. Gin’s Book Notes (U.S.) 39. Deb@Dark Divas Reviews (US and INT)
8. Becoming Books (US & INT) 40. Sydney@ The Readers Round Table (US and INT)
9. Hope To Read (US & INT) 41. Scott Graham
10. Michelle@Because Reading (US) 42. Obsessive Book Nerd (US)
11. Danielle @ Coffee and Characters (INT) 43. Jo Grafford, Romance Author
12. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust (US) 44. Bookswagger (Int)
13. Holly @ Words Fueled by Love (US & INT) 45. StarAngels Reviews
14. Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (US) 46. Taking Time for Mommy Books and Movies (US)
15. Ashley@Chronicles 47. Proserpine Craving Books (INT)
16. Kathy@My Nook Books and More (INT) 48. Cheyenne @The Book That
17. Reading Reality (US) 49. Tianna Holley (INT)
18. Savings in Seconds (US) 50. Kelsey Jordan
19. Scandalous Stories 51. S.K. Wills
20. Essence Write 52. Meara Platt
21. Alicia @ Addicted Readers 53. Patricia D. Eddy
22. Christy’s Love of Books (Int) 54. Pembroke Sinclair
23. Judy @ Musings and Ramblings (INT) 55. Shay West US Only
24. Jamie @Vailia’s Page Turner (INT) 56. Write Away Bliss (INT)
25. Emma @ Words And Peace (US) 57. Pen and Keys (US only)
26. Anna @ Lostbraincell’s Bookish Blog (US) 58. C. D. Taylor
27. Candace’s Book Blog 59. eReading on the Cheap (int)
28. Eargasms Audiobook Reviews 60. Life With Two Boys (US)
29. Brooke Blogs (US) 61. Sheila Athens – Romance Author (US only)
30. The Chiq Blog 62. Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
31. Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning 63. Nick’s Book Blog (INT)
32. Laurie @ Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and MORE 64. R_Hunt @ View From My Home (INT)