Friday, April 20, 2012

And it's here! Abby's Anti-Angsting Blog Giveaway :P

Y'all ready to get some books?

Check it out!

Okay, so let's get this started with the prizes. (And if you know any Star Wars bloggie friends, alert them now!)

First Up:

Paperback (and used...) copy of Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques


Brand new paperback of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

(the following books I have not read)

Paperback Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force buy Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta


Star Wars: The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster. Hardcover.


Star Wars: The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes. Hardcover. 

and Lastly:

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide by Michael A. Stackpole. Hardcover.
I started reading this, and it's not bad ;)

Now for the rules:

The way to win these are in the comments. But it's a little different this time. 

Here is the FIRST MANDATORY comment you must submit: 

Comment with the names of the books you wish to
 be entered for. If you want to be submitted for all of them, just say so, you don't have to go by title. This comment gives you one entry point per book you want. 

The SECOND MANDATORY comment is this:

Answer the question, 'What is the book you've most re-read, and why?'

This gets you two entry points per book you want.

The following are not mandatory, but will earn you points. You MUST comment separately for each entry or it will not be counted. 

~follow me (+1)
~link to this post on facebook/twitter (+3 for each)
~blog about this giveaway (+3)
+add one point for every extra post you mention this giveaway in
~comment and rate the song I wrote on YouTube (+2)
~put the button featured below in your sidebar (+4)

Book Giveaway

Well, I think that's it! Good luck everyone! :)

Oh yeah: update.

Giveaway closes May 5th


Hannah Joy said...

Oh my! Oh my! These look great!!! :-) Me wants that Brian Jacques....

Ok, sign me up for Castaways of the Flying Dutchman and Ender's Game.

The book that I have most re-read. Hm. Well, I think it's a tie between a few series: The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings, and Fin's Revolution series.

The reason behind Narnia: These books never fail to amaze me in different ways every time I read them. Every time they get more and more profound, even though the stories are simple. I love 'em!

LOTR: This is my favorite series. There is so much to like about it--a story of pain, difficulties, challenges, and bright, beautiful redemption. And Aragorn is epic. And I love hobbits. And the Shire is so green, and Rohan is so wild, and Gondor is so majestic. And Mordor is evil. But I could go without imagining that too much. ;-)

Fin's Revolution (Fiddler's Gun is the first one and Fiddler's Green is the second one): There are many reasons behind this one. It is heartwrenching and beautiful. It is a story of redemption, raw redemption. It makes me cry. And, besides all that, it is an upbeat, wonderful tale with plenty of pirating and treasure and inrigue.

Jess said...

Yay! :-) I'd really like to enter for Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. I picked up Voyage of Slaves (I've read Redwall and I know Brian Jacques rocks) at the library and instantly fell in love when I read it... but I didn't realize until halfway through that it was part of a series and it wasn't the first book. At first I was horrified because I am very strict about reading series in order. But I liked VoS so much that I forgave myself. ;-) Anyway. I have yet to read Castaways, so make sure I win that one. ;-D

Jess said...

Haha, and, being Hannah's sister, I always re-read the same stuff as her... although I'm ashamed to say I've only read LOTR once. As of now, as of now. ;-) I've only read the Fin's Revolution books twice, but I know I'll be re-reading and re-reading them for a long time yet. They are beautiful and painful and Fin Button is very much a kindred spirit. <-And that sentence is an understatement. I can't say how much these books have meant to me. Other books I've re-read... there are so many... Nate the Great, because those are awesome. ;-D I also re-read a lot of Elizabeth Goudge books; they are like honey to the soul. :-)

Josiphine said...

I'd like to be entered for the first two--the Brian Jacques one and ENDER'S GAME.

Josiphine said...

The book I've read the most is probably THE SECRET GARDEN, because I read it every year. I just finished this week and I almost have it memorized!

Another book I read a lot is THE CHRONICALS OF NARNIA. Can't beat them.

And my Bible of course, :)

Josiphine said...

And of course I follow you!

Gillian Adams said...

Wonderful! A giveaway! Please enter me for the Castaways of the Flying Dutchmen and Ender's Game! :) Quite exciting.

Honestly, the book I have reread the most is the Lord of the Rings. I love rereading books and I reread them all the time, but I don't think I've read any quite as much as the LOTR. My dad started reading it aloud to me when I was 6 and I got my first copy when I was 7 and I used to sleep with it at the foot of my bed... So, yes, definitely the Lord of the Rings! :)

Ley Firewalker said...

WOO YAY! Great giveaway. Enter me for everything EXCEPT Heirs of the Force because I own that. ;P

Ley Firewalker said...

As for the question, gotta be the Nancy Drew series. I've read the original series to DEATH. I am a Nancy-holic... I just love how they're set in a different time and how lady-like Nancy was, yet she was still independant.

Ley Firewalker said...

And of COURSE I follow you. XD I may not comment much, but I always read.

Charley Robson said...

Yippee! Sign me up for Ender's Game please!

Book I've most re-read .. hmm ... I'll have to go with Cornelia Funke's "Inkheart". It's definitely the best of the trilogy, and the writing style is really engaging and fun to read. The concept had me enamoured from the moment I started reading, and my copy is so battered it looks half dead. Not that I care - the characters are like old friends, I swear I know half the chapters by heart, and it's simply a wonderful piece of my childhood that's come all over the world with me. I love it so much :)

The Musical Dancer said...

Uuuummmm...I guess I will enter for all the star wars books because I already have Castaways of the Flying Dutchman and Ender's Game. :D

The book(s) I've read the most...hmmm. that's a hard question. ;) I would probably have to say the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I don't think I have to explain why I read them so much besides they are totally epic. heehee

The Musical Dancer said...

Uuuummmm...I guess I will enter for all the star wars books because I already have Castaways of the Flying Dutchman and Ender's Game. :D

The book(s) I've read the most...hmmm. that's a hard question. ;) I would probably have to say the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I don't think I have to explain why I read them so much besides they are totally epic. heehee

The Musical Dancer said...

I put your button on my sidebar. :D

Corey P. said...

Cool giveaway, Abby! :D

I'd like to be entered for Ender's Game, please. It's only one of the best Sci-fi books ever written. (+1)

The book I've re-read the most? Probably C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Why? Because it's entertaining, profound, and packed with adventure. And I love Lewis' writing style. (+2)

Total: +3 points.

Corey P. said...

I follow you. (+2)

Corey P. said...

I tweeted your giveaway. (+3)

Corey P. said...

Ooops... here's the Twitter link:!/InkSlinger9/status/193491370571345921

FinvarraPenn said...

I've love to be entered for Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. Love that book. <3

Most re-read book? Definitely The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. <3

FinvarraPenn said...

I already follow you. :)

The Musical Dancer said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

The Musical Dancer said...

....and I already follow you. :D

Jane said...

Oh boy! I would LOVEEEE Castaways.. by Brian Jaques, or Ender's Game.
I think the book I've most re-read would be Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff.
I just adore her writing style, and Beric's story is super depressing, but it ends so well, and I'm weird. So that's why I've read it so many times. :)

Star-Dreamer said...

I have never read any of those star wars books, but Cast Aways is just AMAZING!!!! One of my favorite Brian Jacques series for sure. :D

'Slippers said...

Can I just enter for all of the books? :)

And the most reread book? Hmmm...the Redwall books probably, because when I was 8-10 that was basically the only thing I'd read cause I loved them so much, so I'd read them over and over. Or maybe Little Women, because I've always loved that book, and because Jo is the other me :)

'Slippers said...

And I follow you (last time I checked, ha)