If you're a dreamer, a wisher, a liar
A hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean buyer
If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
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~Shel Silverstein

Sunday, December 16, 2012

End of the World Giveaway Hop

So, today I'm doing something kind of cool that I haven't done before--I'm participating in the End of the World Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer.

To tell you guys about the giveaway, here is the quote off the website:

Which books would you save if the world was coming to an end?  Here is your chance to giveaway a book or books you are passionate about or a book you would keep if you were forced to flee due to imminent destruction or a book that is about the end of the world.  You may offer 1 or more books or allow the winner to choose a book of their choice that fits this criteria.The last day to enter the giveaway will be 12/21/12. Assuming the worlds is still spinning the winner of your giveaway will have a new book just in time to start of the new year right! Hop Rules: You must giveaway a book you love, a book worth preserving, a book worth passing on etc...Or a book about the end of the world. 

I thought this would be a neat thing to do. I always love sharing my favorite books with other people. The problem is that I have most of my recent faves on my iPhone now, and I don't think I can legally give those away.

 So, I had to find an actual copy of a book I loved. Difficult, cause I've always been a library sort of girl. Books are expensive... Luckily, I was a huge Koontz fan for years and collected most of his books. I only have them in paperback, but the ones I picked for the giveaway are some of my absolute favorites.

In addition to the Koontz books, I have some others that I loved.I didn't want to just put up some Dean Koontz books and say, "Hey, if you win, I'll send you one of these, hope you're a Koontz fan."

I want whoever wins to have a small list to choose from, that way they you're  sure to get a couple books you really like. Also, the whole point of this is to giveaway a book we loved, so all these books are in good but gently used condition. Most of them are paperback, since that's generally what I can afford.

So, this is what I have up for giveaway:

Any one of these Dean Koontz books: Odd Thomas, Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, One Door Away from Heaven 

 The Amber Spyglass (the last book in His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman) Great series that I LOVE. I wish I owned the first two books in it to offer up, but I don't.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young   YA Dystopian fiction that seemed appropriate for an end of the world giveaway.

I Am David by Anne Holm  This is a beautiful book that had a deep impact on my childhood and my understanding of the concentration camps.

In Hardback:

The Future of Us by Jay Asher

The Scorch Trials  James Dashner Maze Runner book 2

The Velveteen Principals--A Guide to Becoming Real 

Just After Sunset  A Collection of Short Stories by Stephen King

So, that's it. Hope there's two books in there  that you would like to have. To enter you don't have to do anything fancy, or collect a bunch of Rafflecopter entries. Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post telling me which two books you'd like. I'll pick a random choice out of the comments on the twenty-first of December. (provided we're all still here) hehe

Sorry to restrict this at all, but times are very tough right now, and I can't afford to ship outside of the US.

Merry Christmas guys. Feel free to Tweet about the giveaway!!


  1. I'm from Mexico so this leaves me out but no matter. IF I would believe at all there is an end of the world (there has been too many "end of the world" promised dates and none has come to be true) and if I could take a book with me among the survival equipment (and my dog of course) I think it would be The Black Corsair, by Emilio Salgari. It's the first book I've ever read. A lot of sentimental value in there. :)

    1. Sorry you can't take part! I am SO broke this Christmas. Ugh. I've never heard of The black Corsair but it sounds like a fun pirate adventure! And I'd take my dogs too. All four of them. haha

  2. I sadly can't enter either, as I live in South Africa.

    Just want to say that I Am David is one of the best books I ever read, so if someone still haven't read it, they should totally try to one that one. :-)

  3. That's very generous to give all those books!

  4. I would have a hard time picking favorites! I agree with Alex - it is very generous of you to give away all those books!

  5. I used to like Koontz. House of Thunder was my favorite. The Velveteen Principals sounds wonderful though.

  6. This giveaway hop looks like a heckuva lotta fun. I dig me some Koontz, but haven't kept up with all of his stuff. My fave of his, right now, is Lightning.
    Some Dark Romantic


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