Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Books contest!

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Got Books? is a celebration about books and the bloggers that help tell the world about them.  Follow the link to discover more great book bloggers, both general blogs and ones specializing in particular genres.

For this event, I am hosting my first ever contest!  I had such a hard time determining an appropriate prize, but I finally decided on a copy of the newest edition of (guess what?) Dumas' The Three Musketeers.   Here is the description from Penguin Classics:

A major new translation of one of the most enduring works of literature, from the award- winning, bestselling co-translator of Anna Karenina-with a spectacular, specially illustrated cover.  The Three Musketeers is the most famous of Alexandre Dumas's historical novels and one of the most popular adventure stories ever written. Now in a bracing new translation, this swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue-and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady.

 The winner will supply his or her home address to me via e-mail, and I will have the item shipped directly to you.  To enter, leave a comment below with your e-mail address.  The winner will be selected at random through a random number generator.  Note:  you do not need to sign up to follow my blog to enter the contest (although of course it's much appreciated!)  The contest will end at midnight on Saturday, July 24.  Good luck!

A bit of movie news:  a new 3-D version of the Dumas classic is about to go into production, starring, among others, Orlando Bloom (see link below).

And check out today's book review on my blog (in a separate post):   Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, an action-packed novel based on the true story of a shipwrecked Japanese fisherman who becomes the first Japanese citizen to visit the United States.  This exciting new title will be released in August, and I will post an interview with the author tomorrow.
Also, check out Mila Jovovich in her stunning costumes as Milady de Winter in the upcoming movie!

43 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great giveaway!! So appropriate, too!! mclaingreen (at) yahoo (dot) com

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've never read this classic. Thanks for offering it as a Got Books? giveaway.

EmilyJoy said...

My brother would absolutely love this. Thanks for the opportunity to win it! emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

Happy Birthday Author said...

Stopping by for the GOT BOOKS? event. Sign me up for the contest. my email is happybirthdayblog at att dot net

debbie said...

This sounds like a good history book. I would love to read about it.
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Lydia said...

Fun contest =) Benz1966 at gmail dot com

Jasindo said...

I've always wanted to read this. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Kristen said...

Oo I would love a copy of this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Hilary St. Laurent said...

Looks like a great contest! I've always wanted to read this actually! :D


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Got said...

Great job on the post and what a nice classic to add to the bookish prizes...good choice! Thanks for helping to spread the bookish love...happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Wowsa! Great costume pics!! I'm excited for the movie!! Thank you for the contest, I'm a follower :)

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Jenny Bolech said...

Great giveaway! Thanks :)

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Chantel said...

This is one of the classics I havn't had a chance to read yet, I'd love to be entered into the giveaway!

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Bethie said...

I would love to win this for my boys. I think they would really enjoy it. Thanks for the contest.

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Julie said...

My boys also would love to have this book :)
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Julia M. Reffner said...

Wow, what a neat blog. I am a homeschool mom and LOVE history! Glad to have found you. Count me in for the drawing, too please.

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bluerose_shelnut said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to be entered.
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Tribute Books said...

Very cool Got Books? giveaway :)

Thanks,
Nicole
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Ashley said...

Sounds like a great prize!!

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Vidisha said...

Sounds great........count me in

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Shishito said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Tara said...

Would love a copy!

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brendajean said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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msdarcy said...

I'd love to be entered to win!

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Alyce said...

I'd love to win this book!

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Jules@OneBookShy said...

That's the perfect giveaway for your blog. Thank you for the chance.

Jules
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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Love the cover!
Orlando Bloom!!!

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JHS. said...

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Sophia said...

Wow thank you for the giveaway!

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Tina said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Melanie L said...

Please count me in. Thank you for the giveaway.
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Linda Kish said...

Please include me.


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Island Girl said...

wow what an amazing giveaway! thanks for the chance!!!
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The1stdaughter said...

Oh my! I had no idea about the new movie and book, that's so exciting! I just love the new edition of the book and I know both my husband and I would LOVE it! (We're both huge Dumas fans!) Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway and for participating in Got Books?! It's been so much fun!

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

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Jennifer Mathis said...

please enter me

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pams00 said...

this looks really good, ty for hosting the giveaway!

Pam S
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Luvdaylilies said...

What a super giveaway, crossing my fingers!!!
Thanks so very much=)
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Linda Henderson said...

I have always liked and enjoyed The Three Musketeers.

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Hannah said...

THis sounds like a really intriguing book! Thanks for the chance!

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andrea said...

super prize! thanks for the giveaway :)

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