So the lovely people at Book’d Out kickstarted this off. Basically each blog involved runs a competition of some sort and the point is to give away a book by an Australian author to a lucky winner or a book voucher or something like that.
This means not only do I have to come up with the means by which you participate as a reader and I pick a winner but also what you will get if you do win.
And it occurs to me that a book loved should be a book shared. And that I have some copies of my own book left.
The competition starts: 25th January 2013 12 noon AESD as in right now as this post goes up.
The competition ends: 28th January 2013 midnight AESD
Who is eligible? Anyone though if you aren’t in Australia, it may take awhile to post the haul to you.
What do you need to do to enter? Well first off, I need to keep track of you or we will never figure out who the winner is. So:
3) Follow and
4) Comment on this post/tweet at me/both with your favourite quote from a favourite poem and why it is your favourite.
This way you won’t have to give me email addresses etc unless you have actually won at which point I can poke/message/tweet at you and let you know. Bonus points if you can suggest a book by a female Australian author to add to this list.
How will I choose the winner? Your names will all go into a… well, ok, not a hat but possibly a box and I will put my cat in and the first one she doesn’t shred wins. That seems fair, right?
What you will win: I wanted to give away a Virginia Woolf themed haul in honour of the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013 (A Room of One’s Own, Orlando & Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women + Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus & Artists & Models + Michael Foucault’s History of Sexuality) but then I realised that I LIKE those books too much to give them away. Also none of these authors are Australian. And then I got stuck.
So instead you get a MASSIVE haul where each book is from a different genre and all authors are female and two of them are Australian so you can consider the rest of the haul as the supporting cast if you like:
- Poetry: 1 autographed copy of Dreaming In Reality so that you can laugh your sides out at the cheesiness.
- Literary Fiction: A copy of Yasmin Gooneratne’s The Pleasures of Conquest
- Crime fiction: A copy of Agatha Christie’s Parker Pyne Investigates
- Humour: India Knight’s On Shopping (note that this is Penguin approved)
- Non-fiction: Justine Hardy’s Bollywood Boy
- Manga: NANA Vol. 1 by Ali Yazawi
- Fantasy: J. V. Jone’s The Baker Boy
- Vouchers: $20 off at Style Palace + 10% off Karben Shoes
Note 1: If you live outside Australia, this haul may take awhile to reach you either because it will cost a bit to ship or you will have to wait for me to deliver them in person.
Note 2: I may add more stuff to this haul.
Why a haul? Because I need more bookshelf space. Because I really do like some of these titles and I think I should share them. Because if I was to give away these things one title at a time, we would get nowhere fast.
How do I get this stuff? I get books to review from publishers and I also tend to nick anything interesting out of the “Free to good homes” book bins in libraries, hence why I actually have a book on tropical diseases in Africa in colonial times. No, seriously, I do.
So spread the word, subscribe, like, follow, and leave a comment about your favourite line from your favourite poem and why it is your favourite line. You only have till midnight on the 28th before everything goes pumpkin shaped.