Monday, May 06, 2013

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop!

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I'm very excited to be participating in my very first giveaway hop! :party Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer. This hop is pretty self explanatory. If you are a follower you know that I have been buying an insane amount of books lately. And we all have those books that have been read and will not be read again-- or that we never got around to reading at all and just sit on the shelf collecting dust! 8|  But, have no fear! Those books will find new homes; and clear up some space in my home in the process.  I have rather eclectic taste in books. I will also include a bookmark and some random swag I have from different authors.  
It's WINNER'S CHOICE of (1) book and some swag (a bookmark or two).
Giveaway Guidelines:
  • This giveaway is US ONLY! Sorry..shipping is expensive! BUT-- you will find a giveaway going on right now for all of you INT! Click here to enter (INT)
  • I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail. 
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email, after that another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will choose 1 of the 2 paperbacks.  
  • You must be 13 years or older, or parents' permission to enter Rafflecopter.
What's up for grabs?! :e

Winner's Choice of 1 of these paperbacks from my bookshelf

I'm giving away my paperback copy of Naked, by David Sedaris [note: it is well worn, guys. The cover has some wear and inside page has my name and date].


The Virgin's Lover, by Phillipa Gregory I have two copies for some reason, so I'm getting rid of one! 

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son's nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion; a family gathers for a wedding in the face of imminent death. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

         As a new queen, Elizabeth faces two great dangers: the French invasion of Scotland, which threatens to put Mary Queen of Scots on her throne, and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert Dudley.

But Dudley is already married, and his devoted wife Amy will never give him up, least of all to an upstart Protestant Princess. She refuses to set her beloved husband free to marry the queen; but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favorite and the focus of the feverishly plotting, pleasure seeking court.

Others too oppose the marriage, but for very different reasons. William Cecil, the queen's wisest counselor, knows she must marry for policy; her uncle hates Dudley and swears he will be murder him first. Behind the triangle of lovers, the factions take up their places: the Protestants, the priests, the assassins, the diplomats and the moneymakers. The very coin of England is shaved and clipped to nothing as Elizabeth uncertainly leads her bankrupt country into a war that no-one thinks can be won.

Then someone acts in secret, and for Elizabeth, Dudley and the emerging kingdom, nothing will be as planned.

Blending historical fact with contemporary rumor, Philippa Gregory has created a dark and tense novel of Tudor times, which casts Elizabeth I in a light no one has suggested before. Passionate, fearful, emotionally needy, this is a queen who will stop at nothing.

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. Just entered the giveaway. Fingers crossed :)

  2. I'd pick Naked. I love David Sedaris.

    You also gained a new followe :)

    1. Yay! Yeah Naked is one of those I've read but won't read again, although it's a great book! I. <3 new followers!

  3. I think this is such a fun giveaway and just hope my husband doesn't see it and make me clear out my bookshelves because I love Phillipa Gregory and haven't had a chance to get The Virgin's Lover yet!

    PS: Yes, the books are alphabetically by author and title on my bookshelves - but then I was brought up with the Dewey decimal system!

    1. Can I tell you a secret? I haven't gotten to The Virgins Lover yet either! :$ but I love Gregory too! I picked up two copies on accident (how does that happen? I forgot I had the Virgins Lover in Hardcover!) oops! xD plus side? Now I have an extra copy to giveaway!

  4. I'd choose The Virgin's Lover!
    Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway!

  5. The Virgin's Lover! i love reading about Elizabeth 1!
    Mary G Loki

  6. Ooh sounds like The Virgin's Lover is what most of you prefer! Interesting!

  7. I love David Sedaris so I will pick Naked.

  8. I am going with the Philippa Gregory one, I love Historical Fiction, however I haven't read one of her books (I know a gasp moment) This would give me a good excuse lol

  9. I love David Sedaris - Naked it is!

  10. If I win, I'd pick The Virgin's Lover. I haven't read many Philippa Gregory books, but the one I have read I enjoyed, so I'd like to erad more!


  11. The Virgin's Lover! I loved The Other Boleyn Girl.

  12. I would definitely pick 'The Virgin's Lover"!! It sounds really good!! And I LOVE the cover its gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway prize!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

  13. I would choose the Philippa Gregory, thanks for the chance!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  14. I've already read The Virgin's Lover so I would choose Naked.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  15. i would choose the virgins lover

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

  16. By the way, I like your blog. It's cute. Our family enjoys Philippa Gregory's writing so I think I would choose it.

    1. Thanks!! I just redesigned it :$ I appreciate the compliment! And I love Gregory's writing too! I want to start reading more of her books like the cousins war series!

  17. I wouldn choose "The Virgin's Lover". ☺

  18. I would choose The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I would choose Naked - thanks for the chance!

  20. The Virgin's Lover - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


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