Giveaway Extravaganza Day #3
Let Day #3 begin!
More Extravaganza comin’ at you from Germany!
Don’t forget about Day #1, Day #2, or the entry instructions (if you need them). You have the whole week to enter each day’s giveaway, and all winners will be announced next week!
Big Announcement #2:
As if signing with an agent wasn’t exciting enough, now I have another big announcement to share with you all! (And no, Mom, I’m still not preggers.)
I’ve been accepted as the newest contributor on Let The Words Flow (LTWF)! Ack! Isn’t that just the best news? I’m super excited, and if you don’t already know the blog, then head there (stat!) and check it out.
You can watch me describe the potential prizes (and this time I’m not so long-winded!!! Yay!) or scroll down to see what they are.
The winner gets to choose one book from my four favorite literary novels. (This is the last day of book gifts! Tomorrow and Friday, I’ll be giving away critical writing/reading supplies.)
- A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
- Click follow in the right column (if you aren’t already). You don’t have to do this, but it’d be cool if you could…
- Scroll to the bottom and leave a friendly comment.
- If you have blogged or tweeted about the Extravaganza Day 3, let me know in the comments (you can always come back and comment again if you decide to blog/tweet later). You get your name in the drawing an extra time for tweeting or blogging.
- I’ll put everyone’s names in a random-selector-thingy, and next Wednesday, I’ll announce the winner!
You tell me:
Isn’t it SOOO HARD to pick just a few favorites? There are so many more literary novels I love (Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Lolita, or Persuasion for example).
What’s your favorite literary fiction? Have you read any of the ones I’m giving away? And, if so, did you enjoy them/hate them/none of the above??
October 27, 2010 @ 10:34 am
Congratulations again!! Man, this is a good week for you, no? 🙂
I Capture the Castle changed my life when I read it at the age of 12 or whenever it was. I haven’t read it in so long though, so I think a re-read is definitely in order. As for my favorite, it’s become such a cliche, but I have to go with Pride and Prejudice. I love that book so much.
October 27, 2010 @ 10:40 am
That’s great that you know I Capture the Castle — so many people have never heard of it. ::sigh:: I was sooooo in love with Simon.
Thanks for the congrats! I’m purty pleased over here in Germany! 😀 And double thanks for the blog post!
October 27, 2010 @ 10:34 am
Oh, and I added a link to my blog today too!
October 27, 2010 @ 11:38 am
I’ve read Catch-22, heard of Castle, I think I’ve read Room With a View, but my God, it’s been years. LOL. Hey, I just tweeted your 1st, 2nd and third day events. 🙂
October 27, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
“Words of comforet, words of wisdom and words of awesome”, lol that’s true about them.
Bel canto certainyl has history. I’ve never actually read literary fiction in my life. Yeah, I have no favourite literary books.
October 27, 2010 @ 1:21 pm
Thanks for this contest! And I have two favorite “literary” novels (no way could I pick just one!)…To Kill A Mockingbird (favorite book ever!) and Frankenstein (favorite book ever!…wait, I already said that. See what I mean!)
October 27, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
Okay, Jamie… I luff To Kill A Mockingbird, but Frankenstein?? Hmmm. Perhaps I should try re-reading it. I always enjoy books more when they’re not class assignments.
October 27, 2010 @ 1:45 pm
Ahh, I capture the castle. I adore the book. I just heard about it last year, read it and loved it. I would have swooned for about three years if I’d discovered it as a teen. And the author Dodie Smith is also the author of 101 Dalmations. Just a weird bit o’ trivia.
I have not read your other picks. I am a little embarrassed to put that in “print”.
I do have some lit faves: Persuasion. I’m literally swooning over Wentworth as I write this. I need a swoon break.
Okay- back again. David Copperfield and Jane Eyre are two other personal favorites.
Oh, and I posted your third extravaganza on my sidebar.
October 27, 2010 @ 2:11 pm
I know she’s the 101 Dalmations lady — I’m pretty sure I read that book first (when I was a wee lass).
WENTWORTH! I love Persuasion too… It’s my favorite Jane Austen. I always identified more with the mild-mannered Anne (though I wished I was the fiery Elizabeth).
October 27, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
FREE STUFF!! I loved Catch-22 and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Or anything in the magical realism vein of Latin American Authors – Pedro Parramo, House of the Spirits, 100 years of solitude).
I’ve never heard of Bel Canto. And I haven’t read Room With a View because I’m a manly man.
October 27, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
Congrats on landing an agent and on the LTWF gig! I am a fellow YALITCHAT author, and read about your news on Blogger Nation. Um, literary novels… anything by Nabokov, Cormick McCarthy’s Child of God, and 1984 by Orwell, (which I teach in a college lit class).
I’m following your blog now. Wanna follow mine? I just posted about new directions in publishing: interactive and enhanced eBooks and the trend towards illustrated books for YA. The link:
October 27, 2010 @ 5:55 pm
That video is incredibly cute and awesome, Susan 😀 😛 I’m really glad to have you as the newest LTWF member, and I can’t wait to get to know you even better. You know you’re obligated to tell us stories about all your adventures now, right???
October 27, 2010 @ 6:45 pm
First off, a huge CONGRATS on landing an agent. I’ve been following long your success from YALit and how exciting!!
I’m tweeting about your contest. And my fave classics are Dracula, Pride & Prej (love Persuasion too), The Count of Monte Cristo
October 27, 2010 @ 8:06 pm
Congrats!! And this is a great contest. I’m always interested in finding out people’s favourites. Thanks for the recommendations and fingers crossed x)
I’ve got I Capture the Castle on my shelf. Will definitely give it a read soon.
October 28, 2010 @ 12:19 am
I loved I Capture The Castle when I read it. Great selection! I love Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, North and South by Gaskell and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
October 28, 2010 @ 12:50 am
I have read Maurice by E.M. Forster and fell in love with it. I have yet to read any of the books in the contest but they sound really good. I think my favourite has to be The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hide by Robert Louis Stevenson. In fact anything by that author is well worth the read.
October 28, 2010 @ 9:47 pm
Congratulations! You are on a roll. Keep it up.
I haven’t read any of your listed books. Must get busy, it seems. I just tweeted your post, and I follow you too.
Have a lovely evening.
October 29, 2010 @ 6:48 am
CATCH-22 is one of my all-time favorites, along with PERSUASION. It was such an experience reading Austen’s books in order (and many times each) and then coming to PERSUASION and seeing all of her mastery in one book. She really came into herself as a writer in that one, as much as I love her other works.
I’m a lover of contemporary literary fiction. If you haven’t read ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan, I highly recommend it, along with GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn and anything by Margaret Atwood. 🙂
October 30, 2010 @ 1:51 pm
I tried to read Bel Canto, but couldn’t get into it. My favorite literature is from Jane Austen, the Brontes, Elizabeth Gaskill.
November 1, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
I don’t know if it is too late to enter, but here it goes.
My favourite literary novel is one I read this year in Spanish, called La Edad Secreta (The secret age) by Eugenia Rico. I havent read any of your list, but some I have wnated to read for a while!
November 1, 2010 @ 4:02 pm
Oh and for some reason, I thought because I was getting your emails that I was a member of your site, but it seems I wasn’t so I am now officially a follower!