Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Are You Thankful For? Giveaway: *Outlander* by Diana Gabaldon

Here in the U.S. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. And though this year has been one of the toughest for me, I am thankful for many, many things. 

I am thankful for my friends, who are also my family. And even when I think no one's noticed, they do; and that makes all the difference.
I am also thankful for the opportunity to continue my studies. It's not something everyone has a chance to do, and I look forward to being a full-fledged librarian.

And I'm thankful for the good books that drop into my lap when I most need them. It's as if the universe knows a particular book(s) will resonate with me, and I run into them on purpose, and that feels amazing. And I'm thankful for the new online friends/community I've met that provide a place to share the book-love, and of course all the authors, publishers, libraries, etc that make it possible :)

And because I'm thankful for all of y'all, it's time to show the love! Especially since I received a very mysterious package this week. There was no note in the box or email about it's origins. And I don't recall ever entering a contest for it (though it's possible I forgot but I doubt it). But out of the blue a box of full of multiple copies of the same book showed up addressed to me. Remember how I mentioned the universe seeming to listen and books that resonate and seem meant to read falling into my lap at just the right time? Well here's proof:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is a book that I've wanted to read for awhile because I've heard so many romance readers say it's one of their all-time favorites. And at the library it's almost always checked out and consistently on the holds-list for patrons. So just when I was lamenting my lack of funds to buy myself the book (it looks too long for a slow reader like me to finish in the amount of time the library gives) this box appeared. And with more than one copy. So of course this means giveaway time! 

Just one catch: I can't afford to ship the all at the same time, especially during the holidays when I'm having to save for gift giving. So I've decided to do one giveaway of 5 of the books for Thanksgiving and then the rest for Christmas! So consider this a black friday deal, lol! Enter to win by doing just 2 simple things:
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  • +1 Bonus! In the Comments for THIS post, tell me what you're thankful for this year?
That's it. Easy Peasy right? Happy Thanksgiving!

Contest ends November 27th at noon CST. Winners have 48 hrs to respond from time email is sent or another winner will be chosen. Open to US addresses only due to shipping cost, sorry international:(


  1. You you lucky duck! Finding a random box full of brand new books at your doorstep? I wanna go check my mailbox and see if a good little book fairy left me something!

  2. I am thankful that for the first time in two very long years, I have a job again! Things were awfully tight budget-wise around here and sometimes there was barely enough money for milk for my boys.

    Thank you so much for this wonderfully generous giveaway!

  3. I am always thankful for my family and this year I am thankful that my sister will be visiting for Christmas :)

  4. I'm thankful for my family and friends and their love and support!

  5. At our house we have a thankful tree and have been putting things on it all month. It has been fun to watch it go from bare branches to overloaded. I am thankful for so very many things here are just a few: family, friends, my house, the church, my cat, food, clothing, skype, blogs, email....

  6. I'm thankful for my health and my family. :D

  7. I'm thankful that my husband and I are still both gainfully employed since we live in the economically volatile Detroit area.