Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me & My First Giveaway!

In recognition of my 41st (yikes!) birthday today, I've decided to host my first giveaway! My plan was to pick a book from my very own crowded library and then I bought this book at a used book sale last weekend and realized (duh) that I already have it in an omnibus edition...oops! This is a discarded library copy in excellent condition. 

Here is the prize:

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.

In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow. (from

The Rules:

  • Sorry, but this is open to U.S. entries only. (I promise I will do an international someday!)
  • For one entry, leave a comment with your email address.
  • +1 if you are a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome).
  • +1 if you follow me on Twitter (@truebookaddict) or click button on left sidebar (be sure to leave your handle).
  • +1 if you Tweet the contest and/or post a link on your sidebar (must leave me a link).
  • You may do all in one comment, but please list each item that you did.  Again, don't forget to leave me links, Twitter handle and your email address.
  • The deadline for entry is midnight (CST) on November 1, 2009.
  • I will announce the winner here and send them an email.
  • You must respond within 48 hours with your mailing address (no P.O. Boxes) or I will pick a new winner.
Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!

Now I'm going to eat some birthday cake =o)



Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. It means so much.

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  1. Count me in. Happy Birthday

    lastrideusa AT yahoo DOT com

    +1 Following blog
    +1 following on twitter(@truedeadman)
    +1 retweeted

  2. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Michelle, Happy Birthday to you.

    I'm already a follower of your blog

    I'm already a follower on twitter

    I'll be posting this on my sidebar

  3. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy BIRTHDAY, Michelle, Happy Birthday to you!

    What a lovely first giveaway. Sign me up please!

    I am a loyal follower.

    Have a great day and eat lots of cake!

  4. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your cake. You could do what I decided at my half birthday. I thought I'd take a year off each day leading up to the halfway mark and added a year to grow on so I'll be 29 when my birthday comes. I really don't like them although I do love presents but usually I'm the only one treating myself to something.

  5. Hey- I don't qualify, but that's ok! I just dropped by to wish you a Happy B-Day and congrats on your first giveaway!

  6. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have lots of cake :)And congrats on your first giveaway (no need to enter me).

  7. +1 I subscribe to your feed

    +1 I follow you on Twitter

    +1 I am re-tweeting.

    oohbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

    Twitter handle= Ooh_Books

  8. Happy birthday!!! Great giveaway!
    Please enter me:

    already a follower :)
    already a follower on twitter
    I will put this here contest on my side bar :)

    Happy birthday, again! I hope you enjoy it! :)

  9. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Michelle, Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    Okay I am here to enter up.

    +1 Faithful Follower
    +1 Follower on tweeter
    +1 I have this on my sidebar & I twitted of it.

    Looks like a great book. I have seen this somewhere and hear also there that his was good. Thank you and Happy Bday!

  10. Happy Birthday! I have wanted to read this book for a long time and would love to be a part of this giveaway. I am a follower!


  11. You know, I've never read any Ursula K. Leguin. But I've always meant to!


    I follow you with GReader
    I follow you on Twitter
    And here's my tweet

  12. I'm in Canada, so I'm not entering. But, I still want to say 'happy birthday'! Have a good one :)

  13. Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes! And good luck to you all on the contest =o)

  14. Happy Birthday, a little late-sorry!

    I follow on Google Friend Connect

    Thanks for the chance!

    kdhaney (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  15. I would like to win The Wizard of EarthSea.


  16. I left my Twitter message on the other blog. It looks like this one.

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