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Thursday, May 31, 2012
My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop
Welcome to My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop, sponsored by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Rachelle Writes. I'm excited about this giveaway, because I get to share with you one of my favorite reads. My giveaway is a book I discovered last year, called The Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff. I'd read a few previous books by Sutcliff, enough to know that I wanted to read more, but this particular story captivated me. Even when I reached the end, I found I wasn't finished. I kept returning to favorite passages and reading them again and again. This isn't a romance. It's a historical novel. But there is a theme of friendship woven through the book that somehow touched me deeply. And even today, the closing lines of this book often return to my mind. I will never think of whistling in the same way again. :-)
In A.D. 119 the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the unit's commander, embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle standard of the Ninth, symbol of a legion's--and his family's--honor.
This is technically a YA book, but can easily be enjoyed by adults as well. The winner will receive a print, paperback copy of this book. Deadline for entries is midnight EST, June 6. USA entries only this time, please.
If you'd like a chance to win this book, enter via the Rafflecopter form below, then hop on along to the links below to find some more great Favorite Reads Giveaways!
OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on June 7 and have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be reawarded. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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the book you choice has a good interesting read. This novel could also meet my versatile reading challenge. happy weekend to you.
Right now I am enjoying The Hunger Games!
I love historical fiction books. Right now I am starting to read"The Shoemakers Wife. Thank you for your book to giveaway! It looks good :)
Beauty by Robin McKinley. Such a lovely fairy tale retelling.
Les Miserables is one of my favorites! (Thanks for the contest!)
The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Thanks for the giveaway.
I loved all of the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks!
I love The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour.
any of the Blackdagger Brotherhood Series
My Favorite Book Is Frost By Laurall K Hamilton. Love That Book.
The Great Lenore by J.M. Tohline!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
I love The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the mortal instruments by Cassandra Claire!
Fifty Shades of Grey..
I really liked Chuck Klosterman's The Visible Man.
Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
The Help is now one of my all time favorite reads.
I LOVED Edenbrooke and highly recommend it!
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