29 December 2009

Forest Born Giveaway


I read this one in two days, and I enjoyed it just as much as I have enjoyed all of the other books of Bayern. I just knew I would enjoy it, so it has been in my Amazon shopping cart since it came out, and I ordered it for myself for Christmas. In a moment of mental brightness, I also mentioned it as a Christmas possibility to my lovely mother-in-law.

I now possess two copies. I decided to give away the one I bought for myself. In order to qualify for this giveaway, you must leave a comment on this post telling your favorite author, or your favorite book, or a recent read, or any thoughts on reading or authors in general. You do not have to facebook, tweet, blog, or call any of your nearest relatives, friends, or enemies about this post. (Unless we talked about this giveaway at our weekly potluck and your sister is interested in this particular book.)


I'll draw for the winner sometime in early to mid-January.

18 comments:

Simply, Sarah said...

Ok Jen, I love the Shannon Hale books. Being in the hospital so much this past month gave me a lot of time to read. I read through the whole Percy Jackson & the Olympians series last week.

Jessi said...

My favorite topic!! I'm so curious to see what everyone reads. My favorite author has to be L.M. Montgomery. And of course I also love Jane Austen. I recently read "A Girl Named Zippy" by Haven Kimmel. It was good.

Linz said...

(I alread have this book - still unread, but I will soon, so you don't have to include me in the drawing!)

BUT! I am so looking forward to reading this one! I love Shannon Hale!

I am currently reading the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. Excessivly violent but SO GOOD!! I love books!

But I would have to say that one of my all time favorites is "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins. I can't ever describe how much I loved that book!!!

Happy reading!

nikkimantyla said...

My favorite authors right now are Laini Taylor and Megan Whalen Turner. If you love Shannon Hale, I think you would love both of them as well! :)

Angie Lewis said...

Oh, I have really enjoyed her other Bayern books! I'd love to win this contest... I'm currently reading the newest Dan Brown book, but it's taking me a really long time because of all the holiday craziness. I recently read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and loved it!

The Lemmon's said...

My reading interests are so varied it's almost embarassing to list what I like to read. I have enjoyed Shannon Hale, but also Dan Brown, David Baldacchi, Lee Child, Dean Koontz, Betsy Brannon Green, Clair Poulson, Gerald Lund, etc. How's that for variety! I love when I can feed my baby because it gives me a few minutes to enjoy a good book and not feel guilty! :) Thanks for all these good author suggestions!

The Yoder's Four said...

With the exception of Beverly Cleary, all my favorite authors are British. Lewis Carrol ("Alice in Wonderland"), Roald Dahl ("Matilda"), J.R.R. Tolkien ("The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit"), C.S. Lewis ("The Chronicles of Narnia"), Charles Dickens ("A Christmas Carol"), T.H. White ("The Once and Future King"), and of course the works of J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen.

Sara said...

Uhm, I have loved the books I have read by Shannon Hale, so I would love to get a chance to read another one of her books. You could even re-give it away or just pass it around. Although, who knows, I may become attached to it. It has happened before. I have a favorite dictionary...although I think everyone has one of those.
Oh, child screaming, mush go.

Jessica said...

If I am being totally honest the author I have read the most lately is Nora Roberts. Yes, she is a somewhat trashy romance novel writer but I tend to have shallow reading habits. She's not my favorite but writes a good love story!
P.S. I do skip over the really naughty parts. Like its real anyways!

Saddie said...

I feel so lame commenting on this post having never read the much acclaimed and worshipped Shannon Hale. Perhaps this is the chance to mend my ways. As for favorite authors, there are oh so many to choose! Dahl, Lewis, Balliett, Travers, Mull, Scieszka, Sanderson, Austen and so on and so forth. I'm currently enjoying "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart.

msjvd said...

I read whatever is on the "take these books" shelves at work.

But just lately, like Jessica, I've read a couple of Nora Roberts books.

I do NOT skip the naughty parts. (For crying out loud, they're called "Bodice-rippers." How "naughty" are you thinking they are?)


I think you better give me that book and here's your motivation, Jennifer: If you don't, I will go out and find MORE Nora Roberts novels, read them and then chat online or call you about them.

I will send you endless emails about her writing. I will detail her "character development" and transcribe entire sections of descriptions of Regency-era clothing. I'll call and tell you all about how the plot moves. ("Plot." Hahaha! In a NR novel?)

If you don't give me that book, I will have you wishing you had in under a month.

Muwaahhaahaaaahaaaaaa!!!!

Marie Says Yes said...

this is painful.
favorite author: nephi. david mccullough.
favorite book: i have read "the unlikely romance of kate bjorkman" maybe 19,000 times since i was 14.
reading right now: percy jackson and the olympians series. it's cute. i think you'd like it.
thoughts on books: books=same as food. necessary for life.

Dansie Family said...

i have to admit, i wasn't a huge fan of shannon hale after the actor and the housewife, but then i read austenland and goose girl and now i think i am hooked for a while. i guess i will finish reading all her books about bayern. but another really great recent read was "extremely loud and incredibly close" by jonathon safran foer.

Pots and Pins said...

Never heard of it! But now I'm completely intrigued so if I don't win then I'll order it straight away. My most recent read was the Guernsey Potato Peel and Literary Society or something like that - I liked it very much but can't ever get the name straight. I also read The Hole In Our Gospel and loved it...and now I'm reading The Lost Recipes of Hoboken, New Jersey...interesting stories about Italian families and food...right up my alley. Hope you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year to you! xo, Nan

Brittany said...

Alright, I want that book. :) The last work of fiction that I read was by Gerald Lund, and it was one of his earliest books, The Alliance. I loooooved it. Right now I'm reading Boys Should be Boys and a bunch of family history stories from Ryan's side. Crazy awesome people.

mommy princess said...

Ooohhh...my soul has been longing for a good read. I was doing so well last year reading at least a book a month. Sometimes even 2 "gasp". And then baby number 4 booted that goal right out the window. You're the one who introduced me to Shannon Hale it would be quite fitting win her book from you. When I was in high school my favorite author was Susan Evans McCloud. Her book Anna was my fave. (P.S. pick me and save some money on shipping?)

My5wmd said...

I will comment for a chance on a free book. I love books, and I love free. There's no down side. My favorite book of all time is M.M. Kaye's "The Far Pavilions." It's a historical novel about India. I had great dreams of going to India in my teens after I read it. I now realize the India of the novel (set in the mid 1800's) is far removed from the India of today, but there is still a tiny little corner of me that longs to see the Great mountains of the Hindu Kush. Maybe some day...

Thora said...

I just checked, and realized that I hadn't signed up for the giveaway. I'm glad you gave a reminder - I would hate to miss out a chance for a free, good book.