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Monday, 1 August 2011

UK & EU Giveaway Hop!


Hey guys, the UK and EU Giveaway Hop is finally here!! I’ve been excited about this for ages now, and I’m glad to put my constant ranting about everything being U.S only on hold and partake in what promises to be a great event. This event is hosted by the lovely Donna and Jodie, and 30 blogs are participating, so after you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure you go on to the next blog on the list!
To reflect my manic state of hyperactive excitement about there finally being a giveaway hop where I know I’ll be able to enter all the contests, I’m giving away a book which is by two of my favourite ever authors. And when I say favourite, I mean these are the guys whose books I will actually pay full price for, in Waterstones, the day they come out. Individually they are brilliant, and so together, they’re bound to be mind-blowingly fabulous.
To my eternal shame and incomprehension, I’ve actually not finished this book yet. The bit I’ve read so far though is definitely living up to my expectations. So now I’ve got you all hyped up, here’s what I’m giving away:
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time...
from Goodreads.
Not brand new, but in good condition. All you have to do to win is comment on this post with:
1)    Your favourite book or author (Yes, I do use giveaways to get recommendations and add to my impossibly big TBR pile!)
2)    Your email address so I can contact you if you win
3)    Your blog if you have one and would like me to visit it!
The only criteria is the email address, but telling me about your favourite book or author will gain you an extra entry! Also, as stated in the title, you must be from the UK or Europe in order to win this book.
I will draw the winner via Random.org on August 8th, and notify the winner via email.
Now you've entered my giveaway, go here and enter the rest!

27 comments:

  1. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    1) I love Karen Marie Moning and her Fever series! :) Best series ever! ♥

    2) bookworm.nikita at gmail dot com

    3) http://leafy-books.blogspot.com/

    Nikita

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  2. Hi and thanks for the giveaway. This is a great hop isn't it?

    My current favourite author is JL Bryan as I'm loving his Jenny Pox series.

    theslowestbookworm(at)gmail(dot)com
    The Slowest Bookworm

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    One of my favourite authors is Zoe Marriott, really loving her new book shadows on the moon.

    dancing_dragon747@hotmail.com
    http://whisperingwords747.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: The Library Owl
    Email: ellen.c.jones[at]hotmail.co.uk

    Picking a favourite book and author is impossible for me but I will recommend Daphne Du Maurier and in particular her novel Jamaica Inn. I love her work and passion for Cornwall :)

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  5. Awesome giveaway :)

    Ohh Defo has to be Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon and anything else by her too. She's an amazing author.

    kerryannmcdade65@yahoo.co.uk

    http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sarah Rayne ;-)
    Judilox@hotmail.com x

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  7. BEKAH BEKAH BEKAH BEKAH. I WANT IN ON THIS GIVEAWAY.

    My favourite book is now Fallen by... some person who's name I can't remember right now. Lisha gave it to me to read and I loved it. It's the one I was reading on friday at yours.

    AND YOU'VE GOT MY E-MAIL AND BLOG.

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  8. Amazing giveaway! One of my favourite authors is Bill Bryson - his travel books are firm favourites on my shelves and I reread them all every few years.

    My email address: emp501(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

    My blog: http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    I have a 4 way tie for my fave author: Richelle Mead (The Vampire Academy series), Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices & Mortal Instruments), Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games trilogy) and P.C Cast (Goddess of Partholon series) <3

    iluvkimi_220@hotmail.co.uk

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  10. 1) Definitely recommend Walter Mores, the 13 and a half lives of Captain Bluebear is a good place to start!

    2) holliek@btinternet.com

    3) no blog yet, will be starting one very soon, but I have a book group - just search Much Ado About books on Facebook!

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  11. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    My fav Author is Sherrilyn Kenyon, her Dark-Hunter series is amazing, along with the spin off YA - Nick Chronicles.

    Sammee

    Samanthalee7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    My favourite autor is J.R.R.Tolkien and his Hobbit!

    dinkykavgmail.com

    i-love-snow.blogspot.com

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  13. Favourite author: JK Rowling! :D Although I'm a huge fan of Karl May and Alexandre Dumas but they're a whole different league :D

    xjustakidx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. 1) Kenneth Oppel's Airborn. I just can't get over how much I love that series!

    2) frederikker.jb@gmail.com

    3 http://petaldewreads.blogspot.com

    Frederikke :)

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  15. Book or Author:
    - Author: Anne Rice
    - Book: The Time Master trilogy by Louise Cooper

    E-mail:
    - alaiel.kreuz@gmail.com

    Blog:
    - www.librarianmouse.com (come anytime!)

    Thanks for the giveaway, hugs!

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  16. One of my new favorite books are from Katherine "Kitty" Katt series by Gini Koch. They are so much fun!

    Sofija
    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  17. I'm rereading the Thursday Next series so my favorite author right now is Jasper Fforde :)

    thanks for the giveaway!

    cheesybread(at)gmail(dot)com
    (I don't have a blog)

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  18. I actually have a copy of this on my shelf but it's borrowed and I love Gaiman and Pratchett, I don't like borrowing books that I'd like to own but it was shoved into my hands and I was told to borrow. Lovely friend, really, I make her sound mean :p

    My favourite books fluctuate, as does my favourite author, but George R.R. Martin and A Game of Thrones, Markus Zusak and The Book Thief, and George Orwell and 1984.

    I'm apparently a new follower though I tend to use rss so, technically an older follower, not that it matters? I don't know, I am following though!

    jaedia at live dot co dot uk

    Once Upon A Time

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk
    I liked Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, Harry Potter by JK Rowling and Matched by Ally Condie.

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  20. My favorite book is probably 'The Magicians' by Lev Grossman. Do read it (:

    brynkwint@hotmail.com

    Thanks a bunch for the giveaway!

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  21. One of my favourite authors is Kate Morton! I absolutely loved The House At Riverton and The Forgotten Garden!

    You can find my blog here: http://funny-wool.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Phanee
    funnywool[at]live[dot]com

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  22. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    My favourite book would have to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - fantastic!

    m-hussein at hotmail dot co dot uk

    http://gloriousbooks.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thank you for taking part in the hop and hosting a giveaway.

    My favourite author is Charles de Lint and although I love all of his books Moonheart is the one that when I'm feeling down I will go and read. It is like being wrapped in a warm blanket and given a cup of tea, it makes everything better.

    GFC- Angelshimmery

    angelshimmery at gmail dot com

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  24. My favourite books are Persuasion by Jane Austen, North & Sotuh by Elizabeth Gaskell & Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but since I'm sure you know about them I will tell you one of my favourites from this year: The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

    irisonbooks.wordpress.com

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  25. Hello, I would like to enter your giveaway. I don't have only one favourite writer but one of my favourites is Angela Carter, try Wise Children. My email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Many thanks.

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  26. Rather than author I will tell you about this book Daddy Long Legs I read recently and i just adored it.Recommended :)

    1morepageplease@gmail.com.
    Though i follow you with a different id.:)

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  27. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Bitten by Kelley Armstrong is a favourite of mine! :-D

    www.stella-exlibris.com

    Stella
    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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