Sunday, July 29, 2012

Reading Road Trip and Giveaway: CANADA





Today's stop on the Reading Road Trip takes us to the wonderful country of Canada! I'm not from Canada (I do have a great-aunt and extended family up there) but I've spent a lot of time up there and it's fabulous. Nicest, most polite people ever, beautiful, national healthcare, and super-duper cold.
Cool Facts about Canada:
  • Size of Canada: 9,984,670 sq. km
  • Population: 34.6 million (2011)
  • Basketball was invented by a Canadian – Dr. James Naismith
  • Canadians consume more mac and cheese than any other nation on the planet (SOURCE)
  • A Tuque is a type of hat
  • Money includes coins called Loonies ($1) and Toonies ($2)
  • Poutine--fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds--originated in Quebec
  • Famous Canadians include: William Shatner, Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Southerland, Pamela Anderson, Alexander Graham Bell, Sarah McLaughlin
  • Famous Canadian Authors include: Margaret Atwood (HANDMAIDEN'S TALE), Emma Donoghue (ROOM), L.M. Montgomery (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES)
Because this stop of the road trip is a YA giveaway, I'm highlighting my two favorite Canadian authors:
Moira Young (BLOOD RED ROAD)
Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld series)

GIVEAWAY: A book of your choice from either author (can be a pre-order, if that's whatcha want)!
  1. You must be thirteen or older to enter.
  2. Open to Internationally (some exceptions). I’ll be ordering the book from Book Depository!
  3. The contest will run from July 29 to August 5.
  4. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. After that, I will choose a new winner.
  5. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below:

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    29 comments:

    1. Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors!
      Courtney Summers is pretty awesome, too!

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    2. I would say Kelley Armstrong is my favourite Cdn author.

      There aren't as many Cdn set books as there should be, but I'll always love the Anne books and their PEI setting - so vivid!

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    3. Kelley armstrong ^^( and but not sure for the canadian part: colleen houck)

      thank you for this giveaway

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    4. Moira Young. Blood Red Road is such a great book!
      Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

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    5. Kelley Amstrong is amazing!
      Thanks for the giveaway!

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    6. I haven't read Kelley Armstrong's adult books yet, but I really like her YA books. Loved Blood Red Road too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    7. Kelley Armstrong is awesome. :D

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    8. I LOVE THIS BOOK(i.e Blood Red Road) ! I'm not entering the giveaway because I think someone who hasn't read it should win :)

      Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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    9. Emma Donoghue

      lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    10. thanks for a fantastic giveaway! As a kid I loved, loved, loved Anne of Green Gables and I think I read pretty much everything that Lucy Montgomery wrote.

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    11. Kelley Armstrong fer sure! But I'm also a major L.M. Montgomery fan from the way back. I've even read some of her journals--that lady was ridiculously talented in terms of voice/narrative style.

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    12. I have a soft spot for Y.S. Lee and her historical YA mystery series :) Yay for Canadian authors and thanks for the giveaway!

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    13. L. M. Montgomery will always be dear to me. U was /still am completely in awe of her works.

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    14. I love Kelley Armstrong and Alyxandra Harvey. :D

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    15. Have to agree with everyone, Kelley Armstrong is great!

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    16. I love Kelley Armstrong, lol but I have also been reading other Canadian authors lately.

      I read Anne of Green Gables and I loved the book. LOVED IT.

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    17. I'd have to second many of the above comments and go with Kelley Armstrong and L.M. Montgomery.

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    18. Haven't read any books in that context sadly and am not going to copy paste other people's answers. I hope to be able to read some soon!

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    19. Two of my favorites are Leslie Livingston and Courtney Summers.

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    20. Chevy Stevens! I love her books and can't wait for her third :)

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    21. Lesley Livingston and Kelley Armstrong are two of my favorite Canadian authors :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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    22. I really like the book Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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    23. For favorite book with Canadian setting, I'd have to go with Into the Wild
      by Jon Krakauer. That book really haunted me towards the end, but the setting was always magical.

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    24. Definitely Blood Red Road! Thanks!

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    25. The only author I know from Canada is Kelley Armstrong!! I'm up for getting to know more authors from Canada!

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    26. Lynsay Sands's Argeneau series is my favorite. Their home base is in Toronto.

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    27. nope, i don't know any Canadian authors..:(

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