May Travel Literature Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS OVER–KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEXT CONTEST AT A TRAVELER’S LIBRARY BY SUBSCRIBING SO YOU DO NOT MISS AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:

5/25: WINNER OF DU PONTS HOUSES AND GARDENS IN THE BRANDYWINE: CONNIE ONG

5/28:Grand Prize Number Two:Inge Morath’s Iran: Kerry Dexter

Grand Prize Number Three: Coast to Coast: Mark Heers (He lives in Australia but met the requirements of the contest by having a U.S. Address.)

Grand Prize Number Four, the beautiful A La Carte Map : Laura Baran.

Cafe Tempest, Adventures on a Small Greek Island went to Lorri, who was the first to comment on the extra prize.

The Great Big Travel Literature Giveaway II

Ken is really getting tired of stumbling over this big box of books on the floor of our shared office. The box holds the Already-Read-and-Reviewed-books. (As opposed to the To-Be-Read-Right-Away- Books, the To-Be-Read-Some-Time-Soon-Books, and the Already-Read-but-Can’t-Part-With-Them Books that are on the shelves, tables and bedroom floor.) So here comes the second Great Big Travel Literature Giveaway.

If your name is drawn for a prize, you will get your choice of one (or pair) of the books remaining at that time. Once a book has been chosen, I will post the information, and remove it from this list.  I am sorry if you don’t get your first choice, but you will have to move on to your second choice. (Isn’t life like that?) All of the books have been read but are not marked or dogeared or damaged.

FIRST WINNER: Edie Jarolim

SECOND WINNER: Dara Llewelyn

THIRD WINNER: Christa Joy

FOURTH WINNER: Rebecca Waer

FIFTH WINNER: Lily Kahn

SIXTH WINNER: Colleen of Slow Trav

SEVENTH WINNER: Mark Heers

EIGHTH WINNER: Carl Hoffman

NINTH WINNER:  Winner never responded with address–so the prize will carry over.

TENTH WINNER: Zoe Zolbrod, author of the Thailand travel book, Currency

THE PRIZES

(Will be Available in Next Contest) Culture Smart Cambodia (Reviewed for Indie Travel PodCast) A really nifty little easy-to-pack book that will help you travel in Cambodia.

Won by Zoe Zolbrod (TWO-FER) Kid’s book: We’re There Rhode Island and just in case you won’t be going to Rhode Island right away, the author has kindly offered to send you a city of your choice from the other books she has written. See review for list of her books and explanation of books.

Cafe Tempest (unreviewed)This is a thinly disguised memoir that humorously  describes life of two Americans one summer on a Greek island.

CHOSEN by Edie Jarolim: Dogtown by Elyssa East A little known place in Massachusetts launched our Great American Road Trip. Odd place, a little murder mystery, a little art, a little nature. Nifty book.

Chosen by Christa Joy The Invisible Mountain by Carolina DeRobertis I really hate to give this away, because it is my absolute favorite of all books read this year. A beautiful novel about Uruguay.

CHOSEN by Rebecca Waer. Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw. When the Great American Road Trip visited Maine, we went out to a little island and learned about lobstering. A warm and humorous and honest book. And hey, its lobster–that’s a good thing.

CHOSEN  by Lily Kahn.  City on the Edge by Mark Goldman. Our Great American Road Trip visit to Buffalo, New York. Goldman tells the sometimes tempestuous history of Buffalo, and discusses hopes for the future.

CHOSEN by Dara Llewellyn.  Literary Trips , Ed. Victoria Brooks.  Reviewed quite a while ago, this out of print book has wonderful articles about the home ground of many famous writers that encourages the reader to travel. I am only giving it away because I got a second copy that I can keep! (I’ve been trying to find Volume II of this set, with no luck. If you see one, let me know.)

CHOSEN by Carl Hoffman. (TWO-FER)Two finalists in the 2010 Edgar Awards. The Odds by Kathleen George.  Pittsburgh mystery novel AND A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn,  South Africa mystery novel.

CHOSEN by Mark Heers. (TWO-FER)Norah Lofts The Lute Player and the same author’s Eleanor the Queen.(to be reviewed in the future)When I read The Lute Player, I wanted more about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and I got it in the next book, which I only recently read. If you like historical novels, these are for you.

CHOSEN by Colleen. (TWO-FER)Lady Vernon and Her Daughter, by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway,based on an Austen short novel. I interviewed the mother-daughter authors. AND I’m including a new Jane Austin book Writing Jane Austen, about an author inspired by Jane Austin. Writtenby Elizabeth Aston. (to be reviewed in the future) Calling all Jane Austen fans.

PLUS AND  –A LA CARTE MAP OF THE CITY OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THEIR WEB SITE.

THE WAY IT WORKS Worked

  1. Each Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday  from May 5 through May 31,  I will give away a book (or pair of books).
  2. One winner will be chosen by random drawing each contest day.
  3. Unlike the contest in January, winners will be given a chance to choose which book (or pair) they want, EXCEPT the Three BIG Books and a Secret Prize will be given away in the last four days of the contest (May25, 26, 28 and 31) strictly by random drawing.

WHAT YOU DO TO WIN

  1. COMMENT. For one chance: leave a comment on any Traveler’s Library post. You may comment on as many different posts as you wish. You will get another chance when you comment on a 2nd or 3rd post, but only one comment PER post will count toward the daily prize and toward the grand prizes. Comments  left between May 3 and May 31, 2010, count for the contest, but the comments may be on any post on the blog.
  2. TWEET. For another chance each day: Tweet this message: @pen4hire has a free travel literature giveaway at A Traveler’s Library http://wp.me/pxThu-1jB
  3. SUBSCRIBE. For TWO extra chances at the grand prizes, sign up for an e-mail subscription to RULE CHANGE FOR GRAND PRIZE, Because of difficulty in getting response from current subscribers, only comments, tweets and NEW e-mail subscriptions will count in the grand prize drawings. Entries open until midnight May 31.
  4. OBSERVE DEADLINE Entry time for all eligible actions for each day’s drawing is between the close of the previous drawing and midnight MST of the day of the new drawing.
  5. REPLY TO NOTIFICATION. When your name is drawn, I will e-mail you and you can tell me which book you want to receive, out of those that are available. You can see the entire list of books here and I will announce books that have been given out. (If a winner does not reply within 48 hours of notification, I will draw another name.)
  6. REPEAT. Winners will not be eligible to win again until the last four days. Everyone will be eligible for the final four prizes, whether they have won before or not.
  7. See general contest rules here.

Vera Marie Badertscher

Travel and lifestyle writer, wife, mother and grandmother. Publisher of A Traveler’s Library and Ancestors in Aprons>. Also co-authored a biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma.

Vera Marie Badertscher – who has written posts on A Traveler's Library.


29 thoughts on “May Travel Literature Giveaway

  1. I love to read, so this would be really nice to win. Thanks for having the contest!

    1. No more entries for Cafe Tempest. It went to Lorri.
      However, the wonderful little culture guide for Cambodia is still looking for a home.

  2. What a brilliant idea — sharing the luv & the wealth. Can I steal it and do something similar over at my site? I’m thinking a post-Thanksgiving, pre-Xmas book blowout is in order.

    1. Sarah: Imitation is the sincerest form of something or other. So please go right ahead. I had a January giveaway this year, too, in case you missed it.

  3. What a fun way to share the books that you’ve enjoyed. It’s an excellent selection.

    1. Oh, lucky you! Cambodia is wonderful. Be sure to see the temple of Bateay Srei when you go to Siem Riep. It is a bit away from the main temples.

  4. Very cool. I like your new “one winner” rule.. it will make it more fair to everyone. :)

  5. I am just about finished with Bill Porter’s “Zen Baggage” and then I saw this announcement! Travel books are in the air! Looking forward to future posts. -Richard

  6. Great giveaway! I’m all for clearing out and sending books on to new loving homes. I’ve got four books I’m sending out today, in fact.

    Well, I’d love to win the Lady Vernon & Her Daughter set, so I’m going to go get to work on my entries!

    Thanks

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com
    .-= Laura Hartness hopes you will read blog ..Book Review and Giveaway: From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga =-.

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