Monday, June 20, 2011

The Girl Who Had a Giveaway on a Blog of Her Own Making

UPDATE: The winner is ClayOnWords!! Congratulations :-D 

I am pleased to break my Renaissance-saturated blogging sabbatical to announce that I am having my very first giveaway!!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairy Land in a Ship of Her Own Making is a new book (with a fantastic title, might I add) from author Catherynne M. Valente. I will let PR people who are much more articulate than myself tell you a bit about this new fantasy title:

"Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn?t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful."

The giveaway has ended! Tomorrow, I will use to select my winner and contact you via email as well as announcing it on my blog, Twitter, etc. Huzzah!

I will be reviewing the book here soon, so even if you don't win, make sure to keep checking back and see if you think it sounds like a keeper. Assuming you care what I think, that is :-)

Future winner, just so you know, the book will be shipping directly from Macmillian, so if they take a long time, please don't shower me with Hater-aid! The book can shipped to US and Canadian addresses only.

If you'd like, spend some time learning more about the book, the author, and enjoy the book trailer below. I look forward to reading your comments!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I am....

Still Here!

Will be back in July when I can read something other than primary sources from the Renaissance...

In the meantime, here is a link to the presentation I did today for Morehead State University's School Librarian Symposium. SOO much fun!