Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Book Challenge and Giveaway - Week 1

These are 11 of the 12 books I am going to read (just include 1776 in there, and it will be 12). I am starting with the top book, but the rest of the books will be read in no particular order (and I may even add and take out a few books).

Well y'all, I've taken on a challenge. I'm going to read ONE BOOK A WEEK (12 books total) until the the New Year. Now it may not sound like anything super spectacular, but wait till you hear all the rules.

Coupled with school and work, reading a book a week is a hefty responsibility. And not just any old book, I am going to read a historical book (no fiction whatsoever) of 200+ pages every week. On top of that, I am going to be working part-time and being a student full-time. It's a jolly challenge I am excited to take on! And furthermore, I'd love to have you JOIN ME!

But that's not all. I will also be HOSTING A GIVEAWAY at the beginning of each week. 

The GIVEAWAY will take place at the beginning of each week, and will last for two weeks (giving you all enough time to enter). The giveaway will be a book of my choosing (one of my favorite books), plus some little goodies such as hot chocolate or tea (what with the autumn and winter months approaching), handmade book marks, and other bookish oddities. I will also be posting a blog post of some of my favorite quotes from the book I am giving away each respective week. Now there is the catch! In order for the giveaway to work (and for someone to win it), at least 8 people have to take part in it (meaning: Tell ALL your friends and family about it). 

Well gosh, are you excited? Because I sure know I am! 

The BOOK I am reading this week is: 

The End of Barbary Terror: America's 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa | By Frederick C. Leiner

It's filled with awesome maps, pictures and paintings, graphs, and more. Plus it is an exciting read full of history (which I love), suspense, and the fight for freedom and justice. Follow my progress on Goodreads!

Although belated, the book I am giving away this week is: 
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

It is one of my all-time favorite books, and I am happy to be sharing it with you all! Check out some of my favorite quotes from Wind in the Willows. Heads up, you might get a sudden urge to go on an adventure upon the reading of these quotes.

PLUS (I'm also giving away):

-2 Handmade bookmarks by Infinity Designs
-1 Pack of one of my favorite Teas

ENTER down below for a chance to win! The GIVEAWAY ends October 27 at midnight.

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  1. I would love to do the book challenge with you (reading the same books) but I need to find a library first where I can get them. Unfortunately I do not have any of the book. =/

  2. I'll give this a try!! I love reading mysteries, but this is a good challenge to help me read other kinds of books too :)

  3. Oh lovely. I adore the idea of this whole thingamabobber. And The Wind in The Willows is a new favorite book of mine! I would love to win it, and I will be sticking around this blog. You have excellent taste ;)

  4. I admire you for doing this challenge! I personally love reading anything by C.S. Lewis. :)


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