Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Challenge and Giveaway - Week 6

My word, can you believe FOUR giveaways have already come and gone, and there is still 7 left (including this one)! Man I am stoked, and I'm the one giving not getting. Simply put, I love to give things away. Specifically, I love giving away books. And more specifically, I love giving away some of my favorite books! So I love it if y'all would enter and share my giveaways. It would make me jolly happy.

 I hope you've enjoyed, and were able to participate in  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, (Week 4 was cancelled) and Week 5  of my 2013 Book Challenge and Giveaway. Do please spread the WORD about my giveaways because I need at least 8 people to enter the giveaway in order for it to work! 

I'd also love to have you comment on any one of my Challenge posts about your favorite books, quotes, literary muses, story tidbits, and other bookish fun! 

And of course I'd love to meet you! So head on over to my Guest Book and say hello!

PLUS: I am now accepting ideas for the last couple of book giveaways! Is there a book you'd like me to give away? One of your favorites, or perhaps a book you'd like to read yourself? Either participate in one (or both) of the polls to the right side of my blog, or comment with your book recommendations for my giveaways!

::NOTE:: My reading list (all 11 books I am reading from now until the New Year) can be found on the right side of my blog or here: Book List - Book Challenge & Giveaway 2013.

The BOOK I am reading this week is:

 Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America | by Gary Wills

So for one, I greatly admire Abraham Lincoln. I know he is a subject of much controversy (and so is the Civil War), and although I don't agree with everything he did, his courage and his faith are inspiring. I could talk a lot about Lincoln, but I won't bore you. If you want to know more of my opinion on Lincoln, or want to discuss this topic, I'd love to talk with you

The Battle of Gettysburg, and the Gettysburg address by Lincoln are both influential events in American history. The battle of Gettysburg was essentially the deciding battle of the Civil War. And with Lincoln's Gettysburg address, the brave men who fought in the Civil War will never be forgotten.

150 years ago on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address; a 2-minute speech that would change American history forever. Check out this fantastic exhibit about the original Gettysburg Address! And here is another great exhibit on Remembering Lincoln at Gettysburg. And lastly, a fantastic article/exhibit about what was inspired by the Gettysburg Address.
"...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
-Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 (Bancroft copy)

Keep up with my progress on GOODREADS!

There has been some confusion with the giveaways, so I am clarifying now: You don't have to do the challenge in order to enter a GIVEAWAY!

with that being said...

The book for the GIVEAWAY this week is:

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Screwtape Letters is one of the most influential, life-changing books you will ever read. I mean I literally can't tell you how it's changed my life. The Screwtape Letters first appeared in London's Guardian newspaper during the dark days of World War II. In 1942, the Letters were published in book form in England — dedicated to Lewis' friend J.R.R. Tolkien. The following year, the book appeared in America to great acclaim. The Screwtape Letters will open your eyes and ears to the devil's schemes — and to the One who has overcome them.

Along with reading the book, I also HIGHLY recommend you listen to the The Screwtape Letters audio drama put on by Focus on the Family. It is simply fantastic, and so well-done! It features a top-notch cast, cinema-quality sound and more than four hours of delightfully disturbing (and often diabolically humorous) entertainment. And guess what? The voice of Screwtape is played by Andy Serkis (Gollum in LOTR)! How stinkin' cool is that? It is a great listen, and I highly highly recommend it. <Although I'd listen to it after you've read the book so that it will be easier to follow along with the fast pace of the audio drama.

The other goodies I am giving away this week are:

-2 bookmarks from Infinity Designs
-a pack* of  Hot Chocolate
- Other bookish oddities (surprise!)

ENTER down below for a chance to win! The GIVEAWAY ends December 2 at midnight.

All text © 2013 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2013 Charity Klicka Photography

*pack of Hot Chocolate includes 2-4 individual packs, enough to make 2-4 cups of Cocoa

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