Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Challenge & Giveaway - Week 7

So it seems like forever ago that I started this 2013 Book Challenge & Giveaway. Since it's been so long, I thought I'd post the original introduction I wrote for this series (just so we're all on the same page):
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). 

So now that we're on the same page, I want to highlight again how important it is that at least 8 people enter each giveaway. I've already not been able to give away two books (The Taming of the Shrew and Blind Man's Bluff) because I didn't have at least 8 people enter those giveaways. That's really a bummer for me because I love giving away my favorite books. But if there simply isn't enough people entering the giveaways, there will be no package(s) filled with a book and goodies arriving at anyone's door. <That makes me sad. So please SHARE and ENTER all the giveaway(s) so that there will be some lucky winners of some fantastic books. 

I hope you've been able to participate in Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, (Week 4 was cancelled), Week 5, and Week 6 of my 2013 Book Challenge and Giveaway

If you haven't already, I'd 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 but haven't yet? Let me know by participating in either one (or both) of the polls to the right side of my blog, or by commenting 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. <At that link you can also find the books I've given away and will giveaway.

With all that being said, I can't believe this is ALREADY the 7th week of my Book Challenge & Giveaway. And that also means it's the 6th GIVEAWAY of this series (I had to skip Week 4 altogether due to life). So I really hope you'll get on this particular giveaway, since I am giving away one of my absolute ALL-TIME FAVORITE books by one of my favorite authors. 

The BOOK I am reading this week is:

 Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce | by John Piper

William Wilberforce is one of my heroes. I recently read a book about him a few months ago called To Live Free by Lon Fendall. It was an amazing, inspiring story of Wilberforce's high status and success in politics, and how he was willing to give that all up to follow after God's will. He is a true inspiration, and I hope I might one day possess some of his courage and faith.

John Newton was Wilberforce's mentor, and had quite a story of redemption to tell. And I haven't heard of Charles Simeon much, but am most certainly interested to know more. So all in all, I know this is going to be an inspiring read.

Keep up with my progress on GOODREADS!

To clarify about the giveaways: You don't have to do the challenge in order to enter a GIVEAWAY!

The book for the GIVEAWAY this week is:

The Hobbit | by J.R.R. Tolkien

Okay, so I am pretty sure would never be able to put into words how much I love this book. It's not even Tolkien's writing style, his choice of words or the way he portrays Middle Earth so invitingly, it's the feeling of being fully alive or awake I find when I read The Hobbit. Tolkien's awe-inspiring masterpiece of adventure, danger, intrigue and heart will touch its audience with a desire to be and to do, to seek out adventure and to not be afraid of stepping out of one's comfort zone. 

So I better see that you entered this giveaway, because there is no way you're missing out on receiving such an incredible book!

The other goodies I am giving away this week are:

-2 bookmarks from Infinity Designs
a pack* of  delicious tea hand-picked by me
- And other bookish oddities (a surprise!)

ENTER down below for a chance to win! The GIVEAWAY ends December 9 at midnight.

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1 comment:

  1. My favorite character is probably Bilbo, because he is stubborn and stuck in his ways but when the dwarves come along he changes. It shows that everyone of us can change and become a better person and more adventuresome.


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