Sunday, September 20, 2009

Choir Boats Giveaway!

Daniel A. Rabuzzi, author of The Choir Boats, has graciously agreed to give away a copy of this book to one of the visitors of this blog (U. S and Canada only). Interested? I hope so! It is one of the best books I've read this year, and I'm so pleased to offer someone else the opportunity to step inside its rich, magical world.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me which, of all the fictional worlds out there, would be the one you'd most like to visit, and why. There are so many of them out there - Narnia? Earthsea? The Discworld? Middle-earth? Xanth? And if your email address isn't prominently displayed on your blog, please leave that in the comments as well. I have a feeling that, once you read The Choir Boats, you will have another fictional world to add to your list of favorites.

The contest will be open until midnight (U.S. Eastern Standard time) on Sunday, October 26. I will choose a winner at random and post the results. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. Oh no, I'm the first entry. Guarantee that I won't win, but I'll try anyway.

    I would like to visit Bayern where the Goose Girl, Anidori-Kiladra Taliana-Isilee (or Ani or Isi for short), lives. I would like to meet all the characters but most especially Ani, Enna and Finn. (Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale)

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  2. Oh I'd just love to read this one Darla!! It sounds fantastic! I'd love to enter Neil Gaiman's London Underground from Neverwhere...with a guard maybe :/ But I'd still like to visit!!

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  3. Oh, count me in! What a hard question, though! I want to visit so many of the places that I read about. If I had to choose, though, it would either be Middle Earth (because there is so much to see)or Narnia (because who didn't search for a doorway in their closet). It's not to say new books don't have great worlds, but these were two of the first places I wanted to visit!

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  4. Ooo! My favorite land is the Old Kingdom (Garth Nix). Though, in reality, I'd probably die right away, or have my body be taken over by some demon... but still, I want to see the Old Kingdom! I also would love to be teleported to Neverwhere...and wait, the Eight Kingdoms from Shannon Hale's Book of a Thousand Days is on my list of favorite dream places too!

    --Sharry
    (email: this_is_shar(at)live(dot)com

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  5. What a great question and what a great giveaway!

    I usually claim Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright as my favorite book and would love to visit that imagined country. It's more or less an attempt at an agrarian utopia which I find very appealing these days.

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  6. Whoops...meant to include my e-mail address:

    phoenixterran (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks again!

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  7. V. unoriginal but it would definitely be Narnia. The Narnia books are my first memory of reading, so there are very few fictional images that are as vivid to me as the lamp-post and Mr. Tumnus with his umbrella.

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!

    bastet57(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Hmm ... tough question! Well, if my fictional world doesn't have to be out of a book, I'd love to live in the Stargate Universe but if it does have to come from a book then I'd choose Libba Bray's "The Realms". Please enter me if you're taking Candadian entries.

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  9. What a fabulous contest!

    It's a complete toss up between Middle Earth & Narnia... The child in me votes for Narnia though.

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  10. That has to be the most difficult question I've ever heard. I love SFF, so trying to choose just one world is practically impossible. But..I would love to roam the universe with Ford, Zaphod, Arthur, and Trillian, (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), or flit through books with Thursday Next (Jasper Fforde).

    My email is trillian_lalienvaliel@hotmail.com.

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  11. I would like to visit the magical early America described in Orson Scott Card's Chronicles of Alvin Maker. I love history & I love magic and there is no better melding of the two than in this series.

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  12. I think Narnia would be my first choice! I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Ahhh, curse my distance! This doesnt seem to be available from amazon uk yet and my library has never heard of it. Is it relatively new? Great question though, for me it would always be Hobbiton...where everyone loves gardening, food and beer!

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  14. Mariel - I'd be glad to lend you my copy, if you don't mind sending it back when you're finished reading it - just email me at the address link from my profile, and send me your mailing address. :-)

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  15. Hmmm, this is a toughie. I think I would love to live in the world of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

    kitty fischer [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I would like to visit Alice's Wonderland. northdakota103@msn.com

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  17. Earthsea. Le Guin's books meant so much to me as a young adult reader, and Earthsea opened a depth and gentleness in fantasy that I had not encountered before. I would love to go there and find myself. Well, the bits I haven't already collected together.

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  18. oh wow, which world would I visit?? This is hard!!

    I would love to enter Jane Austen's regency world! Umm...but I also think ideally I would Adore being in the land of Harry Potter (even if I was just a lowely muggle)!

    ubah@hotmail.com

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  19. I'd like to go to Neverland or Wonderland. Both have always been my favorites.

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  20. After reading Jodi Lynn Anderson's "May Bird series" I would love to visit The Ever After...a fascinating world where the dead reside! I would have to be accompanied by May Bird, herself though and Somber Kitty! What would a journey to The Ever After be like without them!!

    ejacobson10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. As long as I knew I could get back out again, I'd visit the world of Phillip Reeve's Hungry Cities books. But just for a quick peek - I don't think I'd last long!

    twonickelsoradime (at) gmail

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  22. Thanks for entering the contest, everyone. It's been so much fun to read about your favorite fictional worlds (and you've added a few titles to my list - so thanks for that, too!). I will now choose a random winner and post that information.

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  23. I would choose the world in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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