Tuesday, 1 November 2011

most amazing giveaway ever.

I came across this via Jenny's Chocolate Chunky MunkieBeth Revis, author of Across the Universe, is giving away 19 signed books to tie in with Thanksgiving. And her only request (aside from the contest entry requirements which you can find here) is that you share with others the one book that you are most grateful for! How cool is that?

And so, the book that I am most grateful for is... *drum roll*

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

It's the first book that introduced me to the addictive world of epic fantasy series books. The first book that I read about magic, wizards and witches (one that I picked myself anyway!). The first book that I hid behind a school text book during classes so I could keep reading. The first book that kept me awake until the early hours of the morning - and the first book I read by torchlight so that my mother didn't know I was still awake! The first book that I actually fell in love with.

Which book are you grateful for?


  1. Oh, I love your site! It's perfectly beautiful :-). Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog! I'm now following you via Twitter and Facebook! And a book I'm most grateful for? Um...I think I'll have to say "The Secret Garden." That's the one my love of reading started with...


  2. I'd have to totally agree with you. Harry Potter was the book that changed my literary life! After ten years I still turn to that book as my favorite. Its just had so much meaning. Great choice!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    P.S. Come check out my blog's first giveaway here

  3. Wow...that is an amazing prize!! HP is definitely a great pick. I'd probably say The Nancy drew seies! They were the books that my mother taught me to read with hen I was in Kindergarten...I've been a book fiend ever since!!!

    PS. I added your blog button to my site:) Thanks for being such a great blogging buddy!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  4. Love Harry. My wife made fun of me for reading a "kid's book" when I picked up the first. I told her she should give them a shot and she beat me through the series. Great magical stuff.