Thursday, December 13, 2012

End of the World Giveaway Hop

Thursday, December 13, 2012 with 160 comments



12/21/12 
The Mayan Calendar Ends!
Does it mean the end of the World? 
Probably not but just in case...

Which books would you save if the world was coming to an end?  



So, for the End of the World Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and My Life With Books, each participating blog is supposed to either give away "a book or books you are passionate about or a book you would keep if you were forced to flee due to imminent destruction or a book that is about the end of the world."  I don't think I could ever just grab one or two books on my way out the door, knowing I would never make it back to them and that books might be the least of my concern where I was headed.  So, I'm going to list a few of my favorite post-apocalyptic novels from this year and let one winner choose a book from the list.  (If a sequel is listed below and you haven't read the first book, you can choose that one in lieu of the second book.)


  
 


 I love this genre, not because of the death and destruction but for the departure from everything we know.   These are just some of my favorite reads from this genre during the past year.



Rules:
  • This giveaway is international.  As long as The Book Depository ships to your location, you are good to go.  (You can double-check that here.)
  • One entry per household.
  • All entries will be verified.  Any entry found to be falsified will result in disqualification of all entries for that participant.
  • Winner will be notified via email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected.  And, people, check your SPAM folders...I've had to reach out more than once to some winners because they "didn't get the first email."  I don't want to, but I'm going to have to start just picking new winners.  :C
  • I am not responsible for lost packages.

And now on to the fun stuff!  You only have to follow my blog to enter, but all other entries/follows are appreciated!  :D

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Now that you've entered here, be sure to check out the 100+ giveaway stops on this blog hop:


Thanks for entering & happy reading!

160 comments:

  1. I'd want to save Pride and Prejudice, I think. I've read it so many times and it never gets old. Plus, with my 52 copies, surely I'd be able to save ONE ;)

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  2. The Princess Bride, it just makes me so happy!

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  3. my mercy thompson series!

    kmichellec8(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. One of the Worst Case Scenario books for educational purposes. For fun, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

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  5. Without a doubt Gone With the Wind! Sigh...I sure hope that the end of the world isn't coming or I can't win this great giveaway!

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  6. Oh god... I don't know why but I think it would have to be poetry. So I'd pick a volume of John Keats or Stephen Crane.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. The Book Thief, thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. I'm not a religious fanatic, but I would save the Bible. :D

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway! :D I'd love Angelfall!

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  10. I'd save Legend by Marie Lu.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. This is probably one of the hardest questions ever!
    It'd have to be a stand-alone.
    And I would have to be IN LOVE with it.
    But I don't think I can just pick one! :)

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  12. Is choosing the entire Harry Potter series cheating? What if I glue them together? :P

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  13. Ha ha. I agree with Kirsten! A series is just one big long book right? Hop in Harry Potter.

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  14. I'd save Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. I haven't read it yet. :P

    -Riz Bulatao

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  15. That's just cruel, Jen!!!! Maybe...On the Island?

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  16. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, it's my fave book! Thanks ofr the giveaway!

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  17. This is a tough question! I'd save Catching Fire if I could only save one book.

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  18. What a horrible question LOL I want to sound so literary and profound, but I definitely would want to save my Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison ;) Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop.

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  19. I think I'd save Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I'll save The Little Prince. It's such a sweet story.

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  21. Oh man, is that a hard question.

    Hmmm...how about the Grimm's Fairy Tales. That would be fitting I think and has different stories to entertain.

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  22. I would definitely be taking my old Bible- that's comfort food, but after that it'd be my Jane Austens, Diana Gabaldons, Georgette Heyers- Lord, I'd never make it. I still just be trying to choose which books to rescue. LOL!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  23. Dracula.

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  24. I would save Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! Really hard question; Under the Never Sky perhaps! :)

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  26. Lola and the Boy Next Door and Harry Potter:)

    Thank you:)

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  27. Harry Potter... if it came in one giant bound up version!

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  28. Oh my goodness can't I say iPad since I have more than one on it cause there is SOOOO Many good ones ... I have to agree with many other the Bible (but that is on my Nook App)

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  29. Harry Potter and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
    Gosh, HOW DO I CHOOSE?!

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  30. There are so many so I'll just go with one that's in my TBR pile, Blue Blooded Vamp(Sabina Kane #5). I would hate to not be able to finish one of my favorite series so I would take this one! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. Oh goodness, I'd save my Hunger Games box set, Bible, and my mom's Lori Wick books!

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  32. The Hunger Games trilogy, for sure!

    Thanks for the giveaway <333

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  33. Probably the Bible and my all time favorite book- To Kill A Mockingbird

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  34. As much as I love all my YA books, I would have to save my Bible!

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  35. Just one book? ò_ò OMG, I can't choose >:<

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  36. Thankyou for this amazing giveaway I WANT THEM ALL!!
    I'm like you- if the world was ending there is no way I could just pick one or two books to save...
    :)

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  37. Harry Potter! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I would save Hyperion by Dan Simmons :)

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  39. there's so many!!! The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Harry Potter Series, Hamlet, ugh I can't even think about it. LOL

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  40. I have this thing I call 'The Shelf' which is a special shelf of my all time favourite books, so I'd take them, there's about 10! :)

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  41. I'd have to save the Encyclopedia Britannica. Though for reading pleasure I'd prefer to take the Lord of the Rings trilogy with me :)

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  42. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Thank you. :)

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  43. One of the Harry Potter book! I wish I could take all of them though...

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  44. At least one of the Harry Potter books!

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  45. I'm going to say, "Proven Guilty" by Jim Butcher. It's one of my favorite books out the Dresden files to date.

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  46. Def Rebel Heart! I loved Blood Red Road! :D And the world isnt ending the Mayan calendar is circluar; therefore the circle is starting over (think of a clock striking midnight) its awesome bc instead of 24 hours like a clock its a 50 year long calendar. :) So ya, no end of the world...................as an anthropology major this is getting really annoying.

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  47. Are all the Harry Potter books allowed? Can't choose just one!

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  48. Maybe The Hunger Games to teach me how to survive in the wilderness.

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  49. thats a difficult question. My friends tell me, while they are getting shopping carts of food, I will be going to half priced books to get a cart full of books. Who needs food during the end of the world. I would have to have my Wicked Lovely series though.

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  50. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!

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  51. The Bible. If a novel, then THE LORD OF THE RINGS. I'd need to remember the beauty in the world.

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  52. The Mortal Instrument series!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  53. shiver by maggie stiefvater:) Thank you for this giveaway!!

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  54. It would be have Pride and Prejudice....but this is seriously the hardest question ever...lol...Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  55. I'd have to save all my Harry Potter books. I wouldn't know what to do without them.

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  56. I would save Clockwork Angel. Thanks! :)

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  57. The Poison Study!

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  58. I'd save Pride and Prejudice, I've read it over and over and will again for years!

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  59. Infinite Days By: Rebecca Maizel
    Thanks for the giveaway : )

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  60. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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  61. The Road by Cormac McCarthy. :D
    -heather

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  62. devil in the winter by lisa kleypas...
    thx :)

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  63. The Bible. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm listed as April B in rafflecopter.

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  64. as many as I can but Twilight & my blackdagger brotherhood books would be at the top of my list.

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  65. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!

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  66. The last year series by trisha leigh - so so good!
    Thanks :)

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  67. if i could all! i mean getting to choose is too hard and i wouldn't want to left them behind now one of the first to go in my hand would be written by patricia briggs ( moon called or the hob bargain)

    thank you for this giveaway

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  68. froi of the exiles

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  69. I'd save Be With You by Takuji Ichikawa because it's sentimental.

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  70. I'd save my Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker books !

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  71. Paradise by Judith McNaught if I can choose only one!

    Thanks!

    raffle name: Nikki O

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  72. If I could only choose one I would say Alice In Zombieland!!

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  73. I can't choose just one, all of my favorite books are series! Which means that I would try to save more than one and lose them all. :(

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  74. I'd save Matched or Juliet Immortal =)

    @tibiux

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  75. Die for Me
    harvester5905, please follow back

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  76. I'd want to save my Harry Potter books and my Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison would be a close second! As my husband and I both enjoy these series we could help carry them!

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  77. I`d save The Fault In Our Stars by John Green :)
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  78. Guess I'd have to save all the books from Harry Potter :P

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  79. I'd save The Hunger Games. Thanks!

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  80. It's between Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

    Great choices! Thanks for the chance!

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  81. Oh so many books.... Maybe Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire... I really hope it doesn't end though.. I don't know how I'll leave any books behind. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  82. So many books that I want to save, but I would choose Harry Potter series :)

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  83. There are far too many books I'd want to save, but it'd probably be something by Karen Marie Moning, Jim Butcher, or Clay and Susan Griffith.

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  84. I loved the Giver by Lois Lowry so probably that one! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  85. Probably The Hunger Games or Delirium! Thanks!

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  86. Too many books to choose from, I'll just grab my kindle and save them all!
    I forbid the world to end!! I have way too many books on my TBR list!!
    Merry Book-mas to one and all!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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  87. The Bible, my Hunger Games box set, and my mom's Lori Wick books. And many more if I could ;)

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  88. I would have to say, Breaking Dawn & The Vampire Academy#1 & Marked #1 of HoN.

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  89. hitchhikers guide to the galaxy collectors edition
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  90. I would save Pride and Prejudice because I wouldn't want to live in a world without Mr. Darcy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista

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  91. I'd save The Count of Monte Cristo, and Slammed by Colleen Hoover :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  92. The Thorn Birds, never get tired of it!

    Jolene A

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  93. Aside from the bible, the Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (the original versions) for my kids!

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  94. I have so many of them I don't know which I'd pick... T.T (I did fancy the idea of going down with them like a captain does with his ship lol)

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  95. My Steampunk Chronicles series by Kady Cross! I LOVE THEM and can read them over and over!

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  96. Please Enter Me In Your End of the World Book Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win One Of These Books From Your List.
    In Response To Your Question Of
    What book would you want to save
    from destruction if the end of days was upon us?
    I Would Save My Favorite Book
    Cyndi Lauper:A Memoir by Cyndi Lauper and Jancee Dunn.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!

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