Friday, January 25, 2013
Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop
We get to celebrate Australia Day this weekend! Normally it is a day for relaxing but this weekend I have barbecues (there may even be prawns on the barbie!) and booze, maybe going to the fireworks nearby, watching the tennis, oh, and getting ready for back to school but I don't want to think too hard about that!
I am pleased though to be sharing some Australia Day celebrations with you! Today, I am participating in my first ever blog hop giveaway, the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop being hosted by Book'd Out and Confessions from Romaholics! I am pleased to be giving away one book to the value of $30 (excluding postage). Because this is an Australia Day celebration, I am going to insist that the author be an Aussie!
As the giveaway is open internationally, it may give some of my international readers a chance to try some of the fantastic books we have that are only easily available here.
Need some ideas for books to choose from. Here are a few suggestions
Rural Lit - very popular here and kind of uniquely Australian. I certainly haven't read much like them set in other countries. All three of these books include outback settings, in very male dominated environments and all of them are great reads.
Historical Fiction - settings from WWII in Perth to ancient Etruscan civilisation to 19th century England
Contemporary Fiction -Set in Melbourne or Sydney both of these books made laugh, and one of them nearly made me cry!
Speculative Fiction - I am a big fan of the entire Twelve Planets series from Twelfth Planet Press
That's probably enough in terms of suggestions, despite the fact I haven't even gotten to some of my favourite authors or the authors I know I should have read but haven't yet or to romance as a genre or literary fiction! So many fab choices!
How to Enter
The Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop is open for entries until Midnight January 28. Open internationally! Winners will be announced before the following Friday.
Complete the form below
Be sure to visit Book'd Out to see all the other great Aussie blogs that are hosting giveaways this weekend too!
In the comments
I am sure that there are lots of favourite Aussie authors that I haven't mentioned. Share your favourite Aussie authors, or the books that you wish you could read by an Aussie author!