Q: Today’s is the US’s Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.
My answer: Some books that I love that immediately come to mind are Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.
Let me rattle on about Les Miserables for a bit. Funnily, although I've never reviewed it on this blog, I've posted about it on your nails, quoted from it the other week, mentioned it as one of my top favourite books here, and of course, waited with bated breath for the movie to come out. And don't laugh ... I have the10th anniversary tapes (yes, cassette TAPES) which I loved to sing along to ... or used to, when I still had a cassette player! Now I just go on YouTube!
And a few more titles. More recently read books that deal with war are The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren and Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen.
My answer: All my book giveaways are done through Rafflecopter. I think it's a nifty tool and it does the job really well ... it makes sure an email address is there, it doublechecks that people have tweeted or posted, it picks my winner/s for me, and I can announce the winners through my different social media accounts too! All the info is there in one place and that is really convenient for me, or anyone running a giveaway.
On the flip side, if I'm off joining giveaways, I appreciate Rafflecopter because it's easy to use. I do have one quibble for those who use it to give a looooooong list of things that I need to do. I realize that I don't need to do everything ... but when I need to scroll a page to get through the Rafflecopter form, I start losing interest. And you know some contests where you enter by following Twitter accounts ... ever encounter those which link up to another page and you're faced with 20 (or more accounts) to follow? I just go screaming in the opposite direction ...
***Again, I have some a GIVEAWAY happening right now ... and more upcoming!
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