August 4, 2013 by Heidi
For the next several weeks I’m going to be away from the interweb because the boyfriend and I are going on a road trip! (If you want to use this as an indication that this is a good time to break into my home, I do warn you that I have a most vicious attack cat and a security guard. Oh, and nothing worth taking unless your name also happens to be Heidi and you want some of my personalized books.) In celebration, I’ve decided to make it somewhat of an event on the blog! You guessed it, I’m calling it: Booking it Across the US.
Each day, I’m going to be featuring books from the various states we’ll be visiting, along with a review of a recently read book taking place in that state. Here’s what the schedule looks like:
That’s right, I’m heading home to have my own Romy and Michelle moment in which I intend to inform my high school classmates that I invented Post-Its at our 10 year reunion–or at least get down to some Jalan Crossland, because my home is on the Big Horn mountain and my reunion’s at Nowoodstock:
Now you’re thinking: What do I get out of this? Well first off, you get to see a nice array of books that take place in these states. I always love setting and really getting a sense of place when reading–these books were a fantastic way to do that! I’m also going to offer my lovely readers the opportunity to win some of the books I feature so that you too can enjoy these lovely locations even if you’re miles away! Not to mention, I really want to hear what books you think best represent where you’re from.
I’m going to be running two giveaways for Booking it Across the US–one for my US readers, and one International giveaway that will be open to any country to which The Book Depository delivers.
Entries will be simple–I want your input! Each day, leave a comment on my post letting me know what your favorite book from my featured state is, or thoughts on the book I reviewed. Today I open the field to one and all–just let me know what state/country you are from, and what book you feel best represents your home. After the event, I’m going to compile a list to share with my readers–let’s see how much of the world we can cover!
I will be checking entries on Rafflecopter, so please keep things on the up and up because cheating makes Heidi a sad panda (and also I will remove all your entries if I find even one that’s not legit). Also, US residents, please leave the International giveaway to the International folks–they get so few of them.
The winners will have lots of choices as 5-10 books are featured for each state with a variety of intended age groups and genres, from urban fantasy and romance to contemporary and classics.
I hope you enjoy!