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World Book Night GIVEAWAY!

Today is a most special day, because it’s the World Book Night 2013! This year, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the givers, which means I have a box full of copies of a most amazing book to give out. Some of them will be given out in public, but some of them will be given out right here on the blog.

5 copies of The Eyre Affair

If you would like a no strings attached copy of The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (it’s the first book in the BookWorld series starring Thursday Next), leave a comment on this post! 😀

As I have a limited number of copies (and money I’m willing to spend postage :P), I’m setting aside five copies. There might be more than five people interested in this, so just in case, to be in with a chance of “winning”, please answer the following question:

If you could physically enter any book ever written, which book would it be, and why?

The five best answers (no special brownie points for Jane Eyre, because in order to be objective, I’ll let the Squeeze decide) will be notified by email or Facebook, so please provide me with a way of contacting you, such as posting your email in the comment or send me a private message over Facebook. I’ll need to have all responses by Friday at 18:00 BST (GMT+1). The winners will then be announced on Saturday at noon or thereabouts. 🙂

 What’s the book about and why is it all kinds of awesome?

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of ‘Jane Eyre’. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary – and a woman called Thursday Next.

If names like Douglas Adams and/or Terry Pratchett fill your heart with glee, and the mere thought of being able to physically enter fictional works makes you salivate, then look no further. Full of literary nuggets, witty puns and crazy characters, your life won’t ever be the same after you’ve made your acquaintance with Thursday Next. Oh, and Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester is in this book, which is why I picked it up in the first place back in 2011. And less than half-way through, I bought the rest of the series because I already knew I had to read more of this. Have I reviewed it? You betcha. A solid 5/5 it was too! 😀

If you don’t happen to get a copy of this book here, I implore you to seek it out yourself, because it’s all kinds of epic.

So: If you could physically enter any book ever written, which book would it be, and why?

EDIT: The deadline for signing up has now passed. The people who have responded will be contacted. 🙂

Traxy Thornfield

A Swedish introvert residing in Robin Hood Country (Nottingham, UK) with a husband and two cats. She's an eager participant in tabletop and play-by-post roleplaying, woodworking, photography and European travel, when there's not a plague on. Might get a novel out one of these days, if she doesn't get too distracted along the way.

6 thoughts on “World Book Night GIVEAWAY!

  1. I’ve only heard good things about ‘The Eyre Affair’ but I am unfortunately unable to make purchases online and there are no bookstores within an hour+ drive of me so I’ve yet to get a chance to read it. 🙁
    If I could physically enter any book ever written it would be ‘The Golden Compass’ by Phillip Pullman. For one, I’ve always wanted to live in England and I adore fantasy so living in an parallel England where there were witches, talking animals, and where everyone has a daemon would be amazing. I’ve wanted a daemon since I was a young child after reading this book, mostly because I would have loved to have a friend who understood me so well but also because I think it would have been nice to have a seperate conscience to let me know alternate paths and choices I could have made. I think life would have been much easier with some guidance. Also, my favorite animal are polar bears so it would have been sooo cool to be able to strike up a conversation with one and maybe meet the ‘King’ of bears. 🙂 (I have included my email below so hopefully that is available for you to see.)

    1. Daemons are the best literary invention EVER! How can a person possibly read His Dark Materials without automatically wanting to shout “I WANT ONE OF THOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!” or at least speculate what animal your Daemon would be? 😀

  2. I’ve never heard of this book, but it sounds awesome XD I was going to just scroll past, going ‘meh’, but the description just made me go ‘asdfghjkl I want that’ 😛
    Ooooh, hard one. I may have to go with good ol’ Harry Potter, though. Wouldn’t it be amazing, being able to do spells and everything? 😀 I feel like this needs more, but I can’t think of anything that would adequately express my love for the series XD
    (Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck everyone!)

  3. I guess I would like to visit War and Peace. It seems like a lost world to me, when there was a different order to peoples’ lives, a time to be noble, and honorable, and good. Although Harry Potter would be pretty awesome as well!

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