Book Giveaway: The Time Traveler's Wife


This Christmas I gave my parents a list with a few gift ideas on it. Of course, they both looked at this rather short list and then went shopping independently, and long story short, I ended up with two brand-new copies of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

The good news is this means Literary Menagerie's first book giveaway! The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older in United States or with an APO address. The giveaway will run from now until January 31. The winner will be announced on the blog and have 5 days to respond by sending me their shipping information. If I don't hear from you, the prize will go to someone else. Make sure you don't miss your name by following or subscribing to the blog via the handy links on the sidebar!

In addition, if whoever wins this book finishes it before I get to it (it's not at the top of my list at the moment) they will have the option of writing a guest review for Literary Menagerie, if so inclined.

I'm very excited about this, so lets get started! There are several opportunities to enter, so read carefully.

How to enter:

1. For one entry: Leave a comment on this post stating your favorite book--either in 2008, or of all time, and why you enjoy it.

2. For three entries: Blog about this contest and link back to it, then provide the link to your blog entry in the comments here. The sidebar doesn't count!

3. For five entries: Become a follower (of be one already) and make a note of it in the comments on this page.

4. For ten entries: Write a guest blog for Literary Menagerie. Subject to approval. It does not have to be a book review, but it must have to do with books or reading and it must be original (no old blog entries). The entry will be attributed to you and linked to your blog when it goes up, although I can't guarantee that it would go up immediately, depending on the response and my own blogging schedule. If you would like to take this option please e-mail me and we can talk about what you would like to blog about.

5. For eleven additional entries: Encourage those who click from your blog to here to note where they were referred from. For everyone who cites your blog, I will give you an additional entry, up to eleven.

Any questions, post them here or drop me an e-mail! Separate entries do not need separate comments as I will be keeping a running list elsewhere. The winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to differentiate yourself from other entrants if you have a common name!

Good Luck!

End Date: January 31, 2009
Opportunities to enter: 30

Also check out our giveaway for Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson!

96 comments:

Carrie K. said...

I read this a few years ago - borrowed it from the library - and have been itching to read it again! I just subscribed to you feed in Google Reader, and I will psot about your giveaway in my Friday links post - I'll come back and leave you the link.

Thanks for being so generous!

meg89 said...

Thanks for being my first entry, good luck!

Serena said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!

Thanks for entering my giveaway! I will post yours in my sidebar.

no need to enter me in your contest.

Peaches said...

Oooh enter me! My favorite book is A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, and I love it because its well written, the characters are amazing, and I love the Victorian era, which is when it takes place.

sheri said...

Welcome to the blogging community! You'll love it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I am dying to give it to a dear friend of mine who I think would just totally dig this book. I was going to ("gulp") give her my perfect copy ... ("gulp"), but if I won this one... I could give it to her! She's an avid reader and thinking about becoming a blogger.

Here is my post on the best books for 2008... you'll never guess what's on there:
http://anovelmenagerie.com/ghost/2008/12/21/2008bestbooks/

I am happy to do a guest blog for you ANY TIME. Since we share part of a name... it would be very cool!

My site is A Novel Menagerie. I also run two weekly MEMEs: One is Monday's Movies (movie reviews) and the other is Thursday's Thoughts at wordpress dot com. Thursday's Thoughts is a weekly MEME with different topics each week and a contest attached to it. This week's is New Year's Resolutions.

My third site is BookCharming.Com - you'll just have to check it out.

WELCOME WELOME! Write me any time if you have any questions at all!

meg89 said...

Peaches and Sheri, I got your entries marked, make sure you post again if you decide to link back or follow, and good luck!

lisamm said...

Hi! Congrats on your first contest. No need to enter me- I read this last winter and thought it was great. Looking forward to the movie!

Valorie said...

My favorite book is Blood and Gold by Anne Rice. <3 The character Marius is beyond words.

I blogged about your contest here:
http://morbid-romantic.net/2008/12/29/book-giveaways-1229-0104

I also became a follower thanks to Google Reader.

Also, I'd love to do a guest blog entry. I've never done one before and it seems like it would be a lot of fun... AND motivation to get me writing something. College killed the part of me that liked to write and I want that part of me back!

meg89 said...

lisamm ~ thanks for stopping by!

Valorie ~ Thanks for entering! If you'd like to do a guest post drop me an e-mail, there's a link on my profile page, I couldn't find an e-mail address at your blog.

Jo-Jo said...

I would love a chance to win this book! My favorite book this year was Gardens of Water by Alan Drew. I loved how he delved into the differences in cultures and religions in his novel.

I will also be a follower very shortly.

Thanks for the contest!

Alyce said...

My favorite book of 2008 is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I liked it because it was completely unexpected. The story line was unpredictable, and you weren't sure about the characters' real identities until the very end.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I am now following your blog.

meg89 said...

Alyce ~ I've heard good things about The Thirteenth Tale but haven't gotten around to reading it yet, I should add it to my list!

BevE said...

Guess I'd have to say my favorite book is the one I'm currently reading or want to read. And any book that I used to read to my children when they were growing up.

Please enter my name in The Time Traveler's Wife giveaway. Thanks and have a Happy New Year !

ddurance said...

Favorite book....gosh, that's like choosing your favorite child, just can't do it. LOL
I was just thinking this morning about a book that I've read several times though not recently. The book is named Night Magic and is by Charlotte Vale Allen. It is truly magical and I highly recommend it.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

meg89 said...

BevE and ddurance, I've got your entries, thanks for stopping by!

silverhartgirl said...

My favorite book is Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. It started me on my love of books

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/weekly-giveaway-roundup_30.html

MJ said...

Ok...Time for a good laugh.....I started reading Bobbsey Twin books when I was 6. I taught myself to read them because my Mom (83 now) wouldn't read them to me as often as I wanted!!
I still collect them and read everyone that I buy!

cali said...

I really enjoyed two books of fiction this year: "The Senator's Wife" and "The Road."

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Kristi said...

I am one of those people whose favorite book changes with every book that I read! In the last 2 months though, if I have to say - it would be Assaulted by Joy by Stephen Simpson.

I also just linked up to follow your blog!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kristi
kherbrand(at)comcast(dot)net

gautami tripathy said...

I loved The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, The Book Thief by Mark Zusak, and The Road Cormac McCarthy in 2008. My all time favoutite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Count me in, please!

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

meg89 said...

MJ ~ I used to love the Babysitter's Club books, we had boxes of them at one time stuffed in closets around the house!

sharon54220 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am a new follower and would love to be entered in the contest.

xollinzolox said...

i would love to be entered!
My favorite book of all time is Harry Potter, because it changed my life.

xollinzolox@aim.com

Amber said...

I also am now following you on Blogger

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

Fav book of all time?? Wow, lets see...probably On the Road by Jack Kerouac, just because it changed the way I looked at writing and novels.

Thanks so much, I have been wanting to read this book!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

PS. I heard they're turning The Time Travelrs Wife into a movie.

Kaye said...

Hi, I just became a follower. Enter me in the contest please. There have been maybe 4 standouts and it's hard to narrow it down to one. Very Valentine (loved the close family ties and all the lush descriptions of Italy), The Piano Teacher, The Seamstress and Leeway Cottage(loved the setting and indepth characterization)

mindy said...

my favorite all time books are anything by ann rule i can read them over and over again

meg89 said...

Thanks for entering, to all haven't said hello to yet! I have gotten too far behind on coming by to say thanks to those who enter, so I apologize for my communal greeting, but there it is. I have added all your entries to my roll, good luck!

valerie2350 said...

The Watchers by Dean Koontz :)

valerie2350 said...

follower entry 1

valerie2350 said...

blogged entry 1
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/literarymenagerie-time-traveler-book.html

meg89 said...

Valerie ~ Thanks for entering, I got your entries, but deleted all the extra. You only really need to post once, I have a spreadsheet with the entries on it!

Karen S said...

One of my favorite books is Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass by Gary Paulsen. Just a simple, refreshing book. I have to read it every few years or so.

Karen S said...

I follow your blog - thanks!

Alli said...

Right now my favorite is I know this much is true by Wally Lamb. Such a good book!

Anya said...

My favorite book I read this year was My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Thanks.

Miss Blondie said...

My favorite book that i read this past year was Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. Hands down one of the best. This book is on my list to read!!

missblondie919(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

My favorite book of all time is Jane Eyre. I love the character of Jane and that even though this book was written so long ago, it's still filled with adventure, mystery, and love that we can enjoy today.

christmasinmarch {at} gmail {dot} com

Jayme said...

i love the book marley and me! i have heard that this book is good so i would love to read this!!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Ashley said...

Fave book ever- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

traymona said...

My favorite book ever is To Kill A Mockingbird. Classic story that never grows old. Even the movie adaptation was good.
traymona[at]aol.com

Book Spot said...

My favorite book of 2008 (and one of my favorites ever) was Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling because it was obvious (to me) through the book just how much the author loved all of her charactes and it came through in the story :)

Book Spot said...

and I'm following your blog, too :)

~ Cee ~ said...

My favorite book is Persuasion by Jane Austen. It is a rich social commentary and brilliant love story. Thanks for the giveaway!

~ Cee ~ said...

I also subscribed to your posts through Google Reader. Thanks again!!

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

rachel said...

I love so many...but "The Blue Castle" by L.M. Montgomery is a top choice. Always a comfort read.

Miss Grace said...

Liars & Saints--It's good beyond description, I just read it about a month ago.

And I'm following you :)

David & Blair said...

Evidence Not See by Darlene D. Rose

Davidandblairmcleod.blogspot.com

joan kosmachuk said...

I just read Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead" and although it was my last book of 2008 it was definitely the best. What a wonderful writer she is and such convincing characters. I highly recommend it.

Henrietta said...

I love a A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. It's honest, it's pure, it's simple, and it's grounded in reality.

henriettab294[at]gmail.com

Henrietta said...

I subscribed via google reader.

henriettab294[at]gmail.com

Andrea said...

I blogged about it: http://andreasbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-time-travelers-wife.html

christmasinmarch {at} gmail {dot} com

Buttercream Cottage said...

I would love to enter. My favorite book was The Thornbirds. It was such a great story.

AmandaSue said...

My favorite book that I read last year was The Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury. And my all time favorite is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail .com

AmandaSue said...

I just became a follower. Thanks.

bohemiangypsy said...

I just became a follower. The book sounds wonderful. The books that I have read in the last year are all related to ecology, natural sciences, fire science, and so on. It would be nice to read something much different! Thank you.

Lindsey said...

My Favorite Book is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. I can relate to her family circumstances so well. I first read it when I was 9 out of boredom and felt like I was Francie but now at 25 with a family of my own it brings tears to my eyes because I can relate to the mother of Francie. My birthmother bought with her the first edition for me when I went to go meet her for the first time 3years ago so it is just that more special to me.
-Lindsey

MrsLindsey83@yahoo.com

Jackie B. said...

My fave book is an oldie I read many years ago called "Flowers for Algernon."

Jackie B. said...

I also subscribed via email.

guru said...

My all time favorite book would be Gone with the Wind.

windycindy said...

Hi, I have always remembered reading
To Kill a Mockingbird in grade school. It left quite an impression on me. The characters grew on me; especially Boo Radley and Scout.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carrie K. said...

I posted about your giveaway here:

http://carrie.homeschooljournal.net/2008/12/29/2008-in-review/

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl F said...

I have 2 all time favorite books the first I read in elementary school, it was Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder and it started my love of books the second is Gone with the Wind , I have read it several times. Thanks.

Carolsue said...

My most recent favorite book was the Kite Runner!
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Carolsue said...

I follow you on Blogger
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Love from Bulverde, Robin said...

Following you on Blogger.

My favorite book? Two,actually. I keep buying and giving away copies of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. Also gave away my only copy of The Time Traveler's wife and would love to read it again.
Thanks for the chance.

Kaycee said...

My favorite book of 2008 was Water for Elephants. I LOVE reading about Depression-Era circuses and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole read.

Francine said...

My favorite book that I read in 2008 is What the dead know by laura lippman because it has twists and turns and I really enjoyed the book. thanks for the giveaway.

PrissyGreen said...

Where the Redfern Grows is my fave all time book ever. I read it so much it fell apart.

karissag at gmail.com

PrissyGreen said...

I follow!


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The Giveaway Diva said...

i loved reading life of pi, it was full of adventure and i definetly want to get the illustrated version!

srempel said...

I have so many favorites because I love to read, but one of my favorites (of all time) is Les Miserables...the ultimate story of truimphing of hardship....also really love Memoirs of a Geisha and The Kite Runner

srempel said...

am following you on my blog:

http://therempels.blogspot.com

bermudaonion said...

My favorite book that I read in 2008 is A Free Life by Ha Jin. Great giveaway! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

clynsg said...

My favorite is not really A book, but more the entire series--The Williamsburg series by Elswyth Thane. They were one of the first historical series of books I ever read, and take a family from just before the Revolution up to the eve of WWII. As with most series, some are better than others, but overall it is a very good group! Of course, since I read all the time, there are lots of other books I love as well.

clynsg at yahoo.com

Candie said...

I read the Looking Glass Wars and I loved it. Loved the new take on Alice in Wonderland.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Candie said...

I subscribed.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Have read all of Tim LaHaye's books.

Beth said...

There will never be another book as great as The Holy Bible - I always learn from it

katers2714 said...

My favorite book is a clockwork orange. Always has been and always will be.

Becky said...

My favorite read in 2008 was Twilight. I was a little late reading it but I was able to read all four of the books all at once and I loved every minute of it. It was a totally different type of read for me so I especially enjoyed that.

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a follower!

Becky said...

My favorite book is Ender's Game because it introduced me not only to a new author but a whole new-to-me genre.

nomadreader said...

Too many people have told me to read this book, but I imagine actually having it in my minds might finally do the trick!

Chelsea said...

My favorite book of 2008 (cheating, I know) but the entire Twilight series. I fell like I'm too old for it, but its such a guilty pleasure, reminds me of the good ole days when I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (waterprincess812@aol.com)

Chelsea said...

I'm a follower. +5! (waterprincess812@aol.com)

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite book of 2008 was Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich. Please enter me.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Bingo said...

GONE WITH THE WIND is my favorite book. I have wanted to read this book for so long...I hope I win!

Bingo said...

I'm signing up to follow. I hope you will come visit my site as it isn't even a month old! http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com
Thanks!

silverhartgirl said...

broken by kelley armstrong is my fave all time book.

Ashley said...

favorite of all time, 'Where the wild things are'
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Diana D said...

I really liked Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney. I read it quite a few years ago but it left a lasting impression.

Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer said...

My favourite book was Persian Girls. It was a beautifully touching memoir and an insightful look into another country and culture.

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Jennifer said...

I am a follower. Entry 1

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