Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Giveaway--My Bookshelves Have Sprung a Leak!

In the spirit of keeping my bookshelves clean, continuing the spring cleaning efforts, and sharing books I've enjoyed with you, a couple of recently reviewed books are up for grabs! I've reviewed both recently as "Alphabet Books"--books in response to Historical Tapestry's Alphabet Challenge.

Pure coincidence that they both have "watery" themes--Haweswater by Sarah Hall, and The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Both are historical fiction (the frontrunner in my Little Poll of Curiosity's current reading question so I know some of you like the genre!) and both take place in the twentieth century. Both, also, take on themes of industrialization and the change it brings to nature and community.

Entry is easy as water flowing over stones--just leave a comment in this post telling me your favorite book dealing with water as a theme, place, or character. Oceanside murder tale? Adventure on the high seas? Will Captain Ahab make an appearance--or the Little Mermaid? If you follow the blog, you'll double your entries! New and current followers count :)

New Deadline--Extended! Open until April 25--stay dry (or not)!


Lua said...

Spring cleaning the bookshelves- that reminds me of something I seriously need to do! :)
Great giveaways Rowenna.
Hmm- I’ve just finished reading “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier and our heroines spent a lot of time on the beach and “water” was one of the themes.

Ax said...

Favorite water book has to be Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. It's not the only book in the Outlander series to have some ship scenes, but its my favorite.

And when the book shelves start leaking, heave! Heave! :p

Kathleen Wall said...

I don't want to even think about spring cleaning. My mom used to do spring cleaning until it was fall and then she called it fall cleaning. Fall cleaning lasted until it was spring again. :)

Right now I am reading The Lightning Thief, the first book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It's excellent. And water is really important, but to tell you why would be a spoiler!

dolleygurl said...

Hello, I am a new follower here to your blog. I like this theme - books about water. I don't think that I have really read too many but I think I would have to say my favorite is The Odessey by Homer. Like another commenter said about their favorite book - the water is very important! Thanks for this great giveaway.

Heather @ The Maiden's Court

Katy said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! :)

My favorite book with water as a theme: A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean. It is written so beautifully that it's almost like reading poetry.

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters."

buddyt said...

I have just joined as a Follower.

The first book that springs to mind when you mentioned water was The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Wonderfull book.

If the giveaway is open worldwide, then please enter me.


Carol T