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Birthday Giveaway Winner

First, I just wanted to mention that you can now subscribe to direct comment replies only! Thank you to Jackie from Farm Lane Books Blog for sharing her plug-in wisdom.

When I posted that I’d be giving away one of my favorite books to a reader, several people pointed out that I had the whole birthday gift thing backwards. Really, though, I’ve gotten a few things out of this giveaway. First, I get to spread one of my favorite books around, sending a copy on its way to another book lover. Who doesn’t love sharing the wealth? And second, I now have a really cool, diverse list of Erin Reads readers’ favorite books! You better believe they’re all going onto my TBR list, if I haven’t read them already. I even own a bunch of them! Here’s what people listed:

  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Possession by A.S. Byatt (I have it!)
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein (I’ve read it!)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (I have it!)
  • Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (I have it!)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I have it!)
  • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner (I have it!)
  • Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxie by Douglas Adams (I’ve read it!)
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (I’ve read it!)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (I’ve read it!)
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  • Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (I’ve read it!)
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • The House on Moon Lake by Francesca Duranti
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (I have it!)
  • The Odyssey by Homer (I’ve read it!)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (I’ve definitely read it!)
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Fall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald
  • Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (I have it!)
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (I have it!)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (I have it!)

So you see? I got plenty of great birthday presents from my readers. Thanks, everyone!

And now, without further ado, the winner of my birthday giveaway is…

Amanda!

With that, I’m off to celebrate being a little older. I’ll get back to the blog world with a Classics Reclamation Project post and to play catch-up tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

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  • http://www.theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com The Literary Omnivore

    Hey, giving away presents is how hobbits celebrate their birthdays—and hobbits are definitely the sort of people you want to emulate!

    Oh, Middlesex is fantastic.

    • Erin

      Good point! I’m hoping to get to Middlesex sometime this year…looking forward to it!

  • http://loveyalit.com Em (Love YA Lit)

    Happy Birthday! (I have to second Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – I listened to this one and loved it)

    • Erin

      Thank you! I’m torn between listening to and reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. On the one hand, the book is full of all kinds of un-book-like markings, which intrigues me. On the other, I’ve heard the audio is wonderful. Decisions, decisions!

  • http://zenleaf.amandagignac.com Amanda

    Have a wonderful wonderful day Erin!!!!!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • http://beloved-books.blogspot.com/ Peggy

    Have a lovely birthday!

    • Erin

      Thank you!

  • http://www.ragingbibliomania.net/ zibilee

    Congratulations Amanda! It does look like you’ve got a lot of great recommendations there, and a few of them are on my list for this year. As a matter of fact, I will be starting Dorian Gray in the next couple of days. I hope you had a really incredible birthday!

    • Erin

      I hope you enjoy Dorian Gray! I just read that one last fall and really liked it. I’m happy to have such a diverse list of highly recommended books :-)

  • http://perduedansleslivres.blogspot.com virginie

    Have a great birthday, Erin !

    • Erin

      Thanks :-)

  • http://www.derapsreads.blogspot.com Mrs. DeRaps

    So many greats here…I actually loved The Shadow of the Wind, even though it’s not my usual fare.

    • Erin

      Isn’t it a wonderful list? I have Shadow of the Wind on my shelf and would like to read it soon. Glad to have a second vote in its favor.

  • http://senior-common-room.blogspot.com Annie

    Happy Birthday. What a lovely list to take off to the bookshop with me.

    • Erin

      Isn’t it? :-) Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  • http://lifetimereadingplan.blogspot.com/ LifetimeReader

    What a terrific list. Congrats, Amanda, and happy birthday, Erin!

    • Erin

      Wonderful, isn’t it? I love the variety. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  • http://www.lifewithbooks.com Jenners

    OOhhh…nice plug-in! What is it called … I might have to check it out.

    And happy birthday ..what a great list of books!

    • Erin

      Comment Reply Notification. Enjoy! :-)

  • http://coffeeandabookchick.blogspot.com Coffee and a Book Chick

    Congratulations, Amanda!

  • http://jennysbooks.wordpress.com Jenny

    Happy birthday, and congratulations Amanda! (And read Greensleeves. For serious. It’s so great.)

    • Erin

      Thanks! Greensleeves is on my list. Except if I read it, you will no longer be the only person in the world who’s read it!

  • http://www.farmlanebooks.co.uk Jackie (Farm Lane Books)

    Happy Birthday! I’m really pleased that you managed to get the plugin working :-)

    • Erin

      Thanks, Jackie! And thank you again for your help with the plug-in. I really appreciate it!

  • http://www.lovelaughterinsanity.com Trish

    This is the problem with not bloghopping every day–you miss the chance to wish someone a happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

    And funny how many of our favorites you’ve read or have already!

    • Erin

      Thanks! I did :-) I was kind of pleased to see how many reader favorites are already on my radar. It’s always nice to have added recommendations for what you’re planning to read. And I always love having new books brought to my attention!