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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Contest: Flute's Journey, The Life of a Wood Thrush

This time I'm giving away a gorgeous hardcover picture book, Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush written and illustrated by Lynne Cherry. This is a slightly used copy, we bought it new and read it once.
This is the type of picture book with gorgeous paintings and quite verbose making it suitable for all ages, up to perhaps 11. Click the picture to take a look inside. You can read my review here.

Contest will run until Feb. 26, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Feb. 27. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.

To enter:

Please try to leave all your responses in one comment.

1) You must be a follower (over in the right bar) and let me know you are in your comment.

2) Leave your email address (if it is not already in your profile.)

3) +2 Tweet and +2 blog (no sidebars) about this contest and leave me the link.

4) +1 What is your favourite bird?

Here is the Publisher's Summary:

This is a reverent environmental story of a wood thrush's first year and his arduous first migration -- across thousands of miles -- from his nesting ground in the Belt Woods in Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica, and back again. During his journey Flute encounters many perils, including natural predators and devastating habitat loss.

16 comments:

  1. No need to enter me, Nicola. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  2. Okay, I became a follower, tweeted the giveaway (@hersilntmusings), and my favorite bird is the hummingbird. Beautiful little creatures. :)

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  3. I follow, and I can be reached at muchdeepmeaning @ gmail . com, and my favorite bird right now is the cardinal. what with the males so flashy and the females so drab, they make the perfect contrast.

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  4. I would love to win this for my grandchildren! They would learn so much from it! They love nature so I know they would like.

    I'm a follower.

    I like Blue Jays.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  5. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    My favourite bird is a Robin.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I am a follower and would love to be given an opportunity to win this book.

    My favourite bird is the woodpecker


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  7. This looks like a beautiful book! I'm a follower, and I love hummingbirds.

    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/02/flutes-journey.html

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  8. This looks like a wonderful book to have :)

    I follow your blog as jelaws5

    My favorite bird is the robin

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm a follower.

    Favorite bird: love the grace of the eagle.

    Thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. I LOVE pictue books about birds. This one looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    I'm a Follower.

    +2 Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/9486739738

    +2 Posted at my blog A Sea of Books: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/not-my-giveaway-flutes-journey-life-of.html

    +1 I have a particular fondness for red-winged blackbirds.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Following (june_spirit2628)
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com
    A robin is my favorite bird.

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  12. I'm a follower.

    Fave bird: hummingbirds

    Looks like a great book thanks for the giveaway

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  13. What a wonderful book! Thanks for hosting and please enter me in your giveaway!

    *I am a follower!
    *you can reach me at quzy (at) mac (dot) com
    +1 My favorite bird is the hummingbird!

    Suzanne

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  14. I am a new follower and would love to be entered. The bird book looks very good.

    My favorite book is the goldfinch.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  15. I would love to have this book! I love bird books..

    *I am a new follower

    *My favorite bird is the hummingbird.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I'm a new follower and my favorite bird's the cardinal.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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