Thursday, June 27, 2013

Canada Day Blog Hop! #Giveaway #CanadaDay


Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Happy Independence Day to any Americans out there, and I hope that anyone who isn't Canadian or American is also having a fantastic week...and that you're having a happy day, too! :D

I have to say, I'm proud to be Canadian! I love where I'm from, and I feel incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful country. I love that I can drive a couple of hours and see the mountains, that I have lakes so close to me, and that if I wanted to, I could drive a little longer and reach the ocean...and along any of those trips, I know I'll get to see some extremely beautiful views!

For instance, here are a few pictures that I took on the drive from Edmonton to my parents' house in my small town just a short while ago:

These 2 are a few from the passenger seat that I shot of the bright green grass and the fluffy clouds...I'm a sucker for fluffy clouds, and since we're so high above sea level near Edmonton, we have some lovely fluffy clouds pretty often! And sometimes...I still try to find shapes in them. haha :D


Just coming into town ;)
I also must admit, I always take a little pride in the wonderful talent that we have in Canada! We have amazing artists, actors, authors, and more that come from our country...and I'm always at least a little proud that I come from the same place. :D

Now that I've rambled a bit about Canada and showed you some pictures, I'll get on to the reason you're here: the giveaway! ;D

So, I'm gonna have two winners for this giveaway, and each one will get to pick a book worth up to $15 (CAN) from the Book Depository, but there is one catch...the book must be written by a Canadian author! :)

Here's a quick list of a few Canadian authors that I really enjoy:
- Kelly Armstrong
- Lesley Livingston
- Margaret Atwood
- Michael Ondaatje

And here are a few lists that can help you find more Canadian authors:
- Well Known People Who Happen to be Canadian - Authors
- Wikipedia List of Canadian Writers
- Popular Canadian Authors' Books (Goodreads List)


GIVEAWAY DETAILS
- INTERNATIONAL
- 2 Winners
- Each winner will get a book of their choice worth up to $15 (CAD) as long as it's written by a Canadian Author (You can find out if an author is Canadian easily enough ---I've listed a few above, and provided some links to pages that will help you find even more. ;D)
- Winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter and will be contacted via email 
- Each winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is drawn
- Ends July 12th at 11:59 PM (MST)

Also, the Canada Day Blog Hop is co-hosted by Aislynn (Stick - Read - Cook), Chrystal (Snowdrop Dreams of Books), and Carmel (Rabid Reads).

TO ENTER FILL OUT THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW:


YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE REST OF THE BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THE CANADA DAY BLOG HOP HERE:


GOOD LUCK!

Now for some questions to help you think of something you'd like to comment on...
If you're Canadian, what do you love about being Canadian?
If you're not Canadian, what's one weird stereotype that you've heard about Canada or Canadians that you've always wanted to know the truth about?
Do you have a favourite Canadian author? Artist? Actor?
What are your Canada Day long-weekend plans? ;)

54 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    Thanks for also participating in this givaway :)
    Unfortunately I'm not Canadian. But I do have family in Canada. So my favorite Canadians are my Grandma and my Grandpa. Okay and my uncles and aunts and cousins and and and... lol. I love them all. I can't say much about stereotypes because I grew up knowing Canadians. People over here (in Europe) always think that Canadians are more European and friendly than U.S. Americans are I think.
    And my favorite Canadian author... hmm I think that's Lynsay Sands. But I have to admit that I haven't read that many books by Canadian authors. What a pity.
    If you want to, you can hop over to my blog and enter my Canada Day givaway: http://allthatmagic.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hello! :D
      No problem! And thank you for participating, too!
      Those are definitely some good Canadians to have as your favourites. ;)
      I haven't read anything by Lynsay Sands...I'll have to check her out though!
      Will do, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Happy Canadian day!
    thank you so much for sharing with us oen of my favourite canadian author is kelley armstrong and i would be happy to get one of her book i'm missing. ( npw i think other among my favourite authors are canadian but i'm not sure if they are canadian or live in canada so i will have to check it a little more)

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    1. Thank you! :D
      You're welcome! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourites, too!

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  3. Happy Canada day! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway! I've found quite a lot of Canadian Authors in this blog hop :)

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  5. Happy Canada Day!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Thanks so much for participating! :) Happy (almost) Canada Day! :)

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy SOONTOBE Canada Day!

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    1. You're welcome!

      Thank you, and happy almost Canada Day to you, too!

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  8. I entered your Canada Day Blog Hop
    It would be great to win a book from my favorite Canadian Author.
    I hope you have a great Canada Day.
    Thanks for having this giveaway!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for entering! :D
      It would be!
      Thank you, and I hope you have a great one, too!
      You're very welcome!

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  9. An Early “Happy Canada Day”..
    Warmest Blessings & Appreciation for your Generosity :-) ❥

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  10. Happy Canada Day! And thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, and you're very welcome! good luck!

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  11. Happy Canada Day! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  12. I've always been fascinated by Canada--thanks for participating in the hop!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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    1. Nice to know! ;D You're welcome, and thank you for entering!

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  13. Happy Canada Day and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  14. Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks! What do I love about Canada? All the people and beautiful places to visit!!

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    1. Happy Canada Day to you, too, Anita! :D I love those things, too! ;D

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  15. Happy Canada Day! And thanks for an awesome giveaway

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  16. I love Canada, the greatest country to live in the world!!!! Happy Canada Day, eh! :)

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    1. I love it, too, and it's definitely the greatest country to live in! Happy Canada Day to you, too! :D

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  17. Happy Canada Day :D Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

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    1. Happy Canada Day to you, too! :D You're welcome! :D

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  18. Happy Canada Day!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Canada Day to you, too! You're welcome! Good luck to you!

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  19. Than you for the giveaway! Happy Canada Day!!!

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    1. You're very welcome! Happy Canada Day to you, too! :D

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  20. Happy Canada Day! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks, Chantelle! You're welcome! Good luck!

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  21. Happy Canada Day! A Canadian author was actually the one that started my romance addiction (Lynsay Sands). Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, June! That's fantastic! Hopefully you've found some more awesome Canadian authors! :D

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  22. Happy Canada Day :)
    My favorite Canadian author is Lynsay Sands. I always wait anxiously for her new release. Hope you had an amazing day.

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    1. Thanks, Jewel!
      I hope you don't have to wait too long for her next release! :D

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  23. Happy (late) Canada Day! I'm a proud Canadian too! I remember when I first started blogging there didn't seem to be that many of us and now there are a ton of Canadian bloggers and I get excited every time I come across one. My favourite Canadian authors are LM Montgomery, Kelley Armstrong, Lesley Livingston, and Alyxandra Harvey. Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

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    1. BTW I love fluffy clouds too. I'm always taking pictures of clouds. ;-)

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    2. Happy late Canada Day to you, too! :D There are definitely more of us all the time now! You're welcome! Good luck! Fluffy clouds are the best--I'm glad you enjoy them, too! :D

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  24. happy Canada Day...this is really nice one.
    i love hockey nights in Canada.

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