Welcome to the first giveaway hop of 2015, thanks to Stuck in Books – it runs until 15 January 2015 (EST). If you’re bereft because there’s no flash fiction today, pop over to the Princelings website and catch up on six stories that ran through the Yuletide season there.
The idea of being snowed in, with nothing more to do than read, sounds like heaven to me. It didn’t happen last year, but in two previous years we’ve had sufficient snow in my part of the world for me to venture out only on reasonably sunny days for a walk, or on one memorable occasion to pick up the necessaries from the farm shop and walk back five miles along the local Walkers’ Way. (I got a lift to the farm shop). Many of the snowscapes I’ve used this winter are from that day.
If I was snowed in, I have sufficient books on kindle and my bookshelves to keep me busy for months, even without re-reading any! I’d build up the log fire and away we go (and of course if the power’s off, I hope my Kindle is fully charged!).
For my prize I’m offering one winner a choice – and they happen to be the next things on my GoodReads TBR list.
If you’d like a book for older children (middle grade) either Skellig by David Almond, or Shirley Link and the Treasure Chest by Ben Zackheim. That’s the third Shirley Link book, so I’d be happy to give the first three ebooks to the winner anywhere , or the paperback of Skellig to a winner in Europe.
If you’d prefer something for older people, then the next ebook offering is Lindsay Buroker’s fantasy series The Emperor’s Edge Collection , or Sue Ann Bowling’s Homecoming, the start of a scifi epic. Emperor’s Edge 1-3 is offered as an ebook anywhere, and Homecoming as a paperback anywhere.
If I was snowed in long enough to get to the next on my list, it would be one for my Local Heroes Reading Challenge, since it’s set at least partly in Norfolk. Check out the challenge here, and join up to read books from your local area!