Thursday, July 7, 2011

Good Omens and My First Giveaway!

First, I would like to celebrate for a moment that today the number of times this blog has been viewed shot way over 1,000 and is sitting somewhere around 1,300 right now. I don’t know if another blogger would be really exited but I am! Thank you all for reading. In celebration and appreciation, read below for my first giveaway!

I love to read and I’m a fan of Neil Gaiman, among other authors. A very good friend, who writes Wolf's Quill, introduced me to Gaiman and I’ve always been grateful.

My favorite book by Neil Gaiman is co-authored by Terry Pratchett. It’s entitled Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

If you have ever thought about reading a book by either author you should start with this one. It’s a romping good time…well as much fun as you can have sitting quietly reading a book. I happen to find that particular activity to be incredibly enjoyable. My husband, David, is trying to find some of the joy I do in reading and Good Omens is his first attempt. He’s about a third of the way though the book. Not bad for someone who doesn’t really enjoy reading that much!

If you read Good Omens you must take the time to read and enjoy all of the footnotes. I hated footnotes until this book and now I love them…so long as they are funny and entertaining. I wonder if Gaiman and Pratchett had written some of the footnotes in my college textbooks if studying would have been more enjoyable. I’m pretty sure it would have been.

I don’t want to give much away but I will say that this is a very humorous book about Armageddon and the gray area between good and evil.

So what am I giving away?
It’s a free copy of Good Omens! (Value $14.99)

Read below for how to enter.

How to enter and giveaway rules.

Below are the giveaway entry options:
Please make sure that I can contact you via email to inform you of your win. Please read my Official Giveaway Rules  and all of the directions in this blog post before entering.

Entry/Comments must be made on this blog post.

Each comment = 1 entry.

Entries must be made between July 7, 2011 and the Entry Deadline Date of 8 PM Central Time on July 16, 2011.

The mandatory must be done for all other entries to be valid. Additional comments for additional entries must include which one you did and verification where applicable.

1. Mandatory entry: Your first entry must be a comment on this blog post about one of the three following options:

· Your favorite fiction author and your favorite book by that author.

· Your favorite book by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett.

· Why you would like to win Good Omens.

For Extra Entries

2. Follow @geminiwriter81 on Twitter for one extra entry.

3. Tweet a link to this giveaway and make sure that you have
@geminiwriter81 in the tweet for one extra entry.

4. Become a fan of KristineDuffey on Facebook for one extra entry.

5. Tell Google you like this blog. Click the Google +1 Widget on our sidebar and complete for one extra entry.

6. Comment on one of my other blog posts. Your entry comment on this post should indicate what post you commented on for one extra entry.

7. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog– Leave comment with a link to the blog post on your blog.

Good Luck!

Kristine Duffey