Celebrating My Love

Happy Birthday Love Heart

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Tomorrow is my dear husband’s birthday, and, in honor of The Hubs, and the fact that I love him and all that ๐Ÿ˜‰ , I’m giving away a copy of Ally Condie’s Matched and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium.

The Books

First, a little bit about these books…

Matched, from Goodreads:

“Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.”

Delirium, from Goodreads:

“Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didnโ€™t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when sheโ€™ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.”

Now, I know that both of these books are set in dystopian worlds with authoritative governments that divine a citizen’s life partner.ย  But, let’s focus on the fact that each main character CHOOSES whom she loves, and draw the parallel from there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Rules*

So, the giveaway will be pretty straightforward.

It’s open from now till Saturday, April 9, 2011, 11:59PM EST, and I will ship to addresses within the continental US to wherever the Book Depository ships (please see if your country is listed here).

There will be two winners.ย  The first winner gets first choice of either book; the second winner will get the other one.

Whoever wants to participate, leave me a comment (one entry/comment per person, please).ย  (For bonus entries, stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post.)

I will pick the two winners via random.org (unless some bonus entries sway my secret panel of judges otherwise).ย  Obviously, it’s important that I know your email, or other reliable way to contact you.ย  If I can’t get a hold of you within 24 hours, I will choose someone else.

That’s it!

If you don’t want to participate in the giveaway, but just want to say hi and wish my husband a happy birthday, feel free to do so as well! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for celebrating with me, and good luck!

*Any questions about rule details, please contact me to let me know!


20 thoughts on “Celebrating My Love

  1. Hira Hasnain says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this amazing giveaway! Happy Birthday to your husband, and may your love for each other grow as each year passes, and may you two be blessed forever! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  2. Shivanee @ Novel Niche says:

    How exciting that you’ve opened this lovely giveaway up to wherever The Book Depository ships ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for thinking of us international bloggy colleagues and friends!

    You know several reliable ways to get in touch ๐Ÿ™‚ so I needn’t repeat any of those, but I will say, once more — I hope your husband had a marvellous birthday, and it’s beautiful of you to celebrate your love in this way.

    • Liza Kane says:

      And I’m so excited to have discovered that the Book Depository ships to several countries for free! I will definitely support them more so they can continue to offer such a great service, and so I can continue to open any future giveaways to my international friends!

      Thank you for celebrating with me! good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. stickynotestories says:

    Awww, Happy Birthday to your hubby!

    And awesome contest! I’ve been looking forward to reading Matched as soon as I get through all the books on top of it in my pile ๐Ÿ˜›

    rebeccaenzor at gmail ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alannah Murphy says:

    I’m just stopping by because I haven’t been in here in a while and saw this about your hubby, and thought it was very sweet of you. Like what you’ve done with your blog. Looks really good. Happy Birthday to your hubby. Hope you both have a good day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Liza Kane says:

      Hi Alannah! I haven’t been too active blogging lately, let alone visiting my blog friends, but I hope to turn that around this month!
      Thanks for stopping by and for the birthday wishes! (we’ve already had birthday eve dinner, and can’t wait for our traditional midnight piece of birthday cake!)

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