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Friday, July 30, 2010

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!! Celebrating Penguin Book's 75th Anniversary with a Special Book Giveaway!

Today is the 75th Anniversary of Penguin Books! Yep, that cute little formally dressed bird has graced the cover of some of the most beloved books for the past seven and a half decades!

Penguin’s founder Allen Lane started the paperback revolution with that little flippant but dignified Penguin (his secretary came up with the name and he sent another colleague off to the zoo to make sketches). One year later, 3 million Penguin paperbacks had been sold. Today, the Penguin imprint alone has over 4000 books in print.

A bright-orange Penguin Mobile (an adorable mini-cooper with the Penguin logo) is driving to bookstores all over the US to bring some of our bestselling authors to parties in their hometowns, increase awareness of The Nature Conservancy, and promote literacy. At each event, a set of 75 Penguin Books is donated to a local library or literacy group. Each author is signing the Penguin-mobile as it makes its way across the United States, and the summer’s events will culminate with a party at the New York Public Library in September where Penguin will auction the car with the proceeds going to the New York Public Library. Penguin is also donating sets of books to numerous U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Check out their special anniversary website at http://www.penguinbooks75.com/ for more information on all things Penguin, plus to find out where the cute little Penguin-mobile might be!

To help Penguin Books celebrate their birthday, I am holding a special BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!

One lucky reader of my humble blog will win a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert's book, EAT, PRAY, LOVE, which has been made into a movie starring Julie Roberts, and will be at the theaters in a couple of weeks!

So, what do you need to do to win this fabulous book for yourself? Simply leave me a comment here!

That's it! Just leave me a comment, with your name and your email address, on this post and on Sunday evening (August 8th) I'll draw the name of the winner!

Become a follower of my blog to earn a extra chance!


Thank you to Penguin Books for supplying the copy of "Eat,Pray,Love" for this Giveaway!


dollycas aka Lori said...

Isn't this a great giveaway, be sure to sign up for mine too!!

dollycas79 at gmail dot com

Myra C said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

Myra C

Betty C said...

I love giveaways - but BOOK giveaways are the best!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday Penguin Books!!! :D
I would LOVE to read the book before I see the move (The books are usually better than the movies). I've heard its fantastic!!
Awesome Giveaway!!!


Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting!
I would love to read it. bevsharp@desch.org

holdenj said...

Love that little penguin! What a perfect giveaway choice! Please count me in, I'd love to finally read it before I see it on the big screen! Thanks!

Libby's Library said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, this is a fantastic giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Penguin. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. The waiting list for this book is so long that I thought I would wait a year before checking again!!! Now with the movie coming out, it will be longer than ever.


Lindsay said...
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Kelly said...

Been wanting to read this ever since I saw the trailer!

Name: Kelly
Email: lexie_piper@hotmail.com

I'm also a follower :)

Kulot said...

OOOH, great giveaway! :D


Kristin said...

I have wanted to read this book ever since I heard it was being made into a movie with Julia Roberts - love her!

Name: Kristin
Email: k2reader@gmail.com

I'm also a Google Friends Follower.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!!

apple blossom said...

I'd love a chance to win this book thnaks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

I'm a new follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Steve Capell said...

This book sounds like an interesting read.. Thanks for the opportunity


Carol W. said...

I've really wanted to read this book.

Kowanda said...

I want to win this book because I was talking to a friend about doing a temple stay at a buddhist temple and she told me about this book. I'm really interested in reading this book and than seeing the movie.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

invinciblechica said...

me me. pick me!! b/c i live in a rat race!

nymfaux said...

Yea!!!! This is awesome!!! --I've been curious about this book, and I this is actually a book club pic for next month--I hadn't decided if I was going to join, but if I win, hey, why not?? ;)