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Water for Elephants Giveaway Winner

Drum Roll Please……..

…and the winner is…

DIANA at Off Beat Vagabond

I really like this website…it’s so hard to pick just one winner but with this site it’s so nice to help a girl out in a major dilemma!  Plus, my pocket-book likes when someone/something else chooses or else I would have just bought 4 books and sent it to my four sign-ups!

I still recommend everyone *Cough* Blodeuedd *Cough* read this book before watching the movie. But I understand the timing issues. 😉

Thank you everyone who entered!  I’m sure I’ll have another giveaway just around the corner. 😀

Giveaway: Water For Elephants

Since this week turned into Water for Elephants week here at my blog between my review for the book, my review for the movie, and my comparison review book vs. movie I decided to have a giveaway.  I’ve been telling everyone and their Mother to read this book so I’m hoping this will encourage one lucky winner to read the book and start spreading the word as I have been doing.

From Publishers Weekly:
With its spotlight on elephants, Gruen’s romantic page-turner hinges on the human-animal bonds that drove her debut and its sequel (Riding Lessons and Flying Changes)—but without the mass appeal that horses hold. The novel, told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression. When 23-year-old Jankowski learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash, leaving him penniless, he drops out of Cornell veterinary school and parlays his expertise with animals into a job with the circus, where he cares for a menagerie of exotic creatures[…] He also falls in love with Marlena, one of the show’s star performers—a romance complicated by Marlena’s husband, the unbalanced, sadistic circus boss who beats both his wife and the animals Jankowski cares for. Despite her often clichéd prose and the predictability of the story’s ending, Gruen skillfully humanizes the midgets, drunks, rubes and freaks who populate her book. (May 26)
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Giveaway Details:

  • This giveaway is open to EVERYONE anywhere in the world.
  • To enter please provide your e-mail with your comment
  • Followers will get two entries (My definition of a follower are individuals who have been active on my blog in the past, not people who sign up right now to “follow me” just to receive two entries. OR a follower is someone who is following me currently on Twitter.)
  • The giveaway will be open from now, May 20th, through Wednesday, May 25th. Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on the 25th.
  • The Winner will be chosen randomly by and announced Thursday, May 26th.
  • Depending on when individuals get back to me the book will be in the mail Friday, May 27th.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Winners will be announced May 26, 2011 in the Morning! 😀

Comparison: Water for Elephants Book Vs. Movie

So after reading Water for Elephants and watching the movie I wanted to give you a little comparison review to explain a few things I liked or didn’t like about the book or movie.


Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Historical, Romance
$14.95 with 20% off
331 Pages
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Released: April 2007

6/5 Stars

“And you want to know what Uncle Al did when the hippo died? He swapped out her water for formaldehyde and kept on showing her.  For two weeks we traveled with a pickled hippo.”


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