WIN an Amazon Gift Card

Last week, I promised that I would do a little give away, so here it is! 🙂

To win the $20.00 Amazon gift card, all you have to do is answer the question: What is your favourite book genre and why?

The contest closes April 8, 2012.

I look forward to reading all of your answers!

Cheers & good luck. 😀

19 thoughts on “WIN an Amazon Gift Card

  1. Count me in! I like sooo many genres, but I’d have to say Historical Fiction catches my eye the most. I love going back in time and learning more about those eras. Thanks Sara!

    1. So true! With historical fiction, you can take a break from the often noisy modern world and escape into a different era. Like with Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion. 🙂

  2. My favorite genre is sci-fi, even thought I read much more than that. What always captured my interest and imagination in sci-fi, going back as long as I can remember, is that in sci-fi, more so than anywhere else, was where absolute impossibilities become possible solely because of what mankind (and this included women of course) is able to achieve in the future through perserverence, ingenuity and courage.

  3. Family Saga….and I actually had to look up the technical term for that, I didn’t even know there was one! I love reading books that oftentimes go back and forth between the past and present, connecting storylines. I also love exploring relationships and family dynamics, which is actually the main theme of one of my works! 🙂

    My favorite examples are The Silence of Trees, Fried Green Tomatoes, Water For Elephants(though it’s more about one man than a family), and Everything is Illuminated.

    (Also, what a great blogging idea! And I’m liking the new layout. 🙂 )

    1. I’ve read one family saga called Eve’s Daughters and it is definitely a genre I don’t usually read that I would like to be more exposed to, since they are usually very character driven and you can get some interesting historical settings. Thanks for listing some of your favourites. I will have to check them out.

      I am glad that you like the new blog layout. 🙂

  4. Oh what an awesome giveaway! I’d like to be entered, too=) My favourite books are historical themed books, and the ones which take place in the past. I also love gothic styled ones! I enjoy reading romances thrillers too 🙂
    Thank you for the chance, I really enjoy reading your posts:]

  5. I love sci-fi, but historical is my favorite. Both genres are transporting, but history can be stranger than fiction and more compelling to me if it has elements of truth woven into it. I also love learning about different periods in time. Great question and fun post.

    1. True about history being stranger than fiction, and it’s always cool to read about a time different from our own and get a taste of what it would be like to live back then.

  6. How can I resist a great giveaway? Well, my favorite genre would have to be fantasy. I love getting away from reality and diving into something extraordinary, whether it be demons, fey, mythology, or really anything. The sky is the limit with fantasy. I read a lot of other genres too though. I have found myself gravitating towards dystopian lately.

    It’s interesting to see how many people put historical as their favorites. Wouldn’t have guessed that. But anywho, wonderful giveaway. Thanks a lot for doing it!

  7. Historical fiction – Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey, C.S. Forester’s Hornblower, Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe novels (and just about everything else he’s written), all bring our history to life for me.

    I’m an author with three novels in print, my fourth at my publisher’s and a fifth in the works. I read for pleasure and relaxation.

    And I do not write historical fiction. I wouldn’t dare, because I hate that sort of research.

    So, yes, pretty please with sugar on, enter me in your drawing. There are so many books I’d love to read.

    I wish you all the very best, and my warmest regards to you and yours.

    1. I love Jack Aubrey’s character, too. Master and Commander became one of my favourite movies. I regret that they didn’t make a movie from one of the other books.

      I know what you mean about writing historical fiction. I can only imagine how much research it would take to make everything truly authentic. Reading about history in story form is so much easier. 🙂

      1. I began writing at a time in my life when I couldn’t find anything new I wanted to read. Once my first MS was in the bag, there magically appeared dozens of novels I just had to read right then and there. Don’t know where they came from, but all of a sudden there were lots of new titles in every bookstore I visited. Of course, I was way too busy editing and rewriting at that point…Life can be so unfair… ;- )

  8. I much prefer to read historical fiction – Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe, Pat O’Brians jack Aubrey, Forrester’s Hornblower and many others. I would never have the guts to do the research to write in that genre, but i do so love to poke around in history, and these and many other authors give me that opportunity.

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