Nov 18, 2008

book giveaway!

Win a free book and two handmade bookmarks!
This week's giveaway includes a copy of Kuki Gallmann's memoir I Dreamed of Africa and two bookmarks I made from my magazine scrap file, featuring lions and baobab trees in the sunset. This is a used book. It does have some wear from being read several times, and the front cover was creased when I acquired it. It's still in quite good shape, the pages inside are all clean. It's wonderfully illustrated by many plates of photographs, both color and black-and-white. While I've read this book and enjoyed it, I haven't written about it yet, so here's an excerpt from the editorial review that serves as its description on Amazon:

This work by a native Italian woman who gave up a comfortable life in her homeland to pursue a dream to live in Kenya should appeal to readers who were enthralled with Isak Dinesen, Elspeth Huxley, and Beryl Markham... Gallman describes her move to Africa at the age of 25 with her husband Paolo and son Emanuele. Both Paolo and Emanuele meet violent deaths, but Gallmann is determined to stay with her newborn daughter in Kenya. She starts a ranch and a foundation to preserve African wildlife from poachers...

You can enter to win by leaving a comment here, until tuesday 11/25, when the winner will be chosen and announced. For an extra entry, blog about this giveaway and link back to this post (please let me know if you do so). If there's just three or four entrants, I'll pick a name out of a hat. If there's more, my daughter will throw them in the air like last time. Open to residents of US and Canada.

16 comments:

steph said...

count me in :)

Ashley said...

The books sounds pretty interesting. I'm in! Thanks for the offer!

Sam said...

I would love the opportunity to win this! xD Thank you!

Bridget said...

I've posted your contest at Win A Book. No need to enter me in the contest.

Callista said...

This sounds really good and I have no problem with a gently used book. Please enter me.
callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

Gwendolyn B. said...

I love stories of Africa - especially during the cold New England winters. I've heard of this book, but haven't read it yet (or seen the movie!). Thanks for the chance.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Lori said...

Sounds like a wonderful read, please enter me. lannoe@yahoo.com

Trish said...

I'd love to join, Jeane! Also, got the bookmark and it is beautiful!

AmandaSue said...

I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to live in africa! Sounds like a good book though, so please enter me! Thanks.

Becca said...

It sounds very interesting and I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance.
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered! What a thoughtful giveaway!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

carolsnotebook said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks.

darbyscloset said...

Ohhh, I love that she started a habitate for endangered animals!!!!
A gal after my own heart!!!
Thank you for this opportunity,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Teddy Rose said...

This book has been on my TBR for a very long time! I want it so bad! The bookmarks look cool too.

I blogged about your giveaway nere:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-weeks-giveaways-galore.html

Teddy Rose said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my email:

teddyr66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolyn said...

I would love to read this, thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com