Jun 28, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop (International Giveaway!)



Sunday, July 1st, is Canada Day! It's my country's 145th birthday!

Since I live in Japan it's a little hard to celebrate sometimes. No firework displays or big neighbourhood parties around here! It's a DIY holiday. But I think it's important for my kids to celebrate it, so we have a little BBQ every year. Nothing like saying happy birthday to my country by chowing down on a bunch of meat (the best is Alberta Beef, of course!), eh.

I want to celebrate it here on the blog too. As my regular readers know, I have a thing for Canlit, especially Cankidlit. Yes, that means picture books. I love to share. So I want to share the best Canadian books I have read so far in 2012 with you.

Through the Canada Day Blog Hop I am hosting an international giveaway. Please choose one of the following books that you would like to read, enter the Rafflecopter below, and one winner will get their choice delivered straight to their home!

My favourite three reads by Canucks so far in 2012 are:

Virginia Wolf, by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault



Stray Love, by Kyo Maclear



Larf, by Ashley Spires

Two picture books and a novel, the best of modern Canlit. -which of these would you choose? Enter below! Please do not post your email address or other personal information in the comments, Rafflecopter takes care of all of that!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hop on over to every one of the Canada Day Blog Hop participants! Each of these blogs is hosting a giveaway to celebrate our country's birthday. The next person after me on the Blog Hop is Anna at Dolce Pazzia!


45 comments:

  1. I'm not sure yet, either Virginia Wolf or Larf! :)

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  2. Virginia Wolf sounds intriguing. I'm embarrassed to admit that of the 48 books you've listed, I've only heard of The Paperbag Princess (Munsch was a guest prof of mine 30-odd years ago!) I have some catching up to do...

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  3. I'd like to read the Virginia Wolf one. Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to all. Much appreciated.

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  4. Thanks for participating in this year's hop! :)

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  5. These look like great books. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) All fixed with my post now if you'd like to check out my giveaway.

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  6. Oh man, I have no idea if I entered correctly! I wanna win-- both the kids book look cool, but I think I'd have to say Virgina Wolf, since you recommended that to me before. Happy Canada Day!! Oooh, and thanks for internationalizing this!!

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  7. Always wanted to read Virginia Woolf so that one please! Arigatou gozaimasu!

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  8. Stray Love looks wonderful!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  9. I would choose Stray Love by Kyo Maclear.

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  10. Stray Love by Kyo Maclear. Thanks for the international giveaway!

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  11. I would like to win Stray love.
    Thank you for the international giveaway and happy Canada Day even in Japan :)

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  12. I'd love to read Stray Love. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Can I have Stray Love by Kyo Maclear please?

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  14. I would choose Virginia Wolf. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I'd choose Virginia Wolf. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I would choose Stray Love - thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  17. I would pick Virginia Wolf. Thanks for the giveaway !

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  18. I would love to read Larf after reading your review!

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  19. Love Larf. I read it at work and thought it was fantastic.

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  20. Stray Love sounds interesting!

    Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  21. I would pick Stray Love. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I would choose Larf, by Ashley Spires!

    Thank you for this giveaway :)

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  23. Happy Canada Day! What a great way to celebrate!

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  24. I would choose Stray Love! Thank you for the giveaway and happy early Canada Day!

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  25. I would choose Virginia Wolf. Happy Canada Day, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. It's a hard choice, but probably Stray Love.

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  27. Larf, by Ashley Spires

    frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I'd love stray love!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  29. I think my kids would love Larf, thanks!

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  30. Virginia Wolf, by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault!

    Damn, that cover is ADORABBBLLLLE~

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  31. I loved your review of Stray Love by Kyo Maclear. My kids are entering the YA stage of reading and I teach high school--it would be a lovely addition to my library!

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  32. I would love to win Virginia Wolf, but Larf also looks great

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  33. Thank you so much for participating in this years blog hop! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

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  34. I am so taken with Larf--I read your review, and I think my son would really love this book--it'd *totally* speak to him.

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  35. I've got two small kids so I'd like LARF. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I'd choose Stray Love, thanks for the giveaway !

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  37. I'd love to read Stray Love, by Kyo Maclear!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  38. Larf looks awesome!
    Thank you for the entry!
    Happy Canada Day!

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  39. Virginia Wolf looks great! Happy Canada Day!

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  40. I would choose Larf for my kids!

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