Saturday, July 14, 2012

Reading Road-Trip: Indiana!

Here's a way to travel the United States book style. This giveaway is the brain child of I Like These Books and IceyBooks. Be sure to check out their blogs as well for more awesomeness!

Welcome to . . .

I'm sure you have heard it before, at least if you live in Indiana, "There's more than corn in Indiana." While corn is in fact the predominant crop in Indiana we have other things to brag about.

  • Indiana became the 19th state in 1816. We are home to more than 6,500,000 Hoosiers.
  • People such as legendary actor James Dean and Garfield creator Jim Davis were born in Indiana. As well as famous popcorn entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher. 
  • In 1880 Wabash, Indiana was the first city in the nation to have electric street lights.
  • Warsaw, Indiana (my hometown) is known as the "Orthopedic Capital of the World."
  • Indiana has nearly 450 public libraries!
  • In 2009 the Association of College and Research Libraries named the Indiana University of Bloomington's library system the top research system in the country. The University supports 19 library facilities!

Here's what you could win . . .

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter was born in Wabash County, Indiana in 1863. Her passion for nature, music and art is evident in all of her books. If you ever visit Indiana, I would highly recommend visiting one or both of her homes here.

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Mike Mullin lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and his debut novel was named 2012's Best Fiction for Young Adults.

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1869. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. The Magnificent Ambersons won the Pulitzer in 1919 and has been made into film twice. Most recently with the gorgeous Jonathan Rhys Meyers! The novel follows an aristocratic family's ups and downs during early 20th century life in Indianapolis.

Last, but not least  . . .

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and The Fault in Our Stars is his fourth solo novel. I'm sure he doesn't need any more introduction than that . . .

Enter to win below!


*Must live within the continental United States.

*Must love books!

*Must be 13 or older.

*Ends July 31

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  1. I live in the US :) and I wanna win THe Fault In Our Stars:)

  2. I live in the US and I would pick The Fault in Our Stars :)

  3. I'm from Illinois and I'd pick Ashfall. :D

  4. I live in Iowa, but was born & raised in Illinois. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Oops! I forgot to add that I'd pick Ashfall. xD

  6. I'm from New York City and I'd pick "Ashfall." Thank you! :)

  7. I"m in California and I'd pick Fault In Our Stars! Thanks!

  8. I live in Florida! I would love to win Ashfall!

    Thanks for the fun Indiana facts, and for the giveaway!

  9. I'm from West Virginia and I would pick Ashfall. Thanks :)

  10. I live in Illinois, so I've driven through Indiana a lot, and I'd like to win The Fault In Our Stars :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Thank you everyone for the great response! How come no one is picking the 2 classics? :)

  12. I would love to win Ashfall. Thank you very much for this giveaway.

  13. I live in California and would like Ashfall.

  14. Georgia(very small town worth not mentioning) :D

  15. I REALLY would like The Fault in Our Stars

  16. I'm in Washington (the state, not the district). :)

  17. I'd love The Fault in Our Stars or Ashfall (or, heck, any of them!). :)

  18. I would love to win Ashfall, please :) Thank you!

  19. I live in Georgia, and i'd pick the Fault in our stars!

  20. I'd choose The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks!

  21. Kentucky, and i'd like to win ashfall or the fault in our stars

  22. Connecticut, and I would like to win the Fault in our stars

  23. I'm from WI & I would love to win Ashfall. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I live in New Jersey, and would love to win The Fault in Our Stars :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!


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