Monday, July 28, 2014

Bella's Point Blog Challenge, The International Potluck Blogfest, and a Snip, Snip Revenge Giveaway

Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how. She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband. 

Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.  

It’s complicated.

Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.

Elizabeth is a wife, a mom, and a writer. She has four wonderful boys, one dusty house, and three published books to her credit. Feel free to check them out and buy them HERE! Erm, the books, not the kids or the house...though all things in life are negotiable ;)

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Elizabeth Seckman is celebrating the release of BELLA'S POINT with a challenge. Here are the rules:

-Write something readers want to read. No word limit, no guidelines. Your only prompt is: The year was 1865.... (feel free to ignore the prompt, creative genius never bound by rules or prompts)
-Display the Bella's Point Hop Badge (which is lovely and made by the amazing Carrie Butler of Forward Authority).
-Add the tour blurb and links to your post.
-Post between July 15th and July 31st. 
-Sign up on the linky list (you can find it here).

My post:

The year was 1865 when Lewis Carroll’s ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, aka ALICE IN WONDERLAND, was first published. This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I read it repeatedly, to the point that I lost count, and was delighted to also read it for a Victorian Lit class in college where it took on an even greater meaning to me. Some people claim that the book has no plot. The book is so bizarrely delightful, as well as on the short-length side, that it doesn’t matter to me that it fails to fulfill a standard story arc. The story is rich with action and characters that have inspired artists, filmmakers, writers, and so many other people in all walks of life. The illustrations are also charming and memorable. 

There are numerous editions of this story, but here are some covers and descriptions of the ones I’m most familiar with. 
I know this is in Spanish, but my childhood paperback with the cracked spine and worn cover had a yellow or golden front similar to this one.

I didn't keep my college edition and am not sure this is the exact one, but it was a thicker book with literary analyses, biographical information, and other extras.

This is the e-copy I currently have on my iPad from a classic books app. Whether it's paper or electronic, I'll always have a copy of this book in my collection.

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In case you missed it last week, Lexa CainBeth Fred, and I are hosting the International Potluck Blogfest. Here are the rules:

-Post the lovely graphic in the corner.
-Post a cover to a book you love with a food and/or recipe from the book, a food from the MC's region, or a food you just like! If you have a book, by all means talk about it. 
-Link back to LexaBeth, and Medeia. All three of them.
-Each book on the graphic and a $10 Amazon gift card will be up for grabs, and there will be lots of ways to enter!

I look forward to your foody posts. Sign up below. 


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Next, there's a giveaway of SNIP, SNIP REVENGE that's super easy to enter. Check out the spotlight and giveaway here