In My Mailbox {1}

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Won from Fantasy/Sci-Fi Lovin' Giveaways!
Thanks, Theresa!

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Won from Mrs. Magoo Reads
Thanks, Mrs Magoo and Dallas Woodburn!

* Both Aik and Koey will be having a short break due to our mid-year exam. We'll be back soon! Promise!


Happy Birthday, Cousin!

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Tomorrow is cousin Koey's birthday! Happy birthday, cousin! Here's your cake:

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XOXO,
Aik.

{Book Review} Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee

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Product Details
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (September 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600061249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600061240
Synopsis:

Myth and legend shroud her in mystery. Now hear her story.

From paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam. Visit the dawn of mankind through the eyes of Eve—the woman first known as

Havah.

Review:
Havah: The Story of Eve is a wonderful re-telling of the dawn of mankind from Eve's viewpoint. Tosca nicely imagines the life of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and writes the story with an excellent literary prose which is bound to captivate readers. As a result of their decision to eat the "Forbidden fruit", Adam and Eve lost their innocence, became separated from God and were exiled from the garden where they were forced to adopt agriculture under less than desirable circumstances for a living.

Their yearning to hear God's voice again after the exile was saddening. They wanted to return to their birthplace and tried to find it their whole life, but all of their efforts were to no avail. They experience the many emotions of life - happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow, hope, heartbreak and despair. They lost their second son, under some extraordinary circumstances. This tragedy caused Eve to grieve for a long time. She remembered him even after many years. Eve's attempts to bring the dying Adam on a unsuccessful journey to return to Eden before he took his final breath was really touching. Even though there were some albatross between Adam and Eve, in her heart, Eve still loved Adam.

Tosca had imagined all these convincingly. The life of Adam and Eve before and after the exile was well-written. This book is truly a masterpiece! I really loved this beautiful tale and highly recommend it to everyone, especially Christian readers. I'm sure you'll find it as interesting as I do.

Rating: 5

Special thanks to Tosca Lee for providing me a copy of Havah: The Story of Eve for this review! Thank you, Tosca!

Author's bio:

Tosca Lee is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and writer who travels the world in her role as a leadership consultant and performance coach. A former Mrs. Nebraska, she is a regular spokesperson for local charities and has been lauded nationally for her efforts against breast cancer. In her spare time, Tosca enjoys studying history and theology, cooking, and traveling with her family and friends. She currently resides in Nebraska.

~Tosca's Online Connections~
Facebook :: Twitter :: Website

Purchase Havah: The Story of Eve from Amazon / Alibris / Barnes & Noble

Tosca's Other Books:
Demon: A Memoir
Iscariot (Coming Soon)

Watch the trailer:


*Demon and Havah’s first editions published by NavPress have just gone out of print in anticipation of their re-release by B&H publishing this summer, with new covers, and all kinds of cool stuff.

Awesome Book Giveaways #2

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Please note that I'm just helping these bloggers spreading the word about their giveaways. I'm not hosting all these giveaways.


The awesome people over at YAthenum are giving away:
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • Beautiful Dead: Jonas by Eden Maguire
  • The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Never Blame the Umpire by Gene Fehler
  • The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones

Winners for this week will be drawn on Sunday June 6th.

Interview & KINDLE Contest - Author Alayna Williams LIVE HERE!

CONTEST: Open to readers worldwide. (see restrictions below) - CONTEST ENDS ON 6/6/2010 at 11:59 Central


Prize: A Kindle Wireless Reading Device Global Version. Shipping internationally from Amazon with the caveat that the Kindle will be shipped only to countries where Amazon will directly ship a Kindle, according to their policy. Author will not be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen Kindle after it leaves the Amazon shipping facility.


Win a copy of Rachel Caine's Fade Out! To enter click HERE to go directly to the main post. GOOD LUCK! The winners will be drawn on June 1st!

Birthday Blasting and 120+ Followers Contest Extravaganzzz!!!

Contest Ends June 14, 2010!!!


OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. WILL END JUNE 22ND 2010.

Armchair BEA: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Giveaway)

  • Win a boxed set of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books 1-3. You do not have to be participating in Armchair BEA to be eligible!
  • This giveaway is open until midnight on May 30th, 2010.
  • Open internationally, to anywhere that The Book Depository ships.


This contest is open internationally! It will end May 30th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Winner will be announced May 31st. Good luck and happy entering!

Interview with Christy Raedeke + Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Christy's debut novel, Prophecy of Days and awesome silver-tasseled bookmarks!
For everyone, it ends June 6th 2010

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The prize pack includes:
US ONLY.
Contest:Paperback Palooza!

End date not stated.

Details:
-One winner will receive a hardcover copy of Beautiful Creatures.

Requirements:
-You must fill out the form.
-You must have a US or CA mailing address.

This giveaway is going to end May 30!

ENTER HERE: Follower Love Contest: Win The Six Rules Of Maybe!

Details:
-One winner will receive a hardcover copy of The Six Rules Of Maybe.

Requirements:
-You must fill out the form.
-You must have a US or CA mailing address.

This giveaway is going to end May 30!
Click here to enter:

SUPER HUGE MEGA CRAZY Birthday Bash Contest!


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(An ARC of Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett was donated by ReaganStar of Star Shadow)
~This contest is international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live.
~Ends on June 30th, 11:59 pm EST


Giveaway! Web Of Lies by Jennifer Estep!

- Winner 1 will win:
A Copy of Spider's Bite and Web Of Lies

-Winner 2 will win:
A Copy of Web Of Lies

Giveaway ends
July 1st, 2010.


Giveaway Alert! Blog Birthday Year 2

This contest is open to all Philippine and International followers. Ends June 17, 2010.
Contests!!!
Giveaways

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Other giveaways:


Win a Pearl cluster bracelet & beaded wire-wrapped earrings, worth $45. at Lisbon Sky. Ends: June 04, 2010
Giveaway is open worldwide
*Louis Anthony Pearl Earrings ($100) Ends June 10th


This giveaway will end on June 7th!
*Pearl Necklace, Earring and Bracelet Set from The Pearl Outlet ($1080) Ends June 15th


This contest starts now, and ends on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Good luck to you all!


Win (Prize):: Rubies, Sapphires, pearls cocktail ring
From (Shop):: www.trudiedavies..etsy.com
Open to (Restrictions):: International (Everyone),
End date:: June 1st 2010
Direct link to giveaway:: http://trudiedaviesdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/mays-giveaway.html

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Hello Fashionable Friends!

This week Nina Ramone is giving away either a beautiful necklace worth up to $60 or a $30 gift card to one lucky AlphaBetaChic blog reader!!! Don't forget you can enter as many times as you want, I've counted more than 30 ways to enter to increase your chances!!! Feel free to pass this on to friends that might be interested!

Check out the fashion GIVEAWAY HERE!!!

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The Blood Moon Pendant Vampires Versus Werewolves. Contest ends at 11:59 PM CDT.

Graduation Giveaway- Week 4

Here are the this week's books:





  • The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum
  • Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor
  • Poetry Speaks Who I Am by Elise Paschen and Dominique Raccah
  • Hailey Twitch is Not a Snitch by Lauren Barnholdt
  • Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
Winners for this week will be drawn on Sunday May 30th.

Book Pricing Problems

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I'm planning to buy more books once I get enough money. Books priced $17.00 may be normal for US/Canada residents, but in Asian countries, these books cost nearly RM 40 or more, which is approximately my one-month pocket money. I think that's too expensive. I only get to buy books once or twice every year with my savings.

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