Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Once Upon a Blog Hop Giveaway

As I child I loved having fairy tales read to me until I was old enough to read them on my own. The Once Upon a Blog Hop giveaway celebrates that love of fairy tales. Thanks are given to Natalie-Nicole of Natalie-Nicole Bates and Holly of Full Moon Bites for organizing this wonderful blog hop. 

I'll be giving away a paperback copy of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon via the Book Depository.

This giveaway is open to international residents but you must check to ensure Book Depository ships to your country (The Book Diva's Reads will not be held responsible for invalid entries). To enter this giveaway please click here and use the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on December 7, 2012. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 8, 2012 by 9:00 AM ET.


  1. The Little Mermaid always made me sad as a kid. Fairy tales--so hard on women! Thanks!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for another great modern fairy tale. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  3. I would love to see these fairy tales retold as erotic romances:
    The Princess & the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Snow White, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstilskin, Rapunzel, The Elves & the Shoemaker, The Golden Goose & Thumbelina. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. I love Cinderella it's my favorite fairy tale.

    Dawna Newman

  5. The cover is so lovely!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. I've been wanting to read this book for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I have not heard of this one yet. I am still hoping to read a remake of the classics. I have one on the Kindle and guess I better get busy!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and the amazing giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

  8. thanks and happy holidays!


    becca fowler

  9. I love fairy tales, thank you so much for participating in this fun hop :)


  10. Thanks for participating in this hop! I'm super excited for this book it's on my Christmas list haha!

    Thanks for giving it away! :)

  11. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now, so it was a surprise to see it as a giveaway here! Thanks so much for participating :)

  12. Thanks for the giveaway and blog stop.

    Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  14. My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella of course. I like how she triumphed over all the challenges to find and win her true love…the prince...sigh! It’s the greatest love story of all time! Indeed the ultimate HEA!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share and check out new authors.

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

  15. looks like a fun one thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  16. I love stories about mermaids. My granddaughter is almost 3 and we watch The Little Mermaid almost every day, grandma needs some adult mermaid stories. :D

  17. That book has a lovely cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  18. Sounds like a good book.


  19. Looked the book up, sounds really good :) thank you for making the giveaway international :)


  20. My favorite is Beauty and the beast!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  21. i always loved goldielocks and the three bears. thanks for joining the hop!

  22. I love fairy tales! When i see new fairy tale themed books, i cant help but get them. :) Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite! I love the characters and the plot. So good! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  23. Another retold fairy tale, boy I am swimming in riches. Where were these a few years ago? The book looks like a lot of fun.