Thursday, 18 November 2010

New Giveaway - Blackout (by Connie Willis)

Refreshed from my brief sojourn in New Zealand, I return to Australia and the blogging universe in a generous mood. Up for grabs this month is a BRAND NEW copy of "Blackout" by Nebula and Hugo award-winning author, Connie Willis.

Set in 2060 "Blackout" is a science-fiction novel that involves time travel back into the heart of World War II England, and specifically the world of Oxford University historians. It has been a good eight years since Connie's last novel and this one promises to be just as entertaining, though I should warn that it's only the first installment in a two-part series that concludes with "All Clear".

To enter our book giveaway just leave a comment that includes a time in history that you'd most like to time-travel back to. Read the following information to see how you can earn bonus entries.

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+2 Entries = Provide a Link to our Giveaway on Your Blog
NB: If you're eligible for bonus entries, make sure you let us know when you leave your comment!!

Entries are open until 5pm EST on Friday 3rd December. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Wednesday 8th December. Good luck to everyone!!


  1. I think I would like to travel back to the 17th Century Britain. I really like the clothes and I love the culture from that time.
    Already follow on blog, twitter & Facebook.

  2. I would choose 1910-1930, so much was happening socially in such a short amount of time; women's rights, workers' rights, politics and social classes. A fascinating time of emerging transportation by cars and planes. A very busy, busy time.
    Already follow blog and twitter.

  3. I have been sitting here wondering what time I'd like to travel back to and haven't been able to decide. Perhaps back only 25 years and then I could study literature at university and by now I'd be an accomplished and publish writer.

    Please enter me in your contest. Sounds like a good read.

    Already a follower.

  4. Ah... one of my favorite authors and the Oxford Historians, my favorite series. I've been meaning to read this and haven't done so yet so I'm thrilled to be entered in the giveaway.

    Now, where do I want to go back in time? The Roman Empire, Pompeii specifically. I've seen it in ruins and I'd love to visit in it's splendor.

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  5. I would like to travel back in time to when the Pilgrims came to
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  6. All the way back to the 1st century, but perhaps as a male..not too friendly to females! I'm a follower!

  7. North America before the Europeans arrived and decimated the native populations, because so little is known.

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    Dying to read this book, thanks for the opportunity!

  8. definitely ancient eygpt


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  10. I would like to travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties! I think I would have been a great flapper.
    +1 I am a new follower via GFC.
    +1 I "liked" on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett.

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  11. I would love to travel back to the mideval times!!!I'm from Canada

    +1 I am a new follower via GFC
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  12. Thanks to everyone who entered our Blackout competition. We can now congratulate the winner - Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree!! We don't have your email address on file so please email it to us at books at readinghabit dot com dot au. Your book will be in the mail soon. Stay tuned for our next competition coming very soon!!


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