Guernica – Book Giveaway

Guernica, by Dave Boling

Published September 2, 2008 by Bloomsbury

I was lucky enough to not only receive an Advance Reader’s Edition of this entralling debut novel, but Bloomsbury also sent me a finished hard cover edition. I’ve decided to keep the hard cover (I know I’m being selfish, but I want it!) and give away my ARE of the book.

I am loving this book (I hope to finish it by the end of the weekend, so watch for my review) which is an historical novel and also a family saga set in the Basque region of Spain before and during WWII. Boling is a Chicago native currently working as a journalist in the Seattle area. You can read more about the book and author by visiting Dave Boling’s website.

To enter this giveaway you must leave me a comment with a link to one of your favorite book blogs in honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. If you don’t leave me a link, you will NOT be entered! The contest is open to US and Canada mailing addresses. I will take comments through September 19th, Midnight PST. I will draw a winner on September 20th and announce it here on my blog.

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  1. One of my favorite book blogs is

    • Maudeen on September 12, 2008 at 17:26

    My favorite blog site is done by the wonderful Les Scher. Even on my busiest weeks, I don’t miss checking out her site and her reviews – unfortunately I have a much larger TBR pile because of it. She also does wonderful travelogues and photos! You can find it here:

    • Jill on September 12, 2008 at 17:32

    How do I pick just one?!?!?

    Well, you know I love yours, Musings, 1 More Chapter, Musings of a Bookish Kitten, An Adventure in Reading….

    But for this comment, I am going to pick one you may not have seen before. It’s called Scobberlotch by author Karen Harrington. She does some book promotion, information about writing, book reviews and lovely (and funny) posts about being a mom. It’s a fun blog full of wonderful things.

    I will post your giveaways on my blog soon!

    =) Jill

    • Ramya on September 12, 2008 at 18:06

    hey.. my favorite book blog is Bethany’s don’t enter me for the giveaway!!:)

    • Linda Sheehan on September 12, 2008 at 19:06

    Besides your blog, I love Should be Reading (Jenn’s blog)! Isn’t Guernica a painting by Picasso (something I learned from my learned friend Helene)? He’s not one of my favorites but there are a few I can tolerate…..LOL. Linda/CT

    • Lori Barnes on September 12, 2008 at 20:04

    One of my favorite book blog spots is I would love to be entered in this contest.

    • Nicola on September 12, 2008 at 20:11

    Please enter me. This is one of my favourites:

    • Annette on September 13, 2008 at 06:50

    That’s a hard choice, there are so many good blogs out there. Here’s one I like to check often.

  2. Your book give away is a great idea! I am also excited to explore your website a bit! It looks rich and diverse and I am excited about the plethora of book reviews!

  3. Oh and here is my link to a great book blog.

    • Heather on September 13, 2008 at 08:09

    I really like Sadie-Jean’s blog, and I think it’s one that not a lot of people are as familiar with as I don’t see her name in too many places:
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  4. Wow! How do I pick just one favorite blog when I love so many? I think my favorite is probably:

    Rhinoa has very similar book taste as I do, so I love checking out her site.

    But I also love, Literary Escapism, Becky’s Book Reviews and Stainless Steel Droppings. And I also visit YOU several times a week – you have great reveiws as well!

  5. Another contest – please enter me! One of my favorite book blogs – besides your’s (I love your site) – is Hey Lady -Whatcha Reading

    Bobbi’s Book Nook

  6. Hi Wendy! One of my favorite blogs to visit is They do all sorts of book reviews and there’s usually tons of appealing books. Love it!

    • Alyce on September 13, 2008 at 10:48

    Choosing a link to just one book blog is difficult. I’m going to link to one of the first book blogs I found when I started blogging.

  7. I love reading Hidden Side of the Leaf!

    • Eli on September 13, 2008 at 13:21

    Not sure if this is considered a “blog” but here goes It seems when I’m online I spend most of my time there!

    I should be reading,
    ELI ;o)

    • Susanne on September 13, 2008 at 15:24

    Please enter me Wendy!

    I read a great review in my local paper about the author, book and book signings here of GUERNICA.

    A site I really like is

    The moderators both work for RANDOM HOUSE and absolutely love to read and talk about their books!


    • hermeslyre on September 13, 2008 at 19:41


    They’re both great!

  8. Ramya mentioned bethany, so I’ll mention Ramya. 😀

    • Elizabeth M. on September 14, 2008 at 11:58

    I think this is the first book blog I ever found and it’s still one of my faves!

    • Janel on September 14, 2008 at 14:23

    I have so many favorites, but I’ll say The Inside Cover for this comment.

    • Laura on September 14, 2008 at 14:38

    There are lots of great blogs out there, but my favorite is Trish’s Book Nook–

    • Kelly on September 14, 2008 at 15:47

    I think you may be my new favorite; I hadn’t really read blogs devoted only to reading. Before yours, I would read (although I’m not sure that counts as a blog) and my friend Bekki has good book reviews at (and that is a blog). 🙂

    The book sounds fantastic. 🙂


    • Linda in Maine on September 14, 2008 at 16:19

    Hi Wendy, I often read J. Kaye Oldner’s blog, linked here

    Keep up the good work!


    • Adayla S. on September 15, 2008 at 08:20

    One of my favorites is:

    • Amanda on September 15, 2008 at 09:46

    O my I’ve been really wanting to read this since I read The Spanish Bow and would love to know more about this time period. Thank you! One of my favorite is:

    • Ti on September 15, 2008 at 10:09

    I have so many new favorites now. I have always visited your site but in addition to yours I now visit:

    Planet Books


    Fizzy Thoughts

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    • Cindi on September 15, 2008 at 18:52

    I would love to win your ARC of this historical book. One of my favorite sites is: j-kaye-book-blog. Please enter my name in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

    • Gwendolyn on September 16, 2008 at 11:15

    I love a nice, long historical! GUERNICA would be a great book to have this winter. Thanks for the chance to win it! There are quite a few blogs that I try to keep up with, but I do start each day with Gayle and her posts on Everyday I Write the Book Blog:

    • Sandy on September 16, 2008 at 14:03 is one I like but just found blogging and discovered this place- and the many book blogs out there

  9. One of my favorite book blogs is April’s Cafe of Dreams: I enjoy seeing what she’s reading and reading her reviews. She’s such a nice person.

    I was just eying this book at the bookstore. Definitely count me in!

    • Sunny on September 17, 2008 at 08:13

    I’ve enjoyed


  10. I love so many of the great blogs out there but the first blog I fell in love with was J. Kaye’s Book Blog. We met on shelfari and she is the one who got me started blogging.

    • theDizzy ;} on September 17, 2008 at 13:12

    I like her she has really cool contest sometimes, and she does great reviews!



    etwilight @ yahoo . com

    • Amanda on September 17, 2008 at 16:46

    I’d love to be entered for this giveaway. One of my favorite blogs is It’s the first one that I ever read and that got me hooked on blogging. Another one of my new favorites is A novel menagerie at thanks for entering me… awalworth19(at)gmail(dot)com.

    • Kelly on September 18, 2008 at 11:46

    Wow! Lots of competition for this book … and I would like to add my name as well. This book has been on our wish list for some time now and we are looking forward to reading it. If we win this contest, how much the better!! A favorite book blog of ours is …

    • Lindymc on September 18, 2008 at 13:20

    There are so many great book blogs. One of my favorites is

    Thanks for the chance to win Guernica.

    • Jessica on September 18, 2008 at 17:23

    I’d love to win this book because I have been to Guernica and walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. From your review, the book sounds great.

    One of my favorite book blogs that I haven’t seen mentioned yet is Everyday I Write the Book Blog

  11. I like

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Carol Ezovski on September 18, 2008 at 18:28

    Breeni’s Books is just one of my favorites

    • Teddy on September 18, 2008 at 21:59

    I requested an ARC of this book but never received it. I would love to win, I knew it would be good. One of my favorite blogs besides yours of course, is

  12. I like to thank Nat, Ana and Wendy for having been so nice when I first started my book blog in February
    and Ana at:
    and Wendy at:

    Thank-you for entering me

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