Sunday, April 7, 2013

Titanic Giveaway Hop (Ends 4/14) WW


Titanic Giveaway Hop
April 8th to 14th
Featuring Books with 
Tragic Disasters & Epic Love Stories
Co-hosted by My Devotional Thoughts (that's me!)

I am so pleased to be a co-host--my first time doing this.  I won the opportunity to pick an event for this month, and with my voracious history appetite (that my readers will know from my segment "This Day in History"), I chose Titanic as the theme.  Why?  On April 10, 1912, the Titanic embarked on its maiden (and only) voyage.  On April 14, it began its swan song by crashing into an iceberg.  And by the 15th, it is a thing of the past.  Hence, this blog hop will feature books that center around disasters and epic love stories.  

I have been fascinated by Titanic since I was in elementary school when I did my first report on it.  I don't even know where I first heard of it.  I remember being the first to give my oral report on something that happened in the early 1900's, and this disaster just barely made it into the time frame we were given.  From that time on, I read books, and I watched documentaries.  A saw an old movie here or there.  And then the film came out in Hollywood, and to this date, I have never seen it.  Maybe I will one day, but I have heard mixed reviews on it.  What I did see was the Broadway musical, and I was absolutely floored!  Amazing!!  I saw an exhibit concerning the treasures of this amazing ship.  And I don't think I shall ever get over this horrendous tragedy.  It seems like there is always something more to learn.

As I consider what to feature, it's a hard choice.  I happen to be a strange person who sometimes likes a good sad ending.  In fact, if I feel the book should end with a sad or tragic ending, I get upset when it doesn't!  

So here are some offerings that somewhat fit in this category (click on the picture for my review on goodreads):






That should give you enough to get started.  I had forgotten about some of these books, and it was something to look at them again.  So are you wondering what my giveaway may be?  I am going to let two winners (international as long as Book Depository of Frishpond ships to you) pick a book, DVD, or CD that would fit the category.  All prizes must be $15 or less.  All you need to do is enter on the rafflecopter below by 9 P.M. Pacific time on April 14, and you are in to win!  And don't forget to hop on to the other blogs for more chances to win!











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72 comments:

  1. 706 passengers and crew survived the sinking of the Titanic 37% of the passengers and 24% of the crew

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  2. I think that the book Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King would count as a epic love story and a tragic disaster. It's a book I have been wanting to read for a while now.

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  3. I think the story of the Titanic is very interesting and an historical event that will live on and on through the generations. I would LOVE to read this book and hope I WIN! =)
    Kathleen on the RC

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  4. The Titanic story is my favorite!

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  5. I would choose The Host I feel that it has some tragedy in the story. I loved Titanic... I watched it so many times when I was younger the tape gave out lol. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  6. Hmm...I suppose Slammed is a pretty epic love story (not really a tragic disaster though haha) In terms of tragic disaster- I recently read If He Had Been With Me.

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  7. i never read a book about the Titanic ,but I remember the first time tha tI saw the movie, i cry so much at the end!
    thanks for making this WW
    =)

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  8. I think I'd choose The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. I would choose Me Before You by JoJo Moyes..... it has a tragic ending (in my opinion)
    lewislibrary4052@hotmail.com

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  10. I am so fascinated by The titanic story, i'd love to read it!

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  11. Hmmmm.... I think I wuold choose a book by Julie Lessman. Even though they end up with a happy ending they are extremely emotional reads! I am reading one of her books right now, A Passion most Pure, and it is great. The time of the book is set before and during world war I.

    About the Titanic! Since it has been built I have wanted to go to the Titanic museum! It seems like it woudl be very fun, and informational! I have seen the movie, and it was good in my opinion.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love the story "A Walk To Remember" It's a Epic Tragic Love story, and I fell in love with the story :) Good Luck to All & Happy Reading :)

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  13. I loved the Twilight series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win and pick Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi!

    Suz Reads

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  14. I love epic love stories and I cried during Titanic (don't tell anyone...). Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  15. The Color of Snow was a phenomenal book! And Brenda Stanley is a lovely woman! I'm sorry to say that I'm kind of sick of the movie Titanic. My daughters have seen it so many times that I can recite most of the movie. LOL

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  16. I also enjoyed the Movie Titanic and I like the findings, etc that National Georgraphic and other explorers have found, I have even watched it with my grandddaughters, they enjoyed it also, cried...

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  17. changing my wardrobe sounds like a good read. i love the movie titanic and all to do with the titanic, its such a tragic story but still a good one.

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  18. my wife loves titanic when it came out we went 3 times the first week. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  19. Titanic is one of my favorite movies. I cry every time, even though I know how it ends. It's so fascinating and so sad.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  20. I would love the movie "Gone With The Wind" on dvd

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  21. I might choose one of the Twilight books. My favorite story is Titanic. I cry every time I watch it.

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  22. Titanic never fails to make me cry

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  23. An epic love story? Hmmmm...why is that a hard question for me? How about The Princess Bride?

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  24. A choice for me would be the book Titanic or Gone with the wind. I've watched both movies but haven't read the books.

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  25. My favorite story that fits the theme is The Taker by Alma Katsu.

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  26. I don't know what to choose yet but for me, Titanic is my fave tragic story :))

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  27. I have been fascinated with Titanic for years. My best friend is actually getting married at the Titanic museum this year, and I'm hoping I get the chance to go!

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  28. I have already watched Titanic the movie maybe about thousand times. It was one of my favorite movie. And there's a tv series also, I forgot, but it a really good series. I haven't decided what to choose yet.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

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  29. I'd love to get my hands on Gone With The Wind!

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  30. I would choose The Notebook because I love the movie and I would really love to read the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

    tinabrownsv(at)aol(dot)com.

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  31. When I think of epic love stories, I think of oldies like Gone With the Wind and Anna Karenina.

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  32. Euthanasia looks pretty interesting to me.
    And I can relate to you because I also like those sad endings or at least love that has suffered a lot throughout the story/book/movie. It`s nice to know I`m not the only one who`s weird like that ,lol.
    Thanks!

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  33. The Color of Snow seems very interesting.

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  34. This is an awesome giveaway! I'm an avid fan on the Titanic shipwreck, and I have quite a list of books about the tragedy that I would like to get. Thank you!

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  35. THANKS for co-hosting this HOP!!! Woot! Loving it.

    How about The Fault in Our Stars? That's a "disaster" story and an epic love story right?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. The Obsidian Heart by Nalini Singh sounds like it will be an epic love story when it is released

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  37. I'd love to win Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison. It was a tragic but beautiful love story.

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  38. I might get the movie :)

    ... the one that you've never seen to this day haha :)

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  39. I'd really love to read The Fault In Our Stars.
    Dede

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  40. I think I'd choose Fateful by Claudia Gray, thanks!

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  41. I think Gone With The Wind is the best epic tragic love story. I read it for the first time in 7th grade and it killed me that he left her. Now as I adult I see how it should have ended the way it did. I already own it so I would probably pick Mansfield Park or Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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  42. I really liked when they stood on the bow of the ship and connected for the first time. epic love/tragedy Vicki

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  43. i would choise Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel by Karen Chance ...mmmm about tintanic i have to said .. which version ?... the 1 version i think have a happy ending ... and the 2 version with leonardo di caprio ... is a sad version ... ..
    thnks for the giveaway ...
    almendra in the rafflecopter

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  44. I think I would choose Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Truly tragic ending.

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  45. Oh. Are Deception point and The Host considered tragic? :)))

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  46. The Time Traveler's Wife and The Fault in Our Stars come to mind...

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  47. I would choose Oryx and Crake by Magaret Atwood or Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  48. My favorite story was Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    Thanks for giveaway :)

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  49. Tragic love story? Maybe The Fault in Our Stars.

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  50. An epic love story for me is the one of Angel Clare and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. :)

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  51. i would choose THE COLOR OF SNOW
    thx u so much :)

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  52. I love the movie Titanic. It's epic and tragic and it's one of my favorites. I actually went and saw that movie in the theater four times one weekend. I was THAT obsessed. As far as epic love stories go, I love 'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon. The heroine travels through time and meets the man of her dreams. How epic is that! And, he's a higher ranking Jacobite Highlander. Hot.
    As far as tragic love stories, I loved the book "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. It's totally tragic that the lovers are separated first by an unfound accusation, a war and finally death. It's so sad but so beautiful how much they did love one another.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  53. I think apocalyptic stories are the most tragic. I'd pick a book from As The World Dies series or from the Newsflesh trilogy or maybe YA books like In the After and Taken. :)

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  54. I'd like The Time Traveler's Wife

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  55. Titanic makes me cry, everytime I watch it lol sad but true :) I'm not sure what book I'd choose, so many options! thanks for your giveaway!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  56. I'd proubly pick "The Color Of Snow"! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  57. I would definitely pick "Unraveling" by Elizabeth Norris, if it fits the theme. Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  58. I think the story of the Titanic is very intriguing. One of my favorite tragic love stories is A Walk to Remember.

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  59. Maybe Sweet Peril with forbidden love story! Thanks!

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  60. My favourite story with a sad ending is One Day. I've both read the book and seen the movie and it is one of my favourite stories ever

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  61. I don't know what I would pick yet, but my husband and I are both somewhat Titanic buffs as well. We have visited several different Titanic exhibits, and we went to the Titanic attraction in Orlando (now it has moved and is a dinner show, but we are planning on going that as well). I wanted to do the 100 anniversary transAtlantic cruise last year, but we could not fit it into in our budget or schedule.

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  62. I think I would choose Back to You by Priscilla Glenn. It's such a beautiful love story!

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  63. I would choose a book on the Titanic! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  64. Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark

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  65. Hmmm, I would have to think on that but I've heard so much about The Fault In Our Stars

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  66. I have entered your Titanic Giveaway Hop
    It would be great to win one of your prizes.
    I don't know what book i would choose but i do have some about The Titanic.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!

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  67. Gone with the Wind, love to read it over and over.

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  68. My favourite epic love story is Dr. Zhivago.

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  69. I would choose Euthanasia.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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