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Friday, January 04, 2013

Akin to Anne (giveaway x 2!)

Well, hopefully everyone is well underway with their Montgomery books and stories of choice this month. I finished two from my list (helped to have a head cold to slow things down!) and I'll post my thoughts on those next week. So far, I'm having a blast!

As is the case with each LMM Reading Challenge, I like to host giveaways each way to celebrate and put titles in your hands that are otherwise difficult to find. Unfortunately, a great many LMM titles are either out of print or being sold at an exorbitant cost that it is making her works less accessible to modern readers. All year long I browse used book stores, garage sale and my local Goodwill to find non-Anne titles to give away during this challenge. If you look hard enough and long enough you can find some though so we have some contests to hold!

This year I found TWO copies of Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans which is a collection of some of her short stories.


Montgomery's short stories were printed primarily in magazines and have been organized and reprinted into books within just the last thirty years (give or take). I think her short stories are fun to read because, well, they are short. And pointed. You meet a variety of characters in a very short time, giving you a quick snippet of Montgomery's style. Almost every single story is a happy one, frequently with a moral attached. Most of the stories in this particular collection pre-date Anne, but focus on the plight of other orphaned characters. Montgomery sympathized with orphans for she found herself being raised by her grandparents after her mother died and father left to go west. She knew the sting of not having parents (around and available). It's been awhile since I've read this collection but flipping through it makes me want to delve in again. (Oh, but for time!)

At any rate, I'm delighted to be able to pass along this title to TWO of you.

To win? Simply leave a comment below. This contest is open to US and Canadians and will be open through Thursday, January 10th. Be SURE to leave a valid e-mail address in your comment!

An extra entry is available for any individual who is participating in this challenge and wrote up a post saying so!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS, as selected by random.org, ARE #1 - Amy and #12 - Tarissa! Congrats, ladies!

22 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I don't have this one! Thanks for the chance to win, Carrie!



Word Lily said...

I'd love to get my hands on more LMM! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

angie said...

Can you believe I passed up 2 volumes from the AofGG series at my library book sale (at 25c each!)? When I went back this week, they were gone.
I would love to read from LMM's short story collection. Thanks.

Heather VanTimmeren said...

I've downloaded lots of (FREE!) L.M. Montgomery short story collections on my Kindle (doesn't that make you want one, now?), but it's always nice to have a hard copy!

I am participating in the challenge, but haven't written my post yet. This will be good motivation to get it done!

Kristin said...

I haven't seen this one before!
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Cassandra said...

Ooh, I would love to read this one! I can't wait to start scouring used bookstores myself.

traveler said...

What a wonderful giveaway. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I have read the entire series, but haven't read this book. Thanks so much. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura's Reviews said...

I have this one, so don't enter me in the giveaway. I used to search the bookstore as a teenager to see if any short story collections were there and I think I have all that were printed. I do need to reread my L.M. Montgomery collection. I can't believe you have a Montgomery Challenge and I missed it somehow!

Tarissa said...

How absolutely wonderful!! I'd love to have a "new" book from LMM, filled with cheery stories I haven't read yet. Thanks!

Tarissa said...

Email address: inmybookcase@yahoo.com

:-) Oh yes, and I am participating in your January challenge:
http://inthebookcase.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-my-january-will-be-filled-with.html

Janna said...

Never heard of this one--thanks for doing a give-away.
jannarebekah (at) aol (dot) com

Sky said...

I still haven't found this one myself!

Sky said...
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Sky said...

I AM participating! Here's my blog post:
http://peaceloveandbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

skymerlin@hotmail.com

apple blossom said...

oh, thanks for the chance to win .

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Annette {This Simple Home} said...

I love these gems you find for us. Thank you for sharing Anne with your readers!

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Annette {This Simple Home} said...

I'm participating and posted!

Taia said...

I've never seen this one!

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Katy said...

I would love to read this LLM book! =)
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Alison said...

I would love to win this!

joan s said...

Wonderful opportunity! Jrstoller1at live dot com

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