Today is Burns Night in Scotland and because Zachary from Jeri Smith-Ready’s Shade Series is from Scotland, she’s celebrating! You can click HERE to learn about Burns Night and about some of the activities she has gone on today and THIS second post has more fun she has planned for today!
We chose to celebrate because both Pixie and I have a fascination with Scotland. We bond over our love for James McAvoy, but there’s more to Scotland than it’s pretty boys and their amazing accents! Scotland has an amazingly rich history that is full of oppression, attempted genocide, a fights for Independence, and amazing courage. And it also has a grate literary tradition as well! It’s a country full of great myth and mysticism and many horrors (Edinburgh was also big into the study of modern medicine that lead to a lot of body snatching) that helped such authors as Robert Louis Stevenson to write some amazing books and stories.
I’m not totally sure when my love affair with Scotland started, but it’s one that continues and I’m DYING to visit one day! It’s a country full of great architecture, amazing natural beauty and kilts! What more can a girl ask for? But in all seriousness it is an amazing country that oddly has a very similar story as my own. And so here at PTB we are celebrating today to show our love for Scotland, Jeri Smith-Ready & Zach!
So to go along with this love fest, we’re going to spread out love of Scotland to you, with a giveaway!
We’re giving away a copy of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Yes, I know this isn’t a YA book, but it’s an amazing love story and shows off Scotland’s history and culture and it’s one of my favorite books of all times!
So to enter, leave a comment letting us know what your favorite thing about Scotland is or if you learned something new from this post that you didn’t before along with your email (or if it’s in your blogger profile, that works too) and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll make this international (so if you live in a country that bookdepository.com will ship to you are welcome to enter!) and if we get 200 entries I’ll make it the 20th anniversary edition instead of just the paperback! This giveaway will go through Feb 1st and the winner will also be entered to win a prize from Jeri!
PS for an extra entries, stop by and tell us what Burns Night activities you have participated in, leave a new comment for each activity! (entering other giveaways counts too!)
This is a blog hop! So head over to For What It’s Worth to check out the other blogs participating!