June 28, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop 2012


Happy (almost) Canada Day, everyone!!


To celebrate my love for this awesome country I've decided to take part in the Canada Day Blog Hop, hosted by Aislynn, Chrystal, and Carmel.

Here are the prizes:

1 winner will receive a book of their choice (up to $15, so if you can find 2 under $15, even better!) by a Canadian author. I am also willing to preorder for any 2012 titles yet to be released.

Here are just a few examples of YA books by Canadian authors:


There are so many great Canadian YA authors including Lesley Anne Cowan, Kelley Armstrong, Lesley Livingston, Alyxandra Harvey, Denise Jaden, Jeyn Roberts, Sarah Mlynowski, Y.S. Lee, Jessica Martinez, Eileen Cook, Moira Young, Kenneth Oppel, Megan Crewe, Jo Treggiari, Janet Gurtler ... and the list goes on! (Your choice doesn't have to be a YA title, that's just what I'm most familiar with.)

I will also be giving away 5 swagpacks, made up of the following...

I have items from Canadian authors Kenneth Oppel, Rhiannon Paille, Catherine Austen, Megan Crewe, Kelley Armstrong, and Denise Jaden, as well as bookmarks from Razorbill Canada and cool library cards from Open Book Toronto, and tons of other great stuff from non-Canadian authors as well.

The details:

  • Open internationally (everywhere for swag, and everywhere Book Depository ships for the book)
  • 5 winners (1 "grand prize" winner will receive the book of choice as detailed above AND a swag pack which will include the larger swag items; 4 other winners will receive a 'regular size' swag pack)
  • Ends July 2 at 12:01 am EST
  • I will email each winner for their mailing address & they will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen
  • To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below (From 1 - 8 entries available)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are links to the other blogs participating in the hop. Have fun entering, and Happy Canada Day!!!



101 comments:

  1. This California girl has been Canada-obsessed forever, and why wouldn't I be? I especially love the bands--Sloan, the Joel Plaskett Emergency, and so many others. So many great Canadian actors, athletes (I love hockey--go Sharks!), and authors, too. Happy Canada Day to you, and thanks!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  2. Proud Canadian here.... LOVE Canadian Maple Syrup and HOCKEY!!! GO LEAFS GO!!! lol (I know, I know... crappy team right?) ;) hahaha

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  3. I've never been in Canada but most of my fave singers and comedian are born there, like Jim Carey and Celine Dion.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Favorite thing about Canada?
    Probably Canadian Shows!
    For some reason we have always gotten a ton of Canadian TV here in Mexico, particularly children's programs.

    Even my Mum liked Ready or Not - way back in the 1990's! - which aired for years and years here on re-runs. And I had an obsession with Emily of New Moon.

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    1. Oh man, I watched Ready or Not all the time!!

      Have you seen Being Erica?

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    2. I tried but I caught it in the middle so I never really got into it. Though I did watch the odd episode here and there.

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  5. hmm thats a tough one but i would have to say ice hockey, i love watching it :)
    thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Sweet giveaway! One thing I miss about Canada is the HNL. We don't get that here in Manila where I am currently teaching.

    The good news is that I am celebrating Canada day with a BBQ and some beers here this weekend. Even better news is that I will be back in Canada (Toronto) in mid July.

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  7. It's very peaceful and I LOVE a lot of the children's shows!

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  8. I've never been to Canada, so actually this is a tough one!But I know that French is one of Canada's official languages beside English. I think it's kinda special, having people around you speak French without being in France LOL

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  9. Sri Lanka is about as far from Canada that you can get but I do envy you the wide open spaces.

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  10. My favourite thing about Canada is the people. I like the mentality of "we're all in it together and let's help each other and be good neighbours" instead of the dog eat dog mentality that's prevalent in a lot of other countries.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this year's hop!

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  11. Since I've never been to Canada, my favorite thing or I should say person is Canadian author Lynsay Sands.

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  12. My favorite things about canada: the people ( and the music)

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  13. I'm a Canadian in Japan and every year I am away I miss it more! I want some poutine!!!

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  14. My favourite thing would have to be the landscape. It looks beautiful =D x

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  15. Canada's fabulous for it's awesome writers, Kelley Armstrong, Lynsay Sands, Dani Harper...so that's got to be my favorite thing

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  16. What I most like about Canada is the diverse culture!

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  17. Maple leaves and maple syrup!!

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  18. I love the maple syrup! :D I actually love all things Canada! I've never been there, but it's my big dream to visit one day.

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  19. I've never been to Canada, but my favorite thing about it is probably so cheesy! My best friend moved there last year, so my favorite thing about Canada would probably be him... lol

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  20. I havent been to Canada. I live in Texas! I once saw pics of an ice hotel in Canada made of nothing but ice! I thought that was cool i want to see that if i ever go to Canada!

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    1. Oh yah, I think they do that around Montreal. It definitely seems cool.

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  21. Maple Syrup. REAL Maple syrup. Mmmmm...
    Tracy A.J.

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  22. I think my favourite thing is a tie between Tim Hortons and maple syrup. Maybe I can compromise with a maple doughnut :)

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  23. Canadian authors! I live too far away to ever visit Canada, but I can still hope..
    Thank you for the international giveaway and happy Canada Day! :)

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  24. I would have to say either Canadian bacon or maple syrup. It's a bit cheap, but they are both from Canada.

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  25. I absolutely love our passion for hockey. :D

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  26. I love Niagara Falls! And it was always great to go when I was 19, since the drinking age is lower than the US. hehe Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  27. The people! They are SO great! Friendly. Helpful. Love them!

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  28. I love the scenery and the friendly people

    meiklesurvey at gmail dot com

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  29. I dont know that much about Canada since I live in Croatia but I love Canadian authors :)

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  30. Everyone I've ever met from Canada has been super nice.

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  31. The endless variety of scenery and cultures that Canada offers!

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  32. I like that my brother and his fiancee are up there for the summer, so I get to visit them! And that Anne of Green Gables was based there :)

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  33. Awesome giveaway, Ashley! And wow, I could go on about Canada for ages. :P Our standards for courtesy are high, so every time someone says "sorry" or "thank you" you just get a warm fuzzy feeling. As well, I adore how many national parks we have, haha. :P

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  34. Maple syrup! :) Maple trees too. :)

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  35. Cool giveaway. Favourite thing about Canada? Nice people, and they spell words with a "u" like the Brits. ;)

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    1. I have to admit I do like our spelling, but it's weird for spell check since its a US/UK/Cdn hybrid.

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  36. Poutine! :D My friend visited from Canada and made it for me, it was so good. I've always wanted to go Canada, my best friend lives there. Thanks! :)

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  37. Alanis Morissette. Haha (: But seriously, favorite singer ever!

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  38. Singers, actors/actresses, maple stuff...

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  39. The best thing about Canada is how people are so friendly. :)

    thanks for being a part of the hop this year!

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  40. mapple trees..:)
    http://bookshelfconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/06/e-book-blast-giveaway.html

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  41. My favorite thing about Canada is its nature in forests. :)

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  42. My favorite thing about Canada is that it isn't USA :D

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  43. My favourite thing about Canada is that there is nowhere else like it.

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  44. I have never been to Canada, but I am hoping to be able to visit soon. Canada seems to be a beautifull country all the green has me mesmerized. Maple trees, beautifull. Alanis Morissette - AMAZING :) And totally by accident it seems that most of my favorite bloggers are from Canada aswell.

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  45. My favorite thing about Canada is the landscape!
    And their accent.
    Penny Pe

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  46. The wilderness of it all. :D And the cooler temptatures. :)

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    1. I wish we has some cooler temperatures right now!!

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  47. My favorite thing about Canada is the amazing view of the Niagra falls. Absolutely breath taking!

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  48. Thank you Canada for RYAN GOSLING. :)

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  49. I've always wanted to go to Montreal and Vancouver. But my favorite thing may have to be that Supernatural is filmed in Vancouver! I mean, really?! Two gorgeous guys are there filming the best tv series ever!

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    1. It's crazy how many things film in Vancouver! I've actually never been out west, but I'd definitely love it.

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  50. My favorite thing about Canada is how beautiful and diverse it is. Plus we've produced a lot of hotties! lol
    Happy Canada Day weekend and thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. The awesome authors!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Poutine baby! woot woot! Happy Canada Day!

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  53. Well, considering that I've only been across the border while visiting Niagara Falls, I'm not really familiar with the country. However, I've "met" wonderful, fun ladies through books and blogging that are from Canada, and they are by far my favorite. :)

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for hosting this particular giveaway.

    Happy reading,
    Christina
    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

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  54. So many new authors to check out!!! Totally going to make it through the list, regardless of the raffle outcome. ;)

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    1. Awesome! Definitely lots of great ones to check out. =)

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  55. Happy (almost) Canada Day! I love everything about our great country, especially our awesome outdoors. There is something amazing to do every season!

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  56. The Author... The Singer.. The Actor and Actress... xD

    Thank's for the Giveaway... ^^

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  57. My favourite thing about Canada is that we have 4 distinct seasons! And that we are so multi-cultural!

    Happy Canada Day, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I love the weather, perfect for skiing and ice skating!

    Many thanks for the giveaway!
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  59. My favourite thing about Canada is the diversity.

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  60. Happy (almost) Canada Day!! Love the beer tents at the Canadian Highland Games. Spent many an awesome night in those indulging in too many adult beverages and fabulous Scottish music...

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  61. I haven't seen too much of Canada, but I've driven through from Alaska down to Arizona once. The huge mall in Edmonton was really cool! <3
    -heather m.

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  62. That Canadian courtesy! You don't really notice it as much growing up here but wow. Whenever I travel and then return, I really notice the difference. Even just the way that people smile at each other and say hello when crossing the street... it's nice! Thanks for the giveaway, Ashley! <3

    Sonia

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    1. It's actually so true. I never really think much of it but when I'm away and then come back home I really notice it... I guess we really are nice and polite?! You wouldn't know it sometimes by some people. =b

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  63. I loved vacationing in Canada, especially when visiting the Toronto Zoo and Niagara Falls.
    Jennelle J

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  64. Some of my favorite things are Tim Horton's and Chapters!

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  65. As cliche as it sounds, I love Tim Horton's most about Canada. And I also love the weather and Canada's Wonderland and so many Canadian bands (especially Alexz Johnson) and awesome Canadian shows like Degrassi and Instant Star.

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  66. My favorite thing about Canada is my family that lives in Montreal.

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  67. I've never been (YET) but my grandma is Canadian, so she's my favorite thing from there! :)

    -Lauren

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  68. Hmmm... I'd have to say the music and the authors :D

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  69. I love the authors and the history and sites :) I entered as Natalie Cleary.

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  70. I think Canada is such a great place to live and it's so great to meet other Canadian bloggers. Happy Canada Day!

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  71. My favourite thing... c'est un pays bilingue!

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  72. My nephew's wife is Canadian, and I love her! Also maple syrup.

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  73. I have to say it would be Tim Hortons!! And of course how beautiful our country is!

    Thanks so much for taking part in this years hop :) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  74. I love how beautiful Canada is, Tim Hortans lol!!!

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  75. I've never had the pleasure of visiting Canada but my husband has a lot of family there. I keep asking my husband to take me there. I really don't know what my favorite thing would be.

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  76. Ice Wine!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  77. Great giveaway Ashley!!

    My favourite thing is the diversity that we have... :D

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  78. My favorite thing is our freedom!

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