1/25/2012

We're Celebrating #TeamKilt Burns Night

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!

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!

66 comments:

  1. Sooo want to read this book! My favourite thing about Scotland is the people. I love the accent and I love the way they like to party in family. It's very similar to where I came from.

    Paula @ PaulaSHx

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  2. Even though Zach didn't want to discuss them with Aura, my favorite thing from Scotland is bagpipes! They are so awesome. I wish I knew anyone who could play them!

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  3. I entered Living Fictitiously's giveaway here. www.linkytools.com/click_linky.aspx?entryid=3700067

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  4. I entered For What It's Worth's giveaway here: http://www.fwiwreviews.net/2012/01/burns-day-blogger-giveaway-hop.html

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  5. I entered What's on the Bookshelf's giveaway here: http://www.fwiwreviews.net/2012/01/burns-day-blogger-giveaway-hop.html

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  6. I entered Fictional Distraction's giveaway here: http://www.fictional-distraction.com/team-kilt-burns-night-giveaway/

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  7. I entered Fictitious Delicious's giveaway here: http://fictitious-delicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-things-scottish-blog-giveaway-hop.html

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  8. I entered Totally Bookalicious's giveaway here: http://totallybookalicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/robert-burns-daynight.html

    lrredding(at)my(dot)lamar(dot)edu

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  9. My favorite thing is the lovely countryside!!

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  10. James M!!! Love. I could listen to him all day.

    MandieBaxter at yahoo dot com

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  11. I've also always been fascinated by everything involving Scotland... especially after I found out my ancestors were Scottish. If I had to pick one this I love most about it, I'd have to go with the landscape. I mean, really, how gorgeous is Scotland?! Le sigh... I HAVE to go there one day. I just have to!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    litzalou(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I love in Scotland lots of places there is an openness which is rare, like a breath of fresh air :)

    Pavan
    pavankh@hotmail.com

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  13. I love the kilts the men wear. I think they look sexy. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. David Tennant is one of my favorite actors, so he would probably be my favorite thing about Scotland.lol. Although I'm fascinated about its rich history and the landscape.Scotland is absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    hollyjolly89(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love the accents. They make me weak in the knees (which can be quite inconvenient.) Lol. :D

    sondok@msn.com

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  16. I don't know much about Scotland, so I'll have to say my favorite thing is the way they talk. I love listening to the accent.
    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. My favorite thing about Scotland are the landscapes. The entire country is so beautiful, especially the highlands.

    blacklightning814@yahoo.com

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  18. Everyone says I need to the Outlander series but just haven't yet. I did turn down a college graduation gift of a trip to the United Kingdom because we would not be going to Scotland and I really want to see Loch Ness

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  19. The countryside is just gorgeous. If I had to wake up to that every day, I'd probably die happy!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  20. I entered
    http://www.living-fictitiously.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-things-scottish-giveaway-hop.html

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  21. I entered
    http://fictitious-delicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-things-scottish-blog-giveaway-hop.html

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  22. I entered
    http://blog.jerismithready.com/2012/01/all-things-and-i-mean-all-things.html

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  23. I entered
    http://whatsonthebookshelf-jen.blogspot.com/2012/01/burns-day-blogger-giveaway-hop.html

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  24. I entered
    http://www.fictional-distraction.com/team-kilt-burns-night-giveaway/

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  25. I entered
    http://totallybookalicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/robert-burns-daynight.html

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  26. I love The Outlander. I have a post on my blog where I mentioned that I have a son I named James and Jamie Fraser from The Outlander was my name inspiration.

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  27. I think my favorite thing is that the men wear kilts with nothing underneath. I just can't imagine that myself.

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  28. my favorite thing is all the castles and the land that surrounds them. it's all so pretty! i also really like the tartan :)

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. i entered

    http://www.living-fictitiously.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-things-scottish-giveaway-hop.html

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. i entered

    http://whatsonthebookshelf-jen.blogspot.com/2012/01/burns-day-blogger-giveaway-hop.html

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. i entered

    http://www.fictional-distraction.com/team-kilt-burns-night-giveaway/

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. i entered

    http://fictitious-delicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-things-scottish-blog-giveaway-hop.html

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. i entered:

    http://totallybookalicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/robert-burns-daynight.html

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. i entered

    http://blog.jerismithready.com/2012/01/all-things-and-i-mean-all-things.html

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. i also was at the #realscotsman (bamayankee)

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. also #fakescotsmen :) (bamayankee)

    ame1184(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I don't think I knew that James McAvoy was Scottish until I saw it all over today.

    I love the pictures you posted too. I knew Scotland was beautiful, but those are just WOW.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    lyssad87(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. My favorite things are the castles, scenery and accents. I would love love to visit there someday.

    thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  39. I entered at For What Its Worth

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  40. I entered at Living Fictitiously

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  41. I entered at Whats on the Bookshelf

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  42. I entered at Jeri Smith-Ready's blog

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  43. Scotland must be very beautiful country with great history. I like the castles, the accents, kilts. I wish some day to visit Scotland and I think that would be great expirience.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  44. I entered at For What Its Worth

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  45. I entered at Whats on the Bookshelf

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  46. I entered at Totally Bookalicious

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  47. I entered at Fictitious Delicious

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  48. I entered at Fictional Distraction

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  49. I entered at Jeri Smith-Ready's blog

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  50. There are too many things to mention them all. The genealogy history for my husbands family is from Scotland, so I'm rather obsessed. I love the sense of history you get in Scotland. Not just old structures, but the sense that amazing men and women, perhaps royalty, poets (maybe Robert Burns?) or Scottish warriors were in the same places I could go to and see. I adore the accents, my husband immigrated from Australia to the states, so he has the accent goin' on too, but I LOVE a Scottish accent. :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  51. I participated in the #realscotsmen chat with
    Fraser McFarlane.

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  52. I participated in the #Fakescotsmen chat with Zachary Moore and Aiden MacRae

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  53. I entered Jeri blog contest All Things Scottish giveaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  54. I entered Jeri's Blog contest "Aura in Scotland" givaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  55. I entered For What Its Worth's blog giveaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  56. I entered Fictitiously Delicious blog giveaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  57. I entered the What's On The Bookshelf's blog giveaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  58. I entered Fictional Distraction's Blog giveaway

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  59. I entered Totally Bookalicious' blog giveaway.

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  60. I participated in (and won) the draw a picture of the Loch Ness Monster contest at Kilt & Keeley.com

    Adrena Lambert
    adrena813(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  61. One of my favorite things is the breathtaking castles!

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  62. I also did the Aura POV!

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  63. I absolutely love bagpipes! Anytime I hear them, I am transfixed.. so, I will pick Scottish music as my favorite thing (though there are so many things I love about Scotland!)

    shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  64. My favorite thing has to be the accents.

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  65. My favorite things are the accents and the beautiful countryside.

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