Saturday, June 23, 2012

Giving Away My Favorite Book!

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WELCOME!
You can get something for free just for showing up.
UPDATE...I have decided to offer another chance to get my books for free. On June 30, ALL my books will be free on kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, no problem, you can download a FREE app from Amazon to read Kindle books on your computer, iPad, Android phone, etc
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Click here to go to my novel's Amazon page.  (and PS-- I've had his novel reformatted and professionally re-edited, though sometimes things still get wonky. Contact me if you have any problems with it.)

But now on to the giveaway....

You may have been forced to read it in 10th grade, and if you have, I BEG you to give it another chance. It is a story of incredible love--a man who sacrificed everything for someone he loved--even his own identity. It is about a man who gained the world, and yet lost his own soul... it's a story that, well, a remake of will be in theaters this December:
Of course, with all due respect to Mr. DiCaprio, I do have a soft spot for the original Robert Redford movie.  Robert Redford---you just can't slap the handsome off that man:

Okay, so here's the deal: This week I'm going to be blogging about all things Gatsby--little known facts, video games, cartoons, etc.  I will be giving away your choice of either 1) Paperback copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald OR 2) the DVD of the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (and believe it or not, a VERY young Sam Watterson as Nick Carraway. Oh Jack McCoy, how we've missed you!) 
While I obviously prefer the book to the movie, you could do worse than watching Robert Redford for 2 hours. 

All you have to do is leave a comment. I will put all names in a hat and draw a name out. Please note that I will need your snail mail address to send you the book / DVD. I do NOT sell addresses, spam, etc. because, well, that's just not cool. 

And "Leaving the Comfort Cafe" is FREE June 24 and 25---just my little thank-you for stopping by, old sport! (and there are FREE reads on my website at www.dawndeannawilson.com)
Thank you to reading-romances.com for sponsoring the event.



26 comments:

starryblue said...

I love reading the Great Gatsby. I have never seen the 1974 version, but I have seen the other version.

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Dawn said...

Thanks for writing in starry blue. The 74 version is a classic. Be sure to pick up my free novel on kindle today or tomorrow, old sport!

Minding Spot said...

Thanks for the chance! One book I haven't read :)

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throuthehaze said...

I remember being one of the only students in class who enjoyed this book. I thought all the other kids were crazy for not loving it!

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Dawn Wilson said...

Exactly. How could you not love the gatsby? Anyway, tune in tomorrow for info on the great gatsby video game.....

Yvette said...

I actually did a paper on the Great Gatsby in college. I love that book, while many of my friends did not. I also downloaded your free book from Amazon...Thanks.
Yvette
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Anne said...

Thanks for letting us know about the free read, I got my copy.

I haven't read the book or seen the movie. One of these days I'll have to give one or the other a try.

CJ said...

I have to admit, when I first read this book I was too young to understand it. I hope this time around I'll be a little more aware!

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Dawn said...

CJ I was the same way. I thought, well, it's okay, but what's the big deal. Then, when I did my masters degree comps paper, I retread it and was like holy crap! Now I a obsessed with this book!

Jack Colton said...

The book was awesome and the movie looks interesting, there are probably really are some Gatsby's out there somewhere.
One question; is there going to be another drawing video? The last one was a nice epilogue, hope you are well my friend,write on.

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Kim D said...

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thanks for the contest!!!

Donna said...

Thanks for the contest.
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samantha said...

I have never read this book
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Jess said...

Thank you so much for the great contest

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dawn said...

To answer, yes, there will be another video of the drawing. How else do you know I'm doing this honestly?

You will all get to meet "Desmond" as a part of this giveaway. Let's just say he's my knight in shining armor....

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've never read it or seen the movie, but I'd love to enter if it's open internationally.

jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

Dawn said...

Definitely open internationally---and WELCOME to all our international friends. I'm truly blessed to have friends from several different corners of the world: England, France, Morocco, Jordan---etc. (you'll find from previous posts that I'm somewhat obsessed with the Brits)

If you're from outside the States, let us know where you're from, and if you're ever North Carolina way, I'll be glad to serve as a tour guide :)

madnzanymomma said...

I love the Great Gatesby. I read it so long ago, I think it's time for another read through. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Lauren M. said...

I have to confess that I've never read The Great Gatsby. I'm slowly reading the classics though. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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Lissette Martinez said...

I haven't read this book. But the movie seems to be great, so the book must be greater :)

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Merry said...

I was *supposed* to read this book in high school, but I was too busy reading other things. The teachers always used to tell me that if I would just put down Poe, King and Shakespeare and read what was assigned, I would be pleasantly surprised. I didn't listen until I was an adult, and now I find myself reading more of what I should have 15 years ago. Oh well, better late than never! Thanks for the chance to add another one to my "read" list!
Lisa Hackney
yankssssrule08(at)yahoo(dot)com

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This classic is on my TBR list! Too bad I am hopping through late because I missed your freebie on Amazon!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

Darlene, I'm doing another giveaway this sat. June 30. All books are scheduled to be freer.

BookAttict said...

The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classic reads!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Dawn said...

Oh, and btw, the books are supPosed to be free, not freer. I'm not sure how they can they can freer.
I have one of those tablets and I'm still getting used to the keyboard.

Gale Nelson said...

Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the free books on June 30. Gale
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