January 1, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova



Andrew works as a psychiatrist but his passion is painting. His life is pretty ordinary and he isn't used to making rash decisions or acting "spontaneously". When he faces a patient that had an episode at an art museum, he finds himself drawn to the man in ways beyond his imagination. His patient, Robert, has captured Andrew's imagination and set him on a path to find out what happened in Robert's life that has made him the person that he is. Soon, Andrew finds out more than he bargained for.

Elizabeth is a natural-born storyteller. I was immediately drawn into Andrew's life and felt like I was the one conversing with his patient, Robert. This masterpiece should not be missed by any book lover.

Book Information:
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Little, Brown & Company
9780316065788
1/12/2010
576 pages
$26.99/$32.99

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Miriam over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
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+1 for following this blog
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+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for every meaningful comment you leave on any of my posts - excluding giveaway posts - make sure you come back and leave a comment on the giveaway post you would like to add your entries to
+10 for following my girl Krista's blog
+10 for clicking on my Social Vibe icon (left sidebar) and filling out the information These entries can be used in any of my giveaways (both blogs). Email me or leave a comment somewhere on my blog letting me know how you want to use your entries.
+10 for following Krista on Twitter
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+100 Make a purchase using the icon below, email me the receipt at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com and receive 100 extra entries (per item) into the giveaway of your choice. This goes for both of my blogs.

+100 entries for each item purchased from my Amazon aStore (at the top of my blog). You can use those entries in any of my giveaways (both blogs). All you need to do is email me at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com your receipt and let me know how you want to use your entries.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Jan. 15th and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.


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121 comments:

Zia said...

Would love to enter
+1 follower

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Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

+1 Commenting
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Thanks for the chance to win!

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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Katy said...

+1 Oooh! Pick me, pick me! I've been wanting to get a copy of this book! :)

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Nancye said...

I would enjoy reading this book!

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Alexa Nernberg said...

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Hi Bridget, Happy New Year. The
Swan Thieves sounds like a good read. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

Alexa Nernberg said...

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Hi Bridget, Happy New Year. The
Swan Thieves sounds like a good read. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

Alexa Nernberg said...

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I follow Readaholic with Google Friend Connect as alexas50

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I follow bridget3420 on Twitter as anernberg

Alexa Nernberg said...

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I follow Bridget's other blog freebies4meandu with Google Friend Connect as alexas50

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I am a friend of Bridget Hopper on Myspace.

mandala said...

I would love to read this book!
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mandala said...

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mandala said...

Following your blog
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mandala said...

Would love to read this book!

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Alexa Nernberg said...

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I am a friend of Bridget Hopper's on Good Reads.

mandala said...

Blog follower
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Alexa Nernberg said...

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I am a friend of Bridget Hopper's on Good Reads.

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I am a friend of Bridget Hopper's on Book Blogs.

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mandala said...

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Aik said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks!

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win!

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Eric & Sarita said...

I want to win!

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xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

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Pam said...

Please, please, please pick me! I LOVED The Historian and am so looking forward to reading this one!

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CallMeKayla said...

sounds kinda cool.

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Benita said...

+1 I love to read stories that are told by natural born story tellers. Sounds like my kind of read!

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+5 follower of your other blog.

+1 friend on goodreads.

+10 follower of Krista's blog.

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Stacie said...

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+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu
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Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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+10 for following Krista's blog

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+10 for following Krista on Twitter (@saemmerson)

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enyl said...

This title has me longing for springbreak, eventhough, Christmas break is just ending.

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enyl said...

I'm a Google Connect follower.
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enyl said...

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enyl said...

I'm a Goodreads follower.
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enyl said...

I've friended you on Facebook.
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enyl said...

I follow Krista's blog.
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enyl said...

I've frieded Krista on Facebook.
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Julie said...

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+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.

enyl said...

NetworkedBlogs follower.
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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

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+1 for following you on twitter
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+1 for friending on GoodReads
+1 for friending on Book Blogs
+10 for following Krista's Blog
+10 for following Krista on Twitter
+10 for friending Krista on Facebook

Angie said...

LOVED The Historian, she is a great storyteller!

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Bingo said...

REAllY want to win this one so much! thanks for the chance

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Bingo said...

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sharon54220 said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Sounds great.

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kalynnick said...

Enter me in. Thanks!

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Sarah said...

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.

I friended you on facebook.

I just now friended you on goodreads.

I am also a book blogs friend.

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Amber Young said...

I love books like this one. They draw you in really well.

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Amber Young said...

I follow your blog via GFC + 1

I follow your other blog via Google Friend Connect +5

I follow Krista's blog +10

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Sarah said...

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Lacey said...

YAY I can't wait to read this one!!

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Diane said...

I'd love to win this book. I am a new follower; thanks so much.

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Sarah said...

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about this contest here.

And I think I forgot to mention on my previous comment that I follow this blog.

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Linda said...

I am a new follower
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Anonymous said...

I love this author, I read her 'Ice Road' a few years ago and was entranced. Would love to read this book which sounds equally as good. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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Sarah said...

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love this book! Please count me in!

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holdenj said...

Would love to win, please count me in! Thanks.
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Sarah said...

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Cynthia said...

Interesting title and premise.

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nfmgirl said...

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Jennisis said...

I've really been looking forward to this book!

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Sandee61 said...

+1 Commenting.

Enjoying your blog alot! Please enter me in your giveaway for "Roses". Thank you!

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Sarah said...

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pixie13 said...

I'd love to have this book. Thanks for the chance
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Lori said...

please enter me in the contest
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and you on facebook

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Cynthia said...

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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+5 I follow on freebies4meandu.
+10 I follow on Krista's blog.

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Ася said...

Would love to win this book as it sounds very interesting.

~ dyebba@gmail.com

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+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest
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corkrose said...

This I wanted for Christmas!. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!
Happy New Year
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+5 I follow on freebies4meandu.
+10 I follow on Krista's blog.

Sarah E said...

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CherylS22 said...

+1 - I'd love to read this book. Please count me in.
+1 - I follow this blog
+5 - I follow freebies4meandu.
+1 - I'm a friend on Facebook
+1 - I'm connected via Networked Blogs
+1 - I'm a friend on GoodReads
+10 - I follow Krista's blog
+10 - I'm a friend of Krista on Facebook

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Sarah E said...

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Sarah Emmerson