July 11, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim


Najin wasn't given a name right away. She was finally called Najin after the birthplace of her mother. When Najin is fourteen, she is one of the very few who doesn't get married, thanks to her mother. Najin attends school and is very serious about her education and even saves up to go to college. Najin longs for opportunities that are not available to her. She learns that a man named Calvin is to be her husband. After fighting the marriage, Najin learns that this knight in shining armor wants to take her to the land of opportunity, America.

I fell in love with this book! This book should be on the high school requirements list because it includes so many important life lessons. Five stars, easy!

The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
9780805092264
March 30, 2010
416 pages
$16.00 US

Reading Group Guide





3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+10 if you sign up to receive updates from this author
+5 for following Eugenia on Twitter
+5 for liking the author on Facebook
+5 for adding Eugenia as a Friend on GoodReads
+5 for becoming a fan of Eugenia on GoodReads
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing every place linking to this giveaway THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog


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

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Winners will be chosen July 21st 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 in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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75 comments:

Anonymous said...

+1 I am very excited that you have this book as a giveaway. So hoping that I can win it!

+10 I signed up for updates
+5 I am a Eugenia Kim fan on GR
+5 Frienf request sent on GR to her
+1 I follow this blog
+1 I follow "It's My Life
+1 We are friends on FB
+2 I follow Krista's blog

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Margie said...

I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

+5 author on Facebook
+10 to get author updates
+1 for follower via GFC
+1 for follower It's My Life
+2 follow Krista's blog

lag123 said...

I had not heard of this book yet but I love your review. Thanks for the giveaway.

+5 Liked the author on FB
+5 Became a fan of Eugenia on GR
+1 I follow this blog via GFC
+1 I also follow Its My LIfe
+1 I also follow Kristas blog.

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Marjorie said...

This book sounds really great with an interesting storyline.

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Marjorie said...

I follow It's My Life.

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Benita said...

+1 I'd love to read this.

+10 subscribed for author updates.

+1 Following this blog.

+1 Following your other blog.

+2 Following Krista's blog.

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful story.

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It's my life follower

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Anonymous said...

+1 Please enter me in giveaway--love world fiction.

+10 Signed up for author updates

+5 Follow Eugenia via Twitter

+5 Fan of Eugenia on GR

+5 Added Eugenia as friend on GR

+1 Follow Readaholic via email

+1 Follow you on Twitter

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ruthiekb72 said...

Sounds like a great book! +1
Your FB Friend +1
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dor said...

What a good book. The cover is outstanding too.

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dor said...

+10 if you sign up to receive updates from this author

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dor said...

+5 for following Eugenia on Twitter
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Colleen Turner said...

+1. This book sounds wonderful, please include me!
+10. Signed up for updates from author.
+5. liked author on Facebook.
+5. added Eugenia as a friend on goodreads.
+5. became a fan on goodreads.
+1. GFC follower of this blog.
+1. GFC follower of It's My Life.
+1. facebook friend.
+2. GFC follower of Krista's blog.
Thanks!
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dor said...

+5 for liking the author on Facebook
doreen riopel

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dor said...

+1 follow your blog....dor
and already have.

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dor said...

+1 follow on twitter.
doreen riopel

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dor said...

+5 tweet
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dor said...

+5 FB share
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dor said...

I follow It's my life....dor

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dor said...

Your facebook friend...doreen riopel

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dor said...

I follow Krista's blog...dor

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this one! Please count me in. Thank you!

+1 I follow this blog

+1 I follow you on Twitter

+5 I follow Eugenia on Facebook

+5 I follow Eugenia on Twitter

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enyl said...

Your suggestion that this should be required reading for high school students makes this a must read for me.
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enyl said...

+5 Following Eugenia on Facebook.
+10 Receiving updates for Eugenia.
++5 Following Euneia on Twitter.
+5 Friended Eugenia on Faebook.
+5 Friended Eugenia on GoodReads.
+5 Fanned Eugenia on GoodReads.
+1 GFC follower.
+1 Following on Twitter.
+1 Following It's My Life.
+1 Facebook friend.
+2 Following Krista's blog.
+5 Tweeted.
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Simply Stacie said...

+1 for commenting
+5 for following Eugenia on Twitter
+5 for liking the author on Facebook
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+5 for following Eugenia on Twitter
+5 for liking the author on Facebook
+5 for adding Eugenia as a Friend on GoodReads
+5 for becoming a fan of Eugenia on GoodReads
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/bookmonstrosity/status/18370772100

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AmandaSue said...

This book sounds really interesting!!

+1 Comment
+10 Signed up for Author updates
+5 Added Eugenia as Friend on GR
+5 Fan of Eugenia on GR
+1 Follower of This Blog
+1 Follower of Its my Life
+2 Follower of Kristas Blog

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holdenj said...

+1 I have been wanting to read this, thanks for the chance.

+1 I am a follower.
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dor said...

+5 FB share
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dor said...

+5 tweet
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Elise said...

+1 I would love to read this book.
+10 I signed up for updates by this author.
+1 follower of this blog
+5 Blog Sidebar
http://bookish-delights.blogspot.com/
+1 follower of Its my life
+1 Button on my sidebar
+2 follower of kristas blog
Total = 21
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Thanks

Jennifer said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway.
+10 updates from author
+1 GFC follower of this blog
+1 GFC follower of It's My Life
+2 GFC follower of Krista's blog

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Melanie L said...

+1 I love reading about different cultures and ways of life. Sounds like a good book. Please count me in.
+10 signed up for updates from author
+5 became fan of Eugenia on Goodreads
+5 added Eugenia as friend on Goodreads
+1 following Readaholic
+2 following Krista's blog You Wanna Know What I Think?

Total: 24
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Jo-Jo said...

+1 I would love a chance to win this book!

+1 I follow this blog.

+1 I am also a facebook friend.

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Anonymous said...

Pleease enter me & thx for the contest
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evelyn.n.alfred said...
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evelyn.n.alfred said...

+10 I signed up for updates.
+5 I am now a Eugenia fan on Goodreads.
+5 I also sent a friends request on Goodreads.
+5 I follow Eugenia on Twitter.
+1 I follow this blog now.
+1 For this comment.

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M. said...

Hi, heard about this at West of Mars -

the story sounds intriguing but what's really grabbing me is the gorgeous cover. I'm thinking this sounds like a good candidate for my book club. Am I correct to think the heroine is Korean?

I'm a follower!

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pmernick said...

I've been wanting to read this!

I follow your blog via GFC

I follow It’s My Life

I follow Krista’s blog

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A Musing Mother said...

This is my comment. +1

I am already a follower.

You will want to be my friend on goodreads. Yes, you will.

Elise said...

+5 Daily entry for sidebar
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caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Jeff said...

+1 for commenting
+5 for following Eugenia on Twitter
+5 for liking the author on Facebook
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

dor said...

facebook daily share:
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dor said...

tweet
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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Johnny said...

+1 Enter me for this giveaway.
+10 signed up for author updates
+1 follow this blog
+1 follow its my life
+2 follow krista's blog
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Elise said...

+5 Daily Entry for giveaway on blog sidebar
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Breanne said...

Looks like an interesting book!

+5 follow Eugenia on Twitter @RazzMyBerry
+5 added Eugenia on Goodreads - Breanne
+5 became fan on Goodreads - Breanne
+1 following this blog via GFC
+1 follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry
+1 follow It's My Life
+1 Facebook friend - Breanne T
+2 following Krista's blog
I'm also an old friend/follower!

Dakota said...

+1 comment - I hope to win this book!
+10 signed up for author updates
+5 added Eugenia as a friend on GoodReads
+5 I'm became a fan of Eugenia on GoodReads
+1 I follow this blog via GFC
+1 I follow It's My Life
+2 I follow Krista's blog


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Cynthia said...

+1 The books sounds like an interesting read. Hope to win a copy!
+10 I signed up to receive updates from the author.
+1 I follow this blog(cynthia)
+1 I follow It's My Life
+2 I follow Krista's blog
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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for this giveaway!

+10 Emails from author
+5 Follow on Twitter
+5 Facebook fan
+1 Blog follower
+1 Twitter follower
+1 It's My Life follower

Gloria said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this book. I have read good reviews.
+10 Updates from Author
+1 GFC Blog follower of this blog
+1 GFC Blog follower It's My LIfe
+2 GFC Blog follower Krista's blog
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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/18702239813

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dor said...

+5 FB daily share for jun16
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dor said...

+5 daily tweet
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Elise said...

+5 Daily entry for contest on sidebar
at:
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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie D
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Elise said...

+5 Daily Entry for contest on my sidebar:
http://bookish-delights.blogspot.com/

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

dor said...

jun17 FB share
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dor said...

tweet
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dor said...

fb share for june18
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dor said...

daily tweet
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Elise said...

+5 Daily Entry for contest on sidebar:
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Carol W. said...

+1 I thoroughly enjoy books about other cultures. Hope to win.
+10 I signed up for author updates.
+1 GFC follower of Readaholic
+1 GFC follower of It's My Life
+2 GFC follower of Krista's blog

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Elise said...

+5 Daily entry for contest on my sidebar:
http://bookish-delights.blogspot.com/

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

jenna said...

This book looks good! I hope to read it.

+1 for commenting
+10 signed up for author updates
+5 for liking author on Facebook
+5 for adding Eugenia as a friend on GoodReads
+5 for becoming a fan of Eugenia on GoodReads
+1 for following this blog



27 total! Thanks.

-Jenna
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Busy Working Mama said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following Eugenia on twitter
+1 for following on twitter
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Elise said...

+5 Daily entry for contest on sidebar:
http://bookish-delights.blogspot.com/

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

+1 I'd love to win this - thanks for the giveaway!
+1 I follow on GFC
+1 I follow It's my life
+2 I follow Krista's blog
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - This looks like something different to read - please count me in!

+5 - Became a FB fan of 'The Calligrapher's Daughter'

+1 - GFC follower of Readaholic

+1 - GFC follower of It's My Life

+1 - FB friend

+2 - GFC follower of Krista's blog

Thanks for the giveaway ~
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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here for another entry.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Shannon said...

Sounds like a great book. Thank you for entering me. =)
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