Monday, July 1, 2013

Reading Road-Trip: Maine



Welcome to Day 1 of the 2013 Reading Road Trip Hop which is being hosted by I Like These Books and IceyBooks.  While I was disappointed to not be able to get the state that I live in (Missouri) or the one that I'm getting ready to start teaching in because it is right next door (Kansas), I was excited to get Maine, as one of my favorite authors of all time, Stephen King, lives there, and sets most of his books there.  The flag:


  • The state motto is Dirigo as you see on the top of the flag, which means "I Direct".
  • It contains the city Eastport, which is the city in the US that is the furthest east, and is considered to be the city that receives the Sun's rays first in the country.
  • It's the only state that has a name with one syllable.
  • The chickadee is the official state bird.
  • It is nicknamed the Pine Tree state, hence the tree on the flag.
  • It was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15th, 1820.
  • The Vikings are believed to have discovered Maine more than 1000 years ago!
  • The state animal is the Moose, they have more Moose per mile than any other state.
  • There are 3,166 islands that are considered part of Maine.
  • Maine produces 90% of the country's toothpick supply.
And I'm sure you know that Maine lobsters are pretty popular as well!  Some famous people from Maine besides Stephen King are:
  • Joe Hill, but as he is Stephen King's son, can I count him as another?  
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - poet
  • Judd Nelson, of The Breakfast Club fame
  • Victoria Rowell, from one of my favorite tv shows, The Young and the Restless
  • Author C.J. Stevens
  • E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web
  • Anna Kendrick, actress who played Jessica in the Twilight movie series
For my giveaway, which you will have till the end of the month to enter, you may pick one of the books I've listed below.  These are books that either take place in Maine, or are by an author from Maine.  My giveaway is International, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.

  • Any book from the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
  • Any book from the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Any book from the Need series by Carrie Jones
  • Any of these books by Stephen King, It, Joyland, The Long Walk, The Shining, The Stand, The Mist, Carrie, Road Work, The Green Mile, Misery, Cujo, Needful Things, Cycle of the Werewolf, Different Seasons, The Cell, Skeleton Crew, Firestarter,  or Thinner.
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.  There are no mandatory entries, in fact the first one is free!  You may choose to follow my blog or any of the other choices for more entries though.  And when you're done filling it out, you can click on the button on the sidebar to go to the other stops on the tour.  

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37 comments:

  1. Either a Stephen King book or Hush Hush. Great facts about Maine! I've always wanted to visit there. It looks so pretty!! Plus, I love lobster and I am desperately wanting to try a Maine Lobster!!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  2. I love love love KING! I too am participating in the Reading Road Trip.. I have Utah. I didn't think about picking Maine since I do love King so much. His books make me want to visit Maine someday.

    Angie

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  3. I'd want Delirium(: I adore that series sooo much!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jackie

    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-lovin-read-thon-day-1-class.html

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  4. Definitely Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick! :-)

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  5. I'd like to win "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver.
    I'd love to start reading that series.

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  6. I would choose Delirium by Lauren Oliver!

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  7. The first NEED book by Carrie Jones. :)

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  8. Wow, so many islands! :O
    I'd pick Pandemonium.

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  9. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  10. I'd pick Delirium. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. I would love to win Silence from the Hush Hush series. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. I think I'd choose the first Need Book! Thanks!

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  13. Any book from the Delirium series

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  14. I'd pick Delirium! Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  15. I'd pick The Shining from Stephen King!!

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  16. Delirium for sure! It's the best of the series by far and one I'd love to reread again.

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  17. Maine=Stephen King, in my head. And I'd -of course- pick a Stephen King book, probably Wind Through the Keyhole :)

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  18. Need by Carrie Jones!

    -Nichole
    www.yareads.com

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  19. A book from Carrie Jones!! Thanks!!

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  20. I'd LOVE Delirium by Lauren Oliver! :) Great book!

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  21. I would pick Delirium or Hush Hush, hard to decide! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I would probably pick Requium and finish out that series!

    Thanks so much!

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  23. I am a huge Stephen King fan so I would probably pick Joyland

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  24. Not quite sure, but I guess I would pick Hush, Hush.

    I'm from Minnesota and our state bird is the loon, but if I had a second choice, I would pick the chickadee! We had many of them coming to our bird feeder when I was growing up! Love their cute chick-a-dee-dee-dee songs!

    Thanks for the opportunity! (entering under FB name Danny Taylor Rhonda)

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  25. Hush, Hush. I've been wanting to start the series for some time now.
    Thanks!

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  26. If I won, I'd probably choose Requiem by Lauren Oliver because I still haven't read it! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Requiem would be my pick :) Thanks for the giveaway! :D
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  28. This is such a cool idea! I would choose Delirium, thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I would want the last book in the NEED series. :)

    Anna Pett/Grace Radford

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  30. Probably Delirium :)
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I'd choose Deliriium. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  32. I think I would pick a Stephen King book, since I've never read one before and I enjoy creepy reads :)

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  33. I think I'd choose Delirium! I've heard so much about that series! :)

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

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  34. I'd like to win "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Ooh I'd love to have Delirium!

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  36. Probably Carrie as i've heard soo much about it:)

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