Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Red String of Fate Giveaway!


 "An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,
regardless of time, place, or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle,
but it will never break."
 


I've been thinking to host a themed giveaway for a long time. I'd like to do a spring giveaway, but time flew so fast and we are in the peak of spring already. A summer preparation giveaway would be cool, but I think it's wayyy too early to do so. And then the muse came, in the name of the red string of fate!

The red string of fate, or also called the red thread of destiny, is originated from Chinese and Japanese legend. It is said that the gods tied an invisible red sting to men and women who are destined for each other. In Japanese myth, the invisible thread is thought to be tied around the little finger.

Don't you think the idea is really cute, and very sweet? Destined lovers regardless of time, place, or circumstances. Oh well... I guess this is my romantic side kicking in. Below are the list of books which I believe fate plays big part in. I hope you like the list, because I had such a hard yet great time choosing the book! One lucky winner will win a book from the Red String of Fate List. :)

The Red String of Fate List (aka The Prize!)
 

The Rules
1. The giveaway is open INTERNATIONAL as long as The Book Depository ships to you.
2. Must be 13 years or older to enter.
3. The lucky winner will have option to choose ONE book from the list above.
4. The giveaway opens from today, April 26 until Saturday, May 26.
5. Smile, because good fate comes to those who spread happiness (yes, believe me your smile has that DAZZLING effect)! ♥ :)

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Good luck to everyone who enters this giveaway! I hope to see you guys lurking around my blog even long after. Thank you so much for entering. :) Have a lovely day, and you know the old wish: may the odds be ever in your favor! ♥

135 comments:

  1. I think I would have to go with contemporary, because as much as I love reading paranormal books I'd rather not encounter some of the creatures that lurk inside! But of course my contemporary would have to have a hot British guy in it. ;) LOL! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  2. I'd go for the world of Harry Potter. If I could Apparate places, I would save so much time, and that's only one spell.

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  3. Awwwww, this is such a cute idea for a giveaway, Hilda! If anyone asks, I usually say that I don't really believe in soul mates or love at first sight or anything like that... But deep down inside, I like to think that there IS hope for sweet things like the red string of fate! The bookish girl in me is especially wishing for a soul mate to pop out of nowhere one day and say, "HEY MIMI!" Although it probably won't be that obvious LOL...

    Enough Mimi blabbering! If my life had to be like a genre, I'd definitely pick paranormal hands down! For one thing, it's so much cooler with all those powers and stuff than a regular contemporary read! And for another thing, dystopians are way too freaky! x)

    Love you, Hilda! Thanks so much for this amazing chance! :) <3

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  4. What a cute themed giveaway! I love it, Hilda <3 And I think I've seen a bit of the tale somewhere in the past... I think it's one of the sweetest things I've seen.

    Of course, I'd choose paranormal/fantsy! Yup, I still have those dreams of when I was little of having powers... Although needless to say, right now it's just a normal contemporary one LOL I'd NEVER pick dystopian. Like Mimi said, too scary T_T

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  5. omg I LOVE the theme for this giveaway! The red string of fate has always been so interesting to me and having it named this is perfect. It's very romantic!

    love the question too! I think it would be contemporary because there's always really sweet boys and everything ends up well. :D

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  6. Fantasy/Historical. Something like "Graceling" and "Fire"! :)

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  7. Paranormal for sure. I just want to be able to teleport!! I hate traveling that much. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Fantasy probably :P Or paranormal. I love magic in general :D

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  9. I would so go for Paranormal or fantasy
    Cus that would be so cool

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  10. My life would be turned into a contemporary if we are being literal. However, if I could choose I would want it to be turned into either paranormal or dystopian. Both would be fun.

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  11. :) I love for paranormal because i always wanted a super power, aka flying. Or whatever genre Harry Potter is, i always wanted to go to hogwarts.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. maybe fantasy. I'd love to be part of harry potter

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  13. I think fantasy would be fun... as long as I could have some cool power. I'd also like a funny, romantic contemporary. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Probably not dystopian, because well, usually the world has ended or there's a really controlling government, so I'd probably have to go with Epic Fantasy... It would be awesome to live in a world of dragons, elves, magic etc.

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  15. Urban fantasy! they always have the hottes guys there ;))

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  16. Wow, that is actually a hard question. If I pick contemporary, then that basically means the 'real' life and honestly, I think 'real' life is not that fun compared to other genres like dystopian, fantasy or paranormal.

    Like Mimi, I'm going to choose paranormal! Living in a world where vampires, werewolves, meramids etc exist is AWESOME!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Hilda! ♥ Love the theme of the giveaway! So unique and cute! ;)

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  17. I love the red string theory. I think that’s super cute thinking we’re all tied to someone in the world.

    Ooo, tough choice on the genre. I LOVE the paranormal world, so 80% of me wants to pick it. Living it up with the vampires, werewolves and faeries? Yes, please! But the other 20% is probably being influenced by the book I’m currently reading (Slated – Teri Terry) which is a dystopia. But I think I’ll stick with paranormal, because it’s always interesting and is my first love.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Kim

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  18. hopefully something in the cyber punk genre, or urban fantasy :)

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  19. Hmmm...I think fantasy. Because my fantasy books are sooo great :D
    And thanks for a chance to win one of these fantastic books

    mariska

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  20. Oh my, Hilda! This is such a lovely giveaway with so many wonderful books. Thank you! :)

    If I had to choose a genre, I would probably go for paranormal. Contemporary isn't interesting enough and a dystopia would be too much for a big wimp like me. :P

    Love the question!

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  21. Hildaa. Thanks so much for the AWESOME themed giveaway! I loved the concept of the red string of fate!! I'd probably choose paranormal too, like Mimi, Celine and almost everyone else. Dystopian is scary, though sometimes it's fascinatingly so. (For instance, the world of Matched!) But paranormal would meet getting to meet creatures that are beyond ordinary! Which would be so exciting and different. Of course, a part of me also longs to live in a contemporary novel- but a contemp with the perfect hot YA boy <3

    Thanks again, Hilda :) You are awesome!

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  22. Aww, this is such a cute idea for a themed giveaway! I couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Hilda! If my life were turned into a book, it would probably be contemporary. Unfortunately, in my real life I am terribly boring. If I got to pick, maybe something fantasy, like I could find out when I turn 21 that I am really a fairy or a witch or maybe a vampire could turn me! That would be fun.

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  23. Oops! I accidentally mistyped my twitter name. It's @justineamore

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  24. Probably paranormal, because it'd just be nice to meet all them hot shapeshifters and vampires :D

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  25. I think it would be Fantasy because there are unexpected things that really happen to me. :)
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway. ;))

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  26. I think it would either be chick lit or fantasy.
    Chick lit: because I want to have a nice love life, almost carefree life and a happy ending!
    fantasy: I need an escape from this almost horrible world. I just need something to spark up my dull life

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I would probably go with contemporary. Although I love fantasy and paranormal, a lot of those situations are super dangerous and I'm quite happy to be living.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Epic fantasy... or just fantasy. You know, something like Harry Potter, Song of Ice and Fire, LOTR... cool stuff with magic and dragons and swords. :D

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  29. I think I would like to turn my life into a Paranormal because they are never boring!!!

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  30. Holy giveaway, Batman!
    I'm afraid the idea of the Red String sounds a bit scary to me because if there is such a thing, I must have broken mine at some point, lol.
    Oh, and I'd totally live in an urban fantasy setting, it is my genre of choice and I wouldn't mind existing in, say, Sookie Stackhouse's universe.

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  31. I would turn my life into an urban fantasy book, because those are still a bit contemporary and modern, but also have a fantasy aspect. So I could still live in the current world, except I would have cool powers and stuff!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Hilda! I've loved your blog ever since I stumbled onto it, and your comments on my blog always make my day! ♥

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  32. I love vampires so I guess I would be one and be married to Eric Northman!! lol thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. My life would be adventurous-paranormal-romantic-book :D
    Cause my life contains everything that neccessary to make a Real Soapopera :P
    Paranormal because I believe these kind of things and sometimes things happened that if you see as others it just seems coincidence but in REAL it's something to help me , direct me to reach my goals :)
    When I was a child everybody said that I'm like a pretty faerie or angel :)

    Thank You!!

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  34. paranormal would love to meet a vampire or werewolf :)

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  35. What a fun question! Even though I enjoy books in other genres, I think I'd definitely like to live in a contemporary :)

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  36. I would so be in a paranormal series (preferably in the Vampire Academy series) because wouldn't it be cool to be in a world of HOT vampires ;D

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  37. Paranormal, I'd love to be able to experience the kind of adventures that always happen in those books and I'd get to meet mythical creatures and have magic :)

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  38. Probably fantasy, because of world full of magic and fantasy creatures like elves, fairies or hobbits!

    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  39. Even though the reality is already quite exciting, it would be great to live in a paranormal world with all those creepy creatures and super powers. I guess I just love adventure.

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  40. I would love it to be a fantasy because I love fantastical worlds.

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  41. It would be sci-fi, as I'd like to see the future.

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  42. I would probably be a paranormal romance, because I want to experience the same adventures and powers and all that, but stay in the real world at the same time. :)

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  43. I would love for my life to be like a paranormal romance book, because i think it would be amazing and exciting to encounter vampires, werewolves, etc!

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  44. I'd love to live in a fantasy book, because I always wanted to go to Hogwarts and live with magic!

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  45. I loved this promotion, I really want to participate! books that perfect! * - *

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  46. I love dystopia so i'd choose that! Thanks.

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  47. i think historical romance would be nice.
    Can imagine my self attending balls with pretty gowns or having an afternoon tea... and of course meeting a handsome duke!

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  48. romantic


    I have very romantic love story....

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  49. Paranormal because I like different and I would love to have some cool power!

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  50. Such a hard question to answer, but such a great question to ask! I would probably have to say Dystopian, simply because I want to see what our future world would/will look like long after my time has passed, or what will happen to the world i once knew if it was hit with catastrophic events. Love your idea for your themed giveaway!

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  51. Urban fantasy, preferably if I am come from magic. I always wanted to turn our house roaches to chocolates and give them to my enemies. :)

    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! The theme of this giveaway is very nice! It reminded me of an anime I used to watch back then. :D

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  52. I'd love my life to be a fantasy book! Dragons, magic, castles, the whole deal!

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  53. Probably Paranormal Romance. Love me some sexy vamps or werewolves ^^

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  54. My life is currently a living horror story. So many college assignments pilling up. I eat, breath and dream about them lol.

    I would love for it to be Urban Fantasy though!

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  55. Paranormal for sure! I already think werewolves, vampires, and witches are borderline real lol

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  56. I would want it to be contemporary or paranormal because those are my favorite genres.

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  57. Well I think anything but dystopian would be OK!!

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  58. I don't know. I'd love it to be paranormal but I think that's just wishful thinking! :)

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd choose paranormal because I've always loved things in that category (vampires, witches, fairies, weres, etc.).

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  60. I would have to choose a contemporary, I would probably have to deal with so many real life issues, but as long as there's a swoony male I'm happy! thanks for the giveaway Hilda! :)

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  61. I would pick old-fashioned kind of fantasy... like Cornelia Funke's Ink series!! :D

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    1. Oh, and why? Definitely for the romanticism in it! I'm a huge fan of romance and adventure, like a good fairy tale, so that is why I would choose it! :D

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  62. urban fantasy! paranormal fantasy would be nice too. i think i'm already living it inside my head so it would be awesome.

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  63. I'd definitely turn my life into a dystopian novel with romance! :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Paranormal/Romantic :D Becouse I love all sorts of paranormal stuff and I love Love and lovestories, so :D

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  65. Fantastic Literature *-* I simply love the medieval world and its diversity and magnificence!

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  66. Fantasy! something with magic because I adore magic...

    Thank you for the awesome selection of books, and for making this International :)

    Ro.

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    1. woops. forgot to put the 'why' :)
      I love the idea of being able to use magic, and perhaps do the impossible. It's a nice change from all the technology and science (not that I have anything against that, I Luuurrrve Science) that's around.

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  67. I think it would be paranormal, because I would love to be something else, not normal, with some kind of powers :)

    Awesome idea for your giveaway Hilda, The Red String of Fate, I love it!

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  68. Fantasy. I want magic and dragons :)

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  69. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks.

    I'd love to live in Cassandra Clare's world of Shadow Hunters! :-) Definitely fantasy/paranormal type!

    Though my real life is far more boring haha xxx

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  70. What an amazing question! I think I'd prefer a PNR or UF world, like Nalini Singh's Psy Changeling world. Maybe just some Hogwarts, though? Definitely not Dystopian, and I'm quite certain that I wouldn't enjoy living in the stereotypical Regency era, either. Maybe the future, though it depends on what said future'd look like. XD Oh God, I'll probably never be able to properly reply to questions like this.

    In any case, thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!!

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  71. Fantasy... Only if that would mean that I'd get to meet Sirius Black!

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  72. Oh. That made me think! I suspect it would end up being a comedic/tragic biography because fact is funnier (ie stranger) than fiction...
    If I could enter a different world I'd go with Amish fiction because of the peace and quiet!

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  73. if my life where a book definitely will be Contemporary.

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  74. Oooh, I love Dystopian, so that would probably be my choice. I think it would be cool to live in a future society, although with the problem that usually comes from the government, it would be pretty different.

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  75. I am totally tempted to choose something exciting like dystopian or some kind of paranormal. But that would be scary. So contemporary, because they are so cute and always have happy endings :P

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  76. Dystopian because I like adventure =D thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  77. I would change my life into dystopian because I feel change is in order to make this a better world. Maybe a world of equality.

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  78. I would love to be a kick-ass heroine so urban fantasy is probably the one for me. I might not enjoy it as much as I like reading it because I'd probably back away from danger. So a nice fallen angel paranormal would be better :)

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  79. If I could pick it would be paranormal/supernatural. In reality it would be a warning, a How To Not do what I did. hahaha.

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  80. I would most definitely want my life to be a contemporary novel :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Hilda, it's a lovely theme :)

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  81. for me : paranormal (coz i love a vampir) and contemporer ( i want my life like a contemporer novel).

    thanks for the giveaway,,success for you ^^

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  82. It'll be a fantasy or paranormal. That's because I like vampires (even the bad ones. We have evil people in the world. And they're not as beautiful and sexy as a vampire), and fantastic creatures.

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  83. Paranormal!!! :-D Hey... isn't that real? Life is paranormal, isn't it?!

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  84. I would so love to be the main character in a Regency Era novel. Bring on my Mr. Darcy!

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  85. Oh probably it's going to a mix of everything. I really can't choose because I love urban fantasy and paranormal but dystopian is growing on me!

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  86. If my life was a realistic book? Contemporary or chick-flick. If I could pick any one I would have to say Dystopian cuz that would be WAY FUN!

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  87. Haha, I think my life would be some kind of math solving mystery. Something along the lines of the Da Vinci Code, but for teenagers. It had to be involving mythology and unfortunately lacking romance!

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  88. Urban fantasy! Hands down! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  89. I'm gonna have to genre-jump. I'd like to turn my life into a travel book.

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  90. Hmmmm....I would love a paranormal life! With a great alien boyfriend, preferably Daemon Black. :)

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  91. Paranormal! I want powers and to live forever!!! Thanks!

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  92. I would chose Harry Potter ... this series I was blown away as everyone ... It would be a witch wanted

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  93. First of all, thank you for the awesome giveaway! Keep your fingers crossed for me! ;D

    If I could have my life be any genre, I would have to say fantasy. LOVE dystopian, but wow would that be a crazy and hard living. Sorry I'm not a B.A. like Katniss, haha. Fantasy would give me all the awesome fictional magic that I love and crave, but without having to change the entire world in the process. If that makes any sense.

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  94. I think I would go for paranormal Have power n live a long life

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  95. I would have to say Contemporary..all the contemporary novels are so sweet and cute... for example, I wouldn't mind being Anna in Anna and the French Kiss and spending the rest of my life with Etienne!! Ah *wishful thinking*

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  96. I think I would prefer urban fantasy - still modern life, but with all the paranormal elements! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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  97. I would turn into a werewolf book so other people could read about sexy werewolves!!

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  98. Contemporary! I'm a simple contemporary girl who like to live in the present lol..

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  99. contemporary! It probably would resemble real life a lot, except that more interesting things would happen! :)

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  100. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Hilda and The theme of this giveaway is very beauty imagination. I think you romantic person ;)

    If my life had to be like a genre; I think I would prefer a fantasy or paranormal because... life is sometimes difficult and I need a miracle to remove difficulties. I think to have a magic wand like harry porter I just could not help myself but, I can help many people. Difficulties will disappear, and that's only one spell. Hahahaha...mind may be childish but, imagine if it really happened. there will be one person who helped many people. Such tales LOL

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  101. I would say paranormal because I would love to be able to have cool abilities like be able to fly

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  102. Paranormal romance :) Im a sucker for unusual and for romance so I would like to imagine my life like that.

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  103. I'd go for urban fantasy definitely!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I would probably go with fantasy. Like the Iron Fey Series. Only I would have to meet Ash and have him be in love with me.

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  105. Paranormal or Fantasy I think ... There's a lot of challange.. and definitely we can not find them in our real world..

    Thank's for this giveaway.. and making it International.. ^^

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  106. I'd pick paranormal so I could be a shapeshifter and my friends would all be other cool paranormal creatures like werewolves, vampires, etc. Thanks for this awesome giveaway - I would love to win!

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  107. I love paranormal but it would be scaring to meet a vampire or werewolf. Erm... so, I'd pick mystery. Solving mystery, catching criminal, guessing the code would be interesting! :-)

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  108. Either paranormal or contemporary. I'd love to be able to have cool abilities, and the contemporary genre is a cute one! Plus, I'm a hopeless romantic, so what can I say? ;) Awesome giveaway, BTW.

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  109. Contemporary! But like the cutesy, romantic one, like Anna and the French Kiss! Dystopian would be cool too because it would add a lot of excitement to my rather boring life :)

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  110. Contemporary all the way! Contemporary is my favorite genre :D

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  111. Ohhhh tough choice! I'd pick dystopian because I love the danger and intrigue, but I'm not sure it would be a place I'd actually ENJOY lol.

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  112. I'm looking at magic realism because having a little magic in your life is always nice.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I'd say contemporary romance... you can always use a bit of love in your life!

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  114. ShotgunGuyIsCoolMay 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    I would say anything with romance in it xD
    I'm a die-hard romantic :P
    teo_pei_yun@hotmail.com

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  115. I think my life would be a mix-up of Drama, Realism and Hard-work - sadly lacking in the Romance department :/ haha :) thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  116. What a tough question. Hmmm. I think my life's gonna be in an urban fantasy genre. Modern setting with an added twist like paranormal elements. If anything, I'd like to live in the world of The Mortal Instruments. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  117. I will voluntary enter the world of fantasy adventure. since some of my favorite readings are : harry potter, lord of the rings, peter-pan, ronia the robber's daughter,and the little prince.

    I think it will so nice if there's a moment i can taste the Harry's world, or travel with Frodo Baggins and meet many kind of creatures, or maybe fly to neverland? :P

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  118. Urban fantasy - our world, with a bit of a twist. I think it would be exciting to explore.

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  119. hmm that's tough. i would love if my life was some kind of paranormal or urban fantasy but seeing as i'm without any vampires or ghosts or anything of the sort my life is definitely not either of those. it's not romance either, so i guess i'm gonna have to say it's probably more along the contemporary.

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  120. Urban Fantasy because i would like to imagine my self as a strong female character who kick everyone a** =)

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  121. I'm thinking my life would make a rather funny comedy, the people in my life would sure be perfect for it anyway.

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  122. Paranormal. I'd like to be able to meet all kinds of supernatural creatures. And in most of them the heroine finds out that she's secretly one too. How awesome would that be? Some romance with a mysterious handsome stranger would be fine too :P

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  123. Historical romance would be great.

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  124. Fantasy! (: The thing is though... me and one of my friends have always wanted to live out a Zombie apocalypse... only everything would go back to normal afterwards... haha.

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  125. Secondary world fantasy, of course!

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  126. about genre, I would like to read some fictions book because I like to imagining something to the 'other' thing or wonderful, it can refresh my brain too =)
    thanks for your amazing giveway, dear :)

    xoxo,
    Tifa :)

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  127. Adventure!
    Why? That is a tough question... but it seems fun!

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