Folio Giveaway: Enter if You Wish

Pic from the Folio Society Website

My first year in uni is over,but I still don’t have time to read or blog – well,at least for one more week.I’m not back in my country yet,but instead I’m staying at my father’s friend’s place.If I lock myself upstairs to read or blog,I might be deemed an anti-social freak.I said the last time that I will be reading Stiff,but on second thoughts I think I’ll go for Beloved; I guess my mood is just not up for a non-fiction book at the moment.I’ve read the first pages of Toni Morrisson’s novel and can’t wait to delve more into it.

Oh,I’m also hosting a Folio Giveaway.It’ll end on July 30,so you’ll somehow have plenty of weeks to make a choice.You’re free to enter irrespective of your country,as Folio ships everywhere: just leave a comment and say which book you’d like to have if you win.Your number will depend on the order of the comments: if you comment first,you’ll be given the number ”1”.

Here’s something more.I don’t host this giveaway to get more views or whatever.I just like Folios (I think it’s more than obvious when you take a look at my book hauls) and want to spread the love.Also,the blogging community has given me so much,and I just want to express my gratitude to them.Finally,I believe we live in a world where money comes first to many people,and some don’t even realize how ugly and spiteful they turn when they become attached to it; I am disgusted with this way of thinking and just wish to selflessly share and make people happy.

Here’s the list of Folio books you can choose from:

A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories – Flannery O’Connor
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
The Analects – Confucius
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Arabian Nights – Various
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild
Bloody Chambers and Other Stories – Angela Carter
The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories – V.S.Pritchett
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
The Complete Shorter Fiction – Herman Melvile
Conrad’s Congo – Joseph Conrad
Over Sea,Under Stone – Susan Cooper
Disgrace – J.M.Coetzee
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Dream Days – Kenneth Grahame
The Eagle of the Ninth – Rosemary Sutcliff
Emil and the Detectives – Erich Kastner
The Epic of Gilgamesh – Unknown 
Eugene Onegin – Alexander Pushkin
Fermat’s Last Theorem – Simon Singh
A Folio Anthology of Poetry – Various
The Golem – Gustav Meyrink
Good Behaviour – Molly Keane
Greenwitch – Susan Cooper
The Grey King – Susan Cooper
Hans Andersen Fairy Tales – Hans Andersen
Hemingway Short Stories – Ernest Hemingway
Herzog – Saul Bellow
The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
The Meaning of Hitler – Sebastian Haffner
Meditations and Other Writings – Rene Descartes
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
Miss Marple Short Stories – Agatha Christie
Moonfleet – J.Meade Falkner
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
The Once and Future King – T.H.White
Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
The Owl Service – Alan Garner
The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M.Cain
The Prime of Miss Brodie – Muriel Spark
The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain
The Princess and the Goblin – George MacDonald
The Railway Children – E.Nestbit
Relativity – Albert Einstein
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Renaissance:Studies in Art and Poetry – Walter Pater
The Secret Garden – Frances Burnett
The Selfish Giant and Other Stories – Oscar Wilde
Seven Gothic Tales – Karen Blixen
Silver on the Tree – Susan Cooper
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
Smith – Leon Garfield
Surely,You’re Joking Mr Feynman – Richard Feynman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -John le Carré
A Traveller in Time – Alison Uttley
The Vampyre and Other Macabre Tales – John Polidory
What Katy Did – Sarah C.Woolsey
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L.Frank Baum

I hope you like the list. 🙂


32 thoughts on “Folio Giveaway: Enter if You Wish”

  1. Oh congrats on completing first year at Uni! My first year was the most awkward. 😛 And those Folios are stunning, absolutely yes!

    1. Thank you!! 😀
      Haha,how was it awkward?Any way,I bet it couldn’t be more awkward than mine,given my timidity and anxiety.
      Anyway,I wish you good luck for the giveaway! 😀

      1. Awkward because I didn’t know anyone and didn’t know my way around the campus. Always kept getting lost! And I’ve always been an introvert so I thought i was done with group work in high school but it kept continuing in Uni too… 😀

  2. Well done on your first year. I should love to enter your giveaway which is fabulously generous. I think I would choose Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, a stunning book I haven’t read in years.

    1. Thanks! 🙂
      I’m happy you like the giveaway! I haven’t yet read In Cold Blood,but will do in the coming weeks.Hopefully you can win it! Good luck! 🙂

  3. Amazing giveaway! I’d love The Railway Children so I can give it to my daughter for her first birthday which is coming up!

  4. What a lovely giveaway to offer! I’d love “On The Eve” if I was lucky enough to win!

  5. Congrats on finishing your first year of uni! Thank you for this awesome giveaway, I love Folio Society, and would love to have The Name of the Rose!

  6. What a fantastic. If I was lucky enough to win I would choose Alice in Wonderland. I read it years and years ago but would to have it in my collection.

  7. I hope you’re enjoying your break from university! Your list has many very tempting titles and I was almost going to pick the Arabian Nights, but because a) I still haven’t found myself a copy of one of my favourite books of all time and b) Quentin Blake, I would definitely choose George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Hands down the best edition I’ve seen so far.

    1. Haha,nice choice really! 😉
      Quentin Blake is so respected that his drawings only appear in Limited Edition Folio Society books now,which cost a lot; they can be around the price of £300 or more.
      If I’m not mistaken,only Don Quixote and Animal Farm were privileged enough to bear his works as standard editions.But that was long ago.Since then Animal Farm,being an incredibly popular title,has been constantly republished by the Folio Society.The title on the spine isn’t in fancy fonts,and it doesn’t have an introduction (at the time it was published introduction was not an absolute must for Folio editions;today Animal Farm might be the only lacking an intro among the hundreds of books currently on sale by the FS ),yet this simple little book keeps selling.I guess the respective geniuses of Orwell and Blake are for something! 😉

  8. Hey yay giveaway! ^^ So many good books!! I love how Folio looks but they cost o.O I’ll pickThe Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain

    1. Haha,yeah,they do cost quite a lot.But when you consider the quality of the binding,the beautiful illustrations,the thickness of the paper,and the exclusive illustration by well-known authors,they’re worth it in the end.
      Anyway,The Prince and the Pauper? Sure! Good luck for the giveaway! 😀

  9. Very generous of you to hold this giveaway! Whenever I see anything to do with Folio Society, I think of you now haha. Anyway, I hope you are enjoying your time off school. That’s one year down! 🙂

  10. Well done on first year of Uni completed! Time goes by so quickly!! What a generous giveaway too, I often check out your haul posts and the Folio books really are stunning. I have no idea what I’d pick if I won, play it safe with a childhood favourite maybe?? 🙂

  11. Nice work on completing your first year! I am so entering your giveaway because you can never have too many Folio editions 😉

      1. Oh,that sounds interesting!! 🙂

        Do you have a blog? When I click on your name,a URL ( appears,but a few seconds after,I fail to access the page…

  12. I had that blog but didn’t really do anything with it, so I don’t have it anymore, btw did I win? 😉

  13. I completely missed this post. For some reason some blog posts on my blog roll update late and then they get buried below others. :-Z

    Am I too late? If not, I’d go for Hans Andersen Fairy Tales. Again, I just love those Folios!

    1. Hey!
      Long time no hear! Nope,you’re not too late,though it’s closing pretty soon.
      I wish you good luck! I’m glad you’re participating! 🙂

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