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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green

7.16.2012

Reading Road Trip - Louisiana


Welcome to my second stop on the Reading Road Trip, the great state of Louisiana, hosted by Britta at I Like These Books and Hafsah at Icey Books!

This is the state flag.

Here are some interesting facts about Louisiana:
  • Louisiana became the 19th state on April 30, 1812.
  • Louisiana is known as the Pelican State.
  • Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
  • Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
  • The Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans is one of two of the nation's only mobile national monuments.
  • The first Tarzan movie was filmed in Louisiana in 1917.
  • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault".
I've never visited Louisiana except for in books, tv, and movies, but it is one of the states I want to travel to.  If any of you have the chance to ever visit, I would take the opportunity. There is a lot of interesting spiritual history, as well as Civil War and current history in Louisiana; it is just oozing with heartbreaking & inspiring stories.  But if you're unable to visit, I'm offering some books that I hope will help take you there!


There will be ONE winner who can pick ONE book from the choices above. 
(All books will be in paperback format & may not be the exact edition seen above.  In the instances of The Iron King & Infinity, another book in the series may be chosen)
This giveaway is also INTERNATIONAL, as long as the Book Depository ships to you!

Check the schedule to make sure you visit ALL the stops.
I also had a stop in Alabama on July 11th, so don't forget to check that out!

To enter:
Fill out the rafflecopter below 
(make sure BD ships to you first here)
The winner will be contacted by email
The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Must be 13 years of age

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28 comments:

  1. Mark Twain's brother owned the the newspaper in the town I live in: Muscatine, Iowa. Twain used to write for the paper! He is said to have once noted that "I remember Muscatine for its summer sunsets. I have never seen any on either side of the ocean which equaled them." I must say, we do have gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. :) Here's some info, though I can't say how reliable it is: http://www.twainquotes.com/Muscatine/muscatine.html Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. I just found this out yesterday! Which made me extremely happy because I think he is the sexiest man alive <3. Yum! But Sung Kang, he played in the Fast and Furious movies. Yumo! He's from Gainseville, Georgia!! AHH!
    It's fate <3. Haha.

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  3. Louisiana is my home state!! Love me some boudin balls and gumbo :)

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  4. We have awesome cheesesteaks!!! lol try to guess what state I am ;)
    -JennyC

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  5. Home of couch burnings.

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  6. Utahns are obsessed with fry sauce, usually a mixture of mayo and ketchup.

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  7. I live in Slovakia, Europe and the architecture here is beautiful! And the food is awesome! :D

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  8. Hmm...I live in Queens, NYC and it's actually one of the most diverse areas in the world! :D

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  9. Everything about California is interesting. :P

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  10. I live in Georgia. My interesting fact is that the state flower is the Cherokee Rose.

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  11. I live in a in the county limits of Waxahachie, TX because we aren't in the city limits my husband can dove hunt right in our back yard!

    Yes it is hick country!

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  12. I live right next to the largest lock in the Rideau canal.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. The reading road trip is a very cool idea.

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  13. I live in Seattle, WA....as for an interesting fact, we're home to the Pacific Octopus, a purple variety that grows up to 20 feet in length and is incredibly curious and intelligent. :)

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  14. I live in Seattle. An interesting fact: Our downtown is built on top of the ruins of a past downtown. You can actually take an underground tour of the ruins.

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  15. I live near a town in the UK that many people had never heard of. Then it got featured on a popular tv show and now nearly everyone has heard of it. (well people who live in the UK anyway). I guess that is something I can say without publishing my exact location. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. where i live, they flooded a town, and now its a popular lake in my area.

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  17. My state's fruit is produced more heavily in another state. And to add a punch to it the highest fruit produce within the state is not the state fruit.

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  18. I live in Connecticut, it is the home of oldest Newspaper in the United States,the Hartford Courant started in 1764 Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

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  20. I don't know much about NC because I haven't lived here long. The two things I do know are: UNC was the first American public university ever built, and Black Beard died in the Outer Banks.

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  21. I live in San Diego, California and I once heard that in the Wizard Of OZ, the Munchkin land and pretty much all of OZ was inspired by Balboa Park and the Hotel Del in Coronado :)

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  22. Well, I'm not sure what to tell you about Alabama, since I've only lived here a little over a year. But, I do know we have the absolute best college football team.

    The University of Alabama has won 14 National Championships. ROLL TIDE!!

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  23. Something interesting about where I live? When to me there is nothing interesting to me, mostly because I've lived in the same exact spot since I was born. I guess some people would think living 30 minutes from the beach would be interesting.

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  24. fl ,texas,louisiana,georgia all before I turned 8.guess were I live now?

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  25. I live in New Jersey and we didn't have nearly as many "guidos" as we do now that the Jersey Shore tv show came out. People are feeding into the stereotype. blah

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  26. I live in Malaysia and there is a yellow star on the flag that has 13 points!

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  27. I live in Singapore and it is a very multi-cultural country :) and you can pretty much drive from one end of the country to the other in less than an hour (with no traffic...which is impossible). Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  28. I live in Madrid, Spain. 73% of the residents of Madrid read at least 2 books a month.

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Happy reading!!!!

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