MY FIRST-EVER GIVEAWAY!!
So, It’s coming up on a year since I first became really active on tumblr, and the thing that brought me to it was “North & South.” And since I’m still in love with the story as much as ever, I thought I’d do a little giveaway to commemorate it.
- Thornton’s Mill tee shirt*
- a copy of the N&S novel by Elizabeth Gaskell
- a bag each of the Thornton & Margaret tea blends I made on Adagio
- a mug and saucer with a quote from N&S**
ADDITIONALLY…I will send everyone who participates (and provides an address) a sealed teabag of my choosing. Just a random cup of tea on me. Just for being part of the N&S fandom. :)
- You must REBLOG this ONCE to enter.
- You do NOT have to be following me (but hello, if you love N&S we should totes be pals!)
- IF YOU HAVE POSTED HATE/RANTS about the main characters and tagged it in the North and South thread, you’re not eligible. (Sorry. But then, why would you want this stuff anyway?)
- Each prize is individual. So there are multiple winners. The first randomly drawn name gets to pick first, the second from what’s left, and so on.
- Deadline is midnight (PST, ‘cos that’s where I live…) FEB 13th…because I thought it would be a nice Valentine’s gift for me to pick a winner on the 14th. I personally don’t like V Day but….this will make me more excited for it.
- I’d love to see a pic of you with your prize once you get it! :D
* I will order the shirt from zazzle’s once i have a winner…you tell me the size & your address, and I’ll have it shipped to you
** I actually have three of these mugs, but only one with a quote so far. I was thinking of doing the two other most famous quotes, ie “I’ve seen hell and it’s white…snow white” and “coming home with me?” but i could EASILY be persuaded to put a book quote instead. So I could leave that up to the winners.
“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
Image from FanPop.com
Elizabeth Gaskell Appreciation on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/28132375/via/nelly
I read this book TWICE this year…and skimmed it more times than I can count.
It’s the kind of book I carried around with me, sometimes from room to room…always keeping it in arm’s reach…this went on for months.
I read and love a lot of books. This one…ugh, idk…it just devastated me on multiple levels. I get why it would not be everyone’s cup of tea but i just completely fell in love with it.
While I love period drama men in their fancy attire, I also enjoy their appearance after they take off their cravat/tie, hat, coat. John Thornton from North and South is a great example of this.
Confessed by: Anonymous
this is super spot on.
|—||Elizabeth Gaskell / North and South (via la-la-la-lines)|
I have 4 editions of this book and I am now tempted to buy another.
Yes,you read that correctly 4 different editions!
I have the very first one at the top. I’d really love to find an old secondhand copy somewhere. I’ll look for it til I die. I love that book so freakin’ much.
Earlier this weekend a customer asked me if I could check to see if we had a particular book (A request heard multiple times daily, of course, and happily obliged.)
Me: “What are you looking for?”
Customer: “North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.”
Me: “Ooooh, man! Probably not, because I keep looking for it myself and we never seem to get it!” (But still, we check.)
(a couple minutes later in conversation)
Me: “So, have you seen the miniseries?”
Customer: “The BBC one? Oh yes! Richard Armitage rules my life.”
Me: “I love that you knew exactly why I was asking.” XD
I had an INCREDIBLY hard time locating a copy. Had to break down & order from Amazon!! I’ve never been able to find it at HPB, either…and I always look!!
Haha, that’s a GREAT story, though!!! Thanks for sharing. :D
Richard Armitage edit 6/?? (x)
“He shrank from hearing Margaret’s very name mentioned; he, while he blamed her—while he was jealous of her—while he renounced her—he loved her sorely, in spite of himself.”