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Canada Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Freda's Voice stop on The Canada Day Blog Hop!

We're offering a funny book with a Canadian theme, which we think will be a light and amusing read for anyone who wins it, so good luck, eh?
How to Be a Canadian provides a hilarious insider's look at Canada, covering subjects as diverse as diet, dating rituals, sports, politics and social rules.
Sample topics include ‘Twelve Ways to Say You're Sorry,’ ‘Holidays and Hijinks,’ ‘How to Make Love Like a Canadian,’ and ‘Canadian Cuisine (and How to Avoid It).’
Loaded with wry advice and barbed commentary, their book will teach you everything you need to know about how to be a Canadian - whether you already are one or not. (Publisher Douglas & McIntyre’s product description)
More info: As a guidebook, How to Be a Canadian contains ‘a wealth of information gathered from fact-filled articles that the authors sort of remember reading somewhere,’ but frankly, the facts are really just there as a framework for a wicked sense of humor.
The jokes are sometimes juvenile: ‘There are 30,000,000 people in Canada - all of whom have, at some point, frozen their tongues to the side of a flagpole.’
Sometimes, they’re pointedly amusing: ‘Often, when the UN needs a cereal box translated, they call in the Canadians, who parachute out of stealth bombers clutching boxes of Capitaine Crounche.’
And they’re often fall-out-of-bed funny: ‘There is the assumption that Canada has only two seasons: Winter and Not Winter. In fact, Canada has no fewer than six distinct seasons: Tax; Hockey; More Hockey; Still More Hockey; Summer (also known as the July Long Weekend); and finally, Good God, Isn't the Hockey Season Over by Now?!’ (Amazon product description, reviewer listed as Marven Krug)

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  HOW TO ENTER:
1. WATCH BOOK TRAILER + GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK
Watch the book trailer for Random Magic: Click to watch
(http://tinyurl.com/yl26xwa)
Then, on the same YouTube page, leave a thoughtful comment on your favorite part of the book trailer, or something which surprised you or made you smile. [+2]
Examples:
- I was intrigued by the character of the shapeshifting raven, and I'm
curious about his name.
- I'd be interested in seeing what's behind the magical doors at the
very end of the video.
- My favorite part of the video was the little duck, because he's
cute - although I'm most curious about the Red Queen.
2. WATCH BOOK REVIEW + GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK
Watch a mellow video review for Random Magic: Click to watch (http://tinyurl.com/8xq84bl)
Then, on the same YouTube page, just leave your take on this question:
If it were possible to book-jump, which character mentioned by the reviewer would you be most interested in meeting, and why? [+1]

3. LEAVE A CANADA-RELATED BLOG SUGGESTION BELOW
Tell us which Canadian city would be nice to visit, and why - or leave a link to a Canada-related blog that’s not necessarily bookish, but still of interest, and let us know why you’d suggest we check it out. [+1]
4. TELL US! When you’re done, just mark off the three simple tasks in the Rafflecopter box above, and you’ll be fully credited with four points.
BONUS: You do have the option to pick up a fifth point by either tweeting a link to this post, or pinning a mention and link of this post on Pinterest, whichever you prefer.
OTHER STUFF: A winner will be picked at random, unless someone leaves a comment so witty, fun-loving and hilarious that it makes us laugh out loud - then that person justifiably has to win, and fair play to all.
Please note: In the interests of impartiality, you’re not required to write a compliment on the YouTube page, just to give your neutral take on which part of the book trailer stood out for you, personally. Of course, if you really liked the trailer, you're free to write more, if you like. If you don't enjoy the book trailer, it's perfectly fine if you choose not to enter to win.
On the other hand, if you got a kick out of the book trailer and genuinely liked it, feel free to show your support by giving it a thumbs up or a like, if you want to - that's not a requirement to enter and not taken into account for the entry, but it would be appreciated, and thanks!

***** Thanks for visiting, have fun and good luck. ******
  ***** If you're interested in knowing more about Random Magic, here are some quick links to browse. ******
Print (http://tinyurl.com/c5j36be) | Kindle (http://tinyurl.com/c9q2lxx) | YouTube (http://tinyurl.com/3b9kuvq) | Twitter (http://tinyurl.com/3vn27et) | Pinterest (http://tinyurl.com/7jhg7cq)

***** If you're considering buying a copy of Random Magic for yourself, or as a gift for someone cool, and you just want a chance to check it out a little beforehand, here’s a quick sampling of reviews. Please feel free to browse. ******
Review (http://tinyurl.com/co7ao2n) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/27snana) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/44agr2n) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/btpze32) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/bwdwdr6) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/22mr9ct) | Review (http://tinyurl.com/ble82ex)

***** Book bloggers and vloggers (booktubers) and review requests. *****
If you're a book blogger or vlogger who posts regularly and you’d love to review this book, feel free to send a note via Twitter. Kindly note that this is an indie book, and if there's a 'no indies' review policy in effect at your blog or video channel, we’ll be unable to fulfill your request for a review copy of this title. Review requests received from bloggers or vloggers who specifically have indie-friendly policies in effect will automatically receive first priority status.

***** You might also like... ******
Video Week: Random Magic: July 21-30, 2012
 You are cordially invited to join us for an entertaining week of cool reviews and creative videos from vloggers around the world, featuring the book Random Magic, by Sasha Soren. Includes chance to win cute prize bundle. Browse schedule (http://tinyurl.com/dx8lopj)

Comments

  1. Thanks for participating in this year's hop and for all of the tweets that you did leading up to the big day.

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  2. Here is a Canadian blog that I follow daily. I love her!
    http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/

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  3. Xpresso Reads is a great blog. http://www.xpressoreads.com/

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  4. A Scottish writer living in Canada
    - http://williammeikle.com/

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  5. Happy Canada Day! I'll have to catch up over this long weekend! So much happening in the blogosphere! :)

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  6. Thank you for being a part of the hop! :)

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  7. I'm going to give you the link to my blog, since I'm Canadian!
    http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you so much for participating in this years blog hop! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

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