Friday, October 26, 2012

The Literary Blog Hop - Dare to Sci-Fi!

Dare to Sci-Fi!!

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop
Hosted by Judith @ Leeswamme's Blog

I am offering one of my favorite books of all time to share for The Literary Blog Hop. I know there are a lot of people who "don't read science-fiction" but there's always room for an exception.

It would have to be an amazingly well written with a strong woman, an exciting plot, and an unforgettable romance.

The Ship Who Sang (Brainship, #1)The Ship Who Sang
by Anne McCaffrey
Mass Market Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 12th 1985 by Del Rey (first published 1969)

Helva had been born human

...but only her brain had been saved - saved to be schooled, programmed and implanted in the sleek titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner - male or female - to share her exhilarating escapades in space!

Jennan bowed toward the central control pillar where Helva was. Helva's personal preference crystallized at that precise moment and for that particular reason: Jennon, alone of all the men, had addressed his remarks directly at her physical presence - even thought she could pick up his image anywhere in the ship - regardless of the fact that her body was behind massive metal walls.

Helva didn't understand that she fell in love with Jennan that evening... she didn't realize that together they would have to face one of the most grisly holocausts. 

This is one of my library treasures. Just sharing about it makes me want to reread it again. But... I'll have tissues handy. I remember it's worth it, but.... no. I can't say. You must get this book if you don't win it.

Available to WIN:

1 print copy of The Ship Who Sang shipped from me to you, anywhere. (Well... any address. And not, like, on the moon, as I've mentioned before. But pretty much anywhere -ish. Oh, you know what I mean. No taking advantage of grandiose statements. Sheesh!) See my normal rules under the About tab.

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The Literary Blog Hop:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read in a Single Sitting
  3. Ephemeral Digest
  4. My Devotional Thoughts
  5. Devouring Texts
  6. Tony's Reading List
  7. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  8. Too Fond
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. Kristi Loves Books
  11. The Book Club Blog
  12. Sam Still Reading
  13. Silver's Reviews (USA)
  14. Bibliosue
  15. Heavenali
  16. Under My Apple Tree
  17. Misfortune of Knowing (North America)
  18. Lena Sledge's Blog
  19. Lost Generation Reader
  20. Seaside Book Nook
  21. The Relentless Reader
  22. Rikki's Teleidoscope
  23. Monique Morgan
  24. That READioactive Book Blog
  25. kaggsysbookisahramblings
  26. Ragdoll Books Blog
  27. Kate's Library
  28. The Book Garden
  29. Uniflame Creates
  30. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  1. Ciska's Book Chest
  2. The Book Divas Reads
  3. Alex in Leeds
  4. Simple Clockwork
  5. Bluestalking (USA)
  6. Fresh Ink Books
  7. Sweeping Me
  8. Giraffe Days
  9. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (USA)
  10. Books Thoughts Adventures (USA)
  11. emmalikestoread
  12. Colorimetry
  13. Page Plucker
  14. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  15. 2606 Books and Counting
  16. Book Nympho
  17. She-Wolf Reads
  18. The Little Reader Library (Europe)
  19. Booklover Book Reviews
  20. Dolce Bellezza


  1. This book sounds great, please enter me! I have and do reread Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, it is my all time favourite book!

  2. I like to reread Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson.
    Thank you for the international giveaway :)

  3. There are tons of books that I have reread. The entire In Death series by JD Robb, the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, and my all time favorite book- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I've gone through 4 paperback copies of that book I read it so much.

  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :D

  5. 1984 by George Orwell - to this day, it's one of my favorite books!

  6. I reread so many good books in my life, like Demian, Lolita, the little prince, they are all different and awesome books! =]]

    Thx for the giveaway xD

  7. THANKS for the giveaway.

    I don't need entered, but wanted to comment.

    I love your blog...BEAUTIFUL...OLD FOLLOWER.

  8. Please count me in! A book I've reread recently, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Then I gave it to my mom, who passed it on to my grandmother, who gave it to my godmother, who all loved it! Something to be said for a book that can appeal to three generations! Thanks, Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

  9. I'm curious about this book. The cover doesn't grab me but your recommendation certainly does!

    I recently re-read Ann Patchett's State of Wonder and I think it's the kind of book that I can read once a year without getting bored.

  10. I re-read Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series whenever a new one comes out :)

  11. Paradise by Judith McNaught. I often reread her books! Love them!

  12. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
    Thank you very much for the giveaway! :)

  13. I have reread the Lightning Theif to my students so many times I have lost count

  14. I recently reread Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - excellent book!

  15. I've reread all of Jane Austen's stuff and also Jane Eyre several times. Those are some of my favorite reads! Great giveaway. Thanks!

  16. It's not SciFi, but I reread Jane Eyre every couple of years. :)

  17. I'm not entering because I already own a copy, and it is one of my favorites! :) A lovely choice for an introduction to her works.

  18. I have re-read THE SOURCE by James A Michener a number of times. It's wonderful.

  19. Nice choice - I've loved all of the McCaffrey books I've read so far but this one hasn't crossed my path yet! I don't reread books THAT much, but the ones I do are real keepers. Some of my favourites are Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History', classics like 'Wuthering Heights' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', and Bill Bryson's travel writing. :)

  20. I have reread Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice and a number of my Stephen King books. I've been wanting to read Anne McCaffrey for a long time and had no clue where to start and recently on the Sword and Laser podcast they mentioned that this book is the best place to start. I'd love to read it.

  21. great giveaway, thanks. A book I often return to is Crow - From the life & songs of the Crow. by Ted Hughes. In my post on it I described it as "This is Crow as deicide, for ever tripping over it's own chaos, this is Crow as victim, cowering in it's own shadow."

  22. I'm re-reading Game of Thrones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. hunger games! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  24. The house of spirits and the lors of the rings!
    thanks so much for making this international!

  25. I have read Little Women several times.


  26. I have reread Harry Potter series three times, I think.

  27. Stone of Tears by Goodkind
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  28. As a book-a-holic, I read a lot and many get a reread! I have to pick the first romance genre book I read in the 1970's:"Love Story" by Erich Segal. It was long before the movie came out starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw. The theme song,written by Francis Lai,won an Academy Award. I appreciate the chance for email to claim a copy of a must-read on my list.Thank you!
    Cyndee Thomas

  29. Since you're giving away scifi, a favorite that I've re-read is Foundation by Asimov. I've also re-read Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time trilogy a few times, but not too many people have ever heard of that one.

  30. Not much into Sci-Fi, though I enjoy Douglas Adams. thanks.

  31. I don't often re-read books, but I've re-read The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.


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