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Australia Day Blog Hop and Giveaway [Jan. 25th, 2014|01:58 pm]
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I'm taking part in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop this year. Australiadaybloghop2014The blog hop is being hosted by Book'd Out. You will find many Aussie bloggers, authors, booksellers and publishers offering Australian books and giveaways in this event.

I am offering readers and followers the chance to win a copy of Streets on a Map. Streets coverIf you win, you can choose either a print copy or an E copy. If you are into poetry instead of fiction you might prefer a copy of Kaleidoscope, which is a collection of poems about people and places in Australia. book3_000
Since it is Australia day the print copies of Streets on a Map or Kaleidoscope are only available to fellow Aussies, but our international friends are welcome to enter for an E book of Streets on a Map.
To enter: All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me your favourite place in Australia. Here’s a photo of my favourite beach which is near our home.Photo0332

Entries close: midnight, Tuesday 28th January.

Eligibility: For a print copy open to those with an Australian postal address only.
International readers can win an E book of Streets on a Map

Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced no later than: Friday 31st January.

Once you've entered, please click here to find other exciting Aussie giveaways on offer and join in the blog hop
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From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-25 03:31 am (UTC)

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Entering with an Aussie address. I visit Australia frequently and coming from a country with very little libraries my favourite place has to be the Melbourne Library! followed by the Carnegie Library.

(couldnt get the anonymous above to change!

Mystica
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 03:59 am (UTC)

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Oh yes, libraries are wonderful places Mystica. Good luck in the draw.
[User Picture]From: Margaret Sharp
2014-01-25 03:43 am (UTC)

My favourite place

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I really like Cronulla Beach since it is so beautiful and refreshing.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 04:00 am (UTC)

Re: My favourite place

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Good luck in the draw Margaret. There is something calming about beaches.
[User Picture]From: Ann-Marie Day
2014-01-25 05:24 am (UTC)

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I grew up on Yorke Peninsula so I always feel the heart belongs to beaches and the country.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 09:30 pm (UTC)

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I suspect beaches are in the Australian psyche Ann-Marie. Good luck.
[User Picture]From: 17catherines
2014-01-25 06:19 am (UTC)

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What a lovely idea! My favourite place in Australia is Melbourne. I love this city so much. But if I had to choose a more specific spot, I think it would be Coburg Lake Reserve, a park not far from where we live. It's right by the Hume Highway, just about, but as soon as you enter the park, it's peaceful and green and beautiful, with little bits of artwork and of course Merri Creek and the lake. We even get black swans here occasionally. It's very restful for the eyes.

(of course, if I'm really honest, my favourite place in Australia would probably be a bookshop - Readers Feast comes strongly to mind here. But this sort of locale is also rather dangerous for someone like me...)
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 09:31 pm (UTC)

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I like Melbourne too Catherine, when it's not too hot. We get black swans sometimes on the lake near our place. Good luck.
[User Picture]From: sallymurphy
2014-01-25 06:28 am (UTC)

Home

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My favourite place to be in Australia is at home. At present this is near Bunbury, Western Australia, but though I love to travel, there's always been no place like home.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 09:32 pm (UTC)

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You sound like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz Sally. Have to agree though. I like going away but like coming home.
[User Picture]From: Paul Phillips
2014-01-25 09:50 am (UTC)

Central West Rocks!

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I love the Central West of NSW - I am currently in Lithgow...the self-proclaimed "Gateway to the West" but I do love Bathurst, Orange, Blayney, Oberon etc etc.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 09:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Central West Rocks!

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I lived in Orange for a number of years Paul. Streets on a map is set in a fictional town in the Central West. Good luck in the draw.

Edited at 2014-01-25 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: st. james
2014-01-25 04:10 pm (UTC)

Fav Place?

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Having never yet had the privilege of time in AU I am clueless to a fav place! It's all intriguing to me - especially having an ocean beach near your home =) awesome! and dreaming of that image...

TY for your generosity and an int'l option for this Canadian is lovely..

Have a HapPy AU Day!
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-25 09:35 pm (UTC)

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It is indeed awesome living near beaches. I never dreamed it would happen. Good luck in the draw.
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-25 07:37 pm (UTC)

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I think it would have to be Fremantle. - Marisa Wikramanayake, marisa.com.au
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:12 am (UTC)

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Thanks Marisa. I have never been over to WA. maybe one day. Good luck.
[User Picture]From: Bob Rich
2014-01-25 09:04 pm (UTC)

Hi Dale

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What a good idea. Hope you get lots of interest in your book.

My favourite place is where I was deported from in November, 2011, the Moora Moora Co-operative on Mt Toolebewong, east of Melbourne. One of the great things about this place is the air pollution in Melbourne: it gives us WONDERFUL sunsets.

You can see a view off the mountain as the header of my blog http://wp.me/P3Xihq-1

:)
Bob
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:14 am (UTC)

Re: Hi Dale

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Sunsets are one of my favourite things Bob. Love sunrises too. Lovely view. Good Luck
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-25 10:43 pm (UTC)

Australia Day - Favourite Place

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There's so much to love about Australia! I think I'll have to go with the spinifex and jump-up country around Winton and out to Mount Isa. Such a contrast of colours; azure blue sky, baked red soil, yellow tumbleweed and blue-greens of spinifex. It's painted on my memory and warms my heart.

Great giveaway, Dale.

From Kat Apel
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:11 am (UTC)

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Places I have to admit Kat I have only see pics of. Good luck.
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-25 11:54 pm (UTC)

Beautiful Post

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Thanks for a lovely post. Happy Australia Day to everyone! Cheers from Noelle. http://noelleclark.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/australia-day-bookd-out-blog-hop.html
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:15 am (UTC)

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Happy Australia Day to you too Noelle. Do you have a favourite place?
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-26 12:18 am (UTC)

Australia Day

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DAle, what fun to participate in an Australia Day event. I think I've been gearing up for this without knowing it. I just finished reading Dick Frances' HOT MONEY whichis partly set at the Melbourne Cup and then I spent a week with my daughter-in-law who is a great tennis player watching the Australian Open, so I would have to say Melbourne would be my favorite place right now.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:10 am (UTC)

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I have to say as far as cities go, my heart belongs to Sydney. but I really like Melbourne too. Good luck!
[User Picture]From: Eleni Konstantine
2014-01-26 02:56 am (UTC)

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Wow, you don't make it easy, Dale. That is very hard but I love the beach and since we have such a fabulous coastline, there's so many places to choose from. We're very lucky.

Happy Australia Day!
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:08 am (UTC)

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We are indeed. A wonderful country to live in. Happy Australia Day to you too and good luck.

Edited at 2014-01-26 03:09 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: wombles
2014-01-26 03:07 am (UTC)

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My favourite place in Australia is the Sunshine Coast, it's not as loud or brassy as the Gold Coast but it's just as beautiful, maybe more so as it's less crowded. Of course nearly every time I go there it's the "Rainy coast" but it's still a wonderful place to be.
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 03:09 am (UTC)

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Thanks for telling us of your favourite place. good luck in the draw.
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-26 05:08 am (UTC)

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Haven't been there yet
USA

bn100candg at hotmail dot com
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 08:55 pm (UTC)

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I haven't been to USA either, so we're even.
From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-26 05:14 am (UTC)

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Hey Dale, My favorite place would be a spot i go to read a bit well when I get the chance. It's at the back of a small suburb called Warrandyte and its along the Yarra River, just very relaxing and serene. Would love to win a couple of Streets on a map. Nat H - Victoria
[User Picture]From: orangedale
2014-01-26 08:57 pm (UTC)

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Hi Nat, Sounds idyllic. But any place to read is a good place. Good luck in the draw.
From: nevendbookshelf.wordpress.com
2014-01-27 08:31 am (UTC)

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My favourite place is Australia is probably the whitsundays. Never before have I spent a more relaxing time just admiring the scenery that is so different from anywhere else I've been before.