Classic - GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Contest is over - our winner was LesMcClaine.
Congrats!




Good morning - I wanted to start this giveaway nice and early to give everyone a chance to get in on it.

As promised, up for grabs are these 22 volumes of the Harvard Classics:



The green of the bindings reminds of the Green Monster:



Leave a comment to enter, or let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 20th at 3:00 PM EST.

Good luck!

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52 comments:

  1. This site is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Hope I win the Harvard Classics. Why? Because I still believe in the strength of a liberal arts education based on a familiarity of the classics, the five foot shelf and lifelong learning.

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  2. Oh this would be fun. Lock myself in up at the cabin (too small to be graced with the monker of 'cottage') & work my way through them all summer!
    Please enter me.
    @torontoviewer
    Margaret in TOronto

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  3. We had a set of these when I was a kid, man I miss those!

    In!

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  4. What a beautiful set. Put my name in the hat, please!

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  5. *drool*

    Harvard University Press does some great design work. I have a few volumes from their Oriental Series as well as the Loeb Classics, and the quality matches up nicely with the tastefulness of the design.

    *crosses fingers*

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  6. Please enter me. My daughter needs to read these (once she learns to read.

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  7. Before I read this post, I was reading an email from the liaison librarian at my uni. I needed access to some old print journals, and he told me that the library had access to the fulltext online. While happy that I can finally get to browse through the journal, there was something that was missing.

    I think I was quite looking forward to flipping through old dusty books, looking at the words, feeling the pages between my fingers. And I'm feeling a little sad now, that we're reading more stuff online, than holding an actual physical book on our hands. The thing for me is that browsing through the actual collection is MUCH easier to get a quick overview than scrolling and clicking through webpages.

    Okay, maybe this is sort of a rant, but I think you would understand what I mean. I hope that the person who gets this will not treat it as just another collection or worse, decoration for their house or bookshelf.

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  8. Ah, summer classics too, I would love to add these to my library!

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  9. Those books need to be held and read! And maybe used as a coaster once and stuffed with a couple of bookmarks because one person could not wait for the other to finish before she started it too.

    Not that I do that.

    Much.

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  10. If the book gods are smiling on me, they will be mine. ;^)

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  11. Those look beautiful, and I don't think I own a copy of any of them!

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  12. Good morning on a sunny Friday. Another gorgeous giveaway to enter!
    Thank you,
    Jen

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  13. I have a shelf all ready for these.

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  14. Alrighty...please consider this my entry, my addition to the hat, by submission, my...oh, you know what I mean. =0)

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  15. Outstanding! Please toss my name in the hat too!

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  16. Oh mememememememe (please)!

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  17. I am SO excited about this! I don't know what I'd do if I won. Simply Gorgeous! So, I left a comment on FB too! Awe I haven't been to the Green Monster in forever! The only thing green around here are the dr.'s scrubs!

    But you gotta' love RI & MA! It's beautiful & Sunny here today!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Amy
    IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

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  18. Great giveaway! Looking forward to revisiting the Classics.

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  19. I finally, finally have enough bookshelves! One shelf is all ready for these babies.

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  20. My son is graduating from High School May and heading off to college. He LOVES to read the classics and loves to have his own books, not just ones he has to share with the family. This would be the perfect graduation gift for him! Hope I get picked! :-)

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  21. I wanna win. I pray to the book gods to shine their light favorably on my entry

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  22. Well you know today just happens to be my 50th birthday so I think, really, that I ought to win these. Yup, I think I do.

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  23. I'd like to enter the giveaway too.

    Thanks!

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  24. Ooh, those would look nice on my bookshelves. I'd like to enter, please.

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  25. Wow! Mighty generous! Consider me entered!

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  26. Holy Smokes! Twenty-two beautiful books!
    Thanks!

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  27. Wow! Those look awesome! Enter me into the drawing please.

    Thank you!

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  28. gosh, what an awesome collection you have there!

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  29. Count me in!

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

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  30. That's a fantastic looking collection!

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  31. I would love to be entered for this giveaway! Thank you!

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