The Mad Reviewer’s First Giveaway: Round Two

Since there was no winner for round one (no one guessed what my favourite aria was), I’m going to ask two different questions for round two.  Michelle Hansen and I will pick one winner in each of the two question categories.  So here are the questions:

1.  What is your favourite historical figure and why?

2.  What is your favourite book and why?

You may only enter once and you can answer both questions.  Since I love history, I will be picking the winner in Category #1 and since Michelle Hansen is an author, she will be picking the winner in Category #2.  Please, pick whatever historical figure or book is your favourite, rather than what makes you look good.  I do appreciate honesty and I’m probably one of the last people who’s going to judge you because, hey, I’m a dork.

This round will last a week and I will announce the winners on Friday, July 27th at 12:01am Central Time.


  1. jmcartee

    1. My favourite historical figure- Jesus. Even if someone is not religious, Jesus was still a man who went on some pretty awesome travels and met a lot of people.

    2. Favourite book- The Stand by Stephen King. It is such a powerful book that it honestly left me at a loss for words, and only a few books have ever done that to me.

  2. Krista

    1. Historical Figure – I would have to say, Susan B. Anthony because with out her women today would not be were they are now. Just a matter of time before one day a woman is voted to run this beautiful country and Susan will be smiling! Not to long ago we couldn’t vote, let alone run!
    2. Favorite Book – For Darkness Shows the Stars, a young adult version of one of my favorite authors Jane Austen but this was written by Diane Peterfreund. I loved that book couldn’t put it down. Thats a great read.

  3. James Wymore

    1. Erik the Red is my favorite historical figure. It takes real courage to sail a small ship into the unknown sea and discover America (long before Columbus).

    2. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite book. It was the one I read that made me want to write books that meant something to people.

  4. Devina

    1. Mother Theresa is my favourite historical figure. It inspired me how at such a young age she wanted to help suffering people and those ignorant of a divine existence and had actually gone through with it and succeeded in making people’s lives better. Dedicating more that half of her life until her last days for the less fortunate, it humbles me.

    2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This was sort of my ‘coming out’ book, the March sisters opened my eyes a bit wider, to stand back and to see myself as another person that’s maturing, to see the person who I want to be and for that I owe a lot to it.

  5. Erin

    1. My favorite historical figure is Lady Jane Grey. I’ve always felt bad for the fact that she was unwillingly made to be queen and then betrayed and executed such a short time later. Now I wish that she wasn’t always so overlooked by history. Most people don’t know who she is, or that she was handpicked by Edward VI to be queen, and nobody ever seems to wonder why he might have done that.
    2. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This was one of the first classic novels I ever read in elementary school, and it has stuck with me since. Most people complain about the speech back then, but I love it, and I really believe that it enhances the story. I’ve read the book so many times, that in my mind it could be a reality, and just reading a page from time to time makes my day better.

  6. Streetlight Reader

    2. My current favourite book is Looking For Alaska by John Green. This book struck a chord within me because it reminded me of an event that occurred during my teenage years and how I dealt with it. I adore this book because it made me fall in love with all the characters. I think that’s something that’s important in a novel; for the reader to be emotionally invested in the story. It’s a book that made me question and think about my own beliefs and that was a new experience for me on a personal level. Also it has some wonderful quotes and moments which made me re-read the book on a few occasions.

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