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The 101 Books 2014 Christmas Giveaway!

Guys, it’s been crazy lately, and for the first time in almost 5 years, I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the blog. That explains the two unannounced off days this week (if you even noticed).

With the holidays here, I’ll be taking next Tuesday through Friday off, then posting some “Best of 2014” posts during the following week.

But before I go on hiatus, I want to have a little Christmas contest and give away a couple of books. It’s just a little thank you for reading 101 Books this year.

You’ve been a part of what has been, by far, the busiest year in 101 Books history. I’d love to give all of you a book, but I ain’t got the budget for that.

So, instead, I’m giving away 2 books from the first 76 I’ve read from the Time list. The winners get to pick which one they want.

To enter, all you have to do is answer this question in the comments:

Who’s your favorite character from a novel? 

That’s it.

You have until Monday morning (7:30 U.S Central Time) to get in your answers. I’ll randomly pick two names in the comments, and those two winners will win one book each.

Again, to enter, all you have to do is answer this question:

Who’s your favorite character from a novel?

Go!

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  1. Feanor from The Silmarillion. My all time favorite, hands down.

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    December 19, 2014
  2. Going to go for one from a book I read this year: Francis Plug, fictional author of ‘How To Be A Public Author’ by Paul Ewen.

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    December 19, 2014
  3. Yeah, that’s an easy question, right? Can I do three?! Hermione Granger, Scout Finch, and Elizabeth Bennet. That’s IF I narrow it down to three. 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  4. I completely understand about having a very busy time lately. In fact, I haven’t even updated my own blog lately. 😮

    However, in response to your question, my favorite character is Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely love her spirit and also her flaws. She is one of those characters I can identify with despite the difference in time.

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    December 19, 2014
  5. habladorindignado #

    Reblogged this on Diario de un Español Indignado.

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    December 19, 2014
  6. ashfaanwer #

    Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice!!
    Is the giveaway international?

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    December 19, 2014
  7. Two Write Hands #

    Mikage Sakurai from Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

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    December 19, 2014
  8. Francis Cornish from What’s Bred in the Bone (Robertson Davies) or Edmund from the Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis).

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    December 19, 2014
  9. Cal Trask from East of Eden. His transformation by redemption created the most hope filled character I’ve read in years.

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    December 19, 2014
  10. Sam #

    Owen Meany from John Irving’s ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany.’ Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time off.

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    December 19, 2014
  11. Andy G #

    Johnny Truant from House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski. Easily the least reliable and most trainwreck-like character I’ve ever encountered.

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    December 19, 2014
  12. Janey, The Middle Moffatt. She is me.

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    December 19, 2014
  13. I choose Dorian Gray. That’s it. 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  14. I thibk if I have to just pick one then it would be Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series. She’s such a fun and compex character ♡

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    December 19, 2014
  15. Christine Brooks #

    Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind. It feels like such an odd choice, but she was the first one that popped into my head!

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    December 19, 2014
  16. sally1137 #

    Malachi Constant from Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Sirens of Titan.”

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    December 19, 2014
  17. By far Theresa Grey from The Infernal Devices series

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    December 19, 2014
  18. I change mine to Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

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    December 19, 2014
  19. Mine’s Rafe, in Pearl Harbor. 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  20. Reblogged this on shoyoyewahab.

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    December 19, 2014
  21. John Thornton from North and South

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    December 19, 2014
  22. Sara Swietlicki #

    Mr Darcy, everyday. 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  23. Isn’t that like asking to pick your favorite child? WAY too many to chose from! AKA I’m not participating, just wishing you a Happy Holidays. Enjoy the time with your family.

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    December 19, 2014
  24. Emily #

    My favorite character is scout from to kill a mockingbird

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    December 19, 2014
  25. Louis Pointe du Lac from Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles”. I fell in love with his dark, broodiness as an adolescent, a precurser to Angel from TVs ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series I guess. His respect of human life and his self-imposed ethics, and just the description of him made me really feel like I wanted to know him

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    December 19, 2014
  26. Atticus Finch always has a special place in my heart. But if we’re going with current obsession, then I’d say Celaena Sardothien from the recent Throne of Glass series.

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    December 19, 2014
  27. Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potters. Smashing. 🙂

    Have a good holiday, by the way!

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    December 19, 2014
  28. Anne from Anne of Green Gables 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  29. My favourite character has to be Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I’m a big JA fan and Lizzy’s sparkle and quick wit is delightful.

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    December 19, 2014
  30. Rush Melendy from Elizabeth Enright’s The Saturdays. I’ve been in love with him since I was 10 years old ( a l-o-n-g time).

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    December 19, 2014
  31. Jasmin #

    Atticus Finch. I need not say more.

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    December 19, 2014
  32. Lyman Ward from Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.

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    December 19, 2014
  33. Maria #

    My favorite: Jane Eyre

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    December 19, 2014
  34. Alonso Quixano 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  35. Boo Radley

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    December 19, 2014
    • Atticus Finch and Boo Radley are definitely high up on the list, but Pikelet from Tim Winton’s wonderfully melancholic ‘coming-of-age’ surfer novel – ‘Breath’ is my pick.

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      December 20, 2014
  36. bba #

    Michael Pemulis in infinite jest.

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    December 19, 2014
  37. Lily Bart.

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    December 19, 2014
  38. You ask the impossible! Either Elizabeth Bennett or Aragorn son of Arathorn.

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    December 19, 2014
  39. Dorothea Brooke from Middlemarch. PROBABLY. What a hard question, though!

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    December 19, 2014
  40. I have many, but the first that comes to mind is Ellen Foster, the young narrator from the eponymous novel. It was Kaye Gibbons’ debut book.

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    December 19, 2014
  41. BWB #

    Sam Clay from The Amazing Adventures of Kaviler and Clay

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    December 19, 2014
  42. Tough question. I’ll have to go with the one that came to my mind immediately — Leopold Bloom (from Ulysses). However, I’d have to call Nell (from Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age) a very close second.

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    December 19, 2014
  43. Biff Brannon from ‘Heart is a Lonely Hunter.’

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    December 19, 2014
  44. sylviemarieheroux #

    Snowman The Jimmy from Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy.

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    December 19, 2014
  45. Craig Gilner from It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

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    December 19, 2014
  46. Ruth Fox #

    Flora Poste from ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ by Stella Gibbons. She effortlessly fixes everything by working out what the other characters want or need to make them happy and frees them from their self imposed chains.

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    December 19, 2014
  47. PradoS #

    This is such a simple yet hard question to answer. I have read so many books and loved and learned things from so many characters, but I guess I would have to say Angel from Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Although I dislike him in many parts I feel like I learned a lot from this character and it helped me with some of my own issues as well.

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    December 19, 2014
  48. Harriet M. Welsch from Harriet the Spy

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    December 19, 2014
  49. My favorite character is Scout in To Kill a mockingbird.
    Thanks for all your posts this year Robert & Happy Holidays!!

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    December 19, 2014
  50. Jane Eyre, for definite! She’s a completely amazing woman. Have a great Christmas 🙂

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    December 19, 2014
  51. I don’t know if she’s my favourite character but I always liked Sonya from “War and Peace” and found it a terrible shame that Nicolai wouldn’t marry her in the end. And Dobbin from “Vanity Fair” is one of the kindest, gentlest, most patient men you’ll ever meet in fiction.

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    December 19, 2014
  52. Mine is young Jim Hawkins from the Treasure Island.

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    December 19, 2014
  53. Jonathan strange from Jonathan strange and mr norrel

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    December 19, 2014
  54. So many. Arya from George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice. Boo Radley. Horace Rumpole. Grandma Mazur from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

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    December 19, 2014
  55. sammano #

    Wow. So difficult to narrow it down to one. I’m going to cheat just a little bit. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories but also 4 “novels” featuring Sherlock Holmes. They aren’t really novels…more like really long short stories. But they are referred to as novels so I’m going with it and choosing Sherlock Holmes.

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    December 19, 2014
  56. Cassie #

    Pip from Great Expectations. Happy holidays, enjoy your time!

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    December 19, 2014
  57. Hmm…I’ll go with Scarlett O’Hara too. Doesn’t mean I like everything about her but she’s definitely striking.

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    December 19, 2014
  58. Dominick Sabalos #

    Arthur Dent.

    Merry Christmas everybody.

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    December 19, 2014
  59. Terry Hodges #

    Jo, in Little Women.

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    December 19, 2014
  60. It’s a popular pick, but I go with Atticus Finch.

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    December 19, 2014
  61. Carey #

    Owen Meany from Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany!

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    December 19, 2014
  62. Santiago, the old fisherman, in The Old Man and the Sea.

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    December 19, 2014
  63. My favourite character is twelve year old David Hayden in Montana 1948.

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    December 19, 2014
  64. My favorite character from a book I have read recently is Amazing Amy in Gone Girl…she was just so intricate and spooky!

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    December 19, 2014
  65. Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones series.. Haven’t completed reading the series but yet love him.. Hope he doesn’t die and keep on double crossing and playing the games of thrones.. Happy Holidays to all!!

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    December 19, 2014
  66. This might sound off, but I like Briony Tallis from Ian McEwan’s Atonement. I like that she’s a precocious (and malicious) kid and a writer. What I like about her the most is the way she told us about the process of writing, and this makes me believe that Atonement is a book that should be read by all aspiring writers. Briony may have said the darnedest things, but is a lifetime of atoning, with no one to atone to, not enough? Happy Holidays!

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    December 19, 2014
  67. Francie Nolan from A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Atticus Finch being a close second : )

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    December 20, 2014
  68. Atticus Funch, I’ve never learned so much about life from someone fictional!!

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    December 20, 2014
  69. It’s a difficult choice by I’m going to go with Albus Dumbledore for giving me so many laughs

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    December 20, 2014
  70. Atticus Finch and Boo Radley are definitely high up on the list, but Pikelet from Tim Winton’s wonderfully melancholic ‘coming-of-age’ surfer novel – ‘Breath’ is my pick.

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    December 20, 2014
  71. Oh Gosh. This is tough. I think I’ll have to go with Harry Potter. For a character in a children’s book he’s quite complicated. Happy Holidays!

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    December 20, 2014
  72. Una #

    Constantine Dmitrich Levin from Anna Karenina.

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    December 20, 2014
  73. Karen #

    Tough question, but I will go with Atticus Finch. Happy Holidays to everyone.

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    December 20, 2014
  74. Can I pick two?

    1. Dante from The Divine Comedy

    2. Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451

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    December 20, 2014
  75. Absolute first name that came to mind was Atticus…but I knew he’d be taken. (I know, no rules against it…just my personal preference not to use someone else’s pick). Next I thought of Scarlett…cuz hey I’m a dude, and she’s Scarlett, but again…taken. A lot of other good choices here: Briony, Jane Eyre, Feanor, Scout. But I’m gonna go with Starbuck from Moby Dick even though I’m not a huge fan of the novel…but I love Starbuck, different than how I love Scarlett, but yeah.

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    December 20, 2014
  76. I will mention Gandalf fromTolkien’s Middle Earth universe! 🙂

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    December 21, 2014
  77. Harsh Vardhan Sharma #

    R.P.McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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    December 21, 2014
  78. Like everyone else I really couldn’t pick just one…so I’ll narrow it down to a favourite from a series. I’ve been working my way through the Discworld books and I just love Death.

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    December 21, 2014
  79. Scout from To kill a Mockingbird is my favorite character.

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    December 22, 2014
  80. Definitely Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.

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    December 22, 2014
  81. Denise #

    FLavia de Luce, the girl chemist & detective wonder from Alan Bradley.

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    December 22, 2014
    • Denise #

      Ah! The contest is done. I, like you, have run behind on my blog reading. Merry Christmas!

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      December 22, 2014
  82. Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice

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    December 23, 2014
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    December 23, 2014
  84. jtd123 #

    Mario Incandenza (IJ)

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    December 26, 2014

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