Hispanic Heritage Month Muchos Books Giveaway!


Using Random.org to generate a list of 5 winners, I am pleased to announce the following will receive the eight Hispanic Heritage books from Hachette Book Group!

Pamela White
Charlene Kuser
Linda Pinto

CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks to all who entered and to those who did not win this time, I wish you buena suerte for next time. Stay tuned to this blog for more book giveaways and contests!


You are some lucky, lucky readers. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I have another contest to offer and the prize is EIGHT BOOKS. Not only that, but there will be FIVE winners this time. Your chances of winning and getting this awesome prize are pretty high. I am so excited for you guys and a huge thank you to Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this generous giveaway!

The prize includes the following eight books:

1. Dream in Color By Linda Sánchez, Loretta Sánchez
2. Gunmetal Black By Daniel Serrano
3. The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters By Lorraine López
4. Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya
5. Brownsville By Oscar Casares
6. The Hummingbird’s Daughter By Luis Urrea
7. The General and the Jaguar By Eileen Welsome
8. Tomorrow They Will Kiss By Eduardo Santiago

If you like cultural fiction and non-fiction this is pretty sweet!

Here is how you enter:

1. You must be living in the US or Canada (sorry, international friends!)
2. You must be able to provide me with a mailing address if you win. (No P.O. Boxes!)
3. You must use a valid E-mail address when you comment (otherwise I won’t be able to contact you!)
4. Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite things about Hispanic culture – it can be a dance, a word, a type of music, a food, a tradition, type of clothing, a vacation spot, etc. There are no wrong answers.
5. All comments must be received before midnight EST on Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Five winners will be chosen randomly and announced here on Monday, September 29th, 2008. Winners will also be notified via E-mail.

Buena suerte! (Good luck!)



Filed under books, contest, culture

28 responses to “Hispanic Heritage Month Muchos Books Giveaway!

  1. Elizabeth M.

    I love the flavors of hispanic culture. Nothing is bland or boring and has just the right amount of spiciness and zest.

  2. I love the sexiness, the happiness, the food, and the faith. It’s crazy how it all ties together–but it works. The world can be crashing down, and I know somewhere there’s a huge fiesta full of mariachi music, beautiful women swirling in rainbow dresses, dark eyed men congregating in a corner with cervezas in hand, and the belief that God is over it all. (let me know if that sounds too Hollywood–but it’s a happy picture in my head).

    Makes me wish I wasn’t just a boring white girl.

  3. yess

    my favorite thing about the hisanic culture is that I am Hispanic haha and I also really love tamales, enchiladas, popusas, gorditas, tacos and the language I LOVE being able to speak Spanish!

  4. I love the magic realism writing style that is prevelant and perfected in novels by hispanic authors.

  5. Carla Pullum

    The food!!!! Also the different pottery catches my eye! I also like some of their traditions and how strong family is!!

  6. Lis

    ooh i love bless me ultima it’s the best hispanic book ever! hope to own it : ) my favorite thing about the hispanic culture is the word mariposa (butterfly–isn’t the english word just so plain?) and also the word arcoiris, not sure if that’s the correct way to spell it, sorry i’m not a good speller in spanish, arcoiris means rainbow.

  7. Oh I love contests!!!

    I grew up in Miami so I love hispanic culture because I feel I was immersed in it. I love empanadas and generally all mexican food, I love Plantains, and I loved Puerto Rico and Costa Rica for the beauty of the places but even more so the beauty of the people most of whom are warm and good hearted people. I love watching people Salsa though I myself am not good at it.

    Phew! :) Thats’ more than one thing I guess!

  8. One of my earliest memories is the taste of a fresh made tamale — and the laughter when I was absolutely shocked by the spicy taste.

  9. My favorite thing about Hispanic culture is the value placed on family. There is still a closeness that other cultures have lost. I also Day of the Dead decorations and celebrations.

  10. Oh, I have always loved Hispanic culture! I love it because I have always felt more connected, in some ways, to Hispanic culture than to my own culture. I understand the passion of the culture! I adore the Spanish language, I love authentic Mexican food and even Tex-Mex food! Some of my favorite foods include papas fritas with limon, chips and salsa, enchiladas, and my all time favorite is an authentic Mexican dish, sopa de fideo con pollo (made perfectly by friends in Mexico City!) I love the fun beat of the music and the bright colors that represent Mexico! I also love Peru… the only other Latin American country I’ve had the privilege to visit! I love Peruvian food, the culture (similar yet very different to Mexican culture). Some of my best memories in life are from my travels to Mexico and Peru. I dream of returning to both countries one day with my family in tow, so that they might learn to love the countries as I do. The fact that most of my dearest friends and even my spouse are Hispanic speak volumes about my love of Hispanic culture. These are the people that I have always understand and felt closest too. I’m happy that my unborn baby is Hispanic and I’m anxious for him or her to learn about and be proud of their culture!

  11. Shannon

    My favorite thing about Hispanic culture is how diverse they are. The first time i walked into a more pronounced Hispanic neighborhood i was surprised. People were dancing around in colorful clothes and everybody was speaking in spanish all fast and the smell of the food was amazing!! I remember one person invited me inside to eat when i commented on how wonderful the food smelled. It was one of the greatest days of my life :) I made a lot of friends and they were the ones who taught me spanish [school does not do justice in foreign languages]

  12. Kam A

    My favorite thing about the Hispanic culture is definitely the food! I love everything – tacos, burritos, salsa, gorditas, all of it!!

  13. Nicole (ikkinlala)

    I know it’s already been said, but I’ll say it again: the food.

  14. Linda Pinto

    I like the food (al pastor tacos, my favorite), the music, Mexico for vacations etc. I like Hispanic people I meet everywhere I go. I am so glad that Mexico is our neighbor to the south.

  15. Gina

    I love the language, Spanish is so beautiful.

  16. Anita Yancey

    I like the food, but I also like salsa dancing.

  17. Margarita

    Although there is much to love about Hispanic culture, I must say that I am in love with Ranchera music. It’s just impossible to listen to without getting happy. I always get a big smile on my face when I tune in to KANW, our local public radio station that plays this music almost all the time.
    “flor de las flores, flor de mi amor …”

  18. Amellia

    The community, the culture, the food, the beauty behind all of these things…and did I mention the food?

  19. I love the language and have just signed up for a year of Spanish lessons. Of course I love the food too!

  20. When I was 6 my parents moved us to Puerto Rico because of my dad’s work. We lived in Mayaguez and I went to school with my brother where I learned to speak Spanish. Naturally as a 6-7 year old everything was so exciting. I loved eating fresh coconuts, bananas and going to the market with my mom. One of my favorite desserts was guava jelly rolls. My dad used to buy them at a place I think it was called Johnny’s. Anyway, ever since I was 6, I have loved Hispanic food. Along with that I loved hearing the music my dad would play and brought back to the States. I remember a song as a little girl that we sang called coquee (?). The Hispanic people always seemed to have a love of life. I remember my life as being very joyous and happy during that period in Mayaguez. I also remember the generosity of our neighbors when we moved in and how helpful they were to us. When we moved back to the mainland my dad missed those jelly rolls so much he learned how to make them. He found a place to buy the guava jelly and then once a month he would make the jelly rolls and we would remember our fun days in Puerto Rico. This happened about 40 years ago and I still can remember like it was yesterday.

  21. Isabel Menendez

    I love the dversioty of all the diferent cultures within the Hisppanic culture. It is a tapestry of cultues that shaes passion for life ,family and community.

  22. Pamela White

    I love eating homemade tamales at Christmas.

  23. sharon martinez

    La sabor! The flavor of our life , our food , our music , our culture. We are alive and in bright living color. nothing bland about us Hispanics. The fire in our souls and in our hearts means so much to me. How bland life would be without our sabor!

  24. Carolsue

    We live in a very diversified area, so Mariachi festivals, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Mexican restaurants, and so on are part of everyday life here. I love the music and the food!

  25. judy brittle

    Thats an easy one my favorite is my beautiful grandson Anthony. Plus love the food. Thank you!

  26. My favorite thing about hispanic culture is the food. I like my food to have some spices with a little heat.

    amber at amberstults.com

  27. adrion s

    As a Hispanic I find everything attractive about my culture. Our food, music and heart of our people are all beautiful.

  28. Charlene Kuser

    I love hispanic food,music,culture and their
    love for life

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