Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giveaway: Avon Calling!

Yes, the giveaways are rollin' here at the Bat Cave!  Need more books in your life?  Covet an RWA 2012 tote bag?  Not only is this Chance #2 to win, but Chance #3 as well!

Two lucky winners will receive an RWA tote bag and a pile of historical romances published by Harpercollins/Avon.  Hence the title of this giveaway.

For a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post answering this question:

If you were to travel back in time to the 19th century, what modern convenience would you want to take with you?

Winners will be drawn at random, and announced on Monday, August 27.

Good luck!

This contest is open to international readers as well as US residents.

45 comments:

Hilcia said...

That's easy, I don't have to think about it twice (and pardon me in advance). Tampons!
Hmm... yeah! :D

Thanks for the giveaway, Wendy.

Lori said...

Yup. Total no brainer. Tampons.

Anonymous said...

Toothpaste.

Jeannie said...

My first thought was also toothpaste, because there is nothing more unattractive than nasty, discolored teeth.

bookloveroh said...

My e-book reader loaded with all of my romance and sf/fantasy novels -- can't live without my books

Maureen said...

Indoor plumbing with running hot water. I can survive anything except an outhouse during the day and a chamber pot at night

ms bookjunkie said...

My mooncup. (And I'd really like some modern painkillers too, please.)

Elizabeth H. said...

I agree with Maureen! I couldn't live without having a shower every day!
Thanks Wendy!

TxDee said...

How to pick just one...guess I'd have to go with contact lenses since reading is as necessary as breathing!

shortlibrarian said...

As long as the modern convenience would self-renew itself, I would choose my car and the gasoline to run it. I would be able to drive all over the country and see amazing places. Also, guys love cars ... ergo, they would love me and my car since it would be the first of its kind.

SandyH said...

Hard to say. I think I like the idea of toothpaste but was it available back then. Of course, my washing machine would be nice. I like clean sheets, towels, clothes, etc.

Joanne G said...

Open to international readers - bless you, Wendy!!
Toothpaste and brush, yes. Though if I was being pessimistic, I'd say antibiotics.

Phyllis said...

Antibiotics! Since if you were rich enough back then, you already had hot and cold running water. I guess I'd have to be sure to be rich enough ;)

JamiSings said...

A safety razor. No way am I going through that century with hairy legs and pits. Facial hair - well, they had waxes to remove that back then.

Tracy S said...

modern plumbing!

Kaye said...

Hmmm...another good question - I'd have to say the internet & my laptop....but who would I email, etc?

Elaine said...

This took some thought as quite a few great ideas were already present--I would have to say that I would want to take toothbrush and Reach flosser (can I count them as one?) Thanks for the great give-away!

Amy Kathryn said...

I think I would have to take bug spray.

azteclady said...

Forgive my crassness but...

feminine pads.

Kathryn said...

No doubt in my mind - reliable birth control.

Karen Niles said...

indoor plumbing!!

Lisa Hartjes said...

I'd want a flashlight or camping lantern, the kind that you crank to generate power.

AnnieD said...

Plumbing all the way. Showers I could live without. Modern day toilets are something I hope to never be without.

Drmgrl99 - Dawn said...

WOW great question!! I'd want my kindle or ipad but then I'd need electricity... So I think I'll stick with the plumbing cause I'm just not a chamber pot kinda girl.
GREAT GIVEAWAY - Thanks xoxo

Katrina said...

definitely a revolver and boxes of bullets...practical :)

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Sarah McGibbos said...

Tampons, a million times over!!

willaful said...

Glasses. Can't live without 'em.

Jane said...

Definitely modern plumbing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marg said...

My mobile phone (with a never ending charge), mainly for Instagram!

Thanks for making this an international giveaway.

Helene said...

I think for me it would be either modern plumbing or antibiotics.

Anonymous said...

Motrin - I would need it.

Regards, Ruth (CO)

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

If you were to travel back in time to the 19th century, what modern convenience would you want to take with you?
Oh, there is absolutely no doubt about it. The only thing I would take are my HOT CURLERS!!!

annfesATyahooDOTcom

jaybeebee said...

Toilet paper

Lobo said...

I'd take the entire contents of my bathroom kabinet.

nath said...

My initial thought all involved something with electricity LOL. A computer, the internet... But I think I'd say a camera LOL.

Amy said...

Anti-perspirant. And a razor.

Amy said...

So totally did not mean to send in my response as a response to Nath's, no matter how cool and stuff she is.

I'd have -- absolutely HAVE -- to have deodorant and a razor.

Ann_a_reader said...

I'd need a computer that hooks into the Internet. I can imagine getting into all sorts of trouble with that, but it's what I want.

Bzangl said...

A supply of my contacts and solution and my Nook with something to charge it.

Becky said...

Motrin and epidurals

Anonymous said...

The first modern convenience that came to my mind was a toilet. Great giveaway. Thank you.
Cindy in Ontario

Jill B said...

I think I would be torn between birth control pills and penicillin. It is all about staying healthy for me! Although indoor plumbing/toilets would be very hard to live without.

Andrea2 said...

I've thought very hard about this question, because I love time-travel plots and especially the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Everyone has already given my quick answer (and I couldn't limit it to only one): indoor plumbing with hot/cold water, toothpaste, tampons, deodorant, antibiotics. But my real answer is a time portal so I could slip between history and now. I'm too spoiled by my life in this century and this country (including all the advantages women have now compared to then) to want to stay back there. Visit yes, but stay, no. So I'd need a handy dandy time portal!

Kelly in Hockeytown said...



My answer is simply, indoor plumbing. I don't do outhouses, port-a-pottys, etc. EVER!

maered said...

It would have to be the plumbing. Impossible to live without. But I can think of a few more things!