Reading Road Trip: Nebraska

Welcome to the Second Annual READING ROAD TRIP
Thanks to Britta (ILikeTheseBooks) and Hafsah (IceyBooks) for hosting this fun hop again this summer!

 Make sure you visit the states before mine and watch for the rest of the month! Each state will be represented! Keep track here!

Welcome to Nebraska, the Cornhusker State!

  • Origin of the Name Nebraska - The name Nebraska is from an Oto Indian word that means "flat water" (referring to the Platte River, which means "flat river" in French).
  • Kool-Aid was created in Hastings, Nebraska in 1927.
  • Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton and the National Arbor Day Foundation is located near his home in Nebraska City.
  • Although born in Virginia, Willa Cather was raised in Nebraska and attended The University of Nebraska.
  • Rainbow Rowell is a native of Nebraska.
This last fact brings me to...
Rainbow Rowell book facts and a GIVEAWAY!

Rainbow Rowell is hot, hot, HOT right now! Her first YA book, Eleanor & Park, has made it to the hands of a lot of readers. Those readers have been adoring it!

Rainbow also has one other book currently out in the wild: Attachments. This is an adult book, her first to be published.

She also has a third book coming out in September, her second YA book, called Fangirl. I will be reviewing Fangirl here on my blog soon!

Her fourth book, another adult book, is due in 2014. The title of that one will be Landline.
For this giveaway, one winner will get to choose a Rainbow Rowell book as his/her prize! This is an International giveaway, as long as The Book Depository ships to your location.

Attachments or Eleanor & Park will ship ASAP, but Fangirl will be a pre-order and ship after the release date in September.

As with all of my giveaways, you need to be 13+ and enter the Rafflecopter with one account. No cheating or I shall look at you with sad eyes and disqualify your entries. Don't be that kind of person about a book! Please.

The giveaway begins today, July 21 and will end at 11:59 PM on July 31. A winner will be randomly chosen from the Rafflecopter entries and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be selected.


  1. There are some things that happened in Nebraska. I love me some KoolAid. :) I have one of Rainbow Rowell's books, I hope to get to it soon. thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I have only been through Nebraska on train. I went on Amtrek from Colorado to New York. I love Rainbow Rowell she is amazing!!! I am hosting Utah in the Reading Road Trip! Check it out!

    Angela's Anxious Life