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Books & Cupcakes Thank You Book Giveaway!

Hello everyone!! ::waves:: I am thrilled to be hosting this giveaway!! I can’t believe Books & Cupcakes has reached over 10,000 followers! You are all amazing and fantastic!  This giveaway is just my small way to say thank you to everyone who follows me, reads my reviews, partakes in the book photo challenge, and sends me lovely messages.  I wanted to do something nice for you all as a thank you for your love and support! Thank you all so much!! xoxo Jessica

Guidelines:

  • This book giveaway will be open WORLDWIDE thanks to the book depository! 
  • The winner will be able to choose one of the above books. 
  • Since this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following this blog. I do check! 
  • You can enter by reblogging and liking this post. There is not a limit to how many times you can reblog this but please be courteous of those who follow you. 
  • The giveaway ends May 30th. I will chose the winner at 12 noon Eastern Time (United States and Canada). The winner will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. 
  • As a winner you need to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can ship the book to you. I pinky promise not to stalk you!

Good luck, fingers crossed that you win and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Callas Maria. (1923-1977) 1958 SP as Madame Butterfly.
This famous photograph of Maria Callas was taken in her Chicago hotel room before her performances in Chicago, the only time she sang this role which she made a searing recording of for EMI. This uninscribed photo is signed Maria Meneghini Callas, 1958 and except for the crease on the left side is perhaps the most glorious image available of the most famous opera soprano in living memory.

mortisia:

Callas Maria. (1923-1977)
1958 SP as Madame Butterfly.

This famous photograph of Maria Callas was taken in her Chicago hotel room before her performances in Chicago, the only time she sang this role which she made a searing recording of for EMI. This uninscribed photo is signed Maria Meneghini Callas, 1958 and except for the crease on the left side is perhaps the most glorious image available of the most famous opera soprano in living memory.

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Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs (via observando)

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Self-portrait (1777). Anna Dorothea Lisiewska-Therbusch (German, 1721–1782). Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
She does not lack the talent to arouse interest in a country like ours, she lacks youth, beauty, modesty, coquetterie. She could have been enthusiastic about the merits of our great artists, taken lessons from them, had more bosom and a handsome posterior and have had to offer both to the artists. — Denis Diderot, quoted in The Dictionary of Women Artists by Delia Gaze, p.99

books0977:

Self-portrait (1777). Anna Dorothea Lisiewska-Therbusch (German, 1721–1782). Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

She does not lack the talent to arouse interest in a country like ours, she lacks youth, beauty, modesty, coquetterie. She could have been enthusiastic about the merits of our great artists, taken lessons from them, had more bosom and a handsome posterior and have had to offer both to the artists. — Denis Diderot, quoted in The Dictionary of Women Artists by Delia Gaze, p.99