My journey through the world of writing and everything that lies in between…

So, it’s my 200th post! I guess I didn’t realize I was this far until well, now. And since I never celebrated the 100th post, this one will be extra special–complete with a little giveaway 🙂

It’s interesting to see how this blog has developed over the course of time. When I started it, I really had no intention of keeping it up 😛 But then I got drawn into the World of Blogging and the rest is history.

Anyway, in celebration, I’m going to giveaway a little “grab bag” of sorts to one lucky commenter, using a random number generator. The grab bag will consist most assuredly of some form of chocolate and candy AND I’ll be giving away a choice of one my favorite historical books, each from a distinctive time and place (click on the covers to see what each is about):

All you have to do is answer one question in the comments section. Are you ready?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, and in any time period, where and when would it be?

This is an especially hard question for me because I love history and choosing one time is hard. For me, it’s a tie between the first century A.D. in the Holy Land, where I’d see if I could hear Jesus preach, or early-mid Edo period Japan (sometime in the 1700s), where I could see traditional Japan, with the strict caste levels of society–from samurai to farmer, to artisan and merchant–it would be wonderful to see how each class lived.

Anyway, you all have until this Friday, the 11th, at 8PM Eastern Standard Time to answer in the comments below before I close them and choose a winner 🙂

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Comments on: "200th Post: Journey Through Time (Contest/Giveaway!)" (11)

  1. Interesting post!

    That’s a hard call. I’ve always been fascinated with the Italian Renaissance or ancient Egypt. I know those are pretty popular time periods, but it would be nice to see how the actual thing measures up to all the depictions we’ve come up with.

    • I’d love to travel to those times too! Of course, I’d love to travel to just about every time in history 🙂

      It would be interesting though to see the pyramids being built or watch as the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling is being painted by Michelangelo.

  2. Happy 200th post! I love that we are 200th post AND contest buddies this week!

    Hmm… good question. I would definitely travel back to Victorian England in a heartbeat. I have a thing for the outfits and the history, as well as hot, cravated men with accents. Mmm. Also, it would give me the chance to pick the brains of my favorite people: Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.

  3. Eeek! What a question! I kind of think I’d like to be in America in the 1800s. Not sure though. There’s so much to choose from!
    Congrats on the 200th post! That’s awesome and the books look wonderful. 🙂
    Voice in the Wind is one of my absolute favorites!

  4. Ooo history. You found my weakness.

    Hmm, any time period, any place…gosh. I have a tie too.

    1) Tudor England, the court of Henry VIII during his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Obsessed.

    2) Virginia, American Revolution. I’ve always had a bit of a passion for the Revolutionary War/Colonialism-era.

  5. Happy 200th post! That’s a lot of posts.

    I am torn also between Jesus’ time (because I would die happy being able to see him in physically) and late Victorian England, where my current novel is set. 🙂

  6. I’m not sure. I love the history behind WW 2, but that would be awful. I also love the 1920’s time period.

    It’s too hard of a question.

  7. Gina Logue said:

    Hi Dara,
    Congrats on the 200th post!

    I’m not into history nor have the desire to live in the past (because I would go crazy in the ancient world where women had so little power and freedom to do anything) so I’d have to choose 10 years in the future to visit.

    I’d love to see how my son turned out when he is 22 and to find out whether or not I got published.

    Good question.

    Gina

    • Good answer! I know I’d only like to visit the past–NOT live there! I’m rather fond of my modern conviniences 🙂

  8. I think I would travel back to the early 1900’s in Japan. Id love to photograph all the beautiful Geisha who lived in those times! Im a photographer and have never even been to Japan in MY OWN time period 😉

    I would probably like to write a book about Geisha one day too…fiction/fact I don’t know yet…I feel really inspired now!

    P.S. Happy post no. 200!

    DC
    x

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