Friday, July 15, 2011

Penguin Canada Giveaway!

The ever awesome Bronwyn, over at Penguin Canada has jumped in to help a few fellow Canadians check out one of their latest New Releases! Penguin Canada is offering up 5 copies of The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh (Canadian author alert!) This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. It will run until July 31st and 5 lucky winners will be randomly chosen.

If you had a chance at having more money than you've ever imagined from selling stolen antiquities would you? Or would you fight to get those artifacts back to their rightful owners? To enter, please leave a comment below with a way to contact you. 

Check out my review here.
Check out the official website here.
Thank you so much Bronwyn, for stopping by with such an awesome birthday giveaway!


  1. I would not sell something I knew to be stolen as it would compromise my integrity and be against all I believe in. I would much rather find the rightful owners. For me, no amount of money is worth the guilt.


  2. No I would not do that! Thanks for this giveaway this looks really good!


  3. I would return the antiquities to their rightful owners. Ancient artifacts should be in museums where the public can see them and scholars can study them.

    I would love a copy of The Witch of Babylon.

    I can be reached at mariaelenaabraham at gmail dot com

  4. I would like to think that in that situation I'd probably give them back to their rightful owners, but the temptation for riches might be too strong ;)

    guelphwayne at gmail dot com

  5. Probably fight to get those artifacts back to their rightful owners.

    Would love a copy! jenle33 (at) gmail (d0t) com

  6. I don't know..."rightful owners" of antiquities? That's a pretty complex issue. Who is the "rightful" owner, if not a people or a family that's been dead for centuries? Usually it would be governments that fought over their rights to ownership, so I think I'd be a lot more tempted to sell them myself if I had the chance. (or

  7. I believe I would probably prioritize returning the antiques. For example, if I knew one item belonged to an impoverished family (fallen on hard times) or had large sentimental value then I'd probably return it; however, if the rightful owner didn't even appreciate the item, I'd sell it (especially if it was worth large amounts of money - I know, I'm selfish).

    wenzowsa at canisius dot edu

  8. I have a conscience and I would return it to the rightful owners.


  9. Wow thanks for all the great answers. I know "rightful owners" can be taken many ways, but I guess if they are aintiquities it would be best given the country or people (aka the nation) that it was found in so they can be shown in museums for heritage sake and for EVERYONE to see and not just some rich person to store in a vault of expensive baubles. :)

    Good luck everyone! It's a really great book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series when they are released. :)

  10. I'd fight to get them back to their rightful owners. And I've just sen your answer and I agree completely: it's better for them to be on display for everyone and not just one single (greedy) person.

    Nikki at

  11. "the rightful owners", hmm. If you mean the heirs of the civilization represented by the antiquities, then I'm all for fighting to return them. If they are the "property" of a single person, not so much.

  12. @Pat - yes as in heirs of the civilization... exactly!

  13. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. Nope. I believe that the artifacts should be the property of the country of origin! That way they can be displayed in a collection of some sort for everyone to enjoy.

  15. I'd like to think I could remain honest and resist the temptation.

  16. That's tough - the temptation for riches is a hard thing to ignore.
    But I do agree - returning them to the 'heirs' of the civilization is the right thing to do.



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