Spring Blog Carnival – The Zipper + Giveaway

May 6, 2013 Giveaway, Spring Blog Carnival, time travel 150

Welcome to my stop on the Spring Blog Carnival! For those of you who don’t know about it, it is an annual event that is hosted by Candace @ Candace’s Book Blog, Lori @ Pure Imagination, and Angela @ Reading Angel.


Does this thrill ride look familiar? As an older kid and teen, I was so in love with going to every local carnival during the summer months and this ride was a must! You’d spin and spin and spin… and all of the change in your pockets would fall out and rattle in the cage as you go. lol Lot of fun!

The Zipper is known for its strong vertical G-forces, numerous spins, and a noted sense of unpredictability (wikipedia). And all that right there makes me think of time travel!

I’m pretty in love with time travel, though I have not personally read too many myself. It can be a little confusing and leave your head going in a million directions (just like the Zipper!) but it is also really exciting and fun!

For this stop on the Carnival, I am offering one of you a paperback of a time travel themed YA novel! Here’s what you can win:




This giveaway will run from May 6th through May 12th and is INTERNATIONAL! As long as The Book Depository ships to you. To enter, all you have to do is answer the following challenge question in the comments below! Please be sure to leave your email address so I can get a hold of you if you win!

Challenge Question: 
If you could travel through time to any moment, whether it be the past or present, during your lifetime or not, when and where would you go?

Now be sure to check out the rest of the Carnival for more awesome challenges and giveaways!

**While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the other giveaways going on right now! Links are at the top of the sidebar!**

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

150 Responses to “Spring Blog Carnival – The Zipper + Giveaway”

  1. Briana

    Although it would probably not be very fun in practice, I would love to visit England during the Middle Ages. I am fascinated by medieval literature.


  2. Kathy L.

    I’d love to visit ancient Greece as long as I can come back I’m to attached to modern conveniences to live there.


  3. JessS

    I’d be all over ancient history – ancient Athens, Sparta, Rome, Persia, Egypt, etc. I would just LOVE to see what they actually looked like, and maybe experience them a bit.


  4. Nana

    I’d love to go to ancient Indonesia, to prove if Atlantis really located there or not.

  5. Angelica Joy

    England 1950s I just loved their homes, etiquette, interior designing and their dresses!!! I just love everything about the 1950s and England, having said that, like Kathy I’d have to be able to come back as there’s no Kindle/Nook or internet during those times, and I can’t live without those two conveniences LOL


  6. Tanja - Tanychy

    Okay I love this spring blog carnival! 🙂 Sounds like lots of fun. I must check the other stops too.
    To answer your question – huh maybe Victorian England..I mean sounds so good. But I don’t think I’d enjoy there as a woman so I’d go to the Woodstock 1969. 😀

  7. tonyalee @ lilybloombooks

    Hmm.. that’s tough because there are several places I would want to go! BUT! Just one.. I would have to say Medieval Times (middle to late) I want to see Jousting! (awesome question 😉

  8. miki

    i would love to go to medevial time in the highlands, i would love to learn from the druids or in early greece republik tosee how it was really

    thank you a lot for this int giveaway


  9. Sunny Duvall

    I absolutely love this post. I’ve never heard of the spring carnival, but it sounds so fun to read each person’s post. The picture is fantastic and I didn’t realize how many time traveling theories there are!

    Where would I time travel? Well…I would love to see a younger me, what I was like and all that jazz. Then I would love to see younger versions of my parents and people in my own family, how they acted. But I would love to stop at every major point in history. The 50s, the 20s, WWII, civil war, the renaissance, Victorian England, medieval times, Christ times, EVERYTHING! I don’t think I can choose just one. If I’ve figured out a way to go back in time, I would like to think that I could go back several times. So I would just go from the latest thing to the earliest 🙂

  10. Emily

    I would go back to when Queen Elizabeth I was a kid. I used to be completely fascinated and obsessed with her and her story, and I would LOVE to meet her (not that that will ever happen lol)


  11. Carmen B.

    I’d go to London in the 1890s. Fin-de-siècle decadence is fascinating 😉 Hopefully I’d cross paths with Oscar Wilde!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Some your choices have been on my TBR for a while ^^


  12. starryeyedjen

    Oh, this is so fun! 🙂 I guess I’d pick England in the late 1500s so that I could see Shakespeare’s plays performed in the time period they were written. And maybe meet the bard himself. 🙂


  13. Nara

    If we could return back to the present, and also if we could actually survive the conditions back then, then I’d probably go waaaaaay back to see if the scientists are right about the creation of the universe!

  14. Megan K.

    I think I’d go back to the 1920s or 30s in America. I know it was during the Great Depression, but GOLLY. Look at all those beautiful vintage dresses and hairdos! LOVE. It’s so hard to dress both nicely and decently nowadays, so going back to that time period would be quite perfect in terms of fashion.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    dearmegan (at) outlook (dot) com

  15. Katrina Marie

    I’d have to say Victorian England. The BFF and I always joke about riding horses with our big poofy dresses, and a parasol. Seriously best time period for that ensemble. Thanks for the giveaway!!!


  16. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    Definitely the 1920s in Paris and London – so many amazing writers doing unbelieveable stuff. Have you seen Midnight in Paris? That was totally MY DREAM. =p

    Awesome giveaway!

    mostlyyalit at gmail dot com

  17. Asti

    Hmm… I am actually scared to go back into the past just because I don’t know how I’d survive with the technology of today. You mean I’d have to actually make my own food? Write a letter? Eek. Instead, I think I’d stay in present day but take advantage of it to travel from one place to another. I’m in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in the UK, so it’d be awesome to be able to travel over there instantly whenever I felt like it!

    Email is sumbodieslife [at] aol [dot] com

  18. Lisa Collins

    Oh man, this is a really difficult question to answer. I would love to go to the late 60s to see Bob Dylan live and maybe Led Zeppelin too. Then again, I’d like to go to the 20s or 40s… or 50s. Perhaps I would like to go to the 1800s so I could wear a hoop skirt and be considered in style. Haha.

    lisaxcollins [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Ashley Rogers

    I would really like to travel back in time to the 1800’s. England is where I would like to end up. I think I would prob try and travel the world if I could during this time though. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!


  20. lisa burton

    Thank you for givewaway, if i were to time travel. I would love to go to tudor times just to see what it was really like then. I love this era and clothes! xx

  21. Lisa (Lost in Literature)

    Such a great post! I actually hadn’t heard of The Spring Blog Carnival until today. Great question, but I’m honestly stumped. I’m not sure I would survive in a past time. I’m so not good with change… and living without my iPhone and Kindle may prove to be impossible. I think I’m the most intrigued with the 20’s, so I suppose I would choose that… but only for a short time, then I would give up and want to come back to present to get back to reading my Kindle book and answering emails on my phone. I know… I’m so boring… lol!!

    lost_in_lit at yahoo dot com

  22. barefootmeds

    I don’t want to be depressing or anything, but I would probably go back to the night before my aunt was killed and tell her not to go to work the next day.

  23. aliceinreaderland.com

    I love time travel, I just wrote a post and listed time travel as a topic that would make me instantly pick up a book! Where would I go? That’s a really tough question…maybe the 1920s, and then I’d get to wear a flapper dress too! 🙂 I just followed you via Bloglovin!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  24. Danielle Romero

    I would go back to the time of Jane Austen and i would sit and have tea with her and talk about her lifes story and where she gets her inspiration for her books from
    -Danielle @ Coffee and Characters
    coffeeandcharacters at gmail.com

  25. Enbrethiliel


    I love the three theories chart! =D

    My usual answer is that I’d like to go back to the 1980s and relive them as an adult. (Heck, I even had a dream that I did just that. LOL!) But now I think I’d like to see the future–specifically the end of my life–just so I can be a little more at peace with the present. If something I’d like to happen turns out not to happen, at least I’d know and stop stressing out about it. (Yes, I subscribe to the first theory of time travel. Is it obvious? LOL!)

  26. Veronika

    I would go back to the time of Shakespeare and I would tell him how much I adore his books!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Christina K.

    I’d go back to the Suffragette movement in the US or UK, to see what it was like to really fight for our rights, to meet the women who not only gave us rights we take for granted, but to see what gave these women the courage to fight to the death for all of us. I’d love to protest with them and fight with them:)) I’d also like to see what it was really like for women back then.

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  28. Anonymous

    I would love to go back in time and meet my grandma when she was a child. I just think it would be so interesting to know what her life was like.

  29. Melissa

    I would go back to the 1920’s paris. I would love to hang out in the cafes with all the artists.


    Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Vanessa K.

    If you could travel through time to any moment, whether it be the past or present, during your lifetime or not, when and where would you go?
    I would go back to when my parents were children and see what they were like. Or when dinosaurs were here.

  31. Andrea C.

    I would not want to go forward – especially in my own life – but I would definitely go back to the 1920s, 1940s, and maybe a few time periods in the 1700s and 1800s. I really just want to wear some of those dresses!

    ~Andrea @ Beauty but a Funny Girl

  32. Atalia

    I would go back in time to the 1920’s . It would be interesting to see how things have evolved since then & this era also seems to be a lot of fun! 🙂


  33. Milka

    I would go back to the day before my father died, just so I could spend a one more day with him.


  34. Maidenveil

    Hmm. Time Travel is tricky. I’d rather not mess up my own timeline. I would like to visit the renaissance period. Meet Da Vinci or Beethoven. But I would love to meet Van Gogh above all.


  35. bn100

    I’d visit 1912 Southampton for the launching of the Titanic

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  36. Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake.

    Oh my goodness I love movies/TV shows/books with time travel *SO* much! It is one of my favorite things, so I love this theme!
    I’ve actually thought a lot about where I’d like to go if time travel was possible, and I’ve finally decided I’d like to see the invention of the first printing press! Books, writing, and reading are my favorite things and while I know books existed before the printing press, that was when the spread of information become much easier and I just really, really, really want to see the Guttenburg press!

    stormydawnc at gmail dot com

  37. Shelby Swing

    I’d go to the 1800s and be best friends with Jane Austen. Cliche response, but it’s the truth. =)


  38. Erika

    I’d go back to around 2000 and spend time with my Dad who isn’t around anymore. saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  39. erin

    I’d love to go to pivotal historical events see what “really” happened 🙂 Thanks for the fun event!


  40. Evette Torres

    I think I would like to go back to the time when my mom was a kid and be an outside observer. My grandpa died when my mom was 12. She always tells stories about my grandpa and how cool and fun he was. I think I would just like to witness that because I know that was the most fun my mom had when her dad was alive. And she always tells me and my siblings that we would have loved him because she knows that would have loved us. Oh and also I think it would be fun to see what my mom looked like younger because she has no pictures of herself at that age. 😀


  41. Sayomay

    I had the ability I would travel back in time to August 14 AD 650 @ Twilight in Cahokia to see if the world as we know it began then. The natives of the area believed this was when the gods decided to separate themselves from this world. I want to see for myself what happened then for them to think this.

  42. Kayla

    Hmm.. probably anytime between the 1910s and the 1950s. The entire 20th century just fascinates me so much :3 i’d love to be able to go to that period and just see how it was like. No matter how bad the world was during that time :3

  43. Kbaby81

    I’m obsessed with 1400s England and 19th Century Chicago. I’d really like to travel back to those times. Very interesting times.

  44. My anxious life

    I love the 1920s! I would want to be a flapper and go to a Speak Easy. I would want to live in New York City during this time too. FABULOUS!!


  45. vivalabooks

    Oh gosh… I actually have no idea and I’m so indecisive. I’d definitely want to check out Victorian England and make a stop in New York during the 1920’s. Maybe take a peek into the future of the world in a hundred years.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Zemira Djedović

    It seems that a lot of people would like to time travel to 1920’s and so would I. And I would like to see what was prehistoric Egypt like.


  47. LitzaLou

    Oh man… that’s a tough question! I think I’d be too afraid I would mess something up if I went back in time – plus, I like indoor plumbing waaaay too much to go too far back – so I think I would go to the future. I’d like to see what life is like for me, my family and friends in say, 30 years or so. See where we are, what we’re doing and most importantly, see if we’re happy.

    Thanks very much for the giveaway!

  48. Chantelle

    I’d travel back to the 2011 when I got to visit Europe on a school trip 🙂

  49. Livvvy75

    I would go back to the Victorianish era in England and try to meet some super famous authors. I would definitely be sure to try on the gorgeous costumes.

  50. Jenny Jensen

    This is the million dollar question for me. I graduated from college with a degree in history, so trying to narrow down a time and place is almost impossible for me!! In the end, I would probably visit the people in the time of Stonehenge to find out what it was REALLY all about, how they built it, when the actual date was, and who the people were that built it. Historians can speculate all they want, no body really knows EXACTLY what Stonehenge is/was!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  51. Beth W

    Given the constraints on women in past eras, there’s a lot of time periods I’d like to visit, but really shouldn’t (or I’ll be burned as a witch). I think Regency England is my safest bet, but only for a short time. I’d like to visit Miss Jane Austen, or Emily Dickinson, if they’d have me.

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

  52. Suz

    I would love to go to Italy during the Renaissance period because there was so much creativity! It would be cool to watch the famous artists creating their masterpieces and talk to them about their lives!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  53. Amanda

    I would love to travel back to England in the late 1700s/early 1800s. I love all things Austen and it would be amazing to see and live in her world. I recently read a young adult time travel book I thought was very good. It’s called My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris.

  54. RIN

    Honest to goodness, I’d probably pick sometime int eh relatively near future to go to and figure out some winning Powerball numbers. Not very romantic, but well, true.

    realityisnovel at g mail dot com

  55. Aman

    Scotland in the 1500’s. Yeah, I love Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series and that really makes me want to visit that era.

  56. Kelsey Ketch

    Oh, man! So Tough! I would have to go with… Ancient Egypt, around 1480 BC. That is when Hatshepsut is predicted to be one of the first woman began to rule as Pharaoh. She also had built some of the most amazing architecture of the time!


  57. Cassie

    I would like to go back to Jane Austen’s time and catch myself a Mr. Darcy!

  58. Holly U

    I would go anywhere BACK in time. I love the Civil War era, but I think I’d want to visit Ancient Greece! I just think it would be amazing. 🙂

    underhillholly at yahoo dot com

  59. Clarissa (Bookadicea)

    What fascinate me most is the past. I’ like to go back through the time when everything is just simple and on the verge of development. To be specific I’d like to go to 19th century. I know its the time of the grand corsets and the freedom rights of the women are still limited but its also the time when chivalry, bravery and grandeur of Arts also prevails. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    -Riz B.

  60. Danielle B!

    I’d love to go to Paris or London during the late 1800s or early 1900s. The time seems romantic and fun.


  61. Anonymous

    I’d want to go to Victorian England GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE AND GO HOME!Lol. Also see the Renaissance. And meet Shakespeare. I would travel to Vienna and other places Hitler conquered and Warn all JEWS! luckchan10@gmail.com

  62. Ashfa Anwer

    I’d love to travel back to the Pride and Prejudice Era… There something so… regal about it and If there was a Mr. Darcy, well so much the better, I might never want to come back!

  63. Lauren Elizabeth

    Loving this carnival, it’s so much fun! I’d probably travel to 20’s Paris, because I think jazz age paris would be so much fun with all the writers and musicians and dancers. I’d love to see them all in their element!

  64. Amy Acosta

    I’d definitely travel to Victorian Era England. I just loved the fashion then.


  65. Deborah Russo

    I think I’d travel back to late 1800s, Victorian Age England. It has always been my favorite time period, and sometimes I wish I were born back then. The way men used to dress, the carriages, the atmosphere … I just can’t help but think of Sherlock Holmes and wish I was there to read the scandals on the newspaper and live at the same time as all the great authors of the time 😀

  66. Beth Kait

    If I could any point in time to travel to it would be The Renaissance period[about 1600] in England. I love Shakespeare and would have loved to see one of his plays at The Globe. I would probably want to see the first showing of Othello, my favorite of his plays.


  67. Christina

    I would go to the pub where JK Rowling thought of her ideas about Harry Potter initially when she was still a struggling writer– befriend her and brainstorm with her. That would be so incredibly awesome!


  68. Aly

    I’d go to Ancient Egypt, to Cleopatra the VIIth’s palace, I love the history of her.


  69. Sarah Kalaitzidis

    I would probably go all the way into the future. The future is unknown and I would love to see it! which is a bit of cheating but hey good thing time travel is only real in books 😀

  70. amairany ra

    I´d travel to the past. I will go on March 28 ten years ago in Mexico city before my mom´s accident.


  71. Diana

    I would go back in time to ancient Greece. I am from Greece and I would like to see our history with my own eyes.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    artgiote at gmail dot com

  72. Kristina Vallaste

    I want to go back a century or two, here, close to where I live. I’m very interested to know what Kuressaare looked like back then. The stories I’ve heard sound so… out of this world (:

    kurri121 AT hotmail DOT com

  73. Joana V.

    Well, I’d either go back to the 20’s or to mid/late-50’s, all in the US! I’ve always been fascinated with those two periods in time, especially the 50’s lately…the clothes, rock’n’roll, those classic dinners…I think I’d have a really good time!

    joana . vieira . 94 . jv @ gmail . com

  74. Filia Oktarina

    I would go to anywhere….like 1900’s, 1880’s or to scotland. Maybe to the future too, to buy foods machine, so i don’t have cooking anymore. LOL!!

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  75. CC

    I’d love to travel all the way back to the late Jurassic. I just want to see some Pterosaurs, a Stegosaurus or two, and some Sauropoda, and then return home to the present. If I can survive in one piece, that is!


  76. B. Wildung

    I think I would love to travel to the future- anytime in the next 10 years or so. I would love to see where my children will be, how they will be and who they have become. As a mother it would be great to know everything with your children’s futures with turn out good 😀

  77. Katie thebooksphere

    I would love to time travel back to medieval times. I love reading about the medieval times and it would be fascinating and scary at the same time to be amid the action of knights, jousting, gods worshiped, kings and queens, and the day-to-day adventures that ensued.

  78. Bridget Howard

    I would defiantly travel to London in the 1800’s. I love that time period and some of my favorite books are set then. I would love to met Jane Austen and I just think it would be fun for a day to see what it was really like!!!

  79. Koll

    I’d travel back to victorian England. But only if I were there as an invisible spectator 🙂

  80. Shelver506

    I’ve always thought it would be cool to go back in time and visit my parents when they were dating and completely blow their minds 🙂

    shelver506 at gmail dot com

  81. Amber Hsu

    I love this question! So much room to think… I’m sure that I wouldn’t travel to the future… because the future is mysterious and unknown… I could end up at any happening! I’d love to go back to the Victorian era~ where all the women wore fancy clothes and carried parasols~ I’ve always thought of it as a glamorous time period…


  82. Anubha

    I would love to travel to the past and meet my grandmother she passed away 3 months before my birth. I want to meet her because my family told me that she was the one who was most excited for me to step into this world and she was waiting to spend sometime with me and my elder cousins told me she was the coolest grandmother so i want to go to her and meet her spend time with her. Also people tell me i look exactly like her and have very similar mannerism i want to really see this myself and want to hear the same from her 🙂

  83. Shamara Catama

    I wish I could travel into the past to the roaring 20’s so I could wear flapper dresses while listening to jazz music 🙂

    sweetsindy93 at gmail dot com

  84. Kristall

    I’d travel back in time, because I think that once you’ll find out what the future holds for you, it won’t be very pleasant. I’d probably travel back to the 80’s America
    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

  85. BookLady

    I would love to time travel to 17th century France.

  86. Jenni

    I would chose to experience the 1920s! It was such a glamorous time to me and I love reading about it

    redheartsxo [at] gmail dot com

  87. Book Attict

    I’d go back to when Stonehenge was being built…or when the ancient Druids were around since so little is known about them…

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  88. Sierra

    I would travel to the 1900s in some city or country. I just love that time period!!! But looking at the above ideas i could be swayed to something else too 😛 Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Dinda_SI

    I would love to travel to Victorian England. I always love books or movies about that time period.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


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