Giveaway: Balilicious by Becky Wicks

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It’s time for a summer giveaway, thanks to the kind people at Harper Collins Australia! Did you have to work over the holidays? Miss out on a fun trip? You can have it all in book format with Becky’s time in beautiful Bali. There are five (5) copies of Balilicious to give away to Australian readers.

From the press release:


Becky Wicks lifted the burqa on Dubai In Burqalicious. Now she turns her attention to Bali as she hilariously navigates life as an adopted Balinese local.

It seems to be the new in-thing to find yourself these days, even if you’re not particularly lost. And perhaps with a bit of help from that movie (yes, that one), Bali has become the number one country for Australians to go soul-searching. In fact, more people than ever before are heading to this pristine, lizard-infested, supposedly “cursed” isle from all over the world, for a taste of the ‘bicycle-riding-through-rice-paddies’ good life. So why not Becky Wicks, too?

Elizabeth Gilbert scratched the surface of Ubud in Eat Pray Love … but the movie has since spawned an epidemic. You can’t move five feet without encountering a person with The Julia Roberts Syndrome.

In a series of humorous and honest day-to-day diary entries over the course of six to eight months, Becky documents life as an adopted Balinese local and detailing any (if there is any) spiritual growth on the path to becoming a better… or let’s just say more appreciative person. Instead of being paid to work doing something she likes, she’ll volunteer to do things she doesn’t… or don’t think she’ll like while surrounding herself with the characters who’ve all followed their favourite movie star on a similar, personal quest for enlightenment and inner satisfaction.

Her base for this spiritual, soul-searching investigation will be the cultural, hippy epicentre of the island, Ubud. From the essentials, such as finding a place to live and sorting a visa, to exploring the true significance of Balinese customs and traditions, her sole/soul’s purpose is to get to the heart of Australia’s number one tourist destination, through the eyes of a sort-of-local. And as a 31-year-old writer who’s never felt the urge to live in a place longer than two years since the age of 18, hopefully, maybe she’ll find what’s been missing along the way (which is probably a man, if she’s honest).

You can also read my review here.

This giveaway is now closed.

How to enter:

  1. Entry is only open to Australian residents
    who have an address where the book can be posted to. You don’t need a blog to enter.
  2. Just leave a comment below to enter and include an email address so you can be contacted if you’re a winner.
  3. There are five (5) copies of Balilicious by Becky Wicks to give away.
  4. Winners will be chosen at random based on comment number using
  5. Entries close at 11:59pm AEDST 28th January 2013.
  6. I will contact the winners by email after the closing date. The winners need to respond within three (3) days or another winner may be drawn.

10 thoughts on “Giveaway: Balilicious by Becky Wicks

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  1. Poor Sam You should really visit Bali ” Island of the Gods ” just to see what you are missing 4 out of 5 Australians can’t be wrong.

  2. Soo would love a copy, went to my local book store last week to see if they had it but nooo, soo disappointed, seriously havn’t heard of becky wicks or the Diary’s of Dubai, damn these smaller towns, well if i don’t win i will have to wait till i go to Brisbane in March.xx

  3. Beautiful Bali indeed…I love a Bali read, so good to see Becky offering Bali as the magical place it is. The stories of Kerobokan filling bookstores don’t share the wonder and amazing culture this island has to offer. Well done Becky.

  4. Would love love love to win this book, I have been to Bali and would love to read this book as it is always interesting to see the way other people see places. Also it will give me my Bali fix for a while. I have so many friends that love Bali that would also be interested in goi out and getting a copy. I will recommend they check this book out. Thanks for the opportunity.

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