Friday, September 12, 2008

BBAW Giveaway!

I've recently discovered My Friend Amy's Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

I can't remember how I first discovered Jen Robinson's Book Page, but I quickly became a devotee. Jen reviews countless numbers of books for children, middle-grade and young adult, as well as rounds up kids' book news from around the blogosphere. After reading some reviews, I came to respect her opinions and suggestions.

And then, just when I thought I couldn't love her any more, she started a series called "Reviews That Made Me Want the Book" (RTMMWTB - listed below). These books quickly filled my Paperback Swap and Barnes & Noble wishlists, and some have eventually found it to my bookshelf.

In honor, then, of Jen, and BBAW, I'm holding a give-away. Choose the two titles from Jen's RTMMWTB series which most appeal to you, and list them in the comments. I will choose a name randomly on Friday, September 19 to receive the prize.

To get additional entries for the giveaway, you can do one or any of the following, as long as you come back here and tell me where I can find it:

1. put your two RTMMWTB titles in a post on your blog
2. go over and check out Jen's blog and leave a comment over there
3. post information about the In Search of Giants giveaway on your blog
4. go over and check out My Friend Amy's blog and leave a comment
5. recommend a book you haven't read but like because of the reviews.

DEADLINE: September 18.

PRIZE: I will purchase and have mailed to you any two books from any place on Jen's site. (That's a whole lotta choices.) Limit $25. Pre-orders okay for unreleased books. Book choices must be made by Monday, September 22.

Here's the "Reviews That Made Me Want the Book" series - enjoy!!

September 5
August 19
July 22
Bastille Day edition
July 6

32 comments:

  1. Aerin.... I am blown away. This is so amazing! Reading your post was one of the nicest moments I've had since starting my blog. Thank you!! I just wrote about your giveaway on my blog, too. Thanks for providing such a lovely start to my weekend.

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  2. Wow! Great giveaway idea. I'd like to win "Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott and "The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness.

    I also comemnted both at Jen's blog and at My Friend Amy's blog.

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  3. I posted about your giveaway here: http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/bbaw-giveaway-at-in-search-of-giants.html

    In the same post, I also put the titles of the two books I'd like to win from the RTMMWTB list, and recommended a book I haven't read but like because of the reviews.

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  4. Oh wow!

    I would love to win "Graceling" and "Nation". Terry Pratchett is one of my all time fav authors and the other just looks good.

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  5. Oh wow!

    I would love to win "Graceling" and "Nation". Terry Pratchett is one of my all time fav authors and the other just looks good.

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  6. I would love a chance to win In the Woods by Tana French and The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle.

    Becky (laney_poATyahoo.com)

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  7. I would love to win Graceling by Kristin Cashore and In the Woods by Tana French.

    Check out the Friday Finds weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading for a similar series to "Reviews That Made Me Want to Buy the Book." One that I recently posted about is The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! (I hope it's open to Canadians, by the way.)

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  8. two actually looks a bit hard since a whole lot of them look so appealing, but i'll try :)
    Kristin Cashore's Graceling and Pratchett's Nation are the choices (though Michael D. Beil's The Red Blazer Girls and Catherine Banner’s The Eyes of a King are close seconds!! :))

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  9. What a fun week! I would like to win is Elvis and Olive as well as The Alchemyst. I've posted your information on my blog as well. www.thebestbookihavenotread.wordpress.com

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  10. Can I just add that it's fascinating to see what books people are interested in. I've now read In the Wood and the Eyes of a King, but Nation, Graceling and The Sky Inside are all ever-climbing on my own mental list, in part because of these comments. I actually looked for The Sky Inside at a bookstore the other day, but they didn't have it...

    So fun talking books with people!

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  11. Great contest! I love Jen's feature. I'm all about Graceling and The Black Canary. I commented on Jen's blog, too.

    And a book I haven't read yet but like because of the reviews is definitely The Hunger Games. All the blog review hype has made me very excited for that one!

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  12. Oh this is a great idea! Ok - I'll have to remember to do this tomorrow after my class. I hope to remember. If I don't - can you nudge me? I'd like to post this for my Tuesday post.

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  13. The Other Sister by S. T. Underdahl

    Little Willow by Courtney Sheinmel

    There is a ton of books that sound good though :)

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  14. The Other Sister by S. T. Underdahl

    Little Willow by Courtney Sheinmel

    There is a ton of books that sound good though :)

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  15. I liked:

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry

    Tough choices!

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  16. I liked:

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry

    Tough choices!

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  17. I read about "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman in a review and would like to read it, but haven't yet.

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  18. Wow, I love Jen's reviews. I think she and I have the same taste in books. It was hard to pick 2, but I would love to win The Red Blazer Girls by Michael D. Beil and The Postcard by Tony Abbott.

    I left a comment on both Jen's and My Friend Amy's blogs. A book that I haven't read but would like to based on the review would be the two books I listed above and The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley, which would have been my third choice above.

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

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  19. I blogged about this here:

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/09/win-it-wednesday-update.html

    I'm about to go and add my two choices to that post as well.

    As for those choices: Gone by Michael Grant and You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn.

    A book I want to read based on reviews is Schooled (blanking on the author at the moment...) and I'm sure many, many authors.

    This is such a fun, lovely contest. I'll try and post comments on the other blogs as well. I'll let you know when I do!

    -Lauren

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  20. The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy and M is for Mischief both sound good.

    And I left a comment on My Friend Amy's blog. One is on the blog swap interviews post.

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  21. Oh...sorry...

    sj3girls(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Back again...wanted to say that I posted a comment on Jen's blog for the Hurricane novel review and I posted on My Friend Amy's blog...one of the places I posted there was for her interview with She is too fond of books.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  23. M is for Mischief

    and

    The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry


    sound good! Thanks you for the contest

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    theDizzy

    etwilight @ yahoo . com

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  24. definitely living dead girl and rumors, i know that rumors is part of a series, which has been on my tbr list for a while, but it alone sounds interesting. living dead girl sounds really good too and i've been reading so much about it that i have got to read it!

    lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

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  25. The Darcy's and the Bingleys!!!!! That sounds so good!

    Oh and the one to deceive? Can't remember And to deceive? That sounded good too!

    I'll have to post later on my blog!!! I'm running out again!

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  26. She hsure picked out some great titles! My two top picks would be: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott and The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway and the heads up on her site!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  27. Oh man! I just realized today is the deadline! I commented on Jen's blog and on My Friend Amy's blog - loved that post from the author of Spanish Bow! I absolutely have to get that book now!

    I was going to post on my blog for your contest but I realized today is the deadline! Sorry about that. But looks like you have alot of entries already, and... um I'm competitive and I want to win so I don't want any more entries! Hows that for selfish? ;o)

    And if I'm going to recommend a book I haven't read but like because of the reviews it would have to be Spanish Bow simply because Moonie's review was just rapturous!

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  28. Hope I made it in time!
    I'd love Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott the VERY most; then Gone by Michael Grant
    digicat @ sbcglobal.net

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  29. Definitely
    First choice would be Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, then Nation by Terry Pratchett
    allmycrazycats @ aol.com

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  30. Forgot to mention that I left a comment on Amy's blog here.

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  31. And in case it wasn't clear (because now that I reread my original post it doesn't seem clear!), the book I want to recommend based on the reviews I've seen is The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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