Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Do you have a book you've been DYING to read?!


Steal from a friend?

(Admit it. You know you do.)

Have you been stalking a book at your local bookstore,

moving it out of place so no one else will get it?

Would you like to get it on someone else's dime?

Well now is your chance.

For our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY we will be giving away YOUR CHOICE of a FREE BOOK**. That right--YOU get to say what book you win. Yippee!! This giveaway will end on September 30th at midnight PST.

To enter to win you must (and don't worry, you can do this all in one comment form):

1) Follow our blog via Google Friend or Blogged (if you are already a follower, enter away).

2) Comment and let us know which book you want** and leave your name and contact information if it is not listed in your profile

3) Mentally commit to never again pick up a book and break the binding or bend the cover clear back to kingdom come, before you buy it. Trust me. It's bad form. It makes bookshop owners want to tackle you in the aisles and beat you senseless with the mangled book. They don't, but only because they couldn't stand to put the book through that much pain.

For extra entries you can (comment separately):

1) Post about this contest on any social networking site like Facebook, MySpace, twitter, your blog, etc. If you post on two different sites you will get two different entries, but ONLY if you leave a separate comment for each one.

2) Grab a button and put it on your blog. Leave a separate comment!


**No textbooks. No boxed sets. No $300 rare out-of-print books. Use good judgement and be kind. Your standard hardcover is fine. I reserve the right to chuck you if you pick a book I can't afford.


Melissa Paul said...

I am NOT a binding breaker! The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer has been on my reading list for a while. I have both a button and a post. And paperback is just fine when I win.

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Holy Cow! Like Christmas in September (I guess, only if you win!)

2 new books I have been dying to read The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan OR A Long, Long, Time Ago and Essentially True, by Brigid Pasulka...I'm not picky! :)

I already have a button on my site, because frankly, you guys rock. I will post a FB link and blog link.

MindySue said...

ONCE AGAIN - PLEASE POST YOUR SECONDARY ENTRIES SEPARATE FROM YOUR INITIAL ENTRY!!!! This way I don't have to read through everyone's at midnight trying to figure out how many entries you have.

Initial entry - Comment
If you post on FB - comment
If you post on your blog - comment
if you put a button on - comment

Melissa Paul said...

posted on my blog

Melissa Paul said...

have a button

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Yes ma'am! :)
Posted on blog....

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Posted on FB....

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Already had a button!
Anything for a book!

CarrieM said...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Anonymous said...

I would love, love, love to have Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child.

I just became a follower of your blog.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Annette said...

I would like the new Suzanne Collins book, the sequel to Hunger Games!

Melody said...

I am a follower of your blog.

The book I would pick is The Devil is a Lie by ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Ladytink_534 said...

I've wanted The Disney Song Encyclopedia by Thomas Hischak or The Illusion of Life by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas for awhile now. If those are too expensive I wouldn't mind Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward instead.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I'm a new follower! Your blog looks very cute, and I see a lot of books that I've read on the right. (:
Hm, I would probably get Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I've watched it for a loooong time, and it's finally almost coming out. If you have something against pre-orders though, please tell me and I can change! (my TBR list is very long too)


Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Sidebar here: http://booksatmidnight@gmail.com

And forgot to say, I would never put a book through that kind of torture! Bending a spine if horrible, though my small paperbacks always seem to turn out that way.

Ashley said...

What an awesome contest! Please enter me, thank you. booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

1) I follow your blog!
2) I'd really like the book "The Hollow" by Jessica Verday.
3) I hate it when people do that, I'd never break the spine or bend the cover (on purpose).

Ashley said...

+ I put your button on my right sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com


Ashley said...

+ I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com


alastaircookie said...

What an awesome contest, and CONGRATS on your blogoversary!!!! I’ve been reading (and commenting) on your reviews and they are really well written. I’ll definitely have to add a couple more books to my TPR pile!

I’m following you on blogger and google reader. I couldn’t decide which ;)
I would LOVE to read Fire by Kristin Cashore, because I’ve read that it’s the same/ better than Graceling! Which I thought was impossible too but after Catching Fire I reckon anything’s possible!
My email is: phantompuppies at gmail dot com
Btw, I totally know what you mean about spine breaking! It’s like- “NoOoOoO!!!! What are you doing to that beautiful book?!!!!”

Unknown said...

Hi. I would love to enter. Thanks for the contest. I would love to get Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition cookbook, and if that is not an option, I want The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I am a follower.

Unknown said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/4436845980

Unknown said...

I blogged: http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/choose-your-own-book-win/

Unknown said...

I have you button on my blog: http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/

Unknown said...

I posted on my facebook. It is private but if you want to check, please let me know and I will be more than happy to add you.

Anne Bennion said...

Don't shoot me but I still haven't read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and am dying to read it.

alastaircookie said...

@ Anne- You definitely should- it's worth it!

I tweeted!


alastaircookie said...

I stumbled you on stumbleupon! Whoops and in my first comment I meant *TBR not TPR! *blushes*



Mona said...

I'd love to read A Holiday of Love by Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux and Jill Barnett.

I'm a follower.


adrian said...

Love to read Greg Popcheck's book about marriage, For better and better. Great Catholic writer.
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

adrian said...

sorry, add this to previous post
follow you thru google friends
name is smilefest
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jacqueline (bookbutterfly) said...

LOVE these kinds of contests!

I posted on my blog: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/

~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)

Jacqueline (bookbutterfly) said...

I also tweeted! I'm @bookbutterfly.

~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)


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