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Here’s a couple of contests and giveaways that I’ve stumbled upon:

 

 

 

 

 

1. J. Kaye  is giving away a copy of “The Missing Girl” by Norma Fox Mazer.  Read her review here.  Comment at the same post for a chance to win.  The raffle will be held on June 14th so hurry over there! (For more about J.Kaye’s raffles, check out this post.)

 

 

2. Icedream aka Reading in Appalachia is having a “Choose My Book to Read Contest“.  All you have to do is search through her Gurulib library here (click on books, and I own).  Choose a book that you would like to win a copy of and comment here with what you’ve chosen.  One entry will be chosen and that will be the next book read by Icedream.  After reading it, Icedream will send it to the one who suggested it.  You can comment until June 25th with the winner being drawn June 26th.  Link to this contest from your own blog (and tell Icedream in your comment) and receive an extra chance to win.  Personally I’m hoping for “Carpe Demon” 🙂

 

3. This isn’t a contest or giveaway, but Lisa over at the Online Publicist  has several books available for reviewers.  From the website: I work to connect books with the online world. If you are a blogger, or contributor to a site/blog, take a look at the books below. All are available for review. If a particular title interests you for coverage, fill out the contact form and I will have a copy sent to your attention. Happy reading! 

I recently received a copy of “Admit One” by Emmet James through this site and I can’t wait to start reading it.  (The book also came autographed by the author which was a wonderful surprise)  So head over there and see if there are any books that strike your fancy!

 

4. Breeni Books is giving away “Super Detective” by Robert Leslie Bellem.  It’s two books in one!  Read the review of this book here.  All you have to do is leave a comment by June 29th.

Want to win this book??? 

5. Closing on the same day is the contest by Melanie over at Love to Read.  You have a chance to win an ARC of “How Far is the Ocean From Here” by Amy Shearn.  All you have to do is comment on this post for a chance to win.  If you blog about the contest, you get an extra entry 🙂  Remember the winner will be chosen on June 29th!

 

6. Puss Reboots is giving away quite a few books!  (All the links to these contests can be found directly at the top of Puss Reboots)

For a chance to win “Still Hot” by Sue Mittenthal and Linda Reing enter by June 16th.  The rules:  If you are interested in winning this book, please tell me a short divorce story as a comment. Just leaving your name or “enter me” (or similar) will not count. This blog uses “do follow” in all links so if you have a blog, please include your URL. The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. I will mail the book out to the winner on July 2, 2008. You can blog about the contest for a second entry.

For a chance to win: “The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond” by Steve Charney enter by June 22nd.  The rules: If you are interested in winning this book, please tell me about your favorite fruit or vegetable or how you get your children to either their fruits and vegetables in a comment. Just leaving your name or “enter me” (or similar) will not count. This blog uses “do follow” in all links so if you have a blog, please include your URL. The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. I will mail the book out to the winner on July 2, 2008. You can blog about the contest for a second entry. 

For a chance to win: “Fables from the Mud” by Erik Quisling enter by June 26th.  The rules: If you are interested in winning this book, please tell me about your favorite fable in a comment. Just leaving your name or “enter me” (or similar) will not count. This blog uses “do follow” in all links so if you have a blog, please include your URL. The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. I will mail the book out to the winner on July 16, 2008.  You can blog about the contest for a second entry.

For a chance to win: “Flight of the Goose” by Lesley Thomas enter by July 5th.  The rules: If you are interested in winning this book, please tell me something about Alaska in your comment. Just leaving your name or “enter me” (or similar) will not count. This blog uses “do follow” in all links so if you have a blog, please include your URL. The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. I will mail the book out to the winner on July 16, 2008. You can blog about the contest for a second entry.

For a chance to win: “LoveHampton” by Sherri Rifkin enter by July 12th.  The rules: If you are interested in winning this book, please recommend to me your favorite summer read (either a book or an author). Just leaving your name or “enter me” (or similar) will not count. This blog uses “do follow” in all links so if you have a blog, please include your URL. The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. I will mail the book out to the winner on August 2, 2008. You can blog about the contest for a second entry.

7. For another chance at winning “LoveHampton”, head over to Bookshipper.  To win, answer this question: If you were on a deserted beach, what type of romance book would you read and why?  Post your response in the comments section here, and link to the contest from your blog.  For extra entries, send your friends over to the contest post, and have them leave your name.  Each additional friend= an additional entry.  The contest ends June 24th.

Missed my last post?  It was THE ARC READING CHALLENGE.

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Okay, so I already have a ton of ARCs that I need to read and review.  What better way to get cracking then to particpate in a reading challenge?  Devourer of Books  and Lori’s Reading Corner  are already participating, and I assume many others will too as soon as they find out about it.  Here’s the info:

This challenge is being hosted by So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.

The challenge will run from June 21, 2008-September 21, 2008. It will be to help those of us with ARC’s to get in gear and read and review them.

Here are the rules:

1. Make a list of all of the ARC’s that you currently have and/or are on their way to you.

2. If you have:
1-3 ARC’s then pick at least one to read and review for this challenge.
4-6 ARC’s then pick at least two to read and review for this challenge.
7-9 ARC’s then pick at least three to read and review for this challenge.
10 or more Arc’s then pick at least 4 to read and review for this challenge.

3. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.

4. List the books that you plan to read for this challenge (you can change it at any time, as long as the books you change are also ARCs). You can read the books on your list in any order.

5. Read the books and review them on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your review on sites like Amazon. Leave a comment on this post with a link to each of your reviews.

6. Be sure to leave a comment on this post  with a link to your blog post about this challenge.

7. Enjoy!

 

Okay…. so I’m being honest and listing all of the ARCs I have, and the ones I know I have coming to me.  I feel guilty as some of these have been sitting here for a  bit!  Below is the list of the books I have, and the order I got them in (with a few exceptions: I bumped “The New Yorkers” up since it’s a LTER book, I bumped “The Triumph of Deborah” up since I was contacted by the author’s publicist and will be doing an interview, I pushed down “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” because I can take my time with it, and I pushed down “Farworld” because I’m not supposed to publish my review until early August)

 

What’s here (and how I got it):

1. The New Yorkers  by Cathleen Schine (through LT’s ER program-May book)= my review here

2. The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy  (contacted by publicist-will also be interviewing the author)= my review here

3. The Aviary Gate  by Katie Hickman (LTER member heads up and through Shelf Awareness ad)

4. The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem (LTER member heads up and through B&N message boards)

5. The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories  by Pagan Kennedy LTER member heads up and through SFWP)

6. The Gargoyle  by Andrew Davidson (just came in mail, never signed up for)

7. I, Robot by Howard Smith (LTER member heads up and through Shelf Awareness ad)

8. Admit One: A Journey Into Film  by Emmet James (through Online Book Publicist, nicely autographed!)

9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (bookring/ray through LTER member)

10. Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage (by contacting author’s blog, nicely autographed!-will also be interviewing the author in Early August)

What’s coming:

11. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thorton Wilder (LTER member heads up and through Penguin Classics blog)

12. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (LTER member heads up and through Shelf Awareness ad)

13. The Power Makers (LTER member heads up and through Shelf Awareness ad)

 

Okay so 13 is more than enough, and I have to pick four to really push.  I’m going with 1-4.  Pretty easy decision since I really need to get through those.  If I finish (and I plan on doing so!) I’ll read the rest in the order I have listed 🙂  Gosh I’m just being so creative about this lol. 

 

*Photo credit: Teddy Rose
From Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, BC Canada

 

Missed my last post?  It was REVIEW: “LOVER ENSHRINED” BY J.R. WARD.

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