Sunday, September 27, 2009

75 Followers Contest- Your Choice!

Hey everyone! It's Banned Books Week!
My next contest is going to be slightly different because I reached 75 followers. Thank you so much everyone! In celebration of that, I'm going to let you pick which book (out of 3) you want to win.
Here are the options:

Wake by Lisa McMann (paperback)

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.



The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (hardback)

Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won’t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger.


A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell (hardback)

Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one girl's journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.


There will be just one winner of one book. I'll also throw in a few Dust of 100 Dogs bookmarks.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with your email address and your choice of book. Or you can email me at mdondero@sprynet.com.

For extra entries:
+3 current followers
+2 new followers
+1 follow me on twitter
+3 link to this contest somewhere (leave a link)
+1 tell me what (banned) books you are going to read in support of Banned Books Week.

Be sure to tell me if you do anything for extra entries.
The contest will end October 10 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada.

Good luck!


Thanks everyone! The contest is closed now. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

52 comments:

~The Book Pixie said...

This is a terrific contest and congrats on 75! I would love to win A Map of the Known World.

+3 current follower

+1 follow you on twitter @thebookpixie

+3 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/4431529976

+1 I'm planning to read The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler.

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Emma said...

Awesome contest!!

+2 new follower
+1 follow on twitter
+3 tweeted http://twitter.com/emmynoodle

I would love to have The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan!

Thanks

emmynoodle@gmail.com

Chloe said...

Thanks for the contest, and congrats on 75 followers! I would love to win WAKE :D

+3 Current Follower
+1 Follow on Twitter (@chloeeesays)
+3 Link: http://twitter.com/chloeeesays/statuses/4431449579

Chloe
lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara said...

Congrats on 75 followers! :) Don't you love the feeling you get every time you see a new follower?? :)

+3 old follower
+1 Twitter follower
+3 linked to sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com
+1 I'm hoping to read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson for Banned Books Week!

Thanks for the contest!
grochowskis@hotmail.com

Sara said...

Oh, forgot to say that I'd love to win A Map of the Known World! :)

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I would love to win WAKE! That book sounds so awesome!

+3 - current followers
+1 - I am going to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
+3 - Linking contest on blog in sidebar
[ http://bambookreviews.blogspot.com/ ]

-Arielle
achoyce13[at]gmail[dot]com

Kristen said...

+3 current followers
+1 follow me on twitter (@bookgoil)
+3 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/4433072768
+1 I'm going to read Tricks, which isn't a banned book yet, but a ton of Ellen Hopkins books have been in the past.. and well, we'll just assume this one is going the same way. I haven't scanned the list for what else I want to read yet.

bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

Kate said...

To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address and your choice of book.
Fun contest. Please enter me for Wake.

+3 current followers
+1 follow me on twitter @neshelf
+3 link to this contest somewhere
http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com
+1 I will read Speak again. It is just such a powerful novel that it deserves to be read again.

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

elnice said...

I would love to win WAKE-this sounds great!
+3 current follower
+3 link at http://ellzreadz.blogspot.com/
I may read Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne in honor of Banned Books WEek

SafeLibraries said...

These Banned Books Week resources may also be of interest:

"American Library Association Shamed," by Nat Hentoff, Laurel Leader-Call, 2 March 2007.

"Banned Books Week and the ALA," by Dennis Ingolfsland, The Recliner Commentaries, 4 August 2009.

"'Censors' Are So Scary," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 6 October 2008.

"Finding Censorship Where There Is None," by Mitchell Muncy, Wall Street Journal, 24 September 2009, p.W13.

"National Hogwash Week," as coined by Thomas Sowell. And this resource has a long, updated list of BBW-related articles.

"US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.

"Various Humbugs Regarding Banned Books Week, by Mateo Palos, Mateo Palos, 27 September 2009.

Kelsey said...

+3 current follower
+1 definitely Looking For Alaska by John Green, I've been wanting to read it for awhile now!

Congrats on 75 and I would love to win A Map of the Known World(:

Kelsey
kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

Krista said...

I'd love to enter for- A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell

+3 current follower
+1 follow you on twitter @KristaCarmen

Thank you,
kristacole64(at)yahoo(dot)com

BrittLit said...
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BrittLit said...

Congrats on 75 followers I'm having my 50 follower contest right now. I would love to Win a Map of the Known World.
+3 current follower
+1 follower on twitter @weareattached
+3 linked on sidebar
http://thelifeofateenlibrarian.blogspot.com/
+1 I'm going to read Where the Wild Things are, In the Night Kitchen and Draw me A Star to my teens.

thanks
teensatthelibary[at]yahoo[dot]com

Misty said...

Congrats on 75 followers. I am almost there!
+1 These all look great, but I am going to throw my hat in for Wake, though I'd love any of them.
+3 follower
+3 sidebar link @ Book Rat
+1 I am having a weeks worth of posts on Book Rat in support of Banned Books Week, and I will be participating in a readathon that I started a few years ago, where we will be reading aloud from various banned books (my fave: Perks of Being a Wallflower).

8 total
~Misty
mbradenwf@gmail.com

(ps, I really wish the "Safe Libraries" person would piss off already. Every BBW-mentioning post I've seen, along comes Safe Libraries to start a fight)

Wanda said...

A Map of the Known World most interests me.

I am a new follower of your blog.

wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome contest, thanks! I would love to win the Map of the Known World.
+3 current followers
+3 sidebar
+1 I already read Lovely Bones and Catcher in the Rye for BBW and plan to read another one.
Adrienne
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway for Wake by Lisa McMann

+3 I am already a follower

+1 for band book week-To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Jenny N. said...

Congrats!!!Soon it will be 100 followers. I would like to enter to win A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell.

+3 Current follower
+1 The banned book that I'm hoping to read is The Kite Runner.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Rabid Fox said...

I will put my name in the hat for the Westerfeld title.

e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

I just became a follower today.
I also started following on Twitter.
I also posted a link to this contest on Twitter, HERE.

and the banned book I'm reading this week will be "Alice in Wonderland."

Meg said...

Congrats on 75 followers! Great contest! I would love to win Wake.

+3 - Already a follower

Megan
Megala872@aol.com

throuthehaze said...

I would love to win Wake

+3 already follow

+1 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

natalierenae said...

Great contest! I'd love to win Wake.

+2 Follower
+1 Twitter follower
+3 Contest Sidebar Link
+1 I'm planning on re-reading Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Natalie @ Mindful Musings
n_monzyk_27@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Hey, it's Rachel from the boards! I finally figured out how to follow blogs on this site (I have a blog for NaNoWriMo.) These books sounds great, I'd pick Wake if I won!

Sab H. said...

Hi! I'd love to win A Map of...

+3 current followers
+3 link on sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/
+1 I read and support Just Listen, any Hopkins, or just any great YA book!

Thanks,
crystalreviews[at]gmail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I would really love to win Wake!

+2 new follower
+1 twitter follower (squiggles87)

squiggles87(at)aol.com

Erica said...

Please enter me - I'd llove to win The Realm of Possibility!

+2 new follower
+1 follow you on twitter @thebookcellarx

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

xox friends said...

Wow, these books are awesome! I know two of them, but I'd have to say Wake by Lisa McMann. It's the book I've always wanted to read ;)

+3 current follower
+1 following you on twitter! (@justeena)
+3 linked this contest on the sidebar at http://endlessbooks.livejournal.com

Justine
justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

okbolover said...

would love a chance to win Wake :) that's been in my wishlist for a while :)

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

cwkrumrie said...

This is a really awesome contest! I would absolutely LOVE to read A Map of the Known World. I have heard good things about it, and have been looking forward to getting a chance to experience it!

+2 new follower

+1 twitter follower (@SconeLover19)

+3 linked on twitter http://twitter.com/SconeLover19/status/4544638052

+1 I plan on (re)reading Looking for Alaska...I can't believe it is a "Banned Book"

<3
Cody

c_w_krumrie[at]live[dot]com

Mystica said...

I would like to read A Map of the Known World.

+ 1 - I would be reading Gone with the Wind (banned why?) Lady Chatterley's Lover and if I have the time Lolita.

Mystica

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Mishel said...

You're well past 75 followers congrats!!

Great book choices - I'd love a chance to win A Map of the Known World

-I'm a new follower
-I follow you on twitter
-And I posted a link to this contest on my sidebar (http://creativitygone.blogspot.com)

Thanks so much!

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

JoJo said...
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JoJo said...

Awesome contest
+ 2 new follower
+ 1 follow on twitter
+ 3 linked on twitter
+ 3 link on my blog
http://jojosbookcorner.blogspot.com
+ 1 my banned book is the twilight series. i love this series. stephenie meyer is an awesome author. i listen to the audio's at work and have read the series many times and will continue too !!!

jojosbookcorner (at) gmail.com

Zombie Girrrl said...

+3 Linked you on my sidebar
+1 I'm reading Farhenheit 451 for BBW. It's got a sordid history of bannings and challenges, which is ironic because it's about the evils of censorship. :}

Zombie Girrrl said...

Oh, yeah! My email address is: zombirgirrrl21 at aol dot com
and I'd like to be entered for Wake, please. :)

Shadowofwonder47 said...

These all sound like awesome books! Enter me for A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell Please!!

+2 New blogger follower!

+1 I’m going to read the whole Harry Potter series, Bridge to Terabithia, and A Wrinkle in Time!!

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jenna said...

Man, I want to own all of these books, but I'm going to enter to win A Map of The Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell.

+2 new follower

+1 I read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Thanks for the contest, and congrats on 75 followers!

jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

Wow! These are great books! I'd really love The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan!

+2 New Follower
+3 linked to this contest on sidebar at flipthepagebookreview.blogspot.com
+1 The book i read for Banned books week is Hate List by Jennifer Brown which was actually banned in my school district! You can read the post i did about it here- http://flipthepagebookreview.blogspot.com/2009/09/banned-books-week-story-close-to-home.html

Christina
flipthepageplease@gmail.com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Terrific selection of books!!! And a huge congrats on reaching 75!

I'd love to read WAKE, sounds super. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ashley said...

Great contest! Please enter me for the book A Map of the Known World.
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks!

+3 Already follow you.
+1 Follow you on twitter @booksobsession.
+3 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com
+1 The banned book I got this week was Lovely Bones. I also want to read Forever by Judy Blume.

Lauren the bookblogger said...

lmpitek@aol.com

+2 new follower
+1 Bermudez Triangle ( i am not sure it is still being banned but I know at one point it was)

Melissa said...

I would like to winthe book Wake

melissa@gingerhigh.com

I just became a follower +2

I will read Go Ask Alice. +1

Stacie said...

I would love to win A Map of the Known World. I am a new follower.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

bookbutterflyangel said...

I would like to win A MAP OF THE KNOWN WORLD.
+2 New follower via Google Reader
+1 I follow you on Twitter (I'm @bookbutterfly)
+3 Link: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/

Thanks! This is an awesome contest you're hosting!

~Jacqueline (bookbutterfly)
lady.dashti(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

I'd love to win Wake.

+2 new followers
+1 follow me on twitter
+1 I'm going to read To Kill a Mockingbird.

Carol M
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Katie said...

Enter me! I became a follower. I also follow you on twitter. (katiesbookshelf)

katiesbookshelf@ymail.com

MUM said...

What a great contest. Congratulations on 75 followers. I'd love to win A Map of the Known World.

+2 new follower

+1 follow you on twitter @utah91960

+3 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/4769788049

+1 For Banned Book Week, I read My Sister's Keeper

Marie :)
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

Paradox said...

My choice of book is Wake!

For extra entries:
+3 current followers
+1 follow me on twitter (@ParadoxRevealed)
+1 tell me what (banned) books you are going to read in support of Banned Books Week. - I read Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Nancye said...

I would choose the book" The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (but I'd be happy with any of the books listed!)

+3 current followers

+1 I follow you on twitter
+3 link to this contest somewhere I Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/4776734699

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
I want Wake.
-Lindsay

lindsay15photo@gmail.com

Siar said...

You're so good at promotion!



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