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Sunday, May 10, 2009

HOW TO BUY A LOVE OF READING Giveaway

To celebrate Mother's Day and to post at least something this week I'm giving away a signed copy of HOW TO BUY A LOVE OF READING by Tanya Egan Gibson!

Summary:
"To Carley Wells, words are the enemy: the countless SAT lists from her tutor, the “fifty-seven pounds overweight” assessment from her personal trainer, and most of all, the “confidential” Getting To Know You assignment from her insane English teacher (whose literary terminology lessons include “Backstory is Afterbirth” and “Setting is Nobody’s Slut”). When he tells her parents that she’s answered “What is your favorite book?” with “Never met one I liked,” they become determined to fix what he calls her “intellectual impoverishment.” They will commission a book to be written for Carley that she’ll have to love—one that will impress her teacher and the whole town of Fox Glen with their family’s devotion to the arts. They will be patrons—the Medicis of Long Island. They will buy their daughter The Love Of Reading.

Impossible though it is for Carley to imagine ever loving words, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch. Hunter Cay, Carley’s best friend and Fox Glen’s resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze, and Vicodin.

When the Wellses move writer Bree McEnroy—author of a failed meta-novel about Odysseus’s voyages through the Internet—into their mansion to write Carley’s book, Carley’s sole interest in the project is its potential to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. Instead, as Hunter’s behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself drawn into the fictional world Bree has created and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories—those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enough to destroy a person.

Or save her."

Here's how to win:
+1 for commenting here
+1 if you blog about it (sidebar is fine) or email at least 5 people and cc-ing me a copy
+2 if you managed to refer anyone
+1 to the person you referred

This is a US only giveaway as restricted by the publishers and will end on May 31st!

37 comments:

  1. I'd like to enter.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  2. This sounds cute!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  3. This book sounds great! Enter us!

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  4. Hey, would you look at that. By entering this contest I've learned that May has 31 days in it. (DAMN BRAIN. WAKE UP.)

    I've posted about this in my sidebar, and will include it in my giveaway roundup... whenever that gets up.

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  5. Count me in!

    behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Looks like a good one, please enter me!

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I would love to be entered, even though I already have a love of reading ;)

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  8. Please enter me thank you!

    Sierra
    skierra204@gmail.com

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  9. This one sounds really unique and interesting. Please enter me!

    Jenna

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  10. Thanks for the opportunity! It looks like a great read.

    melanies--musings@live.com

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  11. Enter me!
    I put a link in my sidebar.
    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  12. +1 for commenting here
    +1 if you blog about it (http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/2009/05/contest-list.html)

    This sounds so good!

    not_so_cg[at]yahoo.com

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  13. Please include me! tWarner419@aol.com

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  14. Count me in! :D

    loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

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  15. Thanks for the chance -- sounds good! I clicked over from Steph Su Reads.

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  16. I'd like to enter! I blogged about this contest; http://melanies--musings.blogspot.com/2009/05/current-contests-may-08.html

    Thanks for the chance!
    melanies--musings@live.com

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  17. I would love to enter, I posted here: http://noraatnow.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-contests.html

    Nora
    wishonstars13@hotmail.com

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  18. wow this book sounds great I would love to read it count me in!
    carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. This sounds so interesting! Pls count me in.

    I tried writing a short story about a place where storytellers were the most revered professionals years ago. I was reminded of it by your review. Thanks!

    + I've posted a link to this contest on my blog's sideroll.

    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    + I'm a follower

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  20. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. Please enter me

    vvperesk@gmail.com

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  22. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  23. Sounds awesome, I'd love to enter. :)

    lc_intocable [a]yahoo[d]com

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  24. Enter me please.

    lovinfitch@aol.com

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  25. I'd like to enter. =)

    -I blogged about this on my sidebar.
    (http://towerofbooks.wordpress.com/)
    -towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I would love to enter. I posted it in my sidebar.

    katieb206@gmail.com

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  27. I'd love to enter. Thanks.

    I blogged and posted about it in my sidebar.

    I was referred by Steph Su.

    My email is max.e.brown.94@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Max.

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  28. Oh yeah. My blog post. Here. http://maxsbooksandthings.blogspot.com/2009/05/contest-for-how-to-buy-love-of-reading.html

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  29. Enter me please :) I love the cover of this one!

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  30. I'd like to be entered, please!
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. +1 I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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  32. I would so, so love to win a copy of this book--it sounds like so much fun :D

    book.splot[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. me too, if its not tooo late.
    vvb32@yahoo.com

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