Monday, April 13, 2009

Massive Book Giveaway

This title makes me want to mimic monster truck commercials. MASSIVE, Massive, massive. BOOK, Book, book. GIVEAWAY, Giveaway, giveaway. (All said in deep voice in sets of descending volume.) Sorry, clearly feeling goofy today. Goofy is good though, right?! Anyway, I have three sets of books from the truly generous folks at Hatchette Book Group to giveaway.

First is Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace by Pam Cope. My review of this one should be up in the next couple of days but suffice it to say that it is both heart-rending and inspiring.

Second is Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. I'm waiting on my own copy of this one (hopefully it arrives today!) but I have heard good things about it and I just plain old love the cover.

Third is The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. I'm still waiting on this one as well (how annoyed would my mailman be if they both came today?!) and I have to be honest and say I don't usually read anything where there is a guaranteed body because I am a huge coward and suffer from nightmares. But, I made an exception for Jackson when her book Gods in Alabama came out and I've never once regretted it, thoroughly enjoying the book. Hence her lifetime inclusion on my body exemption list and the reason I am anxiously awaiting this one.

So, since the folks at Hatchette are not only willing to let me blather on about their books, but are willing to put 5 copies of each book into the hands of willing and eager readers (for the math challenged like me--and I managed to do this math without a calculator, that means 15 lucky folks unless one of you is beyond lucky and wins more than one, in which case, buy a lottery ticket and share with me please!), let the games begin.

You must live in the US or Canada to enter (although for my international friends, I'm contemplating a future giveaway just for you guys where I foot the postage since I hate to see you left out all the time) and can't have a PO box. In order to enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which one or ones you'd like to win. Please include an e-mail address where I can contact you for your address should you be a winner. If you want a second entry, become a follower (or mention that you already do follow me). For a third entry, blog about this contest and leave me a link so I can come visit you too. I'll choose the winners for all three books around about midnight on April 25th, which is W.'s birthday so maybe I'll have the birthday boy pull numbers from a hat or something equally boring to a certified pre-teen! That's all there is to it.

All this for only $19.95 plus shipping and handling. But wait, there's more! Okay, not really. I just felt like channeling more crazy tv. There's really no charge and no shipping and handling, just the anticipation of hoping you win and the sheer glee of a shiny new book if you do. So start entering today!

64 comments:

  1. I would love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. It just sounds like such a good book.

    I'm a follower!

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  2. I would love to win any of them, (Jantsen's Gift, Girls in Trucks, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming), although I'll know more after you review them.

    I do have you on RSS -- is that what following is?

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  3. I LOVE the reference to monster truck rally -- I could "hear" the announcer over the blog!

    I would love to be entered to win "Girls in Trucks" I agree, the cover/title combination is so intriguing!

    I am already a follower of your great blog!

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

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  4. Would love to own "Girls in Trucks". Looks great!

    sunnysblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. would just love to win The Girl who stopped Swimming.

    Thanks!
    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  6. sounds like some great reading thanks for the giveaway minsthins (at) optonline (dot) net

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  7. Ohh! Oh! I want "Jantsen's Gift" (if I win)!! No one EVER gives away nonfiction books, it seems. It's always for fiction. And I tend to love nonfiction. Who woulda guessed, right?

    So put me down for my comment here, and then I'll mention this in my post today, and then also of course it is showing up in my interview of you next Tuesday. ;-) Did you get my email about the following thing?

    Hugs!

    Hava

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  8. Please enter me in the Girl Who Stopped Swimming and Jansten'sGift.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Here's the link to my post about this contest (kind of. I just put it as a PS at the bottom of the post. It really didn't fit into the body of the post, as you'll see when you read it.)

    Hava

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  10. I'd love to read Girls in Trucks!

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would love to be entered to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" as well as "Girl IN Trucks!!" Thanks for the giveaway!!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  12. I am now going to follow!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. It sounds quite intriguing.

    Thanks!

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  14. Girls in Trucks is on my must read list - would love to win that one

    thanks

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  15. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming is on my TBR list.. would love to win it

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  16. I'm dying to read Girls in Trucks! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. April 25th is my birthday, too! I'd love to win "Girls in Trucks" - thanks for the chance! asthenight at gmail dot com

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  18. I would like either Girls in Trucks or The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks!
    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. I'd love to win any of them! Thanks for the giveaway! And I'm already a follower. (:

    loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

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  20. These all sound so great its hard to choose...Jantsen's Gift sounds so inspiring, so I guess I'll pick that one:) Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  21. I follow:)
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  22. I would pick Jantsens Gift

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  23. I'd like to be in for Joshilyn Jackson, please!

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  24. I am a subscriber (and a lurker!)

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  25. I would love to enter for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming and Girls in Trucks, thanks for the giveaway!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

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  26. I guess Girls in Trucks would be my first choice, but I would LOVE to win any of them!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Love to have any or all.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I would pick Girls in Trucks

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  29. I would really like to win either Jantsen's Gift or Girls in Trucks. Both are on my to read list.

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  30. Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. Girls in Trucks and the girl who stopped swimming would be my picks. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  31. I would like to win Girls in Trucks or The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks.
    jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Hey, cool beans on the email option. Thanks for putting that up! I have now subscribed to your blog via email. :-)

    Hava

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  33. Girls in trucks would be my first choice.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  34. I am now following:)

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  35. I'd love to read any of these!! Probably Girls in Trucks would be my first choice... thanks!

    emvark at gmail dot com

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  36. I would love to win any of them, but if I had to choose just one I would have to say Girls in Trucks.
    I would love to win, please enter me in this wonderful book giveaway.
    Looks great.
    Thank you for hosting it! :-)

    bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    -Bobbie

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  37. I'd love to win Girls in Trucks.

    scrappylouisa@yahoo.com

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  38. They all sound like great reads and I would relish winning one or all of them. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I would love to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" or "Girls in Trucks".

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  40. How to choose? I'd be interested in any of them; they all sound excellent.

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  41. I would love to win Jantsen's Gift; I love true stories and a good cry. :)

    kerrita at gmail dot com.

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  42. I'd be happy to be your lucky lottery winner and get all 3!! But if I have to pick just one, then
    1) The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
    2) Jantsen's Gift
    3) Girls in Trucks

    pamelashockley at netscape dot net

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  43. I'd love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

    Nyuel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I'd love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Thanks - awesome giveaway!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow you on Google Reader.

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  46. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/04/18/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-18-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  47. I w3ant to read all three, but if I had to choose one to win I'd go with The Girl who stopped Swimming. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  48. I would love to read Jansen's gift so please enter me in the giveway!

    Thanks

    Vindella

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  49. I'd love to win Girls in Trucks or The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!

    -violetreads at gmail

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  50. I'd love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

    meah56 AT gmail DOT com

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  51. I would love to win the Girl Who Stopped Swimming

    ReneeSuz82 at msn dot com

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  52. I'd like to enter for Jantsen's Gift.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  53. I'm a follower.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  54. I would love to read The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  55. I'd actually like all three books. Everywhere I go on the internet, I've been running into these books. They all look great.

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  56. I am a subscriber and follower.

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I'd love to read (and win) Girls in Trucks! It sounds like an amazing one!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. Subscriber and follower! I just found your blog, but it's now on my regular rotation!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. I would l♥ve to read Jantsen's Gift! Please count me in :)
    tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

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  60. I'd love to win all three of these books. They look awesome. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

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  61. I heard many amazing things about Jantsen's Gift. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  62. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    I would like to win "Girls in Trucks"

    forevereading at gmail dot com

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  63. I think I would really enjoy The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.
    Please enter me in you giveaway & Thanks so much!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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