"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Saturday, July 10, 2010


For one week only, up for giveaway, are two great YA ARCs:

THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger (Poppy, September 2010)
LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE by Sarah Dooley (Feiwel & Friends, August 2010)

From Amazon for THE DUFF:
"Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone."

"Olivia “Livvie” Owen feels things differently than her parents and two sisters. Livvie is autistic. Her family has had to move repeatedly because of her outbursts. When they again face eviction, Livvie is convinced she has a way to get back to a house where they were all happy, once.

The problem is, Livvie burned down that house.

But she’s not giving up. Here is her story."

For your chance to win these TWO awesome ARCs, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday July 16, 2010!

And don't forget about entering to win:

Enter to win an ARC of TORMENT by Lauren Kate!


Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Woohooo awesome giveaway--Ive been following both blogs :D

Bee said...

This is awesome. I want to read THE DUFF so, so much!
LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE sounds amazing, too.
Please, please let me win. I follow both blogs.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

These both sound intriguing. You're a peach to run all these contests! Have a great weekend.

Anya said...

Great giveaway! I've been following both blogs and I tweeted:



StephTheBookworm said...

Awesome!!! I follow both blogs!

a_hoffman79 said...

Wow, another great giveaway! I already follow both blogs.


ahoffman1979 at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway! I follow both blogs
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Vidisha said...

I follow both the blogs...

Sam said...

Awesome giveaway! I follow both blogs. :)

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

Terrific giveaway!!! They both sound really great.

I follow both blogs

tweet: http://twitter.com/TotalBookaholic/statuses/18208401088


Gail said...

Dreaming about winning

Darlyn said...

I follow both blogs and I really want to win the books!

KatieDoll said...

Awesome giveaway! I follow both blogs already! :)


NayĆ” said...

WOW, I'm in!
I mean... if it's international.
Is it?

nayazinha_12 @ hotmail . com

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nayazinha_12 @ hotmail . com


bclement412 said...

thanks for the giveaway! i follow both blogs

angelatarantula said...

I follow both blogs
tweeted: https://twitter.com/wefreadom/status/18209617546
blog linked: http://freadomfans.blogspot.com/p/contests-and-giveaways.html

thanks for the awesome giveaway! The DUFF is a book i have been wanting to read for a while!

Allison said...

Awesome giveaway. I follow both blogs.

FionaChan said...

followed both and blogged here : http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/07/pjhoover-duff-and-livvie-owen-lived.html

thank you! feeyonachan at gmail dot com

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Follower of both, and commenting! +1
Tweeted! +1
And added to blog sidebar! +1

Great contest! :)

Onge said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I've been wanting to read The DUFF. Livvie Owen Lived Here sounds great too! I follow both blogs.

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I’d love to enter :) I’m an old follower of both blogs. Thanks!

Heather Kelly said...

Do I get extra points since my birthday is happening a few days before the contest ends? We could just call it a belated birthday present, or something! Okay, I'm a follower, both blogs. Awesome giveaway!!

Heather Kelly said...

Posted a link on my side bar. http://editedtowithinaninchofmylife.blogspot.com/

So, that's a total of two for me. Thanks!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

These look great. I follow both blogs.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs :D


Chas @ LLL Reviews said...


I am a follower of both blogs!

I have this contest on my sidebar:
and I made a tweet:

Mahalo for this opportunity!

GABY said...

Please enter me! I'm a follower of both blogs!


Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

We're doing it all! Tweeting, blogging, you name it! :)

Thanks for the awesome contest!

ally said...

Enter meeee!!! Follower of both!~


Celeste said...

Follow both blogs!


Spav said...

I can't wait to read this books!
I follow both blogs.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/18361644027
Blog Post: http://fictionkingdom.blogspot.com/2010/07/international-contest-sunday-12.html

EVA SB said...

Awesome giveaway

I follow this blog
I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
I tweeted about this contest


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Anonymous said...

I follow both blogs
I tweeted:http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/18392007210

my e-mail in on my blogger profile

Karen said...

You have such wonderful contests! I'd love to win these books and I follow both blogs.

Kemendraugh said...

I love your contests! I am a follower of both, of course!

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Sounds like a terrific book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Infertility Goddess said...

Duff sounds very conflicted. So naturally I am intrigued. Thank you for the give away I just singed up to follow both of your blogs and have enjoyed them thus far.


Chelsea said...

I'm very interested in both of these books! I'm a follower of both blogs, and I've tweeted about the giveaways here http://twitter.com/chelseafought/status/18483860533and here http://twitter.com/chelseafought/status/18484150821

I've also blogged about them here: http://www.dreamincolour.org/?p=301

To contact me just shoot me an e-mail at cmfought(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you!

Aik said...

I'm a follower of both blogs!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jessy said...

I keep seeing the Duff everywhere!

I follow both blogs

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Follower of both blogs! Thanks for the giveaway, enter me if it's international.


Cass said...

You would make me VERY happy if I were to win this. The DUFF is one of my most waited-on title. Having an ARC would be the best! I'm following both blogs. Plus, Livvie Owen Lived Here sounds interesting. I'd love to find out more about that book.


Cass said...

Also, I tweeted: http://twitter.com/cc9309/status/18597137219

Anne Royce said...

Following both blogs :3 Please do enter me if it's international.
royce_a13 @ yahoo.com

Shelli Cornelison said...

Great giveaway! I follow both blogs and Retweeted. I'm dying to read both of these.

Jamie Grey said...

What a great contest, thank you! I follow both blogs and retweeted!

ylime1981 said...

Follow both blogs.

Thanks for the giveaway!

kjovus said...

duff sounds like an interesting read. I hated high school and it seems like todays youth deals with a much more complex and cruel reality than I did. I think I would like to read this eye opening book.

kjovus said...


geemoney02 said...

Another great giveaway!! I follow both blogs and I tweeted about it (@GE0RGiE_P0RGiE) http://twitter.com/GE0RGiE_P0RGiE/status/18736153893.

Thanks for the chance to win!!


Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

I am a follower of both blogs! Thanks for the giveaway!