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Sunday, October 24, 2010

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY—THE MARBURY LENS


*Updated: I now have the signed ARC to give away along with three hot-off-the-press hardbacks!

I'm so excited to be participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway hosted by Kathy Habel at I am a Reader, Not a Writer. Whatever she is, I think she's awesome for organizing this! 86 blogs all giving away stuff related to books! And so in honor of this spooky holiday, I'm giving away a book I loved that actually comes out in a few weeks! You have to read it!


THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends, Nov 2010)


And the best of all, the ARC is signed by the author, Andrew Smith, who I met at ALA!

me and Andrew Smith

From Amazon:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.
There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.
Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind.
Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay.
But it’s not.
Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.


Source of books: From publisher


For your chance to win one of three hardcovers (not yet released) or a signed ARC, 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 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 31, 2010.


And so you want to win more books, too, I bet! Continue on the Spooktacular chain. Check out all the blogs participating here!

http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/spooktacular-giveaways.html



And don't forget I also have two more contests running:

Spot THE NECROPOLIS and win the first two books!

Enter to win an ARC of ANOTHER PAN by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

106 comments:

Shimmerskin said...

The premise of this book is fascinating. I love the "They Live" angle going on. I'm anxious to read it.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

I have to add this to my TBR pile just to sort out the plot description and my curiousity about the trauma that seems to call all that into question. Sounds fantastic.

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Martina

The Itzel Library said...

Count me in, please. I want read this book.

Follow both blogs :)

itzel_library@hotmail.com

~Yelania

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Same here, this one's definitely on my TBR list!

Thank you so much for this terrific giveaway, and I follow both of you in GFC :D

Sharli said...

Count me in! I'm dying to read this book! xD
+1 http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/28657878630

Thanks!
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Misha1989 said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me if this is International. THANK YOU!
http://twitter.com/#!/Misha_1989/status/28659417450

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa_Gibson said...

I've heard this book is 'edge of your seat' exciting from the first to the last page. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
lisadgibson@live.com

buddyt said...

I am a Follower of both blogs via GFC.

I would love to read this book.

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

I gotta say, the cover was what attracted me to the book first, but its been on my TBR list ever since I've read the summary. Count me in the contest please! I follow both blogs. :D

kai
amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com

vickyvak said...

Count me in too, please!

GFC follower of both blogs

vicky.vak8(at)gmail.com

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :D

This looks interesting.

I follow both blogs.

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Michele said...

Marbury Lens has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it.
I follow Roots in Myth and Texas Sweethearts via GFC (Michele)
rlawrence110@yahoo.com

Kulsuma said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow both blogs (Kulsuma).
Email: k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay! This one is already on my wish list!! Thanks, PJ! :-)

I follow both blogs and have a link in my sidebar.

Jessy said...

I heard Marbury Lens was awesome!
I follow both blogs and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/28699109997

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I follow both blogs!

Thanks!
TheFictionEnthusiast@live.com

d_rashu said...

I follow both the blogs and I am looking foward to reading this book.

Kelsey said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the great giveaway

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48(at)gmail(dot)com

TwilightsDance said...

Thats cover is badass!

I follow both blogs!

and here is mt tweet: http://twitter.com/TwilightsDance/status/28705951924

onceupontwilight(at)live.com

Steph said...

Looks really good! Thanks for the chance. Check out my giveaway.. Its no. 8
stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

Precious said...

I follow both blogs! Yay! Thank you!

precious_shusky@yahoo.com

Trulyana said...

Great Giveaway!
I am now following you and also following the Texas Sweethearts Blog. That book really sounds interesting! :) Feel free to drop by and enter my Giveaway too. Happy week

Giada M said...

I'm dying to read this book! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :D

Follow this blog
Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog


Giada M.

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debbie said...

I follow both blogs. I would love to read this book.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

jacmom said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I follow both blogs.

jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

Lora1967 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower of both blogs.
Thanks for the giveaway
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Lauren M said...

Ah, man, I am so excited for this book! Please count me in on the giveaway!

I follow both your blog and the Texas Sweethearts blog.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/renkellym2/status/28719385625

- Lauren
365DaysReading(at)gmail(dot)com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really want this book! follow both blogs.

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joan said...

hi i would like to enter your contest the prize looks amazing

Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Please enter me in contest. It sounds like a really good book. Tore923@aol.com

jen7waters said...

I follow everybody!

enter me please, thank you;)

jen7waters(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Follower of both blogs.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Megan said...

Wow, what an interesting looking book!!! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Tweeted too! :)

http://twitter.com/mekyser/status/28722540684

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Oh that book sounds really interesting!
Thanks so much for this opportunity!!!

I follow both blogs as Kelly A {yllektra (force-oblique)}

I twitted:http://twitter.com/yllektra/status/28724719765
I posted it on FB http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=887420205#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=159747397390722&id=887420205


yvantis@hotmail[dot]com

Vivien said...

I love the cover. It's awesome!

+1 comment
+1 blog follower
+1 texas follower

Thanks again!

ako4eggs said...

Awesome giveaway!

Ricki said...

Please enter me in your contest - book looks awesome!
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

Heather said...

I'm a follower of both blogs under the name:
you_were_almost_right

Thanks!
littlebearries@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I must have been under a rock b/c I have not heard of this one. It looks and sounds like a great read.

Follow both blogs

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Christa said...

1) Follow this blog -- GFC
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog -- GFC
3) Comment on this blog post
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com


This is amazing! Thanks.

Rad Hall said...

Count me in if this is international, thanks.
Follow both blogs and sidebar blogged.

Cheers

emi3mle[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

throuthehaze said...

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

A Canadian Girl said...

This book is on my wishlist so thanks for the opportunity!

Casey McCormick said...

I follow both and tweeted!

Patsy said...

I have seen this bookcover before and thought it looked very intersting. I'd like to read it.
I follow Roots In Myth and The Texas Sweethearts.
mom1248(at)att(dot)net

Kare said...

I follow both blogs already! I've wanted this book for a while now, it looks really good.

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Amber Y said...

I follow both of you via GFC

ayoung3360@hotmail.com

Taffy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a follower of both blogs.

taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

MannaB said...

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

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Cialina said...

I just followed both blogs. I have to say that this is one of the books that I am MOST looking forward to. I cannot wait for it!!!!

Chrizette said...

Please enter me :) I follow. The cover of this book is really stricking!!

~Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com

35 miles said...

Looks really interesting.

I'm a follower of both blogs.

muckingup(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mindy said...

Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/fangedmom73/status/28819255573

Joined both blogs. Thanks for chance to win!

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Mindy :)

Becky said...

sounds like an awesome book. :)

geckyboz[at]gmail[dot]com

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Because I won Beth's book, I wasn't going to enter this even though I'm dying to read the Marbury Lens. But now that you have extra copies (!!!) I'm entering, too. And I follow!

Alexa said...

I have heard great thing about this book and I would love to read it.
Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Halloween!

apk1princess@live.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

follower of both blogs
Please enter me

meandi09@yahoo.com

andrea said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!

-following both blogs (andrea b)
-commenting here

brigneti(at)gmail(dot)com

andrea said...

extra entry:

tweet: http://twitter.com/andreadbc/status/28837660961

brigneti(at)gmail(dot)com
thanks!

Stacy (Chllybrd) said...

I follow both blogs :)

Chllybrd(at)gmail(dot)com

IdentitySeeker said...

Hi! I follow both blogs and have also tweeted about this contest at:
http://twitter.com/SweetNSensible

Thanks
sarah.setar@gmail.com

Lisa loves to read! said...

I became a follower on GFC

Lisa loves to read

ke7yca AT gmail Dot com

Solvang Sherrie said...

I follow both blogs.
I met Andrew soon after his first book came out. He's such a nice guy and I so want to read this book!

SiNn said...

I follow both blogs awesome give away !

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Elie said...

done and done. I really want to read this title, thanks for the chance.
zenfoxflowerATyahoo.com

latishajean said...

This sounds like a good book please enter me thank you so much!
+ Im following both blogs
tishajean@charter.net
Latisha D

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Following both blogs. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! :)

angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

EVA SB said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. I'd love to read it

I follow both blogs
I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/28876945724

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog

+1 Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/28877100911

aikychien at yahoo dot com

SJ said...

My follower name is "Salatiel Júnior"!

Gosh.. this book loos amazing... I'm crazy because of the cover.. Thanks for made this contest international =D

I blogged: http://memybookshelfandi.blogspot.com/p/cantinho-do-promonauta-internacional.html

I tweeted too: http://twitter.com/srbojunior/status/28903778959

**Crossed Fingers** =D

Judy said...

this is a fascinating look read!! Thanks for opportunity!!

I followed both blogs ---Judy



Judy
magnolias_1@msn.com

Christine said...

I'm following you on GFC on Roots In Myth and The Texas Sweethearts Blog under the name Christine Senter

Wrote about this giveaway on my blog here:
http://sapheyerblu.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooktacular-book-blog-giveaway-4.html

sapheyerblu@gmail.com

FreakChiq said...

I follow both blogs (FreakChiq).
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/FreakChiq/status/28970781072

Thanks for this great giveaway!
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GABY said...

Follower of both blogs!

magabygc@gmail.com

xlacrimax said...

I follow both blogs :)
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Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Looks like a great giveaway! Fingers crossed :)
I've followed both blogs.

Spav said...

Awesome giveaway. Count me in, please!

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/29051410479

spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne R. said...

Follower of both blogs! Thank you for the giveaway!

~evening-green~ said...

Would love to win a copy^^
I'm following both blogs~

sablelexi said...

This book was already on my TBR pile, I'd love to win it.
I'm a follow of both blogs.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

following both blogs and commenting

extra entry:
blog spot: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/10/pjhoover-marbury-lens.html

thank you!

Andrea I said...

Count me in.
Following both blogs.

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/lillieblue613/status/29123404869

andrea.infinger@gmail.com

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

1) Follow this blog - check!
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog - check!
3) Comment on this blog post - Um check!

ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ashleybookshelf/status/29129323459

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Alicia said...

Sounds interesting

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Sophia said...

Wow thanks for the giveaway!
1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

Extra:
1) Tweet about this contest
http://twitter.com/#!/Adidaswbm/status/29151056859

Melanie L said...

Please count me in. I follow both blogs.
peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Badass Bookie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Halloween!

I follow both blogs ( Badass Bookie)

1) I blogged - http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/p/contests-around-blogosphere.html

2) I tweeted -
http://twitter.com/#!/BadassBookie/status/29161547693

Thanks,
callmeghostgirl@yahoo.com.au

FairyWhispers said...

would love to read this!

am a follower of both blogs!

:D

regards,

maidenhealer@hotmail.com

Rachellev said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd really love to win Marbury Lens

+2 GFC follower of both blogs

ana13kl(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this book. I follow this blog and The Texas Sweethearts blog on GFC.

Tweeted http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/29181632152

seriousreader at live dot com

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

New follower for both blogs. Add me to the contest.

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Book Sake said...

Follower of both blogs
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/booksake/status/29215296632
booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke said...

Thanks so much! I follow both blogs.

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Celeste said...

I follow both blogs! Oh that books looks great!

vicky216n@hotmail.com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for participating and your great contribution! I follow via GFC and also follow The Texas Sweethearts blog via GFC.

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/29223171866

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Lauren said...

I would love to enter! I follow both blogs.

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Anne J said...

I follow both blogs on google friend connect

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Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/29234569147

mariska said...

i would love to win of them !!

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

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Rhiannon said...

Happy Halloween, great contest!
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Heavensent1 said...

I follow both blogs and I would just love to win...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Danna said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I follow both blogs!
-Danna
adannabanana@hotmail.com