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Wednesday, December 01, 2010


If you're looking for the perfect, funny novel to snuggle down with and read over the upcoming holidays, then this is your contest. I love reading novels with great humor, and so today for giveaway I have the soon-to-be-released

REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS* by E. Lockhart (Delacorte, December 28, 2010)
* yes, boyfriends, plural. If my life weren't complicated—I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver

Wait, because I have it, and because 'tis the season to be jolly, I'm going to throw in my ARC of

THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS (Delacorte, July 2009)
Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver

Even if you've missed the first two Ruby Oliver books, you'll still adore these!


Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, hyperverbal heroine of the The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and The Treasure Map of Boys, is back!

Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can’t figure out why.

Not only is her romantic life a shambles:
Her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos,
Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,
Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,
Gideon shows up shirtless,
And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.

Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks?
Will she ever understand boys?
Will she ever stop making lists?
(No to that last one.)

Roo has lost most of her friends. She’s lost her true love, more than once. She’s lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she’s never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival.

Source of Book: From publisher at BEA


E. Lockhart offers a hilarious and realistic look at the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in her third Ruby Oliver novel. Find out what the real treasure is in Ruby’s life as she creates a treasure map of people she cares for and who return her feelings.

Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more:

· Noel is writing her notes,
· Jackson is giving her frogs,
· Gideon is helping her cook,
· and Finn is making her brownies.
· Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already sucky reputation is heading downhill.

Not only that, she’s also:

· running a bake sale,
· learning the secrets of heavy metal therapy,
· encountering some seriously smelly feet,
· defending the rights of pygmy goats,
· and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.

Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and—if such a thing exists—to find true love.

Source of Book: Passed on from friend

For your chance to win these 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, December 10, 2010!


And don't forget I also have for giveaway

SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher (Dial/Penguin, December 28, 2010)
Click here to enter!


Christine Marciniak said...

Ooh - I love those books. Such a fun series!

Kory said...

Love Ruby Oliver! :D Hope to get my hands on these books soon. (As in sooner than everyone else. Mwah-ha-ha!) BTW, I left a tweet for an extra entry. *crosses fingers; crosses eyes*

Jill Hathaway said...

Yay! Boooooks!

I'm following both blogs and tweeted about it...

jillscribbles on Twitter.

Cheyanne said...

Ah these look adorable! Great covers too!

Lena said...

What an awesome giveaway. I read The Boyfriend List a while back. I'm thinking it's time to catch up with this series. ;)

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

I follow both blogs :)


Jessica said...

Sounds great! I follow both blogs. I'm jessicaborash at gmail dot com.

meradeth said...

Fun books for the holidays! Thanks for running this!

Bee said...

So much fun. I'd love to win!

Follow both blogs.


Kelly H-Y said...

Ohhhh, those sound so good!!!

rickischultz said...

HUGE Ruby Oliver (and E.Lockhart) fan here.

I have Tweeted about the contest (@RickiSchultz)

Thanks for a great contest!

rickischultz said...

(And I follow both blogs, too. Forgot to say that. *doh!*)

Cinnamon said...

Me Me ME!!!!

These sound great!

Following both blogs...not tweeting yet though.

Book Kritik said...

I'm following both blogs!


I Read Banned Books said...

Follow you +1
Follow TX Sweethearts +1

Retweeted your Tweet +1
Commented +1

=5 including original entry

Jen @ I Read Banned Books



Lauren M said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)
I follow both blogs
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/renkellym2/status/10058137969106944

StephTheBookworm said...

Cool! I follow both blogs and would love to win these.

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Keri Mikulski said...

Love E. Lockhart! :)

Kelsey said...

Count me in! I follow both blogs!

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

Moonlight Gleam said...

great giveaway! I would looove to read these!!!

I follow both blogs and I have my own blog which I can review with.


Carol said...

What an amazing giveaway!!! The books sounds really great.

I'm a follower via GFC (both blogs)

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!


Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


Mariah said...

I follow both blogs

thanks for the giveaway!

a_readers_adventure at yahoo dot com

Kulsuma said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the giveaway.


jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow both blogs and i retweeted (vampficionada)

jessica b

samantha35 said...

great giveaway

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower of both blogs.


EVA SB said...

These books sound like great fun.

I follower both blogs


Cass (Words on Paper) said...

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

Thanks for the contest! :D I'd love these ARCs.

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Aik said...

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

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Precious said...

I follow both blogs!

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/10303821880238081

Thank you!


Reading Lassie said...

Thanks so much for the chance!

Follower of both blogs.


~ readinglassie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Su said...

I've been hearing good things about both of these books!

Lu said...

Thanks so much for a brilliant giveaway!!

Follower of both blogs :)

chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

Vivien said...
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Vivien said...

Ooo, this looks great!

follow both blogs

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

-petit said...

This cover is sooo pretty! *3* I fell in love with it XDD

I tweeted about the contest :D


Inspired Kathy said...

I follow both blogs bkhabel at gmail dot com

Asenath said...

These look really cute! I follow both blogs.


Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following both blogs via GFC as Jasmine1485

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Sharli said...

Awsome! Big thanks for the giveaway!
I follow both blogs and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/10860632689614848

entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

GABY said...

I'm a follower of both blogs!

magabygc AT gmail.com

AwesomeNiks said...

I love Treasure Map of Boys! I want to read Real Live boyfriends so badly! I even twittered about the book a few days ago (@AwesomeNiks). E. Lockhart even retweeted my post :D

I hope I win!

AwesomeNiks said...

I'm following your blog! And Texas Sweethearts!

AwesomeNiks said...

The name I'm following with is Nicole L.

AwesomeNiks said...

Blogged about it here!


AwesomeNiks said...

Tweeted about it too!

I hope I win! I'm so excited!

AwesomeNiks said...

And if I win, I will be more than happy to blog about the book on my blog


(The name I follow with is Nicole L, by the way)

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Thanks of the giveaway! I follow both blogs!

I love, LOVE the Ruby Oliver Series! I need this book!

Thanks :)


Kelly aka yllektra(force-oblique) said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity and making it international!!

I follow the blog on GFC, as well as the Texas SWeethearts blog!

I'd love to read this!

1) Blog about this contest http://yllektra.blogspot.com/2010/12/contests-around-blogosphere-12410.html
2) Tweet about this contest http://twitter.com/yllektra/status/11209829573992448


Kelly @ I Work For Books

Miriam S. Forster said...

*enters quietly*

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

Following both blogs :D and well writing a comment

blog post: http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/12/pjhoover-real-life-boyfriends.html

tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/11307618500870144

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

thank you! :D

Misha1989 said...

I follow both the blogs.Thank you so much!


Celeste said...

All of those books look great! Thanks for a chance at winning! I'm a follower of both blogs.


FairyWhispers said...

would love to read these ARC's




FairyWhispers said...

Am an old follower of this blog.




FairyWhispers said...

Am an old follower of The Texas Sweethearts blog




sablelexi said...

I'm an old follower of both blogs.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Darlyn said...

I really want to read this! Hope I'm lucky!

I follow both blogs

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Scoot said...

Thank you! They both sound like cute books. seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

The Itzel Library said...

I´m dying for those books! Thanks for the chance :)

Follow both blogs



Belle Découverte said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

1) I follow this blog
2) I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I commented on this blog post


Belle Découverte said...

I blogged: http://belledecouverte.blogspot.com/2010/12/p-j-hoovers-arcs-giveaway.html


Belle Découverte said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bdecouverte/status/13127391119409152


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Beth said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Laura H. said...

Another great giveaway! Looks like a couple of good, funny, light reads. Count me in! I follow both blogs via GFC (Bornajhawk).

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/13373017400807424


AwesomeNiks said...

Did you post who won yet? I'm incredibly anxious with anticipation :D

Katie said...

Im following both blogs


Katie said...

nice!!!! following both blogs


IdentitySeeker said...

I follow both blogs and have tweeted about this giveaway: www.twitter.com/SweetNSensible.
Hope to win!