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

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I'm excited to be part of the Spooktacular Blog Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & The Diary of a Bookworm. For a full list of blogs participating, check out I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

Up for giveaway is an ARC of

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown, October 18, 2011)

From Amazon:

Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.

Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?

As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy--or as difficult--as it seems.

Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.

This contest will run through midnight, October 31, 2011.

For your chance to win this ARC, you have to follow this blog. That gets you one entry.
  • +1 entry - Follow this blog and comment to tell me

Extra entries are here:
  • +1 entry - Follow me on Twitter
  • + 2 entries - Tweet about this contest. See button at the top of post for an easy tweet!

Okay, that's it! Good luck! And don't forget I'm also giving away:

THE VEIL by Cory Putman Oakes (Octane Press, November 1, 2011)


Gabi said...

Oh, I can't wait to read this book. I read Story of a Girl and it was amazing. Thanks for the giveaway! Gabi: teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

Count me in, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Sharli said...

I'd love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm a follower
+1 Follow on twitter
+2 http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/128356388584955904

entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

rosewendy said...

I enjoy a good read too and would love a chance to win.

Birgit said...

Ohhh, count me in on that one :-) !

GFC follower
danaan at gmx dot at

Bwyatt said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! This book sounds wonderful! I'm a follower via GFC and twitter (@BritneyWyatt).
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BritneyWyatt/status/128485563971026945


Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Vivien said...

Thanks again!!
GFC follower:
twitter follower:

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Carina Olsen said...

Hoping this is international :D Thank you so much for the chance to win this book. <3
+1 GFC: Carina Olsen.
Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

Jessy said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks for participating in the hop.

GFC follower

Twitter follower (@emma015)

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Emma015/status/128556537407995904

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

4 entries

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'd love to win. I'm embarrassed to say I've never read anything by Sarah Zarr.

Patrick(iRandomBlogger) said...

Thanks For the Contest!
Im Blog Follwer.
I follow on Twitter @randomvickers
irandomblogger (at) gmail (dot) com

Susan Light said...

Been wanting to read this book!
Follow blog at Susan Light
Twitter at books4susie
Tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/books4susie/status/128588337345871872


Keary Taylor said...

New follower! Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to read this!

me (at) kearytaylor (dot) com

Chey said...

Thank you very much!
I follow through GFC- Chey

+1 Twitter follower- @ohaiitschey
+2 Tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/ohaiitschey/status/128617526321086464


StuckInBooks said...

Nice! Thanks.

GFC follower StuckInBooks
Follow on twitter @StuckInBooks

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/StuckInBooks/status/128633221243092993


brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

TheGirlOnFire said...

I am a GFC follower! YES! Thanks for the chance to win!

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

kimyunalesca said...

Many thanks! LSS on how to save a life song XD

GFC & Twitter follower: kimyunalesca

Gabi said...

Oh, um, I commented before but I forgot to say I'm a GFC follower. :] Gabi

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

GFC-Lisa Richards
+2 http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/129026378225033218
+1 @alterlisa

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Melanie_McCullough said...

OMG, I want this book! I'm a GFC Follower Melanie_McCullough & a Twitter follower @Melanie_McC


Jinky said...

Thanks for the chance!
*gfc & twitter follower


Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

PLEASE enter me in this contest. :)
I'm a follower.

holls said...

GFC holly wright
Hollybwright atcomcast.net

Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
I'm a GFC follower.

twitter : @dien_da
tweet : https://twitter.com/dien_da/status/129183382537117696


Chris said...

I am following

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Pabkins said...

*runs screaming into the room - HAVE YOU SEEEN that insane blog hop list?* no no no I say - madness madness will not succumb to it. Only entering those I already follow so of course I already follow you silly goose *pish posh*
oh and I tweeted
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Katie said...

thanks for the giveaway!
gfc follower: Katie
twitter: GirlyKat


Ashlyn_Jai said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC- ashlyn_jai
Follower- @ashie_624
Tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/ashie_624/status/129447824231378944


Boriquaz said...

I've heard good things about this book!
GFC follower

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
Twitter - GloriaSchumann
Books look interesting. Thanks!

geschumann at live dot com

Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you for taking part in the hop and for this awesome giveaway! I want to read this book so badly, I have seen a ton of good reviews for it! Happy Halloween :)

GFC follower Tiffany Drew
Twitter follower @enterthedrew
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/129627203754393600


Jasmyn said...

Sounds like a great read.

GFC Follower
+1 follow on Twitter
+2 Tweeted

Munnaza said...

I follow you on GFC as infalliblyyours or Munnaza and I follow you on twitter as yoursinfallibly. I also tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/yoursinfallibly/status/129653106798641153


xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow.

+1 twitter: @squiggles87
+2 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/squiggles87/status/129682319710756866


mamabunny13 said...

I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
I follow on twitter @mamabunny13
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

GFC Follower!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Spooktacular Giveaway!

winnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower


Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Thank you so much for the chance! GFC Krystal Larson
twitter Icecream1891

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

twitter Icecream1891

Lolawid said...

Old follower. Thanks!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Michele said...

Thanks for the giveaway

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

LisaILJ said...
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LisaILJ said...

I really want to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

GFC follower: LisaILJ

Twitter follower: @LisaLLibrarian

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/LisaLLibrarian/status/130025053

leyser73 at yahoo dot com

The Happy Booker said...

Great prize!! How to Save a Life has been on my wishlist for a while. I would LOVE to win this ARC! Thanks for having such a generous giveaway and for being a part of this HUGE Spooktacular Hop!! Happy Halloween!! I follow via GFC -The Happy Booker

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

LB said...

GFC follower - LB

petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

LB said...

twitter follower - lbandj

Minas said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MT0089/status/130091102748426241


Keeley said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

kayla said...

This book sounds amazing!

GFC Follower: Kayla27


Evie said...

This cover is so beautiful!
I'm a GFC follower.
Thanks a lot for the chance.
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Katharyn said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/mrscupcakeman/status/130350750751666176

Katharyn said...

I follow via twitter! @mrscupcakeman

Katharyn said...

I follow via GFC! Katharyn

katvela1234 AT hotmail.com

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
This one was already on my TBR list.

GFC(Mona Garg)
+1 Twitter(@Kulmona)
+2. Tweeted

Total = 4


Ash said...

Great choice for a giveaway!

GFC: Ash


Ricki said...

Great giveaway!
GFC - rickimc

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower!

Emma Michaels

ferretvamp14 said...

How to Save a Life sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.


6a1a80d2-02d4-11e1-bf15-000bcdcb2996 said...

GFC follower- WonderlandREviews
E-mail- DarkAngel10106@hotmail.com

Great Giveaway!

jcwega27 said...


SpadesHighReads said...

Thank you so much for this chance in entering your giveaway!! and Thank you for being a part of the the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!! Happy Halloween =)
Don't forget to have your Jack-o-Lanterns out to keep the spirits away!!

GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
+1 Twitter Follower: @SpadesHigh

TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

Lisa said...

I would love this, thanks!

GFC Lisa Manning

lhoffpauir at gmail

Becca said...

I follow on gfc as Becca, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Becca said...

I follow you on twitter as sbshortie

Becca said...

I tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/sbshortie/status/130828066170740736 (entry 1)

Becca said...

I tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/sbshortie/status/130828066170740736 (entry 2)

desitheblonde said...

my twitter is messing up
and you have to re twtt me
desithelbodne on twtiter

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

GFC Unabridged Bookshelf


Adelina Priddis said...

New follower! THanks for the giveaway!

Germaine Dulac said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Germaine Dulac
Twitter: @germainedulac
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/germainedulac/status/130891203385368576


kswederski said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a GFC follower.


Emma B. @ Novel Minded said...

I'm so excited for this one!
GFC: Emma Brown
Email: ladystingray1512ATgmailDOTcom