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The Humongous Giveaway!

I’ve been planning this giveaway for a while now and finally found the time to post it. 😀 What’s a better way to clear my bookshelf than to give away my books you awesome people? Enter away!


PRIZE PACK 1:
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis (Originally titled A Most Improper Magick. Doesn’t publish till APRIL 2011.)
A set of bookmarks featuring Kat, Incorrigible aka A Most Improper Magick!
If I hit 1567 twitter followers by the end date, I’ll throw in:
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
If I hit 2000 twitter followers by the end date, I’ll throw in:
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

So that’s three books in all, plus swag!


PRIZE PACK 2:
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender (brand new paperback with a lovely handmade bookplate by Katie Alender!)
If I hit 1567 twitter followers by the end date, I’ll throw in:
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
UPDATE: decided to throw in one more book for PRIZE PACK 2!
If I hit 2000 twitter followers by the end date, I’ll throw in:

Ever by Gail Carson Levine

That is two three books in all for prize pack two.

All prizes are ARCs unless otherwise stated. This is opened INTERNATIONALLY!! Dateline for giveaway: November 20th. UPDATE: CONTEST EXTENDED TILL DECEMBER 15. Comment below to enter (include your choice of either prize pack 1 or 2!).

For extra entries:
+3 if you’re an old/new follower (email, Google reader/friend connect)
+2 if you start following me on Twitter (@readingthisbook)
+3 if you are already following me on Twitter (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook) NOTE: every time you tweet/retweet the giveaway, it counts as an additional entry so come back here to let me know!
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+3 if you blog about this giveaway (must link back to this page).

By the way, it’d mean a lot to me if you could head over to Kimberly Pauley’s blog and vote for me (@readingthisbook). Thank you.

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Interview with Maggie Stiefvater and giveaway!

Update: contest has been extended till August 24! Scroll down for more details on how you can win LINGER!

Hi Maggie, great to have you on the blog today!
Thanks for having me. 🙂

First off, could you describe what The Wolves of Mercy Falls series is about in 150 words or less?

Oh I can do better.
1. People
2. Kissing
3. Werewolves
4. And
5. Sad
6. Things
7. Happen
8. Also
9. Some
10. Candy

Efficiency. I haz it.

If you were spending a day with Sam and Grace, where and what would you do?
We’re all introverts and we all love books. Sit around and read.

Sitting around and reading is a good way to spend a day! Would you rather be part of a band like Cole or work in a bookshop like Sam?
Can I not do both? When I was in college, I worked in a little shop that sold touristy Virginia things (www.madeinVa.com) and when I wasn’t selling giant salted hams to tourists, I was playing gigs all over Virginia and Maryland with my band Ballynoola or playing the with college pipe band I was a part of.

Maybe not as exciting as rocking it out like Cole, but I think I had most of my cake and ate it too.

In Linger, Sam would fold paper cranes out of everything. Do you fold paper cranes as well?
I actually had to teach myself how to fold them for Linger. I’m still kind of slow. I had a brief fantasy of folding them for people at book signings, but my sluggish folding would turn most events into slumber parties.

If you could go back in time and tell your 16-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t take yourself so seriously. You will be much happier in life if you aren’t published by age 18. Man, grow some bangs.

BookPage called Shiver “…Beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.” Ultimately, what would you like people to take away from your Mercy Falls novels?
*blush* I’d really love, most of all, to write books that stick under people’s skin — something that they carry around after they’ve shut the cover. And ultimately I’d like teens to realize that you choose what you’re going to be, no matter what your circumstances are.

Wonderful questions. Thank you!!

Thanks for stopping by, Maggie!

GIVEAWAY: Thanks to the lovely people at Scholastic, I’ll be giving away a finished copy of LINGER to one lucky commenter.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling me if you’d rather be part of a band or work in a bookshop!

Giveaway ends 15 August. Opened to US residents only.

For extra entries:
+2 if you’re an old/new follower (email, Google reader/friend connect)
+1 if you already follow or start following me on Twitter (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you already follow or start following Maggie on Twitter (@mstiefvater)
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+3 if you blog about this giveaway (must link back to this page).
+1 if for each comment made on my review of Shiver, Linger and 10 things I like about Linger.

Maggie can be found on her website, Shiver site, blog, and despite her hectic schedule, she tweets as well. Watch the Linger book trailer Maggie created herself!

Win a $70 gift certificate!

Hi everyone! I was recently contacted by the lovely people from CSN Stores to hold a giveaway on my blog and it’s my biggest one yet! To find out how to win a $70 gift certificate, read on!

Looking for new headboards? Look no further! CSN stores offer a wide selection of headboards. Whether you are looking for one to replace your old one, or for your child’s room, CSN Stores will have it. They offer headboards at a great discount as low as $99 only! My personal favorite is the Hillsdale Madison Headboard (pictured on the right). It has a look of simplicity and yet also a touch of elegance.

I think many of you face the same problem as me. Do you have identical towering stacks of books with no room to shelf them? Do you have books lying around everywhere in the house? Do you come back from the bookstore with at least a book or if not you will have withdrawal symptoms? Yes, yes and yes?

But, if you are like me, you will be low in funds as well. Not to worry, CSN Stores happen to have very funky unique looking bookcases that may be of interest to you and some of them are really value for money. The gift certificate can be used at any of the 200+ CSN stores. You can find the full list of stores over here. Some of the websites you can use the gift cert on include: www.toysandgamesonline.com (hey, beat the crowds at Christmas time and shop for your niece/nephew’s present online!), www.luggage.com, and www.luxebycsn.com (buy premium branded goods!).

What are you waiting for? Enter today! Giveaway ends August 10th. North American readers only.

To enter the contest, simply comment below!

For extra entries:
+2 if you’re an old follower (email, Google reader/friend connect)
+1 new Google reader/email follower/subscriber
+1 if you already follow or start following me on Twitter (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you tweet the following on Twitter “RT @readingthisbook huge giveaway: $70 gift certificate to be won! http://bit.ly/aOUdGl
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+3 if you blog about this giveaway (must link back to this page).

Justin Bieber: The Unofficial Biography giveaway

Hi everyone, I’ve been meaning to post about this giveaway but I didn’t have the chance to. If you follow me on Twitter, you’d know that I’ve mentioned a few times that the teen sensation aka Justin Bieber follows me on Twitter. I’m not exactly a big huge fan of him but the fact that he follows me on Twitter makes me very happy. 🙂

Funny, cute and massively talented, Justin Bieber is going to be the tween sensation of 2010 and this is the unofficial guide to all things Bieber! First spotted on YouTube at the age of 12 Justin Bieber is now 16 and, despite a bidding war with Justin Timberlake, is signed to Usher’s record label; Island Def Jam Records. He’s toured with Taylor Swift, had massive chart success in Canada and America and is set to take the UK by storm. Packed with hot facts on girls, style, tips on becoming a star, stats and activities this is the ONLY book for all Justin Bieber fans!

One lucky winner will win a copy of this biography. Enter away! OPENED TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY. Giveaway closes July 18th. Non followers of blog allowed.

Thank you Random House UK for sponsoring this giveaway!


FILL UP THE FORM HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend giveaway

After a week of having Emily, Cass, and Heather on the blog, it’s time to conclude the week with a GIVEAWAY! 😀

To win an ARC of A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, comment below telling me if you could travel to anywhere in America on a bike, where would it be and why. It doesn’t matter if it is unrealistic. 😉

Extra entries:
+2 if you’re an old follower of YA Roundup
+1 new Google reader/email follower/subscriber of YA Roundup
+1 if you already follow or start following YARoundup on Twitter (@yaroundup)
+1 if you already follow or start following Emily on Twitter (@emhornerbooks)
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook) No points awarded for following me on Twitter this time round, sorry.
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+1 for every comment made on the posts related to A LOVE STORY’s week.

Tally up your entries, please!

Non followers of YA Roundup and Read This Book are allowed to enter the giveaway! 🙂 Giveaway opened to US and Canada only (unless changed) and ends on 20th July.

Other current ongoing giveaways: SEA by Heidi R. Kling and tank top!

We Love Sea giveaway!

Hey guys! I am so sorry but there will be a delay for Deni’s interview this week. 😦 But it’s giveaway time! 😀

Prizes:
One lucky person wins a signed copy of SEA by Heidi R. Kling and a SEA tank top!
If @YARoundup hits 800 Twitter followers by 10th July, I’ll throw in a mermaid necklace from Forever 21!

For extra entries:
+2 if you’re an old follower (email, Google reader/friend connect)
+1 new Google reader/email follower/subscriber
+2 if you’re an old follower of YA Roundup
+1 new Google reader/email follower/subscriber of YA Roundup
+1 if you already follow or start following YARoundup on Twitter (@yaroundup)
+1 if you already follow or start following Heidi on Twitter (@heidirkling)
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook) No points awarded for following me on Twitter this time round, sorry.
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+1 for every comment made on the posts related to SEA’s week.
+3 if you blog about this giveaway (must link back to this page).

In order to enter this giveaway, you need to be a follower of YA Roundup and Read This Book.

Leave a comment below telling me about your first crush to enter. (It would be fab if you could tally up your entries.) This giveaway is opened WORLDWIDE, sorry those living on Mars. Contest ends July 10th!

The Tension of Opposites big giveaway!

Hi everyone! We have been celebrating the release of The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride all week. Now’s your chance to win a signed copy of The Tension of Opposites, a framed photo from the trailer (with relation to the book), and 10 bookmarks! There will be two winners.

For extra entries:
+2 if you’re an old follower
+1 new Google reader/email follower/subscriber
+1 if you already follow or start following me on Twitter (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you already follow or start following Kristina on Twitter (@McbrideKristina)
+1 if you tweet about this giveaway and mention me (@readingthisbook)
+1 if you link to this giveaway on your sidebar/Facebook, etc.
+1 for every comment made on the posts related to Tension of Opposites’ week.
+2 if you ‘like’ the Facebook fan page.
+2 if you ‘like’ the Youtube trailer.
+3 if you blog about this giveaway (must link back to this page).

This giveaway is opened only to people in US and Canada. If you’ve a US mailing address, you can enter. Contest ends 20th June!


FILL UP THE FORM HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST!