Monday, May 11, 2009

Contest for How to Buy a Love of Reading




To Carley Wells, words are the enemy: the countless SAT lists from her tutor, the “fifty-seven pounds overweight” assessment from her personal trainer, and most of all, the “confidential” Getting To Know You assignment from her insane English teacher (whose literary terminology lessons include “Backstory is Afterbirth” and “Setting is Nobody’s Slut”). When he tells her parents that she’s answered “What is your favorite book?” with “Never met one I liked,” they become determined to fix what he calls her “intellectual impoverishment.” They will commission a book to be written for Carley that she’ll have to love—one that will impress her teacher and the whole town of Fox Glen with their family’s devotion to the arts. They will be patrons—the Medicis of Long Island. They will buy their daughter The Love Of Reading.

Impossible though it is for Carley to imagine ever loving words, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch. Hunter Cay, Carley’s best friend and Fox Glen’s resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze, and Vicodin.

When the Wellses move writer Bree McEnroy—author of a failed meta-novel about Odysseus’s voyages through the Internet—into their mansion to write Carley’s book, Carley’s sole interest in the project is its potential to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. Instead, as Hunter’s behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself drawn into the fictional world Bree has created and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories—those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.

How To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post. Also, if you don't have a blogger profile be sure to leave an email address, too
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For Extra Entries:

+4 for following/ subscribing to my blog
+2 for becoming a follower/ subscriber to my blog
+3 for posting a link to this contest somewhere on the Internet ( blog, Myspace, Twitter, ex.)
+1 for adding me to your blogroll

Ends:

May 22 ( feel free to leave comments a day or two after, because it takes me awhile to count up all the entries)

Good Luck!! :) Also, this is US ONLY. Sorry, international readers.

35 comments:

  1. Great giveaway, thanks! I'm a follower. (: You're on my blogroll.

    loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

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  2. This book looks so great! Enter us please! We're already following.

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  3. This book is really making the rounds!

    +4 follower :)

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  4. I'd love to win this book! I'm already a follower and have linked to this contest in my sidebar.

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  5. I've said it before, but this book looks really unique and intriguing. I've never read about anything like it.

    I am a follower.

    Jenna

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  6. You're already on my blogroll

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

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  7. Posted contest link on my sidebar

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooh, this looks really good. =]

    -I already follow you
    -I put a link in my sidebar
    -I added you to my blogroll

    Thanks for the contest!
    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  9. +4 for following/ subscribing to my blog
    +3 for posting a link to this contest somewhere on the Internet (http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/2009/05/contest-list.html)
    +1 for adding me to your blogroll (already there)

    This book sounds so good!

    not_so_cg[at]yahoo.com

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  10. Wow this book looks cute! I'm a follower and I added your link on my blog!

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  11. Great contest!!

    I already follow.

    behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Count me in please!

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Annnd I'm already a follower and I have you on my blogroll already!

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I'm already a follower. I linked to this on Twitter. Awesome contest!

    zaser_jam AT yahoo DOT com

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  15. This book looks awesome. I'll enter.

    +4 I already follow.

    +3 I linked it in a blog post and in my sidebar. http://maxsbooksandthings.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-win-love-of-reading-contest.html

    +1 You're in my blogroll.

    My email is max.e.brown.94@gmail.com

    Thanks!!!!
    Max.

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  16. I would love to be entered, even though I already have a love of reading! ;)

    I am a new follower!
    I will add you to my blogroll!

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  17. I would love to be entered! I am a follower and you are now on my blog roll!!

    Amber

    Mustandlustforbooks@yahoo.com
    Mustandlustforbooks.blogspot.com

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  18. I would love to enter. I am already a follower and I linked here: http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/05/contest-for-how-to-buy-love-of-reading.html

    Nora
    wishonstars13@hotmail.com

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  19. I would LOVE to be entered. I am a subscriber and you're on my blogroll!

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  20. This sounds like such a fun read. Count me in please!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  21. +4 I'm currently a follower of your blog

    +3 I'm posting a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar


    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    thanks!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  22. Sorry to put this in another post

    I've also added you to my blogroll.

    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  23. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  24. I am a new follower.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  25. Thanks for the contest, I'd love to enter!

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  26. I would LOVE to read this book!

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  27. sign me up =]
    lovinfitch@aol.com

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  28. Enter me please!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  29. I'm already a follower.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  30. This sounds like an interesting book. I'd love to read it. Thanks!

    I am a follower

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  31. Please enter me! booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks.

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  32. +3 I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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