Sunday, February 13, 2011



It's time...finally! I have the books together and guess what?  It's now five books, instead of four.  That's five books for five winners! I appreciate my followers so much.  I hope my blog continues to be a place you like to visit.  I thank you for your loyalty!

Details about the giveaway and entry are below, but first, let's see what's up for grabs...

Testimony by Anita Shreve (gently used trade paperback)
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

Tomato Girl by Jane Pupek (gently used ARC trade paperback)
For eleven-year-old Ellie Sanders, her father has always been the rock that she could cling to when her mother's emotional troubles became too frightening. But when he comes under the thrall of the pretty teenager who raises vegetables and tomatoes for sale at the general store that he runs, Ellie sees her security slowly slipping away. Now she must be witness and warden to her mother's gradual slide into madness.

Told from Ellie's point of view, Tomato Girl takes the reader into the soul of a terrified young girl clinging desperately to childhood while being forced into adulthood years before she is ready. To save herself, she creates a secret world, a place in which her mother gets well, her father returns to being the man he was, and the Tomato Girl is banished forever. Tomato Girl marks the debut of a gifted and promising new author who has written a timeless Southern novel.

Fallen by Lauren Kate (gently used hardcover...please note: no slipcover)
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

The Monk by Matthew Lewis (brand new trade paperback)
When Matthew Lewis’s The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis’s story, which drove the House of Commons—of which he was a member—to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.

Saturday by Ian McEwan (gently used trade paperback)
"Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man, a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and the proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world, the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11 and a fear that his city, its openness and diversity, and his happy family life are under threat." "Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive young man, on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him." Towards the end of a day rich in incident, a Saturday filled with thoughts of war and poetry, of music, mortality and love, Baxter appears at the Perowne home during a family reunion, with extraordinary consequences

Contest details and entry guidelines
  • There will be five book for each winner.
  • US and Canada only...sorry. (International followers--if you have a US address I can ship to, please enter via the form and leave a comment stating that you do)
  • Must be 13 years old or above.
  • Winners will be announced here and I will send an email.  Winners have 48 hours to respond or I will pick new winner(s).
  • Giveway ends on Sunday, March 6th at 11:59pm Central Time.
  • To enter, fill out this FORM (comments are appreciated, but will not count as entries).
Thank you again for following me and for entering the giveaway.  Good luck!


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  1. Wow! Congrats on reaching 300 followers! Awesome!

  2. Wahoo. Awesome contest. Good luck everyone!

  3. Congrats kiddo! You deserve every single one of them.

    Now just putting my two cents in but I REALLY, REALLY want The Monk.

  4. New follower! Drop by if you get a chance!
    Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

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