Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Contest update and other stuff

Hey guys! Just wanted to drop in and clear up a few things. There have been questions about the contest so I'll just post all the rules here in a list. Sorry I didn't really make everything clear-- I'm still new to this!
Here are the rules:

1. To enter, tell me your absolute favorite book and why. Then post a link to this blog on your facebook, twitter, myspace, a blog, etc. If you don't have any of those things, you can still enter-- I just added that last part on so we can spread the word a bit about this blog. Post all of that in a comment to either this entry, or the Funday Friday entry talking about the contest.

2. I'm extending the contest to next Friday, April 24th until Midnight. So tell all your friends and start telling me about your favorite books! :)

3. Because of cost reasons, I can only open this to U.S. residents. If you have someone in the United States that can receive the package for you though, you can still enter.

Hope that answers all your questions! Enter away!

PS: There will be a review up later today-- probably around 2 or 3pm eastern time. I would do it now but I just got back from class so I'm going to take a nap :)
Happy Reading!


  1. Asking me what my favorite book is would be like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. If I had to pick my all time favorite book it would be Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. I first read it in fifth grade and the book left my little eleven-year-old mind spinning, but in a good way.
    Summary from back of the book:
    “How about a story? Spin us a yarn.”
    Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. “I could tell you an extensively strange story,” I warned.
    “Oh, Good!” Gram said. “Delicious!”
    And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.
    As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold-the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
    I had always been a fearless little kid, willing to do crazy things, but that year I had been dealing with the idea of growing up and I didn’t want to grow up. During a week of all school testing I devoured Walk Two Moons. In a (very odd) way it helped me overcome my fear of moving to the Jr. High and overall growing up.
    A few years later I turned to the book again. My aunt was diagnosed with leukemia and she passed away. With the help of the book I was able to face life issues the way I had always known, through a book. I figured if Sal and Phoebe could handle growing up, so could I.
    After all this time I think I finally figured out why I love this book so much. For me it’s a symbol of hope. The book demonstrates how people put all their hope into something that might not be what they need. Sal hopes she can be reunited with her mother, Phoebe hopes she is just too paranoid and I hoped that I wouldn’t grow up. In the end what they hope for doesn’t come true, instead something they need comes along and they grow to love it.
    So, if you were to walk down the street and ask me what my favorite book is I would ponder for a while, but in the end it will always come down to Walk Two Moons.

  2. I have been contemplating this for the past couple of days. Books are my absolute passion. I love them, live for them, breathe for them. I am a complete nerd, but hey, they're awesome. I feel like the person below me, chosing a book is like having to pick my favorite kid. But, I have finally decided on one.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling.
    I chose this book because it was the first real book I read when I was 7 years old. This was the start of it all for me. After I finished this book, I kept wanting more. More words, more authors, more worlds, and more characters. And, although this isn't the book that I have connected to the most, it is the book that started it all for me. It gave me a passion that I know will last a lifetime. I want to be an author and this book also stemmed that. So, even though every book I've read holds a dear place in my heart, this book is probaly the most dear. If only because it has brought me things that have become a part of who I am. I am a reader and a writer.

    Oh, also I deleted my facebook, so I don't have one anymore!

  3. I didn't add my name to my entry, sorry! I'm the one above this comment. The Harry potter entry. My name is Erin R.

  4. Hey Tricia! Love the contest! Just wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog! I think you'll like it!


  5. My favorite book of all time is 'Just Listen' by Sarah Dessen. This is my favorite book because it's the one I have connected to the most. That is probaly because it is my life story wrapped up in the beautiful, elegant words of Sarah Dessen. It is literally my life, we only have one differnce. I never modeled, but after a horrifying experience at a party, losing my friends, being alone, having a family that is breaking apart. I met a boy I fell in love with, a boy that once again restored my hope, and he loves music. Not dripping water faucets like Owen, but they share that was well. When I finished the book, I put it down, and all I could think was "wow. is sarah dessen stalking me?" haha So, this is my favorite book because of my connection with the characters. And, after all, that's what makes a book, right? Characters you can love as if they are your own family?


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