Friday, December 4, 2009

Giveaway of 5 ARCs!

I have decided to hold one final contest before the end of the year. I have 5 ARCs hanging around wanting to be loved by a new home. I have gently read all 5 of them but have only done reviews on 2 of them. One lucky winner will be receiving all 5 ARCs.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Primitive by Mark Nykanen

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan

The Amanda Project: invisible i by Stella Lennon

The contest is fairly simple all you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite book of 2009. Please leave your email address with the comment as I will be notifying the winner by email as well as posting on the blog.

You can earn additional entries by doing the following:

+1 For following my blog through Google Friend Connect

+1 For blogging about this contest

+1 For tweeting about this contest

+5 For writing a haiku about reading/books/literacy (For Fun)

You can either put all the entries into one comment or do separate comments for them. Contest will run the rest of the year until 11:59 pm on Dec. 31st, 2009.

Good Luck Everyone!


Simcha said...

Great contest! I don't suppose it's open internationally...

mabelilly28 said...

Hmmm...I have yet to find another dystopian novel to trump my ultimate favorite..."A Handmaid's Tale."

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

mabelilly28 said...

I am a Google Friend!

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

Nan said...

I loved The Hunger Games and 13 Reasons Why. Those were my 2 favorites for 2009.


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Excellent giveaway! I have a few fave reads of 2009: The Help, Making Toast and Red Leather Diary.

+1 Follow thru Google
+1 tweeted:
+5 My perfect evening:
stretched out on the couch reading-
with a cup of joe.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hey, Ryan, I'd love to participate. Do we choose the book we want?

I'm a Google follower.

I will post about this on my Creations blog, once I know which book (if we get to choose!).

My favorite book for 2009 was "The Help."

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Okay, now I feel stupid! If I'd read the whole instructional thing, I'd know that the contest is for all five!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I just posted about this at:

Misty said...

+1 I am a follower, of course
+1 tweeted
+1 I read a ton of great books this year (Madapple, 13th Child, Little Brother, etc), but The Hunger Games/Catching Fire kept me up at night. Literally. I started it (like an idiot) at 11 at night, and read until the sun came up.
+5 ahem:

I often shirk work,
Anything to think, to read
Of bees and of mist

(I know the contest is for all 5, but can you guess which one I want most? :D And yay, haiku!)


Zia said...

great contest!

+1 favorite read: hard to pick but I'm going to say Shiver.
+1 follower
+5 haiku:
reading is a joy
my favorite time of the day
can I go read yet?

hehe as you can tell I don't write poetry lol but it was fun


Anonymous said...

My favourite book: eve: a novel of the first woman by elissa elliot

great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I like this one!

+1 - My favorite book this year is Istanbul, Memories and a City by Orhan Pamuk

+1 - I am a follower

+5 -
Far away I sailed
on a barge of pages made
Blown by words and air

misfitsalon [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
My favourite book that I read in 2009 was Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Anonymous said...

Don't enter me, but my favorite this year was probably The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman.

By the way, I have an award for you.

D Swizzle said...

Enter me, please!

I'm a follower.

i kind of have to
write this haiku really quick
im reading a book


mindy said...

i am such an avid reader it is hard to pick one, but i enjoyed julie and julia thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

ninefly said...

I'd love to enter! especially for Hush Hush, but the others sound rather fascinating too =D

+1 Google Friend Connect
+1 tweet



Alexia561 said...

What a wonderful contest Ryan! Read so many good books this past year, but think my favorite was The Child Thief by Brom.

I follow your blog, and will work on a haiku, as I love haiku!

Alexia561 said...

Sent out a tweet about this as well!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Ooh - great giveaway Ryan! AND tough question. I am torn, as fresh in my mind is Hunger Games which was a fanastic surprise for me, but I think I will go with The Help by Katherine Stockett.

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am a Google Friend connect follower

journey thorugh books @ gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered!

I am a follower!

js1997 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Reading is a joy
to be shared with all you love
and hold dear to you.

Ok, so my poetry skills are pretty rusty! LOL


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

My favourite book this year has
been Still Life by Joy Fielding.

I follow by google reader.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Staci said...

Favorite read this year- Willow by Julia Hoban


My life is not complete
without the feel of a
book in my hands daily.

I'm a follower

Alexia561 said...

magical papers
mysteriously appear
books are my true love


reading, up all night
must find out what happens next
just one more chapter

Okay, this whole haiku thing is harder than I thought! *L*

Heidenkind said...

My favorite book of 2009 was Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.

tannawings said...

My fav book was Under the Dome by Stephen King
+1 Google friends
+1 follow you (tannawings)
+1 Tweet
+5 haiku
Up late I read
One more chapter
To put it down
Or stay awake
(OK I write yucky haikus!)

Catch My Words said...

Please enter me in your contest. I enjoyed reading this year's Savvy by Ingrid Law.

+1 I will tweet about your contest.

+5 Read a book for fun
You won't be the only one
You'll be glad when done.

I know--it's lame.


Mia J. said...

My favorite book was Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls.

kakihara said...

Yes please!! Great prize--my favorite book of 2009--(I read it in 2009 not sure if it came out in 2009)anyways it was "Shutter Island" I saw the movie preview--and it motivated me to read it--now it seems like it's been ages--I wish the movie would come out!

D Q said...

My favorite book is Red Kiss by Deidre Knight.

LittleEagle said...

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite book of 2009 is Twilight (as cliche as that might sound). It got me back into reading and I realized what I truly enjoy reading: YA and paranormal romance.

+1 I'm a follower
+1 tweeted

thebookvixen at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

My favorite book of 2009 was the entire Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

+1 follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Milka said...

Yay, i think I was your 100th follower, congrats! :)

It is really hard to say the best book of 2009 I read but I the books that had changed the way I think somehow are Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

+1 follower

Kristen said...

Fantastic contest!

+1 Follower

My favorite book of 2009 is Fire by Kristin Cashore.


dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

J. Lee said...

+1 follower


Melissa (Books R Us) said...

I am presently reading the Help. The book is the best book I read this year.

I follow via google connect +1

Simply Stacie said...

I loved the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

+1 follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Jan said...

So far the best book I have read in 2009 is Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire. This is shaping up to be a very enjoyable series.
I'm only half way through Stephen King's Under the Dome..but it is pretty amazing...too soon to tell if it will rise to the top of my favorites list.

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! What a variety of books.

+1 I'm a new follower

+5 WOW!! I've read so many good books, I really don't know if I could choose a favorite one. I am a big reader of memoirs amongst other genres.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Now how did I miss this contest? I am so glad you tweeted this so I could find it.

+1 following Google connect
+1 Tweet about contest.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Brett said...

Pressure by Jeff Strand is the best I've read in 2009.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

+1 I didn't read very many books that came out in 2009. Of what I did read published in 2009, I would have to say either The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy or Arch Enemy were my faves. My favorite read that was not published this year was Let Me In (or Let The Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

+1 Of course, you know I'm a follower =o)

+1 Tweeted:

+5 I gave the haiku my best shot...LOL!

Read to your children
expand their bright horizons;
fill them with wonder

Thanks for the giveaway!


E.J. Stevens said...

For pure enjoyment I would have to say 'White Witch, Black Curse' but I have a weakness for the Hollows books.

+1 following through Google Friend Connect[at]gmail[dot]com

Great contest!

Margie said...

Fun giveaway! Please count me in.
-follower via Google
-Favorite book of 2009 was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Llehn said...

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

I'm following.


Sheere said...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare are my favourites!

+1 follower
+1 tweeted

Marianna said...

Not a new/2009 book, but my fave book I read in 2009 was Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. yes, I'm weird LOL

Justine said...

I do hope this is open to Canadians!

My favourite book of 2009 would have to be my recent read: Hush, Hush! And I would love to win the ARC :D

+1 following through Google Friend Connect
+5 Let's give this haiku a try although I'm terrible at it...

Squealing with delight
At the thought of reading
and staying up late
just to finish this book.

Okay...Yes, quite terrible indeed. :P


Catch My Words said...

Thanks for the contest. I enjoyed Savvy by Ingrid Law. I will retweet this.


Emily said...

Hello! Please enter me :)
+1 I'm a follower



Steff said...

This is an awesome contest! :D

My favourite book would have to be 13 Reasons Why OR Hush Hush ... I cant choose! Haha.

+1 for following :)

+5 haiku:

Jumping from my seat
Reading books is all I need
To get excited

Haha, poems have always been my weak point.

christine said...

Lovely giveaway.
One of my faves this year was Rebecca.


Katy said...

So hard to choose a favorite! I think it's a tie between The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

I just became a follower on Google Friend Connect.

And I just RT'ed your tweet here:

srfbluemama at gmail dot com