Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Time!


I just finished reading one of the best book series I've read in a long time. It's one of those can't-put-it-down-for-one-second kind of reads.

I walked around depressed for a week when I finished because I didn't want it to end.

Seriously. It's that good.

So, to share the love, I'm giving away one brand-new, never-read copy of Twilight. It's just the first book, but it should be enough to get you addicted hooked started. (If you've already read it, enter anyway -- it would make a great Christmas gift.)

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11 p.m. on Friday, October 31st.

For a valid entry, you must include a good book recommendation -- because now that I'm done with Edward and Bella, I need something good to read. Help a girl out, would ya?

One comment per person please (duplicates will be deleted). You do NOT have to have a blog to play along, but please provide a valid email address where I can contact you. I'm willing to ship internationally, but I'm not sure how the duty and taxes will work on your end. (If you're willing to handle that part, please feel free to enter.) I will randomly draw a winner and notify you via email over the weekend.

Thanks for visiting and, if you're new here, feel free to stop back when you have time to look around. Don't forget to check out all the other fantastic prizes up for grabs this week as part of the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival. Good luck!

115 comments:

Deborah said...

please enter me! i really want to get started with the twilight series. have you read the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson? It's vampire chick lit, very funny.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Girl, I almost gave this book away myself. I started it on Friday night and can't stop! I should finish today. It is SO good!!!

I want to enter your giveaway...if I should win, I'll pass it on to a friend!

Is your computer fixed?

Tina said...

I should do a giveaway on my blog. They are so much fun. Maybe after I complete these crazy Halloween costumes that I decided to make. I haven't read a book in awhile that wasn't a craft book, sad I know. I have been enjoying on a purely entertainment, not high-brow literature level, the mystery books by Sarah Graves. They are set in Maine, and pretty humorous. Although, I'm not sure if you have had to live or visit Maine in order to get some of the jokes.

Or, I just heard an interview this morning on NPR for the book called "Icarus at the Edge of Time." It's a board book of all things that takes the classic Icarus fable, and applies it to Einstein's general theory of relativity. I can't wait to read it to my 6 and 4yos. It uses images from the Hubble space telescope and looks very cool.

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I recommend Four Wives by Wendy Walker. It's like Desperate Housewives, sort of (I don't know - we have no TV hee hee).

I'd like to read the Twilight series. Thanks for opening this to everyone. You made someone happy. :-)

sandierpastures [at] yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

I'm very curious about all this Twilight buzz.
I'm currently reading The Shack by William p. Young on loan from my MIL. So far so good, but I don't have much time to read lately.

ktjrdn said...

I've been wanting to read this one. From what I've heard it's a vampire book? There's another series I've read in the same genre that I liked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dagger_Brotherhood
you might like it.

Becky said...

If you loved Twilight, you might just love A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. On the surface, they're nothing alike. A Great and Terrible Beauty is set in Victorian England at a boarding school...but all is not as it seems. The book is full of magic and growing romance that is later developed in the other books.

Becky

Cynthia said...

I have been wanting to read this series. I just finished Blue Heart Blessed. I recommend it. Thanks for entering my name!

Sunny said...

I recommend the Mission: Russia series by Susan May Warren.

sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

CrystalGB said...

I have been wanting to read this series. I would suggest anything by Debbie Macomber. She has several series.

FatalisFortuna said...

I'd love a copy of Twilight, it'd make a great Christmas present for my sister. I recommend Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

screamingicecube at bellsouth dot net

Nise' said...

I hope that you are going to read the rest of the books in the series. My sons (17 & 21) and I are reading the series. I would love to give Twlight as a gift!

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman was excellent.

Kathleen said...

I've seen Twilight all over the place and would love to get hooked.

I'd recommend that you try The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

http://www.amazon.com/Historian-Elizabeth-Kostova/dp/0316011770

It's a wonderful Dracula novel, but very literary, not cheesy. It's one of my favorite books, and as an English major in college, I've read tons!

Yan said...

Definitely try The Host next! Would love LOVE to win~

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Are you for real! I have been dying to read this book - and here you are being so generous and giving it away!

I enjoy Jodi Piccoult - have you read anything by her?

Shara said...

I haven't read the Twilight series but I have heard a lot about it! I lead two Christian book clubs, and the latest book we read that we loved was In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill said...

You may enjoy the many Janet Evanovich books. She's due to come out with a new one soon, "Foul Play" :)

Judy said...

Oooh, I'm such a sucker for a book giveaway!

I just started Friendship Bread - seems good (I'm on page 7, lol).

:-)

PisecoMom said...

I've heard this is good! I'd love to read it.

Right now I'm reading Lion Among Men, the third in the Wicked series. It is good, but I think it's only compelling because I've already read the first two and this volume is trying to unravel more of the mysteries behind those. If you haven't read the series, though, it's a good one.

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Amy said...

Love to be entered! I've just started Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek and I love it so far!

aimme21 at yahoo dot com

Domestic Accident said...

My favorites:

A Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert

Stacy said...

I started reading the Janet Evanovich series.

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pocketfulsofsunshine said...

I was just asking your friend over at Barefoot if she had this book! I have it on hold at the library but would love to read it sooner!

The last book I loved was The Other Boleyn Girl. More recently I read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and I didn't like it much.

Bunny B said...

Maybe you can read her latest book - The Host. I have it, but haven't gotten to reading it yet. I haven't read her Twilight series yet!

bunnybx at gmail . com

oona said...

Have you read The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards? It's amazing!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Katie Stacey said...

One of my favorite books is My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Its definitely a can't put it down kind of book.

Anonymous said...

"Naked in Death" (the 1st book out of like 20). They are amazing!
I want to read Twilight
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Alyce said...

One of my favorite books of the year is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It's one of those books that keeps you up all night because you have to know what happens.

I haven't read Twilight, but everyone keeps raving about it, so I would be happy to win.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

The lovely bones, by alice sebold

Enter me please!

ndisilvio at gmail dot com

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Haven't read this and would love to! I recommend "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picolt. I just finished reading it. stonefox@pobox.com

Tanya Moyer said...

Oh, I soooo want to start reading this series, just haven't had a chance. Would love to win this! Have you read the Mitford series by Jan Karon? So sweet, yet very engaging! Great giveaway - thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

the schros said...

witch of blackbird pond- juvenile fiction, yes, wonderful story still

Becca said...

Cross and Double Cross by James Patterson are great. Thanks!

caseydeuce said...

Have you ever read "she's come undone" by Wally Lamb? Its my all time favorite!

Lori said...

I would love this book! If you want something a bit lighthearted I would go with Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series. I love this, I've reread them twice just waiting for his next book!

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

Kira said...

I am a HUGE Twilight fan (I am even wearing a Twilight shirt at the moment...no lie!), I own copies of the entire series except for...yep you guessed it...TWILIGHT! I borrowed a copy from my friend and have never owned my own copy of the book!


As for a great book suggestion I recommend ANY books by Jodi Piccoult or Sarah Dessen! Two great authors with a wide selection of books to choose from =)


-Kira
XWildHopeX at hotmail dot com

Hil'Lesha said...

The Ultimate Gift :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Lanie said...

Oh, I love a book I can't put down. Personally, I like all of Anita Shrieve's books. She was the author of The Pilot's Wife. I also like Jodi Piccoult. I would love to read Twilight! Thank you for the chance to win!

michelle said...

I really enjoyed The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock. Perhaps it is something you might be interested in as well.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Tiffany said...

Have you read The Demon Hunting Soccor Mom series? I'm on book four and it's called Deja Demon. I can't remember what the first is called, but they're by Julie Kenner. Thanks for the chance to win!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

AudreyO said...

I was at my moms and went through her books. I picked one up by Tami Hoag and was done with it in 3 days. I can't wait to read more of her books. It was a murder mystery and oh my gosh, the turns and twists were unreal. I loved it.

Penny said...

Thank you for the great give away! I started to read Twilight and had to return it to the library....somebody recalled it. Made me sooo mad. Now the list is never ending to get it back. I am too broke to buy it for myself so I asked for it for Christmas.

I like the O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson.

TXsunlover said...

I've heard of the Twilight series but haven't read any yet. I love anything by James Patterson or Jonathan Kellerman.
Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Mrs. McB said...

Eat, Pray, Love was a great book! It is very personal.

Sandra said...

I liked the Left Behind series for the simple reason that it was entertaining and there was always another book to read...so I put off that depression of finishing a book for a longer period of time.

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Sarah M said...

AWWW, I love Twilight! Have you read The Host? It's also by Stephenie Meyer. I might even like it better than Twilight, it's a hard choice. Count me in!

tzaddi_sister(at)yahoo(dot)com

momofmhasr said...

I haven't read this book, i would recomend every Storm by Lori Wick.

Audra said...

My sister keeps telling me the twilight series is the best ever- Obviously the people at the local library think so because the waiting list is looooooong!

I just finished reading "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet that I enjoyed there were a few parts that were a little grafic for me...

Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

Heidi said...

I know it is not a new book, but my favorite book of all time is The Count of Monte Cristo. I have read it multiple times.

miss bliss said...

I enjoyed reading The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory, then after you read it, you can watch the movie.

michelleharrod at hotmail.com

sweetsue said...

I have been so wanting to read this so bad! I recommend any book by Octavia E Butler, she writes wonderful sci-fi!

frugallm said...

I am currently reading Deafening which so far is excellent!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Erin said...

I just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and it was excellent. The entire book is in letters which I thought was very clever. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am reading the Mitford series by Jan Karon. monk5@charter.net

Megret said...

I read "Hungry Hill" recently -- one of the best memoirs I've ever read. Thanks for the contest!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzie G. said...

I loved My Sister's Keeper and the Confessions of a Shopaholic Series. The first is more serious and pulls at your heart and the second is funny but totally girly chick lit.

Tyna said...

Oh you should try the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik!

Crayl said...

I finished "The Girls" recently, interesting read.

As for twilight, everyone I know seems to be reading it. Thanks for a chance.

Ginny said...

Would love this! Have you read the Stephanie Plum series? Very Funny.

I also really liked Wicked Lovely & the 2nd book, can't remember name something with Ink the title though.

Cherie J said...

I love this book and would love to give a copy to my sister to read for Christmas. I highly recommend The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale which I just finished reading. I just couldn't put it down.

karen and co. said...

This is my favorite book! Would love to give a copy to my mom.

A series I really like is the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. It's about teenage girls who go to a spy school.

Ebie said...

have never read, though i've heard much about it. i always loved the chronicles of narnia series, and w/ the movies coming out it's nice to have the book to read before seeing the movie

Diana Dang said...

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin, think it is a better suited book than Twilight!

I will post a review of it on my blog quite soon!

Julie said...

I really liked the Twilight books too. Now I started on "An Assembly Such as This" by Pamela Aidan. It is the 1st in a set of 3 about Darcy's perspective on the events of "Pride and Prejudice". I'm liking it so far!

imadramamama said...

I highly recommend The Time Traveler's Wife. I think the author's name is Audrey Niffenberger.

Reva Skie said...

The "Prey" series by d McBain are pretty good.

Blue Tourmaline said...

i have not read this series yet... my favorites tend to run along sci fi . i love ender's game by orson scott card

lukenlarry at yahoo dot com

ahiltz said...

You have to read "The Outlander" by Diana Galbadoon! Loved it! Thanks so much for doing this for us!
ahiltzy@yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

I just finished "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks and was so sad that it was done. An excellent book!

Amber said...

Sounds like a good book! Right now, I'm reading Sweetgrass and am halfway through. It's pretty good so far...you might like it! http://www.amazon.com/Sweetgrass-Mary-Alice-Monroe/dp/0778323064/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225239022&sr=1-2

semtaylor said...

The Election by Jerome Teal (I think this is the authors name) was the last real good book I read a month or so ago. semtaylor@yahoo.com

micaela6955 said...

I have heard about this series, and think it would be a great read. One of my favorite books is the SciFi On the Beach by Nevil Shute...given the world we are living in today, it really opens your eyes and makes you think.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

kamewh said...

I would love to read this!

My recommendation is the Janet evanovich Stephanie Plum series :)

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

mom2boys said...

This is the best book I've ever read. I have the whole series all four books. I would love to get a copy for my sister in law. IT would make a great Christmas gift. I would recommend The Host by Stephenie Meyer. It's different from twilight , but very good as well. And for those of you who don't know the Twilight movie will be in theaters Nov. 21st. Thanks for the great giveaway!

hottmomma_03@yahoodotcom

robin_titan said...

Yay another fellow stephenie meyer reader! I loved all four books and was quite sad when they ended :( I already read them obviously, but I love your suggestion and they would indeed make a great christmas present if I win I already know who I'll give it to :D

A great book I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy is Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones it is so lovely and a great romantic story it's so cute!
You might also enjoy Libba Bray's series A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing I recently read them and was hooked!! (I'm giving away the ebooks if you'd like to enter)

Oh, you should also try The House of Night series another vampire story/stories by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast these books are pretty darn good they won't get you as addicted as the twilight books but they are good reads nonetheless :D

Ooooh another book you should really really read is Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin it's a nice/lovely/sad story about the death of a girl and her life after death if that makes sense it's a great short book

If you haven't read the Harry Potter books I suggest you get started they are AMAZING!!!


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Nicole R.J. said...

I love historical fiction so my recomendation would be any of the 'royal' books by Philipa Gregory, including the Other Boelyn Girl (so much better than the movie!). The Queen's Fool has been my favorite so far.

jenna said...

Well, I've really been enjoying books by Joel Rosenberg. The first one in the series I'm addicted to is "The Last Jihad." Edge of your seat kind of reading!
frog123 (at) cyipom (dot) net

bamabelle said...

If you like Twilight, you might like Evernight by Claudia Gray. It is also about vampires and will be a series. Book 1 is the only one out so far. The second book Stargazer, comes out in March. Thanks for the giveaway!

zarache@aol.com

The Fritz Facts said...

I haven't read these yet, and really want too.

I just finished Wicked, and started Son of a Witch. Since we are seeing Wicked next month, I figured I should read the background first. They are actually pretty good too.

Thanks!

fritzfacts at gmail dot com

Chi said...

My daughter really wants me to read this! :D

I reccomend "Everything You Need To Know to Feel Go(o)d" By Candace Pert :) Non-fiction, but enlightening :)

anastasia[at]medaimafia.org

Bettina said...

Have you read any of the Emily Giffin books?

Neen said...

I so want to read this series! Please enter me into your drawing. Ireally enjoyed reading Wicked and Son of a Witch by Gregory McGuire, he just published a 3rd book in the series A Lion Among Men. I can't wait to read this one.

Mia J. said...

I have heard so many good things about this series and would like to read it. For fun reads I have really liked The Spellman Files and Curse of the Spellmans.

Molly C. said...

Awesome wonderful series!!! Cannot wait to see the movie on the 21st. An author that I really like,is Jodi Piccolt. My Sister's Keeper is really good.

Dawn M. said...

I loved the Twilight series! Have you read Host? It's really good too. As for other authors/books, have you read:

Kelly Armstrong - Women of the Otherword series
Kim Harrison - Rachel Morgan series
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse series
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty the Werewolf series
Patricia Briggs - Mercedes Thompson series
Jennifer Rardin - Jaz Parks series
Rachel Vincent - Werecat series

Yeah, I'm a bit of a urban fantasy fan. I have more suggestions, but those are my main faves. Let me know if you want more.

Thanks! :0)

Skywaywaver said...

Very similar to Twilight (or so I've found so far, reading Twilight right now) is Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books. More adult, but similar.

Mama Zen said...

I just finished Written in Blood (Sheila Lowe). It was really good!

redpolkadotsgirl said...

I love to read and I'm all over the place. I love Sophia Kinsella's Shopaholic series but also love anything by James Patterson or John Grishman. I also enjoy a good Jane Green book ;)

Kirby McCauley said...

I'm a big fan of Christopher Moore - I just finished his 2 part set about vampires: Bite Me (A Love Story) & You Suck (A Love Story). I highly recommend them. Entertaining on every level & an easy read!

Carrie said...

Twilight has been recommended to me and I would love to read it! I would suggest Karen Kingsbury or Nicholas Sparks, two great authors that I always read everything of. Thanks for the chance!

Nina said...

I am currently reading sTORI telling. I love it but I love Tori and Dean so you might not. Thanks for the chance to win.
Nina
NinaGonzalez0430(at)yahoo(dot)com

tonsofsons said...

The Mark of the Lions Trilogy ~ by Francine Rivers.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Seeking Him,
Jill
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Becky N. said...

I have the full set already, but you're right - it would make a great gift! In fact, that's how *I* got started on Twilight. My sister gave it to me. :)

The first book to make it on my favorites list, post-Twilight series, is Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. In fact, I'm giving away a copy of it in MY giveaway, so hop on by!

Charlotte said...

I love Janet Evanovich's books about Stephanie Plum. There are tons of them, so they'd keep you busy for a longgg time!

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

The Green Yak said...

Ooh, haven't read this yet!

I'm currently working on a pretty fun book: California Demon (about a demon-hunter soccer mom).

Lori said...

I loved She's Come Undone by wally lamb.

Anonymous said...

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon is fantastic!!!


Great giveaway!!

Amanda
aj_sue(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I've heard so many good things about Twilight! I'm excited to read it! My recommendation: Anything by Jodi Picoult, but my favorite by her is My Sister's Keeper. OR The Secret Life of the Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I'm giving away Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. It was SO good. All three of her books great. I've resisted the Twilight bandwagon so far but would love to see what the fuss is about.

Carolyn said...

your right, these are awesome books. I am going to read The Memory Keepers Daughter next, I hear it is fantastic

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Sarah said...

i love books like that! i am really into jodi picoult's books. i've enjoyed them all and they are all pretty different other that they all involve a crime and some court room activity but they are so much more than that!

sarahn4639 at gmail dot com

mub said...

I just started reading the alphabet series of dectective books from Sue Grafton. It starts with A is for Alibi, and goes from there! So far so good =)

Rachel said...

Awesome!

Jodi Picoult books are the best fiction out there.

Also Francine Rivers has an amazing historical fiction trilogy called The Mark of the Lion.

Margaret George has really good historical fiction too, but her books are LONG.

Thank you for doing this!

Brett said...

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

buzzd said...

I have never read the twilight series. Have you read the Eragon series? Brinsingr is the new book and it is really action packed with elves, dwarfs, dragons and tons of stories.

Sam said...

hmmm, I have heard so very much about the Twilight series, it would be good to read the first book and see what it's all about! You need a recommendation? Ermmmmm, I wont inflict my management books on you!! How about Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay - I liked it and so did Mum!

crystalf said...

Anything by Kay Hooper is really good and Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber is also really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I just read "Marley and Me" in one sitting. It was a great book if you hadn't read it yet!

Jen
mariettaseller(AT)yahoo(dot)com

LadyVampire2u said...

I'd love to read Twilight. In the mean time might I suggest Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mystery series.

Theresa N. said...

I've been reading the Annie's People series by Beverly Lewis and loving it. Thanks:)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Courtney said...

I want to read this series. I am reading the Hidden Faces series by Brandilynn Collins.

pdaddyATcharterDOTnet

Christina Lee said...

OOH OOH pick me pick me :) I am an avid reader and cannot believe I didn't get into this yet! Tehre are so many good books I've read it's hard to focus in on just one: How about MY Sister's Keeper or MY Year of Living Biblically (About the guy who followed the bible literally for a year-it's funny too)

mommyjen99 said...

Please enter me. I just finished a book called " ANgela's Ashes" and I would recommend that to everyone
jen62728@aol.com

Jinxy and Me said...

For nonfiction, I recommend "The Omnivore's Dilemma". I read it almost a year ago, but still thing about it often. Thanks for the giveaway!

Chick_w_Wit said...

I have heard about this series and want to read it!

I just finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (sp could be wrong) and loved it!

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