Friday, July 16, 2010

Fiction Friday: Bookstravaganza's SUMMER SWAG SPECTACULAR CONTEST

Here it is: My first SUMMER SWAG SPECTACULAR (or at least pretty fun and super-easy) CONTEST with a prize to be awarded to one lucky winner from the US or Canada.  This contest is part of the fabulous Book Extravaganza co-hosted by Bookworming in the 21st Century and The Neverending Shelf.

What'll you win?
An arc of Tony DiTerlizzi's new book - THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA
A copy of my favorite (thus far) summer YA read - THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary Pearson
A signed copy of the delightful David Elliott's MG novel JEREMY CABBAGE (purchased by yours truly at my favorite New Hampshire indie bookstore Main Street BookEnds)
A box of my favorite tea and my own spectacular spiced iced tea recipe
A suprise selection tailored to the winner's favorite writing genre

How do you enter?
It's as easy as posting a comment on this blog post which INCLUDES a mention of your favorite writing genre between now and 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 18th.   No need to follow or send followers (but I wouldn't, say, be offended if you did).  All entry names will be placed into a hat, winner name will be drawn by my four-year-old  (highly impartial, if noisy) and announced (by me) on the blog on Wednesday, July 21st, along with an email address to which you can send your mailing information--so make sure to check back.

77 comments:

Izzy said...

Hmm... my favorite writing genre is urban fantasy!

thekams said...

This is such a nice prize pack, thanks so much for the giveaway! Oh, and my favourite writing genre is fantasy =)
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Kate said...

Yay first comment! My fav. writing genre is YA!

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Simply Stacie said...

I love YA.

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Christa said...

Favorite? Dystopia (in YA especially)... I think. lol.
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Mariah said...

My favorite would be Fantasy in YA

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Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Awesome prizes you got there. My favorite genre is YA, but more specifically Dystopian or Fantasy/Paranormal. :)

Thanks!

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ps ill be back to follow, every blog ive been too the follower widget wont load :/

Vidisha said...

Awsome giveaway...My fav is Fantasy

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vidisha

Atypical Girl said...

My fave genre is memoir, but I love historical fiction, YA, whatever really.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy
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Meredith said...

Hmm, I guess my fave genre right now is realistic YA. I love all the high school drama!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Hilary St. Laurent said...

I honestly love any genre, except for romance. As long as I can get into the book and get sucked away into their land, I'm in love. :P I've been partial to YA, and Urban Fantasy for awhile. But I can get into anything by Ceicly Zeigesear (can't spell her name, she wrote the gossip girl series) just because she has a way of drawing you into the craziness!
Anyways, thanks for the awesome giveaway! (and I just started following too, thanks to Book Extravagaza! Can't wait for more from you!)

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have so many genres that I love - but if I can only choose one I would have to say for this time of year I am really liking YA..... light fun reads :)

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Orchid said...

Wow! that's an amazing prize your giving away. Thanks for the great contest.
I read a lot of diiferent genres, but YA is my favorite at the moment. ^_^

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Kristen said...

I'd say YA and in that genre, definitely fantasy and Paranormal.

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chelleyreads said...

romance and YA... i can't pick between the two!

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Zombie Girrrl said...

Oh goodness, how to choose... I want to say paranormal or urban fantasy, but, frankly, it's all the same to me, you know? It's like, they were all so original in the beginning, but now it's like rereading the same book with different character names. So I think my favorite YA genre* is dystopian thriller. Prime examples: The Hunger Games and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Those books were fantastic and original and thrilling and amazingly written.
Whew, 'what's your favorite...' questions are LOADED! Cool contest!
zombiegirrrl21 at aol
*You remember when the word "genre" first came into vogue? I think it was the first or second season of American Idol and one the judges just ran it into the ground! XD

Jasindo said...

Wow! Thanks for having this giveaway!

I like pretty much any genre, but I tend to fall into two categories: the paranormal/science fiction/mystery/mythical creatures type (but I don't really like vampires for some reason) and any type of romance. If it all meshes together, all the better! =)

Cara said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

My favorite genre would have to be...urban fantasy/dystopian/anything paranormal. Lol, I can't choose!

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CrystalGB said...

My favorite genre is paranormal romance.

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kimscarecrow said...

My favorite genre would probably be high fantasy. It can either be adult or YA, but I love being taken to a new world and exploring new places.

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Julie V. said...
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Julie V. said...

spelling error on prior post....duh......

Any YA book that I can share with my kids!!!!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I totally <3 YA lit. I love all sub-genres in YA. Love it all!
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Infertility Goddess said...

paranormal /urban fantasy type. My faves: mercy thompson and vampire academy.

*Holly* said...

My favorite genre is dystopian. More specifically: The Giver, The Hunger Games, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, etc. Thank you for the giveaway!
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Okapi said...

My favorite genre is either steampunk or dystopian. They're both very imaginative and creative!
Thanks so much!
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lanakapana010 said...

Hmm there are too many writing styles to pick from. Probably YA, nothing specific really. Science fiction, distopian, historical fiction, some fantasy. A big salad bowl of things. whay?

Rica Eat World said...

Thanks so much! I love YA dystopian fiction, paranormals, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy. It's hard to choose!

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Patsy said...

My normal favorite genre is paranormal and mystery, but I just read a YA and I really enjoyed it.
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Amy said...

I enjoy many different genres but my favorite, generally, is literary fiction.

This is a wonderful and very generous giveaway! Thank you!

~ Amy
Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Rae (In The Forest) said...

My favorite genre would probably have to be urban fantasy or YA.

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Bianca said...

Contemporary YA is my favorite!

Bianca
infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

cynthial11 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite genre is YA, mainly paranormal but I'll read chick lit too.

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Lexie said...

My favorite genre is YA with a splice of paranormal/fantasy thrown in :) I read a lot more of genres, but really I'm not so great at those other ones.

Lexie
Lexie.Cenni@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I love YA! <3 Thanks so much for hosting! :D
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Alyce said...

Choosing one genre is so difficult! I like so many different kinds, but lately I've been reading a lot of nonfiction, so I'll go with that (although I love YA, Dystopian and sci-fi). :)
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robynl said...

wow what a collection; my fav genre is contemporary romance.

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dor said...

I love so much. YA is one. I also love paranoramal stuff. I am also finding that I like Hoistorical Romance. I love reading anything.

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Dahlia said...

Gosh, favorite genre. I read so many, it's hard to choose! But since I must choose one, I will go with one that interests me, but I haven't gotten a chance to read many books from: steampunk. I fell in love with the idea before I read anything in that genre, and since reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, I've been craving more. It's exceedingly fascinating. :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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latishajean said...

I love YA Fantasy/Paranormal romance one of my favorites is Vampire Academy By Richelle Mead I loved Spirit Bound. Thank you so much for this giveaway!
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Melanie L said...

I love reading all different types of books, but I'd say literary fiction or historical fiction is my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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hense1kk said...

Hi there! This is an amazing contest and thanks so much for having it! I love ALL genres. But I guess I would say Urban Fantasy is my fave? lol if it is a book i will read it ahah

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Karen said...

I love YA speculative fiction the most, but I have a tough time choosing just one!

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Misty said...

Hmm, difficult one. I love retold fairy tales and dystopias (kind of polar opposites, yeah?)
Misty
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angie said...

I love all different genres, but my favorites would be either suspense/thriller or ya. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Candace said...

I think Urban fantasy is my favorite genre, but it depends on the day!
Thanks for the contest!
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Justine said...

Ooh, this sounds sooo fun!! :D My favourite genre would have to be YA. It's so thrilling, I enjoy it! :)

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Angel said...

My favorite genre flips between YA and UF, of course the combination of the two is great, but sometimes I just need a good adult UF!
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Samantha LeAnne said...

My favorite is YA, especially paranormal and dystopian. Love it!

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Missie said...

Favorite... like pick just one? Gah! Gotta go with PNR even though I love so many!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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The Unread Reader

Cass said...

My favorite genre...I'll have to go with realistic teen YA fiction. Not by choice, just, I tend to read books that are like that.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Missy said...

I absolutely adore YA, especially paranormal. Thank you for the contest!

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Wow! Great contest. My favorite writing genre is historical fiction.

I like your blog. I like readers who also write...like me! I'm working on a novel and just started a writing blog--in addition to my book blog--for writing updates and (hopefully) to light a fire under my behind! Anyway, I'm now following.

Thanks again for the contest!

Kemendraugh said...

My favourite genre changes all the time! But right now? It's satirical fantasy. LOVE it!

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Erika Lynn said...

great giveaway, i definitely love YA but especially mysteries

Meeroar said...

Fabulosity! My winning luck is going to start right now ;) My favorite genre is fantasy, you know, the kind of Golden Compass, Pretties kind of thing. Although the books are much better than ANY movie :P

Megan said...

My fav genre is realistic YA. Thanks for contest

Megan B.
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Shannon L. said...

One of my favorite genres to read is historical fiction. As far as writing goes, I tend to get inspiration to write paranormal thrillers the most but I am happy to write in whatever genre my Muse demands of me at the time :)

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

allisonrocks said...

I love young adult books, historical fiction, and realistic fiction (all for teens).
Allison T.
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Phanem123 said...

I love scary, and fantasy YA books.
Thanks,
Mena
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librarypat said...

I've been looking at THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX. It sounds interesting.
My favorite genre would be historical fiction - romance, suspense, mystery. I like historical non-fiction too.

Signed up as a Follower.

Hope your impartial 4 year old has fun.
Thanks for participating and have a great weekend.

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Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. Although I read a lot of different genres, I probably read more contemporary romance than anything else.

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Aik said...

I love YA!

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linaramz said...

My fav genre is anything paranormal.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Wow. My favorite genre is YA paranormal. Definitely. Thanks for the contest! Awesome prizes.

Martina

Vicki said...

My fav genre is thriller/suspense

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Bonnie Jacobs said...

Genre: YA fiction
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a flight of minds said...

Our favourite genre would be YA. If we wanted to get more specific, probably fantasy, contemporary, and dystopian.

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Sarah said...

I really enjoy YA historical fiction and fantasy.

Thanks for the giveaway! :D
Sarah L
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Carina said...

My favourite genre is definitely contemporary/realistic fiction. :-)

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Riv Re said...

My favorite genre to read and write is YA Fantasy, definitely. If I had to read and write only one genre for the rest of my life, it would be this one.
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Katie said...

I like TA Fantasy right now.

Thanks!
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KIKA said...

LOL thank you for the chance to win! Favorite genre? Has to be YA literature, but I have no qualms curling up with a good mystery :D

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Elise said...

I live dystopian YA and paranormal YA. And historical fiction. Thanks.
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Dawn Simon said...

Ee-gads! I missed! Congrats to the lucky person who gets selected, though!

I hope you had an awesome weekend, Stasia! :) Great contest!