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Buy A Book, Save The World contest!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This week's contest is totally gacked from Megan Crane's awesome one:



I think Megan herself says it best: "So many fantastic books out there, and I want to read them all. I am a book addict. And I think we should all celebrate that, and this industry, the best way we can: by buying more books. So I'm running this contest. (Other bloggers, feel free to do the same!)

Here are the rules:

Tell me what young adult novel you want me to buy you - and *why.* It has to be available new in print at Amazon.com, and it has to be under $20. You must be in the United States so I can use Amazon Prime free shipping.

Remember, be sure and tell me *why* you want the book!

I'll take comments through this Friday, November 21st, and then four winners will be picked--and get the book they want!

24 Comments:

OpenID alatarielsunrise said...

I would like to read John Green's Paper Towns. There is a long list of reasons why I would like to read this book, so I'll try to be brief.

1) John Green inspires me. He's perfectly okay with being himself, and it shows in his writing. In his other two novels the characters are witty and memorable. They teach important life lessons about finding yourself and keeping yourself.

2) I learn from what I read, and I become a better writer by spending as much time as I can reading from the best.

3) I want to support writers so bad! I know it's not easy being a writer, and that most writers aren't able to be writers full time. That's why I buy books for people as presents. I want them to be able to read, and I want to be able to support the wonderful creative minds behind the novels.

4) I'm a die-hard Nerdfighter! John and his brother Hank have made being Nerdy something to be proud of and I'm excited to be a part of that. If anyone hasn't heard about Nerdfighters, you should visit www.brotherhood2.com or John's website/blog www.sparksflyup.com

READING IS AMAZING!!!

-Dawn
thepearldove@yahoo.com

November 18, 2008 12:40 PM  
Blogger GirlwiththeBraids said...

I want to read If You're Reading This, It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch. It is a kid's book, but I can't help but enjoy this series.

I read and reviewed the first book in one day because I couldn't put it down! I NEED to know what happens next to the characters. Did they accept the invitation? Is the doctor still alive? I need to know these details!

The second book just came out in September and I was psyched 'cause I totally wanted to read it! Unfortunely, I am broke at the moment, so I will have to wait for now.

I really want to be a writer and Mr. Bosch's (pen name) writing struck me. It was unique and he has his own taste.

...and that's why I want to read the book.

-Adayla
(aka GirlwiththeBraids)

November 18, 2008 3:35 PM  
Blogger Carol(ina) said...

I would like to read Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty.
I've heard that the Jessica Darling books are one of the best series out there and I really want to read them. The book sounds interesting and I've heard that Megan is an awesome author. I hope I win! :)

P.S. If I win, then your be helping the publishing industry. :D

November 18, 2008 3:51 PM  
Blogger Girl with the Curls said...

I would love to read your most recent novel Living Dead Girl. I have many reasons for choosing your novel. Your most recent novel's subject matter is extremely unique in the sense that many other authors have trouble writing about that topic; however, you were able to go there. In my English class, every four weeks everyone reads a book and then presents it to the class. I think that by presenting your book, I would persuade other class members to go and also read the book. Either way, my classmates would be able to learn something from your novel from my presentation. Additionally your writing style is terrific. I just recommended some of your previous books to my friends, and they all loved them. With the way you write and describe things, your always making your reader think which makes your novels that much more interesting. Your books allow a possible escape for your readers which is the best gift any author can give.

November 18, 2008 4:13 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I really want to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!

Everyone who read it and has been raving on and on about. I've been told that it's a new and fresh concept that grips the reader into the story. Everything is believable which is amazing since it's set in the future, and sometimes that doesn't usually work out in novels.

My friend told me that EW gave it a B+ which happens to be very good and it was recommended by Stephenie Meyer =)

Plus it the summary reminds me of Battle Royale (which I enjoyed a lot) but I've read that it's so much different and hopefully so much better.

November 18, 2008 4:21 PM  
Blogger Rylie said...

I would love to have The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle. I've enjoyed other books by the author, and the premise for this one seems like a great start to an interesting YA fantasy series (plus, it has a gorgeous cover).

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

November 18, 2008 4:33 PM  
Blogger Khyrinthia said...

I really want this book called BLOOM. It's the only book of the author's I haven't read, and I loved her other books- especially LIVING DEAD GIRL. Also, I've heard it's just as amazing as the author's other books, so if it's that good, I must have it.

November 18, 2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger bamabelle said...

I would love to win LIVING DEAD GIRL by, well, you. I have all your other books, but have been unable to find LIVING DEAD GIRL at the bookstores here. I know that it is a much darker story than you normally write, but one that needs to be told. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks so much for the awesome contest!

zarache AT aol DOT com

November 18, 2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger bamabelle said...

I just realized the rules said under $10 and LIVING DEAD GIRL is more than that, so please dismiss my previous entry. I'll just order LIVING DEAD GIRL from Amazon, which I had planned on doing anyway. Please enter me for BREATHE MY NAME by R.A. Nelson instead. It looks like another dark, but poignant and gripping story. Thanks for the contest, Elizabeth!

zarache AT aol DOT com

November 18, 2008 10:30 PM  
Blogger bamabelle said...

Okay, I officially need new contacts! So sorry about that. It said under $20, not 10. Still, please just use my second entry. I'm going to go ahead and order LIVING DEAD GIRL from Amazon tonight to help save the world and all. :)

November 18, 2008 10:38 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I've been really wanting to read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. First, because it is a NBA finalist, and second, because I hear it is quite the feminist text. Since I am an English grad student with a concentration in gender and literature, I think this book is perfect for me!

(kate.wardwell (at) umit.maine.edu)

November 19, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger The Book Muncher said...

i really want to read The Specialists: Down to the Wire. why? I read and loved the first one, and I can't wait to continue the series. Besides, I am a sucker for spy girl books, and this series, I hear, is one of the best :D

November 19, 2008 7:19 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, fun fun! I'd want The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer.

I think it sounds amazing. I love books that deal with strong, often disturbing topics. It's hard to read sometimes and very sad, but I enjoy realistic novels. It's life and I don't want a fairy tale all the time.

I must say, I really love this books' cover as well!

Awesome contest. thanks,
lauren

lauren51990 at aol dot com

November 19, 2008 7:44 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

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November 19, 2008 9:08 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

A book that I want to read is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The plot sounds interesting because the main character receives cassette tapes tape from his dead classmate Hannah. The tapes tell about her story and what part they had in her life story. This book is about how we treat people and how it affects us and them.

It also sounds like it will affect you in one way. This seems like the one book to read this year. Also, the cover set the automatic want for me. A girl sitting on a swing while looking into the distance tells me that the book looks dark and is going to be an awesome read.

lalivex@hotmail.com

November 19, 2008 9:12 PM  
OpenID moviesrock10 said...

Well....the book I really want is "Something, Maybe" but I think I'll have to wait for that one! :(

Hmm....I would love to read "I Know It's Over" by C. K. Kelly Martin

I have read several books about teen pregnancy but I really want to read this one.

Teen pregnancy hits close to home.

My sister was 15 when she first got pregnant. And I have a cousin who has gotten someone pregnant.

These events have caused a lot of tension, tears, and sadness. But, my family and I survived it.

Ever since those things happened I have always been interested about books with teen pregnancies. I would be so happy to buy it myself, but sadly my B&N doesn't have it in stock.

-Brittney Tabel
perfectbbb@sbcglobal.net

November 19, 2008 9:29 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

My answer is Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. She's one of my favorite authors, and I really love her books.

November 19, 2008 11:35 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

I would love read your first novel "Bloom". I am an avid reader and can't get enough of books. I find solace in the books I read.

My goal is to read all your books and that one I havn't been able to get my hands on yet. =0)

November 20, 2008 4:39 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

Oops, I didn't add my email addy: poeticxheart@gmail.com.
=0)

November 20, 2008 4:40 PM  
Blogger Robby said...

i would love LoVe LOVE a copy of Bloom, by you.
the reason why would be because eventually, i want to read all of your books, and this is one of the ones i don't have.
another reason is because i already feel like i can relate.
there was a period where i had all these friends, all these girls coming after me, my parents overflowing me with love, and i was just completely suffocated.
i told everyone, politely, to just back off a little.
i want to know how she tells people it's too much.

by the way, the cover for love you hate you miss you is brilliant.

-robby
runforamsterdam.livejournal.com
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

November 20, 2008 8:50 PM  
Blogger Harry Potter said...

Hi, Elizabeth! I'd like to read LOCK AND KEY by Sarah Dessen because:

1. It seems like a really interesting book! The author, Sarah Dessen, is an absolutely brilliant writer, and I have read every single one of her books except for this one, and have enjoyed them all!

2. All of them have been among some of the best teen romance books that I have read (and I've read A LOT). She's good at coming up with stories that may seem cheesy on the cover, but really, they state things that tons of teenagers should know about, and how powerful love can truly be.

3. I love reading. Ever since I starting reading Harry Potter, reading was really my favorite thing to do. Not a lot of my friends like to read, but it doesn't really bother me because that's their problem that they are missing out on one of the best things in life. I'm always looking for a new book to read, and even when I don't have a new book, you can always see me with a book. (BTW, for everyone reading this: read the Harry Potter series(JK Rowling) and the Twilight saga(Stephenie Meyer) OR DIE. No, just joking, but seriously, they are really amazing books. If you know anyone who doesn't like reading, recommend these two book series to them and they'll most likely enjoy it, even if they're young or old, a fantasy/fiction fan or not. The only way you'll find out is if they REALLY READ THE BOOKS. Oh, and also: if they really like reading to begin with, and are of the female gender, maybe you'd like to recommend the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray to the them! And for both boys and girls, The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare)

4. The only reason I have not bought the book is because, I think that hard cover books are way too expensive for how long the book(s) actually is(are). Even if the book is the best book in the world- $!3 dollars for one book?! Yeah, it may be thick, but $13 dollars! I could almost buy 2 books in paperback with that. I'm not trying to be cheap or anything, but really? With the economy being in the shape it is now? I really don't want to spend that much on a book. Yeah, you might that I should go to the library, but I like to own most of my books. Going to the library makes me feel a) as if I'm cheating the author, b) like I'm using a contaminated book(in some cases), and c) you can never have too many books. Books are like my comfort zone. They let me stay in one place, when they're really taking me everywhere!

I hope that this has convinced you that I really want this book (I've been rereading Harry Potter and Twilight for too long in one period of time, as much as I love them). =]]]

I <3 books! The are my life!

xoxo,

Harry Potter

November 20, 2008 10:55 PM  
Blogger Lane said...

I would love to read the book Smart Boys and Fast Girls by Stephie Davis.
I have always wanted to read this book, but I could never find it in the bookstore. It sounds funny because the main character is using her tutor so she can get the guy she likes to get jealous. Later, she starts liking her tutor.

I love romantic and funny books. They're the best to read. This one sounds like a really good read.

November 21, 2008 12:31 AM  
Blogger Paradox said...

I don't know if it would count, because it's usually categorized as a middle grade novel, but you have no idea what it would mean to me if I could get The Emerald Tablet by P. J. Hoover.

I have a list of over 200 books I want to read/own that is constantly updated, but The Emerald Tablet is tied for number 1 with Gone by Michael Grant (which I have managed to find as a library copy and read, but still want my own, just not as my first choice).

But there is also a personal reason for my want of this book. It's been haunting me since I first heard of it months ago. I was sort of in shock, because the story is exactly the sort of thing I write, which is pretty rare for me to find anywhere. It involves Atlantis, supernatural powers, and a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, some sort of quest to save the world. I LOVE to read about this sort of stuff more than anything else, even though it might sound a bit cheesy.

And there's more to it than that. I found out from an interview with her on a blog that her inspirations for her writing are similar too. She drew inspiration from an old 80s tv show about a boy with telekinetic powers. I am inspired somewhat by a 90s tv show about a girl with telekinetic powers. It's the reason why a lot of my characters are telekinetic.

I want to find out if someone has finally written the type of story I'm always searching for. The Emerald Tablet seems to one of the closest things I've ever found to that ideal. So please consider choosing me to win a book.

If you can't choose a middle grade book, then I would change my pick to Gone by Michael Grant, because it is one of my favorite books, and I love that it has science fiction, fantasy, supernatural powers, many mysteries to unravel, even a touch of the metaphysical. I've been trying to win both of these books in other contests, but have had no sucess.

November 21, 2008 7:53 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Magoo said...

I would like to read Living Dead Girl!!!! First of all, it would be awesome to have the author send her book to me. Also, I loved Stealing Heaven and I heard great things about Living Dead Girl, which, much to my disappointment, they don't have at the library. Plus, I just watched the movie "The Secret Life of Bees", so I guess I'm kind of ready to read a child abuse book. (Did that sound as weird to you as it does to me?)

Thanks!!
mrsmagooreads@gmail.com

November 23, 2008 11:16 PM  

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