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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Earlier in the month, Bookshelves of Doom had a post about a novel, Dooley Takes the Fall. I read the post, thought the book sounded interesting, and then got to mention of the movie Brick. Which I love.

After that, I *had* to get the book, and guess what? I loved it too. It's one of the best books I've read in 2008.

In fact, I loved it so much that I want to spread the love--so I'm giving away a copy of the book *plus* a copy of the movie.

For your chance to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite books of 2008 by midnight this Wednesday, December 31st. I'll pick one person at random and that person will get a copy of Dooley Takes The Fall and Brick.

Two things: Because Brick is rated R and will only play in region 1 DVD players, this contest is only open to people 17 or older who live in the US. (Don't worry, you know the next contest will be open to everyone!)


OpenID trudeau1031 said...

excluding any of your books, my favorite book this year was probably The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart or Suite Scarlett By Maureen Johnson!


December 28, 2008 11:54 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I have been thinking really hard about my best book of the year and I decided to go with sentimentality and go with Wake for my best book of 2008. (Runners up are The Handmaid's Tale and The Sixteen Pleasures.) I can't wait for Fade.


December 28, 2008 12:17 PM  
Blogger wisteria said...

My favorite books of 2008 is Shades of Gray by Jessica James. I loved it so much I started my blog and interest in reviewing books because of this book. Andrea and Colonel Hunter are as memorable as Rhett and Scarlett but fight with honor on opposing sides. Their dialogue is peppered with a blend of witticism, humor, grace and obdurate opinions that will keep you wanting this book to never end.
Loved it!!!!!


December 28, 2008 12:35 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I absolutely loved Paper Towns by John Green.

December 28, 2008 12:42 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh, and email- kate.wardwell at umit.maine.edu

December 28, 2008 12:42 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

My favorite book of the year was definitely the final book of the Twilight series. I read them all this year and it sparked my interest in reading again. :)


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December 28, 2008 1:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I've been itching to read Dooley Takes a Fall - so many enticing reviews! My favorite this year was probably Kristin Cashore's Graceling. It's a tough choice - so many great books this year.

December 28, 2008 4:28 PM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

I have such trouble picking favorites! But one I really loved was The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith. It was fantastic!

December 28, 2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger Ana said...

My favorites this year were Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and Graceling by Kristin Cashore.


December 28, 2008 9:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

There have been so many good books, but I would have to say Stephenie Meyer's The Host has been my most favorite!


December 28, 2008 9:41 PM  
Blogger danielledvj said...

My favorite new book of 2008 that I read was A Rather Curious Engagement by C.A. Belmond. It's a novel that continues the story created in Belmond's first novel A Rather Lovely Inheritance.

I enjoyed it immensely because it was exciting and well written, as well as romantic without being trite and trashy. I read a couple brand new books by authors that I've enjoyed in the past like Sarah Dessen and Stephenie Meyer, but Belmond's captured and kept my interest and respect the most. This was surprising of course because I usually love Dessen's work, and really, who wasn't eagerly anticipating Breaking Dawn (though I admittedly loved reading it, Meyer's writing still irks me sometimes...)?

I look forward to reading your new novels! Happy New Year!


December 29, 2008 12:21 AM  
Blogger DarlingDiva said...

Besides your books that I enjoy very much. I must say that my favorite reads were THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart. Both stayed with me long after the pages were read.

Thank you,

December 29, 2008 4:06 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

My favorite book from 2008 was Airhead by Meg Cabot.


December 29, 2008 7:36 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

This book didn't come out this year but my favorite book that I have read this year has to be Rebel Angels by Libba Bray. I literally could NOT set it down.


December 29, 2008 8:01 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, I just never know! I guess one would be I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert. Amazing debut. :)


December 29, 2008 8:13 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I really, really, really want to read Dooley after hearing Leila go on about this one. As to having a favorite in 2008, I have so many--it would probably be Jellicoe Road or Ten Cents A Dance.

December 29, 2008 11:15 PM  
Blogger Brittani said...

My favorite book of 2008 would have to be "Breaking Dawn". I absolutely loved the Twilight series and I felt it was a rather fitting conclusion to the saga.

- Brittani

December 29, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

That's a tough question. I read many amazing book in '08, but one of my favorite books was Paper Towns by John Green. It was hilarious and thought-provoking. I've always loved his novels and PT lives up to its predecessors.

I LOVED Stealing Heaven. I gave it to one of my friends who has never liked to read recreationally before and she loved it. It's a really down-to-earth novel. I enjoy reading books that don't have the stereo-typical fairy-tale ending. She hasn't stopped reading since.

And, the best old-release I read this year was David Lubar's Sleeping Freshman Never Lie. I literally read it in one sitting. I was getting some odd looks - you know, laughing hysterically for four hours. His writing is really clean and is genuinely funny. I catch myself trying to use 'Tom Swifties' as much as possible.


December 30, 2008 12:23 AM  
Blogger val said...

My favorite book this year would have to be Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen.


December 30, 2008 1:15 AM  
OpenID bookmoochgirl said...

There are several books that I absolutely loved reading this year (one of which was Perfect You), but one book does stand out only because it was a book I never planned on reading in the first place. It's Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I'm not that huge a fan of Chick Lit, but I do like it. I was definitely surprised by Emily Giffin. Something Borrowed is intelligent and witty. I love how she took a cliched storyline and turned it into something to think about. (I loved her follow-up, Something Blue, as well.) My best read of the year.

Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

Patti in Chicago

December 30, 2008 2:36 AM  
Blogger Brianna said...

Living Dead Girl was definitely the best book I've read this year. But a close second is Paper Towns by John Green and following that is Breaking Dawn.
All amazing books by wonderful authors.

December 30, 2008 3:36 AM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

my favorite book of the year (and ever!) is Twilight! It's the book were my love for reading started.

December 30, 2008 4:15 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Either Paper Towns by John Green or The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. It's really quite impossible to choose between the two.

December 30, 2008 1:43 PM  
Blogger E. M. Reads said...

There were so many great books in 2008 it's hard to pick. But I have to choose... errr... ok... Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

Thanks for the contest Elizabeth. Have a Happy New Year!


December 30, 2008 1:48 PM  
Blogger Angiegirl said...

So hard to pick but a couple of my very favorites were Lament by Maggie Stiefvater and Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier.

December 30, 2008 3:07 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's a wonderful tribute to the power of reading and writing.

December 30, 2008 4:25 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I read so many great ones this year but probably the one that grabbed me the most was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!

December 30, 2008 5:05 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

so many of my favorites have already been mentioned! hunger games, disreputable history, jellicoe road, guernsey ...

December 30, 2008 6:16 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

My favorites of the year were Paper Towns by John Green, Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, and Netherland by Joseph O'Neil. And probably two or three more that I'm forgetting.

December 30, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Shalonda said...

I am going to go with Paper Towns!shalondasblog@hotmail.com

December 30, 2008 7:15 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

My favorite was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. What a great giveaway!!

amjohnson at gmail.com

December 30, 2008 7:27 PM  
Blogger wonderlandchick said...

Debbie Harry Sings in French was such a great story. The family dynamic plus the gender identity issues made for a good book.

December 30, 2008 7:54 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

My favorite of the year is Cory Doctorow's Little Brother. Justine Larbalestier's How To Ditch Your Fairy is in second place, along with Graceling, which I'm sure I'm not the only person to discover because of Leila's enthusiastic review.

December 30, 2008 8:34 PM  
Blogger naginata said...

What fun! I think one of my favorites this year was Trenton Lee Stewart's "The Mysterious Benedict Society". I have recommended it to everyone and it has stuck with me for the whole year!

December 30, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I've really enjoyed Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers!

December 30, 2008 8:58 PM  
Blogger SunShine said...

Hard choice, but I'd have to go with The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling. I love all her books, but that one got me started.

December 30, 2008 9:53 PM  
Blogger tablefor4 said...

My favorite book this year would have to be Twilight.

December 31, 2008 12:12 AM  
Blogger Knave said...

Hmm, I rather enjoyed "The Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt. "Paper Towns" was awfully good too.

al.knave @ gmail.com (without the spaces)

December 31, 2008 12:27 AM  
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December 31, 2008 2:31 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

I very much enjoyed Half a Crown, by Jo Walton. It got to the point where I wanted the characters to be all right so badly that I didn't care that the ending was a bit of a deus ex machina.


December 31, 2008 2:33 AM  
Blogger krcardell said...

My favorite book of 2008 has to be The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I've read a lot of books in 08, and none of them held my attention quite like this one did. It was intense and addicting and grueling all at the same time. I absolutely loved it.

December 31, 2008 11:01 AM  
OpenID bri-anna-banana said...

The Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac was such a good book.

December 31, 2008 11:11 AM  
OpenID bri-anna-banana said...

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac was such a good book.


December 31, 2008 11:12 AM  
Blogger OKP said...

Little Brother by Cory Doctrow

December 31, 2008 12:09 PM  
Blogger A Paperback Writer said...

Does it count if it was published in 2008 in the UK?
My very most favorite book released in 2008 was the third and final volume in the Icemark series, The Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart HIll.
It was a fabulous book, as was the whole series.

December 31, 2008 6:12 PM  
Blogger awesmom said...

At first I was wondering if I had even read any 2008 books. I don't read a lot of brand new fiction. One of my very favorite books that I read this year was The Goddess of Yesterday, but it's from 2003. Then I remembered Lavinia, by Ursula K. LeGuin. It's about the wife of Aeneas, the Trojan hero. There's a theme that both of these books are about events surrounding the Trojan war. They both also made the characters and timelines vivid, so that I was able to read the Aeneid afterward.

January 01, 2009 1:42 AM  
Blogger awesmom said...

Wait, not fair! It's only 10:44 here on the west coast!

January 01, 2009 1:43 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

My favorite book this year was actually the last one I read "Let it Snow." I loved how the stories intermingled and the strong characters.

January 04, 2009 10:28 AM  

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