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Monday, August 10, 2009

I think it's time for another contest (what? I can't help it--I love them!) and so this week I'm giving away a box full of hardcovers, paperbacks, and ARCs to one lucky winner--and I bet from the book on the top of the box, you might have an idea of what the contest is...**

That's right! I want thirteen reasons why you'd like to have these books. I'll be extra impressed if you can start each of the thirteen reasons with a different letter of the alphabet (either A-M or Z-N, if you want to be really daring!)

Leave your thirteen reasons by midnight EST this Thursday, August 13th (you know I had to pick that date!!) and then I'll pick my favorite list of reasons and that person will get all the books! And because there are so many books, this contest is only open to people who have a US mailing addy.

Can't wait to read your thirteen reasons!!!

**for feeds that strip pictures out, you can see the picture here: http://elizabethwrites.com/blog/uploaded_images/boxobooks-791603.jpg


Blogger runningforfiction said...

i've wanted to read Thirteen Reasons Why for so long.
let's see...
Thirteen Reasons Why I Need These Books

1. Reading makes me happy.
2. I like being happy.
3. Getting books without having to buy them makes me happy.
4. Books in general make me happy.
5. You and your books make me happy, and the fact that you're throwing a contest makes me happy.
6. The sixth reason why i need these books is because my mom is clipping her toenails in her bedroom and if i had these books, i'd be reading in my room instead of listening to her clip her toenails.
7. Another distraction from my hectic life.
8. School is coming, i need more books to escape into.
9. If I win these books, i won't have to buy any more books for quite a while and i can instead buy STARBUCKS!
10. I like Starbucks.
11. Even if I can't entirely see what all those books are, I'm sure they're all amazing.
12. Amazing books are amazing.
13. You're amazing.

whoa. that was much harder than i thought it would be.

runningforamsterdam @ hotmail . com

August 10, 2009 11:13 AM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

Oohh Fun! Ok..the reasons why:

1-A--always need more books to read!
2--B--Books make me happy!
3--C--Contests for books are always exciting to enter
4--D-- Days of mine are filled with reading..so I would like more books to read!
5--E-- Every book in the box needs a new home--my house!
6--F-- Free books are fun!
7--G-- Giveaways for books are the kind that I like to enter
8--H-- Having a book addiction is helping the post offices stay open! Send books my way!
9--I-- I love to read!
10--J--Just because I always need more books!
11--K-- Keeping me happy is all about getting new books!
12--L-- Lucky is what I hope I am!
13--M-- Many thanks for holding this contest!

Haha..that was fun and silly!

August 10, 2009 11:38 AM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

The Th1rteen R3asons why I want free books?

1. I have finished my summer reading books for school and want something fun to read before school gets back in. Don’t I deserve something fun to read after reading IN COLD BLOOD and THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN?
2. Winning free books rather than paying for them means I don’t have to ask my parents for more money. And who wants to make their parents mad by asking for money?
3. And by not asking them for money, I don’t have to do extra chores and therefore have more time to read. Isn’t it wonderful, for me, a teenager, to spend my time reading rather than what other teenagers do?
4. Now that I am buying a new bookcase, I will have room for more books that needs to be filled. Shouldn’t all bookshelves be filled completely?
5. The space can easily be filled by winning these books and I won’t have to buy them (see reasons 2 and 3). Don’t I deserve to win some free books when I don’t have any more money to buy books?
6. The bookshelf will be lonely without these books. You don’t want it to be lonely, do you?
7. Here and now, I’m spending my time to make these thirteen reasons. That’s a pretty good reason, isn’t it?
8. Even if I don’t enjoy all the books in the box, I will donate them to my school’s library or to the other people in our reading group (I do this regularly throughout the year as well). I’m sharing the wealth, isn’t that something to smile about?
9. Books are something that make a strong impact in my life, as I plan to be an author myself someday. Shouldn’t I get these books, as research for my future goal?
10. Only an author as wonderful as yourself (I own almost all your books!) is kind enough to give this chance for so many books. Come on, doesn’t flattery work in today’s day and age?
11. Oh em gee! I’m willing to sound like a cheerleader because I’m super excited about this contest. Seriously, doesn’t a girl who is willing to publicly (on the internet) say (write) OMG and spell it out deserve to win something?
12. K is a very hard letter to think of a reason, so I’m pretending it’s a C. Contests are so much fun and I will make a video of myself receiving/opening this box of books if I win and post it on youtube. Come on, don’t you want to see me jumping up and down and running out to get the package and then fighting with that packing tape in order to get it open? You know you do, you know you do.
13. So now, I’ve reached the end of my th1rteen r3asons and want you to notice that I took the time to spell out a special something with the first letters of each of my reasons. Creativity should get something, shouldn’t it?

There it is, spelled out plain and simple if you read it down. I WANT THE BOOKS. Thank you so much for this fun contest, though it was kind of hard to think of the reasons.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

August 10, 2009 11:58 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

1. Zip Code - Mine is in the US!
2. You wouldn't believe how happy it would make me to win these books.
3. Xerox - I promise not to xerox the books.
4. Winning things - I love it.
5. Viscount - I am not one and therefore it is rare that I can afford to purchase so many books.
6. Unreasonable amounts of joy I experience due to getting mail.
7. Teens - I will give the books to them at my work (library). (After I read them.)
8. Share - As previously mentioned, I plan to share my winnings.
9. Reading is one of my favorite activities.
10. Quizzical - How my husband might appear if a large box of books were to appear on our doorstep.
11. Pleased - How I would feel to receive, read, and re-gift the books to others.
12. Once in awhile, I like to be surprised with something unexpected and new on my reading list.
13. Never would I forget that time that I won 13 books from Elizabeth Scott.

I have already read 13 Reasons Why (loved it and recommend it all the time!), but I wish I knew what the others were! Ah, surprises.

neohippy at hotmail dot com

August 10, 2009 12:04 PM  
Blogger WhatBriReads said...

Oh this'll be interesting. Haha. :) I'll try A-M.

1. All of these books are amazing, I'm sure.
2. Boxes of books make me happy.
3. Contests are so much fun!
4. During boring moments at school, I'll need books to read.
5. Everyone likes winning books!
6. Friends of mine will be excited to have new books to borrow.
7. Getting new books makes me very happy.
8. Having books to read keeps me doing something productive.
9. I love reading.
10. Just because. :P
11. Killing time reading is a great thing.
12. Library will receive any duplicates I already have.
13. Money is tight so winning books is always a great thing!

That was so much fun :D Thanks for such a great contest!


August 10, 2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thanks for such a fun contest!

1.Need to read from the fantastical books I know are inside
2.Once upon a time, there was an amazing author named Elizabeth Scott who decided to give a loverly box o’ books to a girl named Erica….
3.Precious books would be safe at my house
4.Quite certain I’ll enjoy all of them
5.Really begging for them, really – reading = my life
6.Screaming PLEASE at the top of my lungs
7.Totally will think you are the most amazingest person ever
8.Unlike others who are entering, I really need these
9.Vicious – explains me if I don’t win (hehe jk)
10.Without these books, I’ll die tomorrow. From a rare disease that calls for me winning books as a cure
11.Xenopuses will come and attack you if I don't win
12.You unconsciously have already decided I’m the winner
13.Zen – Explains me. Which is why I should get these.

:) Erica

August 10, 2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger fashionable librarian said...

13 Reasons Why I'd Love a Box of Books

A - Afraid to check out anymore library books.

B - Books complete me.

C - Can't afford to buy as many books as I'd like.

D - Didn't get a chance to read Thirteen Reasons Why yet

E - Everyone loves presents

F - Fairly sure I haven't won anything recently.

G - Going insane re-drywalling the ceiling and repainting in the living room and need something to do when I have down time between coats of paint or drywall mud.

H - Haven't bought a book in a few months other than ordering for work.

I - I really want a box of books.

J - Just finished Something, Maybe and hope that will get me suck up points.

K - Knowledge is power

L - Love your blog (more suck up points)

M - My favorite thing to do is read - especially YA books.


August 10, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger Sab H. said...

1. I read because its the safest addiction I know of.
2. I am still trying to graduate from UH, so I don't have a job, therefor money to buy books.
3. I haven't read 13 reasons why so I don't really have a clue on how to make this list.
4. I want the books.
5. I can prove that I can actually win something to all of my family that say I "only waste my time entering contests"
6. So I can let other people read the good books from my local library, even for a little while
7. I wish I had the books
8. I will lend them to my friends and give 'em away on my book blog after I'm done. (It may not be such a good thing, authors need to actually sell books.. anyway *sigh*)
9. My toddler daughter recently destroyed some of the books I own. By 'destroy' I mean she used them to practice her coloring skills.
10. I's sad I still have holes in my bookshelf.
11. I cant think of another reason so I need to read to enhance my thinking.
12. I will recycle the box!
13. Mmm.. All of the above.

That was hard!

August 10, 2009 12:19 PM  
Blogger Sab H. said...

Now that I read the other comments I know I did it wrong... Totally didn't get the letter thing.

August 10, 2009 12:21 PM  
Blogger Sab H. said...

Should I try again or should I stop trying? There's the dilemma.

August 10, 2009 12:22 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

Sab H. You don't have to do a letter thing. She said she would be "extra impressed" if people did the letter thing, but you don't have to. No need to change yours now. :D

August 10, 2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

A- Amazing books are my favorite thing in the world
B- Brilliant is how I would feel with 13 new books
C- Crazy is how it would feel if I won 13 books
D- Delighted is how I feel when I buy a new book
E- Ecstatic is how I feel when I'm given a book for free
F- Free is ONE of the best thing a book can be
G- Glowing is what I would be doing if I won these books
H- Hilarious is what I think Elizabeth Scott is (thought I should give you a compliment)
I- Intelligence is what people gain when they read
J- Jubilant is how I would feel if I won this contest
K- Knowledge is what you gain from reading books (who doesn't need a little more knowledge?)
L- Lethargic is how I'm feeling because I don't have a good book to read right now
M- Marvelous is how it feels when you win something

August 10, 2009 12:52 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Thirteen Reasons Why I should Win This Contest:

1. Reading is one of my favorite joys in life. You wouldn't want to deprive a girl of one of her favorite things, now would you?
2. The economy is horrible, which means that I can't buy books that often...which means that I can't READ that often. This is a problem.
3. My little sister often takes my books and I never see them again, leaving me with, again, nothing to read.
4. Summer reading: the choices that I have to read are very boring...I need literature that is new and exciting! Otherwise, I may not survive.
5. Because of the fact that you are one of my favorite authors, I am confident that the books you are giving away are worthwhile and I would love to see what they all are.
6. Public Libraries in our city are not adequate. People write inside of the books, therefore ruining any chance that I have of reading them all the way through. In order to prevent myself from witnessing this horrible offense, I need to have this wonderful box of thirteen books.
7. Consider the following: no one in our generation (teenagers) really reads anymore. If I had thirteen new books, then I would be able to set an example for my classmates at school.
8. Gas is expensive, and I need to use gas to get to the bookstore. If I win this contest I can use the gas money for something even MORE important...like getting to school on time.
9. You know, I have never actually really won anything. It would be nice to win a big contest like this (if anything, just so I can say HA! to my best friend who always teases me about it)
10. University is expensive. I think it's important for me to go there, don't you? Any money I can save by winning FREE BOOKS! will help me get there sooner!
11. Another reason I should win this contest is because I always enter every contest you throw...it's about time, don't you think?
12. Wouldn't you know...I am an aspiring writer myself, so these books would help me to observe the qualities of other writers' works and use some of their wonderful techniques in my OWN writing. Who knows? Maybe one day, you could be reading one of MY books. wouldn't that be neat?
13. I am an awesome person. Enough said :)

August 10, 2009 12:57 PM  
Blogger Megg said...

1. A lot of reading makes me smiley
2. Books are my choice of entertainment.
3. Can't wait to read 13 Reasons Why!
4. Don't like to buy books at local book store (long story).
5. Enjoys reading at the beach (go all the time :)).
6. Free things are awesome.
7. Going on vaction to Ohio soon...and don't want to bring libary books with me (Last time I did and, urg)
8. Had tv brake the other day (and other tv has only had disney channel and football on the last 2 days. Going. Crazy.)
9. Intersted in learning new things, like you do in every book you read.
10. Job at camp ends in a couple of days, so I need something to do.
11. Keeps reading awesome reviews that make me want to give my own awesome reviews.
12. Latly gave away a lot of books to chairty (I know its for a good cause, but it hurt me to do so)
13. Makes me really, really love you if I win.

And, A-M!

August 10, 2009 1:39 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

1. I'm a high school English teacher trying to fill my classroom library with books my students like to read.

2. I personally LOVE YA lit myself, so I like to read the books I get for them, too.

3. When I read them first, I am able to give them personalized recommendations on things they may like, and this gets them coming back to me and asking for more books.

4. My goal as a teacher is to get my kids excited about reading when they would rather be watching TV or making out with each other behind the gym. It is easier to get them excited about books that are brand new and clean and look nice than it is to get them excited about used books. They just like stuff that looks new and nice.

5. I will get to run around my classroom like a dork, jumping around yelling about the box of books I won, and my students will stare at me like I'm insane, but secretly think it's kinda cool that I get so excited about reading.

6. I bet there is at least one book in there that would capture the attention of one of my reluctant readers and spark an interest in reading.

7. I bet there is at least one book in there that would ignite a growing interest in writing in one of my students and get him/her writing more seriously.

8. I'm trying to read 200 books this year, and having a nice box like that would sure help me get there.

9. I have a book blog (http://www.jessicaisreading.blogspot.com) where I review all the books I read, and I bet there are some in there that I haven't read yet that are just begging to be reviewed.

10. Teachers don't make a lot, and I have to buy the books for my classroom library with my own money. I currently have over 400 books I have bought myself, but it sure would be a nice change to get some freebies, so I could spend my $$ on something else for my classroom.

11. My husband yells at me when I buy new books for my classroom, but he can't say anything if I get them for free, can he?

12. Our school just made all of our class periods 20 minutes longer...just enough to have time to read every single day! I will need lots of books to keep the students reading something they are interested in every day.

13. Giving the books to someone else will benefit ONE lucky person. Giving the books to me will benefit 200 lucky students who get to share my awesome classroom library. :-D

August 10, 2009 1:43 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

1. Z - Zero is not a good number of books!
2. Y - Young adult novels make me happy!
3. X - Xtra love for you if I win the books!
4. W - Will always cherish these novels!
5. V - Volume of pages in my hands gives me great joy!
6. U - Usually never get such a great batch at once!
7. T - Then I shall prance around like a madgirl in glee
8. S - Still trying to think of more reasons
9. R - Really want to see this batch when I go over to Cali at the end of August
10. Q - Queen of books!
11. P - Packages with books inside makes me the happiest!
12. O - Oh how I want to win!
13. N - Never ever will forget you!

Haha, sorry if half of this doesn't make sense. But I do really want to read the books you have there!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

August 10, 2009 3:11 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

13 reasons Why I NEED these books.

1. Nothing in my life makes me happier than getting books to read. (Maybe kitties, but it's close.)

2. On some nights I can't sleep because I have a huge fear my house in going to get broken into, so I read to calm myself down. (It always helps.)

3. People don't seem to like me so I turn to books from comfort, and to give me something to do.

4. Quickly I get bored when I'm alone or there is nothing to do. And not having many friends, I read books to cure my boringness.

5. Recently my aunt got sick and she was my source of book getting, so now I won't be getting books for awhile.

6. "Something, Maybe" is my favorite book. I've read it three times and would love if the amazing author sent me these books.

7. Time is ticking before summer is over (TWO WEEKS) and when I go back to school, I'll need plenty of books since I read more then one book and have no books at home to start of with.

8. Usually my older sister annoys me so much tat I want to rip my frizzy hair out. To refrain, I usually read to calm myself down and stay away from her.

9. Very often, my age, 13, isn't a good age to have an obsession with reading and buying books since I don't have a job.

10. When I ask for books I usually get in trouble because I just got some. (Maybe because I only get a couple and am done within a weeks time.)

11. Xour (the x is silent) library never has any of the books I want so I have to wait for 1 to 2 weeks from the hooligans in my town to bring them back, overdue.

12. You wouldn't believe how much I hate library books. Other people have touched them, and ever since I got meningitis I'm weird about germs.

13. ZZzz...I"m tired from writing all of these, so I love you EliZabeth. You are my hero, and would be even more if you picked me.

omgitsoml14 at aim dot com

August 10, 2009 3:31 PM  
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August 10, 2009 3:31 PM  
Blogger mhm, yup said...

Thirteen Reasons Why I need a box of books...

1. Distractions are awesome.
2. Books take me to a better place.
3.'Cause I just got a new bookcase.
4. Getting books without using money would be fantastic!
5. I enjoy your books so I'm sure we have the same taste in books.
6. Finding out about winning a box of books makes me ecstatic!
7. Always happy to accept more books.
8. Even if I don't need anymore books...I could still use more.
9. Hating reading just doesn't work for me, so loving them is the best way to go.
10. Living in imaginary book worlds' is okay with me.
11. Killing off a book in one sitting is sometimes good. But then sometimes not...
12. Just becasue I've never been lucky enough to win a contest, doesn't mean my book addiction won't pull through for me.
13. Memory's of winning a contest, a BOOK contest no less, would stay in my memories.

Looking back, some of those are just ridiculous. Oh well though! It was fun!



August 10, 2009 4:52 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

0.0 That's a lot of awesome books!

1. A book a day keeps away brain decay.
2. Books are my obsession!!
3. Cover lust!!!
4. Definitely because of the surprise of mystery books!
5. Early access to ARCs = reviews
6. Free books will be shared with friends!
7. Great reads are in that box!
8. Hardcover books are expensive, but I love them!
9. I see a copy of Homefree!!!!!!
10. Just because. Book needs require no explanation.
11. Keeps me from dying of boredom (books.) - Yes, I know this one is pathetic.
12. Look! There's a freaking copy of 13 Reasons Why in that box!
13. My library will be eternally grateful!

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

August 10, 2009 5:44 PM  
OpenID adriennelizbth08 said...

Wow, this is a really great contest. Thanks!

1. Always aiming for an awesome new ARC to acquire.

2. Buying books is brilliant, but a big box of free books is a billion times better!

3. Constantly I crave chances to curl up with a copy from a cool new collection.

4. Daily I dream of delving deep into different, delightful, and daring dramas.

5. Each and every empty expanse in my room is eagerly awaiting extra editions.

6. Frequently I fancy finding free, fascinating fiction!

7. Getting great giveaways gets me giddy and grateful.

8. Having hardcovers here at home helps give me hours of happiness.

9. I’m into interesting books that ignite my imagination.

10. Journeying into a juicy journal makes me jump for joy.

11. Kicking back and reading kindles my knowledge and keeps me content.

12. Literally I live, laugh, love, and READ!

13. Many thanks for the marvelous menagerie of magical manuscripts that may be for me!

By: Adrienne, Julian, and Jen : D

August 10, 2009 6:35 PM  
Blogger Lost in a Book said...

1. Airplane rides are much better with a good book.
2. Books are like comfort food to me (well, I don't eat them...)
3. Can't keep my hands off a good book, and if I won I wouldn't have to go to the book store and spend all my money!
4. Drives are better with a good book.
5. Except when you're driving.
6. Free books are always a good reason to want-free books!
7. Got to have more books to read-I'm running out of them!
8. Happy as a clam I'd be if I won!
9. I love reading more than anything!
10. Jump up in down I would if I got those books! (I sound like Yoda)
11. Keep wishing I had more books to read
12. Love, love, love, love books!
13. More books, the better!

Thanks for the opportunity!

August 10, 2009 6:52 PM  
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August 10, 2009 9:46 PM  
Blogger Flo said...

13 reasons I want a box full of books:

1. All my favorite television shows are still on hiatus for the summer, so I could definitely use some things to read while I await the return of Lost, One Tree, and Gossip Girl.

2. Books offer a great way to escape reality; thirteen books offer an even better escape.

3. Cash is short this summer, so free books are especially welcome.

4. Dani isn't here to steal the books from me, so you know they'd be safe with me.

5. Each time I saw the books I would be reminded of your generosity and it would bring a smile to my face and the world needs more smiles.

6. Flo (that's me!) loves reading!!

7. Glacier caps are reportedly melting, so I will need lots of things to entertain myself with when the sea level rises and I am not longer able to venture out my door (if this does not occur in my lifetime, the books will be of use to my descendants).

8. Having thirteen new books would give me an even better excuse to avoid the 100 degree weather waiting outside.

9. I enjoy winning - I guess it's the competitive nature coming out.

10. Just because I'm 24 years old doesn't mean I do not love young adult books (because I totally do).

11. Krispy Kreme doughnuts and books go together like peaches and cream and it just so happens that I live a block away from Krispy Kreme (cash isn't so low that I cannot afford a hot doughnut now... brb).

12. Lately I have been stuck in a funk during which I read the same books over and over, so winning the box of books would offer me more of a selection when I want to read.

13. My sister absolutely adores you, so it would be awesome if I impressed her by winning this contest!


August 10, 2009 9:49 PM  
Blogger Codie said...

Hi I am Codie Gates. I loved reading the book Thirteen Reasons. And am very ecstatic for this giveaway.

1. Nothing gives me more joy than to finish a book that has touched my soul.

2. Obsessions are a part of everyone, and books happen to be mine.

3. People have forgotten how much reading can be beneficial.

4. Quite often, I am at the library checking out new things to read.

5. Reading is my passion because I am a bibliophile.

6. Several different genres grace my bookshelf, and I would love to add these to it.

7. Thirteen Reasons is one of my favorite books.

8. Usually you can find my with a book.

9. Very rarely do I not finish a book.

10. Wish List- Mine is full of books.

11. [e]Xtraordinary people giveaway books.

12. YA is my favorite genre of literature.

13. Zeal for reading is what I have.

Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

Codie Gates

codiegates [at] bellsouth [dot] net

August 10, 2009 10:39 PM  
Blogger DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

I like the theme 13 let see
1. Schools about to start and I need some book to recommend to my friends.
2. Babysitting doesn’t cover my cost for my book love (thanks Borders for coupons)
3. I love waiting and checking my mailbox.(yes I love getting mail)!!!
4. I just got a new bookshelf and its empty I need book to make company with the once I already own.
5. I don’t want to listen to my grandmas old story of life when their was no internet I would much better enjoy reading a book
6. I seen Thirteen reason on the NY time best sellers list for months and I think its time to read it
7. When ever I read a book that has a very strong story I need to read another book at the same time (I would be able to handle reading 13 reasons with out something else in my lap
8. I listen to Hannah Baker Tape 1 over at YouTube I could get the voice our of my head really..( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ushyNJhnrs&feature=related)
9. I really enjoy contest and this is such a cool contest
10. Maybe this isn’t a reason but my Birthday was one Aug 8 (that not a good reason but am running out of them.
10 . Im sure I would shiver with the excitement of seeing a box of Books
11. I would have something to blog about
12. I need to read new authors

13. Because I don’t have anymore reason I’m a huge Fan

Their are so many good reason in this comment tuff choice Well good luck to everybody who enterd

August 10, 2009 10:46 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

ooohhhh . . . yay!

Z - Zen is necessary in my hectic life . . . I achieve said zen through reading.
Y - You made my very long day totally worth it by making this contest . . . so now I really want to win it.
X - XXXtraordinary . . . that's what Thirteen Reasons Why was. So, I'm assuming that the other 12 books are just as xxxtraordinary. Therefore, I really want to win this contest.
W - Winning free stuff is always amazing!
V - Victory felt from winning a contest that involves creativity always makes one feel better about one's self. Therefore, I could really use a boost . . . like a victory boost!
U - Unstoppable is the best word to describe my devouring of books, so a big ol' box of books would be amazing.
T - Thirteen Reasons Why has inspired some of my own writings. I could always use more inspiration.
S - Super hectic lives need distractions . . . books are distractions for me. Therefore, I would love to get some more distractions.
R - Reading in general is amazing!
Q - Quality books like Thirteen Reasons Why help not only inspire but also get people talking. I love new conversation starts and books to share with friends.
P - Packages make college students happy. A package with 13 books would make this college student very, very happy.
O - Opening the above package and seeing all the amazing books and holding all the amazing books and reading all the amazing books would probably make my semester.
N - Novel-writing (specifically YA lit) is what I want to do with my life. I read to learn. And, you can never learn too much :)

13 Reasons Why . . . I would LOVE to win this contest!!!

August 10, 2009 11:58 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

1. There are some amazing books on the top of the stacks the ones under them can only be great as well.
2. Books are what I use to relax.
3. I love to read.
4. Always looking for new books and authors to read, and there must be some in that box.
5. Without winning it will take at least a year before I can get my hands on all the books in the box to read.
6. I really dont think I can wait a year.
7. There are a couple people I can pass them on to read after I am done.
8. It would be great fun to win a box of surprise books.
9. Its been a pretty boring summer so far, this will liven it up.
10. You want to give away books, I want to recieve books. A perfect match.
11. It will give me something to do besides work.
12. No better way to spend the rest of summer than reading a bunch of great books.
13. Why not? I mean seriously who wouldnt want to win a box of books.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

August 11, 2009 1:05 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Foltz said...

I'm going to spell out "I soo need books" :)

1. I am a teacher and we don't get a budget for classroom libraries.
2. So much of my own money has been spent buying books that it would be nice to get some for free.
3. OH man we have to read?? I hear a lot. Lots of choices in books would help.
4. "Ok will you save that book for me?" The best thing I hear when I share new books.
5. New books in my classroom library gets my students excited.
6. Every kid can be turned into a read with the right material.These will help.
7. Excitement about reading stays high when I keep adding books - help me keep the excitment high!
8. Did you know that reading increases test scores? I need these to help my kids do better in school.
9. Books make me happy - books for my students make me happier.
10. Outstanding books can help me create outstanding students.
11. OMGosh I just love books - isn't that enough?
12. Kids can't always afford to buy books. Putting these in my classroom library might be their only chance at them.
13. September would be better if you gave me these book because I'd have more books to share with my students!


August 11, 2009 8:47 AM  
Blogger Yan said...

Zealously love books

Young adult novels are timeless

Xenophobia is knocking on my door because I'll be sad if I don't win (couldn't think of any X words! So I went the morbid approach lol)

Will send you chocolate should I win

Very much would like to somehow spend the last few days of summer kicking back and enjoying some books!

Unicorns will gallantly float through my dreams should I win because I'll be deliriously happy~

Thirteen reasons is hard to come up with when you can only think of how much you love and darn it why can't I think of any other reasons!?

SOS I need more books because I think I read everything my library has to offer lol

Reading is a drug, one that I'm more than happy to continue taking.

Quickly before I run out of city from this dying heat.

Please please please. Saving money for college sucks since I then have to give up buying books.

Open minded to donating books to hospitals, libraries, and friends after reading

Next, next, next week is when I start school again. Nooooo! Needs to enjoy the last few days sucking up enough YA books to last for the next few months

I suck. lol this was harder than I thought.

August 11, 2009 1:04 PM  
Blogger Kat Werner said...

1. I love to read.
2. Getting mail makes me especially happy.
3. ARCs make me feel like a super cool book nerd!
4. Winning contests makes me feel special.
5. Some of the books will be donated to my library.
6. One can never decide what books to buy (too many choices!!) so winning books gives me a nice selection to read.
7. This contest is making me be create and it's more fun than just the regular put your name in the drawing type contests.
8. New books gives me something new to talk about with my friends and the teens at the library.
9. Library related insanity has been known to be cured by winning cool books.
10. Just bought some new book shelves and I still have some room left on those, the shelves want more books!
11. Summer is almost done and I need more reasons to sit outside and read while it is nice out.
12. You never know, one of these books may be my new favorite.
13. Coming up with thirteen witty reasons is hard work, but lots of fun! :-)

August 11, 2009 5:14 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Thirteen Reasons Why I Would Love To Win These Books:

A- Almost out of books to read, well not really, but who doesn't love more books?
B- Books are amazing!
C- Covers of all these books would look really nice on my bookshelf!
D- Definitely want to read each of these books, especially Thirteen Reasons Why, I know, I can't believe I haven't read it yet!
E- Everyone loves books, especially me!
F- Free books are one of my favorite kinds!
G- Getting books from contests is AWESOME
H- Happiness & reading go hand in hand
I- In-the-mail books are great!
J- Ja (German for yes!)I really do want more books! (:
K- Kelsey (me) wants to read everyone of the books in that box!
L- Live, Laugh, Read... and read some more...
M- My bookshelves are overflowing, but nothing will stop me from wanting more books... nothing!

ha ha, thanks for this great contest!

August 11, 2009 7:22 PM  
Blogger Amee said...

I tried to be a little creative with my A-M entry, so I wrote you a poem!

All books make me happy,
But YA books in particular.
Carry them with me wherever I go,
Don't want to pass up a chance to read.
Everyone looks at me, thinks it's
Funny that I read in line, I tell them,
Got to or else I might die.
Ha, they say, you'll die anyway.
I'd rather die reading than bored though, I reply!
Just leave me a book and I'll love you forever,
Kindred spirits we will be.
Let me just say this, books are
Magical journeys to take so be sure to share with me when you're through!

August 11, 2009 7:44 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

13 reasons why I'd like to win Thirteen Reasons Why (and others):

Action must be taken to accommodate my addiction to awesome books.
Box of books? What bounty! How beautiful!
Can’t comprehend a comparable contribution to my collection.
Dazzling donations of books make me dance delightedly.
Every day Elizabeth encourages readers with her exceptional ideas.
Fans faint when faced with frenzy of future reading material.
Give great reviews to guys and gals on goodreads.com for grins.
Hate the heat; it’s healthier to have indoor hobbies.
I intend to instruct others of the incredible information inside the books.
Just got a juicy new job as a junior librarian.
Kids from Kansas to Korea know books are the key to knowledge.
Library limits leave me lacking literary loot.
My maternity leave imminent: new mommy needs material to mull, meditate, and muse.


August 11, 2009 8:27 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Thirteen Reasons Why...I would love those books.

E- Everyone loves free books!
L- Life can be pretty overwhelming and books are a great escape.
I- I learn more about myself by reading.
Z- Zzzzz...I have to read something before I go to sleep.
A- Adventures live inside every book you read.
B- Books allow you to become a more understanding and sympathetic person.
E- Entertainment.
T- Truth. Books allow us to learn the truth about ourselves and other people.
H- Healthy. Reading keeps your brain healthy.
S- Salvation. Books can help you escape when life doesn't seem to be going your way.
C- Care. Books teach you to care about other people and the obstacles they face.
O- Obstacles. Books allow you a glimpse into the lives of people who have many more struggles than you do.
T- Time. Reading gives you time for yourself.
(T)-To spell your name right, I had to go with fourteen reasons...To increase my TO BE READ list

August 11, 2009 10:51 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I wanna enter!!! Aaahh! Hmm, this is gonna be hard but let's see...
These are the thirteen reason why I'd like to win these books:
A: Awesome books are surely being given away for this contest
B: Box full of books are irresistible
C: Contests are wonderful, especially when it comes with wonderful prizes
D: Do not pass up a chance to win awesome books
E: Ecstatic right now, I kinda feel I'm going to win!! haha!!:)
F: Free books! What more could I ask for?!
G: Giddy feeling whenever I receive books, it feels wonderful
H: Hundreds of reviews about thirteen reasons why have been written and every one of those praises the book!
I: I LOVE BOOKS, 'nuf said
J: Jay Asher's book Thirteen Reasons Why, I've been hearing, is a really really wonderful book!
K: Kephart's books, Nothing but Ghost seems to be there, I think I think? and I can't wait to read it!
L: Life would be much much better with more books around:)
M: My craving for more books will be satiated!!

Aaahh.. it feels so forced, I'm kinda out of inspiration right now but I really really hope I win, I would love to read all those books!! Thanks for holding this wonderful contest:)


August 12, 2009 10:02 AM  
Blogger Reading Rokz said...

In alphabetical order from A-M...My own TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY I should get these books

1) Awesome way to escape reality
2) Brilliant boxes of books make any day brighter
3) Calms me down
4) Delightful way to avoid killing more brain cells than necessary with TV/computer
5a) Exactly what my dreams consist of
5b)Everything. . . affects everything ~ From the book thirteen reasons why!
6) Freaking out is what I'll be doing if these are left on my door step
7) Gladly making this long list because I want these books so badly
8) Happiness will engulf my life at the thought of having books in my house that are worth reading!!
9) I will not be bored in my upcoming sojourn.
10) Jeez, I'd might as well add a cliche...this will make me happy :]
11) Loving books is what I do.
12) Nothing gold can stay...like how this contest may never happen again
13) Melancholy thoughts will enter my mind,
if these books leave me behind.


August 12, 2009 2:30 PM  
Blogger playswithstars said...

So here are my thirteen reasons why I NEED those books.

1. My parents think I spend entirely too much money on books and get mad when I come home with new ones all the time.

2. I live in a very small town with an even smaller library with no selection of newer books.

3. Reading is my favorite hobby to do when I'm not working or going to classes.

4. Free books would make me explode with happiness.

5. I have a twin sister that I'll share with so it would be like two people getting to win.

6. I share books with my grandma who is going to be 81 and still enjoys YA books.

7. If I got free books then I would have more money to spend on my supplies and prizes during my student teaching this semester.

8. Because I have a terrible problem with curiousity and want to know what other books are in the box.

10. My closest bookstore is over an hour away one way so this would save me a lot of gas.

11. Because I never seem to win anything and then I can say I won something really awesome.

12. I always need new books to read and I really want those books.

13. The last reason is because all the people I know at college think I'm weird cause I would rather read than go out and party.

Regardless of whether I win, which would be awesome if I did, good luck with all your future work.

August 12, 2009 6:04 PM  
Blogger playswithstars said...

oh I forgot my email address I was so excited about the contest and possibility of free books.


August 12, 2009 6:06 PM  
Blogger minnie said...

Ok. Here is my poetic attempt. I tried to make each line read like a separate reason on its own but also connect to the lines before and after:

Night voice is for reading
open invitations bound strong by
poetry in character, a
quiet with beauty
right as twilight in summer.
Sudden in strength--in words
touching fingers, that seascape
to the heart,
under linen, flashlight dreams
forged from
vaults of oil burning the soul.
Where images form as a power,
Xerxes breathing life to page,
yearning for worlds to conquer a
zealous pursuit of imagination.

Here are some other reasons-I love to read and review YA, I will give many books away to teenage read-o-holics at my school, and it would totally feel like an early Christmas!


August 12, 2009 6:28 PM  
Blogger katie said...

Here I go, thirteen reasons why I think I should have those books:
N: Never is it possible to have too many books.
O: Opportunity only knocks every once in a while just like an amazing contest like this one.
P: Pick me, pick me, pick me!!! =]
Q: Quirky people like me love to read and quickly run out of books.
R: Really good books are hard to come by and that box is full of them.
S: Surprised and super grateful is what I would be if I was lucky enough own all those shiny books
T: Thirteen Reasons Why is in that box and it is one of my most favorite books.
U: Usually I don't find great contests like these until it is too late to enter and for once I am ahead of schedule.
V: Very few people would be nice enough and generous enough to give away that box of books.
W: When I go without reading for a period of time longer than a few hours I go into withdrawal. =P
X: eXtra books are something that I can never have because I read and cherish them all.
Y: Yawning is something I do a lot when I am not reading and those books would definitely keep me from doing that.
Z: Zany is what I am and what these thirteen reasons are but I would love to win that box of fantastic books anyway!

Thanks for the great contest that definitely had me thinking!


August 12, 2009 10:48 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Tran said...

Hi! Here are thirteen reasons why I'd like to win these books:

1. Mornings filled tons and tons of reading.

2. Neuroticism will take the backseat, while relaxation kicks in :)

3. Opportunities to venture into different worlds/realities/situations.

4. Perusing through each book, testing the limits of my vision with my new glasses.

5. Quiet time will reach new meaning with new books!

6. Reading is my true passion. I <3 reading!

7. Surprises in the mail make my day!

8. Travel just became that much more interesting and not that tedious.

9. Living vicariously through the characters...it's a fun hobby :)

10. Winning books > (imagine a really big Pacman!) buying books.

11. XML-free.

12. Yoga is out and reading is back in :)

13. A great way to spend time while zephyrs fly by!


August 12, 2009 11:14 PM  
Blogger Y. Bressani said...

Let's see......13 reasons why I would like these books......

1. Keeper shelf items are feeling lonely.
2. No such thing as too many books.
3. Cheaper habit than, say, good chocolate (although that cannot be underestimated).
4. Gift that keeps on giving.
5. Many hours spent keeping myself out of trouble.
6. Provide a "happy place" to go to in spare time.
7. Like being introduced to different writers.
8. Stories can be revisited whenever the mood strikes.
9. Artwork on covers is nice.
10. Reading is a great way to relax.
11. Exhiliration provided by holding a new book in my hands.
12. Books achieved through contests such as these (provided by wonderful authors) provide an extra thrill or twenty.
13. I could go on and on, but it all boils down to is: Books are wonderful things.

August 12, 2009 11:21 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I really love reading, so here are my reasons why I want these books.

1. If you have a book in your bag, your one lucky person in the world
2. One book read a day keeps the bossy parents away.
3. Learning about a new character gives you something to look forward to with each book you read.
4. Books are an escape when life is to hectic.
5. Reading is a fabulous way to enjoy a day
6. when life gives you books you grab them and never look back. Their presents. the best ones.
7. Funny books make you cry with laughter, laughter is enjoyable and its a way to burn calories.
8. No one will never ketch me without a book in my bag, on the subway, in the supermarket,at the movie theaters, in the bathroom, at the mall i have a book, books are amazing and i enjoy every minute when im reading a great book.
9. Each book you read gives you the best of both worlds,your own and one you may never live, but still want to or dream about living.
10. Relatable stories are comforting and thats what i like to read often.
11. Experiences we dream about, we can live out in a character, and step out of our normal lifes for a brief moment when we are reading.
12. Stories are good for you mentally, they are enriching and just really great to read.
13.For me reading is a way to enjoy something i like to do, others may not like to read but i love it, i read during the school year, all year long and i absolutely love it.

I hope i win!

Ashley Rudder

August 13, 2009 2:22 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

13 Reasons Why I want to Win These Books:
1. All I want to do during the summer is read, can't do that without tons of books!
2. Because books are better than other summer activities like scratching mosquito bites
3. Cause I've got a reading addiction to feed and I am looking for an enabler.
4. Do the words "new book smell makes me happy" mean anything to you?
5. Even though the economy stinks books let me travel, escape, and live a little more.
6. For goodness sakes, I need these books because books keep you sane (or so I believe)!
7. Good books need good homes and I can definitely provide one!
8. Help! I don't have a Kindle or an e-reader so I need the real paper kind!
9. I have spent the past two years reading books for school so I can't wait to dive into some real leisure reading!
10. Just so you know, I like so many others, am an aspiring writer and good reading makes for good writing!
11. Kause without books and reading I may really think "cause" starts with a "k"
12. Love - yes, books are my love. Nothing makes me happier when I am sad (or any day) more fulfilled when I am yearning, more entertained when I am bored than a good book.
13. More? Seriously? Haven't I given you enough reasons? No, well then consider that I am an avid book club member who is always looking for new selections!

Thanks! acirucci(at)gmail(dot)com

August 13, 2009 10:13 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Ooh fun procrastination excuse! Hooray!

1. One book is never (ever) enough.
2. Three books are better but only just.
3. 13 is more like it.
4. Resistance is futile! All your book belong to me!
5. Elizabeth Scott is a kind, generous person and not entirely impervious to blatant flattery.
6. Always carry a book with you when you go to the dentist, my mother taught me. And I need root canal.
7. Soon school will be back in session and I will actually have time to read. Oh the anticipation.
8. Oh please. Please please please.
9. Not for nothing did I only yesterday lug home yet another bookcase (fished from someone's trash).
10. Serenity all too often eludes me -- except when reading. Thus reading makes me a kinder, nicer person and thirteen books would make me thirteen times nicer. Which is a lot of nice. Which the world needs.
11. While I happily ransack the library shelves on a weekly basis, there's nothing quite like new books of your very very own that don't smell of other people's cats.
12. Happiness is not wealth, fancy cars, a glamorous job or a week on a yacht in the Bahamas. Happiness is the rich quiet of the early evening in a house when everyone is reading. These books would therefore generate happiness beyond sordid material wealth.
13. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is imaginary. Only today is real. Except in books when times present, past and future are always real, always now.

These are my one-three 13 reasons why and it was a fun way to punctuate my morning's work. Thanks!


fmamendolia at gmail dot com

August 13, 2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger Shawna said...

Thirteen Reasons Why-

N-Need-My husband is deployed to Iraq currently and the onl thing that has hlped me pass the time is reading.
O-Outgrow-I never seem to outgrow the YA genre regardless of all the other books I read, I always make my way back to YA books.
P-Post-graduate- Soon I will be a post-graduate from college and I'm going to have even more time to read!
Q-Quirky mood- All I want to do lately is read read read
R-Reviews- I'm trying to get better about posting reviews on books I've read. Books reviews have helped me so much that I'm hoping to help others with mine.
S-Sharing- I love sharing books with everyone I know. Once I get a stock pile of books I donate them to the local women's shelter.
T-Thirteen Reasons Why was an amazing book that has made a huge impact on my life and I would love a copy of it so I can re-read it again and share it with others I know
U-Unemployed- Currently I am unemployed and do not have money for new books :(
V-Variety- I love variety in my reading, and currently the only thing left on my shelf to read is the Sookie Stackhouse Series- I need variety.
W-Whippet- Not only would the books make me (and the others that I share the books with)happy-it would also make my whippet who loves to cuddle next to me on the couch while I read very happy.
X-X-mas- Recieving this box would be like getting an early X-mas present!
Y- You have fantastic taste in the books that you give away.
Z-Zealous- I would feel so zealous to complete my goal of reading 130 books by the end of December!

August 13, 2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Anna R said...

14 reasons I would love this box of books- OK I cheated – but had to use 14.
E- Every book you write is wonderful.
L- Life is so much better reading
I -I love to read
Z- Zelig is what I become when I read- I change my attitudes and behavior because of my reading.
A- A book a day keeps boredom away.
B- Books are what keep me alive.
E- Every girl should read as many books as she can- she will be smarter and cute.
T- To read is to live.
H- How can we not read?

S- So many books have influenced me as I maybe grow up.
C- Copies of books I have sent to my friends gives me great joy.
O- OMG- reading is essential.
T- The books I have received from my author friends occupy a special place in my bookcase and heart.
T- This was fun- a little harder than I thought- and I had to add an extra letter to spell ELIZABETH SCOTT hehe, ILY Anna

August 13, 2009 11:46 AM  
Blogger californiameaghan said...


Always reading.
Bored of the books i
Currently own.
For thirteen reasons why.
Going to read it no matter what.
Holding my breath for contest results.
Interested in the other books too.
Just so happy
Knowing people write (and giveaway) these
Lovely books to people like

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

August 13, 2009 11:58 AM  
Blogger kimberley said...

* I have loved reading since I was 5 years old.
* school- I am a full time college student and reading is what i like to do in my free time.
*mothers- My mom died when I was 15 and when its around her b-day, the day she died or any other holiday- i get sad makes me feel better.
*Reading is my sanctuary.
*books make me happy.
*cousins- after i am done reading my books i let my teenager cousins read them.
*family- I also let some adults read them also.
* Your awesome for throwing contests all the time. :P
*Free books means that I wont be having to spend any money on books for about two months yay.
*contests are always going on but when i enter them i rarely ever win.
*Money- is tight for me cause i am a full time college student with no job.
*YA books are so much fun to read.
*winning this giveaway will make my so happy that i would be gloating.

August 13, 2009 12:51 PM  
Blogger Bianca said...

You always have the most wicked contests!!!


Not many things on this planet, will make me *squee*, but if I see a box of books waiting for me, I won't have any choice but to!

On occasion IF infrequently, I will actually have money, but more times than none, I don't have any money to buy books.

Perhaps you are one of the nicest and generous authors for doing this and it would be an crazily great, if I won books from you!

Quite seldom, you will find me without a book.

Reading helps me escape. I'll be reading a lot when I go on this oh-so-wonderful trip later on today.

School starts next week. I'm in all honors classes, sports all year round, theatre and other clubs. These books are what keep me sane.

Truly, I think if you are the one that is putting these books together, they must be amazing, if it got your approval!

Undeniably, books are wicked good.

"Vacation" is what I'm going on in a few hours. I would rather eat glass than go -that vacation from Hell story, I sent you for the other contest is basically this- and knowing that I could win these books, makes it all better.

Well, all in all, books make me happy. What's better than being happy?

Xanadu is a great musical. That has absolutely nothing to do with this. Let's try using it in a sentence. With all the books, I can create a bookshelf to put them on and it will create a xanadu.

Young adult books are my addiction. Why else would I make a blog devoted to them?

Zestful is what I'll be, if I win this contest!

Thank you so much for holding this contest! I appreciate it!

infinitemusic19 AT gmail DOT com

August 13, 2009 1:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

1. Awesomeness lies within the depths of that box,
2. Because Elizabeth Scott really, truly rocks.
3. Canada can't have books like these,
4. Dude, I live in the U.S., I want them, please!
5. Even though I have quite a few books of my own,
6. For anything, I'd love to see my collection overgrown.
7. Going to the book store would make me spend too much money,
8. Ha, I buy so many books, so often, that it's not even funny.
9. In fact, I bought Stealing Heaven just the other day.
10. Just now, since I'm done reading it, my world turned to gray.
11. (Katie's really proud of her books, what can I say?)
12. Let me have the books, and I won't let you down,
13. Maybe if I get them, I won't stomp around with a frown!

Poetry form AND alphabetical order. Ta-da! Love you, Elizabeth!


August 13, 2009 1:04 PM  
Blogger TheKBSeries said...

hehe, ok, i'm up for a challenge. here it goes!........oh, i think i actually have more than 13 reasons why, but i will narrow down:

N- Nothing makes me
happier than owning books and reading them...could use a little cheering up

O- Oxygen, that's what books are like to me...i've been sulking around lately with nothing to do but living my life each day wasting away...ok ok, i'll stop.

P- People are beginning to wonder what's wrong with me...it's that i don't have any new books to read!

Q- Quitting my life wouldn't be a very wise choice, but winning these books would be...could help! :)

R- Running away from your life is fun! That's what books are here for.

S- Standard Answer: I want free books!

T- Thanking you a billion times at the end of this contest wouldn't be appropriate...but kissing your feet would! I will thank you for saving my sanity!!

U- Utopia is my home, my realm of sanity, the place where i belong, the place where i should go back to...you can help me get back there!!...all i need is that key to the front door. ;-) that's right, NEW BOOKS!
Ahhh, i can almost taste the wood burning in the fireplace next to my big comfy chair where i like to sit and relax, reading in my home, in my utopia, where falling snow disappears on the white ground outside of that big front door where fantastical adventures reside and...well, you get the point

V- Vampires might live forever, but I don't!(damn) Another reason as to why I need these books...may i remind you of the word OXYGEN! Vampires can read whatever they want at whatever time. not me, me=human. TIME IS PRECIOUS! and i'd rather be reading.

W- Whitton, Charlotte said once that "BOREDOM is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face." Yes, exactly! Help me! Make time go faster! I don't need to zoom in anymore!!...if anything...
a magnifying glass included with my books might be appropriate...THEN zooming in may be suitable... sucking into the book might be easier and faster as well...also, i may see every word clearly and BIGGER so i may enjoy the words more, and engulf each and every lovely word there is.

X- X is for...anyone? anyone? Bueller? no, not bueller...but it's for the sound that the buzzer makes for the wrong winner...the right answer is: me=winner!

Y- Y do I exactly need these books? Hm, well, I'm bored OUT OF MY MIND, no money to buy any of the new books out, don't want to keep waiting for my library to grab a hold on some the new YA books, i like to own the books rather than borrow them anyways because of the marvelous connection you have with books, you want to remember forever the impact...etc

Z- Zzzz, i'm sleeping here, ah no! Not good! Not reading like I should be!! Wasting away with the fantasies of my own mind when i should be reading of others.

Hope these are good enough. :) hahaha! That was fun! But i truly do mean all of it!!


August 13, 2009 1:20 PM  
Blogger amosbagamos said...

All right, here goes! 13 reasons why I want this box of books:

A-Amy (me) loves to read books, especially teen books

B-Books keep my mind from turning into mush

C-'Cause a box of mystery books gives me chill bumps

D-Does anyone ever turn down a chance at free books? I don't think so. If they're sane they don't.

E-Every teen at my library would worship me

F-Funds at the library are tight so free books would rock!

G-Good teen librarians try to get their hands on as many free books as possible

H-Hands should not be idle, they should be turning the pages of a book

I-I want to read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

J-Just because I am that greedy! :)

K-Kids in my library need awesome prizes for my monthly teen contests

L-Life is boring without good books

M-My mom raised a life-long reader! Thanks, mom!

And thanks for such an awesome contest! Hope I win!

August 13, 2009 1:47 PM  
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August 13, 2009 2:31 PM  
Blogger krystalcoolg said...

Thirteen Reasons Why I Need These Books :

A : Always need a book to read
B : Because I like to read
C : Cause its fun to read.!
D : Do not have any of these books yet.
E : Excited to read them.!
F : Finding new books to read is fun.
G : Good books for a good home
H : Having new books makes me happy.!
I : I really want them.!
J : Just because.
K : Krystal needs new books to read.
L : Losers like me likes boxes of books.
M : mom likes when I get free books.

~ krystal.! (:

August 13, 2009 2:33 PM  
Blogger MackenzieAlexandria said...

1. Reading has been a deep pleasure of mine since I was seven and started reading the Harry Potter novels.
2.I'm a big fan of yours and would be honored to even be considered to win.
3. Thirteen reasons why has been sold out in bookstores around me since the release date and I'm desperate for it.
4. As a shy, unopen person, I like to hide behind my books and my stock is currently running low so I would adore some new ones.
5. Books were the best invention by man even though they're killing trees. A sacrifice had to be made though and I'm glad they did.
6.I've recently discovered that I can read a book a day without even trying so the donations to my bookshelf would be a big help.
7. Without these books, my next paycheck will probably be spent on new books because I like books more than I like food. I will literally skip meals just to read. How pathetic am I?
8. School for me starts in exactly six days and I don't know how I'll survive without new books. As much as I adore re-reading Pride & Prejudice, I need some variety.
9. Trouble seems to have followed me througout my life and reading is one of my only ways of escaping and hiding from it.
10. Desperate, isn't even descriptive enought of how badly I want these books.
11. My wisdom teeth were just removed so I'm currently on bed rest with nothing to do but eat soup, listen to my ipod, get on my laptop, and read.
12. By winning these books I could be a good example to my eight year old stepsister who thinks reading is stupid because of most teenagers in my age group.
13. Even if I don't win, I'm still very appreciative that you took the time to read this.

Mackenzie Goodwin-Summers
405 South Oak Street
Wenona, Illinois

August 13, 2009 2:35 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Cunha said...

13 reasons of why I'd like to have these books:

A- Always bored.
B- Books are my favorite hobby.
C- Call me crazy but if not working or training for the Navy...I read 24/7.
D- Don't want anyone else to get them cause I desperately want them.
E- Every single book I own, I've already read.
F- Favorite author of all time. You're awesome!
G- Gosh darn happy you decided to do a constest.
H- Haven't read Thirteen Reasons
Why yet and I want to badly.
I- I would like to be one of the people to help our somewhat small town's Post Office to keep it open.
J- Just going crazy thinking about all those books.
K- Keeping from going insane by imagining all those books.
L- Loving coming up with 26 reasons.
M- My favorite thing to do is to read your books!! =]

13 MORE reasons of why I'd like to have these books:

N- Never going to put your books down.
O- Only author that sucks me into her books.
P- Praying that I get the books.
Q- Questioning what are all the books in the box and wanting to find out.
R- Really really wanting those 13 books. =[
S- So not going to be able to sleep tonight because I want the books.
T- Totally stoked about books!!
U-Unfortunately, my parents won't let me buy anymore books cause I leave for the Navy in January.
V- Very excited to hopefully read your books. =]
W- When I get my own house your books would make a good edition to my self.
X- Xeric Lake Havasu City, Arizona...definitely in need of some books.
Y- Your books are awesome, would love to own them, and you're my hero.
Z- Zealous Elizabeth Scott book reader!!!! =]

As you can tell I can think of 26 reasons of why I'd like your AMAZING books!! :) If there was more than 26 letters in the alphabet I could totally think of more!! *crosses fingers* Hope I win.
P.S. You're awesome and you are definitely my book hero.

August 13, 2009 2:35 PM  
Blogger krystalcoolg said...

Thirteen Reasons I Need These Books

A :Amazing books makes me happy!
B : Books like these deserves to be on my shelf.!
C : Can't afford all of these 13 books.
D : Don't have any new books to read.
E : Excited would be what i feel if i get these books.! (:
F : Fun is what these books will give me! (:
G : Getting new books for my friends to borrow
H : Having something to do at 3 in the morning !. (:
I : I love to read! .(:
J : Just because they are uber cool !. (:
K : Krystal needs to have her own copy of 13 reasons why ! (:
L : Living to read is what I aim to do! .(:
M : Mom likes it when i read !.(:

~ krystal ! <3 (:

August 13, 2009 3:27 PM  
Blogger Taste Life Twice said...

A- Always need a good book
B- Books change our perception
C- Can't leave the house without a book
D- Distracts me from homework
E- Elated when I receive bookish packages
F- Free books are always better
G- Gotta have more books to review on my blog
H- Happiness is directly proportionate to how many books I have lol
I- If I buy more books, my parents will complain
J- Jay Asher is swoon-worthy
K- Keeps me from going insane
L- Love to read
M- Must read every book ever written


August 13, 2009 3:37 PM  
Blogger sierra said...

My thirteen reasons why:
1. I just got done reading a long and boring biography for freshman honors and really need some great books to get me back to reading.
2. Just because I'm addicted to books and constantly have to be reading. :)
3. Kids spend too much time watching t.v these days. So, if I get these books I'll be one less. haha.
4. Life is more interesting if you've won books from Elizabeth Scott!
5. My grandma is sick of buying me books because I read them so fast.
6. Need something to help me make it through freshman year of highschool.
7. Oh, just a heads up, I'll probably die of joy if I win this. haha. Just kidding, but I might cry because I'm so happy.
8. Pretty much make my year if I won.
9. Quite possible that they would all become some of my new favorite books.
10. Reading is my favorite thing to do.
11. Savannah (my best friend) would love to have some more books to borrow. We love sharing books. Thats what best friends do. :)
12. The best escapse ever! <--thats what you'll give me if I get these books!
13. U are one of my favorite authors, and I would love to tell my friends I actually won this from you! :)

There's my 13 reasons.

August 13, 2009 3:58 PM  
OpenID swimmerX94 said...

1. New books are great for … well, reading, of course 
2. Open a mini-library
3. Perform skits of my favorite chapters with my friends and sister
4. Quench my thirst for awesome stories
5. Reading has been my favorite thing to do for as long as I can remember
6. Something to read for the end of the summer
7. Trade and share with my friends and sister when I finish
8. Use the box in which they would come for storage
9. Vocabulery, speling, and grammer improves when some1 readz
10. Wallpaper my room with the pages
11. Xerox my favorite passages to hang in my locker for the new school year
12. Ye olde parents will be impressedeth with my knowledgeth
13. Zillions of readers agree that 13 Reasons Why is a must-read!

August 13, 2009 4:05 PM  
Blogger Ema said...

My 13 Reasons why I should get that box of books!

- Zoning out is something I do when I have no books to read.
- You wouldn't want me to zone out; it's not very productive.
- X-rays are boring to wait for...So I need to bring a book to read.
- Winning is exciting and makes me feel good about myself!
- Voices annoy me sometimes... I need to just sit down and hear myself read...that's it.
- Unorthodox books are exciting! Most of the ones you give out fit in that category! :)
- Thus why I should win that box of books.
- Sometimes I spend a lot of money on books.
- Right now though, I'm really broke from doing so, and my mom's complaining about college tuition.
- Quiet time is best spent with books!
- People always ask me for book ideas...but now I need new ones!
- Only cool people should win. Soo... :)
- New books as gifts is like... Christmas X10.

August 13, 2009 4:24 PM  
Blogger sangel_7 said...

Thirteen Reasons why I want these books...

1. I just recently discover the joy of ready again.

2. I had not read it seven years but now I alway have one in my hand.

3. I have read 56 books so far with in this years because I can't stop reading.

4. I like to trade my books on swaptree and paperbackswap.com when I am done.

5. Unless of course they are a favorite and then I can not part with it.

6. I like to share with my younger cousin who always has her head in a book as long as they are appropriate.

7. Reading is my escape from the real world.

8. Reading also takes me to another place and time.

9. Truth I haven't been able to get a hold and read one of your books because they are never available for trade.

10. The more books I have to read less likely I will have to drive 30 minutes to the library to get some.

11. Reading is like watching a movie in my head I get to picture everything for myself.

12. I read a book before I go off to sleep.

13. I would really enjoy more books.

August 13, 2009 4:26 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

1. Asher's book is amazing.
2. Books are lovely.
3. Clay's journey is important.
4. During my spare time, reading is what I do.
5. Escape
6. Fiction is addicting.
7. Great books are good to have around for rainy days, which we've seemed to have a lot of, recently.
8. Hannah's story can be life-changing.
9. I live fourty-five minutes from the nearest bookstore.
10. Jabbering about books I enjoy is something I do all the time.
11. Keeping myself occupied is very easy to do with a pile of books lying around.
12. Loving books is easy to do.
13. Melanie is a huge fan of books.

August 13, 2009 6:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa D said...

I would love to have these books because:

1. I love to read and escape into other character's worlds.

2. I love YA! It is fascinating

3. I would love to read these books, because my librarian is tired of me asking, "so what do you recommend?" or "Do you have anything new in?"

4. I want to read as much as I can because I want to be a writer! I love, love creative writing!

5. These books will give me something to do for the rest of the summer. Let's face it, TV in the summer is really bad. Besides reading is more fun and personal!

6. I love your books, and if you are giving all of these away, they must be fantastic reads!

7. I spent all of my birthday money on books, and now I have to wait until the holidays to buy more. (Or else I will have to keep pestering my local library).

8. Reading helps me relax and feel at peace.

9. I will read all of the 13 books, and may find myself reading something that I enjoy, that I would never have discovered because of you. You may open up a whole new interest in a new type of genre for me!

10. I would love the books, because getting them means you took the time to read what I wrote. Plus your contests are awesome!

11. People may laugh at me, but winning books is better than winning any other prize.

12. I can't find anymore books around the house that I haven't read. Plus I've read "Something, Maybe" a ton of times, and it is starting to get worn out.

13. Did I mention I love to read? I do.


August 13, 2009 7:11 PM  
Blogger SarahChristine said...

13 reasons why i need these books...

1.reading is a great way to learn
2.it would keep me entertained for ogles of hours(and that doesnt even count rereading!)
3.books=prettiness :)
4.they are a great thing to bring when having to go on a airplane,ect.
5.would make a great addition to my must read list
6.helps procrastinate school :D
7.can pass them on to other people after i read them
8.help the time pass till the next season of lost comes on(and what a great way to pass time!)
9.more books to stay up reading.
10.more ways to get away from reality.
11.being able to smell more books whenever i want
12.why would someone not like 13 books?
13.its not 1,not 5,but 13 more books that i'll get to read(and reread)this fall.


August 13, 2009 7:32 PM  
Blogger Kristine Guhne said...

1. A box of books would turn my frown upside down.
2. Boxes full of books are my most favorite things in the world.
3. Canada's flag has a maple leaf on it. If I had a flag it would have a box of books on it.
4. Diachronism is a big word. If I had a box of books I could learn more big words.
5. Elizabeth Scott books make my day, every day.
6. Finding a box full of books on my doorstep would make my life.
7.Getting mail makes me happy.
9. Herman, my cat, likes to sleep in boxes. I could have the books, he could have the box.
10. If I got a box of books I would run and jump for glee.
11. Jolly; adjective; the state in which Kristine would be in if she received a box of books.
12. K is for Kristine, who likes books.
13. Licorice is good. A box of books is also good.


August 13, 2009 8:06 PM  
Blogger ashiscutee said...

1. i always love getting new books.
2. i have a lot of free time s i could fill it by reading.
3. i have some unread books but i would like to add to them.
4. i hate surprises but not when getting surprised by different books.
5. i have a younger brother so reading helps to get away from him.
6. wih school coming up, i will need to read so i am not bored with all of the homework.
7. getting books for free makes me very happy. =)
8. i don't go to bookstores a lot, so i need to read the books i never got to see or hear about.
9. i usually don't win things so winning these books would be refreshing.
10. my favorite thing to do is reading, because it's so relaxing.
11. i have always wanted to read 13 reasons why but never had the chance to.
12. i havea huge list of books and i bet that some of the books you're giving away made it onto my list.
13. i want to thank you for giing away books and let you know how much i love to read! =D

August 13, 2009 8:15 PM  
Blogger dorian said...

Fun! Thirteen Reasons Why I'd like to win all of these books . . .

Z-Zeal is what I have for reading good books.

Y-You would make me so happy if I won all of these books.

X-Xtraordinary happiness will be spread when I re-gift the books to the teens at my library. (After I read them that is)

W-Winning things makes me jump up and down with joy!

V-Vital it is to have a good book to read.

U-Unparalleled gratefulness to you, Elizabeth Scott, if I win these books.

T-Teens. I will read them and recommend them to the teens I serve in the library.

S-Share the wealth. I'll pass them along to others after I read them.

R-Reading is my favorite pastime.

Q-Queen. I'll feel like a queen when that box of lovely books arrives at my door.

P-Prizewinner should be me because I will pay it forward.

O-Obviously I would REALLY LOVE to win a box of great reads and be surprised by some of the titles.

N-No need to look any further. Chose me as the winner and I will never forget you, Elizabeth Scott.

Thanks for the fun!

August 13, 2009 11:42 PM  
OpenID swimmerX94 said...

my email is dea17 at comcast dot net

August 14, 2009 12:14 PM  

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