Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Giveaway for my new blog





Whoooo wants to win some books? Three books, three winners!

Meg Cabot's INSATIABLE

PC & Kristin Cast's BURNED

Sarah Rees Brennan's THE DEMON'S LEXICON

So, as you can see, this is a new blog. One with only one follower (wait, can you count yourself as a follower? Either way, it helps me edit Google Reader style). So, I'm looking for some people to join me in discovering fantastic, mainly young adult and middle grade books (I'll branch out some in the summer. Variety is the spice of life, after all).

Now, there are already a ton of fantastic YA/MG book bloggers out there, who offer wonderful perspectives. However, I'm hoping to add a little more. In August, when my school year starts up again, one feature I'm adding to this blog are student reviews. Most of the reviews will come from my eighth graders (who range in age from 12-15) but I'm hoping to add in sixth and seventh graders as well as ninth graders (some great students I taught last year), so we'll have a whole range of readers writing about the books they like...or don't like.

I'd love to start the school year with a pile of readers (the better to convince my students to EDIT their reviews--and that others care about their opinions), so, to win, you have to be a follower.

And I haven't figured out the whole Google Docs contest form yet (another summer goal), so the rules are a little old-school. Leave a comment and tell me if you:

1 point: Followed this blog (you won't regret it, I promise!)

1 point: Tweeted about this contest

1 point: Mentioned this contest on your blog

Old-school but simple. This contest ends July 6th, 5pm EST and is open only to those in the continental US (sorry, I'm but a poor schoolteacher!).

Good luck and I hope you enjoy being a honey bee in our swarm!

39 comments:

  1. I am a new follower, congrats on your NEW BLOG :)

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/status/17450193428

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  2. LOVE this idea Mary - can't wait to see the student reviews!

    I've tweeted for you too - good luck with it! :)

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  3. Another NEW follower on your NEW blog! It looks great and I can't wait to see what you accomplish!

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/KrisLovesBooks/status/17451820122

    Put the giveaway in my sidebar: www.thecajunbooklady.com

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  4. I am a brand new Follower on GFC

    I blogged at
    Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories


    My Tweet at jacabur1


    jackie b central texas

    BTW if you like can walk you though a Google Doc form, it is super easy to create and embed in the blog...

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  5. New follower, and welcome to the blogosphere!

    +1 Follower
    +1 Tweeted it here

    n_monzyk_27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Good Luck with the new blog, sounds like its going to be great.

    Im a new follower.
    Linked - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/06/contest-links-for-630.html and sidebar
    Tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/status/17452311318

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  7. Congrats on the new blog!! Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories
    sent me over to visit you!!

    I am a new follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Yay! Welcome to all of you (and thanks for including your email addresses-I forgot that important bit!).

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  9. sounds awesome and ur blog is adorable those bees r sooo soo cute!




    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  10. posted on my blog as well

    http://zenes-escape.blogspot.com/2010/06/cute-new-blog-to-enjoy-and-cool-contest.html

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  11. No need to enter me in your contest. I followed SiNn over...just waving hello and adding you to my list.

    I look forward to reading/visiting again.

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  12. Aloha!=)

    I am fairly new myself. If you need any help with the google doc email me because I've pretty much figured it out. trial and error.

    Anyhow, I look forward to student reviews!=) What a great idea- I love to encourage kids to read.

    -I am a follower GFC +1
    -tweet: http://twitter.com/lll808/status/17455094015 +1
    -Side bar +1 http://lll808.blogspot.com/



    My blog:
    http://lll808.blogspot.com/
    My email:
    lllinthe808[at]gmail[dot]com

    Congrats and mahalo for the follow.

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  13. Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories
    sent me over to visit you!! Congrats!

    GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  14. Hi. Thanks for this giveaway!

    I am a GFC follower!

    ashleycsy_09@yahoo.com

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  15. I am a follower!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  16. I am a Follower,

    I tweeted it
    http://twitter.com/StarShadowCo/status/17488500729

    starshadow.blog@gmail.com

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  17. I am a new gfc follower. I would love to read these books.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  18. I'm a follower, lovin' the new blog!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Hawkeyegirl/status/17504430797

    Awesome giveaway!

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  19. I'm a new follower :)

    yan.pocky(at)gmail.com

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  20. I'm a follower!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  21. Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

    +1 I'm a new follower
    +1 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/The_BookishType/status/17512839192
    +1 I've listed this in my sidebar on my blog: http://thebookishtype.blogspot.com/

    Thanks so much for the contest! I'm looking forward to following your posts!

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  22. Wonderful idea! My blog is new as well. :)

    I'm a follower and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/readsamread/status/17513010627

    :)

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  23. I'm a new follower! You're blog looks great and you're already getting plenty of followers. Good luck and have fun!

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  24. 1 point: Followed your blog

    1 point: Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/KarenZupancic/status/17515745399

    1 point: Posted in blog's sidebar
    http://kzupancic.blogspot.com

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  25. +1 I'm a new follower.

    Love your idea of student reviews. I hope it works out well. ^_^

    luraj2612 at gmail dot com

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  26. Good luck with the new blog! i can't wait to read your student's reviews.

    +1-Following
    +1-Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/17530522851

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  27. I am a new follower. Please enter me in contest. Thank you. Tore923@aol.com

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  28. I am a new follower

    qbanchic@hotmail.com

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  29. new google follower
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  30. So nice to meet you all! Thank you so much for joining my blog and entering the contest. I hope you enjoy it.

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  31. Hoppin in from the HOP! LOVE the blog! new follower! :D

    http://www.simplygrace2.blogspot.com

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  32. I am a new follower.

    I like your bee background

    http://2readornot2read-loves2read.blogspot.com

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  33. Love the blog!

    I'm a new GFC follower.

    Added this contest to my Win on Wednesday contest listing and my sidebar contests:
    http://not-really-southernvampchick.blogspot.com/2010/06/win-on-wednesday-contests-around_30.html

    notreallysouthernvampchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I'd love to win a copy of Insatiable.

    I'm a follower (Google Friend)

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I enjoyed the blog.
    I'm a follower.
    I tweeted. http://twitter.com/mbreakfield/status/17701604451
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Great new blog

    New follower

    tweeted - http://twitter.com/Heatwave316/status/17832459231

    heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

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  38. New follower. Count me in the giveaway.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  39. This contest is now closed. Thank you all for participating!

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