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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Book and Gift Card Giveaway


Having just finished and thoroughly enjoyed Eoin Colfer's latest Artemis Fowl novel, The Time Paradox, I thought I would host a contest and give away a new harcover copy of the book. Then, I decided to make it more interesting and also give the winner a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble. In honor of BBAW, this giveaway is open to everyone - I will ship to wherever you are!

For this giveaway, I thought I'd do something a little different. I saw something similar on another blog, and it looked like fun, so I figured I'd give it a try here. To enter the contest, here's what you do:
  • First, post a comment here. That'll get you one (1) entry.
  • Second, guess the book covers (in EMAIL, please). I've taken snippets of eight different book covers (all fiction, and all published within the past 30 years - you didn't think I was going to make it too easy, did you?). What you have to do is figure out what book the snippet comes from and EMAIL ME your answers here (Please don't put any answers in your comments!). For each correct answer, you'll be awarded one (1) entry. If you get all eight correct, I'll give you two extra entries. If you don't know some or any of them, guess!
  • Finally, if you blog about this contest, I'll give you four (4) entries. So, if you do everything, you'll get a total of fifteen entries!

And, again, this is open to everyone - I'll ship worldwide. Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week, everyone!!

Here are the book snippets:

BOOK ONE



BOOK TWO



BOOK THREE



BOOK FOUR


BOOK FIVE


BOOK SIX



BOOK SEVEN


BOOK EIGHT


Contest will run through the Book Blogger Appreciation Week (for more info on BBAW, go here.) Comments and emails must be submitted by September 20 at 10:00 p.m. (EST). The winner will be announced on September 21. Good luck!!


76 comments:

robin_titan said...

oh man i really want to read that book!! unfortunately i don't know what any of those covers are except for the oops i was about to type it here what a dork well i know the fourth one hehe : )

lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

eclectic_reader said...

ooo I would love you be entered into this. I sadly do not currently know any of the snippets :(

sweetie . victoria @ gmail . com

Rebecca said...

I would love to win your contest, so I am also emailing you about the book covers, or at least the very small number that I recognized. My email is rmsacks at hotmail dot com.

Linda said...

Oh crap. *Summons all book knowledge* I don't remember all the books I read, but I'll try my best.

linda.la9@gmail.com

Alyce said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Now I need to go study the book covers. :)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Wendi B. - Publications For Hope said...

Great giveaway! I've posted a link to your giveaway in my giveaway sidebar at:

http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com

I wish I knew the book covers, but I only recognize two bits, and I couldn't remember where I'd seen them!

:) Thanks - Wendi
wbarker (at) hotmail.com

sheistoofondofbooks said...

I don't recognize any of the covers! Kudos to you for a clever and engaging contest!

Traci said...

Well, I can't take credit - I saw it on another blog. I think it was a Weekly Geek thing. I just borrowed the concept.

:-)

Kimberly said...

I don't recognize any of the covers either! Oh, well, enter me anyway!

www.bookhangover.blogspot.com

Dawn M. said...

Count me in, too, please! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Now to go work on the book covers....

HylianVampire said...

oooh i've recently finished your first Artemis Fowl book and it was very interesting. I have gotten Opal Deception also.i have yet to buy the other ones. Mycollection is so messed up because wal-mart only had those two D;

I know the seventh cover!!! that was a fantastic book. YAY!

hylianvampire[at]hotmail[dot]com

HylianVampire said...

i meant THE first artemis fowl book. how that "your" got in there, I have no idea. and i must correct myself! It would annoy me if i didn't ><

Janel said...

Great contest, you're making my brain hurt!

Well here's my comment for at least one entry.

jgbeads{at}gmail{dot}com

Liviania said...

Great giveaway! I love the Artemis Fowl books.

The Tome Traveller said...

My husband and I are big Artemis fans! Please enter me!

Renee G said...

I'd love to read this.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Lee said...

Would love to win this.
llin12345 at gmail dot come

Ruby (Mouth) said...

Please enter me into this drawing. I would love to win this for my daughter.

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/book-giveaways_10.html

Ramya said...

ok..that just shows how little i look at covers! didn't know a single cover!! anyways, atleast i get one entry for this!!:)

M. said...

hello,
my first time here, found you via the Bookblogger Appreciation Week site - so great to visit lots of new blogs!
i only recognized one book cover and that's because my son is reading it right now! and it is a great book, with a prolific and versatile author.

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

What an interesting giveaway. Please enter me. I'll try to come up with some answer to e-mail you. :)

RebekahC
littleminx at cox dot net

Lindsey@AKindredSpiritsThoughts said...

I haven't read this yet, so would love to win a copy and read it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lindsey@AKindredSpiritsThoughts said...

I blogged about your giveaway! http://kindredthought.blogspot.com/2008/09/sweet-giveaways_11.html

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lenore said...

I have read all the Artemis Fowl books so far, so count me in!

Bobbi said...

I've pimped your contest on my book blog:
http://bobbisbooknook.blogspot.com/2008/09/book-blogging-appreciation-week.html.

Please enter me in your contest - thanks!

Christine said...

Hmm, I don't know any of those covers -- so I'll take my chances with one entry :)

peng said...

please enter me. Thanks

Ladytink_534 said...

I've always wanted to read these books! I only know three of the book covers though :(

Traci said...

I just want to be sure that everyone understands that you can guess on these book covers - each correct answer gets an entry, and there's no harm in a wrong guess. I've been seeing far more comments than I've gotten emails. If I got your email with guesses, I will email you back to confirm, so if you sent an email with your guesses, and didn't get a response, you might want to resend it.

Again - if you don't know, you can always guess - you may just be right!

Good luck!

LadyVampire2u said...

Very clever with the book snippets. Unforunately I'm having a hard time guessing here. Still, I would appreciate being entered into your contest. And I did blog about your contest. Thanks for entering me.

wordlily said...

Ooh, I recently read the first Artemis Fowl book and loved it! Great contest.

hannahDOTfree at gmail

oh said...

I'd love to win the book, please enter me. But omg, I can't believe I don't recognize the book covers ... I should be writing and cleaning, but ... I might just go in pursuit of identifying at least ... one!!!

knichole said...

Thanks for doing this contest...i'd love to win....i don't recognize any of these covers though :(

Nichole
kntreadway@gmail.com

Holly said...

I have all the other Artemis Fowl books, it'd be great to add this to the collection! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway! I'm off to post on my blog....

http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com

Liviania said...

I blogged about it here:

http://www.myspace.com/inbedwithbooks

Book Dads said...

Please enter us in this. This is one book we've wanted to read.
Book Dads
http://www.bookdads.com

BookDevourer said...

I'd love to win both The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer and the gift certificate to Barnes and Noble from you! Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series is both smart and funny. I've finished about half of them by now and would love to not have to buy the last one. There are just so many!!

I blogged about your wonderful contest here:
http://fallenpenguin.blogspot.com/

i hope that gets you more people viewing your blogs!!!

i know a few of those covers so i'll be sending you an e-mail, also.

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I would love to be entered. I've sent you an email from not_so_cg@yahoo.com with two book answers and I've blogged about this here:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=389187139

Thank you
~bella aire~

3m said...

I don't know any of the covers, but I'd still like at least one entry! My kids love the Artemis Fowl series.

katayoun said...

GREAT contest!! i know one of the covers, the others....but who says i can't get lucky, i love artemis fowl!

Tracee said...

Love this contest! will also be blogging about it at http://thebookczar.blogspot.com Thanks!

novelnoise at live dot com

Josette said...

Cool giveaway...! Please count me in. I've blogged about this giveaway too.

Thanks!

josettebooks at yahoo dot com

photoquest said...

I would like to be entered in your contest, i'm new to your site but really enjoyed looking around, I'm putting you on my list of booksites to visit. Thanks
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks for hosting this contest!

Yan said...

I'm definitely in! *sigh* I just know one cover.

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

A Real Librarian said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks for the chance!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Carrie said...

What a fun idea for a contest! However, I think I can only accurately guess two (maybe three) of the book covers. AWESOME idea though! So I guess I'll settle for one vote but hope it's "lucky" enough!

buddyt said...

Oh Dear !
I just don't have the time to try and figure out the books !

But please enter me anyway.
Thank you.

Carol

Debbie said...

Excellent giveaway. I wish I knew the book covers. I'm just not that observant. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is SO cool! My sister reads the Artemis Foul books.

Adayla S.
emaildayla AT yahoo DOT com

Sandy said...

Just found this site, and really just started blogging- ok looking AT blogs for book reviews and advice..

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MonieG said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway. I have no clue as to the book covers but I did add your giveaway to my blog Reading With Monie. Thanks!

Mrs S said...

Fabulous giveaway - and BBAW has introduced me to your site too! I'm not to good with book covers though - the US ones are always different to the UK versions.

sphinx63 said...

Looks like a great book, would love to win! Thanks!

raych said...

Oh, there's no chance I'll win, but count me in anyways!

Anita Yancey said...

Sorry I don't know the book covers. But I would still like to read this book. Please enter me.
ayancey@dishmail.net

Anonymous said...

please enter me, great giveaways all
kh

tetewa said...

Thanks for the opportunity, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Carol said...

My grandsons would love to read this book! Thank you!

Carol said...

I forgot my email address!

My grandsons would love to read this book! Thank you!

mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

the Dizzy said...

Sounds like fun... though I don't get the snippets bit.

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Natasha said...

I would LOVE to read The Time Paradox !!! Thank you for the entry and for participating in BBAW!! Sadly some of the snippets look familiar, but I can't place them no matter how hard I try!! Good luck everyone!
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

blueviolet said...

This is such a fun giveaway but I can tell right now this is going to be my only entry. Some look familiar...but not familiar enough!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

stampedwithgrace said...

how fun! thanks for such a great contest!
please enter me :)

mommyjen99 said...

Please enter me in your contest, I wish I knew what those book covers are ..........
thanks
jen
jen62728@aol.com

Amber said...

Please enter me into the contest.

I love, love, love, love your idea to use book covers for the contest too. Very cute.

Carolsue said...

I have no idea what the book covers are, but it's a fun idea!
digicat @ sbcglobal.net

Carolsue said...

I blogged you here:
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/

Book Spot said...

Oooh, please enter me :)
-Lucile

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me!

samsakara said...

I would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Krysten said...

Just found your blog from In Bed with Book's MySpace page. Can't wait to read more...and no, don't know the covers!