October 7, 2009

Giveaway: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - ENDED OCTOBER 26, 2009

Many thanks to Valerie Russo and the Hachette Book Group for providing me with 2 copies of The Lovely Bones to give to lucky readers!

I am one of the probably few people who have not read The Lovely Bones so here is what Hachette's website has to say about it.: 

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Even if you have read the book, with the movie coming out, you might want to pick it up and give it a re-read.  If you'd like to win a copy here's what you need to know:

* Leave me a comment with an email address to contact you (worth 1 entry)

For 2 extra entries:

* Become a follower or subscriber of my blog (if you already are, thank you; let me know if you already are, and let me know if you become one) (Just click on the "Follow" or "Subscribe" buttons located on the left side of my blog)

For 3 extra entries:

* Add me to your blogroll and/or mention my giveaway on your blog or Twitter it (and leave a link)

That's all! This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. No P.O. boxes.

The contest ends on Monday, October 26 and I will draw the winners on Tuesday, October 27 and email the lucky readers.

Good luck!


Krista said...

I would love to be entered!!!

I already follow your blog and you are already on my blog roll! :)


Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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I just became a follower of your blog. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila Deeth said...

I've already read the book and really enjoyed it, so please don't enter me in the draw. Nice review.

Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for the chance.

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Simply Stacie said...

I am an email subscriber.

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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I am a email subscriber and follower and would like to win this

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Reading said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me in this draw. walkerd@primus.ca

Mrs. Duff said...

Please let me in :)
I folow your blog & love it.

Linda Kish said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book

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Unknown said...

I have been reading good things about this book and would love to have a chance at the giveaway.


Unknown said...

I am a following and subscribing now.


Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds very interesting to me. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anita Yancey said...

I just subscribed to your blog!


disneyfanheather said...

I've heard a lot about this book and I would love to read it!
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disneyfanheather said...

Follower! #1

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Follower! #2

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I tweeted! #1

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I tweeted! #2

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I tweeted! #3

AmyLynn said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks for the chance!

AmyLynn said...

+2 I'm a follower.

Ruth Schaller said...

I would love to be entered into this contest! Count me in!

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