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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Giveaways Galore *Updated*

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for Don't Know Much About ... Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis. chose the winner - it is:

Congratulations! I just need your snail mail address and I will send your book out ASAP.

If you didn't win this time, don't worry. I have two more giveaways to announce. You can enter both - all you need to do is comment on this post. Please specify which book you are interested in, or you can just indicate that you want to enter both contests. Good luck! Deadline to enter both giveaways is midnight on October 10. Here's the info on the books:

Patrick from Mammoth Advertising sent me an extra copy of Blindness by Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago. The movie will be coming out on Wednesday, and it looks excellent. You can watch trailers and get more info on the movie's official website. Since I haven't had time to read the novel yet, I'll give you the blurb from the back of the book:

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers - among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears - through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses - and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

Kind of gives you goosebumps, huh?

The second book I'm giving away is J. Scott Savage's Farworld: Water Keep, the first in a new YA fantasy series. Many of you have reviewed this one, so it probably doesn't need much of an introduction. Basically, it's the story of two unlikely heroes who embark on a dangerous quest to unite the elements of water, fire, land and air - all in an effort to save two very different, but very connected, worlds. I really enjoyed the read. My review will be up today or tomorrow. I'll also be interviewing the author in the near future, so watch for that. Scott is giving away a signed ARC of his book, so if you haven't won a copy yet, you're going to want to enter.

*Both contests are open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Publishers won't ship overseas. Sorry :(

As always, there are more reviews and giveaways to come, so stay tuned!


  1. Oh, please enter my name for Blindness - I've heard a lot about it, and the movie looks pretty interesting, but I always want to read the book first.

  2. Wow! Are you SURE I won this giveaway? :) This sounds like such a fun book. I'm so excited!

    My email: jenstusue AT yahoo

    So if you send me your email, I'll send you my snail mail. Thanks so much!

    Oh, and no need to enter me in this latest giveaway since I already have Farworld, and I already read Blindness which totally creeped me out!

  3. I sooooo want to read Blindness. It's been on my tbr for a while! So please enter my name for Blindess, if you don't mind shipping to Canada.

  4. Good point, Nicola - Both books will be coming straight from the author/publicist. I will check if they are willing to send books to Canada or overseas. I'll let you know as soon as I know.

  5. Either one, thanks. They both sound good. :)

  6. I would like to be entered as well! Both book look great!

    channywax (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. I would love a chance at Blindness. It sounds really creepy. Thanks

  8. I've been hearing so much about Blindness especially with the movie coming out. I much prefer to read the book first before seeing a movie. Looking forward to reading this one.

  9. Please enter me for Blindness! I've heard a lot of good things about it.

    bluebyrd24 at gmail dot com

  10. I'd love to read either, so please enter me for both of them!

    Thanks so much.

    Lauren51990 at aol dot com

  11. I think that I would like a chance to win either one. I am always on the lookout for a new book to read (that is why I am here checking your blog)

  12. Count me in for the Farworld giveaway. =)

  13. I want Farworld so badly! I've entered about 15 contests for it and still haven't won it.

  14. count me in for both books! :) thanks

  15. Please enter my name for Blindness. I didn't know that a movie was coming out! Ahhhh!

  16. Oops! I forgot to mention that I'll post it on my sidebar. :)

  17. please count me in for both books! They both look fabulous and I've had my eye on Far World in particular for a while now. ;)

  18. I so wish for Farworld. I am kind of desperate to read it. I have tried to get in India. It is not available as yet.


  19. I would really love to be entered in the drawing for Blindness! I do already have Farworld. Thanks for the great contest.

  20. I'd be interested in Blindness.



  21. I would like to be entered for either book. Thanks!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. Please add me to the Blindness giveaway. I read Saramago's The Double earlier this year and just loved it.

  23. I would like to be entered for Blindness! Thanks so much.

  24. Great giveaways!! Please enter me in your drawing - I would love to read Far World: Water Keep!

    I've included your giveaway on my blog!

    Take care ~ Wendi
    wbarker (at)

  25. PLease enter me for both! They sound so good and I really hope to win!!


  26. I'm more interested in Far World than Blindness. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com.

  27. Please enter me for Blindness!

  28. i can hardly wait for you to pick the winner...the curiosity is nerving!
    (i have already entered)

  29. I would love to be entered!

    kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  30. Definitely want! Both contests.


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