Oh, sorry, maybe the message didn't come through clear enough:
I AM HOLDING A BIIIIIG GIVEAWAY.
Get excited! As per your recommendations when I asked what you'd like to be given away on my blog, I am giving away bundles of both old AND new books that I really enjoyed.
The Old (aka the Tried and True)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Flipped by Wendelin van Draanen (review)
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (review)
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (Perfect Fifths review)
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (review)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The New (aka the Stuff You Should Be Checking Out)
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (review)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (review)
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender (review)
Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson (review)
(Note: the "new" books may or may not be ARCs.)
There will be THREE (3) random winners.
1st winner gets their choice of TWO (2) of the "new" books and THREE (3) of the "old."
2nd winner gets their choice of ONE (1) of the remaining "new" books" and TWO (2) of the remaining "old."
3rd winner gets the remaining "new" book and one out of the remaining "old."
Ready to support teen lit? (As if you didn't already.) Here's how to enter--and it would do you well to read everything carefully before entering:
Leave a comment describing how you have been and/or plan on supporting teen literature in the present and future.
You don't have to be creative or put too much thought into your answer. However, it should be more than a phrase long. And you MUST answer the prompt above or you will be automatically disqualified from the giveaway. (I'd also rather not see answers like, "duh, I read" or "I have my blog." How else besides in those two ways do you support teen lit?)
+++Also there is a SPECIAL PRIZE for the most well written answer to the prompt, of THREE (3) 2009 RELEASE BOOKS (hardback or paperback; can include paperback reprints) OF HIS OR HER CHOICE. The special prize winner will also be featured as a Friday Featured Blogger and will basically get heaps and heaps of fame and praise piled upon him/her.+++
Oh, and I may or may not be adding more books to the giveaway pile, but I'll keep you updated on that...
*****And if any kindly author likes the idea of what this giveaway is about and would like to help a funding-handicapped college student out via donations of books or swag, please do not hesitate to contact me at stephxsu at gmail dot com. I promise you I will do all I can to promote you and your books as a thank you for your kindness and dedication to the cause. :)*****
For extra entries:
+1 if you follow me/already follow me (and let me know here!!! a Reader is okay)
+1 if you link to this contest somewhere and leave me the link (1 entry for every place you link this to--Facebook, MySpace, etc.; sidebars are okay)
+1 if you add me to your blogroll and let me know
+1 if you let me know from whom or where you heard about this giveaway
+1 for every person who lists you as his/her referrer to this giveaway
+1 for each giveaway book review that you comment on. (Links to the reviews are above next to the titles for your convenience; I will be posting more reviews of giveaway books up in the future, so watch out for those.) Let me know here that you've commented on the review(s).
+1 for something that's to be determined later...?
No need to post separate comments for your extra entries (though if you do so, you won't get penalized). This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and ends Wednesday, May 6, 2009. (And that is so that I can mail your books out before the postage increase!)
All in all there will be FOUR (4) winners for this Support Teen Lit Giveaway, so start writing, commenting, and entering!!!