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>> Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This Contest is Closed

Sadly this is my last entry (on this site) for the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. *sniff, sniff* But it's a good one because I will have three, yes three, winners!

I've been so very lucky to have built a relationship with Hachette Book Group over the past couple months. They send me books to read, I do a review and (more often than not) give away the book. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures (one that I don't get to indulge in as much as I would like) and I love that I get to share amazing authors with all of you who stop by to read my thoughts. I'm humbled. Not only by the generosity shown to me by a company that I didn't know about until recently but also by the fact that so many of you continue to visit my little slice of the web.

Whew, ok, tissue break. I get so emotional sometimes...

A while back I gave away a book and asked for feedback on which books from Hachette's "most viewed" list you all would like to read. I got great response from that and the books requested were:

The Host (from the author of the Twilight series)
Outliers (the story of success)
Dewey the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (this one is special to me as it is a true Iowa story)

The bad news: Now, I've read none of these; I have no reviews to offer. But they all sound great.

The good news: I have one of each book to give away! To qualify visit the provided link for each book. Then, in the comments, tell me which book is your first choice, which is your second and which is your third. (I can't guarantee you will get your first choice.)

For an extra entry subscribe to Iowa Geek via email (you can do this near the top of the page in the right column) or add my button to your blog. Leave another comment telling me you did so.

For a third entry either blog or twitter this contest. Leave another comment with the blog link or your twitter id so I can confirm this entry.

US and Canadian entries only, please.

Only three entries per person, please. Make sure I can easily find an email to contact you; I will not search for one. Contest ends January 30 at 11:59pm. I will draw the winner Saturday, January 31. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear back from the winner within that time another winner will be drawn.




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76 comments:

Naomi 12:55 PM  

Outliers (Gladwell is a fascinating author)
Dewey (I love kitties!)
The Host (I am the only person who hasn't read Twilight)

Diana Dang 1:06 PM  

I want:

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

=)

Anonymous 1:07 PM  

Dewey
Outliers
the Host :)

Rebecca
rlb46341(at)yahoo(dot)com

sherri419 1:10 PM  

I would be happy with any of them, but since you want a preference:

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

sherri419 at gmail dot com

AmandaSue 1:16 PM  

I'd like to be entered for the Host or Outliers (I already have Dewey) Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

cdziuba 1:28 PM  

Dewey
Outliers
the Host

Amanda B. 2:05 PM  

Dewey
The Host
Outliers

If I win one I will let you borrow it then you can review it...LOL

Amanda B. 2:06 PM  

I'm a subscriber.

Amanda B. 2:09 PM  

Twittered.

http://twitter.com/AjBeede/status/1156310601

Aimee 2:22 PM  

The Host

Dewey

Outliers

traymona 2:46 PM  

The Host
Dewey
Outliers
traymona[at]aol.com

Mo 3:00 PM  

1. The Host
2. Dewey
3. Outliers
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Jacqueline in Atlanta 3:05 PM  

1. The Host
2. Outliers
I already have Dewey

What would the world be like without books, eh??

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Nickolay 4:22 PM  

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

jason@allworldautomotive.com

Mia J. 4:47 PM  

I would like:
1. Outliers
2. Dewey
3. The Host

Thanks for the chance.

tatertot374 5:19 PM  

Thank you for having this!
I would love to win. I would choose
1. Dewey
2. Outliers
3. The Host
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

FatalisFortuna 5:20 PM  

The Host
Outliers
Dewey

Marigold 5:31 PM  

What a great selection! I would rank the books as follows:

1. Outliers (Gladwell writes science for english majors)
2. Dewey (I am a recovering librarian and unabashed cat owner)
3. The Host (You can't go wrong with aliens)

Thank you!

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky 5:50 PM  

I would love to have

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

mindy 7:20 PM  

dewey
the host
outliers

thanks for the giveaway

robin_titan 7:27 PM  

Oh thanks for this! I love books :D

the host
outliers
dewey

taterbug 10:04 PM  

I love new books. Thanks for the giveaway!

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

MOMFOREVERANDEVER 11:18 PM  

The Host
Dewey
Outliers

janetfaye 4:02 AM  

Dewey
Outliers
The Host

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye 4:02 AM  

Subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

The Fritz Facts 7:33 AM  

The Host (drooling over this one for weeks)
Outliers
Dewey

You rule...I love me some books!

The Fritz Facts 7:33 AM  

Blogging about this one...love books.

The Fritz Facts 7:33 AM  

I am a subscriber!

liane66 8:08 AM  

1. Dewey
2. Outliers
3.
the Host
Thanks for the giveaway!

kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

goin-crazy 9:02 AM  

1. Dewey
2. The Host
3. Outliers

Thanks for the giveaway!

clenna 9:02 AM  

I would love Dewey as my first choice - a good heart warming story.
Second choice: Outliers
Third choice: The Host

clenna 9:02 AM  

Subscriber

flmom 9:04 AM  

1-Dewey
2-Outliers
3-The Host

Laurel 10:22 AM  

1 - the host
2 - dewey
3 - outliers (only because we already own it and have given it to everyone we know who would enjoy it... it's an AWESOME book!!!)

Erika Lynn 10:58 AM  

The Host
Outliers
Dewey the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

thanks!

ikkinlala 11:15 AM  

Outliers
Dewey
The Host (not really my thing at all)

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

silverhartgirl 11:46 AM  

1. Dewey the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.
I am from Iowa and would love to read this.
2. The Host i have not read any of the twilight books
3. outliers

Anya 11:55 AM  

Dewey
Outliers
Host

Thanks for the chance.

Francine 4:13 PM  

Host
Dewey
Outliers

Thanks for the giveaway.

fmd518@inbox.com

Francine 4:14 PM  

I am subsribed via email.

fmd518@inbox.com

Leland's Mama 6:21 PM  

1. The Host
2. Dewey
3. Outliers
Thanks! :)

Leland's Mama 6:22 PM  

I subscribe via email.

Kelly 6:30 PM  

My order:

1. Dewey
2. The Host
3. Outliers

Thank you for the giveaway; I love new books! :)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Deedles 7:28 PM  

I would choose this order-
The Host
Dewey
Outliers

Great giveaway! I just love a good book.

mom2boys 7:41 PM  

Love me some books!

Host
Dewey
Outliers

Thanks for the giveaway!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

mom2boys 7:43 PM  

I subscribed! Thanks


hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

A family of boys 7:49 PM  

Host
Outliers
Dewey

but I absolutely love any books at all. :)

Thanks for the chance.

demmi 8:02 PM  

Dewey Host Outliers con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy 8:51 PM  

Imjust subscribed by e-mail. Thanks!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy 8:52 PM  

My choices if I win,
if possible please:

1. Dewey (I'm a librarian!)
2. Outliers
3. The Host

Thank you for the giveaway!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Bcteagirl 9:33 PM  

In order my preference would be: Outliers, the Host, Dewey.
Thank you for this contest! I am an avid bookcrosser and would love to read and release these books!

guettel78 10:24 PM  

Great giveaway! I'm dying to get my hands on "Outliers" -- I heard a talk that Malcolm Gladwell gave at a conference a couple years ago and really loved his first two books, "Blink" and "The Tipping Point." He writes about complex phenomena in a really accessible way, which is not easy to do.

So my first choice would be Outliers, then Dewey, and then The Host (not a Twilight fan really).

Thanks for the chance to win!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 10:25 PM  

Subscribed to your blog through email - thanks!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 10:26 PM  

Tweeted the giveway (as guettel78) here: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/1160759214

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Becca 1:54 AM  

The order you have them in is the order I want them in.

The Host
Outliers
Dewey the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Becca 1:54 AM  

I am subscribed via email. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

AudreyO 8:24 AM  

1. Outliers
2. Dewey
3. The Host

ShaunJoy 8:50 AM  

I love a good read and haven't had anything new in a while. Thanks for sharing these with us! My picks would be...

1. Dewey (the wonder cat)
2. Outliers
3. The Host

hondaray6 9:45 AM  

Our cold Maine winter is quickly using up my new reads~ I'd like them all!
Outliers
Dewey
The Host
Thanks for sharing

hondaray6 9:49 AM  

I twittered http://twitter.com/hondaray6

hondaray6 9:50 AM  

I'm an email subscriber

Julie 10:13 AM  

The host, then dewey, and then outliers. Thanks for the chance!

Alyce 12:52 PM  

The Host then Outliers. I already own Dewey.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce 12:52 PM  

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/AtHomeWithBooks/status/1162480556

Brimful Curiosities 1:01 PM  

1. Dewey (gotta love anything that combines libraries with cats, that and Iowa is mighty close to me!)
2. Outliers
3. The Host

Brimful Curiosities 1:03 PM  

Tweet: http://twitter.com/iambrimful/status/1162512523

Valerie 2:26 PM  

1) Dewey-ah what cute kitty
2) Outliers
3) The Host (I'm sorry, but Twilight is overrated -shudder-)
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Amanda 3:02 PM  

Dewey
Outliers
The Host

kamlchap(at)gmail(dot)com

susan1215 4:16 PM  

Dewey
Outliers
the Host

Nicole 5:21 PM  

I REALLY want to win Host. 2nd choice is Outliers and 3rd is Dewey

freetibet 7:09 PM  

Outliers
Dewey
The Host
Thanks for the chance. freetibet1974 at yahoo dot com

Betty C 9:49 PM  

1) Dewey - I've read reviews
2) Outliers
3) The Host

Betty C 9:52 PM  

Your button is on my sidebar.

Tammy 1:52 AM  

Dewey, Outliers, the Host

Jackie B. 9:02 AM  

My choices:
The Host
Dewey
Outliers

Jackie B. 9:03 AM  

I am a subscriber.

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