Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book Giveaway: Penguin Prize Pack 11+ YA Books!

The Penguin prize packs just keep getting BIGGER! In November, there were 6+ books, in January there were 8+, and now in March there are 11+ books to be won. Read on to see which books you can win. In addition to these 9, the publicist will throw in a few favorites from years past.


If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Coming April 2, 2009) In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Read my review here. (Short version - I LOVED it.)

Visit the official site for the book at http://www.ifistay.com/.

Check out Gayle Forman week at Persnickety Snark starting with a reader's snapshot.

The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson (coming April 20, 2009)
Being an heiress in 1920s Austria with nothing but a broken-down castle to your name and nary a penny in your purse could be frustrating for anyone but the Princess Theresa-Maria of Pfaffenstein. “Tessa,” however, is thrilled with her situation, as it allows her to concentrate on her love of the arts—and no one in the Viennese opera company need know that their delightful and charming under-wardrobe mistress is really a princess.

But when the dashing self-made millionaire Guy Farne arrives at the opera in search of suitable entertainment for his high society guests, Tessa realizes that there may be more to life—and love—than just music. But while the attraction between them in undeniable, Guy’s insufferable snob of a fiancĂ©e only solidifies Tessa’s determination to keep her true identity a secret. Yet, after a chance meeting with the handsome Englishman, Tessa’s reserve begins to melt, and she starts to wonder if it’s not too late for a fairytale ending…


Peace Love & Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle (coming May 14, 2009)
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

Read a review by The Compulsive Reader here.

Chasing the Bear by Robert Parker (coming May 14, 2009)
For almost forty years, Robert Parker’s inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. Now, for the first time, see how it all began as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master sheds light on Spenser’s formative years spent with his father and two uncles out West.

This is an event book for every fan of Spenser, and a revelation for teens about to discover an American icon.



Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard (coming June 11, 2009)
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips…conks her head…and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily’s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant. But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex’s heart, before her time in the past is up?

Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.

Read a review by Green Bean Teen Queen here.

Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes (coming June 25, 2009)
Wednesday, September 5, 1973: The first day of Karl Shoemaker’s senior year in stifling Lightsburg, Ohio. For years, Karl’s been part of what he calls “the Madman Underground”—a group of kids forced (for no apparent reason) to attend group therapy during school hours. Karl has decided that senior year is going to be different. He is going to get out of the Madman Underground for good. He is going to act—and be—Normal.


But Normal, of course, is relative. Karl has five after-school jobs, one dead father, one seriously unhinged drunk mother . . . and a huge attitude. Welcome to a gritty, uncensored rollercoaster ride, narrated by the singular Karl Shoemaker.

Plus by Veronica Chambers (coming soon)
Beatrice Wilson's life changes overnight when she’s discovered by a scout for the oldest, most prestigious modeling agency in America—for their plus-sized division.

Now she must find the confidence to vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photographers, and banish scheming frenemies in her rise to superstardom, all while trying to get her ex-boyfriend back. But Bea learns that to win prince charming, you first have to find a way to love yourself.



Three Cups of Tea Young Readers Edition by Greg Mortenson (out now)
In 1993, while climbing one of the world's most difficult peaks, Mortenson became lost and ill, and eventually found aid in the tiny Pakistani village of Korphe. He vowed to repay his generous hosts by building a school; his efforts have grown into the Central Asia Institute, which has since provided education for 25,000 children.

Retold for middle readers, the story remains inspirational and compelling.

Read a review by The Happy Nappy Bookseller here.


Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman (out now)
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death.

After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon’s affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon’s desperate lie comes to light, readers won’t be able to stop turning the pages …

Read a review by Alyce of At Home With Books here.


So what do you have to do to enter?

For 1 entry, tell me in the comments the approximate number of novels you read per month and how many of those are books you bought as opposed to sources like friends, the library, review books, etc. I just thought this might be interesting since a prize pack with 11+ books in it would be nearly a whole month's reading for me.

For 1 extra entry, post a link to this contest on your blog or social networking page (sidebar is fine) and leave a separate comment to tell me you've done so. No separate comment, no extra entry.

For 1 extra entry, read one of my author interviews and leave a comment at the interview post.

Deadline for entry is Sunday, April 5th at 11:59 pm CST. Open to US and Canadian residents only (sorry international readers, but those are the publisher's rules.)

277 comments:

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I read about 8 to 10 books a month and buy 2 to 3 books.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

katie said...

Please include me in this giveaway! I probably read about 12 to 15 books a month and I probably buy about 10 or so.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
katieb206@gmail.com

katie said...

There is also a link in my sidebar now!
katieb206@gmail.com

katie said...

I also left a comment on your interview with Courtney from Penguin.
katieb206@gmail.com

Madeleine said...

Wooooohoooooo, include me in this generous giveaway.
I read 1 book a week, 4-5 books a month depending on how many pages a book has. I enjoy getting into a book, so I take my time.
I buy most of my books say 3 and read 1 review book I am send for free in return for my opinion.

madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

MssJos said...

I read anywhere from 6-12 books a month, usually about half of those are store bought. I have linked this contest to my sidebar at www.mssjossreadinglist.blogspot.com

Thanks! :)
Mssjos(at)gmail[dot]com

Donna said...

Nifty! My average reading per month is kind of all over the place right now. It's usually anywhere between five and eight books a month if I'm on a roll and don't get snagged on anything. And currently they're all books I bought. Although I just finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia and those were a Christmas gift. But for the most part they're books I bought.

Donna said...

I've also posted a link to your contest in the sidebar of my blog.

Starry*Night said...

Good question Lenore! Let's see I probably read between 8-10 books a month. It depends on how much I have during the week with school and everything. But if I really want to read a book I can usually finish it in one night.

Christy

starlightgirl1114@hotmail.com

Mishel said...

This is such an awesome giveaway!!

Anywho, let's see I usually read 7 to 8 books a month but I'm really working on increasing that number.

I buy most of my books from Barnes & Nobles. I became a member of BookMooch recently so that has helped me gain a lot of books on the bottom of my TBR list. But for the most part I buy the books I read (=

Thanks so much Lenore,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel said...

&& I have a link for this on my sidebar (=

Ravenous Reader said...

Hiya!! Another great contest. Yeay!! I must say that I read about 8 to 10 books per month and Listen to 5-6 books per month due to my long commute. I probably purchase around 6 to 7 books per month, some for me and some for my friends :)

Thanks for this opportunity
curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot) com

Ravenous Reader said...

It is me again..I just posted this on my side bar :)
curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

Senfaye said...

I read 15-19 a month. I but most all of the books. I blogged about the contest! Please include me your giveaway! Link to my blog: http://amazeofbooks.blogspot.com/

-Senfaye :)
annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

Diana Dang said...

Let me scan back at my blog for an estimation... Over twenty, most of them are likely manga because they are quick reads.

I buy around one (usually mangas) every month. Top it off to ten which occur once or twice a year.

Janssen said...

Wow, I would LOVE that. I read about 15-18 books a month and I don't buy any of them. My husband and I are both in grad school right now, so we have zero extra money.

Thanks!

Diana Dang said...

I have linked this to the sidebar of my blog: www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

bermudaonion said...

It usually takes me 2 or 3 days to finish a book depending on it's size, so I'd say I finish 10 to 12 a month. Lately I've been reading mostly galleys, but I do mix in books I've bought from time to time (like right now!) This is a fabulous giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Amanda said...

ohh ohh! These books look amazing!

I read about 10 books a month and buy around 6 of them.

Amanda said...

I linked the contest in my sidebar!

Staci said...

Heavens, I probably read about 9-11 books a month, buying approx. 3 and the rest I get from my library!

Staci said...

I just linked your contest on my sidebar!!

MJ said...

My Mom died last month. Since Thanksgiving when she became really ill I've read only about 2 books a month -I just can't focus. Before then, I was reading 10 a month! I hope I can find my back.

Stacie said...

I read about 6 books a month and lately have been getting them from Hachette.

Bibliovore said...

Hey Lenore

According to LibraryThing, I read about 40 books a month, not including picture books. Of these, I buy about two or three--the rest I get from the library or from Paperbackswap.com. (Oh, PBS, how I love thee.) Please include me in your giveaway!

Maureen

Steph Su said...

Goodness, is Penguin good to you or WHAT? Hehe. From keeping track of my 50-book challenge on LT, It comes to a little over 10 books a month for me. (My reaction: that's it? But there are so many more books I have to read!). I tend to visit a lot of used bookstores and buy books that I know I'll eventually read, but my reading material is usually stuff from the library and swap sites. Hence why my TBR pile never diminishes.

I linked to this contest in my sidebar. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, Lenore!

stephxsu at gmail dot com

mindy said...

somewhere around 20 a month at least although hard to say because i some times have two or three going at once not sure about the second question as i scoff them up wherever i can minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Readingjunky said...

Wow, 11+ books. I've got my fingers crossed.

I probably read about 6-8 books a month. I purchase maybe 2-3 that I read, but I buy books constantly for my classroom. Several students stayed after school recently to count the books (crazy girls) and the current total is 2,387.

Readingjunky said...

Lenore,
I headed over to my blog right now to post info about this contest.

Thanks.

Linda J said...

I read anywhere from 10-14 books a month and lately I'd have to say I've bought ALL of them! Some from used book stores, some from my book club and some from Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc.

I am posting a link to this contest on my blog too!

BN Book Blog said...

It depends... I'm starting to average 8-10 books a month and I only buy 2 or 3, but I've read 7 books in the last week (my senioritis is getting terrible!). And I'd love to be included in this giveaway!

Beth (& Nathan too)
bnbookblog@gmail.com

scottsgal said...

I read approximately 6-8 books per month - probably 1/2 from the library and my favorite authors I buy.

msboatgal at aol dot com

Adele said...

Just want to say thanks for the link - I love If I Stay.

Someone is going to be very lucky with this haul!

the epic rat said...

Well, this month felt like a slow month for me - I read about 5 or 6 books. Last month, I actually read 11 or so books. I think it depends on my free time and the selection of books.

I try to not buy so many books and focus more on borrowing them. That way I know if they're good enough to own. I would say I'd probably walk out of B&N with 3 to 5 books every month.

cecilia { cecpham(at)gmail.com

techyone said...

I can easy read a book a day. I only buy one new book a week but buy about 10 used ones and have friends sharing with me too. I'm a book addict.

techyone at gmail dot com

the epic rat said...

Plus I just posted this on my sidebar at my blog

karinlibrarian said...

I've posted about your contest on my blog. Here is the direct link.
http://karinlibrarian.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/contest-contest-contest-presenting-lenores-penguin-prize-pack/

karinlibrarian@gmail.com

karinlibrarian said...

I read approximately 10 - 13 books a month. I purchase most of my books, but some I do get as ARCs.

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful contest.

karinlibrarian@gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

I read about 7-8 books per month.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I posted on my sidebar.

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

purplg8r said...

Ok...I don't really have an average..lets see, in January I read 18 books, in February I read 10 books and so far in March I've only read 6 books (yikes!) And again, it varies on the number of books I buy...I get a lot of books from trading sites, but there are several authors that I HAVE to buy as soon as their newest books come out.

purplg8r@aol.com

purplg8r said...

I blogged about the contest here

susan said...

Please include me in this giveaway.
Until recently, I used to read 6-10 books per month. I get most of my books on trade. I probably buy 1-2 books per month.
Thanks,
black.eyedsusan@yahoo.com

Iryna said...

I read about 10-13 books per month. I only buy about one of them (I don't like spending money).

blackink.creampaper@gmail.com

Iryna said...

I blogged about this on my sidebar.

www.gardenofbooksa.blogspot.com

Catt said...

I read about 5-8 books a month (depending on my homework load) and I buy 2-5 books. I might check 1 or 2 books from my school library though.

Love your blog, BTW

dreaming.of.books@gmail.com

cindy said...

i read 2 - 4 books on average a month. and i buy nearly all of them!

Iryna said...

I commented on your first interview with Shannon Greenland!

Katie said...

I read anywhere from 5-9 books a month - depending on how much free time I have to devote to reading.
I probably buy one or two, get one from the library, borrow one, and the rest are for review.

Catt said...

I added it to my sidebar!

dreaming.of.books@gmail.com

Katie said...

I put a link in my sidebar.

Katie said...

I also commented on your interview with Julie Kraut.

Mari said...

I usually read about 6-8 books a month. Not very much comparatively I am sure. :)

Deborah said...

My average is anywhere from four to eight per month - it really depends on what else is going on in my life. Right now, buying books is not in my budget, but in the past I bought all the books I read. asthenight at gmail dot com

Senfaye said...

I commented on the interview with Julie Kraut and Shallon Lester. Thanks for the awesome contest!!!
-Senfaye :)

mshersheysnerd said...

I read from 10-14 books per month and I buy about 1 out of that.

Erika Lynn said...

i average about 10 books a month so this would be a whole month for me too. although I think I am down this month because I have been swamped at work. And I get most of mine from the library because I am broke!

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Erika Lynn said...

i blogged about it
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/03/contest-roundup.html

Doret said...

This isn't an entry just wanted to comment. Looking forward to reading If I Stay this week, co-worker read the arc, she loved it and couldn't stop crying. The Tales of the Madman Underground, sound like something I would love, thanks for putting it on my radar.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Love to enter!

Lately my reading has been slow and I've only read about five books a month, yet I've bought about ten so far this month. My reading pile just keeps getting bigger. Out of the ones that I've read this month all of them excpet for one I picked up because I saw them on book blogs and an author interview and they looked interesting.

--Amber
sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

Emily Ruth said...

yay! giveaway!
I read about 10 books a month, usually 1 or 2 are bought, 5 or so are from publishers, and the rest are from the library :)

oh, and every so often my friend lends me one.

emilyruth@gmx.com

Emily Ruth said...

linked in sidebar!

vvb said...

I read about 5 to 8 books a month and purchase 1 to 2 books. Thanks.
vvb32@yahoo.com

Genevieve said...

Nice giveaway! Please enter me!

Books read per month:
About 10-15 books per month and I buy about half. The rest I get from the library, contests, and books for review.

caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

Genevieve said...

For 1 extra entry, post a link to this contest on your sidebar:
http://caprubia.blogspot.com/
caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi said...

Hello,

Please include me in this giveaway. I am reading about 10 books a month right now - mainly arcs - but I am not sure that I am going to be able to keep up with that pace! Especially when the kids get out of school for the summer.

Thanks for hosting.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Michelle Kuo said...

I read about 10 books per month, but I never buy any of them. I get them from giveaways, friends, and the library (mostly my friends). And this is a GREAT giveaway! I want to read some of these books SO badly!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

drey said...

I'd love to win! I don't really know how many books I read in a month. In January I read 32. In February, 13. So far in March, I've read 13 (but only posted reviews for 11 of 'em). Right now I'm not buying books - I'm hosting the 2009 Ban on Spending challenge, & haven't finished my TBR pile yet - so all of these are from the library, and for review, give or take a few from giveaway wins...

Anonymous said...

wouuld love to win

i read the whole twight series in 4 days
cheyenne

gypsywitch36@yahoo.com

Michelle Kuo said...

I also put this contest in my blog:
http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaway-links-for-march.html

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle Kuo said...

I left a comment on the Jennifer Banash post :) very interesting!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I read between 8-10 books a month-more if I can get through more audiobooks. That's what I finish too, there are months that I start books and then don't finish them (reading and on audio) I really wish I read faster and could read more-and had more time to read! I get most of mine from the library, since I work there, but I do buy at least 1-2 books a month. I've been buying more recently.
-Sarah
(Oh, thanks for linking to my P&P review!:)

S. Krishna said...

Umm...this year I've been averaging over 30 books per month. Wow, writing it out like that makes it seem even crazier! I usually buy about 1/4 of the books I read.

AmandaSue said...

I read about 5 books a month (I'm a slow reader, and haven't had much time lately) and all the books i've been reading are ones that I already own which I've bought at used book sales, online or won. Thanks for entering me for a great bunch of books!

donnas said...

Please enter me. I read probably about 15-20 books a month. And buy about 5-10.

Thanks!
bacchus76 at myself dot com

mjmbecky said...

I generally read 6 to 8 books a month, during the school year. On my off times, I read 10 to 15. Out of these 2 to 3 are usually ones that I have purchased, and the rest usually come from the library.

Thanks!
Becky
mjmbecky@yahoo.com

mjmbecky said...

I'm not very good with adding creative graphics, but I've added this giveaway in the sidebar of my book blog.

Thanks again!
Becky
mjmbecky@yahoo.com

Ali said...

I don't keep track of how many books I read, but I've reviewed 10 in the last month. 8 were from publishers and 2 were from the library. I've probably read 2 additional ones that I didn't review.

worducopia(at)gmail(dot)com

Meredith said...

I generally read about 15 to 25 books a month. And I only buy like 2 a month; but if I earned more money as a crossing guard, I would totally buy more!

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I read about 4 or 5 books a month. Most are from the library or a friend but 1 or 2 are usually bought or won.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Thao said...

Another great contest thanks to Penguin and Lenore : D

Good luck to everyone who enters!

susan said...

Link is here

http://blackeyedsusans.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-lovn-monday_23.html

My sidebar, too.

Laina said...

I tend to read about twenty a month, I'd say, and I don't buy any of them. I get them from the library mostly and sometimes a review book or two, or something I won in a contest.

I put a link to this contest here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/03/march-23rd-2009-contests.html

And I left a comment on the AS King interview.

Laina1312@gmail.com

Meghan said...

I read 15-18 books a month depending on time constraints! Out of those, I probably purchase 2-3. It depends on my review load for that particular month. This is a fantastic giveaway!

Holly said...

What a fun giveaway!! I've read 20 books so far by the end of March so I guess that's 6-7 books a month. I would say it is pretty evenly spread out whether the books I read are ARCS/free, library or books I bought. I actually try really hard to spread it around when I'm choosing my next book to read.

I also took a gander at your P.J. Bracegirdle author interview and left a comment.

Thanks for hosting!

isaacson.holly[at]gmail[dot]com

liane66 said...

I read about 8-10 a month and most have been bought.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

Novel reading varies hugely for me -- 3 to 15 a month! I get into and out of routines with it.

I also read about four non-fiction books a month for school and another non-fiction or so a month for myself. Those go a lot slower for me (maybe because I read novels for teens and non-fiction for adults).

Most of my reading, though, as a sociology grad student, is journal articles. Not nearly as fun as Laurie Halse Anderson... or MT Anderson... but I persevere.

KB said...

I read about 8 books per month during school. 6 books are for book clubs and then I usually have a book to read for a staff member and I try to read a book of my own choosing too! I've been buying at least 6 of these per month and then borrowing the rest but I'm going to try and borrow more and buy less!

teach46530 AT gmail Dot com

GirlwiththeBraids said...

I read about 6-8 books a month and I can't remember buying any of them except for one (on sale at Barnes and Noble). I think it's pretty cool that book bloggers and book reviewers get so many opportunities to receive free books!

When I saw this contest in my Google Reader and found out that 5 of them are on my Wish List, I had to sign up even though there are 88!!! entries already. It's impossible that I would win but ... I want my conscience to be clear. :)

-ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura said...

I read 10 to 15 in a month. Some month's are heavy on purchased books, but I do a lot of library and free online books as well.

This giveaway looks awesome! Thanks.

Laura said...

I posted this on my blog at wwww.theimperfectblog.com

Reader Rabbit said...

Okayy. This is going to make me sound crazy, right?
I read AT LEAST 20 books a month, though some are rereads. (I love to revisit old favorites.)

Also, before I used to buy at least 3 books a month but now I'm hovering around .5 a monthish. So the majority are loans from friends, library loaners and review copies. :)

Reader Rabbit said...

oh. and I linked your contest to my sidebar at www.readerrabbit.blogspot.com

stargirlreads said...

probably read 8 books a month and buy 8. Funnily enough, those aren't the books I end up reading :P

princessashley9@gmail.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I probably read 8-10 books a month and of those I have bought at least half. Thanks for the contest!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

beccaajoy said...

Yay! I want to enter! I read 4 - 5 books a month, and almost always I buy them. (My library is an agonizing 30 minutes away, by car.)

HJ said...

So totally want to be included in this giveaway! I read about 10 - 12 books per month and I buy maybe 2 out of that handful, lower than I would like but at least my local library is getting more attention!
Thanks! This is awesome. halleyjane@mac.com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Awesome giveaway!!

I read about 10-12 books a month, and would love to win a whole months reading. I usually purchase 1 to 2 a month, but am mostly reading review copies right now.

HJ said...

And just to help the odds - I posted a comment on your interview with AS King "The Dust of 100 Dogs". Loved the in character aspect of it!
halleyjane@mac.com

debbiesworld said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway. I read about 20-25 books a month and buy probably 1/2 of them. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I also blogged about your contest here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/other-book-giveaways/

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I also posted on your Shannon Greenland-Model Spy interview.

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

Amee said...

I think I average around 6-8 books a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on what's going on. Since I no longer review, I buy all my books (a lot come from paperbackswap.com so it's like $2.50 per book which is the cost to ship one book with media mail). I don't borrow many books. Maybe 2-3 a year tops.

Amee said...

I just commented on the Jennifer Banash interview for an extra entry. :)

Christine in NJ said...

Hi... Great give away!... I read about 8-10 books a month. I purchase about 3 a month, the others I get from friends or the library!

chriscasano@optonline.net

carolsnotebook said...

I read about 10 books a month, give or take. Most I've gotten from the library or in the mail. I may buy one or two, a month, tops.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

ikkinlala said...

I read 10-20 novels per month, depending on how long they are and on what else is going on. I only buy about 1 book in an average month - I'm heavily dependent on the library.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Crystal said...

Please enter me.

I read 10-15 books a month on average. I probably buy 3-4 a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

crystalfulcher at ec dot rr dot com

(: Isa :) said...

These past couple of months, I've been reading more than usual at about 11. Wow, that's a lot for me. Mostly, the books come from the library or rarely, if i beg enough, I'll be allowed to buy one!
Thank you for the contest!

greenc70@gmail.com

silverhartgirl said...

I read about 8 month i buy 3 new books a month and borrow the rest
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

Amy said...

oh wow, fantastic contest! I read about 15 books a month...
theodoragroger@yahoo.com

One Swede Read said...

I read about 10 books a month, unless I'm reading chunksters - I'm working on a 1,500-pager right now (A Suitable Boy). About 8 of those are bought, some new and some used.

Indigo said...

I usually read about 1 book a week, in the cold winter months it can end up being 2 per week. I love taking my time with my books, savoring them, not rushing to finish them. I usually buy upwards of 10-15 books per month. I will never have a small TBR pile. I always fear never having enough books.

Thanks for this opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I have to admit, I am a book-aholic. I buy everything and read about 20 books a month. My book shelves are going to explode one of these days.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

biblauragraphy said...

That's a good-looking bundle of books! I usually read between 15 and 20 books a month. Most of those are review copies, gifts, or library books. I'd say I buy two or three books a month for myself. And lots more as gifts! There's nothing better than a book for a gift.

twonickelsoradime at gmail

Jenn said...

On average, I read between 10-12 books in a month. In the summer I read more, because I am off from school. I buy most of the books I read, so I probably buy around 9-10 books a month. Although I do buy a lot at half price, so they are not at list price.

Thanks for having this awesome contest!

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

Christina Farley said...

Wow! So many entrants. This is super exciting! I'll put a link to your contest on my blog too because this is some party!

I read depending on if I'm fast drafting or between 8-10 books a month.

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Lianne said...

Please include me in this giveaway too! I read about 10-15 books a month. I buy maybe 2 or three of them but get most from the library and a few from friends and family.

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a fabulous prize pack!! I read about 8-10 books a month. Half of them I buy. My husband is at this moment building a bookshelf for the bedroom because we are overflowing. But I'd be happy to win more :^)

Priya said...

Great giveaway! I usually read about 13 books a month, of which 1 or 2 are bought.

I also commented on your interview with A.S. King.

priyagan@gmail.com

Jen said...

Entry 1 ^_^ Ive been really conscious about this the last few months read 13 books each month in the past few months, thats just new books though ^_^ I try to read about half a book a day but I usually get more in on weekends. At least half are lends and a couple are from the library. My sister and I share all the time. So do a couple of my friends. It is really good to get a taste of what other people are reading. The library hear isnt really well stocked though T_T.

Jen said...

For 1 extra entry, Ive put you in my sidebar <3 Look under contest links. ^_^

truexillusions said...

I'd absolutely love to win these books.

I average about 10 books a month and I (try) to buy 1 or 2 a month. Occasionally it's 3 or 4.

Val [truexillusions@aol.com]

Infant Bibliophile said...

I read MANY children's books (as you'll see on my blog), but reading for myself has been sorely lacking since I became a mom 16 months ago. I recently started trying to rectify that by joining a monthly book club, so I am at least reading 1 book/month, but I also have a to be read list and plan to try to get back to my own bookworm ways. I never really counted, but I'd say I probably used to read a couple of books a week while commuting to work, and almost all were library loans. I don't like to reread books, so I tend not to buy them (children's books notwithstanding).

Infant Bibliophile said...

I commented on your Everything Beautiful in the World author interview. Thanks for the great give away!

Jen said...

For an extra : Ive flipped though and commented on a couple of your 2009 interviews since I subscribed.
I really liked the Jennifer Banash one ^_^

Christina Farley said...

I've added my link. Yippee!

Nora said...

I'd love to enter! I'd say I read about 10-20 books per month, depending on mood and schedule.

wishonstars13@hotmail.com

Nora said...

I linked here: http://noraatnow.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-contests_23.html

wishonstars13@hotmail.com

Pissenlit said...

According to my goodreads account, last year, on average, I read 12 to 13 books a month. That's not including rereads which I do a lot, often more than I read new books. And because last year was a tight budget-kinda year, on average, I only purchased about 2 books a month, some of which were used.

Pissenlit said...

Oh and I read and commented on your interview with Julia Hoban.

Nicole said...

I read about 10 books a month and almost all of them come from the library, with a few coming from friends! I used to buy 3-5 a month but with the economy what it is right now, that just isn't an option for me anymore.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

katayoun said...

i read around 7 to 10 books a month and i'd say on average i buy 1 to 1.5 books a month, though it's done in spurts, that is i buy 5 or 6 and then don't buys for a while and then again go and buy a couple.

katayoun said...

commented on your interview with banash and king!

vampireprincess said...

Read about 5 to ten books a month. Buy tons and tons and take just as many out of the library. k

Sadako said...

Read about 10-15 a month but only buy maybe one a month.

dibblyfresh1@gmail.com Thanks!!

Sadako said...

Also just put you in my side bar.

http://dibblyfresh1.blogspot.com/

dibblyfresh1@gmail.com

Fancy Day said...

Wow, what a cool selection of books! I read 8-15 books a month, just depends. I probably buy 5-10 books each month and the rest come from the library... but it would be exciting to have an infusion of books come from a giveaway :)

Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.

Stacey said...

Wow reading the other comments I realize I don't read that much each month, but I savor what I do read! I read about 1-2 books a week so 4-8 books a month, usually closer to 5 or 6.

I'd say most of them are either purchase books or borrowed books. Occasionally I get a library book for my book club.

Thanks for the giveaway! All of these books sound great!

staera@gmail.com

The Voter said...

I don't as much time as I wish, so I have only read 1 to 2 books a month. But sometimes I can read up to maybe 20!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i read three to four books a month when i'm in school and i read about 8-12 when i don't have shcool !! I love reading! i buy about 2 books a month! =)

Elizabeth said...

Posted here:
http://underagereading.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/free-books-3/

BUSY BEE said...

I read as much as I can with 2 young kids and raising them on my own I can only read late at night. Still I get to about 10 books a month and usually have about 2-3 audiobooks that I keep going. Thanks for the book giveaway!

whitten100@yahoo.com

Martha said...

Hello there, please include me in this giveaway! I'd say I read roughly 2 to 3 books a week, so 10 to 12 books per month. I'd average 11 of those books were ones that I purchased through bookstores, quality paperback book club, used book stores and online and just one would be a giveaway or one I didn't otherwise pay for. (That number is greater after Christmas and my birthday :)

NotNessie said...

Please include in your giveaway. I read about 16 books each month and winning this would really help support my habit. I buy 2-3 books per month.

NotNessie said...

forgot to leave my email address

gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca
Thanks! Vanessa

NotNessie said...

Posted your contest on my facebook.

gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca
Thanks! Vanessa

Martha said...

Hello there, second entry: I have posted a notice about this contest on my blog, snarkvalley.blogspot.com.

Thank you!

~Martha

m.v.lynch AT gmail DOT com
or snark.valley AT gmail DOT com

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

I read way too fast, and generally read at least 1 book per day, sometimes 2. Weekends go up. So between 30 and 60 books a month. I read children's, YA, romances, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, scholarly books... I'm trying to cut way back on buying books so I'm doing a lot of rereading and library books but I think I'm still buying about 5 books a month. Used to be much higher...
JennysWonderlandofBooks at gmail.com

Nicole Politi (DogEar) said...

I read about 10 J chapter books, 20 picture books, 6 YA novels, and 1 Nonfic a month. So about 37 books a month. I get the majority from the library and buy rarely (I really have to love it). I also get a lot of free galley copies. I posted a link on my blog, DogEar.

(I accidentally sent an email earlier. My bad!)

Nely said...

Wow! What a great giveaway, please enter me.

I read anywhere from 10 to 15 books a month. Most of them are bought a few are borrowed from friends. I rarely go to the library - which I should since that would be easier on my pocket. :) About 2-3 are review books.

Thanks,
Nely
nelaine(dot)sanchez(at)gmail(dot)com

2ndgenlibrarian said...

According to Goodreads, so far this year I'm averaging 14 books a month. I've stopped buying books on a regular basis, but probably read a purchased book every month or so. I do love the library.

Megan said...

I read about 12-16 books a month. I buy 2 or three of them. Please enter me.

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Blogged here

http://megan-thebookreader.blogspot.com/2009/03/contest_25.html

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Left a comment on Jennifer Banash interview.

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Charlie said...

I read about 6 books a month and buy about 1 of these. I work in a library, so I borrow more than I buy.

Serena said...

No need to enter me...but those look like a great bunch of books.

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

The amount of books I read per month tends to vary - in Jan. it was 41, in Feb., it was 32. So far this month, I've read 26 I think. I almost never buy books. I get the majority from the library, some as gifts, some off Paperback Swap, some off Book Mooch, and win some in contests. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize pack!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Lenore,
I included your contest on a post where I was giving away prizes! Here's the link...

http://solvangsherrie.blogspot.com/2009/03/and-winner-is.html

AJ said...

Please enter me in your contest.
I read about 10 or 11 books a month and I mostly get these from the library or buy them secondhand at Goodwill and thrift stores and such.
-Alyssa
spaceygirl99403@yahoo.com

AJ said...

And I linked you in my sidebar. At http://apathy-aj.blogspot.com/.
And I commented on one your interviews.

alexandrea said...

Phew! I didn't know Parker had a new book out!
I read about 4 books a month only now. Most of them are used from the half priced bookstores lately though. I do sometimes purchase new books from amazon.com but those are usually cooking or other fiction

Angiegirl said...

I read between 7 and 10 books a month. Usually 2 or 3 of them come from outside sources like the library and the rest I buy myself. Thanks for running the contest!

AmyOops said...

i read about 2-4 books a week. depending how busy i am at work. (ssh dont tell)

But I would give these books to my two daughters, and they both read about 3 books a month (novels not short stories)

Kathryn said...

Please enter me in the contest!

I average about two dozen books a month .. about a dozen of those are actual novels (romance/mystery/ya) and the other dozen are middle grade readers.

Sandra K321 said...

Unfortunately, I don't have time to read more than maybe 2 a month. Quite often these are books I have either bought for my high school sons (required English reading) or ones that I bought at our local library book cellar. My younger son is currently reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation series for fun and would probably grab the Eon book. (He is impatiently waiting for the final book in the Wheel of Time series.)

Marta said...

I read about 20 a month and hardly buy any anymore

Marta said...

oops

tbbycatt@ gmail.com

Jenna said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway!

It depends on the month. If I have school that month it averages about five books a month. If it's summer than its more like seven or eight a month. I used to buy all my books (but now i'm broke) so lately i've been using the library. Before though, half of my books were books I bought, and the other half ca,e from other sources (friends, etc.)

Contact: jennapomme@yahoo.com

Alexa said...

What a fabulous give away :)

I read between 6-10 books a month depending on what I'm doing. I usually buy about half of them.

Hillary said...

I read between 7 and 10 books per month. I buy 1-2 books per month Recently I've been getting a bunch of them in the mail and I haven't been buying many.

yalitgoodbadugly said...

This month I believe I've read about 5, but each month varies greatly! I focus on YA books, I tend to take them out of the library, and then if I think they'd be a good addition to my future classroom library (I'm a licensed English Teacher w/out a job) I buy them.

I've been reviewing YA books for a few months now on my blog: http://yalitgoodbadugly.wordpress.com

yalitgoodbadugly said...

I put a link in my blog: http://yalitgoodbadugly.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/opportunity-for-free-books

I'd also like to say I haven't read any of the books listed there, so it'd be a great to get to read some new stuff!

Lisa said...

There is one book in particular that has me bouncing in my seat - the Robert B. Parker! I own every single Spenser mystery, so you know this is going to make it onto my shelves, one way or the other.

For the record, 1 read about 6 books a month. Where they come from depends on the month - I buy books, I take audiobooks out of the library, and publishers and authors have been very generous with me.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jenn said...

well I think that I usually read around 6 to 10 depending how busy I am and how long the books are. And what a great giveaway!! there all amazing books that id loved to win!!So please enter me!

jenhabs@hotmail.com

debblou said...

I read about 5 - 10 books a month, I usually buy about the same number of them through book clubs, local book sales or receive them as gifts. I really should start going to the library... I usually share with friends and then resell some on amazon... great prize package... I would love to win and try some new authors...

towerofbooks said...

I read about 5 books a month, and I usually buy 1 or 2 of those.

towerofbooks(at)gmail.com

towerofbooks said...

I posted this on my sidebar.

http://towerofbooks.wordpress.com

Erica said...

Omg. GREAT BOOKS!!!

I left a comment over a your Willow interview (which was really interesting, I want to read it so bad :P)

It depends on the month really, but generally I read about 5 books a week so about 20ish a month, and I actually probably buy like 2. The rest i get from online, friends, the library, or paper back swap (I get a LOT off there every month)

Allison said...

Hmm, per week, I usually read an average of 3-5 books :D Which totals me per month around 12-17? Almost all of my books are checked out from the library, due to my job-less teenage status :P

Thanks!
Allison
chocolate_or_die@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I read at least 5 books a month.
Brookelillian@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I read at least 5 books a month.
Brookelillian@yahoo.com

Kiki said...

I'm at around 4-5 books per month, maybe more if I have more time on my hands. Considering I KNOW I can read a 300 page book in under 3 hours, you'd think I'd read more per month. Hmm...maybe I should up the ante...this giveaway would sure help!

Kiki
ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

Kiki said...

I blogged about it here:

http://mystikminx.livejournal.com/609443.html

Kiki
ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

Lilibeth Ramos said...

I read about 8+ books a month, since I'm in school most of the time it kinda limits for reading-enjoying time, you know?

Lilibeth Ramos said...

I have posted a link in my blog about this contest, check it out!

Dominique said...

those sound like great books! please count me in!

in the past 2-3 months I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like to cause of how hectic my schedule got (varsity seasons, concerts, productions + coaching!) so I've only been able to read about 2-4 books a month, excluding the books I read for AP. I've been spending more time reading my textbooks, if anything! lol
the last book I bought was Hamlet a few months ago :( I have borrowed several books from the library and gotten some for review though :)

Dominique
bookvault(at)yahoo.com

Shalonda said...

Ok, 11 is my lucky number, so I'm feeling pretty confident!

I'm not a really fast reader. So I would say I read about 4 books during the 9 months we are in school. I read at least double that amount in the summer.

I buy probably an average of 4 books a month; however the books I read typically come for review or are checked out of the library.

Shalonda said...

I also linked the contest to my sidebar!

http://shalondasblog.blogspot.com

Me said...

I read about 15-20 books a month. I work at a library, so I buy books maybe once or twice a year - as gifts.
Thanks!
Cari
neohippy10@hotmail.com

Me said...

I've posted a comment on one of your Greenland interviews!
Thanks!
Cari
neohippy10@hotmail.com

baggypants said...

I read one or two novels a month...as time allows and I usually buy them myself...my taste in literature is different then my friends!!

Thanks for this great contest!!

baggypants

Natalie said...

The number of novels I read per month varies hugely. Last year I read in total around 110 books, which would suggest I read around 9 books per month, but in reality it fluctuates from 5-15 per month. I don't usually buy books unless used or if they're by an author I especially like, so I probably buy 1-2 books per month. Thanks for this generous offer!

yummyfishmeister@gmail.com

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

About 15 right now, but in the summer it'll probably move up to 22ish. Most are bought or review copies. Thanks for such a wonderful contest! I really hope I win...

~bella aire~
not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I've posted about this here: http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-penguin-books.html

Anonymous said...

Please include me. I normally read about 6 books a month but that's gone down a lot because of school.
I probably don't buy any of those; it's very rare that I do.
McKenzie
mac.attack17@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I probably read about 5-6 books a month, right now, on average. I usually read more, but schoolwork is keeping me really busy. I rarely buy the books I read. Maybe 1 book a month. I usually just get them from a library or a friend.

Melanie

melmarie1@yahoo.com

writemeg said...

Wow! In a typical month, I probably work my way through five or six books. If I'm reading YA, that'll probably go up a bit -- I tend to devour those really fast! :) I buy quite a few books but also get them through BookMooch and borrow from friends and coworkers. And make sure to always return them! :)

Thanks for the chance! How exciting.

Megan -- writing.meg [at] gmail.com

Karen Kincy said...

I read between 5-10 novels per month, I think, on top of the books I read for college. Most of them are library books or books won through contests. Since I'm still in the category of poor college student, I have to be selective about books I actually buy, though I'm always tempted to buy more whenever I get money.

I blogged about this contest here: http://ravelda.livejournal.com/331381.html.

karenkincy [at] hotmail [dot] com

Alana said...

I probably read about 10 or 11 too. I buy about half. I'm mostly a library girl...

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