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Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Prizes!

While Thoreau went to the woods because he wanted to live deliberately, I went to Book Expo America to line my prize coffers. So kind of the same thing.

Naw, I really enjoyed BEA and the Book Blogger Convention and hope to teach my readers how to work that floor like a MotherReader. But it’s true that I did have a big goal in collecting books for prizes for this 48 Hour Book Challenge. I want to make it clear that if I’m giving a book away, it is indeed my only copy. I didn’t get “extras” for these prizes. So will I give away my signed copy of The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann? Umm, I’m not sure yet. But I will give away these signed titles:
  • Goliath, by Scott Westerfield (ARC)
  • The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC)
  • Cold Kiss, by Amy Garvey (ARC)
  • Shut Out, by Kody Keplinger (ARC)
  • Legend, by Marie Lu (ARC)
  • The Iron Queen, by Julie Kagawa (PB)
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan (HB)
  • The Daughters Take the Stage, by Joanna Philbin (HB)
  • Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play, by Ridley Pearson (HB)
  • Bright Young Things, by Anna Godbersen (HB)
I have just a few unsigned ARCs that I hear may be of interest, and would be happy to include a few more high-demand ARCs as donations to the 48HBC:
  • Dark Eden, by Patrick Carman
  • The Jewel of the Kalderash, by Marie Rutkoski
And that’s it for galleys. It was true what they said about them being harder to find than in the past. But if you’ve got ’em and can spare ’em, I’ll take them for the 48HBC. Contact me at MotherReader AT gmail DOT com.

I am happy to have author-donated books that will be sent to randomly selected participants, because not everyone can aim for forty-eight hours of reading — though it sure is fun to try. Some lucky readers will win personalized, signed copies of:
  • The Latte Rebellion, by Sarah Stevenson
  • Scars, by Cheryl Rainfield
  • I Fooled You: Ten Stories of Tricks, Jokes and Switcheroos (PB anthology), signed by Carmela Martino
  • Dragon Speaker: The Last Dragon, by Cheryl Rainfield
  • Little Chicken’s Big Day, by Katie Davis
So excellent! I also have donated books for the winner prize packages from HarperCollins’ Walden Pond Press:
  • The Billionaire’s Curse, by Richard Newsome (PB)
  • The Emerald Casket, by Richard Newsome (HB)
  • Juniper Berry, by M.P. Kozlowsky (signed bookplate) (HB)
  • Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka (signed bookplate) (PB)
  • Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka (ARC, Sept 2011 release)
I’m pulling some new teen titles from my not-going-to-review shelf — mostly from Random House and with thanks to them — including:
  • Rotters, by Daniel Kraus (HB)
  • Flip, by Martyn Bedford (HB)
  • Exposed, by Kimberly Marcus (HB)
  • Kiss of Death, by Lauren Henderson (HB)
  • Faerie Winter, by Janni Lee Simner (HB)
Prize packages will include little fun things like notecards, booklights, Where the Wild Things Are ornaments and pencils, spy pens, and whatever else I — or you — can contribute. If you would like to donate prizes — signed books, cool swag, illustrator sketches, crafty ventures, etc. — there is still time to contact me at MotherReader AT gmail DOT com.

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Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

What a fantastic collection of prizes! Good work :) I've never been able to participate in the 48BC for one reason or another, and this time is no different--husband is out of town, multiple kid events, etc.--but I might just sign up and see how much I can do!

Anonymous said...

Whoa... you rocked the BEA floor, lol! Yes, I think I could learn from you, next year will be my first ever BEA, so thinking I'll be a little overwhelmed. Thanks for doing this again! First time participating in this, too.

The Flashlight Reader said...

I really enjoyed Bright Young Things. Did you happen to hear anything about the upcoming novels?

Lady S. said...

Your collection of prizes is really wonderful! So looking forward to starting tomorrow.

Ms. Yingling said...

Wait. Prizes? Isn't that gilding the lily? I thought this was just an excuse to read all weekend! Thanks for doing this-- it's a lot of work, and I know I appreciate it even without the prizes!

Gidget Girl Reading said...

can't wait lined up my books from the library while I know I won't even come near 48 hours let alone 30.

thanks for the chance to win some great prizes


Janssen said...

I am so sad that I didn't get a chance to meet you - I loved your comments in the panels at BBC.

Ashley said...

I'm so excited for the challenge! All set to start tomorrow around 2 or 3, depending on when I get off work! :) Can't wait!

Ashley said...

I'm so excited for the challenge! All set to start tomorrow around 2 or 3, depending on when I get off work! :) Can't wait!