Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Giveaway - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Hachette has another great book giveaway this month.  Alice Sebold's book is being made into a major motion picture later this year, and to celebrate they're making 5 copies available for me to give away.  Not familiar with the book? I'll do a review when I get my copy but in the meantime here's their blurb:
Book Information:

THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

 So now for the rules,,,I'm keeping this one simple.

1. ONE entry only - just give me a comment, say if you're a follower (an extra point), and if you blog about this you'll get 2 points for a post, and 1 for a sidebar (give me the link please).
2. Include your email address- no email, no entry.
3. Entries by Oct 20th, I'll draw at 12:01 Oct 21, and must have a reply by Oct 23, or next person gets drawn.
4. Open only to US and Canada, no PO Boxes.

Good luck.


  1. I'm a follower! I've actually never heard of this book before but it sounds wonderful! Thanks!!


  2. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book lately. Please sign me up! I am a follower.


  3. I'd love to win this book for my mother. She hasn't read the book yet but it's a great read.


  4. need a good fall read,,thx for the contest...

  5. No need to enter my name, I already own this one.

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE this book. Did I mention that I loved it? I did...

  6. This book looks so good. I can't wait to read it. Please enter me.

  7. I love this book. I would like to win it and give it to my friend. :D

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

  8. Sounds like an excellent read!
    I am now a follower of your blog.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  9. i follow

    sounds great!!

    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

  10. A great review, please count me in.
    I follow by google.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  11. i loved the review makes me want to read the book
    i follow

    roswello athotmail dot com

  12. I love this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  13. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I remember discussing this book at book club but for the life of me cannot remember reading it at all...Was that one I skipped? It certainly sounds like one that should have been memorable!

    I'm already following you.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  15. This one's on my 'must read' list (it's a long list)!

    I blogged here:

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

  16. I've heard so much about this book and I would love to win a copy. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  17. ~I'm a follower!

    ~I own, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is shared here:

    I would LOVE to win this!! Please enter me into the giveaway, thanks!!


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  18. My Mom would love this. Please count me in.

    I follow


    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  19. This book looks great, please enter me

  20. Please include me in your giveaway

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  21. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  22. i have read this book before from the library, its amazing!!! at the end of the book i was in awe, its that good. i would love to have my own copy. thanks for the giveway!

    Ashley R.

  23. I'm a follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  24. Please enter me into this giveaway. I want to read this book.

    I am a follower.

    Thank you,


  25. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm a follower. gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

  26. I've been wanting to read this book & it's great to see it is being made into a movie. Please enter me in the drawing.

    I just became a follower.

    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

  27. please count me in..thanks

    +1 follower


  28. hey I just became a follower! +1

    I really want to read this one!



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