Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh, the epicness! The EPICNESS!! (Seriously. You want this prize.)

Do you know what's six months from today?


That's right! 2013-- the year that holds a special place in my heart *cue cheesy grin*. ANYWAY, as a Lucky 13s group, since that's when our books start coming out, we decided to have a giveaway! We have each chosen a book that has influenced us, and we are giving them ALL away to one lucky winner!! We'll each ship the book we've chosen off ourselves, so you'll get 20 different packages in the mail! Can you even imagine how fun it will be to get your mail each day? *cue jealousy for not being able to enter myself*

Seriously. Feast your eyes on the awesomeness:


I know you're dying to go enter right now. But first, a little on why I chose the book I chose.

I read a ton of MG to my kids. If you asked any of my kids what their favorite book I've read to them is, they'd say without hesitation GREGOR THE OVERLANDER.


Why? A few things, I think. First and foremost-- THE CONFLICT!! Yeah. I think we can all agree that Suzanne Collins is pretty darn good at conflict. It meant that my kids were glued to the books! Nothing like a little mortal danger to keep you wanting to know what happens! She made likeable, flawed characters. An incredible setting. Unique and unforgettable secondary characters. An interesting and gripping plot. And a tag-along two-year old you can't help but love. I guess why I picked this book as being one of the most influential to me, is that it really showed that when you don't coddle your characters, your book gets so much more interesting.

Thanks for sticking around long enough to read that, when I know what you really want to do is get on over to the Lucky 13s giveaway! I'm so excited for this giveaway! Best of luck!!

26 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved the Gregor the Overlander series. A friend turned me onto it before Hunger Games was published. That's a great choice for the giveaway.

Lan said...

I tried to read Gregor a while back but I think it's a bit too middle grade for me. I can def see its appeal for middle graders though. So excited for you and the other Lucky 13s group!

S.P. Bowers said...

Awesome! I'm headed over there right now.

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!

Mara Rae said...

I have only read a few of those books and would love to read the rest! What a great collection. I'll probably check a bunch of them out even if I don't win :)

Tonja said...

Of all those books, that's the only one we have. My son hasn't read it - I'll be sure to let him know it's exciting.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Already posted about the giveaway on my blog (the official Lucky 13s post went up yesterday--and stayed up ;) ) and tweeted it!

Kristine said...

Awesome! I looked at those 20 and guessed yours was Gregor! Entering now!

Patti said...

What a great collage of books. Made my mouth water. Going to enter now. And a book where she doesn't coddle her characters, I could probably learn from that.

Z said...

EEEEEK! You're right I want to win this so bad my teeth hurt!

Iain said...

I'm so disappointed that you were all born in the wrong continent. lol
I guess I'll have to treat myelf.

prerna pickett said...

congrats on being one of the debuts! I'm going to go enter!

prerna pickett said...

congrats on being one of the debuts! I'm going to go enter!

David P. King said...

You did not disappoint. That is a truly epic giveaway. :)

Taffy said...

I haven't read this book yet!
Awesome giveaway!!

Alleged Author said...

I am going to have to check this out because I love me some conflict. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Whoa! That is a generous prize. I'll go check it out.

Kathy M.

Nick Wilford said...

That is a GREAT mix of books. Amazing contest! Is it open outside the US, Peggy? I realise that can be an issue.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Not everyone who is offering a book can send it internationally if someone outside of the US wins, but you'd still get a lot of them!

Susanne Drazic said...

Awesome giveaway!

Connie B. Dowell said...

Gregor the Overlander is awesome! Much better than Hunger Games in my opinion.

Paul Tobin said...

Never heard of Gregor but will look him up

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! The one you chose sounds really good...

E.D. said...

That is a great giveaway - thanks.

I have just left you an award on my site - your blog is one of my favorites! www.evadfarkas.blogspot.com

tfwalsh said...

Awesome contest... I've just entered.

Valerie Hartman said...

Well I am too much of a slacker this summer to have caught the contest on time. But I now have a great new book in mind to reengage in reading with my kids. Seriously needing structure over here. Thanks!