Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway: THIS ONE IS MINE by Maria Semple


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
THIS ONE IS MINE
by Maria Semple.

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.



Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 3/24/2010
Price: $14.99/$17.99
ISBN: 9780316031332
Pages: 320
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

About the book (from the publisher):
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap.

Click here to access the Reading Group Guide.


Click here to read the author's article on the story behind the story.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 2, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name. I use Random.org's sequence generator to determine the winners.

Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

102 comments:

Kelsey said...

Please enter me.

Thanks for the contest!
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Kelsey said...

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Kelsey said...

Whoops, forgot to use a different format for my email. I'm in a habit of writing my email that way.

I am already a follower.

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Jonita said...

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