Monday, June 13, 2011

FATHER'S DAY ROUNDUP GIVEAWAY FROM HACHETTE BOOK GROUP: Great Books for Great Dads

CLOSED.
WOW! This is one amazing giveaway!
And you don't have to be a dad to win!

Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away 2 sets of 5 amazing books!


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

Remember, two (2) readers will each win a set of five (5) books.  Here's the lineup:

(Book descriptions are all courtesy of the publisher.)

On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity- until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead--including his own parents, who were killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he's seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and tension-coiled plot, The Ridge is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.


by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).



THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT
by Robert Weintraub

The untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923

Before the 27 World Series titles--before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter-the Yankees were New York's shadow franchise. They hadn't won a championship, and they didn't even have their own field, renting the Polo Grounds from their cross-town rivals the New York Giants. In 1921 and 1922, they lost to the Giants when it mattered most: in October.

But in 1923, the Yankees played their first season on their own field, the newly-built, state of the art baseball palace in the Bronx called "the Yankee Stadium." The stadium was a gamble, erected in relative outerborough obscurity, and Babe Ruth was coming off the most disappointing season of his career, a season that saw his struggles on and off the field threaten his standing as a bona fide superstar.

It only took Ruth two at-bats to signal a new era. He stepped up to the plate in the 1923 season opener and cracked a home run to deep right field, the first homer in his park, and a sign of what lay ahead. It was the initial blow in a season that saw the new stadium christened "The House That Ruth Built," signaled the triumph of the power game, and established the Yankees as New York's-and the sport's-team to beat.

From that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis from across the Harlem River-one so acrimonious that John McGraw forced his Giants to get to the Bronx in uniform rather than suit up at the Stadium-Robert Weintraub vividly illuminates the singular year that built a classic stadium, catalyzed a franchise, cemented Ruth's legend, and forever changed the sport of baseball.


LIFE
by Keith Richards 

The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.

With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.

Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.

With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.



THE PALE KING
by David Foster Wallace

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: In honor of Fathers' Day, tell us something nice about your dad or the father-figure in your life. 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.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this set if books in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one set per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 24, 2011.

• 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.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Anna
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

84 comments:

Kitty said...

My father once drove 500 miles to change a flat tire for me when I was in college.

[He also wanted to come and carry my suitcase when I went into the Peace Corps]

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holdenj said...

My dad made the best homemade fudge in the world. He always said it was because he was the youngest, no one else wanted to take the time, but they all wanted to eat it!
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DarcyO said...

My father-in-law makes the coolest birds out of wood as gifts.

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rubynreba said...

We had very little money but my Dad had a special fund set aside for me to help me with college.
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I am already a follower.
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

My dad ate onion on bread sandwiches all summer one year so they could spare the money to send me to camp so I could have experiences he never had. (fortunately I didn't know beforehand or I would have felt too guilty!)

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I am an old follower on Google RSS

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Bethie said...

My dad is always there for us. No matter what we do, he always makes it better.

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Shannon said...

My uncle is always brutally honest and it works for him because I know he always has my best interests at heart.

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Shannon said...

I'm a follower.
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Elizabeth said...

Wow...you did a nice job with they contest.

I am having one on my blog too, but you did a great job of promoting.

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ChristyJan said...

My Dad always made me feel safe and protected (something I didn't really realize or appreciate until I had children of my own)

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Tore said...

My dad worked hard. Tore923@aol.com

Colleen Turner said...

There are so many nice things I could say about my dad! He is always there for me and I always know I can turn to him if I need anything.
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Colleen Turner said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm loving all these nice stories about your dads! I'll tell you one about mine: I had taken some time off from college and was living with my parents. It was my first day at a job I really didn't want but felt compelled to take. My dad was driving me. But he turned the car around -- he said he wouldn't take me there, that I would find something I liked better. I never would have expected it of him, and I was soooooo grateful! And I did find a better job!!

Ruthie said...

My husband of almost 40 years is the most loving & kind father in the world. He would do anything for our 2 children as was demonstrated just this morning when our daughter called from the parking lot of her job in a panic to tell us that she had just locked her keys & everything else in her car. My husband jumped in his car & drove to her job & took the time to unlock her car with a hanger to save the day. Yes he is a superman too!

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Lori L said...

My dad always used to find fun outdoor activities for us to do, like going to lakes and rivers to fish (or play). He'd take us on car rides to look at herds of deer or flocks of migrating waterfowl (geese, ducks, whooping cranes). We'd go camping in a big old tent. In my memory it was all fun but, of course, now I know that many of these activities were chosen because they were free and we didn't have a lot of money. But at the time, we didn't realize this and our friends were envious.

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Lori L said...

I'm a follower.

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traveler said...

My dad would always be there for me to help and during that time relate his great stories of life. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

My husband who is a hardworking father always has time to devote to his grown children. He is available for advice but is the universal handyman for his children anytime they need him. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marjorie said...

I come from a family of 7 kids and my dad used to cook Sunday supper always and it was great. He gave mom a day off.

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I follow by google reader under cenya2.

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kalea_kane said...

My dad introduced me to reading at a very young age first by reading to me from Dr. Seuss and then by giving me a weekly book allowance. He introduced me to many of my favorite authors and our shared favorite, James Patterson.

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misskallie2000 said...

It did not matter if I needed help or assistance with my car, a small loan or my new home wired my Dad was always there for me. He loved sports and music and would enjoy reading these books.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

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I an old email subscriber

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Jo said...

My father is always there for me, and is very supportive, despite how quiet he is about it.

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Nise' said...

My dad has been gone for years, but he made the best chicken and dumplings.

Great giveaway.

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karenk said...

my dad was the 'dad' to all of the kids in the neighborhood ;)

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i'm a follower :)

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lag123 said...

My dad was one of the kindest people I have ever known

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Anonymous said...

my pops once took me on vacation and showed me the apartment where he lived as a kid.

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shanaelyse said...

I love my dad because he has never lost faith in me--he believes I can do anything.

Shana
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Kat Bryan said...

My dad, who has been gone for 23 years, was one of those people who could fix or make anything. He especially liked wooodworking and gardening and was great at both.

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Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I lost my dad almost 3 years ago now. The best thing was knowing I was loved always without a doubt. I miss him terribly. Hug your dads those of you who can.

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Hoot said...

My dad was not the type of dad who said I love you. He showed his love by helping us with activites / passions. I love photography. He made sure I had the supplies and outings to take my pictures.

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Linda Kish said...

My dad was the smartest person I ever knew personally. If he wanted to know something he learned about it. This was long before the internet. He never went to college either.

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Dolly said...

My dad respects me more than any other woman he knows.

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janetfaye said...

My father was kind and he helped many people.

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Benita said...

My dad's kind, generous, proud and humble.

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Patricia said...

My Dad makes great blueberry pancakes.
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Natalia said...

My father is the great handyman
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Carol M said...

My dad used to make breakfast for us every morning.
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Dawn M. said...

When I was a teenager and first learning to cook, I tried making our favorite homemade chocolate cake. The cake turned out a funny color and the icing was too runny. I burst into tears but my dad told me that it was just fine and cut himself a big piece...and ate it. Nobody else in the house (including me) would touch it. I think he ended up eating it all by himself. Gotta love a dad who will eat his daughter's awful cake. Heh.

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I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

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Mary Ellen said...

My Dad took me to a huge bookstore in a nearby city nearly every Sunday when I was growing up. He let me pick any book that I wanted. I loved the time he spent with me and it definitely started by love of reading.

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Thank you for the chance to win!

Mary Ellen said...

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stacybuckeye said...

I'd love to win. My dad was a strict diciplinarian, but he always let me know he was that way because he loved me.
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JHS. said...

I miss my father each and every day. He has been gone nearly 20 years, which doesn't seem possible, and my greatest sadness is that he didn't get to spend more time with my boys, esp. my youngest who was only 2 months old when he died and doesn't remember him at all. My father wouldn't gotten such a kick out of him . . .

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Anita Yancey said...

My dad is a real great guy, who thinks about everyone else. He once made and surprised my grandmother with a cake in the shape of a butterfly. She cried, and said it was to pretty to cut. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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