Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Giveaway Carnival! TODAY through March 8


My giveaway for the Book Giveaway Carnival is a GRAPHIC NOVEL GRAB BAG.

One lucky winner will receive:
Kate T. Williamson's appealing, beautifully drawn graphic novel about growing up, called Crossroads: Between A Rock and My Parents' Place. Here's the Amazon product description:
After graduating from college and spending a magical year abroad writing our best-selling A Year in Japan, Kate T. Williamson felt ready for anything. But, like many a post-graduate, she needed some time to figure out just what that anything was. Her parents’ house in Pennsylvania seemed like the perfect place for a brief layover, but twenty-three-months later, Williamson was still contemplating the past and the future, while explaining to curious neighbors that at present her life was "at a crossroads."

At a Crossroads is a unique graphic memoir about the common, yet little-discussed "boomerang years." With sharp wit and expressive watercolors, Williamson illustrates the joys, disappointments, comforts, and embarrassments of life back home with mom and dad. Highlights and low points include celebrating her twenty-fourth birthday at a Hall & Oates concert with her mother; noticing the train sounds from her bedroom for the first time; battling an infestation of squirrels; discovering that the ballet class she has signed up for is actually for children, and attending anyway; getting mail from her college crush, who has developed an interest in taxidermy; wearing a chain mail belt of her own creation to her cousin’s Renaissance wedding. Moving from season to season, Williamson uses her delightful illustrations and vivid descriptions to discover the beauty and truth inside every hilarious episode. At a Crossroads is a book for young and old alike, or for anyone contemplating the little things worth noting in the times of our lives we often erase from our histories.
The winner will also receive a "grab bag" of graphic novel samplers and zines including the following:

The Fart Party #6, by Julia Wertz,
Ignatz, a sampler published by Fantagraphics,
Slow News Day #1, by Andi Watson,
Gekiga, a sampler published by Drawn & Quarterly,
Fuff #4, by Jeffrey Lewis,
Tank Girl #4, by Alan Martin,
Tick-Tock Follies, by Chris Butler and Chris Hogg,
Amelia Rules! Comics and Stories, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley, and
Comic Book Diner, a sampler published by Kids Love Comics.

It's all good stuff in here- I've reviewed Julia Wertz and Andi Watson on the blog in the past, and the publisher samplers are filled with a variety of great stuff as well.

With the exception of Comic Book Diner which is intended for children, the majority of these samplers and zines are intended for adults. If you have a question about the content please feel free to email me and I'll respond when I can.

Here are the rules:
  1. Comment on this entry.
  2. Leave an email address in the comment. If you do not leave an email address I will not enter you in the giveaway.
  3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway for an additional entry. Tweet AND blog for two additional entries. Leave me links for both.
  4. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.
  5. The deadline for entry is midnight EST March 8, 2009. I will pick the winner on March 9 using random.org and notify him/her no later than March 10. If I don't receive any acknowledgment from the winner within a week (or by March 17) I will select another winner. I will mail out the package as soon as possible after I hear from the winner with an address.
The Book Giveaway Carnival is hosted at BookRoomReviews.com. Go there to link to even more great giveaways, and good luck!

48 comments:

Amymarie said...

sounds like an intersting book!
amyrhenderson@gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

Count me in! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Beth F said...

This sounds great! Hope I win the book!! BFish[dot]Reads[at]gmail[dot]com

Riva said...

This contest could be what gets me into graphic novels (an area I haven't tried yet). Please enter me.

Thanks!

dulcibelle [at] earthlink[dot]net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'm very interested in these. I have "The Rabbi's Cat" and the Maus books - I guess those are graphic novels? It's an interesting concept!

Thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I tweeted but I just started with twitter a week or so ago and have no idea how to tell you to find my tweet! But this is your tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/chj2ks and this is my twitter id: @rhapsodyinbooks so maybe that works? (I'll get to work on figuring it out!)

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Indigo said...

A great collection! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! Indigo

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I've seen this book before. I'd love to read it. What a fun giveaway.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

Sign me up!

livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

I tweeted you.

user: livingmyhappily

mindy said...

sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

divaqueenie said...

THanks for sharing, sounds interesting!

Belladonna1975 said...

Thanks for entering me!

Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

Heidi Estrin said...

Ooh, what fun! metoometoo, I'm at bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com.

Do FB status updates count or only real Twitter tweets?

;^)
Heidi

Valorie said...

I love graphic novels and I see Tank Girl on there. Oooo. I'd love to be entered for the contest.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

EllyBean said...

Interesting book indeed!


Thanks for such a great giveaway!
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http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog

eyeslikesugar said...

I love graphic novels.. and this seems like a great one, please enter me. :) Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com.

clenna said...

This book sounds great. I love reading different books. This is one I wouldn't typically have picked out so that makes it even more interesting to me.

Marie said...

What a great giveaway -- the book looks really great and the other goodies would make for wonderful reading!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

bettyd said...

Thanks for the giveaway. We've collected a few graphic novels and would love to win your prize packl.

neko03 said...

I love graphic novels
This sounds great
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

MD said...

I always love reading new graphic novels!
mdfitz85[at]yahoo[dot]com

toohotforturtle said...

You know, I don't think I have read too many books about the "boomerang years". Could be interesting

gahome2mom said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
litheorchid(at)hotmail(dot)com

sweetsue said...

This is embarrassing, but I have never read a graphic novel. I don't think I've even seen one.
smchester(at)gmail.com

Jinxy and Me said...

Great prize! My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I tweeted your giveaway! (My username is @ThriftyJinxy)

Jo said...

Interesting giveaway...wouldn't mind winning it.

Sherrylinn said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1281889387

Donna said...

It sounds good.
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Jennifer said...

I just discovered graphic novels this year. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

kairilily at yahoo dot com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Terra H. said...

Please count me in to win. Thanks.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Molly C. said...

Would love to win this.

mcapel444(at) aol.com

Pam said...

Love graphic novels!! THanks.

pamelashockley (at) netscape (dot) net

caseykelp said...

I have just recently gotten into graphic novels would like some to read. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Michelle Kuo said...

I'd love to enter!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

I also blogged about it here:
http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaway-links-for-march.html

jolt! said...

Graphic novels are so much fun!

teetersj@gmail.com

Elsie said...

This giveaway book would be perfect for me to read NOW, it's just what I need for perspective and understanding, as well as entertainment!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Qwill said...

Sounds great!
qwills2cats@hotmail dot com

Meaghan F. said...

I read graphic novels all the time!

Candie said...

What a huge batch of stuff. Would definately make a great addition to anyone's collection. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Ali said...

What a fun prize! I'd love to win this. Worducopia/at/gmail/dot/com.

LT said...

I would love to win, thanks for the chance!

loriandtonytt at comcast dot net

masonsgranny59 said...

ty 4 the awesome book giveaway and 4 the entry:)masonsgranny59@yahoo.com

barbara said...

I've never heard of these books before, but they sound really good!

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