Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Read-a-Thon 3 PM Update - and Giveaway!

To celebrate the Read-a-Thon, I'm giving away a whole collection of graphic novels to one lucky winner. Included are the following:

Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?, a mini graphic novel by Liz Prince,
Bombaby, by Anthony Mazzotta, which I read today,
The Squirrel Mother, a celebrated graphic novel by Megan Kelso,
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation, by Ray Bradbury and Tim Hamilton,
Jennifer Omand's charming Squarecat Comics,
Amy Unbounded, by Rachel Hartman, perfect for that tween girl in your life,
Serenity: Those Left Behind, a tie-in from the cult TV show,
The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore,
The Question: The Five Books of Blood, by Greg Rucka,
Heroes: Volume 1, based on the hit TV series, and
Strangers in Paradise, Volume 1, by Terry Moore- the first compilation volume of the landmark series signed by author Terry Moore.

All are gently-read used copies, in good condition. Some may contain violence, sex or swearing and most are not suitable for children or younger teens.

To enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post with your email address. Comments without an email address will be disregarded.
  • Become a follower and receive an extra entry.
  • Tweet this giveaway and/or link to it (and leave me the link) for two extra entries.
  • The giveaway will be open from now until midnight EST, Wednesday November 4. I will likely mail the package out the following Friday.
  • I can mail to U.S. addresses only but if you want to enter as angel for someone abroad I'll mail to you in the U.S. and then you will be responsible for shipping to the winner.
This is a great giveaway for the newbie to graphic novels or the reader looking to expand his or her collection- there's a lot of variety here from small press comics to TV tie-ins to brand-new comics to a classic or two. I will probably also throw in an extra or two into the package such as a manga or something like that.

Now, on to my update!

Halfway through, and I'm on to longer books now. I finished the graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, which I thought was great, and James Turner's Rex Libris: I, Librarian, a cute librarian-as-superhero comic.

Next I'm moving into the bright, colorful world of Joann Sfar for Klezmer and Vampire Loves. See you at 6!


Unknown said...

I totes need more graphic novels and I'm gonna tweet it (as gxrobillard).

email is gxavier at gmail dot com

Matthias said...
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AC Gaughen said...

I've always wanted to get into graphic novels but never knew where to start! I'd love to win!!!

jpetroroy said...

What a great giveaway. I'd love to read these.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

+1 follower

+2 I tweeted at

Cara Powers said...

I'm already subscribed to your feed and following you on Twitter. I'm retweeting as Ooh_Books. My email address is oohbooks [at] gmail [dot] com.

Erin said...

erin at erincooks dot com

I'm just in it for the Serenity graphic novel ;) Come to me cartoon Nathan Fillion!

JohnO said...

I am your surrogate marketing proxy! (I have no idea what that means, exactly, but it sounds awfully important.)

I did what those others did too, only I did it later, and with a higher degree of difficulty.

johnochwat at gmail

Aarti said...

Ooh, please enter me! I subscribe via google. My email is aarti.nagaraju [at] gmail [dot] com.

I also retweeted as aartichapati

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm graphic-curious! Please enter my name in your giveaway.

dawn [at] sheistoofondofbooks [dot] com

p.s. I follow you in GR, on twitter, and at the BBF09 :)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Hmmm, I tweeted your giveaway from @TooFondOfBooks, but have no idea how to send you a link of just that tweet.

Well, enjoy the rest of your readathon.

Jaime said...

I'm a graphic novel newbie, and would love to give these a try! I tweeted (@ibeforem), and I'm already an RSS subscriber.

logankstewart said...

What a great giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

Comment: +1
Old Follower: +1
Blog link here: +2

Lianne said...

Just getting into graphic novels, and a whole new slew of them would be a big step for me!

JoAnn said...

What a great giveaway! I'm already a follower.
You're doing great...

JQSteve at aol dot com

avisannschild said...

I'm totally hooked on graphic novels, having just started reading them recently, but I don't own any, so I'd love to win this pile! Thanks for the great giveaway!


avisannschild said...

Oh and I'm already already a follower! Good luck with the rest of your readathon!

Ashley said...

Wow, huge giveaway is right!

a.d.malouin [at] gmail [dot] com


and a follower!


Vasilly said...

What a great giveaway. Count me in. I follow you on Google Reader and I just finished tweeting about the giveaway.

piper oliver avram (AT) yahoo (dot) com

Vasilly said...

You had me so excited I forgot to ask you: have you read anything else by Joann Sfar? I just finished reading The Professor's Daughter by her this weekend for the read-a-thon. It was a nice and short read.

Matthias said...

I'm a follower, and here's my email address....(mr dot thorn at gmail dot com).

Thanks for registering me.

Zibilee said...

Oh wow! What a generous giveaway! I'd love a chance to win, so please do enter me.


I am also a follower, and I tweeted your giveaway:

Trisha said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would love to be entered:

I also tweeted about your giveaway and I'm a follower.

Shanyn said...

Wow! I've wanted to read a few more graphic novels, since I've only read one, and this is a great opportunity!

shanynlee at

I follow you in Google Reader :)

kohsamui14 said...

I'm an old follower
love graphic novels

LibraryBlondie said...

I've just started reading graphic novels and am really liking them. Would love to add to my collection!

Email: Mjhsttlr at gmail dot com

Tweeted @

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

This is a great giveaway for me because I have yet to read a graphic novel. I am a subscriber. nicole(at)

Meg Anastasi said...

FANTASTICO! I am a YA librarian and would LOVE to share these with my teens.

meg.anastasi [at]

I retweeted as @OceanGal

Nina said...

I <3 Graphic novels. :)

smartaintcheap at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Awesome give-away! Count me in :-)

I also tweeted it here:

tapcat16 (at) hotmail (dot) com

fl said...
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fl said...

Let me try this again:

I tweeted this:

and my email address is waldmanj[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu

IT Boss Lady said...

Please throw my name in the hat!

rachel [dot] moorehead [at] gmail [dor] com

Happy Thursday!

lowenkopf said...

At least one friend and one former student are in your giveaway list, and I do find myself talking about graphic novels more and more in my genre class. Okay, I'm in. ShellyLowenkopf@gmaildotcom.

MarionG said...

Hi I was so so disappointed when I found out that you won't ship to Canada. I am a huge graphic novel fan and couldn't believe you were going to give away such a great selection. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com I would have loved to read these books. I'm a follower. Cheers

Unknown said...

My son would absolutely love these! He is 19 and is trying to write his own graphic novel.

Sarah said...

Oh, what an awesome contest!


Anonymous said...

I'm a newbie to graphic novels! And everytime I look in bookstores, I'm very disappointed that none are the ones I see reviewed in bookblogland. so this would be cool. THanks! bkclubcare at gmail.

Unknown said...

I'm a follower

Unknown said...

Tweeted here entry 1

Unknown said...

Tweeted here entry 2

Meghan said...

I'd love to enter! I really want to get more into graphic novels. I've also RTed your tweet, I hope that counts, if not then just disregard. I follow you through GR.

meghankk at gmail dot com

Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

Beth F said...

I would love to win this great list of GNs I read my first GN in January, and now I"m hooked.

BFish [dot] Reads [at]

I tweeted:

Beth F said...

OOops! I am a subscriber to your feed! Forgot to mention that

lovetodo22 said...

I am a follower. I tweeted about this contest:
My e-mail is
There, with that info out of the way I can be more casual for the remainder of my post. Those books look really good and would make a lovely addition to my collection, besides the fact that the ones on the top look like Jeffrey Brown type material which is even better.
-Nathan Gardner

smpj said...

Count me in. I already follow you on Twitter.

sarahmpj at gmail dot com.


Anonymous said...

All I want to know is how do you manage to get such response for (lightly) used books! amazing. I have 3 responses for 2 NEW Burroughs books.

Simcha said...

Please enter me! I've been wanting to try out some graphic novels and would love to win this contest.

I'm tweeting it

Wall-to-wall books said...

OOO, midnight tonight. I'm getting in just in time!

Please enter me!

forevereading at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! I've never read a graphic novel and would love to read these with my 16 y/o daughter.

Thanks for the entry!

I follow your blog and on Twitter!


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