Sunday, July 22, 2012

ALA Swag Giveaway

Hey, it's my first giveaway!

I made the rounds at the ALA exhibit hall last month and picked up plenty of advanced reading copies. So I'm sharing the bounty. I'll be choosing not one, but THREE lucky people to choose a book.

I'm keeping the rules simple. Contests that give X amount of points for tweeting or following or liking and then expect you to keep track of how many points you have end up hurting my head. So just leave a comment below with your email address and your top pick, plus a back-up pick, out of the seven choices.

That's it.

(If you still want to tweet or follow or whatnot, then you are made of awesome.)

You have until 11:59 pm PST on August 18, 2012 to enter. The three winners will be chosen using Please make sure to leave an e-mail address with your comment. Sorry, but U.S. entries only.

Up for grabs are:
Good luck!


  1. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

    They all look good, but my top choice is The Raven Boys.

    Second choice Small Damages

    swtomp(at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Terrific! Thanks!
    First Choice: The Raven Boys
    Second Choice: Small Damages
    Third Choice: Choke

    kbrebes at aol dot com

  3. Oh I love free books.

    First Choice: Throne of Glass

    Second Choice: The Raven Boys

    santillansd (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Great blog, Monica! I look forward to reading some of your reviews. Re: the ARCs, no need to enter me in the contest, as I'm too swamped to add more to my reading list (or my sagging bookshelves) right now. The Maggie Stiefvater is sure to be great, and I'll get around to reading it eventually!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruth! Hope you enjoy the reviews.

  5. Love that you're keeping this simple! And what great books to choose from!

    I guess my first choice would be CHOKE, second RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN and third would be MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTLEPIECE.

    Win or lose - these are books I'll check out for sure.

    KarolinaS -at - aol dot com

  6. I am salivating BAD over these:

    Throne of Glass (Maas)

    backup - Raven Boys (Stiefvater)

    sophiathewriter at gmail

    oh word verification! ouch ouch!

    1. Hey Sophia, I hear ya. For the duration of the contest, I'm taking off the word verification.

  7. So many great choices—thanks for sharing, Monica!

    First choice: SMALL DAMAGES/Kephart

    Laurie Young

    booksigndesign (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I would love Raven Boys or My Sister Lives...edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOtcom Thank you!

  9. Thanks so much for doing this give-away! My first pick would be The Reluctant Journal of..., and second would be A Beautiful Lie! And really I'd be happy to take any of them, they will be teen prizes :)

    Liz Gotauco - LizGotauco [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Wow what a great opportunity, if I am chosen my first pick would be,
    1.My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
    2.Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Thank you for this chance it's very kind of you.

  11. What a nice start to the week
    first choice would be Raven Boy by Stiefvater
    second choice would be Small Damages by Kephart

    Thank you very much

  12. Cool! Thanks for sharing your largess. Choices:

    1. Raven.
    2. A Beautiful Lie.
    3. Choke.

    Vicky (

  13. Exciting!!

    My two choices are The Raven Boys and Throne of Glass. Thank you for sharing!


  14. Thank you for sharing your bounty!
    My pick would be The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    Susan Schab

  15. Hooray! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Raven Boys
    2. Beautiful Lie
    3. Small Damages

  16. 1.raven boys
    2. Throne of glass

    -jessi brown-

  17. Thanks. I love free books.
    First choice is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    Second choice is Throne of Glass by Sarah Mass

  18. Thanks for this opportunity! My choices would be:
    1. The Raven Boys
    2. Throne of Glass

    Angela C. (libmail4ac at gmail dot com)

  19. Great blog!
    1st choice: The Raven Boys by Stiefvater
    2nd choice: The Reluctant Journal of....

    Thanks for sharing your bounty!
    Jen MC

  20. First choice The Raven Boys
    Second is Small Damages.

    Thanks, my YA Council loves free books!

  21. Ooh, such great choices!

    1st choice - Raven Boys
    2nd choice - Throne of Glass

    Of course, I would be thrilled with any. Thanks for offering this great books.

  22. Such fun!

    1-Raven Boys

    jbeckstead (at) natronacountylibrary (dot) org

  23. I absolutely love it that YA librarians and YA fanatics share with other librarians and fanatics. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    First choice: Throne of Glass
    Second Choice: Raven Boys

  24. Wow! Thanks for the excitement on this Monday :)

    1) Raven Boys
    2) Throne of Glass
    3) The Reluctant Journal

    Thanks again!

  25. Thanks for the giveaway. My first choice would be Throne of Glass and second would be A Beautiful Lie.

  26. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for being willing to share! My #1 pick is Throne of Glass; #2 is The Raven Boys.

  27. Oooh... AWESOME Giveaway! Raven Boys is my first pick. A Beautiful Lie is my 2nd.
    thanks a bunch!

  28. Awesome! My first choice would be The Raven Boys, followed by Throne of Glass, followed by The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (as I've noticed those are both popular!). My email is lchappel @

    Thank you!

  29. Thank You! My first choice would be The Raven Boys by maggie Stievfater followed by Throne of Glass for my second choice. My email is

  30. Yay, free ARCs! First Choice: The Raven Boys and Second Choice: Small Damages. mcdonaldrachel (at)

  31. Thank you!

    First Choice: My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece
    Second Choice: The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

  32. Awesome!

    1. Raven Boys
    2. A Beautiful Lie

  33. Up for grabs are:

    Oooooo...I'm excited at the chance to get one of these great books! My first choice is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and my second would be Small Damages by Beth Kephart...just in case, I'd take any! :)

    You can reach me at smilinbethieboop (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Thank you so much for this opportunity! My first choice would be Throne of Glass and my second choice would be Small Damages. I really appreciate it when people share!
    Annie Curtis (

  35. Thanks for the giveaway. My first choice would be Throne of Glass and my back up choice would be The Raven Boys.

  36. Hi!

    My first choice is "The Raven Boys," and my second choice would be "My Sister Lives On the Mantelpiece." Thanks for doing this!

  37. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    First: Throne of Glass
    Second: Raven Boys
    Third: Choke



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