Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to school/100 followers contest!

Okay, I've been a total blog slacker over the summer, but as a thank you to my fabulous followers, I'm hosting a giveaway! Up for grabs? The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins! (And yes, I realize this is ironic after reading my last post because this series is written in the present tense, but a lot of people really love it anyway and I'm trying to give something people will enjoy...)


In case you've been living under a rock (or don't usually pay attention to what's going on in the Young Adult book world), here's a short description from Amazon.

"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."

The details:

1. Contest is open internationally, but you have to be a follower of the blog to enter (either on the follower thingy on the side, or on some sort of reader).
2. Leave a comment on this post (for one entry).
3. Mention the contest and link to it on your blog or tweet it (for extra entries).

Contest closes at midnight on September 22nd* with the winner being announced on September 23rd.

Good luck!

*Why so far into the future, you ask? Well, that gives me a chance to get settled into the school routine. I've barely recovered from "holidays", and it takes a couple of weeks after the kids are in school to feel like I've got a handle on things, so...there you go! :o)

96 comments:

All good things said...

Thanks for having this contest, I'm glad I stopped by. I hope that I win it, (And glad that it doesn't rhyme.) :) Good luck with the first days of school. School has been "in session" since beginning of August. We finally seem to be in routine.(kinda)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Cool! I was just saying to some people that I felt like I was the only person on the planet who has not read this book yet. LOL

MT said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the 100 followers. I'm having my 100 followers contest too - almost there. I tinkered around with the idea of giving away a Hunger Games Trilogy too. It's such a great series!
Have a super week. :)

Kelly Lyman said...

Congrats on the 100 Followers! So exciting. And, good luck with the first day of school. I used to teach 5th grade and now stay home full time with my kids. The first year home I missed not going back. Now, not so much!
I put a link to your contest on my blog btw.
www.kellylyman.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! I agree with you on the tense thing. I usually find present tense really distracting, but for some reason it didn't bug me with THE HUNGER GAMES books.

Anne said...

Very cool. Thanks for the contest.

Melanie J said...

I follow. :)

Brad Jaeger said...

I've yet to read this trilogy, but have heard nothing but good things about it.

If I win the contest, I'll read the books in print form. If I lose the contest, I'll read the books on my Kindle!

Jess said...

What an incredible giveaway! Cool blog- I got the link from your comment on Shannon Messenger's website.

I left a link on my blog:

fallingleaflets.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance!

Jen said...

You're a doll for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your super awesome contest!!!

I've never read these novels but you have me so excited that you're looking to giveaway to the world!!

PLEASE enter me in this CONTEST!!! I'm definitely a follower (NOW!), I'm leaving a comment (NOW!) and you bet your buns I've run to tweet about you and give you some sidebar love

(even though I'd love to win it all for myself!!)

Good luck getting into the school routine!!!

Karen Yuan said...

Oh wow, THANK you! I've linked to this on my blog here:

www.karen-yuan.blogspot.com

Btw, Jen from unedited sent me over with her blog post :D

Hannah said...

Now following and commented! Thanks for the giveaway! God Bless. :-)

Meg said...

New follower...

I have been living under a rock. I don't think I heard of this trilogy until the 3rd one was released...

:D

Nicole Zoltack said...

New follower... Jen from unedited sent me over.

Jolene said...

Yea!!! Got your link from Jen over at Unedited...
These are totally on my reading list!

Jenna Wallace said...

I'm a new follower, also here because of Jen at Unedited!

Good luck with the new routine and thanks for running this contest.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great contest, Tracy!! I am a loyal follower. I'll link it in Facebook (since I don't twitter) and on my sidebar.

We just went back to school this past week, too. :-)

Hannah Kincade said...

I'm a follower and I'll link this on my blog! Thanks for the awesome opportunity. I haven't read the series but I've heard fantastic things.

Tessa Conte said...

Hey there, I'm following, I'll add a link on my blog and I tweeted (tagged you in the tweet)!

Tessa.xx

Julie said...

Jen (jennifer-daiker.blogspot.com)sent me your way. What a great giveaway. I've been wanting to read this.

juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Cynthia Watson said...

Thanks for hosting this contest! I was referred by Mededia Sharif on Twitter.

Great giveaway!

Lisa Potts said...

Yay! 100 followers, that's a big one that I'll hopefully get to one of these days.

Thanks for the contest.

Already follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/LisaMPotts/status/22463274916.

Atypical Girl said...

I'm a follower!!!

Thank you so much for this contest!

Amy S.
artsyrockerchick at aim dot coma

Judit said...

Thank you for this amazing contest!
I am follower.

I also tweeted...: http://twitter.com/judittten/status/22465774805

...made a post on my blog...:
http://loveinbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/100-followers-contest-win-hunger-games.html

...and put your contest on my sidebar

judittten at gmail dot com

Mika said...

This is an awesome giveaway.
I tweeted about it http://mylifeismybliss.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school100-followers-contest.html

And I'm now following you :)
I've been wanting to read this, but they're not out here in PT D:

mika.apostrophe@gmail.com

Lynda Young said...

I came over on Jen's recommendation. I love that this contest is open internationally coz I'm an Aussie. :)

JC Martin @ Fighter Writer said...

Found this thanks to Jen @ Unedited! Have followed you and will be linking your contest on my blog!

Jen said...

Yay for all the blog love!!! I love seeing that my friends stopped by :) Makes me excited!! Tons of brownie points :)

Mesmerix said...

Found you through Jen @ Unedited. I have followed and will add this contest to my blog's sidebar. Thanks for hosting!

Scribbler to Scribe

Rose Cooper said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. Fab contest-I found you through Jen @ Unedited. I will be posting this on my blog sidebar and posting to twitter!

Rose Cooper said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. Fab contest-I found you through Jen @ Unedited. I will be posting this on my blog sidebar and posting to twitter!

Slushpile Slut said...

Ooohh!! Great contest and a new great blog!! Cool!

Slushpile Slut said...

Oh yeah! I forgot to say that Jen at Unedited sent me :)

Zou said...

Hi! Thanks for this contest. I'm a new follower, from Slovakia. Almost nobody knows of this wonderful trilogy here! And these three books were actually the first books I ever read in English. xD And I got here from Judit's blog. :)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Well, I haven't been living under a rock, but I haven't read any of these books yet, either! =P

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a new follower and have put a link up on my sidebar. (Total: 3 entries.)

Thanks for this contest, Tracy! =)

Angela M. said...

I still haven't read these books yet, either, and I'm dying to now that they're all out in print. I'm a new follower and I've posted this on my blog. Thanks for the contest.

(Bookish)InABox said...

Great giveaway and congrats on 100 followers! That's a fantastic milestone. :-)

I'm a new follower, and I posted about the giveaway here: http://bookishinabox.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways-week-of-829.html

Thanks!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Oooh, Hunger Games! Count me in!

Shel said...

I heard some people at work discussing The Hunger Games and now I'm dying to read the entire trilogy.

I'm a new follower

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/22861421768

shel704 at aol dot com

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Thanks for the amazing comp!

Blog sidebar: Book Couture

Blog post:
Book Couture

Tweeted:
here

-follower

-commented

-Total: 3 entries

●▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬●

Alex Mullarky said...

New follower, Jen sent me!

Gutenha said...

I'm crazy to read The Hunger Games. New follower here ;)

Aik said...

I'd love to win this set!

+1 Tweeted
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/23041934634

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Misha1989 said...

New Follower via GFC.

Tweet
http://twitter.com/Misha_1989/status/23042198854

Misha
mishamary@gmail.com

Carolsue said...

I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue) and I have been dying to read these books, as well as her new one!
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Brooke said...

I'm a new GFC follower. Thanks so much!

Llehn said...

I'm a new GFC follower.

Thanks!

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tessa Quin said...

Oooh, I still haven't read these books and everyone's raving about them.

I've blogged about this contest and left a link (plus put you on the blogroll and the side link). It's at http://bookaways.blogspot.com/2010/09/hunger-games-trilogy.html

Terresa said...

I just posted it on my blog, I'm a follower, and Twittered it, too!

Great giveaway, girl!! :)

C. K. Bryant said...

Okay, I Facebooked, Tweeted and have it scheduled to post on my blog on this Saturday. Thanks for having such a great contest.

cosmoscami said...

Following now.
Thanks for the contest.

Alden said...

In spite of pressure from friends and family, I still haven't read these (They are in my list. I swear! I am just trying to get through some other books first.) Now that the third book is out they are less likely to get bumped down again. BUT, if I were to win these they would definitely jump to the top of my list!

Sarah said...

Hey, great blog you have here. I'm interested in entering the giveaway? Yeah, so thanks. My name's Sarah. You're posting the winner here right?Oh, and I tweeted about it (@sarahisthelove), and promoted it on my blog.(http://dim-that-spotlight.blogspot.com/2010/09/heyo-sorry-i-havent-been-posting-much.html). Thanks! :)

Stephanie said...

Very cool!!!!! I'm looking forward to reading these books and winning them would be so so awesome!!! I'll go Tweet about the contest now and I'll post on FB!! And I'll mention it on my blog on Monday!! (I already posted today and I don't blog on weekends!!)

Coffee Please!?! said...

Again Stephanie sent me over (posted your giveaway on FB) ... :-) thanks for having the contest - congrats on 100 followers. (I'm #151 wahoo!)

Rachel Lowry said...

New follower here! I dropped a link on my blog.

Great giveaway!!

Kayli said...

I'm a new follower! I heard about this giveaway on Rachel Lowry's blog above. I'm on the third book, but I'd love copies of each to read over and over again!

Abhishek Duggal said...

I follow via GFC!

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

Rachael Harrie said...

Fantastic giveaway, I'm a follower. Would love my own copies!

Jessica said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! I hope I get there someday... I'm a quarter of the way there! :)
The Hunger Games is an amazing series. Count me in!
And if you feel like following anyone...
Put it on Paper

lunalila said...

This is a wonderful treat really! Thanks for the opportunity!
Read them in Spanish but would really love my own copies in English!

WritersBlockNZ said...

I'm dying to read these! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :)

Margo Berendsen said...

I'm entering - I've read all the books but they were borrowed copies so I would love to have my own set!
I will mention the contest on my sidebar: http://margoberendsen.blogspot.com

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

I'm Following!

I posted the giveaway and the link on my FB page. I'm off to do a quick post about the giveaway on my blog and I'll be back with the link. ;-)

Rebecca-Books said...

Such a good contest. So many people have told me how good this series is.

I am a new follower. I kinda just joined. I blogged about it:
http://rebecca-books.blogspot.com/p/contests-challenges.html

And Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/rebeccabooks

And Facebook-ed it:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Rebecca-Books/140928175929859?ref=ts

Thanks! :)

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Thanks for the contest!

I'm a newish follower.
:)

Tina

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I've won a copy of Mockingjay, but it wasn't international so it's sitting in the US right now.

I'd love to win!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cc9309/status/24645743561

Blog sidebar: http://wordsonpaperya.blogspot.com

Old follower.

Cass
cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

I love love The Hunger Games series! It's the first I've read in the dystopian genre and I got addicted right away. Sadly I only borrowed books from a friend and it'd be awesome if I get to win this!

I'm a new follower via GFC.

I tweeted as well: http://twitter.com/amaterasureads/status/24645881969

amaterasureads@gmail.com

~The Book Pixie said...
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~The Book Pixie said...

This is an awesome giveaway! Congrats on over 100 followers!

I'm a new follower. :D

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

GREYZ said...

Congrats to the 100 follower achievement. I would love to win this trilogy since I had not a single chance to read this book. Wishing myself a lot of luck!!

already a follower.

greyz.greyz@gmail.com

Jenilee Antonio said...

Wow. Congratulations on 100 Follower!

It's so generous of you to give away books. :)

Sylvia said...

I LOVE this series! It would be amazing to win all three books! Thanks so much for the opportunity:)

sylvia_uy4(at)yahoo(Dot)com

Kulsuma said...

new blog follower through gfc

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Kulsuma said...

blogged about it here:

http://kayaloves.blogspot.com/2010/09/contest-blissful-life-hunger-games.html

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Jen said...

Stalking your blog to see what date this was going to be chosen... still praying that my tweeting, facebooking and made crazy blogging has paid off in brownie points...

Or if I'll be left with just brownie crumbs.

Hope all is well with you!

Natasha said...

An amazing contest!! Count me in!

I follow!

natashajennex(at)gmail(dot)com

Kailia Sage said...

Awesome contest! I am a follower.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/24699730031

added to blog sidebar:
http://readingthebestofthebest.blogspot.com/

twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
im a follower and i tweeted http://twitter.com/vampficionada/status/24704281469

jecca.0104@gmail.com

I Read Banned Books said...

Sa-Weet!!!! Please enter me!

Jen Bigheart
I Read Banned Books

jenbigheart (at) yahoo.com

Sharli said...

Congrats on the followers and thank you so much for the contest!
I'm a follower and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/24733748488

entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

Elzahh said...

I have heard a lot about this series, and have added it on to my book depository wish list :D

thank you for the giveaway!! :D:D

elzar_valdivia@msn.com

Badass Bookie said...

This a wonderful giveaway so I thank-you!!!!

I'm now follower!
I tweeted here- http://twitter.com/BadassBookie/status/24750194799

callmeghostgirl@yahoo.com.au
Lisa xx

jc said...

Enter me please, I can't wait to check out these books! Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

Precious said...

Congrats on reaching 100+ followers! Please include me in the giveaway!

I'm a follower.

tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/24936215616

Thank you!

precious_shusky@yahoo.com

Caitlin said...

Wowee! This is such a great contest!

I'm a follower

I tweeted (http://twitter.com/CaitlinEDarrell)

And I put a link to my sidebar (http://caitlindarrell.blogspot.com)

caitie.darrell@gmail.com

Thanks!!

Emilie said...

This is a great contest!

Emilie
emiliebookworld[at]gmail[dot]com

FreakChiq said...

Congratulations on your 100+ followers :)

I haven't read the trilogy YET (it's on my must-read list) so winning this would be too awesome :D

sabina(dot)dezman(at)gmail(dot)com

Danna said...

Cool Contest! I'm a new follower:)
-Danna
adannabanana@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm following you, but completely new to this. It says identify with google account, but I signed up with a yahoo one.

I'm gonna try to do this anyway,
My nick is PrettyKitty and the e-mail i used is:

muckingup@yahoo.com

Rachel Star said...

Hello! I know it's nearly over, but I'm just in time (I hope!). Please enter me:
http://underastarstuddedsky.blogspot.com
underastarstuddedsky@gmx.com

Jen said...

I gave you one last lovely tweet :)

I hope you're doing well, I check back to my favorites periodically :)

Wanda said...

I follow through Google Friend Connect and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I tweeted - @lemonslippers

http://twitter.com/lemonslippers/status/25252267291

wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com