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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CONTEST: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow!

Welcome back fellow insatiable readers!
I trust Monday treated you well and Tuesday looks promising. (If not, I have a pair of rose colored glasses that might just do the trick....they're my own back up set but do the trick every time!) This is the second post of the day as we normally reserve Tuesdays for 'Taste Testing' only (who doesn't like to sample a new book?), but this announcement couldn't wait another day!

Noticed the slew of contests running around here recently? Multiple ones running at the same time (trying not to trip on one some of you do several regularly like this, I will never know....) is not normally the MO for my site...I prefer the calmer one-at-a-time method HOWEVER this is not your average month either. The last day of April (the 30th) is shared by two worthwhile events. First, it's Arbor Day and with any luck we'll have a special review of a selected Peachtree Publishers book celebrating the natural glory of this day live for your reading pleasure!  Second, it's Blogmania 2010!  One day, multiple blogs, many get a 24 hour contest from each participant (Yup, I'm one of them!) and there are over 100 so far!  With these added visitors coming through, I wanted to offer the opportunity to win some of these amazing titles to them as well...spread the books, spread the bookish love!  The catch, well, the way we normally due contests is having to go under the knife so to speak....let me explain....

Alrighty, maximize the fun factor and allow you a chance at you another potentially great read, we are going to do this contest a little backwards. You may have noticed in last week's 'In My Shopping Bag' post that I received a copy of Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent for review. (No? You skipped the post? *sniff* It's okay...*shuffles feet*...I understand....) Normally I read the book first, post a review, and then magically a contest appears for all to behold (and enter). This time around we are going to do things a little different. This book is right near the top of my TBR (the little pile, not the hulking large one swaying in the breeze and scaring small children...that one stays in the corner...back I say, back!) and I'll have it finished by month's end, but with the Blogmania 2010 event coming up on Friday, April 30th, I wanted to get the contest up and running so that we maximize the number of readers that get a chance at this book. No worries for those that are already followers...there are a few copies to win on this contest and 1 will be going specifically to an "old" follower. Shall we get to the details? (*hears chanting of we shall, we shall in the background*)
Here we go!

The prize:
 1 of 3 copies of....
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
For more information on the book and/or author, check the links.

How to enter:
Fill out this FORM and consider yourself entered!
Remember I love comments, but to actually enter you MUST fill out the form...please?
(Counts as 1 entry)

For EXTRA entries:
(all are listed on the form, but just to give you a lookie)
+2 - Comment on this post
+2 - OLD Blog follower
+1 - NEW Blog follower
+2 - Follow on Twitter
+1 - Tweet about the contest
+1 - Link the contest on your blog

The rules:
*Open to US/Canada mailing addresses only!  No P. O. Boxes please.
(Following the guidelines set by our gracious provider.) If you are an international participant with a friend in US/Canada willing to forward the book on to you, you are free to enter as well.
* Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 through Friday, April 30th, 2010 at midnight CST.  The entries will be tallied and entered into the randomizer, after which a random number will be picked by their number generator.
(This way all the entries are mixed up nicely.)
* All entries must be submitted using the form accessable through this post.  You MUST include your email address in order to be counted as well as contacted should you be chosen as the winner!
*Winners will be contacted via email by Monday, May 3rd, 2010 and will have 72 hours to respond with their mailing address.  Should they fail to respond in the given time, a new winner will be chosen.
*Winners name and address will be forwarded to Hachette Book Group for prize send out and then discarded.

So what are you waiting for?
Get your entry in today so as not to miss all the fun!
Court...I mean, this post... is ajourned.
Look for a review of this title coming soon....

Until next time....happy reading!


Felicity Grace Terry said...

Another competition I'm not able to enter, I'm beginning to get paranoid that people think we, Europeans, can't/don't read - she says laughing.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Cutest doggy ever!
(not an entry)

Gina said...

Petty Witter: Now you know that's not true! Silly reader girl... ^_^ Most of my competitions are that way based on the request of the publisher (etc.)...I do have two coming up (that I know of right now) that will be open to international entries. Don't give up!

Juju: Agreed! He looks like he's having so much fun... =0)

Tribute Books said...

count me in.

Dorothy Dreyer said...

It's true, everyone's having contests. I think I'll have one soon, lol.

Have fun!

Ashley said...

I'd love to read this book.

The1stdaughter said...

The giveaway madness is contagious I think! I'll have a least 3 going this week alone...just crazy! Gotta love it! I'm really interested to see what you think of Presumed Innocent, looks good!

Gina said...

Thanks for entering guys! ^_^

The1stdaughter: Will be happy to share as well! ^_^ (Yes, all the contest fun at once is craziness indeed but goes just right with the upcoming Blogmania event.)

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you,
Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

couponmom said...

Scott Turow is such a great author. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

And yes, that is a cute doggie.

Anonymous said...

Saw the movie; haven't read the book.

Unknown said...

Another good crime/mystery that keeps one of the edge of their seats as you read the book. I am very excited to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

Nice books. I hope I win something. Thanks.

Gina said...

Going great guys! Thank you so much for your entries....let's keep the momentum going! Good luck to everyone!

couponmom: Agreed! (that doggie just rocks, hands down....I think he knows it too!)

Karen: Movie? Must investigate.....

Barb: About to start reading it in the next day or so....withholding judgement til then...

Brandy M. said...

Count me in! Thank you for the chance.

couponmomma2010 at hotmail dot com

Marilu said...

Sounds so good! Thanks for the entries!

dollycas aka Lori said...

thanks for the wonderful giveaways.
really like your blog
dollycas at

misskallie2000 said...

Love Scott's books. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Julie P said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Would love to win this book!

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