Thursday, October 15, 2009

Winners of Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!!!

Break out the champagne if your name is on this list because you've just won a big, fat box of books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!!!






Congratulations!!! Winners will be notified by email and y'all have till Sunday evening to send me your mailing address. If you do not hear from me by email, write to me at the address in my sidebar ---->

I asked entrants to tell me, for an extra entry, the title and author of a recent read that was unputdownable (although I didn't use that non-word . . . but you can imagine a gal who came up with the fake word "bookfoolery" has no problem with recently-invented words). Here are the books you found hard to put down:

Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk

The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

Still Life - Joy Fielding

The DoppleGanger Chronicles - G.P. Taylor

Labor Day - Joyce Maynard (2 people mentioned this one)

The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist

Love Begins in Winter - Simon Van Booy (YES!!!! Ding, ding, ding - me, too!!!!!)

The French Gardener - Santa Montefiore

Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same - Mattox Roesch

Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos

Grave Goods - Ariana Franklin

Eleanor Rushing - Patty Friedmann

Not Quite a Husband - Sherry Thomas

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

The Crying Tree - Naseem Rakha

Tell Me Something True - Leila Cobo

An Elegy for Easterly - Petina Gappah

All 6 Sookie Stackhouse books - Charlaine Harris

Poppy & Ereth - Avi

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

The Trial of Robert Magabe - Chielo Zona Eze

Sharp Objects and Dark Places - both by Gillian Flyn

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

The Land of Silver Apples - Nancy Farmer

The Swan Song - Robert McCammon

According to Jane - Marilyn Brant

Sunday at the Pool in Kigali - Gil Courtmanche

For One More Day - Mitch Albom

Wow, what an interesting list! Lots of variety. I hope it doesn't get everyone else in as much trouble as a list of gripping books tends to stir up in this household. Sorry about the wacky spacing in this post.

Coming up soon . . .

More giveaway posts
A review of The Maze Runner by James Dashner
My selections for the Dystopian YA challenge
A day devoted to reviews of 4 children's books

There are not even enough days in the week for all I have to babble about. Hmm. For now, though, I'm off to clean house because my husband is going to Germany without me for the 5th time, soon. Ask me if he'll make it out the door alive. The answer is "yes," but only because he swears he's going to take me somewhere, next year. I suppose he has to live in order to do that.

Happy thoughts to all!



  1. Congratulations to the winners! I recognized some great titles on that list and definitely want to check out some of the others.

  2. Kathy,

    I've only read a few of them, of which Love Begins in Winter is my favorite. I'm a huge Simon Van Booy fan. You probably knew that. ;)

  3. Hi,I am Marjorie and I have been having trouble with one email,
    could you please email me at

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com
    mrjrroy96 at gmail dot com

    I am thrilled to have won.

  4. Marjorie,

    Certainly. I'll send to both emails. I'm just now gathering addresses to let everyone know. :)

  5. Hi there ~ I was one of the lucky winners in the Pelecanos "The Way Home" giveway, but I haven't heard from you for my shipping address. I thought I would it again: daniellaland1 AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!

  6. Hi Daniella,

    I actually wrote to you twice. Maybe I got the address wrong -- will try, again. :)

  7. I can't believe he's going to Germany again! And without you! He better take you some place fantastic new year. Guess I better get our Utah trip on the calendar pretty soon, huh?!

  8. Les,

    I know. And, he's going again in January, but who wants to go to Germany in January? German winters are bleak! So, I'm not even going to try to tag along on that one, but he wants me to go to Turkey with him, next year. I'm thinking "yes" to Turkey. Yeah, we need to get serious about Utah.


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