Friday, February 18, 2011

February Giveaway for My Followers

My regular readers know that I am a book reviewer for Bookreporter, Teenreads, and Kidsreads. After finishing my reviews, I often give away books to family or friends or donate them to local libraries.

Sometimes rather than receiving copies of books, I am sent Uncorrected Proofs and Advance Reader's Copies (ARCs), which I can't really donate to a library, so I keep them in a stack that has been growing larger.

To shorten my stack and show my appreciation to my blog followers, I'm giving away two ARCs this month.

In honor of February, with St. Valentine's Day and healthy-heart month, I'm giving away an ARC of THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE, written by National Book Award Nominee Beth Kephart and published by HarperTeen.

The gracefully written book is about two friends who travel to Juarez, Mexico, as part of a mission to help improve a community. The story is about courage, loyalty, and the responsibilities of friendship. You can read my entire review of Kephart's novel on the Teensreads.com site.



The second ARC giveaway is HIGHWAY ROBBERY written by Irish author Kate Thompson, published by Greenwillow Books. This is a middle-grade novel intended for ages 10 and up. It's a story of danger and suspense and an infamous horse.

You can read my entire review by visiting the Kidsreads site.

If you are a children's writer, these books are great to read to study the craft of writing. They also make great gifts for children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students.

To sign up for the February ARC giveaway:
* Be a follower of my blog
* If you aren't a follower, just sign up before Feb 28
* Leave a comment by Feb 28 and let me know which ARC you would like
* If you would like both ARCs, leave two separate comments
* Be sure to include an e-mail address so I can contact you

I will separate comments by titles requested then randomly select the names of two followers who have left comments. Winners' names will be announced the first week of March.

Good luck to all who enter. If this giveaway receives a fair amount of response, I will repeat the process next month with similar giveaways.

28 comments:

  1. Goodness, I'm always up for a new book. They both sound good so here is my comment for The Heart is Not a Size.

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  2. Highway Robbery - I love a good children's or YA book as much as an adult novel. I wrote a children'ts story and had an artist friend illustrate. Perhaps I'll post it. Thanks, Donna, for these opportunities.

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  3. Hi Donna - The Heart is Not a Size sounds like a perfect fit! :) Count me in.

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  4. Hello again! If I win this book it will feel like I've committed Highway Robbery! (Okay, the pun is awful, but my heart is in the right place...and sized to fit...ouch!...somebody stop me!) I'm working on a YA novel and need to read, read, read! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  5. Hi Sally,
    I got you down for both.

    Hi Lisa,
    You're in for both--and I love all the puns.

    Good luck,ladies!

    Donna

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  6. You know I love the Irish. So faith and begorrah, put me in the o'hat for Highway Robbery. :-)

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  7. Hi Cathy,
    Got you down for Highway Robbery.
    Good luck to ya, Lassie.
    Donna

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  8. I think I would enjoy reading "The Heart is not a Size"!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  9. I think our oldest Grand would love Highway Robbery! This is cool! Now I'm off to find your SC link!

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  10. Hi, I would love to be in the running for Highway Robbery. Thanks.

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  11. What a wonderful idea! Hard to choose, but I think I'd like "The Heart..."

    Thanks so much for doing this. Have a great weekend,
    Karen
    klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Hi Jenny,
    You're in the running for both books.

    Hi Janet,
    Got you down for Highway Robbery.

    Hi Karen,
    The Heart is not a Size. Got it.

    Thanks, ladies, and good luck!
    Donna

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  13. "The Heart is Not a Size" looks good. Hope things are going well for you, Donna, and I'll see you at Saturday Writers.

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  14. Great idea and I can't decide, so putting in for both. =) "The Heart is Not a Size"

    umdmaurer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. And the second, "Highway Robbery"

    umdmaurer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I am interested in Highway Robbery. Now there's a sentence I never expected to write.

    unbaggingthecats(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Hi Camille,
    Got you down for The Heart is not a Size.

    Hi MaDonna,
    You're down for both ARCs.

    Hi Val,
    You're in for Highway Robbery. Bet you never thought you'd hear that, either.

    Good luck, ladies!
    Donna

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  18. The Heart is not a Size sounds good to me!

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  19. Great idea, Donna! I'll leave the winning chances to others since I don't have anyone of the right age to pass along the book. Good luck to all!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  20. Donna, thanks for this chance to win ARC giveaway "Highway Robbery."

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  21. Hi Donna, I'm a follower, and I would love to win the ARC for Highway Robbery. I have a grand-niece who's just the right age (after I read it, of course). I know you already have my e-mail address. Thanks!!

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  22. I'd love to win Highway Robbery for my granddaughter! Thank you for the giveaway!
    I'm a follower.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  23. Hi, Donna - please put me down for the ARC of HIGHWAY ROBBERY. I know a few kids who might enjoy it. (Okay, fine, I'll probably read it first.) :)

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  24. Hi Mary,
    Got you down for The Heart is not a Size

    Hi Pat,
    Awww. thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Mary Nida,
    Got you down for Highway Robbery.

    Hi Carol,
    Highway Robbery it is.

    Hi Madeline,
    Highway Robbery and a truthful admission. Hehe
    Donna

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  25. Donna, thanks for sharing with us!! Put me down for Highway Robbery. I think my daughter would enjoy it.

    hsironccr(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Also put me down for The Heart is Not a Size. Thanks, Donna.

    hsironccr(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Love your blog!!

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  27. Hi Holly,
    Got you down for both.
    Donna

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  28. My granddaughter Mattie loves to read. Her mom takes her to the library at least once a week. She's ten & loves horses (her sister is leaving for college in the fall & wants to be a vet. Mattie's also my wild child so I know she'd love Highway Robbery.

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