Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A New Contest!

I was just sitting here doing my morning blog reading on the computer, when it hit me! It's Tuesday! Contest time!

It's actually Tuesday, October 14th, which is the official publication date for Katherine Neville's The Fire!

I have a copy of The Eight and an ARC of The Fire that we are giving away here this week! My reviews are here and here, respectively.

To enter the contest, do one or all of the following:
1. Leave a comment saying you would like to be entered.

2. Answer these questions for one bonus entry each:
a. Do you play chess?
b. What adult adventure/treasure books or authors do you recommend to other readers?

3. Post about this contest, leaving me the link in your comment and receive THREE extra entries!

Post your comments by Sunday, October 19th, 11:59pm Central Standard time.

14 comments:

Trupti said...

Hi
I would love to be entered.

Ok, my answers now.
I used to play chess. No honestly when I was young, I used to play with my dad. Then with my sisters. But somewhere along the way, I lost interest for it. After coming home from work I didn't want to sit in front of a chess board and rack my brain.

I have read quite a few YA novels, but none of the authors have stuck with me.
But I love Nancy Drew's even now.

julie said...

Good Morning--
I would love to be entered. No, I have never played chess. I don't think I have the concentration span for it. I also still love Nancy Drew novels.

Hannah said...

I'd love to be entered!

I don't play chess. I know the rudiments of the game, but I'm just not very good, and I don't really like being totally obliterated.

http://wordlily.wordpress.com

sharonluvscats80atyahoodotcom said...

I'd like to be entered.

My boyfriend taught me how to play chess and I only beat him once. I think he let me win.

sharonluvscats80atyahoodotcom said...

I blogged about it:
http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/2008/10/new-contest-at-on-my-bookshelf.html

Becca said...

I would love to be entered. And no I do not play chess. As for adventure writers I’m a fan of Clive Cussler. I also read a book by Steve Berry that was really good and plan to read more of his.
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Cristina Alves said...

Hi !

I would like to enter the contest !

Answering your questions
a) Yes, i used to play chess. Lately i can't find another blood and flesh to play it in a real chess board.

b) as an adventure / treasure book i would recomend On Stranger Tides from Tim Powers.

eclectic_reader said...

I would love to enter this contest!!

A: I play chess when I can find a real partner (I like a chance at winning).

B: I have recommended a few of my friends to read Clive Cussler and they loved him too!!

I added the contest to my blog - http://victoriasbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/contest-win-copt-of-eight-and-fire.html

Traci said...

Please enter me!

To answer your question - yes I do play chess, though not as well as my ten year old son who's quite good. And, as for adventure stories, I really like Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy (Cussler more so than Clancy). But, I am a sucker for good kid lit adventure books, too. I've been listening to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books on my iPod lately, and they're really good fun.

Carol Z said...

I used to play chess when I was young, too. It must be something about having more time when one is young.

My favorite action authors are Brandon Mull, Cornelia Funke, Barry and Pearson and Riordan.

rb said...

I like to enter.

a) I played chess before but I was/am terrible at it. I think I fare a whole lot better with checkers.

b) I like to recommend Anthony Horowitz. I read his books for children while growing up and they were great. His Alex Rider series is fabulous and I think I have reread the series for a number of times now.

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered in this contest!

Unfortunately I have never learned how to play chess.

Currently my favorite adventure/treasure author is Douglas Preston.

Thanks!

blueviolet said...

I would like to be entered in the contest very much!

I don't play chess because I've forgotten how. When I first starting dating my husband he taught me but then we stopped playing and we had only played a few times so I can't remember. My son and my husband have played though and I'm so envious.

I think Dan Brown writes some pretty fun adventure books. I have three of them so far!

doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

darbyscloset said...

Okay, Entry #1:
Please enter me into this contest...I love action/mystery books.
Entry #2: I do not play chess.
When you asked about Adult treasure, I thought of MJ Rose's book "The Reincarnasionist" (sorry I butchered that name!)....that was like treasure hunt!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com