Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm giving away an ARC of MATCHED by Ally Condie!

Since I'm a sucker for sharing a good book and I was fortunate enough to score 2 copies of MATCHED by Ally Condie, I'm going to make this a super easy contest. (sorry, I can't part with the personalized signed copy)

All I want is to know a little about you. I have a bunch of new faces in that little followers box and I'd like to know more about you. Are you a writer? A reader? What are you reading? How did you find me? Anything goes. All you need to do is be a follower (new or old) and leave a comment telling me something about you and you're eligible to win MATCHED. How easy is that? I promise that from page one you'll be hooked...

Contest guidelines - Open Internationally
*Contest will close Monday, August 16th at midnight EDT

1.You must be a follower
2. You must leave a comment sharing a little something about you
3. If you're google profile doesn't have contact info then please leave an email address in your comment.

And in case you haven't heard about this awesome book here's some info from Dutton Juvenile (Penguin). It doesn't release until November! How gorgeous is that cover and wait until you see the actual one, it's all shimmery and futuristic-looking.

Society matched them, but love set them free.

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate...until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


Jennifer Walkup said...

Oooh! I'm entering! I can be reached at

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Okay, you already know that I'm a writer, so I'll tell you something you might not know about me.

I'm a cocktail!

I was born in the Philippines, my mother is Filipino (with a pinch of Chinese), and my father is American (with German, Irish, and Scottish roots). I'm also a former military kid, so we lived in various places around the world. So whenever someone asks me where I'm from I have a hard time answering, lol.

Ezmirelda said...

I'm a writer. :)
I'm just finished read The Iron Daughter by ajulie akagawa and it was great.
I have a writers blog, I luv YA.

My email is ezmirelda(dot)d(at)gmail(dot)com.

I'm not sure how I came about this blog, all I remeber was being intrigued by this really witty post you made. :D

Mariah said...

I am a reader and a writer. I just finished reading Cryers Cross by Lisa McMann. I have a YA book blog.

Great contest! Thanks

Kelsey said...

Little something about me... Hmmm... Well, sometimes when I'm browsing books in the store, I like to smell them. Or was that too much information? :P

Yamile said...

I'm a writer. Just finished my third manuscript and I started using the snowflake method for a story that has been brewing in my mind for quite a while.
I'm from Argentina. My books are multicultural with a pinch of magical realism. I love futbol, Flamenco music and books. I'm reading Linger now. Love that series.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate. I don't remember how I found you, but even though I don't comment much, I've been a follower for a while.

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Great giveaway :)

I'm a reader, and a writer (mostly in my head). I just finished reading Linger by Maggie Steifvater (for the third time..just can't get enough of those wolf boys!)


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read Matched!

cfchok (@) gmail (dot) com

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the contest! Um.. I'm a writer, I'm from WA state but live in France, which is a TOTAL culture shock, I can tell you. :) And I can be reached at

Khelsea @ Once upon a review said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Something about me... I have a twin sister named Chelsea, I'm twenty years old and I absolutely love reading and writing.
And I really and i really want to read MATCHED ;)

Sarah Olutola said...

I'm entering!

Something about me? Er...I'm a YA writer and my book's currently out on sub! woo!

I can be reached at @srolutola or saraholutola(at)gmail(dot)com

*Astrid A.* said...

Envy =( Everyone here is a writer! =)

I'm a reader, and I'm a girl who spend 80% of her money buying books... xD

Matched seems to be a very interesting book, so thank you for this giveaway, darling!

My email is

bye bye, take care! =)

ali said...

Hello! I said I was missing you and so, I've remedied that. Somehow, I'd lost your link in my blog list but it's fixed now! And I'll be back! (You write it, I will come. :D)

Okay so YES I'd love to win! Win! Win!

But you already know about me ;) Nothing's much changed since we last visited, except that happy things are happening for me in the writerly world. (No news just yet tho;))

ali at alicross dot com!

B Jas said...

Terrific site! Looks like a great read.... I'm a writer seeking publication on my MG Fic novel! You can find me (& email) at and

Keri said...
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Brittany Landgrebe said...

Awesome! Soooo want to read MATCHED, gah! lol

Erm... I'm a Marine brat! I lived for 3 years in Okinawa, Japan. Also, I'm an aspiring YA writer. Just started too, so I've got lots to learn and especially practice.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Ashley, and I absolutely love to read and write, so naturally I get carried away when writing when I'm supposed to be doing some homework.
I can be reached at,
Awesome contest! :)

Natalie said...

Ooo, I totally want to read Matched! I'm a writer and a reader. I'm reading The Westing Game right now, and it's good!

jmartinlibrary said...

I write YA about trippy stuff. (I'm so not kidding about the Evil Elvii who spring from volcanoes.) I'm represented by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc.

In addition to writing, I am a school librarian, a baker, and a certified Beatle-maniac.

I sometimes answer to the name SCARLET WHISPER, Librarian/Rockstar/International Jewel Thief.

As a librarian, I’m a member of ALA, TLA, and AASL. As a writer, I’m a member of DFW Writers' Workshop. As a Beatle-maniac Baker, I belong to the imaginary Fab Four Stickybuns Society.


Stephanie said...

Exciting!! XD

A little something about me: I'm a ya reader/writer, and have two guinea pigs. :)

moonglo at gmail dot com

megs said...

I'm an unpublished MG fantasy writer. I'm currently reading The City of Ember and loving it.

I came across this blog via a #kidlit twitter search.

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest. I've had my eye on this book for months.

1.You must be a follower - Yes

2. You must leave a comment sharing a little something about you - I sometimes eat chocolate for breakfast. Okay, more than sometimes.

3. If you're google profile doesn't have contact info then please leave an email address in your comment. - sharif(at)sharifwrites(dot)com

Books Unbound said...

hey :)
awesome giveaway!
i´m an obsessive reader from germany. i love books and i recently started a book blog with my friend.

Jessica Secret said...

I'm a writer, reader, music lover, and Dr. Pepper addict. :) I can be reached at:

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

Wow, I'd love to win this book! It should be absolutely fabulous :)

As for me, I'm in my middle twenties, and an avid reader. My favourite genres are romance and YA fiction. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Mockingjay, Delirium by Lauren Olivier, and Saving Grace by Elizabeth Scott.


Anya said...

This is such a great contest!

I'm a reader and I live in Germany so thanks for making this international :)I too write a little bit here and there but I'm still trying to sort trough that idea I had a few weeks ago lol


Hannah said...

Awesome contest! I'm dying to read this book :)

About me: I write YA and adult fiction. I'm a sucky painter but with no intention of giving it up :D

Email: insidehabit (at) gmail (dot) com

Louisse said...

Hi, thanks for the great contest! :)
I was born in the Philippines. I am a huge bookworm and I have a huge library that I never bother to fix. :)) My mom is going to be one of the craziest people you'll meet, my dad? The most childish. :) I study at a Private Catholic School even though I'm not even Catholic. Ironic. I have a dream to leave the Philippines and move to the USA. I am never without a book, I get at least two a week. I have an incredibly rude, insensitive little sister. I have a best friend I tease a lot and her nickname is Berby. :)
The story of my life... :)

christina said...

name: Christina
and now a little tidbit about me:
I'm currently reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (coming out Oct)- but no, I don't hog ARCs...though I do love them. I have a *long* list of incoming 2010 YA-debuts and cannot wait for Mockingjay or Last Sacrifice VA#6!

Nayuleska said...

Such a fab contest!

I'm a follow, a writer, and... anime addict. I could quite happily spend all day watching anime! Favourites include:

Sakura Wars
Angelic Layer
Gunslinger Girls

And many, many more.

Lisa said...

Hi! OK so I am entering, haha. I am a great ;-) YA writer who wishes that she could get published. My real life includes being a teacher, so I am always on the lookout for something my kids will enjoy. I have a blog that I review books I have read.

BTW- I am following you and I think my email info is here but And I don't blame you for not letting go of a prized signed copy!

Llehn said...

I'm a follower.

I can't swim because I'm terrified of the water, thanks to watching Jaws at a young age!


Lena said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I'm a new follower.

Something about me. Hmm, I'm a blogger (Addicted 2 Novels), and my favorite literary boys are Keenan from Wicked Lovely, Patch from Hush, Hush, Jace from TMI, Peeta from The Hunger Games, and Sam from Shiver/Linger. I literally dream about these boys and get all giddy when I hear their names. I would gladly fight any girl for them, muhahahaha!!! :D


Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Awesome contest! =)

sth about me?

hmmm I hate Onions! Like, really hate them with passion!

all because of a childhood trauma =P

larissa.sarah AT gmail Dot com

whorublog said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks - I have double jointed thumbs!

Erin said...

Hmm what can I tell you about myself. I occasionally bother you with writing questions so you know I'm a writer and you also know I'm a singer through my time on the Fallen Archangel forum.

What you may not know is that through my singing I've had the opportunity to travel. I've been to Europe and I've also been on a cross-country tour of the US all before I was 18 years old.

Very cool giveaway!

Em (Super Reader Girl) said...

Something about, does "I really want to read Matched" count? :)

I'm 32 and a mom of 2 and I love YA lit. :)

Thanks for running the giveaway!!

SuperReaderGirlEm at gmail dot com

Sweet Lady Jess said...

Hello! I'm a new follower! Here's a little about me:

I love reading! Mostly Young Adult, but I also like Teen Fiction, and a bit of Adult Fiction (Currently reading Eat, Pray, Love). I blog about anything, even though I seem to just blog about books these days. I'm currently a 4th year college student and loving it! Thank you for this contest! I really appreciate it!

-Jessica Tapia


Julie Musil said...

I'm here! I'm here! Happy #200 to you!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Thank you all of following, commenting/sharing about yourself and entering the contest! Its been so much fun to learn more about all of you. ; )

Kelsey was the one selected. Congrats, Kelsey!