Friday, October 2, 2009

Giveaway: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

About the book:
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Click here for the movie trailer!

Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

I'm super excited to have the opportunity to giveaway 5 copies of this amazing book.

Contest end date: October 20th, 2009

Contest rules

  • you MUST BE A FOLLOWER to join (It's super easy, just click on the follow box on the right hand side)

  • open to Canadian & US addresses only (no P.O. Boxes)

  • leave a comment with your email address as I will contact the winner by email. Should you win, you have 48 hrs to respond, otherwise I will pick another winner.

  • Additional entries:
    +1 for promoting the contest on your blog
    +1 for referring a friend (just get them to mention your name & blog)

  • Good luck everyone!!


    1. Please count me in for this giveaway.
      I am a follower.

      cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    2. I'd love to be included! I'm a follower!

    3. I've posted your contest in my sidebar over at!

    4. Hi! I am a follower

    5. Mel, this is a great book! I don't know what happened to my copy -- I went to read it and it was gone : (
      Please enter me: geekettesarbear(at)yahoo(dot)com

    6. Not an entry, I just wanted to say that my daughter and I really enjoyed this book. It's beautifully written and not as disturbing as I'd expected, given the premise. I'm looking forward to the movie adaptation.

    7. Please enter me!


    8. please enter me

    9. Please enter me. I am a follower.

      simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

    10. I listened to the audio book and loved it. Would love the chance to read the book. Please enter me.
      stacybooks at yahoo

    11. The trailer looks amazing, it gave me chills =)

    12. I would love to win this.

      I am now a follower.


    13. Please count me in!
      I am a follower!

      mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

    14. I really, really want to read this book!

      I am a follower and I posted a link in my sidebar.

    15. Hi, I'm a follower. I've been wanting to read this for ages! Email is in my profile. Thanks!

    16. I can't wait to see this movie. Thanks for the book giveaway.

      annmariebro at yahoo dot com

    17. Enter me in!!

      I'm a follower and have posted a link on my blog ;-)

    18. This looks like such an excellent book!
      I'm now a follower of your blog.
      pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    19. Would love to win this book. Count me in.

      jomullane at bluemarble dot net

    20. I'd love to win!


    21. Count me in. I just became a follower

    22. I just became a follower and would love to win.


    23. Please count me in! My mother wanted this book. Thank you!

      I am following

      nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    24. +1 follower
      +1 posted at

      been wanting to read this forever!

    25. Please enter me. I can see why they made this into a movie. It sounds really good. I am a follower.


    26. I follow your blog!

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      Please count me in

    27. I have been wanting to read this book for a while!! I hope I win!

      I am a follower!

      nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net