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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giveaway!! A book a day in the month of May!!! Day 13!!

Today's book is also courtesy of those wonderful folks over at Hachette Publishing. And...to make it even a more terrifical wonderful giveaway, I have Five, yep count 'em FIVE copies of this book to give away!! Whooo Hoooo!!! (Valerie, you're awesome!!)

Today's giveaway is The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.

Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Each day's giveaway will run for one week, but I'll only send books out once a week, I don't think I have the patience required to hit the post office on a daily basis!

To enter this giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post and include an email address so I can get hold of you when you win, sorry...no email addy and I'll have to draw a different name.

For an extra entry, blog or tweet about the contest and let me know.

And for yet ANOTHER entry, follow my blog! And if you already follow...bless your pea-pickin' lil' heart, just say so in your comment and you get the extra entry! (Yes, I am, in fact shameless!)

How easy is that three chances to win!! (Sorry, US and Canada only, no PO Boxes please!)

This giveaway ends on May 20th, when I'll draw 5 names and send them on their way!! (US and Canada only please, and no PO boxes, sorry!)


Sage Ravenwood said...

Please enter me for this drawing. I've been wanting to read this book for some time now. Thanks! Indigo


Sage Ravenwood said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks! Indigo


Minding Spot said...

Please enter me :)

I already follow!!

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jess said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! I am a follower.

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Julie P. said...

I am desperate to win this book! I've been wanting to read it since My Friend Amy reviewed it!


Julie P. said...

I also follow you through my Google Reader!


Lauren said...

I've been really excited to read this book. It looks so good! Thanks for the contest.


Becca said...

Please enter me! I would love a chance to win this one.

I'm a follower


Amelia said...

This is the first time I've heard of this books. It sounds good though.

I already follow and I put this here ( http://bookjunkiereviews.blogspot.com/2008/05/contest-list.html ). Contest are sorted by deadline date.

scottsgal said...

Another fantastic giveaway -thanks for all the contests you've had. I'd love to read this one

msboatgal at aol.com

lola1116 said...

Please enter me for this giveaway! I follow you, however I don't have a clue how to tweet so I'm at a loss there.

lauraedawson at gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

Great giveaway you have going on! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'm already a follower

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I've heard so many good things about this one... and I love the cover art! Thanks for the chance!

writing.meg [at] gmail.com

mindy said...

i have been wanting to read this so badly thanks for the giveaway

Kaizen Fashion Project said...

I'd love to win pretty please!

Ali said...

I've been hearing about this book all month! Thanks for the giveaway
gibbylet21 (at) hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...



(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This sounds like a terrific book. Please enter me to win. I'm a follower and I tweeted @bookchickdi, and blogged at


edeliz said...

Oh! I've heard about this book. Great giveaway!

edeliz said...

I follow your blog via google reader.

A Reader said...

Would love to read this.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Renee G said...

I've been wanting to reading this.

Belinda said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win.
1bmore @ gmail . com

tea said...

I would love to win and read this book.

Sandra K321 said...

This is one of the books that I really want to win so I can add it to my summer reading list.

Sandra K321 said...

I follow your blog.

Brooke said...

This is on my TBR.. I just need to get my hands on it and find the time to read it... weeshenanigans(at)gmail(dot)com

Erika Powell said...

i really want to read this one, count me in
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Erika Powell said...

I am a follower
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Kelly said...

I've seen this book mentioned quite a few times and would love to read it. :)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

heatherzilla said...

This sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the contest.


jemscout425 said...

i've been wanting to add this to my summer reading

LittleEagle said...

I am very interested in reading this book. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!


Anonymous said...

This is on my To be Read list

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Blogger

Krissie said...

I have been wanting to read this book
allmycrazycats AT aol.com

Krissie said...

I follow you on Blogger
allmycrazycats AT aol.com

Rebecca Cox said...

I love ghost stories and have this book on my wish list at PBS.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

judyv12306 said...

I have been trying to win this.

Cindy said...

I would love to read this book!
Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!


Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog and enjoy reading it!


nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:


Anonymous said...

Love to enter this one! Thanks a ton and i do follow you, but couldn't find you on twitter :(


Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks.
stacybooks at yahoo

Sarah Z said...

I really want to read this!
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Nancye said...

This looks like a good book!

nancyecdavis@ bellsouth .net

Nutz4reading said...

Please enter me in the drawing for this book. It sounds great.

nutz4harrypotter6 at hotmail.com

Monica aka nutz4reading

Nutz4reading said...

I am also a follower of your blog.

nutz4harrypotter6 at hotmail.com


di said...

I'd love to be entered! And I have been a follower for some time now.


Llehn said...

I would love to enter please! Thanks!

I am a follower.


Debbie said...

This has been on my TBR list forever!

Marie said...

I am a new follower.


patrick moran said...

looks like the read of the summer