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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Book Contest

Welcome to my very first book contest! The folks over at Toon Books have generously offered to giveaway a copy of Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss, which came out this month at a bookstore near you.



Luke looks on at the pigeons in Central Park, while Dad is lost in “boring Daddy talk,” and before you know it—LUKE IS ON THE LOOSE! He’s free as a bird, on a hilarious solo flight through New York City.Harry Bliss, the renowned illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, finally goes on a solo flight on his own with a soaring story that will delight any young reader who has ever felt cooped up.

Perfect for emerging reading. This was one of my son's favourite out of the entire Toon Book series of books and you can read our own review here. I'd recommend the book for up to age 8 but older struggling readers would also find the story funny without being babyish. Heck, I liked it and I'm 40!

View sample pages here.

1) This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.
2) Please leave a comment below for an entry, make sure your email is available in your post or in your profile.
3) Blog about this contest (with a link to this post) on your own blog, then come back here and post a link to your blog post for a second entry.
4) Contest will close midnight May 8 Mountain Time. (I'll be in Alberta that day)
5) I'll use a random number generator to pick the winner and post the winner's name on Saturday May 9.

16 comments:

  1. Just posted on Win A Book -- Welcome to our group! No need to enter me.

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  2. This looks like a lot of fun; please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. Fun for all ages; please enter me.
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

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  4. Sounds like a great book, I know my grandson would love it. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  5. sounds like a good one for my nephew. please enter me into this giveaway contest.

    thanks,
    jakewoodworth(AT)gmail.com

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  6. I would love to win this book (my son loves it when he gets mail!)

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  7. My niece would love this book! Count me in. :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  8. Sounds great! Please enter me, thanks!!

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  9. Looks like a good book.

    techyone at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Please enter me in your giveaway, I'm sure Holt would love this. Thank you.

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  12. This sounds cute. Thanks for the chance to win!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  13. looks like alot of fun..thanks mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  14. this sounds like a book my daughter and I would like!

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  15. This book looks wonderful. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

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  16. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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