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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.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Contest: Neil Armstrong


This time I am giving away an ARC of a children's book recommended for ages 8-12: Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino. The cover of the ARC shows a reduced version of the actual cover, shown in the picture.


Contest will run until Dec. 4, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Dec. 5. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.

To enter:

Please try to leave all your responses in one comment.

1) You must be a follower (over in the right bar) and let me know you are in your comment.

2) Leave your email address (if it is not already in your profile.)

3) +2 Tweet or blog about this contest and leave me the link.

4) +1 If you were going to lie to impress someone, who would you say was your uncle?

You can read my review of the book here and see how much I enjoyed it. Here is the publisher's summary:

"Muscle Man McGinty is a squirrelly runt, a lying snake, and a pitiful excuse for a ten-year old......the problem is that no one knows it but me. In the entire town of Massapequa Park, only I can see him for what he really is. A phony.

It's the summer of 1969, and things are not only changing in Tamara's little Long Island town, but in the world. Perhaps Tamara could stand to take one small step toward a bit of compassion and understanding? A terrific debut novel with truly vivid characters and a wonderful voice.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun!

    I'm a follower already.

    + John Wilkes Booth really was a distant cousin....as far as uncle goes, maybe George Clooney...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  2. Sounds like a fun book, and I follow in Google reader.

    As for who I would say I was related to: Either Jane Austen or Emily Dickinson.

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

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  3. No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

    No, I've never told people I'm related to Gilbert. I don't think I am, and I'm glad of it.

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  4. I'm following and would love to be included!!

    +1 Uncle...probably Johnny Depp. Love him.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  5. +2 i tweeted-

    http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/6058635063

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  6. How cool! I'd love to read and pass this on to my niece...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    And I'd say my uncle was Warren Buffet...

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  7. This book looks funny
    hyperallison@gmail.com
    Id say my uncle was bill gates

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  8. My first comment was as MoziEsme up there. Just wanted to say we posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/neil-armstrong-is-my-uncle.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  9. I am a follower!
    cookiedevil94@hotmail.com

    +I would say Robert Pattinson was my uncle, because his beard resembles my mothers(:

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  10. This looks like a fun book. Please enter me. I am a new follower.

    ludeluh at yahoo dot com

    I would say my uncle was President Obama. :o)

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  11. I'm a Google Friend Connect follower. Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I follow your blog & would love to win :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  13. I would love to claim to be some distant relation to Albert Einstein or perhaps even Ben Franklin :) Hey, they won't deny it :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  14. I would love to win this for my grandchildren!

    I'm a follower.

    I would say Bill Gates is my uncle!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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