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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.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Contest: I, robot (No, not that one)


Welcome back to my bi-weekly contests!

This time I am giving away an ARC of a book with a very familliar title but if you look closely there is a slight difference to the one you are thinking of. This is an ARC in wonderful condition called I, robot by Howard S. Smith. I personally only read a few chapters of the book as I found it to be too much sci-fi and military for my tastes. But don't just listen to me! It has an average rating of 4 stars on amazon!

Contest will run until Jan. 22, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Jan. 23. 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 (no sidebars) about this contest and leave me the link.

4) +1 If you were given a robot for your home with artificial intelligence what one function would you want it to perform for you or your family?

Here is the publisher's summary:

North Korea has once more started up its nuclear program. A nuclear-tipped missile launches south of Pyongyang, flies over Tokyo and explodes in a mushroom-cloud firestorm offshore. Police Inspector Haruto Suzuki investigates the death of a "westerner." Clues lead him to Mikiyasu Industries - a conglomerate producing Japan's most advanced industrial robots. Terrorist rockets from Lebanon continue to rain down on Israel. The rigid, by-the-rules-only Inspector Suzuki is thrown from his murder investigation into an arms deal that will change the face of the earth, and for the first time in his life, into love and happiness. Will the love one man has for a woman save our world or destroy it?

12 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my husband!

    I am a follower.

    I would really like a robot who could clean the house for me -- then I could read more :-0 +1

    marielay@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you for including the US in your contest.

    I would want a robot that did dishes. Dusting. Wait, can the robot to all the household chores I hate to do? ;-)

    bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

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  3. Please enter me!

    +1 I would want it to go grocery shopping for me!

    squiggles87(at)aol(dot)Com

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  4. No need to enter me, doll. I'm dropping in to let you know I've got this posted at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail about it!

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  5. haha this looks funny :D

    ok I'm a follower
    haleymathiot@yahoo.com
    +2 twitter.com/haleymathiot
    +1 if i had a robot with AI, I'd want him to do the laundry. :D

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  6. I'm a new follower and would like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  7. Please enter me.
    ludeluh(at)yahoo(dot)com

    And for +1, I would like my robot to do all my housework!

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  8. I think I forgot to say that yes, I am a follower. :o)

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  9. I would love this book! I'm a Google Friend (Heidi V.)

    Thanks
    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  10. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I am a follower.
    I would want my robot to wash the dishes.

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  11. 1) I am a follower.
    2) rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com
    4) +1 If you were given a robot for your home with artificial intelligence what one function would you want it to perform for you or your family? Cleaning my house. Hands down. That includes the laundry. :)

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  12. 1. I'm a follower
    2. ajolly1456 at gmail dot com
    3. +2 tweeted http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/8027677236
    4. +1 laundry would be the task I'd want a robot to complete, that is the thing my family hates the most.

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