"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BEA Bonanza Giveaway DAY 3!

For those of you that are worried that I might not do Retail Wednesday, never fear, I shall post that later today :)

Now on to the GIVEAWAY!

As you all know I went to BEA back in May and had a blast!

So now it's time to continue spreading the love and the ARCs

What?! You didn't enter the GIRL STUFF or the FANTASY FUN days yet? Well, what are you waiting for? An invitation? Okay, here you go -

You are invited to enter all 5 days of the BEA BONANZA!

You've got until Sunday night to enter for the GIRL STUFF

And until Monday night to enter for the FANTASY FUN

All right, enough shameless self-promotion.

The RULES (I know, I know, BORING, but a necessary evil...)

1. In order to enter you must be a follower and leave a comment on the day that you want to be entered in. (this is all you have to do to enter, but of course I'll give you a chance to earn some extra points :)

2. You can enter ALL 5 days!

3. For extra bonus points you can:
a. BLOG about it! You only have to blog ONCE, but it will give you an extra entry into each day that you comment - so if you blog on Wednesday and comment on Monday, Tuesday and Friday you'll get an extra entry for all 3 of those days even though you only blogged once (get it? OK!) Oh, yeah, and let me know in the comments on one of these 5 days.

b. Put a linky on your sidebar! (same rules as a. Extra entry for each day you comment) Also leave me a comment on one of the five days.

c. Tweet! (or Facebook link if you don't have Twitter) This one you get an extra entry for each day that you Tweet it. So if you enter on Tuesday, then you would Tweet/Facebook on Tuesday, even if you Tweeted on Monday for Monday's. If you enter all 5 days, then for maximum points you would Tweet/Facebook all 5 days... make sense? Include @SonshineMusic and let me know in the comments if you did it!

4. The contest will run for a full week. So you have until Sunday night (the 10th) to enter Monday's contest. Then till Monday night (the 11th) for Tuesday's, Tuesday night (the 12th) for today's, etc. And I will announce the winner of Monday's on Monday, Tuesday's on Tuesday, etc.

Easy Peasy, right?!

Oh, I guess you want to know about the PRIZES for today!

Day 3: Teenage Angst :)

  • A fantastic BEA totebag! This one's from Peace Hill Press
  • Another Pan by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
  • Stork by Wendy Delsol
  • Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
  • Bree Tanner bookmark
  • Bison Books magnetic bookmark
Sweet Muffins!

And here's my non-spoilery mini reviews!

The Peter Pan myth brought into the 21st century. Wendy and John Darling live with their father, a professor at the exclusive Marlowe School. Wendy's a junior and trying to help keep the family together since their mother left. John is determined to shed his geek status when he starts high school in the fall. When the Book of Gates comes for the Egyptian exhibit and the new RA, Peter, shows up, the Darlings find themselves caught up in the mystery, secrets and adventures of a world they never knew existed.

I loved this book and all y'all should be happy that I am not keeping it for myself. It was a very hard decision.

Katla hates the cold. So could somebody please tell her how she ended up in Minnesota? After her parents split, Kat's mom wants to move back home to the barren wasteland and she takes Kat with her. So not only is she dealing with the cold, but with a new school, the challenge of making new friends and, oh yeah, learning that she's a human stork. Not only that, but she's the youngest stork ever and she's managed to get on the wrong side of at least one of the other storks, because the wizened leader, Hulda, named her second chair. Then there's Jack, the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. They keep arguing, but she just can't seem to stay away. It's obvious he's got some secrets of his own and she'd kind of like to find out what they are.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to like this book. Not my normal YA fare, but I really enjoyed it. Definitely kept me interested.

On the surface, David and Charlie have nothing in common. At all. David is the cool kid, constantly surrounded by friends while Charlie is the brooding loner (by choice). The new school counselor disagrees, diagnosing both of them with "dissociative disorder" and recommending they try a new kind of therapy. Their very own "Companion" - a female robot designed to help them create healthy bonds. David can't get enough of Rose, even though her strict intimacy guidelines keep him from going too far (an electric shock will do that to you). But (of course) things go awry, Rose gets separated from the boy she was built to love and Charlie gets pulled into the drama.

Enjoy! Comment a plenty! And I'll see you tomorrow for DAY 4!


Falen said...

Excitement! Look at all those great books!
(jealousy rising...)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...




Visit My Kingdom Anytime!

Palindrome said...


Mia said...

How did I miss LA teenage angst one???

Hmmm, I think you posted after I went to bed. Never mind ;) here now *hugs*

roxy said...

Very generous giveaway. 15 definitely counts as a ton. You are awesome, Rebecca.

aLmYbNeNr said...


Readerly Person said...

Me me me!

Posted, etc., on first day's comment.

Here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ReaderlyPerson/status/18002885046

- Rebecca

Cass said...

Hey, I just entered today. :)

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cc9309/status/18024300481

I NEED Stork and Girl Parts. Haven't heard of Another Pan but it looks GORGEOUS!!


Jen said...

Haha this looks like a great package but I can see who wants it more than anyone!! I hate to take it away from her especially when I'm dying for day 1!! I've tweeted and now follow you on twitter, you are up on my sidebar so lets see how well it works!

Sorry I'm late, hehe!

Email addy is jennifer(at)gmail(dot)com

Patricia Stoltey said...

These are wonderful giveaways. Good luck to all the entrants.

Jenn said...

Another Pan sounds intriguing. Have you read the companion—Another Faust? It was surprisingly good:)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Still catching up from camping. Posted/linked? yes!
Facebook? Yes!
Comment? duh!


Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

Who doesn't love some teenage angst? haha

Malbebe said...

All these books sounds interesting!