Saturday, April 16, 2011

LadyStar: Dreamspeaker plus E-book Giveaway

Prepare to do battle with the Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls ever assembled!

Jessica Hoshi is just like any other girl. She loves music, playing in the marching band at school and spending time with her friends. One day, Jessica and her friends visit the Lakeshore Historical Society to take the Tall Ship Tour.

After they get separated from the tour group, Jessica discovers a gem-encrusted Lantern and a magically locked jewelry box below decks in the ship’s hold. A voice from inside the Lantern tells Jessica they are all in great danger. The jewelry box contains priceless stolen artifacts sought by ruthless and evil sorcerers known as Cryptics.

Minutes later, the vessel’s lights flicker to life and the sails fill with an invisible wind. The great ship sails across the lake carrying Jessica and all of her friends through an astral portal to an enchanted land called Aventar.

There, they meet the shadowy arcanist Reina, who tells them they must train at once to become Ajan Warriors. Unless they succeed, the treasures will be lost, and the last hopes of a betrayed people will fade forever.

These are the Adventures of Jessica Hoshi! Her Magical and Mysterious quest to discover the ancient and magnificent legend of the LadyStar begins as she encounters the powerful message of The Dreamspeaker!

Review:  I really liked this book.  I was able to read this book in a few days because I was so concerned about what was going to happen to Jessica and her friends.  This book is not at all my normal genre, and yet I was drawn to it.  I would recommend this book for grades 6th on up (yes adults will like this too).  Also, for more adventures, check out http://www.ladystar.net/.

Buy It! You can purchase this e-book (Kindle addition) for 99 cents at Amazon.  You don't need a Kindle to be able to read this book, but wouldn't one be great!  You can download the Kindle app on several other electronic devices.  I read this on my PC.  It was easy.



To celebrate Spring.....Outnumbered 3 to 1 is hosting Spring Fling!

Spring is finally in the air and we have some great things to share with you to kick off this wonderful season! From backyard bar-b-ques and outdoor fun to Easter and Mother's Day gifts and Spring Cleaning, we've got you covered. Make sure to stop by daily to see the wonderful products we have to share with you. Of course there are a whole bunch of giveaways you can win too!

The Giveaway: How would you like to win your copy of LadyStar: Dreamseaker (e-book)? We have three to give away to three lucky contestants!  You will be able to read the book on any Kindle device including PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad or Blackberry.

To enter the giveaway tell me why you would like to win this e-book! This step must be done before you can qualify for extra entries.

Extra Entries:
  • Become a follower or Googl Friend Connect of Seaside Book Nook blog (once you become a follower/Google Friend Connect, or if you already are), leave a comment on this post.
  • Head over to Outnumered 3 to 1 blog for additional ways to enter. While you are there, see all the other great giveaways Mel and the ladies have.
Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, otherwise it will just be counted as one. Your loss.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US until April 30th at 11:59 pm.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Save as Draft Book Review


Synopsis:  A love triangle unfolding in the electronic age illustrates all that can go wrong (and right) by this new form of (mis)communication.SAVE AS DRAFT@Readers A love triangle evolving over e-mails, texts, and Facebook messages that makes you wonder if the things we leave unsaid—or rather unsent—could change the story of our lives.


6:59 PM Feb. 14th via twitterfeed
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011
From: Izabell
To: Reader
Subject:Save as Draft

Are we Facebook friends yet? I’m the wactress (waitress/actress) turned lawyer who lives her life online. (Don’t we all these days?)

Anyway, I’ve got this problem. . . . There’s this guy. His name’s Peter. He’s my best friend and co-worker, and we just started dating, which is potentially a huge mistake. But, that’s not all. There’s this other guy, Marty. I met him on eHarm, and he ran with the bulls in Spain. I can’t get him off my mind. What a mess. I’d love your advice if you can take a second out of your crazy, high-tech life. Shoot me an e-mail. Or text me. Or BB messenger me.

And friend me if you haven’t already! You can find me on Facebook under Save as Draft.

Izabell

My Review:  I LOVED IT!  As you know if it is chick lit.....let me read it!  This book did not let me down.  Ms. Lee knows her chick lit.  This book is written in email format....which I love.  It makes the book so easy to pick up and put down during my busy life.  I also can read for hours in that format!  The characters come to life through the book and are very relate-able.  Save as Draft has its fair share of humor, drama, twists and turns.  I could not wait to get back to Izzy and her friends.  This is a must read!  Whoooo Hooooo for Chick Lit!

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy.  This was in exchange for an honest review.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Most Unlikely to Succeed Review plus Giveaway


Synopsis:  "Most Unlikely to Succeed, by Nelson Lauver, blends humor, storytelling, irony, raw emotion as it offers inspiration and shares powerful life lessons about finding the strength to get back up after being knocked down, moving past fears and discovering your voice, learning to champion your own cause, believing gin yourself when no one else does, and overcoming insurmountable odds."

Interview with the Author:

What message about learning disabilities and literacy do you want communicate with this book?
My goal is to take the reader inside the mind of a struggling learner, to help them better understand these kids.  While experts in the field of education report from a clinical perspective, seldom do we hear directly from the struggling learner.  I also wish to take the reader inside the mind of an adult facing the world without the basic literacy skills that are so necessary to achieve one’s highest and best.



How did it feel, not being able to keep up with your classmates?
Imagine this scenario:  You are a kid invited to a pool party.  There you are swimming with all your friends and classmates and having a great time.  Suddenly, you realize you have concrete blocks attached to your feet.  Now, not only are you struggling to stay afloat, you’re struggling to keep the rest of the kids from noticing.

Worry and anxiety were a constant.  I didn’t understand why I couldn’t learn like the other kids. I kept asking myself, do the other kids think I’m dumb?  I was scared and felt completely alone.  I didn’t think there was anyone else struggling like I was.  In Kindergarten and first grade, I was a good student and absolutely loved school.  I even decided, with the encouragement of my first grade teacher, that when I grew up, I was either going to become a lawyer or a broadcaster.  In second grade, however, things changed.  And, as I fell further and further behind my classmates, I became more of a loner.

What perceptions would you like to change about dyslexia/learning disabilities?
Having a learning disability has nothing to do with intelligence or lack thereof.  I’d like to change the perception about kids who don’t do well in a traditional school setting.  These are usually children with above average intelligence who have unique talents and can be highly creative.  I’d like to see the stigma removed regarding learning disabilities and simply accept them for what they are – learning differences that can and should be accommodated. 

There’s an obvious message to educators and parents in this memoir, but is there a message for everyone?

Yes, there is a broader message.  It’s a message for anyone who has faced struggle.  This book is a story about growth, of learning to believe in yourself despite detractors. It’s a message about finding your voice, championing your own cause, reaching deep down inside and finding the strength to get back up after being knocked down.   It’s a message that success can come from even the most unlikely individual, and we should never count ourselves or anyone else out.   It’s a message about looking for the positive in life and in people—and the good times along the way.

I want the book to inspire people.

What are some ideas or prejudices you’d like to see change about literacy?
When people hear “functionally illiterate” they often think “dumb,”  “lazy,” or somehow “less than.” That’s jut not true.  That stigma gets in the way of individuals
seeking help – they’re embarrassed and ashamed and just want to hide.  I want my story to open a dialogue, put a face on the problem and show how it can happen to anyone.

What was it like to be a functionally illiterate adult?

Endlessly frustrating.  When I graduated from high school, my reading and writing skills were at about a second grade level. There were so many things I couldn’t do:  fill out a job application, fill out forms in a doctors office.  I avoided going to the doctor for years because of my inability to fill out the necessary forms.   Lack of literacy skills reduced the size and scope of my world. There was always the fear of being found out. I loved to go out to restaurants with friends, but  because I couldn’t order off the menu, I’d stick to the basics, order an announced special, or just order the same thing as someone else at the table. I often used excuses like, “I forgot my glasses.” It was hard to keep my life organized and I did business and paid bills in cash.

What made you finally reach out for help?

It was chance encounter with an educator who recognized my difficulty and encouraged me to get help.  I sought services through the PA office of Vocational Rehabilitation and a special program run by graduate students at Penn State University.  A graduate student, on her own time, worked tirelessly for well over a year to help me learn to read and write.   This tutor helped me to discover and develop compensatory strategies.  Vocational rehabilitation helped me with psychological counseling to deal with my years of frustration and anger.  I realized that the anger was every bit as great an impediment to learning to read and write as the dyslexia was. 

What are your thoughts on kids today with learning disabilities?
Obviously there is a lot more information and assistance available today for kids with learning disabilities. Schools are better equipped to handle special learning needs.  However, struggling learners today, just like any other time in history, need an advocate with a powerful voice.

More often than not, LD children who succeed in the academic environment and go on to higher education and a prosperous life after college, have had very vocal advocates in their formative learning years – i.e. mothers.  It’s a classic example of when you have the facts, you pound the facts.  When you don’t have the facts, you pound the table.  Table pounders, unaware of their rights and the rights their children, make little if any headway in advocating for their kids. 

On the other hand, parents who clearly understand their child’s educational rights realize how powerful they are and flex that muscle in the school system if necessary.  These are the parents who get results and the desired academic outcome.  One of the great problems is that not every child has a “mom” who is a great fact pounder (advocate) for a variety of reasons.

In an ideal world, we would have an army of mothers (and not to take anything away from fathers – but mothers clearly excel in this arena)  who could use their fact pounding acumen, and success as an advocate, to help other students as well.  

What are your thoughts on education today?

Obviously there is great room for improvement.  In the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, unskilled labor could leave high school and find a job in manufacturing.  But, overseas workers now perform those jobs for cents on the dollar.  It doesn’t appear that these manufacturing jobs are coming back any time soon.

Graduating from high school as an unskilled worker in the new technology driven economy will make it extremely difficult to find employment.  It will be nearly impossible for unskilled labor (especially those lacking basic literacy skills) to find middle class employment.  

If we can’t figure out how to ensure a solid education for all,  we will continue to see an upward trend in juvenile and young adult crime, dependency on welfare and other social programs, and self-medication/addiction issues. This will of course continue to place an overwhelming financial burden on society.

Well-managed funding for education and high tech, specialized learning tools are essential.  But of course, nothing is more key to the success of students than a dedicated, dynamic, and motivated teacher.
We must encourage, support, and reward great teachers, while at the same time, help underachieving teachers to improve. 

Teachers who lack motivation or talent to motivate students and fail to improve need to be ushered out of the system.  We find ourselves in an economic climate where teachers can no longer rest on their laurels. For the sake of our students, tenure should no longer be used as a shield to preserve the jobs of teachers who are not qualified to teach.

My personal thoughts, given my husband is a teacher...AMEN.
Review:  This is such an amazing story.  I could not put it down.  In fact, I had three kids with strep throat that were up and achy at 5:30 am on Saturday morning.  I got them all settled back down, meds dispensed and cracked open the book.  I had it finished by 8:00 am.  No joke.  Keep in mind I am not a fast or strong reader.  I just kept reading and reading and reading.  I am still in shock over what Nelson Lauver encountered as a young child in school.  While I think a lot of it had to do with "the times" and lack of our education system understanding learning disabilities, it was still shocking to read about his experiences.  I did reflect back to some of my teachers (given I was an elementary student in the 70's too) and do I remember the paddle, teachers choking children, the fear of reading out loud in school (I still HATE reading aloud,even to my children....but let me present to a room full of people any day).  I think this book is a MUST read for everyone.  Run to your local bookstore to purchase this amazing book or jump on line and order it today.  You will not be sorry.

To celebrate Spring.....Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog is hosting Spring Fling!


Spring is finally in the air and we have some great things to share with you to kick off this wonderful season! From backyard bar-b-ques and outdoor fun to Easter and Mother's Day gifts and Spring Cleaning, we've got you covered. Make sure to stop by daily to see the wonderful products we have to share with you. Of course there are a whole bunch of giveaways you can win too!

The Giveaway: We have two copies of the Most Unlikely to Succeed book to giveaway to two lucky participants.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like to win this book.  This step must be done before you can qualify for extra entries.

Extra Entries:
  • Become a follower of Seaside Book Nook blog (once you become a follower/Google Friend Connect, or if you already are, leave a comment here on this post.
  • Head over to Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog for additional ways to enter. While you are there, see all the other great giveaways Mel and the ladies have.
Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, otherwise it will just be counted as one.
This giveaway is open to residents of the US until April 25th at 11:59 pm.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adoption Nation Review plus Giveaway

Synopsis: "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families - and America takes on the challenge of explaining the historic changes enveloping us all - and does so with a unique combination of engaging prose, gripping stories, insightful perspective and exceptional research.

Inspired by his Pulitzer-nominated series while a reporter with the Boston Globe, the first edition of Adoption Nation (2000) captured an important piece of U.S> history and was a game-changer for child welfare professionals, policy-makers, and members of what Pertman calls "the extended family of adoption" (adopted individuals, birth and adoptive relatives). The new, fully revised edition updates the "adoption revolution" with all of its joys and disappointments, its personal and policy issues, its complexities and controversies.

'There's no exaggerating how much has occurred over the last decade - from the adoptive mother who recently 'returned' her son to Russia, to the children orphaned by the earthquake in Haiti; from the ongoing debate over transracial adoptions, to the still-unregulated Wild West of adoption on the Internet; from the decline in secrecy and shame in adoption, the the explosion of reunions between adopted people and their birth families; and from the precipitous drop in international adoptions to the soaring rise in adoption of boys and girls from foster care, including by growing numbers of gay and lesbian parents,' said Pertman."

Review:  I found this book to be so informative.  I have wanted to adopt a child for a long time.  My husband is not there yet.  I would love to adopt a boy close to my children's age.  This book has given me a lot more to think about.  One of the best features of this book, is the Adoption Resources.  I had no idea where to even start, but I sure do know.  Another feature that I loved about this book was the index.  For example, if I want to find where I read about "Older children," there is an index that leads me exactly to where it is discussed in the book.  I think this is so valuable, given the amount of information contained in this great book.  If you are even considering adopting, going through the adoption process, or just want to learn more about adoption, I recommend picking up this book. 

To celebrate Spring.....Outnumbered 3 to 1 is hosting an amazing Spring Fling event!



Spring is finally in the air and we have some great things to share with you to kick off this wonderful season! From backyard bar-b-ques and outdoor fun to Easter and Mother's Day gifts and Spring Cleaning, we've got you covered. Make sure to stop by daily to see the wonderful products we have to share with you. Of course there are a whole bunch of giveaways you can win too!

The Giveaway: We have three copies of the Adoption Nation book to giveaway to three lucky participants.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like to win this book.  This step must be done before you can qualify for extra entries.

Extra Entries:
  • Become a follower of Seaside Book Nook blog (once you become a follower/Google Friend Connect, or if you already are, leave a comment here.
  • Head over to Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog for additional ways to enter. While you are there, see all the other great giveaways Mel and the ladies have.
Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, otherwiseit will just be counted as one.
This giveaway is open to residents of the US until April 24th at 11:59 pm.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Long Good-bye plus Giveaway - TLC Book Tour

I am so thrilled be part of the TLC Book Tours.  This is my first!  When TLC Book Tours first posted The Long Goodbye on their blog, I knew I HAD to read it.  I sent the synopsis to my sister in an email and stated, "OMG, this book is something we MUST read.  I can't wait until April 14th to buy this."  I don't want to get into details, but I too lost my mother to cancer (leukemia) after she battled it for a year.  Like Meghan, my mother was everything to me.  She was and  always will be my hero.  We had a very special relationship and talked several times a week, if not daily.  I moved away from Michigan in 1989 and even though I didn't leave near her, we were still amazingly close. 

Synopsis:  "What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief-its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies-an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond.


O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss.

With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.

Meghan O'Rourke is the author of Halflife, a collection of poetry. She is a cultural critic for Slate, and her essays and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York."


My Review:  I have never made margin notes or highlighted sentences since I was in college and certainly never did this to one of my "pleasure" books.  I couldn't help it though, I was underlining certain sentences, making my own notes in the margin since this book was so relate able me.  There were so many similarities between Meghan's memoir and my own experience that I felt she was writing  the book for me.  This book took me through a journey I never wanted to go through again; however, this time through the journey, I was able to understand my grief and realize what I had been (and still am) going through is "normal."

To say Meghan's memoir is heart-wrenching is an understatement.  It is beautifully written and pulls you in from the very beginning.  If you have experienced losing a love one, this book is a must  If you haven't, but are looking for a wonderful memoir, this book is a must.  I will be purchasing this book for my siblings and I think this would be an amazing gift to give someone who has lost someone close to them.

Check out this great podcast on Amazon where Meghan talks about the book.

GIVEAWAY:  The publisher has allowed me to giveaway one copy of this amazing memoir to one lucky winner.  How to enter:

1. Be a follower of this blog (leave a comment stating you are a follower or just became a follower).
2. Post a comment let me know one of your favorite books.

The contest ends April 13th at 11:59 PM EST....just in time for the books release on April 14th.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms plus Giveaway!


Synopsis: Becoming a mom is the most amazing event. Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms will delight new and expectant moms with its heartwarming and humorous stories about raising babies and toddlers. This book is full of stories by other moms sharing the wonders of early motherhood, from waiting for the baby, to those early weeks and first few years, and everything in between!"

Review:  This book is a perfect shower gift for the friend expecting a child.  I think it is more appropriate for a first mom, but I still really enjoyed the stories and could relate to so many of them even though I already have children.  One of the best thins about the book is the short stories.  It is easy to pick up the book and read a story or two at a time.  This is so important for new moms (okay all moms, right).

This book covers so many topics: Coutdown to Motherhood, The Mom-mary Glands, Give Me Rest, The Wonder of Being a Mother, Doubts & Insecurities, Words of Wisdom, Born of My Heart, Tough Stuff, Giggles & Mischief, The Long Road, Second Time Around, Toddler Time.

To celebrate Spring.....Outnumbered 3 to 1 is hosting Spring Fling!

Spring is finally in the air and we have some great things to share with you to kick off this wonderful season! From backyard bar-b-ques and outdoor fun to Easter and Mother's Day gifts and Spring Cleaning, we've got you covered. Make sure to stop by daily to see the wonderful products we have to share with you. Of course there are a whole bunch of giveaways you can win too!

The Giveaway: We have two copies of the Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms book to giveaway to two lucky participants.
To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like to win this book.

This step must be done before you can qualify for extra entries.

Extra Entries:
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  • Head over to Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog for additional ways to enter. While you are there, see all the other great giveaways Mel and the ladies have.
Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, otherwise it will just be counted as one. Your loss.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US until April 18th at 11:59 pm.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale plus Giveaway!

Synopsis:  Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life. So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes f of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed.

My Review:  For me this book was wonderful.  Wray has written an amazing book and I love her style.  I can only describe it as Meg Cabot (Avalon High) + Sarah Mynowski (Magic in Manhattan Series) + Stephanie Meyers (Twilight Series, substute vampires for witches and angels) = Ramona Wray's Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale!  I also have to confess, that I love books about witches and I have always wished I had some "good" witch in me. 

Back to the book....I read this book in three days (that is something for me).  I couldn't wait to find some time to get back to it.  I think Wray weaves such a great story with great characters.  The book consistently had me wondering who was good and who as evil.  Ryder and Lucian....do I need to say more?  I couldn't wait to read more about them and in my mind....they are so cute!  Lily....who couldn't love her?  I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.  It was great.

Rating:  Great Read!  Totally Recommend for young adults and older!

Interview with Ramona:
1. I just loved this book and know that you are currently working on your next novel. Is the next book part of series or a completely different? I would love to see what Lily and Ryder do next.

Hi, Jilleen, and thank you for having me. No, Hex is a stand alone, sorry about that. My new book is called "Echoes". It?s dystopian, and very different from Hex. But, like Hex, it has a female MC who is both likable and unusual. I think you'll like her.

2. Do you have set hours that you typically write, or when the mood strikes?
You know, I write whenever I can. Everyday life sometimes gets in the way, so I can't afford to be picky. But I'm probably at my best very early in the morning.

3. Do you have a special place that you write, or wherever you can find?
I just moved into a new house and I have this amazing room which I converted into a library. It's not quite ready yet, but still ... Great :-) Huge arched window. So lately that's where I write. But generally, I tend to follow the quiet (even if, sometimes, that means locking myself in the bathroom).

4. Who is your favorite author?
Impossible to pick just one. Jane Austen, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Henry James. Sarah Rees Brennan, Holly Black, Jenny Downham ... I think I'll stop here.

5. What book (besides Hex) would you recommend?
I just read The Iron Thorn, by Caitlin Kittredge. It was pretty amazing.

6. Are you able to read other book(s) while writing?
I couldn't go a day without reading! But I get what you?re saying. No, I don't think that reading other authors while I'm working on my own book is a bad habit. Once I've got the story in my head, I don't get derailed or influenced. But I do need to escape to different worlds, especially at the end of the day. Writing can be very consuming.

7. What is a fun fact about yourself?
I often dream about my characters.

8. Did you know you would be author? It would be a dream come true for me.
Surprisingly enough, no. I mean, I've written since I was a child, but I never thought about taking it to the next level. I have a fickle nature, so not too many things hold my interest for long. As I neared my thirties and realized I was still writing, I thought ?Hang on! This means something.? So then I began to seriously look at publishing.

9. Favorite type of food?
Without a doubt, pie. It's a tie between chocolate cream and raspberry.

10. Favorite thing to do when you are not writing?
Spending time with my son. Reading. Running.

Giveaway: The best news.....I have two books to giveaway!  Enter to win by becoming a follower on this blog and posting a comment letting me know.  If you are already a follower, just leave a comment stating so.

Extra Entries - make sure you post an comment for each one.

1.  Become Ramona Wray fan at Goodreads
2. Go to Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog, become a follower and post a comment on that blog stating you are now a follower (or state you already are a follower of GF) and an extra entry!

Contest is only open to US residents and the contest will closed midnight EST on April 10, 2011.
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