Sunday, June 14, 2009

A QUICKIE GIVEAWAY: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?


GIVEAWAY
NOW OVER!!!


WHO DO
YOU THINK
YOU ARE?




A
QUICKIE
GIVEAWAY


ENTRIES MUST BE

IN BY 6 PM, EST,

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17


"Shortly after Alyse Myers’s mother dies, Alyse and her sisters are emptying her mother’s apartment, trying to decide what to discard and what to keep. Alyse covets only one thing — a wooden box that sits in the back of a closet. Its contents have been kept from Alyse her entire life. That box, she hopes, will contain answers to her questions: Who were her parents really, and why did her mother settle for so very little in her life?"

SEE MY REVIEW HERE

SO MANY PEOPLE WANTED THIS BOOK
THAT I WAS ABLE TO ARRANGE
FOR A GIVEAWAY OF 2 COPIES!

TO ENTER:
THE RULES ARE:
U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY

NO P.O. BOXES PLEASE

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE
SEPARATE COMMENTS TO COUNT!

+1 ENTRY: GO BACK AND READ MY REVIEW AND WRITE SOME COMMENT ABOUT PART OF THE REVIEW (NOT JUST "NICE REVIEW")


+1 MORE ENTRY: FOLLOW OR TELL ME IF YOU DO AND WHERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG ABOUT OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE THE LINK SO PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW


BONUS ENTRIES: PEOPLE WHO COMMENTED ON THE REVIEW BEFORE THE CONTEST WAS ANNOUNCED ARE RECEIVING AN EXTRA ENTRY. THAT REVIEW HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR COMMENTS SO ONLY THE PEOPLE YOU SEE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS BONUS +1 ENTRY!

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE IN BY
6PM, EST, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17!

WINNERS WILL BE
ANNOUNCED SOON AFTER!


THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

50 comments:

Alyce said...

I've read a few reviews for this book (as well as yours just now) and I'm dying to know what it is that is in the box. This book first caught my attention because her first name is so close to mine.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I follow your blog.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I want the box opened!!!!!! And can you even imagine NOT opening it for all those years?!!!!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow you on Google Reader!

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bermudaonion said...

I really want to know what's in the box too! I grew up in the '60s and knowing the book takes place then really appeals to me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

A Reader said...

I want to know what is in the box too. I am a memoir fan and think this sounds like a great read.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

A Reader said...

Posted on my blog's side bar under current giveways.
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Carlene said...

I read your review last week and thought the book sounded great. I am really wanting to know what is in the box. I cant think of anything that could be in the box that could reconcile Alyse and her mom relationship. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

Carlene said...

I follow in google reader.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

nfmgirl said...

What a nice review. Growing up, my Mom didn't ask who I thought I was; she would ask who I thought I was talking to. "Who do you think you are talking to?! I'm your mother! Don't you take that tone with me!" I did not grow up in an abusive home, but a home that commanded and demanded respect.

I hope that the box wound up bringing Alyce the answers that she needed to find some sort of closure to her life with her mother.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow

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nfmgirl said...

I follow (can't remember whether I already did this)

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-06-13-09.html

Bingo said...

So nice to see so many familiar names chiming in on this "quickie"! Great odds, for you guys! Heather, my mom and dad always used to say that to me as well...except I think it started with "JUST" Who do you think you are...and usually ended with "talking to?". Of course, we become our parents as adults and found myself saying that to my son as he was growing up. Be sure and click on the link for THE VIEW over on the review page where you can see Meyers talk about her mom...thanks for following and entering!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Well - besides wanting to know what is in the box...I also want to know how the heck she lost her baby fat overnight. I've been trying to lose mine for over 50 years!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I follow - thanks.

And darn it all - I pressed post comment, on my last comment, and forgot to leave my email address!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

sharon54220 said...

I also would like to know what is in the box. I'm wondering if maybe she is adopted.
Memoirs are one of my favorite genres to read. I grew up in NJ, so this is close to home for me.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower.

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Commchick said...

Your review makes me even more curious about what might be in the box. I look forward to reading this book and hope I win a copy.

belchers@jccal.org

Commchick said...

I'm a follower of your on Blogger.

belchers@jccal.org

gaby317 said...

please count me in - it sounds like a touching and unusual read.

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gaby317 said...

i follow

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Pam said...

Wow - I'm horrible with surprises. I think I would have searched for that box as a child to open it and see what was inside it. And although I understand Alyse's hesitancy to open the box after her mother's death, I don't think I would've been able to wait. I would have needed to know. Just like I need to know now! I'm always amazed by women like Alyse - women who instead of blaming their childhood and becoming like the mother they've always despised use it as a model of what not to do and grow and succeed in spite of it. I'd love to read this book.

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Pam said...

I follow you on google reader/blogger.

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BevE said...

OK , I will say it - it was a good review :D but I wish I knew what was in the box of course that would be giving the ending away. I think a lot of children feel that way - that there is some mystery to their lives but maybe it was memories from her mother's or someone else instead in the box. Eventually we all have to let gt of our past and live our lives, it does sound like an interesting story though.

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Alexa said...

I follow you via google reader and blogger.

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MJ said...

The book sounds great. I lost my Mom in February and just yesterday, my sister and I were at Mom's opening boxes. It was fun and sad at the same time. While I don't remember things being forbidden, we never went into mom's closet before. We found love letters that Dad had written her during WWII. The only problem is that all 4 siblings will fight over them!!

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MJ said...

I follow on Google Reader.

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mindy said...

after reading your review it makes me wonder if any body really know who some one else is there seems to be something that is always not told or seen minsthins at optonline dot net

Mary said...

I don't think that parents give to much of themselves away when we are young, even as we get older. Who wouldn't love to have a box to look through and put the pieces together? It sounds like a wonderful read.

mamie316@sbcglobal.net

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I really want to know what is in the box too- maybe its nothing but love inside but still your mind- ok my mind has so many thought as to what goes thru. I grew up the same time and feel like I could step back into the story...like others have said maybe it was someone else box, maybe puctures she drew, maybe letters of her ancestors- maybe soemthing so horrible she may wish she never opens it...ok you got my moind going and going...mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandra K321 said...

Alyssa's mom is left a widow at the age of 33 with 3 young children to raise. It sounds like her marriage wasn't a happy one.

Carolsue said...

Now my curiosity is piqued! What's in the box? I also grew up in the 60's and so should be able to relate to this story. It sounds really good.
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techyone said...

I want to know what's in the box too.

techyone at gmail dot com

valerie2350 said...

she grew up in queens new york

valerie2350 said...

follow

Mishia said...

I'd love to know what's in the box! That's enough to make you read it!

wendy said...

I enjoy reading about women who overcome dysfunctional backgrounds so this sounds like a must read for me.

madamerkf at aol dot com

TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I'd have to open the box! Which is what I did in real life when I discovered I was adopted and searched out/found my birth family! It worked out very well for all concerned :)

minishoes1 said...

I would love to read this book! I liked your honest review and you said it was a fast and easy read. I didn't know she was on The view. I wished I would have seen it. Books like this really touch my heart,because I grew up with some friends who's mother always mentally abused them. So they would come over my house as often as they could. thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

i follow. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I can't remember if I said I follow through blogger.jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I read your review and it made this book a must read for me! I too grew up in the 60's and would be able to identify with this book. I too wonder what is in the box. I just hope that whatever it is does not cause more pain for the daughter.

Thank you for letting us know about this book through your well written review and great giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog by Goggle! Your blog is one of my favorites!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I also subscribe by email.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow you on Twitter. You are on my list of Favorites. My username is Soccermom213

I tweeted about your blog & giveaways.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

jb said...

Would like this one.. And you are the most generous of 'em all! jb

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jb said...

Well in your review it said that she grew up in the 60's with fighting parents---could have been me. This is a book that I will buy if I don't win. jb

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