Book Giveaway for my new blog

Posted 30 June, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 39 Comments

Whoooo wants to win some books? Three books, three winners!


PC & Kristin Cast’s BURNED

Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON

So, as you can see, this is a new blog. One with only one follower (wait, can you count yourself as a follower? Either way, it helps me edit Google Reader style). So, I’m looking for some people to join me in discovering fantastic, mainly young adult and middle grade books (I’ll branch out some in the summer. Variety is the spice of life, after all).

Now, there are already a ton of fantastic YA/MG book bloggers out there, who offer wonderful perspectives. However, I’m hoping to add a little more. In August, when my school year starts up again, one feature I’m adding to this blog are student reviews. Most of the reviews will come from my eighth graders (who range in age from 12-15) but I’m hoping to add in sixth and seventh graders as well as ninth graders (some great students I taught last year), so we’ll have a whole range of readers writing about the books they like…or don’t like.

I’d love to start the school year with a pile of readers (the better to convince my students to EDIT their reviews–and that others care about their opinions), so, to win, you have to be a follower.

And I haven’t figured out the whole Google Docs contest form yet (another summer goal), so the rules are a little old-school. Leave a comment and tell me if you:

1 point: Followed this blog (you won’t regret it, I promise!)

1 point: Tweeted about this contest

1 point: Mentioned this contest on your blog

Old-school but simple. This contest ends July 6th, 5pm EST and is open only to those in the continental US (sorry, I’m but a poor schoolteacher!).

Good luck and I hope you enjoy being a honey bee in our swarm!

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39 Responses to “Book Giveaway for my new blog”

  1. No need to enter me in your contest. I followed SiNn over…just waving hello and adding you to my list.

    I look forward to reading/visiting again.

  2. Aloha!=)

    I am fairly new myself. If you need any help with the google doc email me because I’ve pretty much figured it out. trial and error.

    Anyhow, I look forward to student reviews!=) What a great idea- I love to encourage kids to read.

    -I am a follower GFC +1
    -tweet: +1
    -Side bar +1

    My blog:
    My email:

    Congrats and mahalo for the follow.