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Blind Date with a Book (GIVE AWAY)

Posted on: August 17, 2014

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I’ve got books to give away!  But we’re gonna do this the fun way. And by fun way, I mean blind date with a book!  that means I give you a little bit of info about the book, and you get to decide if it looks interesting.  I won’t tell you the title, or the author, but I can tell you that these are all new books published in the last 12 months,  from publishers like Orbit, Tachyon, and Titan Books. They were all sent to me as review copies, and either I have duplicates, I’ve read them and don’t plan to read them again, or it’s a title I opted to skip on.

Here’s the rules:

- due to the cost of shipping overseas, this give away is for US only

- let me know in the comments which book(s) you’re interested in, and yes, you can request more than one. To be eligible, you *must* specify your choices (None of this lazy “they all look good!” stuff), by referring to the wrapping paper color, or one of it’s descriptors, or something useful. If we don’t already  know each other, please leave me a way to reach you – twitter, e-mail, etc.

- Give away closes midnight, eastern time, Sunday Aug 31st.

Winners will be announced in early September.

now that the pesky rules are out of the way, here’s what is up for grabs:

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1. Red and White wrapping paper

Science fiction

Big Ideas!

Cool Aliens!

Who built this thing?

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2.  Black and White wrapping paper

Time travel

Looking for a Cure

Big Questions

Drastically Different Futuristic World

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3. Silver wrapping paper

Epic Fantasy! 

Adventure!  Archaeology!

Magice meets the Industrial Revolution

A thousand-year-old book holds a really big secret

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4. Blue wrapping paper

Radioactive snacks

Big Monsters (run!)

Destruction of San Francisco (oops)

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5. Pink wrapping paper

Collection of short stories spans the author’s career.

Wide variety of stories – scifi, humor, fantasy, horror, etc.

One of the stories is a screenplay!

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59 Responses to "Blind Date with a Book (GIVE AWAY)"

This is such a great idea! I am interested in the book with the silver wrapping paper and with the black and white paper.
If I happen to win, you can contact me via email at encountersofthebookkind@Gmail.com or on Twitter @ brittanysmack

Thanks!

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I love me some short stories, so I’ll go with Number 5! I can email you my Grand Rapids address.

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Er, if I win, that is.

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This is an awesome idea! I’d definitely pick the silver wrapping paper! Epic fantasy and archaeology! That just sounds awesome! Are you going to post which was which after the giveaway ends?
Twitter: @Jessi_squeakers

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I think i’ll leave it up to the winners to post or tweet what they won.

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Our library did something like this around Valentine’s Day this year….I didn’t participate because it was mostly romance novels and I’m not a big romance novel fan.

I’d like to throw my hat into the ring for the time travel book and the epic fantasy novel.

Twitter: bigorangemichae

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I can promise you that none of these would be found in the romance section of the library.

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Have I read the Fantasy with Industrial Revolution vibe? I am guessing I have, though I have two thoughts about what it could be.

Oh wait, doing this wrong.

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I looked through your blog, and didn’t see a review for that one, if that helps any.

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Reblogged this on FeetForBrains and commented:
Reblogging because free stuff from Little Red. Seriously, I’m guessing that some of these could be Hugo winners. I want the red one with the snow flakes, because snow flakes. Ugh, I’m done with summer.

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shhh, don’t tell anyone, but the red/white snow flake wrapping paper is Christmas wrapping paper. Cuz yeah, I’m done with summer too.

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Definitely interested in the red and white science fiction and the black and white time travel!

Twitter: @raykolb

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My local library has done this sort of thing the past 2 years. Even if I don’t end up loving the book behind the wrapper, it’s always fun to discover what I’ve brought home. For some reason, I always seem to end up with nonfiction regarding subjects in which I’m not particularly interested…but I give ‘em a try anyway!

Although I’m not a big fan of pink, I am a fan of short stories – and especially of authors who write in multiple genres! I’m most interested in #5.

kandake (at) gmail (dot) com

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The Sci in red and white snowflakes sound very interesting. Then again so does the epic fantasy in silver paisley.

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Contact me ah yes tis important haakonsson. ya ho o.com

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Cool giveaway! I am so intrigued by #1 and #4. And I seriously have no idea what any of these are! Thanks for the opportunity! @tammy_sparks

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OOOOH! Me too!

My preference would be #3 (silver), but I would also be interested in #1 or #5……

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The red and white (#1), and the silver (#3). Especially the silver.

email scrapcatfriday at yahoo dot com

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My 1st. Silver wrapping paper

Epic Fantasy!

My 2nd Red and White wrapping paper

Science fiction

My 3rd Black and White wrapping paper

Time travel

Love all this subjects…. Cool idea by the way

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What a cute idea! I’m interested in the silver book, cause the description totally seems like my jam, or maybe the blue one cause polka dots :D

thebastardtitle [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Time travel, black and white paper. Also, do you give lessons on wrapping gifts?? Tho.shearer@gmail.com

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I LOVE this giveaway! What a cool idea. :) Number 1 and 4 definitely caught my eye (and I had fun recognizing a couple others I’ve read) @TenaciousReader

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What a great idea! I’m a red wrapping paper scifi kind of gal. Now I want to plan ahead for Xmas and wrap up books for family gifts with little descriptions on the front and let each choose a book based on that.

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The silver wrapping paper please! I love fantasy!! :)

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I love this idea! Love, love, love it! Had to share it with the Apex crowd. I’m interested in #1 and #4. Especially #4. Big monsters and destruction. Right up my alley. And you know how to get a hold of me. If I win, just bring them to Context! :)

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How fun! I’d love the black-and-white time travel book if I win. You can contact me on Twitter @NadineBrandes or through Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NadineBrandesAuthor

What a great idea! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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This is such a fun idea. Thanks Lesley for sharing with the Apex crowd ;)
Guess I’ll toss in my hat for the black and white time travel book. If I am so chosen, you can find me on Twitter- I follow you- @Nicole_Platania

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1. Red and White wrapping paper

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I am most curious about what’s inside the red & white wrapping paper and the black & white one. A most excellent and fun idea! I should wrap up all the unread books on my shelves and pick out books at random! (@arrhyth_mia)

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What a lovely idea. Obvs I’m not chucking my hat in the ring as I’m UK – but, I think I’ve guessed 2 and 3! Will have to wait to satisfy my curiosity!
Lynn :D

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Such a nifty idea. I’ve seen other libraries (not mine…) doing things like this, but typically not in the sci-fi / fantasy stuff, which more or less pulls me out anyway.

I’d go with the majority of the people before me and say silver. Maybe it’s the “epic fantasy.”

Now that I’m going back to physical books maybe I steal this idea from you some day.

thedorkportal@gmail.com

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The silver wrapped book seems interesting because I can’t imagine what title it hides. @n_e_white

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I’d like to enter for black and white one and the silver one. Great idea! Curlygeek04 (at) gmail

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#3, silver, epic fantasy for me, please. Alternatively, #1, red & white, sci-fi.

Very cool idea. Thanks for running the contest!
You can reach me @erchristensen.

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Thanks for the giveaway! #2 and #3 sound good.

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I’m interested in finding out who built this thing (i.e. book 1) or where I can obtain some tasty radioactive snacks (i.e. #4). Thanks for the chance!
I’m on twitter at @briandtracy

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I’m an anthropologist and an academic, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m intrigued by the contents of the silver wrapping paper. What’s not to want about archaeology & a book with a secret? And wouldn’t the Industrial Revolution BE magical to many? Have I missed anything?

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I would like either the silver, epic fantasy or red & white SF packages. Thank you for a chance to win a book.
twbooks (at) cox (dot) net.

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Oops. Forgot to include contact info (although email shows up when I post comments). My twitter handle is @mangoheroics

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I’m beset with books right now and others need these more than I, so I am actually more interested in these questions:
1) You can guess which one I would choose, right? I have probably read it already though.
2) Which one would you send to me, cackling something like, “What he really needs is THIS one! ahahaha!” (I have a guess for this too….)

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What a fun giveaway! I’ll have to try this the next time I’m giving away print books.

My choice, #2, time-travel!!

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I want the one in the bright yellow paper, about Happy Farm Valley and all the happy farm animals and their happy lives. Happy, happy!

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Can you tell I’m really bummed out today?

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:( Youtube some comedy clips? I e-mailed you one of my favorite Dana Carvey clips, i hope it makes you smile at least.

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Thanks for the email and link. Honestly, I’m not a big one for comedy. I did watch some old WHAT’S MY LINE shows, and some Steve Allen stuff (yes, I’m old, but you knew that) but I was still steaming too much for it to help and I quickly gave it up.I’m distracted today by a crew doing a washing and sanding on our two decks. Then the decks will be treated and clear stained. (three guys, three days).

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Old Steve Allen stuff is the best. it’ll be nice to have the decks done, right?

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Right, just noisy.

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I love this idea so much! I am interested in the silver wrapping paper and the red and white wrapping paper. My email is mooncrumbss (at) gmail (dot) com

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My library does this too, and I think it’s awesome. The one with silver wrapping sounds great. I have a weakness for mysterious books… Thanks for doing this! My email: gina.rinelli (at) gmail.com.

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I have a US mailing address — can I play, too? If I’m allowed, I’d like to enter for #1 and #3.

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as long as you’ve got a US mailing address I can ship to, consider yourself entered! :D

i know it’s mean to make these give aways US only, but last time I shipped a couple of books to Europe it cost me $30. Ouch!

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Oops, sorry, forgot my email address: kh (dot) goldmund (at) kabelmail (dot) de

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I have to say that the Black and white papered one looks really cool, as well as the silver wrapping one. Never seen this before but think it is a great Idea.

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I’m super curious about the silver one with the old book and archaeology. If I don’t win, could you please tell me what the book is so I can track it down myself? :P

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Cool aliens? Count me in (red and white wrapping paper)

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I haven’t been on a blind date in years .. silver or pink looks really interesting to me. My twitter handle is @RollinOnARiver

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Oh, dag, count me in, please! I love Big Idea SF, and love that the red-and-white-wrapped book is getting so much love. Thanks! This is a rad good work!

Twitter: @squidaveo

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