Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Contest: Win an ARC!


At ALA Midwinter, I got two ARCs of Lisa Yee's upcoming book Absolutely Maybe, so it's time to share the wealth!

I'll draw a random name from the comments on this post to win the ARC, as well as the discussion guide prepared by Scholastic. Please comment by Monday, February 9, at 12:00pm EST to be eligible for this contest.

And in order to get to know my readers better, please comment with your name, email and the book you're talking to people about. Doesn't have to be new or noteworthy: just the book that you're currently enjoying.

Blurb: Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut. She may be named for her mother's favorite brand of mascara, but she has a mind--and a hair color--all her own.

Meet her mother, Chessy--that is, Chessamay Chestnut Abajian Wing Marshall Wing Sinclair Alvarez and soon-to-be Himmler. The one man she didn't marry? Maybe's father.

Meet Ted and Hollywood, a.k.a. Maybe's best friends. When Chessy chooses her latest scuzzball fiance over her daughter, the trio sets out to find Maybe's dad in California.

When they meet Los Angeles: city of swimming pools, movie stars, and a whole lot of surprises, including an aging screen goddess, a famous photgrapher, three makeovers, a Rolls-Royce, and a taco truck. Hollywood makes a film; Ted makes his fortune. But the biggest surprise may be Maybe hersel, as a charm-school dropout becomes a drop-dead charmer in Lisa Yee's terrific new novel.

15 comments:

Janssen said...

Oh man, I'd love that.

Is there anything quite as fun as an ARC? I don't think so.

Kristi(e) said...

I would definitely enjoy that book!

My current reads are books from Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men and Little Miss series along with the Spiderwick Chronicles, book 2.

Brunze said...

It sounds great!

I am currently pushing Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It's on our state list for next year, and I predict it will be in the top three, if not the winner.

biblauragraphy said...

I've been eye-ing that book lately!

I'm Laura, and right now I'm reading and loving the Hungry Cities quartet by Phillip Reeve. This is one of those few-and-far-between books that I've been able to get my non-librarian friends reading - they're just so good.

Alicia said...

Absolutely Maybe is on my TBR list, and I'd normally wait for the library, but if I can get an ARC - Huzzah!

I'm currently reading Jellicoe Road, and while yesterday it was not something I'd push (I'd only read to about p. 125), it got REAL good last night as I forged ahead. With the slow start, this is definitely one that needs pushing, Printz medal or no!

Jenn said...

I would love to win this book! Lisa Yee is an awesome writer. The book I'm currently reading and enjoying is Nation by Terry Pratchett. I've never read one of his books before, but once I finish Nation I'm definitely going to check out more of his books. I can see why Nation won a Printz honor.

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

Cynthia said...

Hi--I am Cynthia, an Adult Services Librarian who adores teens and YA literature. Right now, I am pushing 'Graceling'--which I loved (despite not being a fantasy fan). I am currently reading '13 Reasons Why' and 'An Abundance of Katherines'.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really really want to read this. And that cover is just awesome!! Let's see....I'm Lauren and I'm currently trying to get people to read Death of Jayson Porter by Jamie Adoff and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. :)

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

silverhartgirl said...

Today i just finished the proffssors wives club.
It was a fast and easy read.

Tamara B. said...

I just finished reading Somewhere In Germany by Deborah G. King

Tasses said...

I wrote about this contest on Reading Rumpus. Count me in!

MJ said...

I'd love iy!

Megan said...

Looks like a great book!

My current favorites are the Bayern series by Shannon Hale. (Goose Girl, Enna Burning, and River Secrets) Hale does such a good job of making a fantasy world seem realistic.

The Halton Mom said...

Hi my name is Liz and I'm a Twilight-oholic. Thanks for the opportunity.

Found Artist said...

Would love the arc!

Currently pushing: The Graveyard Book!!

Michelle
Columbia City, OR