Monday, December 08, 2008

A Gift for My Readers

'Tis the season for giving and I would like to thank readers of Into the Wardrobe. I am giving away a $20 Amazon gift card!* (I initially wanted to give away a book, but I am so lame I couldn't decide which book to give away. This way the winner can choose which book to get!)

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is answer these questions in the comments section below:

1. What children's or young adult book would you get if you won the gift card?

2. Why do you want that book?

3. Would the book be for yourself or a gift for someone?

Your answers to all three questions will count as one entry. Only one entry per person is allowed. This giveaway is open to all readers of Into the Wardrobe, no matter where you are in the world.

The winner of the gift card will be randomly selected next Sunday evening, Dec. 14. I will post the name of the winner and his/her entry by next Monday morning, Dec. 15. This is all happening in Philippine time, of course.

Good luck! And don't be shy. I look forward to reading all the entries. Thank you so much for reading my blog. :o)


*If the winner turns out to be someone here in the Philippines, he/she may opt instead for a PHP1,000 gift card for any of the major bookstores in the Philippines.

31 comments:

shelburns said...

Can't believe I'm first for this one!
1. I would get Chains with my card.
2. I want to read it because I have read such great reviews about it.
3. I would keep it for myself and then probably donate it to my school library.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Julie Wright said...

What a totally fun gift.
1. I would get Jessica Day George's Dragon Flight and her Princess of the Midnaight Ball.
2.I want to read it because I loved Dragon Slippers and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.
3.For me all book purchases are twofold in purpose in that they are a gift to me personally, and a gift to my kids who I read to every night. This is one of the things we do to stay close to eachother, cuddling under blankets while we enter exciting new worlds created by writers.

Clair said...

1. Inkheart
2. Because it has the word "heart" in it and it was recommended to me by my boyfriend's Mom. Also, if I read it then I get brownie points =D
3. Myself.. and I would love to pass it on to my chil'ren =)

Laura said...

I would get The Hunger Games, as a gift for my awesome sister!

carogonza said...

1. What children's or young adult book would you get if you won the gift card? The Giving Tree

2. Why do you want that book? It would be for my godson and it was my favorite book from when I was a child.

3. Would the book be for yourself or a gift for someone? For my godson

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

If I got the card, I'd probably get a book I've been eyeing wistfully in my library's bookstore, Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Children's Literature, ed. by Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel. I really enjoyed their other books and I had cousins who grew up on these kinds of books so I'm curious to see what they read (smile). Then I'd give it to my library so other people could read it too.

Since that book is more history of children's literature, I'm also very tempted by The Unknown Witches of Oz: Locasta and the Three Adepts, by Dave Hardenbrook. I have a collection of Oz books and I hadn't heard of this new book before so I'd like to read it and see if it sounds properly Ozzy. Some of the current Oz authors really don't do a good job of conveying the magic of Oz. Others like Eric Shanower are fabulous. And this one I'd keep for my collection.

Yours,
Jenny

yanka said...

I would get "Good Enough" by Paula Yoo because I want to relive my high school years, but only to a certain extent. I never want to feel that lost again. :-) I also really enjoyed your interview with Paula.

I would buy the book for myself because as you very well know, dear Tarie, that is how books get turned into movies.

Edna said...

What a great contest! My choice would be A CURSE AS DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth Bunce because I'm intrigued with her story's fairytale premise. (I'm a big myths and fairytales geek--what can I say?) The book would be for me but I'd be happy to share it with others! :-)

ecm AT cabcabinmoran DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

1. What children's or young adult book would you get if you won the gift card?

Oh, gosh! I don't know. So many good books. Maybe Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. Looks amazing.

2. Why do you want that book?

Again, it sounds amazing. I've heard really good feedback as well.

3. Would the book be for yourself or a gift for someone?

Myself, though I'm sure my sister or someone will read it after me!


-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shel said...

If I won I'd buy Shel Silversteins's "Where the Sidewalk Ends".

I had that book as a child and I loved it well into my teens. Shel Silverstein is timeless, you can read him as an adult and appreciate the wit in his books.

I'd gift the book to my daughter. She's the perfect age for it now and she loves to read. I think she'll love it as much as I do.

Annie said...

I would buy Ryan White; My Own Story and donate it to a local middle school for kids to read!

Its a candid book written by a boy who got AIDS from a transfusion back in the 80s.

I believe that every child should read this.

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Penelope Pince said...

1. I would get a couple of the Horatio Hornblower books.

2. I've been wanting to read this series since we bought the movies for Christmas last year. They are so good and I bet the books are even better!

3. It would be for me and my sister. We watch the movies together and we both love to read and have been wanting to read these books.

penny.pince at gmail dot com

Blessie said...

If I had a thousand pesos, I would get the unabridged version of Jo's Boys from Amazon (I'd need the rest of the money for shipping) because I've wanted to read that last part of the Little Women series forever and it simply is not available in the Philippines, as far as I know.

I'd be getting it as a gift for myself, but I'm dreaming of the day when I can read it to my kids as well, when they're old enough to sit still for half an hour.

Walp said...

1. I'll probably buy Cornelia Funke's InkDeath. ^^
2. Aside from the fact that I have Books1 and 2 (InkHeart and InkSpell), I just can't wait to see the ending of the book series. ^^
3. I'll read it first, then maybe, let others too.. (haha!)

Merry Christmas!

Cow said...

Hmmm... I'd get 'Time of the Eagle' by Sherryl Jordan.

When I bought Secret Sacrament years ago (and I mean YEARS ago) I was really hoping that the author would write a sequel because it has an interesting story not to mention the nice cover art. I visited the bookstore recently and saw 'Time of the Eagle' and I got really excited.

I'd buy it for me and my girlfriend because we both read Secret Sacrament and I think she would like to read the sequel too :P

Kudos to Tarie (best editor, EVER)! This is a very nice holiday treat.

Kristine Marie said...

1. I would get Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin.

2. Because it's the only Earthsea Cycle book I haven't gotten yet (and I found an autographed copy! *sniff*). I'm also planning to use the Earthsea Cycle for my thesis, hehe.

3. It's for myself, but I hope to share it with my siblings and friends. The world and stories of Earthsea really are fascinating!

la belle solitary reaper sans merci said...
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la belle solitary reaper sans merci said...

Sorry for the deletion! It was an accident.
1.) Mine would be Of Nightingales That Weep by Katherine Paterson.
2.) I want to read it again - take note: again - because I fell in love with it when I was a kid. I have been searching for it for ten years already, but have never found a copy in any of the bookstores I've been to. :(
3.) It's for me, of course! But since I love the book so much I'd share it with my sister.

aly said...

I'd get Uncle Tom's Cabin, because I've wanted to read that for a long time now. This would be my Christmas gift to myself. :D

ploplo said...

1. I would buy the His Dark Materials trilogy!

2. Aside from being a required reading in one of my classes, I have been (desperately) wanting to read it for a while.

3. For myself though I'd be willing to share

Myra Lim said...

1. Kissing in Manhattan
2. I want to read something I'll get for free!...hahaha...but seriously, with the tons of readings I have this short break (Anglo-Am Lit major) I need something I can read and just relax :)
3. Myself, of course! then the sharing goes after I've read it :)

rachel said...

Series of Unfortunate Events. for my little sister. she doesn't like reading books, but she loves the movie version so maybe i think she would be encourage to read the book because of the movie. really want to buy it for her as Christmas gift but can't afford it:(

angelicalouise said...

Hello!

1.) I would get Christine Kringle by Lynn Brittney. :)

2.) I want it because it's a perfect read for the Holidays! I basically love everything related to Christmas.

3.) The book would be for myself--I'll gladly share it with my book lovin' friends after I have read it.

Happy Christmas!

furybeginner said...

1. What children's or young adult book would you get if you won the gift card?
`Graceling by Kristin Cashore

2. Why do you want that book?
`I would see how good it will be.XD

3. Would the book be for yourself or a gift for someone?
`Myself, but I still plan to let others borrow it.XD

Lee said...

OK, I can't help giving this a go!

1. Firebirds Soaring

2. Because YA fantasy soars - and short stories should!

3. For myself (and fantasy-loving children)

joan said...

1.I would get The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger.

2.The love story of Henry and Claire intrigues me. I want to know how Henry can go to his different time line (past, present, future), and how he met Claire, his wife during his involuntary time travel and how she copes up with it.

3.For myself but after reading it I will recommend it to my friends and let them borrow it :).

Lizbeth Marie Lim said...

1. What children's or young adult book would you get if you won the gift card?

the twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

2. Why do you want that book?

It's an interesting, thrilling and
a must-read for this year. Bella and Edward's relationship is one-of-a-kind, and I can't wait to know what happens next!

3. Would the book be for yourself or a gift for someone?

Myself. I would also like to share it with my older sister...

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Renee G said...

I'd purchase The tales of Beedle the Bard for my son. He's read all of the Harry Potter books except this one, and I love to see him reading.

Isaac said...

1. I would get Tales of Beedle the Bard! (Actually, I really wish I could have the Moonstone edition. LOL!)

2. I'm getting it because I'll get to have a taste of the HP series once again. I still can't believe it's over!

3. I'll give it to myself! :)

Opep Sales said...

HP6. I haven't read it yet and I'll give it to myself.