Monday, June 1, 2009

Reading For Sanity 5 Book Give-Away

Would you like 5 FREE books shipped to you from 5 die-hard book-a-holics?

Reading for Sanity is hopping on the contest bus in celebration of reaching our 100th book reviewed.

To enter you must:

1) become a follower (of our blog...not just sheepish behavior in general)

2) post a link about this contest on another page (your blog, facebook, myspace, etc.)

3) comment, leaving your name, and let us know what book we've reviewed you're most likely to read next!

It's that easy!

This contest will run until the end of June at which point we will select a winner and post it on the blog!!!

31 comments:

Anne Bennion said...

Hooray for a give away! Okay, to follow the rules, I am now a follower of the blog - I'm the one with no picture that is domestcgoddess. Also, the book I will most likely read next is The Hunger Games. (Or it might be one of the retellings of Fairy Tales. I love those!) And my name is Anne Bennion but it should say that when I post. Oh well, better follow the rules!

McAuliffe Bunch said...

Awesome giveaway! Okay, so I am now a follower of your blog. This is amazing. I love all the reviews. So the book I would most likely read is "My sister's keeper." I've actually read a portion of it but it was my sister's book and she took it back before I could finish. My name is Jessica McAuliffe.

MindySue said...

Apparently Laura Petterson is having a difficult time commenting on the blog so she emailed me her comment and is already a follower. I'm posting this so we make sure to include her in the drawing. Good luck Laura!

Editt said...

How exciting! I'm happy Laura at Living a Little posted about this. I am now a follower. The book I plan to read next is Before Midnight. I love the YA and Fantasy genres (since I would like to publish in that genre someday :D)
Thanks for doing this! My name is Editt Law.

Danae said...

Thanks for the book reviews. This will really help my future reading lists. I think next on the agenda is the Secret Life of Bees.
I'm excited about the book give-away contest!
Danae Kannely

Jillian said...

Hello!
Hmmm, which of your past reviews would lead me to read a certain book? I'd have to say Gossamer by Lois Lowry, mainly because I loved her other books. Of course, that will have to wait til I finish the other three I have going (one in each room--you know, so I can read if the kids are playing in there and I don't have to hunt for my book!).

lyn. said...

I am now a follower of Reading for Sanity.
Tomorrow's post will feature your give-a-way.
I will be reading The Hunger Games.

Allanna said...

Allanna, here. (Which you could probably tell from my Google Account name ... but, hey! Look at me! I'm following directions! ^_^)

To Catch a Pirate sounds like a fun read. I'm a sucker for a sweet romance. Or pirates. Or most books. But this one sounds wicked-cute. ^_^

nicole said...

hello! i'm nicole... i am now a follower! found you through allanna, and i love it! i never know what i should read next, but now i do! thanks to your review, i definitely want to check out my sister's keeper. i'm all for an emotional book right now. and if you know of any good fiction novels about marines, the war in iraq, or military family trials, let me know!! i know it would be rubbing salt in the wound, but my husband just deployed to iraq and i would really love to find a novel to read that is similar to my situation.
thanks! =D
nicole

Editt said...

p.s. this is just a follow up to say I did my duty and posted a link about this page AND added a raving review of what you ladies do here. Very impressive. Thanks!

Nay said...

Hi! I'm Denay Tubbs. I actually know Kari from when I went to OSU years ago. But I found you from Allanna, too. I'm a follower now and have linked you to my blog. I love a good read. And I've only read through a few reviews so far and find the honesty refreshing and entertaining. Each move we make (we're military) I seek out a book club just for ideas of what to read next. So thanks for all you work and some great ideas. I just finished a book so I'll be trying The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Have you read an Erma Bombeck book? If you want someting fun and witty about being a housewife, she's your gal!!

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natalie said...

Sorry. Had to delete my comment because I forgot to mention that I am going to read 13th tale after your review. I had started it and put it down for a book I was more excited to read. Now you've got me excited again.
I love your summaries of books in one phrase. haha. One day when I have time I will have to go back and read in more detail, but for now I am having fun adding to my goodreads to-read list!
I just signed up to follow and posted about the giveaway here: http://austinmoms.blogspot.com/2009/06/5-free-books.html

Katie said...

What a great blog! I am total book lover and love reading about what other people have read. I've read a lot of the books you have guys and am looking forward to reading a few off your list such as Northern Light and the 13th Tale. I found your site off my friend Natalie's blog. I'm looking forward to reading more of your reviews.

Tara said...

Okay I'm not really posting this to win but it's about time I became a follower and told you all how much I LOVE THIS SITE and you're awesome for dedicating so much time to it!! I've gotten loads and loads of good ideas for books to read. Next I will be reading The Thirteenth Tale.

dynomitegirl said...

I have to start by telling you how I used to pick a book to read (before I found your site).
The process would begin with me walking into the library (4 small children in tow). I would then proceed to walk down the adult fiction section as fast as I could while, I grab between 9, or 10 books off the shelf. Meet up with the two children who have gone to the YA section, head to the checkout and hope for the best. Sometimes I would find a gem to read but, not always. I can't wait to go to the library now with a list of books. I will definitely be following your site for the long run! I just finished my first adult fantasy, Daughter of the Forest, and loved it. So I headed over to your fantasy section and found a list of books that I want to read. I think I have narrowed down to Name of the wind, for my next book. Thanks for the fun contest.

MindySue said...

Dynomite Girl - THANKS!!! If you loved Daughter of the Forest (I did as well) you should probably check out the rest of the series if you haven't already..."Son of the Shadows" and "Child of the Prophecy". I also HIGHLY recommend the Archangel Series by Sharon Shinn (read them in this order: Archangel, Jovah's Angel, Alleluia Files, Angelica, and Angel-Seeker)...they are a light fantasy/romance combination with an interesting twist in setting that I think you'll enjoy.

PS - Going to the library w/ kids is oh SO "FUN" ...I totally feel your pain...does your library allow you to reserve over the internet???

Walker family said...

Wow, you have too many great reviews to choose from! I think I am going to suggest the Help for my next book club idea. I am going to let everyone know through my facebook. :) thanks for al your suggestions and ideas!

Annette said...

I just read "The Thirteenth Tale" and it was so good! I can't wait to read more of the books you've reviewed.

azmomof5 said...

I just found you girls today from my daughter's blog. I'm Debbie Gale from Chandler, AZ. I'm 52, mother of 5, grandma of 2. I have always loved to read. In 5th & 6th grade when the other girls were reading girly books I was into "Nancy Drew" and "The Hardy Boys". Some of my books are my best friends and escape. I just went to the library today & asked the libriarian for help finding a good mystery that wasn't too gory or nasty. She recommended the book "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich which someone reviewed on your site as a good read too. (One of my fav t.v. shows is "The Mentalist". I hope someone starts writing books about it). I'll admit I've read some "Criminal Minds" & "CSI" books. But the CSI have gotten too crude sexually like the t.v. shows.

Marcus Louk said...

My name is Marcus Louk. I am finishing up school to become a high school/middle school language arts teacher. I really enjoy this website. The next book I will read is Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen. I thought Kari did a great job reviewing it and her review convinced me to go read it.

treen said...

1. Follower of the blog: check.
2. Post a link: check. On Facebook.
3. Name and reviewed book likely to read: Trina Caudle (formerly Palmer, I went to college with Kari's husband Nate). I lean toward non-fiction. I just finished "The Last Lecture" and "The Soloist" sounds very interesting.

Lauren Kay said...

I just started following! I'm "Lauren Kay" with a black and white picture. I posted this link as my Facebook status. I really would like to read "The Rapture of Canaan" by Sheri Reynolds. The review was excellent! This is not the type of book I typically enjoy, but the review convinced me otherwise!!

White Brown and Beige said...

1: Following
2: Linked on both FB and Twitter
3: Hi. My name is Rebekah Hunter, and based on Kim's reviews I would like to give Philippa Gregory's novels (any of the three: The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen's Fool, or The Virgin's Lover)a try. I tend to prefer non-fiction historical; however, it sounds like she is able to tell a great story without taking too much license with the known historical record.

Queen Elizabeth said...

Also following; linked on Facebook; name is Liz MacDonald and I'd like to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. (Sorry Em, but it got 5 stars!!!) Looks interesting.

Maria said...

Ok, so I always read the reviews. I think I may fall into the "general sheepish behavior" category. SORRY! The fact that I haven't posted on my own blog in over a month should tell you that I'm a little overwhelmed with life--not doing a lot of extraneous reading. HOWEVER, I did put The Help on hold at the library. I'm like 92nd in line for it. :) FB post for you!

Becki said...

Hi - Becki Neumann here, and I have been wanting to read Girl with the Pearl Earring for a long time. I've been to Delft and I bought the book for my mother-in-law since she spent her summers there as a child, but I hadn't gotten around to reading it myself. Based on Mindy's review, I can't hold out any longer. Now that I've found you I've posted a link on my blog.

Deborah said...

I'm finally an official follower of your awesome blog. I've been reading it for a while now, but had to figure out the whole follower button thing....didn't know about that one! I put up a link on facebook for you since my blog is private.
Which book next? only one? I'm trying to get A Long Way Gone from the library. It keeps getting recommended to me by multiple people and since I love nonfiction - I've got to try it. I also really want to read The Shwa Was Here.
Keep your reviews coming....I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE having a blog to go to for a new recommendation from someone I trust. Thanks for the site guys! Oh This is Debby Cannon writing in case that doesn't come up.

Ann said...

This is an amazing blog. Thank you for sharing. I am anxious to read The School of Essential Ingredients. Mindy, you are my hero!

Emily said...

Ok, I did it. I think the book I'm most likely to read is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, because my husband won't watch the movie with me and it probably doesn't come close anyway.;) Of course, I'll have to finish shoveling my way through the technical meanderings of "Debt of Honor" first.

MindySue said...

NINI -
can't comment via computer for some reason. so i'm entering for her.

SHe has:
1) followed
2) linked via facebook
3) wants to read school of essential ingredients

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