June 3, 2013

A Birthday Giveaway - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!!!

Hey you guys! It's my birthday week!! This Friday, I'll celebrate...well...SOME anniversary of my 29th birthday - I won't tell you the exact number because I'm a girl, and I don't have to. 

Hee hee.

Anyway, I love birthdays. In particular, I love MY birthday. And I came up with a fun way to celebrate this day with all of YOU!

So. A little history. About a year ago, I bought a book at Barnes & Noble called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It was published by Quirk Books, the same people who put out Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and the cover had a creepy old photo on it, so I figured it would be good.

Now, I don't normally read much young adult lit, but this was...riveting. Fun. Super creepy, and speckled with more bizarre old photos, some of which I couldn't look at after the sun had gone down. I loved this book.

In fact, it was one of my favorite reads of 2012, hands down.

Also in fact, Miss Peregrine was one of the main reasons I reached out to the good people at Quirk Books, and am always delighted when one of their new books appears on my doorstep (thank you, Eric! You're the best!!).

Now I have a brand-spanking-new paperback edition of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  They sent it, since it releases this week (June 4th - could they have timed it better??), and it has some never-before seen photos, a Q&A with author Ransom Riggs, and the first chapter of the upcoming sequel (for which I cannot wait). 

So now, to celebrate my birthday, I'm offering to you, dearest readers, the chance to win EITHER my already-read hardback (mint condition - I always take off dust jackets before reading), in case you're the type who likes to collect hardbacks, OR my brand-spanking-new paperback edition. It'll be the winner's choice, and I'll send it to one lucky winner. I'll also include, if you like, one of my Fancy Schmancy Signed Undead America Postcards - one day it'll be a collectors item, I swear.

To enter this contest, here's all you need to do. Any one (1) will do.

  • Leave a comment here on the blog - fun and easy and I always, always love comments. Be sure to give me a way to get back in touch with you.
  • Tweet something to me this week, either about my web site, Undead America, or any of your favorite Quirk Books. Let's spread the word about either dear old me (so old...) or my favorite publisher, thus spreading the love around the internet!
  • Facebook something about the same and send me the link, thus spreading the love around the internet!
Any or all will do. If you do multiple things, I'll enter your name into the hat multiple times.

The deadline for entry will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST. After that, I'll literally put all the names in a hat (I wasn't joking about the hat earlier) and let my kiddo pick a winner. I'll email the winner, and also update this post, so check back then!!

So yay. Birthday happiness everywhere. You could win a spectacular book, and I'll have lots of birthday fun. Good luck to all, and to all a good Leah's Birthday Week!

****Update with winner!!!*****

After a random drawing performed by the kiddo....one day late because I forgot on Friday night...the winner is....MARISSA!!! Yaaay! Marissa, I'll get you the book this week!

Thank you all for playing!!


Caroline said...

Happy birthday, Leah! I've been waiting for this one in paperback for my 14-year-old (but I'm totally going to read it first.) You can find me at the 'baud :)

MarissaV said...

Happy Birthday! I've been wanting to read this book. It sounds creepy and fun!

S.K.Falls said...

AWESOME! Happy birthday, Leah! And this one has been on my TBR. It looks too cool and creepy to pass up. :D

Jen said...

Wait, since when do you have Fancy Schmancy Signed Undead America Postcards?

PS: This isn't a contest entry. I really just want to know about the cards...

Emily said...

I'm going to comment, but I've already read this so this isn't a contest entry, I just wanted to thank you for the giveaway + wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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