Thursday, June 11, 2009

GUEST POST: Rachel Renee Russell + Giveaway

Today I'm pleased to have a very special guest post in the form of an original piece of artwork from Rachel Renee Russell the author of Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life! Dork Diaries was released on June 2nd! Thanks to Rachel for this awesome piece of artwork and also for allowing me to host a contest for Nikki's Purse and Diary!


Seriously how funny is that! I love her drawings of my drawings from my blog header and profile icon! Thanks so much Rachel! Now onto the giveaway.

Here's the synopsis of Dork Diaries if you need a refresher (from borders.com):

This hilarious novel follows eighth-grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her thoughts on friendships, crushes, popularity, and family.

Onto the rules! 

 To win a copy of Dork Diaries and also Nikki's purse leave a comment sharing why or why not you would consider yourself a "dork".

For 1 additional entry post/blog about this giveaway and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so.

The giveaway is open to addresses within the U.S.

Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

The giveaway will end June 25th at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Here's a picture similar to what the winner will receive!

39 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! That is so awesome! Don't enter me.

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  2. hmm...why am I a dork. Well, I know growing up, I was always the outcast to the popular girls because I did my homework and kept to myself, I was a really easy target and sadly, yes I will say it, was put into trash cans many times by the football players because I was a very easy target for them (I didn't fight back). Now to this day I am still told I am a dork because I play video games and read instead of go out to places and go to the beach. So I guess that would be my reason, hope it counts!!

    Amber
    mustandlustforbooks@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm a dork because I've driven away with the gas pump still in my car. TWICE.

    kimdec@gmail.com

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  4. Great giveaway! Why am I a dork? My husband asked me to cut the watermelon and I told him I couldn't b/c I didn't know how. My dad always did that for us. Yeah, I know, dork!

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

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  5. Love her illustration of your blog! I added this to my blog sidebar.

    http://writeforareader.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm definitely a dork because I loveeeee to read (:

    thatonegirlemm@aol.com

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  7. omg that's a great drawing! I'm a dork 'cause I'm awesome.

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  8. Great giveaway. Don't enter me, I'm from the UK.
    You have some blog awards:
    http://anotherbookblogwhore.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-awards-yay.html

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  9. That is so awesome, Alea! I would like to be entered, if that's okay. Why am I a dork? Because I can stand in one place and still manage to twist my ankle. Then, two weeks later before the first one is completely healed, do it again and make it much worse. LOL

    literaryfeline AT gmail DOT com

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  10. Don't enter me because my daughter and I have already read and reviewed this book! Don't you just love how the author personalized every guest post to the specific blog?

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  11. My hubby thinks I'm a dork because I read as much as I do. I don't think that makes me a dork, but the way that I can forget things (simple things) totally makes me a dork!

    Thanks for the contest! I'd love to win and share this with my daughter!

    kysmom02 AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. That is absolutely the coolest ever. I love the drawing of your drawing! Too funny.

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway.

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  13. Don't enter me-- I'm from Canada. But I have an award for you:

    http://callier.blogspot.com/2009/06/lemonade-award.html

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  14. Why am I a dork? (Besides being 20, seeing the picture, and thinking, "Ooh, Love's Baby Soft!)

    I dragged my dad to the new Pixar movie, before which I played DDR in the theatre lobby. I am in honors college. I write a blog about books. I get ridiculously excited about new books by authors I love. (I can admit that hugging it to my chest and falling to the ground is a bit extreme. This doesn't stop it from happening.) I still wear flannel. I know quite a bit of useless Japanese from watching too many series subbed only. I drove from Dallas to Fort Worth by way of Waxahachie because I got on the wrong freeway and didn't notice for half an hour (aka half the drive). Of course, it all depends on what you consider dorky.

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  15. Leah Odze Epstein3:15 PM

    Hi--I'd love to be entered in your contest for a giveaway--I'm a dork because I like to go to bed early, and I'd rather lay in bed, reading a good book and eating ice cream than going out. Yay for dorks! Leaheps@verizon.net or on twitter @leaheps

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  16. What an awesome giveaway!

    Why am I a dork? Because I get really, really, really happy when I get coupons from Borders, I wear glasses, I trip on my own feet, I'm a loner, I'll tell my friends really corny, silly jokes and start laughing like crazy before I get to the punchline, and because I laugh when my bff says 'cheeseball' :)

    And because I'm actually considering putting my reasons in my About Me :)

    email: cindy_pliego[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. I love the personalized illustration - what a brilliant idea! I have this book coming up, so no need to enter me :)

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  18. You got an award on my blog!
    http://caprubia.blogspot.com/2009/04/awards-time.html

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  19. That's just awesome!
    :)
    So sad, I can't participate ;) :)

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  20. Wow I'm such a dork. Um I'm a dork because to some people I read "too" much (ridiculous), I listen to all kinds of music including the Peter Pan soundtrack (disney version), I manage to trip on air it seems, I suck at making conversation and am COMPLETELY random (did you know there are approximately 15,000 babies born every hour?), I am EXTREMELY forgetful once I called my sister by my own name. Sigh. Yeah there are other reasons why I'm a dork but I can't think of any, I'm sure friends and people who know me will easily be able to come up with more reasons haha :D

    lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

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  21. I am a dork because I like wacky clothes and always have my nose in a book. Though I hate math!
    addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

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  22. I'm a dork because I'm a microbiologist (aka Science Nerd), love to read so much that I avoid eating lunch at the same time as my coworkers just so I can read in peace, and I can't go a day without getting a new bruise, cut, burn, etc.

    This book looks so cute.
    eafeldpausch at gmail dot com

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  23. Hmmm... Why am I a dork... lolz. There's too many things to mention. I'm always doing something. My friend tells me I was a dork at birth, but revoked my dork liscense the other day :P


    :) Erica
    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  24. I am a dork, because I have walked in to a screen door in less then five seconds apart. I get easily excited. There is a lot more.

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  25. I was just looking at that book on goodreads and thinking.. that looks like a book for me to read!

    I am a dork for multiple reasons. I decided to go for a teaching degree so I could get my feet into a library all the sooner (and without a masters degree!). I am a huge lover of books. When I was growing up and we still hadn't invested money into a beautiful, gloriously wonderful airconditioning unit - I spent my hot summer days lounging in the library with a pile of books by my feet. Although my reading slacked a little in high school and part of college, I found my temporary dream job - working at the same public library in which I spent hours as a kid. I was beyond excited and thus jump-started my reading appetite back up to where it used to be. Even dorkier still, I am now engaged, living with my fiance in an apartment (filled with 4 overflowing bookshelves) and guess what we do to bide our free time? He plays video games and I read and every once in a while, we switch or play a game together, or read together. I found a dork that compliments my dorkiness.

    He turned to me today, all stinky and still in pajamas (I love him, but he is stinky in the mornings..) and I told him to shower. He says "I'm afraid you're going to steal my computer if you do!" and what do I say back "No way.. I just started this AWESOME book!". And well, he got up and showered and sure enough, I'm on the couch reading, computer untouched. :)

    I am such the dork.

    bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

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  26. Ummm...yeah definitely a dork here. I read way way way too much and am fascinated by silly mundane things. I also wear fake glasses sometimes just to look smarter. Can't believe I'm admitting this...haha...is there a dorks anonymous I can join? anyone? ;)

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  27. I blogged!
    http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/06/pop-culture-junkie-guest-post-rachel.html

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  28. I'm a dork because I have watched every episode of Little House on the Prairie and 7th heaven. I also collect Buffy the Vampire stuff. DORK!

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  29. Maggie, my 10-year-old daughter saw this book and immediately wanted me to get it. She is, of course, NOT a dork... pretty, cheerleader and all-around-nice-girl.

    I, on the other hand, am the definition of Dork. I'm the one in the corner or guarding the snacks, reading a book, at the party. I'm a people watcher because I marvel at the ability of others to understand the social nuances that fly over my head.

    ibetnoonehasthisdamnid@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a DORK because I still live in the 80's. The music,the clothes, the naivety, I miss it all soo much.Go Breakfast Club!

    Rosie1234_7@hotmail.com

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  31. Enter me please! I'm a dork because of the books and tv shows I read. Everyone thinks I'm to much of a dork, lol.

    cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Hm lets see.. Im a dork because I stay home, reading books instead of going to parties most of the time =)

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  33. Ten Reasons Why I Am A Dork:

    *When I close my eyes, the only thing I think about is Robert Pattinson (no freaking joke)
    *I still collect dolls and I am 14
    *I can connect anything to the book Twilight
    *I believe the coolest thing about me is the fact that I have a freckle on the bottom of my foot
    *When I get home from school, my favorite thing to do is to check the mail because there is a surprise every time
    *When I go to the mall I only go to two places: Hot Topic and Borders
    *My last purchase of close was on five Twilight shirts, $200
    *I bought $250 worth of books, and have not finished all of them, but still continue to buy more
    *I love to play with my Rubiks Cube, which is on my lap
    *I am a dork because I can't think of a tenth thing to say!

    melissaisatwilightllover@gmail.com

    oh I twittered this!
    Twitter.com/mellovetwilight

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  34. I'm a dork because My YOUNER Brother would easily beat me up. I have never gotten a B or lower on my report card. I love to READ! I spend at least 4 hour reading in my room .I am 12 and all my friends say I am the Queen of the Library. Me and the Librarian are such good friends. The main reason I am a total dork is because I am entering a contest to get a really cool book I am eager to read. Who would write of how dorky they are.I am a true dork!LOL

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  35. I would love to win this for my 12-year-old daughter! She and I are both dorks in that we'd rather sit around and read than do just about anything else. Oh, and we get all excited and squealy whenever a new movie musical comes out- we're so excited to see Fame!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  36. Oops - I forgot to leave my link - I blogged about your giveaway:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/06/20/bookish-links-for-saturday-june-20-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  37. Well, I am a dork and proud of it. I'm constantly reading this book and that book, plus the people at the library and Borders know me. If that's not a dork, I don't know what is.

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. What a fabulous giveaway! Why am I a Dork? Probably because I laugh all the time. I try to find humor in everything. Also, because I spend so much time on my computer for my job i have a real hard time interacting with real people, lol. I blogged about your give away here:
    http://bobbiesbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/dork-diaries-give-away.html

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  39. I'm a dork because I don't always follow what's popular, and I'm obsessive about things like science fiction, theoretical physics, and books.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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