Wednesday, August 05, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Undiscovered Gyrl

Now that you've read my review of Undiscovered Gyrl, I'd love to give you the chance to win your very own ARC copy of the book!

If you need a reminder here's the blurb:

Amazon.com:

Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.

Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore. She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty-two-year-old film professor.

Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills. But when Dan stops taking her calls, when her alcoholic father suffers a terrible fall, and when she finds herself drawn into a dangerous new relationship, Katie's fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.

Sexually frank, often heartbreaking, and bursting with devilish humor, Undiscovered Gyrl is an extraordinarily accomplished novel of identity, voyeurism, and deceit.

Onto the rules!

To win a copy of ARC Undiscovered Gyrl leave a comment sharing a book you've read that begs to be discussed and why (without any spoilers!)

For 1 additional entry post (sidebar or twitter is fine) 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 August 19th at 11:59 pm Central Time.

The next stop on the Undiscovered Gyrl tour is a Q&A with the author at Ravenous Reader on Thursday, 8/6!

64 comments:

  1. Yeah!! I really want to read this book. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

    Last week, I reviewed the book Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. I didn't like it, but I know others love it. Very polarizing book. Just begs to be discussed among readers!

    (My email address is in my profile or you can tweet me at Stephlee77!)

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  2. I've been wanting to read this one!!!

    One book that I think would make a fantastic discussion book is BLUE BOY. Not only does it explore an Indian child growing up in America, but it also looks at the painful teenage years and discovering sexuality.

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  3. I would say The Time Traveler's Wife. I would like to discuss it with people and see how they think the whole time travel thing worked before they read this book

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

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  4. Sure, count me in for this one! I think Fire by Kristin Cashore is a great book for discussion. Kristin manages to weave in the many subtleties and complexities of feminism in a fantasy world. Are her messages affected in that way?

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  5. And I've linked to this in my sidebar!

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  6. good question. almost all good books beg to be discussed. one book i really feel needs to be discussed is "Snow flower and the secret fan" by lisa see, i recently read it and thought, wow, i really need to know what other people thought of this because it brought up so many conflicting emotions about what happens in the book
    wheresmyrain at yahoo dot com

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  7. Looks like a great book!!!

    I would say The Lovely Bones. It is so intense, and talks about the truth of murder and rape.

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

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  8. I'd love to be entered!

    I recently reviewed Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. It's a great book because it deals with diversity and people from other backgrounds and cultures understanding each other and becoming friends.

    Thanks!
    -Jess
    lost_inabook88@yahoo.com

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  9. It's linked to my sidebar!
    jessloovesagoodstory.blogspot.com
    :)

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  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    One book that begs to be discussed is Thirteen Reasons Why. It's an important subject and still people seem to react differently to the book.

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  11. i just finished burned by ellen hopkins and it was amazing. i would love to read it in a group setting.

    this book sounds very good also.

    meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I havn't heard of this one before but it looks SO good!!
    Count Me In!

    I would have to say My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel! Its REALLY good (And Intense!)
    Anyways this is a cool contest!
    -Liz

    liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I would say the Dexter books by Jeff Lindsay. I love his work.
    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  14. This sounds promising

    For chats, have to talk about The Uglies series. Brings up many debates on conforming verses thinking for yourself and how our society is consumed with how people look.

    vampireprincess2468@yahoo.com

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  15. I wanna read this book!

    The book that I love most, currently, is the book I'm reading. It's the Prophecy of the Sisters!!! Totally wicked!!!!!!!! It's dark and elegant...those are the two words I'd use to describe them!

    Reggie :-)
    regietc@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to read this one!
    Book that would be a good discussion book? I would have to say Keeping Faith. Has all the topics - religion, custody battles - great book
    Thanks!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  17. Tigrlily9:14 AM

    Purge by Sarah Littman. It addresses many issues of eating disorders, and gives a perspective of a victim. A great discussion book.

    tigrlily64@aol.com

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  18. I think The Sacred Well by Antoinette May deserves discussion because of the interesting choices the main character makes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Today I reviewed Wings by Aprilnne Pike. It was such an amazing book, everyone needs to read it (:

    kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

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  20. I also linked on my sidebar: http://thebookscout.blogspot.com/

    (:

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  21. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Palth because it touches on so many issues, including mental illness, challenges facing young women, women's rights.

    Thanks for entering me.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  22. I would have to say Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. I just finished reading it, and it was so emotional. I'd love to discuss it with other readers.

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  23. I would say Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher..its about a very serious subject and I have read mixed reviews on it.

    belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. And I blogged about the contest here

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  25. dystopian novels always have so much to talk about, particularly The Hunger Games. Love that book and its many character layers.

    I'd love to be entered into this giveaway.

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I want to read this! Please, please, please!

    A book I just finished that I think deserves a discussion would be The Siren By Kiera Cass. It is so beautifully written, and the story is captivating and lovely. It's just a story that you just want to talk about, or at least I do!

    HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

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  27. I poseted the link on my sidebar.
    Harlequintwilightsbookblog.blogspot.com

    HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

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  28. I think Living, Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott because it's a very sad but moving book about a girl who is kidnapped.
    adrienne2093(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I would say Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles because it contains life lessons about not judging a person by the color of their skin, the way they talk, dress, where their from..ect.

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  30. twittered about this http://twitter.com/casey62588/status/3193632247

    Casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  31. I also posted a link in sidebar under contests
    http://casey62588.blogspot.com/

    casey
    paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

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  32. Mermaid-Spark6:27 PM

    It would have to be The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I'd like to see it discussed more. It just finished the rounds of blogs but it is such a complex and long book.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  33. I posted about this giveaway on twitter! Via @MissRemmers

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  34. I just read "Dancing with Ana" and I think it definitely is worth discussing. It's so honest and inspiring. It doesn't shy away from issues that teens need to talk about with grown ups. I will definitely have this book in my classroom for middle/high school students.

    missremmeres@gmail.com

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  35. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Oooh I would LOVE to get to win this book, thank you kindly for the chance :)
    And I would highly recommend a book called "a Brief History of Montmaray" by Michelle Cooper. The personalities and group dynamic of the young characters in this isolated and 1930s setting are just wonderful!

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  36. I would love to be entered :)

    I think you should check out UNWIND by Neal Shusterman. It's absolutely fabulous. A dystopian novel about a near future society, it's hauntingly plausible story line links the lives of three teenagers whose body parts are going to be salvaged for medical use. A fabulous, moving, thought-provoking read.

    xollinzolox@aim.com

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  37. How It Ends by Laura Wiess. It's such a mind blowing book! And it deals with a lot of issues that aren't really discussed.

    Thank you!
    ~Lizzie
    A7Xlvr0440@aol.com

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  38. I will be posting a link in my sidebar =]

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  39. I included this in a blog post.

    http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/giveaways-in-blogland-12/

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  40. Good prize....

    I think all books should be discussed. Unless of course they just bore you to tears.

    I guess The Shack! It really bugs me.

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  41. +1 Commenting
    THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher NEEDS to be discussed by everyone. It's a book that I believe truly changes the way a person thinks and acts after reading it. I know it changed me, and I want to know what others think of it.

    +1 twittered (barbrafl)

    Thanks for the contest!
    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  42. Even though I read it a few months ago, I just cannot get the book Replay by Ken Grimwood out of my mind. In fact, I keep lending it out so that I will have people to discuss it with! I don't want to give anything away here...so let's just say it has to do with time travel and there is an underlying love story. Sound familiar? Well, this book was published in the 80s...well before Time Traveler's Wife. Believe it or not, I liked Replay better -- and so has everyone who has borrowed it from me.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/3251166111
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I just read John and Patsy Ramsey's book on JonBenet--sort of old, but definitely interesting!

    Amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  45. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon It was my Favorite read!!!! It has everything a book should have it it and it ROCKS!!!

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  46. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com


    I twetted about this giveaway here is the link: http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3271312094

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  47. I linked this to my sidebar.
    http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/
    adrienne2093(at)comcast(dot)net

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  48. I think Obedience by Will Lavender begs for discussion. The ending has such a twist, it made me mad.

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  49. I would definitely have to say the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a great book and has awesome topics to discuss.

    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Anonymous7:07 PM

    One book that is amazing and needs to be discovered is The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner.

    +1 tweeted (speckldharted)

    speckldharted22(at)aim(dot)com

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  52. I would say -Beautiful boy is a book worth discussing because of the meth and drug use and this is a parents point of view of his son being on drugs. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  53. the hollow is a great book, its has romance and mystery. i would highlight it!I cant wait for it to come out.

    Ashley
    arudd908@gmail.com

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  54. A book that begs to be discussed is Unwind by Neal Shusterman because of all the controversial subject matter.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  55. I linked to the contest on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/3418178585

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  56. This book sounds amazing.

    I think Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta would make for great discussions. There are so many layers to it- two different stories being told at once- and so many connections between the two. It's amazing.

    Thanks!
    mdondero@sprynet.com

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  57. +1 twitter: https://twitter.com/reader_meg/status/3418436896

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  58. Kushiel's Dart. It's so wonderfully written, and naughty in all the best ways. ;)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  59. Awhile back I reviewed Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway, and this book is just begging to be discussed by readers of all ages. It really addresses the role of the media in modern society. It illustrates the growth of relationships, as well as how fickle fame can be. An awesome read for anyone!

    Read Full Review Here:
    cwkrumrie(dot)livejournal(dot)com

    E-Mail:
    c_w_krumrie(at)live(dot)com

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  60. +1 (tweeted)

    http://twitter.com/SconeLover19/status/3418697841

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  61. I really want to read this book. It sounds so good.

    A book I would like to recommend is Poison Study. It is part of a series. The others are Magic Study and Fire Study. They are so good and read all three in a weekend. You just can't put them down!

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  62. Sorry @llie the contest ended last week :(

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  63. Anonymous6:12 PM

    I know that the contest is over... but i will share a book to read and discuss anyway. a book that begs to be read and discussed is, The Bitch Posse... One of the most touching, creative, and well written books I have ever read. The title does no justice, the book is about 3 girls who become best friends, and in tie grow up, and apart... They each tell their own versions of what happened. AWESOME BOOK

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  64. Anon- Thanks for commenting, that actually sounds really interesting, I'm going to add it to my wishlist!

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