Thursday, November 05, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Blue Plate Special

Now that you've had a chance to see my thoughts on Blue Plate Special, I'd like to give you a chance to win a copy of the book!

If you need a reminder here's the blurb:

Amazon.com:

Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreams—someone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world.

Big Macs and pop tunes mask the emptiness as Madeline watches her mom drink away their welfare checks. Until the day Tad, a quirky McDonald's counter boy, asks Madeline out for a date, and she gets her first taste of normal. But with a life that's anything but, how long can normal really last?

Hanging with Jeremy, avoiding Mam, sticking Do Not Disturb Post-its on her heart, Desiree's mission is simple: party hard, graduate (well, maybe), get out of town. But after Desiree accepts half a meatball grinder, a cold drink, and a ride from her mother's boyfriend one rainy afternoon, nothing is ever simple again.

Too many AP classes. Workaholic mom. Dad in prison. Still, Ariel's sultry new boyfriend, Shane, manages to make even the worst days delicious. But when an unexpected phone call forces a trip to visit a sick grandmother she's never met, revealing her family's dark past, Ariel struggles to find the courage to make the right choice for her own future.

Three girls from three different decades find out it's what they do with their leftovers that matters—because, after all, life is your own blue plate special.

Here's how to enter to win Blue Plate Special!

Leave a comment letting me know why you like books with rotating perspectives or alternate viewpoints?

For 1 additional entry, blog (sidebar is fine) or tweet (@reply me @mint910) about this contest and leave a separate comment here linking to your post or tweet (only one additional entry total).

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

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

The giveaway will end November 19th at 6:59 pm Central Time.

35 comments:

  1. I like books with alternating viewpoints because it can really disrupt a narrative, which can be a good thing. It makes the reader sit up and pay attention. You don't necessarily get "easy reading" books with different narrative viewpoints but you usually always get something quite interesting.

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  2. I like books with rotating perspectives or alternate viewpoints? Because I love seeing the story unfold from the perspective of different characters and I think it adds a little something to the story. :)

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  3. I love reading a story from multiple points of view. The different voices, the way people see things, just keeps the story so fresh and interesting.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  4. I like books with rotating perspectives because then you really get to see the story from all different angles. It's so cool to see how different characters perceive the same situations.

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  5. and it's in my sidebar

    http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com

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  6. I like rotating perspectives because it gives me a chance to know several different characters and see different sides of the story.

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  7. I like alternating viewpoints because there's always at least two sides to every story. You know I want to read this after your great review.

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  8. I like books with alternating viewpoints because it's easier for me to comprehend what's going on. If there is only one viewpoint I wonder what the other main character ( if there is one) would be thinking.
    hyperallison@gmail.com

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  9. I dont mind alternate viewpoints because it allows you to see diff sides of a story

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  10. I feel like you get more details from multiple viewpoints with makes for a more interesting book!!

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  12. I like books with alternating viewpoints because they keep the story fresh and give you a more complete view of the story.

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  13. I like books with alternating view points because sometimes it gives a clearer view of the book, while other times it confuses me even more.

    melanies--musings@live.com

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  14. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelanieMFoust/status/5469698660 =)

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  15. Books with alternating view points are super win because they better develop the characters and whatnot. And whenever I think of alternating POV, I think of David Levithan and obviously that is a great thing.

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  16. I like books with alternating points of view because one moment I'll be stuck in one character's head and then when I turn the page, I get bounced to the other character! I like getting different perspectives from one event, moment, etc. It just makes things more fun :D

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  17. I like seeing events from different perspectives. It adds a bit of depth, as that's what real life is like

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  18. I love reading each persons opinion and what they're feeling.

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

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  19. i like getting into more tha one character's head and knowing more about their motivations, etc.

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  20. This particular style of writing is new to me, and my first experience was not so fabulous. I am anxious to change that however and have heard great things about this book. Count me in!

    Thanks!

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  21. +1 - linking on blog sidebar under contests (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)

    Thanks!

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  22. I really enjoy books from several view points. It adds more dimension to the story, and you get a feel for more than one character.

    McKenzie
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  23. I like alternate viewpoints because you get to see different sides to the story. I also like to see how the story concludes for the different characters

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  24. I do like books with alternating view points if its done well. I love hearing what more than one character is thinking during the story. It makes it more well rounded - and motives become much clearier. And you see more where misunderstandings come into play. I will admit tho - I couldn't read book after book like that.

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  25. Tweeted it

    http://twitter.com/justkeepreading/statuses/5506488978

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  26. I like the alternating POVs because it gives insight to different characters you wouldn't have known before (Jodi Picoult's books come to mind). Personally, I feel if there is going to be switching POVs, at least make it more than 2 because 2 is just telling the story differently, and 2+ actually contributes more to the story. It keeps the story fresh and usually more original.

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  27. Alternating point of views helps to see the shades of grey. Everything isn't always black and white.

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  28. I like alternating viewpoints because it gives you a chance to test the narrator's reliability. No one has an unbiased point of view, but sometimes it's hard to tell in a story what you aren't being told.

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  29. I like alternating viewpoints, because you feel like you got the whole package - that it isn't completely biased to one side.
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  30. You're also on my sidebar. twoandahalfbooklovers.blogspot.com
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  31. I like to broaden my horizons!

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  32. Rotating perspectives or alternate viewpoints often make a book a lot more interesting and exciting. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I like books with alternating views because I can see the same story from different POVs.

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  34. I linked this on my sidebar.

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  35. I like books with multiple points of view because reading only one view can be biased. With different points of view, I can make my own judgments and perspectives. I love books that make me think about issues without forcing me to think a certain way. :)

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