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Bookin' with Bingo is giving away 2 copies of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Deadline is November 29.
Simply Stacie is giving away 5 copies of Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish. Deadline is December 1.
At Home with Books is giving away 2 copies of The Dolphin People. Deadline is December 6.
Simply Stacie is giving away 3 copies of I Survived a House Fire...I Wish My Stuff Had. Deadline is December 14.
Wrighty's Reads is giving away 5 copies of Dear John. Deadline is December 15.
Cheli's Shelves is giving away Decoding the Lost Symbol. Deadline is December 15.
The Book Resort is giving away a copy of Witch & Wizard. Deadline is December 31.
Thank you for your kind words about my novel "Mother of the Believers." I must admit that I am saddened that you came away from my book with a mixed view of Prophet Muhammad. I am a believing Muslim and I wrote the novel to explain his life in context. I think if you compare the Prophet's life and actions to those of the great biblical figures such as Moses, Joshua and King David, you will see that he exceeded the moral standards set by these leaders who lived in a similar lawless desert world. The Prophet was faced with the dual challenge of teaching about God and creating order out of a lawless society. So he had to make difficult military and legal decisions in order to end the bloodshed and create a functioning society. Jesus, on the other hand, did not have to worry about being both a spiritual teacher and a policeman, as he was preaching in a civilized world controlled by the Roman Empire. Jesus said "Render unto Caesar" because there was a Caesar. Prophet Muhammad had to create a civilization from scratch and play the role of both spiritual teacher and Caesar at once. So he should be judged in that context, and I for one believe he showed remarkable wisdom and compassion in a very barbaric world. Please contact me through my website at http://www.kamranpasha.com/ if you would like to discuss this further.Here is also a video of the author talking about his book and why he wrote it, and why he was drawn to the main character Aisha.
The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. In the past three years, James has sold more books than any other author (according to Bookscan), and in total, James's books have sold an estimated 170 million copies worldwide. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year—a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling titles by a single author (46 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.
From his James Patterson Pageturner Awards (which rewarded groups and individuals for creative and effective ways to spread the joy of reading) to his website ReadKiddoRead.com (which helps adults find books that kids are sure to love) to his regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading. His first foray into books for all ages was the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, which debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list at #1 and remained there for twelve straight weeks. The series has so far made appearances on The New York Times bestsellers lists ninety-four cumulative times, proving that kids of all ages love page turners. He captured the attention of boy readers with The Dangerous Days of Daniel X and its follow-up, Daniel X: Watch the Skies. And, his third series for readers of all ages, the highly anticipated Witch & Wizard, is coming in December, 2009.
Patterson is the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls," starring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. He is also the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women's Murder Club, from which the ABC television drama series was adapted. He has authored books behind six films on the Hollywood fast-track, including the upcoming Maximum Ride movie forthcoming from Avi Arad, the producer of X-Men and Spiderman.
He is the author of novels—from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)—that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader’s Digest Reader’s Choice Award.
One of Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100, James made a guest appearance on the popular FOX TV show "The Simpsons" in March, 2007.Check out his official website for more information.
A Book Blogger's Diary is giving away a copy of The Secret of Joy. Deadline is November 15.
Chocolate & Croissants is giving away White Picket Fences. Deadine is November 15.
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/kissing-games-of-world-giveaway.html is giving away 5 copies of Kissing Games of the World. Deadline is November 22.
Beth's Book Review Blog is giving away 3 copies of Hope for Animals and Their World audiobooks. Deadline is November 26.The Latenier Group is having a Mega Contest! They are giving away at last count 30+ books and a $200 gift card to the Apple Store. Tell 'em nfmgirl sent you! Deadline is November 28.
Bookluver Carol is giving away Rooftops of Tehran. Deadline is November 27.
One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.
On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.
As chief executive of America's largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol' boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel.
Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn't a packaged and over-produced "candidate." She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin's hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.
But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her "refreshing," "honest," a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interests. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. But none of them knew the real Sarah Palin.
In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.
Going Rogue traces one ordinary citizen's extraordinary journey, and imparts Palin's vision of a way forward for America and her unfailing hope in the greatest nation on earth.
Enter the realm of the Immortals—the #1 New York Times bestselling series that’s been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary.
Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world’s darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen…one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source…a surfer named Jude.
Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…
Worried by reports of German "tourists", Britain and Russia today decided that Iran must accept their protection of oil supplies. British land forces advanced in two areas to secure oil near Abadan and northeast of Baghdad to take similar sites around Kermashah.This was in 1940. Sound familiar? Sound like something you'd hear on the nightly news today?
Where can you go when the dead are everywhere? Cities have become overrun with legions of the dead, all of them intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, undying enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the numbers of the dead can only rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.
About the Author
Brian Keene is the author of over twenty horror, crime, and dark fantasy novels and short story collections, including Castaways, Dead Sea, Unhappy Endings, Dark Hollow, Urban Gothic, and many more. He also writes comic books for Marvel, DC and others. The winner of two Bram Stoker Awards, as well as several other literary awards, Keene’s work has been translated into German, Polish, French, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His novel, The Rising (published in early 2003), is often credited (along with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later) as ushering in the current resurgence of zombies in pop culture. Several of his works have been optioned for film and other media. His short story The Ties That Bind was released on DVD in July 2009 as a short independent film. Also in 2009, his novel Terminal debuted as a limited release stage play.
Keene also operates the successful Books For Troops program, which provides free, unlimited books to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. He was honored for this in 2006 by the 509th Logistics Fuels Flight group from Whitman Air Force Base, home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Keene is also a prolific public speaker, and spends much of the year addressing schools, libraries, writer’s groups and civic organizations. The Central Intelligence Agency frequently has him speak at their headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Keene’s work has been featured/praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, CNN, The Howard Stern Show, Fangoria, and Rue Morgue Magazine.Keene lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two sons, two cats, and dog.
Drey's Library is giving away Tell Me Something True. Deadline is November 8.One Person's Journey Through a World of Books is giving away 5 copies of The Heretic's Daughter. Deadline is November 11.
Libby's Library News is giving away 5 copies of Show No Fear. Deadline is November 16.Alaine- Queen of Happy Endings is giving away a copy of Captive of Sin. There is no deadline. She will end the contest when she reaches a certain number of entries, but isn't announcing when that is!
The Book Resort is giving away a copy of Touch of Dead. Deadline is November 20.
Libby's Library News is giving away 5 copies of Girl on Top. Deadline is November 23.
The Latenier Group is having a Mega Contest! They are giving away at last count 30+ books and a $200 gift card to the Apple Store. Tell 'em nfmgirl sent you! Deadline is November 28.
Libby's Library News is giving away 5 copies of It Happened One Night. Deadline is November 29.
5 Point Challenges
Read a book with a proper name in the title (Simon's Cat)
Read a book about a queen or king (The Last Queen or The Secret Bride)
Read a book by a Bronte (Jane Eyre)
Read a book about Vampires (Twilight)
Read a book by V.C. Andrews (probably Flowers in the Attic, as I haven't read it in so many years and loved it when I was a kid)
10 Point Challenges
Read a book by Canadian author (The Brutal Telling)
Read a book by Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)
Read a book set in France (French Kiss)
Read a book by Georgette Heyer (Cousin Kate)
Read an ‘art’ themed book
15 Point Challenges
Read a book with a Civil War theme (any country)
Read a book with characters inspired by King Arthur or about King Arthur/Camelot (maybe The Crystal Cave)
Read a biography/autobiography (Thinking in Pictures)
Read a book related to or something by Shakespeare (My Name is Will)
Read a book by an author born in November, December, January or February
20 Point Challenges
Read a book with a wintry theme (Christmas, snow, ice, freezing etc.) (The Shack)
Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (The Road)
Read a book that begins with A and one that begins with Z (All of Me, ?)
Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100
Read a book and then write a review