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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Banned Book Week Giveaway!

In honor of Banned Book Week, a celebration used to promote banned books and talk about how ridiculous banning books is, I am giving away a gently used paperback copy of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. This book was on the ALA's Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2006.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Publisher: Candlewick
Pub. Date: June 14, 2005 (paperback)
Pages: 256
Age Level: YA

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex. She lives on the Web, snarfs junk food, and follows the "Fat Girl Code of Conduct." Her stuttering best friend has just moved to Walla Walla (of all places). Her new companion, Froggy Welsh the Fourth (real name), has just succeeded in getting his hand up her shirt, and she lives in fear that he’ll look underneath. Then there are the other Shreves: Mom, the successful psychologist and exercise fiend; Dad, a top executive who ogles thin women on TV; and older siblings Ana├»s and rugby god Byron, both of them slim and brilliant. Delete Virginia, and the Shreves would be a picture-perfect family. Or so she’s convinced. And then a shocking phone call changes everything.

With irreverent humor, insight, and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine whose story will speak to every teen who struggles with family expectations - and serve as a welcome reminder that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.


How to enter:
I'm going to make this contest very simple. All you need to do to enter is:

1. Comment with name and email.
2. Be a follower

This contest will end in one week at 11:59 PM EST on October 10th. This contest is open to U.S., Canada, and PR only unless you have a friend who is willing to ship the book to you.


Charli said...

This book sounds like a great one! (Dont they all sound great? LOL)

Please enter me! Thanks!


book weirdo said...

sounds very interesting
already a follower

Unknown said...

Hi Briana :)
Thanks for the great giveaway contest.
I LOATHE banners!
*makes rude gesture to censors everywhere*
I love the title!
I haven't read this novel yet.
All the best,
PS - I'm a Member in good sitting.
PPS - Email's in Blogger Profile.

KiraR said...

Count me in please. I follow.

kirar59 at yahoo dot ca

Unknown said...

Please enter me! :)

I'm already a follower.


Unknown said...

I wonder how many times it was challenged by people who didn't read it.

Foltzsfantasticbooks at

Readingjunky said...

I really love this book and so do my students.

I'm a follower.


Anonymous said...

And I'm one of your many followers. ;)

Thanks Briana!

Sara said...

I'm a follower!


Ashley said...

I'm surprised to find this book would have ever been challenged.

I'm a follower


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Please enter me in this awesome contest!

stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Please count me in, I'd love this :) and I just signed up to follow you in Google!

jpetroroy said...

I'm a follower in Google and would love to enter!

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot)com

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to enter.

I'm already a follower.


Hailey Miller said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me.

I am following you.


Pixie said...

This book sounds funny. Please add me.

AnAddictedBookReader said...

Awesome, thanks! I already follow.
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

Sarbear said...

Oh my gosh, such a freaking funny title! I would have read this just by the name of the book, but your review just made it more concrete.

A Passion For Books said...

great givaway! I was actually looking at this book the other day. I'm a follower.


Wrighty said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for your giveaway!


Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Awesome contest! The book sounds interesting!

Name: Dahlia
Email: thebookshopaholic(at)hotmail(dot)com

Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

I love the name of this book! It's hilarious!

I am a follower!


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