GIVEAWAY results! ** Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Heart Goes Last’ **



You people gave me a run for my money with all your ridiculous wonderfulness and re-Tweeting and general kindness.

Lots and lots of names to go through, my goodness!

But, here it is, the Winner of a brand new, pristine copy of THE HEART GOES LAST is:


Wait for it…


Don’t be impatient…




@GirlSwagger101 on Twitter

Send me your preferred address for shipment at:

I shall get your book out to you posthaste.

Congrats, Jocelyn, and thanks to all who participated.


GIVEAWAY! * the heart goes last by margaret atwood

The book gods have been kind to me.

I don’t do many giveaways but this one dropped into my lap; it was destiny.

Her publisher sent me an extra copy of the incomparable Margaret Atwood’s latest novel, The Heart Goes Last. I could have been a complete ass and just sold it on Amazon but then I wouldn’t have had the satisfaction of giving away a fantastic work of literary fiction.

Every now and then I enjoy giving away a fantastic work of literary fiction. I haven’t done so in a very long time. I was due.



Leave a comment and your name will go into the GRAND GIVEAWAY POT OF LITERARY GOODNESS, i.e.: an old crappy bowl. Contest ends Wednesday, 4 November, 12:00 midnight CDT – Chicago. ** Entries received after this time will not be considered. ** Sorry to be a hard ass.

On 5 November I will throw all your lovely names into a pot, drawing out  one very lucky winner, indeed. You’ll receive an email from me requesting your name and mailing address. You’ll send me that via email. Then, Bob’s yer uncle, off it ships.

***    Offer valid worldwide. I’m feeling generous.    ***

Tweet about THE GRAND GIVEAWAY and your name will  go in twice. Just let me know you’ve done so in the comments. Hey, I trust you. You look honest.  Except for YOU, that one dude back in the corner. YOU, wearing the hat.

Flatter me, about anything at all, and your name will go in one MORE time!

I know it’s insane but it’s my GIVEAWAY, my rules. And I’ve had a rough week. I need the boost.



And the GIVEAWAY winners are…



Are  you ready…?

Are you sure?

Okay, the total number of books used in my book tree is:

giftcardxmas2013Our two winners are:


Lauren, I’ve already sent your card. Enjoy!

Chris, I need an email! Do send at your earliest convenience. You can send it to my email, if you wish:

Thanks so much to all who entered and have a wonderful holiday!





GIVEAWAY winners announced later today/New blog policies to come…

Thank you to all who participated in the GREAT BANNED BOOKS GIVEAWAY! I'll hold the grand drawing a bit later today.

Second, there are changes coming in the Bluestalking world. The reasons behind it involve demands on my time, a very few aggressive authors and publicists, as well as my desire to change tracks a bit, going back in the direction of the way things used to be. There will still be reviews, but…

Well, I'll be back to talk about that later.

Again, winners will be announced later!

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

It's giveaway time once again, friends and onlookers!

Are you a fan of the 'Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants' series, or interested in reading something by its author, Ann Brashares? Or maybe you're just into getting something for free? That's cool, too.

In any event, I'm giving away a pristine hardcover copy of Ann Brashares' Sisterhood Everlasting to one lucky winner, courtesy of its publisher, Random House.




Random House blurb:

Return to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . ten years later
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.

From the Hardcover edition.

Praise for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


Just comment on this post to enter, and make sure I have some way to reach you via email, or the next runner-up will get your book, which could just ruin your whole day and make you cry.

I'll randomly choose a winner, contact you via the email you know you need to leave, so I can find you, and then zip the copy to you via the one and only U.S. Mail. If you can find some way to review/promote the book so much the better, but if not that's okay, too.

[U.S. and Canadian addresses only, please.]

I'll pick the winner on this coming Wednesday, June 29, so enter NOW!


Thank you to Random House for the giveaway copy of this book.