Sunday, October 9, 2011

OctoberPalooza Continues: How To Save a Life

     Thank you to all who have joined me in OctoberPalooza.
     This Celebration of Great Books Extravaganze Experience now continues.
     Mission Statement: To give away copies of amazing books
                                   To support independent bookstores
                                   To gain site traffic
        Rules: Follow the blog for one entry
        Get two entries for each comment you leave (This way if you are already following you can still add to your odds.) Comments may be left on any post, past or present.
     This week, in addition to celebrating Stick's release day October 11, I am turning to an appreciation of Sara Zarr. How to Save a Life officially comes out October 23.
     Every book Sara Zarr  writes gets awards and stuff.
     How to Save a Life is an Amazon pick for Best Book of the Month for October.
    Each of her books is an American Library Association Recommended Books for Young Adults.
     Story of a Girl was a National Book Award Finalist.
    "Bitch" magazine has Sara's book Sweethearts on one of its "Best" lists. This is not only a remarkable example of irony, but also shows how her work reaches across lines and genres and labels.
     You all know how I feel about labels.
    Three copies of How to Save a Life will be sent to lucky winners from Sara's independent bookstore of choice, Eighth Day Books.
    Entries will close at 5:00 PM EST next Sunday, October 16, because the book is unofficially out and available and I want you to have your hands on this book.
    And now feel free to follow or comment.


  1. I haven't read anything negative about How to Save a Life. I can't wait to read it.


  2. I am sad to say I have not read one of Sara Zarr's books. But I love her on twitter.

    I was going to pick up this book because the title grabbed my attention right away. I mean I want to know how to save a life. Right :).

    Thanks for the giveaway. -Emilia

  3. Followed :) I LOVED Story of a Girl and Sweethearts. <3

  4. Gosh, I'm such a Sara Zarr fangirl, I want this with all my life AND SOUL

  5. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  6. Sarah Zarr's Sweethearts is one of my favorite books of all time! I bought it after reading the site, on which EVERY fictional boy is measured against Cameron Quick. I can't wait to read Zarr's new book, and I'd love to get a copy.

  7. Erratic Blogger: I know! How cool! And how true. There isn't a negative!
    Emilia: If you love her on Twitter you will love her books. And you are correct; we should all be lifesavers at some time, right?
    Zoraida: What a great name. Thanks for the comment and the follow!
    Dayse D.: Girl, I hear you.
    Mary: You are so welcome!
    Emily: Cameron Quick. Team Cameron. I'm on it.

  8. I followed this link from a friend and now I need to read those books, they sound good!

  9. I'm a follower now. I love Sara and her books. I can't wait to read How to Save a Life.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard good things about this Sara Zarr's books although I have yet to read them :( New follower!

  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book :)

  12. I've heard sooo many awesome things about this book. Seriously excited for this giveaway.

  13. Hi, and welcome, all of you. Thank you for your comments. I am so deeply moved by this book, and I know you are all going to love the journey you'll take when you read this book.

  14. I followed! Thanks for sponsoring this contest. I'm a big fan of Sara Zarr's work!

  15. I really love Sara's books - can't wait to read this one.

  16. Hooray! I love Sara! And I love discovering new blogs!

  17. Cool contest and idea! I am a new follower (subscribed via email).

    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway, I've heard amazing things about this book and would love a chance to win it! :)

  18. If you are following FYA, you realize that Sara Zarr is one of the best YA writers out there. I would love to see it for myself! Because i think it's true.