Clearing Off the Night Stand

The stacks really are out of control over here and I need some help finding the top of my nightstand so I’m counting on you to help me out.


I’m giving away some books and FIVE of you are going to win. That’s right, five books will be coming through the mail, quite possibly to your doorstep.

And how can you win?

It’s very simple really. Two steps:

  1. Follow this blog.
  2. Leave a comment.

That’s it. But in the comment, you MUST choose one of the books. Last time some of you tried to cheat and say you’d take any book. That’s very nice and all, but I’m sorry. Your name will only be entered if you’ve chosen ONE book. So let’s take a look at the selection, shall we?

Need by Carrie Jones  YA Fantasy   paperback
Pixies and werewolves and kissing — oh my! Book three in this series comes out tomorrow. If you haven’t read the story that started it all, here’s your chance to win a copy.

Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks  Upper MG Fantasy    ARC
Enter the Mirrorscape – an amazing world limited only by the artist’s imagination…One that involves stepping through paintings into a world where the bizarre is commonplace and all logic is irrelevant. A world where angels, pyramid mazes, imaginary monsters, talking houses and – most importantly – the simple paintbrush all combine to form a hugely original and deeply compelling fantasy. (from Goodreads) This book came out in 2009, the first ever released by Egmont.

Subject Seven by James A. Moore  YA SF/Action/Adventure   ARC
Years ago, scientists began developing the ultimate military weapon: deadly sleeper assassins housed within the bodies of teenagers. Now, Subject Seven, the dangerous alter-ego living inside a 16-year-old boy, has escaped the lab and is on a mission. His objective? To seek out others like him and build an army capable of destroying their creators. (from Amazon) This book releases in January, but you can read it before everyone else if you win it here!

Ellen Raskin Compilation  MG Mystery  ARC
Penguin is re-releasing three of Ellen Raskin’s books: Figgs & Phantoms, The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel), and The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues. I have the ARC for all three books in one volume. If you’re a fan of The Westing Game, you’ll want to read these stories as well.

After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread my Wings and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates  YA  ARC
Winner of longest title ever! This book came out in 2006, but I am finally parting with my ARC. Here’s the Amazon description: Jenna Abbott, 15, is struggling to come to terms with the car accident that killed her mother and nearly took her own life as well. Formerly athletic and smart, she suddenly finds herself unable to concentrate or communicate with anyone. She is broken in both body and spirit and desperate to escape into the blue, which is how she remembers the drug-induced haze immediately after the accident. Not wanting anything to do with her father and his new family in California, she moves to New Hampshire to live with her aunt and uncle, and begins looking for ways to escape. She steals OxyContin from her uncle’s medicine cabinet and becomes friends with Trina, who is dealing with her own substance-abuse problems. It takes two near-disasters for Jenna to tentatively open up to her classmate Crow and face her fears and grief.

Make your choice in the comments. You have until midnight on Sunday to leave a comment. I’ll announce the winners on Monday morning. And yes, I am willing to ship internationally. Good luck to you all!!

28 thoughts on “Clearing Off the Night Stand

  1. I bought Need this summer and still haven't read it. I'm being to think I have a book fetish. I buy books, and before I have a chance to read them, I buy more book. And some of those new books jump to the top of the pile, forcing others to wait longer. 😉

    But since the third book of the series recently came out, I now don't have an excuse to wait any longer.

  2. Ooo, fun! I'd be interested in any of them, but especially NEED or SUBJECT SEVEN.

    Hmm, I may need to do one of these giveaways myself soon… I'm out of room on my bookshelves and my desk nooks!

  3. Awww, make it hard, why don't you… *sits for an hour trying to decide on which I'd rather have most* I'll go with Need, since the third book is coming out and I've still not started this series.

    If this isn't open internationally, disregard my entry! Thanks!

  4. wow … something generous and holiday-ish must be in the water. either that or a bunch of you guys are clearing way for NEW holiday books! either way, i'm totally down with taking advantage of your housecleaning 🙂

  5. I choose After the Wreck. It sounds along the vein of the latest novel I am writing.

    Sherrie, I can totally understand the “nightstand terrors” for I just last night looked at mine and groaned. So, you're being brave and cleaning off yours, I'll do the same with mine. I counted twenty six books and magazines, including a note pad and one yellow ledger that holds my work-in-progress.

  6. Ha, I just donated a bunch of my books to my kids' jr high school, so the last thing I should be doing is entering, but with Mirrorscape up for grabs, how can I resist?

    They all look great–thanks so much for your generousity! I'm like Stina as well–we need a support group, lol!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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