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Edible Book Contest

Whether you like Twilight or not, you have to say, this is pretty fantastic.

Apparently there’s an “Edible Book Contest” and this was the submission made by “Pikko” over at Adventures in Bento Making.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Book Giveaway!

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Forgive me for forgetting to close this giveaway on time!

The winners, selected at random, are:

1. Andrea

2. Iva

3. Beth

4. Ruth (and)

5. Humincat

Congratulations!

I can’t believe it’s Hispanic Heritage Month again, and time for another generous Hachette giveaway.

There will be 5 winners who will each receive a gift pack containing all 5 books shown below!

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1. Zumba® By Beto Perez , Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
2. Evenings at the Argentine Club By Julia Amante
3. Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz By Belinda Acosta
4. Tell Me Something True By Leila Cobo
5. Amigoland By Oscar Casares

Rules:

US and Canadian residents only. No PO Boxes, please.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post (with a valid E-mail address in the E-mail address field so you can be contacted should you win.)

For a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway on your blog and link to this post. (I’ll see the trackback and enter you twice.)

Giveaway will close on October 1st, 2009. Winners will be announced here and contacted via E-mail. Buena suerte! (Good luck!)

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Google Books Game

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Google is hosting a game. Answer a few trivia questions each day by searching Google Books for the information you need, (it’s easy and actually really fun), and answer a short essay question for a chance to win a Sony Reader. (US only)

Also, the first 20,000 people to play the game will get a  Google Books laptop sticker.

Check it out: 10 Days in Google Books Game

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America Libre (Giveaway!)

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*** CONTEST CLOSED***

Winner announced HERE.

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Want to win a copy of Raul Ramos y Sanchez’s new book, America Libre?

Here are the rules!

#1. Only US and Canada residents, please.

#2. If you win, you must provide a shipping address. No P.O. Boxes.

#3. Leave a comment and a valid E-mail address in the E-mail field so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

#4. Your comment should be answering the following question, (excerpted from America Libre’s Reading Group Guide): “The events in America Libre are similar to some real-life events in U.S. history, such as the race riots of the 1960’s and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Do you think that today’s society has changed to prevent events such as these from happening again?” Why or why not?

One winner will be chosen and announced here on August 10th, 2009. Good luck!

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The Divorce Party (Giveaway!)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED***WINNER SELECTED***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED***

Alright everyone, thanks for entering. I inputted all the names into the List Randomizer at Random.org, and the name that came out on top was…

Anita!

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Congrats, Anita and thanks to all who entered. Check back often for future giveaways!

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divorceparty I am giving away a copy of The Divorce Party by Laura Dave! … I’m in the middle of my own copy right now and it’s really good. (And not to judge a book by its cover, but how adorable is the cover art? Love it!)

Book description:

Gwyn Huntington knows how to throw a party. And Hunt Hall, her postcard-perfect Victorian home in Montauk at the easternmost tip of Long Island, is no stranger to celebrations. But on the morning of her thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, she’s putting finishing touches on the last party she’ll host there. The last time she’ll see Hunt Hall abuzz with caterers and bartenders. The last time she’ll preside over a gathering of beautiful friends chatting in candlelight. The last time she’ll fully play the role of Mrs. Thomas Huntington. Divorce parties have become commonplace, if not fashionable, in Montauk. But Gwyn is determined that hers will be different.

Just over one hundred miles away on the same morning, Maggie Mackenzie sits on the floor of her Brooklyn apartment attempting to organize her new life. A former travel writer, she’s fallen in love with a wonderful man, gotten engaged, and is planning to start a business with him. Today is also the day she’ll meet her fiancé’s parents for the first time. She’s feeling particularly uneasy about the occasion surrounding her first meeting with Nate’s family.

The Divorce Party takes us into the lives of these two women at opposite ends of marriage. For all the differences between them — distance, privilege, age — Gwyn and Maggie have one thing in common: Each has found herself at a crossroads. Gwyn has been preparing for this day, the last predictable day before an uncertain future. Even though she’s had time to come to terms with her divorce, she still can’t quite believe her marriage is over. How can she move on when her marriage has defined who she is for the last thirty-five years? And for Maggie, the emotionally charged trip to Montauk shakes the foundation of her relationship with Nate and dredges up feelings she has spent her life trying to avoid.

In the end, Gwyn and Maggie face the same questions: How hard should you work to stay with the person you love? And when is it time to let go?

For a chance to win, simply comment on this blog post and make sure you provide a valid E-mail address in the E-mail address field so you can be contacted if you win.

A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on August 1st, 2009.

Good luck!

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Latino Book Month Giveaway

***CONTEST CLOSED*WINNERS SELECTED***

Thanks to Random.org, our 5 winners have been chosen. Congratulations to:

Aisha
Janet F
Wanda
Ashley
Beverly

Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for future contests and giveaways!

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It’s May which means it is Latino Book month! (Never heard of Latino Book month? That’s okay. We’re giving away free books written by Latin American authors – that’s all you need to know!)

Enter to win all 5 of the following books:

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B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras
Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea
Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas
Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda

I have personally read 3 of the 5 books and I can tell you, this is an awesome prize! (Thanks goes as always to Hachette Book Group for their generosity.)

How to enter:

1. One entry per household. You may enter even if you have won a giveaway on Curious Villager before.

2. U.S. and Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes will be accepted for prize shipment.

3. Just leave a comment about the last book you read and whether you recommend it on this post and make sure to give an accurate E-mail address in the E-mail address field so that if you win, I will be able to contact you.

4. Contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on May 24th, 2009. Five winners will be announced on this blog post and contacted via E-mail on May 25th, 2009. Your shipping information will be given to Hachette Book Group so they can send your prize directly.

5. Good luck! :)

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B as in Beauty GIVEAWAY!

*** CONTEST CLOSED *** WINNERS SELECTED ***

Our five random winners are:

Shauna
Wanda
Vivian
Ashley
Ruth

Congratulations! Each of you will be receiving a copy of “B as in Beauty” by Alberto Ferreras, courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways!

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beauty Good news! Hachette Book Group is allowing me to host a giveaway. Five lucky winners will get a copy of B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras!

Rules

1. One entry per household. You may enter even if you have won a giveaway on Curious Villager before.

2. U.S. and Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes will be accepted for prize shipment.

3. Just leave a comment about something that has helped boost your self esteem on this post and make sure to give an accurate E-mail address in the E-mail address field so that if you win, I will be able to contact you.

4. Contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on May 10th, 2009. Five winners will be announced on this blog post and contacted via E-mail on May 11th, 2009. Your shipping information will be given to Hachette Book Group so they can send your prize directly.

5. Good luck! :)

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