Friday, April 1, 2011


So. I wanted to remind you that you can win a signed copy of the LIPSTICK LAWS and see what happens when I stuff two boxes of Kleenex in my shirt. This one's super easy to enter--just comment!

Now, I have something ELSE new and exciting for you. First of all, I'd like to tell you that you are now four degrees of separation from Robert Pattinson. (And Paris Hilton, but that's a story for a different day.) See, you know me. Myra McEntire is one of my fellow Bookanistas. She knows Charlie Bewley, who is one of the actors in the Twilight saga. And obviously, he knows RPattz.

You're welcome.

So Charlie's doing this thing in which you can donate to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and win a private advance screening of Breaking Dawn, which I quite plainly WANT TO WIN. But instead, the Bookanistas are trying to help spread the word by adding a little extra awesome to sweeten the pot. I, for example, am donating a 50 page critique. Here's all the officialness:

Charitable donations are a very personal thing. There are so many ways our hard earned money can help others, and lately our world seems to be breaking into pieces around us. Needs are many and great. The Bookanistas want to give back, so in the coming months, we're going to be looking for ways to pour into communities, both bookish and worldwide.

For the month of April, we've chose to spotlight Run For Your Life, an event that's raising money for a cancer hospital, largely because the framework is already set up (we'd like to keep it simple our first time out), and also because of personal connections to the cause. Most everyone has lost a loved one to cancer or knows someone who has.

To encourage you to donate, we're going to give away some sweet prizes! Here's how it will work:

1. Go to the Run For Your Life page.

2. Make a donation. $5 is suggested, but lower or higher is fine. (Also know that for every dollar you donate, you'll be entered to win a private, advance screening for twenty people for Breaking Dawn. The Bookanistas have NOTHING to do with that part - that's all Charlie Bewley and Summit Entertainment.)

3. Go to Myra's blog and fill out the entry form, because it hates me. We're trusting you to be honest about giving, and about the amount you give. Don't be a mamby pamby. Keep up our faith in mankind.

4. The Bookanistas will be giving away a selection of prizes (see list below). You will be entered one time for each dollar you donate ($5 = 5 entries). If you wish to be entered to win a specific prize, let us know in the designated section of the entry form.

5. We're following the guidelines set forth by Run for Your Life, which means this particular event will only be open to those in North America. Entries will be closed on April 30th, and we will contact randomly selected winners shortly thereafter.

6. Spread the word. Tweet, post the Run For Your Life logo (above) with a link to Charlie's site on your blog, or Facebook about the event, and receive an entry (one entry TOTAL for doing all or one of these things). Place a link/links in the place provided on the entry form.

HERE'S THE LIST OF BOOKANISTA PRIZES (this list WILL be added to, so check back):

From Carrie Harris: A 50 page manuscript critique

From Shannon Messenger: A signed copy of WHITE CAT and a signed copy of RED GLOVE by Holly Black

From Jessi Kirby: A signed copy of MOONGLASS

From Gretchen McNeil: A swag pack of POSSESS goodies and a query critique

From Corrine Jackson: A 50 page manuscript critique

From Stasia Kehoe: A signed copy of AUDITION

From Shana Silver: A query and first chapter critique

From Lisa and Laura Roecker: A signed copy of LIAR SOCIETY and bookmarks

From Shelli Johannes Wells: A box of ten mystery advance reader copies

From Elana Johnson: A Dystopian Trifecta of Awesome - a signed copy of DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by Carrie Ryan, a signed copy of MATCHED by Ally Condie, and a signed ARC of Elana's own POSSESSION


From Myra McEntire: A signed copy of DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins, a signed copy of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis, a signed copy of TORMENT by Lauren Kate, and a signed and annotated advance reader copy of HOURGLASS.

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