Monday, September 7, 2009

Next Giveaway in the September Giveaway Extravaganza

Beth and evelyn n. alfred don't forget to leave me a comment with your email address or email me your snail mail address so I can send you your copies of Silver Phoenix.

The next giveaway is Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. I just finished this book and it's going to be my Male Monday post later (after I finish my homework).
Daniel’s father used to play soccer, dance the cueca, and drive his kids to school in a beat-up taxi…while publishing an underground newspaper that exposed Chile’s military regime.
After Papá’s arrest in 1980, Daniel’s family fled to Wisconsin. Now Daniel has a new life, playing lead guitar in a rock band and dating Courtney, a minister’s daughter.
When his father is released and rejoins the family, Daniel sees what five years of prison and torture in a brutal police state have done. Papá is partially paralyzed, haunted by nightmares, and bitter about exile in “Gringolandia.” Daniel worries that Courtney’s scheme to start a human rights newspaper could bring back Papá’s past and drive him further into alcohol abuse and self-destruction. Daniel dreams of a real father-son relationship, but he may have to give up everything to save his papá’s life.
This powerful coming-of-age story portrays an immigrant teen’s struggle to reach his tortured father and find his place in the world.

I have 2 copies to giveaway, thanks Lyn!

To enter: Contest ends Sept. 14
You MUST answer the question "If you could work to stop any evil dictator in the world (past or present) who would it be?" Hitler is not an option (in my opinion that someone everyone would want to stop today). List the name and the country. I'll share my answer when I announce the winner.
+2 becoming a follower
+1 if you're already a follower
+3 If you link to this contest on your blog (post the link in the comments section for this contest)
+3 If you refer someone (please tell me who referred you)
+2 Commenting on any of my upcoming reviews (leave a comment on the review telling me you entered the contest).

This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only (I will have some international contests soon, I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't think I had international readers so it never occured to me that I would need to specify who the contest is open to. Thanks Nymeth and Jodie for bringing that to my attention!)

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  1. kim jung il from north korea and fidel castro from cuba.
    +1 already a follower

  2. +1 already a follower


  3. And the answer to the question:

    Castro or Stalin.

  4. My answer is Osama Bin Ladin

    I'm a follower

    I posted this giveaway on my blog -

    dancealert at aol dot com

  5. It would be Osama Bin Ladin
    +1 I am a follower

  6. Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines and Pol Pot of Cambodia (Killing Fields) and Stalin. I know that there are so many more that are slipping through.

    +1 I'm a follower
    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

  7. Castro of Cuba without a doubt.

    +1 I'm already a follower.

    I keep hearing about this book. Must be good :)

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Castro of Cuba. LOL. I WAS going to say Hitler.

    +2 I became a blogger follower.

    +3 I was referred by


  9. I choose Stalin of...

    +2 becoming a follower



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