Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Throwdown Round 1 Raffle

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Did you participate in the First Annual Summer Throwdown?

If so we,  Sherry (@libraryfanatic | Library Fanatic), Jillian (@heisereads | Heise Reads and Recommends ) and Brian (@brianwyzlic | Wyz Reads) and me (@thebrainlair), want to thank you!

We are giving away ARCs/Finished Copies to 2 librarians and 2 teachers who participated with us in #summerthrowdown!

Make sure you choose the correct entry form!! 
US addresses - free shipping
INTL addresses - pay for shipping 
One entry per person. 
Ends July 24, 2012.

#TeamTeacher enter here
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#LeagueofLibrarians enter here
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37 comments:

  1. I was most surprised by Okay for Now. I actually loved it, even though it's been sitting on my classroom library shelves for a while.

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    1. That one surprised me too! I never expected to LOVE it! I can't wait to have my book club read it.

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  2. I was most surprised by The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. And by the way, it rocked me to my core!!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  3. I did not expect to love The Girl of Fire and Thorns as much as I did. I can hardly wait for the sequel!

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  4. I was so surprised by Elaine Wolf's CAMP. I could not believe what Amy went through...and the "price"of the secret.

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  5. What I found enlightening was reading a number of Vermont's DCF's books (http://www.dcfaward.org/lists/DCFMasterlist12-13.pdf) in a row. Reading one after another really made some titles stand out (Okay for Now, Inside Out & Back Again, Hidden, Close to Famous) while others quietly (albeit stubbornly) faded into the background (Water Balloon and The Lemonade Crime to name a couple).

    Thanks for the great time!

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  6. I was surprised about Fish by Mone. The pirate story definitely hooked me from the start.

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  7. I was most surprised by The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I knew it would be great, but I didn't expect it to tear my heart out.

    http://knightreader.wordpress.com

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  8. Penny From Heaven. I didn't expect it to be a cute middle grade read, but I didn't expect to like it as much as I actually did!

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  9. I was most surprised by Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer. I've only ever read one of Jodi Picoult's books before this. I was completely sucked in by the story--it was reminiscent of The Princess Bride and The Neverending Story. So sweet and engrossing. Also, loved the way the book was designed. Different fonts and colors combined with cute illustrations made it fun to read.

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  10. I was most surprised by Revived by Cat Patrick. I did not see some of the rwists coming at the end of the book. Thanks for the fun of summerthrowdown as well as this contest!!! Read on!

    @spartanlynne

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  11. I was surprised by two historical fiction books centered around TB - Johnny Swanson and Queen of Hearts. I didn't expect to enjoy either, and I ended up liking both. Johnny Swanson was just a funny character. Queen of Hearts was just written in a really surprising and intimate way.

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  12. I was most surprised by King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke. Great MG historical fiction novel. Oh..and Endangered by Eliot Schrefer! Really good! Sorry...if you know me...you know I could never just choose ONE title! :)

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  13. I was surprised by how amazing Knife of Never Letting Go was - but everyone had told me that!

    What really rocked my socks was the level of awesome nerdy references in Babymouse. I didn't expect to love a pinkified GN as much as I did.

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  14. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I LOVED Palacio's WONDER. I'm looking forward to tonight's book discussion on Twitter (#thewonderofwonder) and sharing the story with my students in the fall.

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  15. I think I was most surprised by the Dragonsbreath books. I picked them up on a whim, and I absolutely love the humor and the stories. I think my favorite one was when a reference is made to Joseph Campbell and the hero cycle. I know many kids will completely miss that reference, but it made my day!

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  16. I was most surprised by The One and Only Ivan. As a hs librarian I would have passed it up if not for winning copy from Mr. Shu. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I've always felt sad for the animals in circuses but this put a whole new perspective in it. I'm encouraging my hs students to read it now!

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  17. The book that surprised me the most this summer was Anna dressed in blood. I was kind of nervous about reading it because I hate horror in any type of format (book, movie, etc). It turned out to be one of my favorites this summer that I read and I can't wait to read the next one in the series when it comes out in August!

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  18. I was surprised by Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch. It really hit home with me. I have students who are living the same life as TJ and Angela, the children in the book. I had to keep reading to see what would happen.

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  19. I was most surprised by how much I loved the characters in I Hunt Killers

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  20. I was surprised at how much I liked Rot and Ruin. I am not a huge zombie fan, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the book. I immediately passed it on to my brother in law. I knew he would love it!

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  21. I'd love to win! I didn't expect Wonder by R. J. Palacio to make me cry in a good way.

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  22. I was surprised how much I loved One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt! It was such an moving book and wonderful book.

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  23. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the local books that I read while on vacation. The person we stayed with had an awesome Montana/Yellowstone/Wyoming collection and many books about nature. I loved A Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson way more than I expected to. It had simple text and black & white photos of nature. Fabulous vacation read that matched perfectly with out outdoor explorations. http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2012/07/sense-of-wonder.html

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  24. I enjoyed LEGEND and FEAR....and reading aloud HARRY POTTER #1 and WONDER to my girls.

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  25. I was most surprised by The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch because I listened to it on Audiobook and I usually can't stand audiobooks. However, I took a chance on it and was instantly pulled into the world of the novel. I really surprised myself with how much I enjoyed listening to it.

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  26. I surprised myself by continuing to listen to audiobooks by my favorite narrators even though I am not doing the daily work commute. Now that I have my list of favorite narrators, I find myself looking forward to my daily audiobook time. I was also surprised my the novel Bluefish. I feel like this one did not get the buzz I think it deserves, so I'll buzz about it here : )

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  27. I was surprised how much I loved Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I think I have a new favorite author and genre!

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  28. Krista DendingerJuly 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    I was surprised how much I kept thinking about and recommending One for the Murphy's. I also enjoyed the picture book One Cool Friend.

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  29. I was surprised that Starry River in the Sky has stayed with me. I can't get this book out of my head.

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  30. I was surprised by the book Watched. It is a girl that sees a crime and then goes into Witness Protection. I ended up reading book two and am waiting for the others to come out. Most of the time this subject is taken from the adult perspective, so it was interesting to read about it from a teen's point of view.

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  31. I was surprised by I Can't Keep My Own Secrets. Memoirs in six words? Very, very interesting. I was also pleasantly surprised by The Grimm Legacy. Just when you think you've read about fairy tales every way possible - surprise!

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  32. I was surprised by I Can't Keep My Own Secrets. Memoirs in six words? Very, very interesting. I was also pleasantly surprised by The Grimm Legacy. Just when you think you've read about fairy tales every way possible - surprise!

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  33. The Running Dream and The One and Only Ivan --- wow! I can't wait to booktalk these to my middle schoolers during orientations. I can see some students now who will jump all over them!

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    1. I liked both of those as well. I was able to relate more to the controversy about the runner in the Olympics with the prosthetics after reading The Running Dream.

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  34. I was most surprised by WONDER. Life changing effects of kindness have taken over my soul.

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  35. I was also surprised by Wonder - what a terrific book.

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Thanks for chatting! I love comments and look forward to reading yours! I may not reply right away, but I am listening! Keep reading and don't forget to be awesome!

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