Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Sweepstakes for you, the Good Luck With That reader!

posted by Melissa Baumgart and Amy Baranski
Guess what, everyone?  YOU have a chance to WIN in January!

Good Luck With That is not only giving you a sneak peek into our next year's adventures, but also a jump start on joining us in February's fun.

Our next month, kicking off 2012 for the blog, will be Read a Book a Week.  It's a lofty goal (says Melissa) that was chosen by Amy for one of her 6 things to do.  Amy says she would like to read more, and thought this would be a fun way to bring that back into her life.  Melissa was happy to hear the challenge, as she recently was swept away by a young adult fiction novel, and finished it within 24 hours.

So, the good news for you is that we are offering one lucky winner 4 books of our choosing, each with its very own Powerball ticket bookmark!  We chose books that we have read and found to be read-able within a week.  The kind of books that you don't want to put down.  The kind that have you forgetting to eat, or forgetting to make dinner for your kids.  The really good kind.

The books range in variety from a young adult fiction novel with an emotionally brave heroine (yes, the aforementioned one) to a post-apocalyptic drama, and from a story narrated by a nine-year-old boy who searches for clues about a found key from his grandfather to the 2007 National Book Award winner for young adult fiction that's written from the viewpoint of a Native American teenager.

By entering, You can win a copy of each of these books:

AND 4 of your very own Powerball tickets, for a chance to win even more!

Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment on our blog.  Simply click on the link that says "comment" below and post a message with the title of your favorite "can't put it down" book.  
  • Make sure to put your name on the comment.  (You do not have to be a google member.)
  • If you don't already "like" us on Facebook, click here and stop on over to our page and like us.  That way we can have you contact info if you win!
On Monday, January 30th, we will announce the winner of our Sweepstakes!  The comments will be numbered and we will draw the winning number out of a hat.   We'll hastily put your books in the mail so you'll have them to read throughout February!

Thank to everyone for reading along on our journeys.  We are so grateful to share our ups and downs of trying new things with all of you!
-Amy and Melissa


Mwilliams said...

Eat Pray Love! I love this book and love what you are doing with your blog! I hope to bring reading back into my life as well that does not have anything to do with work or educational work. Great ideas you two!
Margo Williams

Mert Bevin said...

I love to read!
~Judy Sohl

Ann said...

The Incredibly True Story of a Part-Time Indian (or something like that) by Sherman Alexie was funny and sad and sweet in all the right spots...and I think technically considered "juvenile fiction" so totally do-able in a week.

Amanda said...

Pick me! My FAV of all time ~ The Alchemist by Coehlo.

much love, amanda meier

Amy said...

Hmm. The last book I read start to finish was The Help. I had it with me for a 6 hr plane ride. I'm always looking for another! You guys rock.
Amy Reed

erin quinn said...

i'm sorry, i read too much and can't list just one. two of my all time favorites...the awakening by kate chopin and jitterbug perfume by tom robbins.

however, most recently...i have enjoyed: start something that matters by blake mycoskie and also unbearable lightness by portia de rossi.

karyn said...

i read exactly one book last year. maybe i will try to keep up with you all during read a book a week month. i love "The Island Within" by Richard Nelson. xo karyn schwartz

Anonymous said...

So I hear you ship internationally! I am in and wanna win!

Unknown said...

This is already one of my new year's resolutions (1 of many). Read 48 books in 2012 --- since jan 1 I'm lagging a little so far I've read:
"Wendy and The Lost Boys" a biography of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, "Say Her Name" -incredibly sad. And I'm in the middle of "The Boy in The Moon" --also a bit of a downer -father's memoir of raising his severely disabled son. Anyway I'll look forward to hearing some more upbeat titles from you guys, oh yeah and of course winning your sweepstakes -
Chris Hynes

Melissa Baumgart and Amy Baranski said...

Thanks for all your entries! And suggestions, now we have some ideas of what to read next month. We better get our books ready, no time to waste once Feb 1 rolls around.
Good Luck to you all, we'll be announcing the winner tomorrow!

Elaine Pollack said...

I remember really loving "The Celestine Prophecy" and have been meaning to re-read it again one day. Back then it was nice to get so involved in a book. Reading is very different now, its more like a simple read lasts a month or longer in the sleepiest moments before mommy's bedtime.

joi vogin said...

Two page turners I read in the last year were: "In Search of the Rose Notes" and "Frostbite." I also recommend "the Passage" if you need a lengthy read and like vampire scify adult fiction.

Jen Diamond said...

I can't remember the last book I read,which is annoying. I did read time travelers wife and couldn't put it down however I found it devastating. :) jen diamond. I can never get my comments to work.