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Giveaway: “Finny” by Justin Kramon, SIGNED!

September 15, 2010
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This is my first Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and I am absolutely loving the spirit of community that is positively oozing out of this event.  In honor of BBAW and all the warm fuzzy feelings it’s generating, I’ve decided to tackle a few other firsts as well.

First #1: Erin Reads is now on Twitter!  I’ve been resisting for quite some time, but no longer. @ErinReadsblog.

First #2: I’m hosting my very first giveaway!  Up for grabs is a brand new paperback autographed copy of Justin Kramon‘s debut novel, Finny, published by Random House.  The reviews I’m hearing have all been stellar, and I can’t wait to read it!  Here’s a description from the book’s cover:

Finny Cover

We meet Finny Short as an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who can’t make sense of her family’s unusual habits. Her mother offers guidance appropriate for a forty-year-old socialite; her father quotes Nietzsche over pancakes. Finny figures she’s stuck with this lonely lot until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does.

Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak.

Finny’s relationships with Judith and Earl open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss, and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents.

Kramon has given us a wickedly funny odyssey, with a moving and original love story at its core.  Finny introduces us to an unforgettable heroine, a charmingly intricate world, and an uncommonly gifted young novelist.

The Giveaway: To enter, first follow @ErinReadsblog on Twitter.  Then, come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you’re following.  Extra entries (you can do the following options once each):

  • (+1) if you suggest someone you follow on Twitter who you think I should follow too!
  • (+1) if you link back to your book blog so I can check it out!
  • (+1) if you tell me a book you’ve loved recently and why, in 6 words or less, you loved it so much!

Contest will run until from now until 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, September 17th.  This time around I’ll only be shipping to addresses within the US (no PO boxes).  Winner will be announced on Saturday, September 18th.  Good luck!

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13 Comments
  1. September 15, 2010 7:01 am

    I’m following on twitter (@athomewithbooks).

    One of the bloggers I follow on twitter: @PoseySessions

    My blog is: http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com

    A book I loved:

    Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim – brave, bold, dishy and hilarious memoir.

  2. September 15, 2010 7:02 am

    Hi Erin – I’m a new follower on Twitter (welcome to the madness!); would love to enter your giveaway for FINNY!

    book I’ve loved recently = RUSSIAN WINTER (Daphne Kalotay) = Stalinist Russia, paranoia, arts, amber, intrigue

    If you don’t already read her, I suggest you take a look at Wendy @ http://www.caribousmom.com (I had to go to random.org to pull a blog from my GR, too many great ones to choose from!)

  3. September 15, 2010 7:43 am

    Great giveaway! I am already a follower, which is how I first saw this giveaway. The most recent book I’ve loved has to be Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It’s just an amazing novel that explores the depths of a teenage girl’s mind deep in the throes of anorexia. By turns amusing, painful and all-around memorable, it is definitely on my list of top reads for 2010.

    If you don’t already, Ms. Halse Anderson is already on Twitter. @halseanderson

    If you are interested, please check out my blog: http://www.thatswhatsheread.net

    • Ang permalink
      September 15, 2010 6:03 am

      I am a new follower – just discovered your blog this week, and looking forward to reading more! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. September 15, 2010 9:25 am

    I follow you on twitter! Last book I loved was How it Ends by Laura Weiss!! So sad, thought provoking, and realistic.

    Check out my blog here! http://mindingspot.blogspot.com

  5. September 15, 2010 1:05 pm

    I’m a twitter follower @toobusyreading

    My blog is http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com

    I loved the book Pegasus – great fantasy

    Follow my friend Enna_Isilee

  6. September 15, 2010 6:35 pm

    I follow on Twitter @Trish422.

    You should definitely follow @pookasluagh = Amanda from The Zen Leaf

    My blog is http://www.eclectic-eccentric.com, and you should definitely check it out!

    Recent Loved Book: The New Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker (and Leslie S. Klinger) = Totally non-sparkly vampire and epistolary goodness.

    My email is eclectic.eccentric@hotmail.com. Great Giveaway!

  7. September 15, 2010 7:02 pm

    I have read some good reviews of this book and would love to win a copy.

    I’m following you on Twitter (Twitter id: Amestir)

    My blog is http://homeofaimala.blogspot.com/

    Book I loved: “Cowboy & Wills” by Monica Holloway : Golden Retriever Helps Heal Autistic Boy

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Doug permalink
    September 16, 2010 2:18 pm

    following u on Twitter (id: jtscsports).

    Book I loved: “Serious Men” by Manu Joseph – Dark humor overcomes Indian caste system

  9. Nancye Davis permalink
    September 16, 2010 2:42 pm

    I just discovered your blog thanks to BBAW!
    I follow you on Twitter
    (@NancyeDavis)

    I recently read “Life In Spite of Me” by Kristen Jane Anderson
    A book that gives second chances.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. September 17, 2010 11:16 am

    I am a follower. Thanks!

  11. Elise permalink
    September 17, 2010 5:27 pm

    I dont have twitter otherwise Id follow you there too. 😦 I am an email subscriber and RSS feed subscriber on google reader. I hope this is enough to enter me. It not its ok too, but would loved to be entered, Please! 🙂 Thanks a bunch.

    a book i loved recently is Stolen.
    My 6 words: Real, Honest, In Your Face Good

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

    • Erin permalink*
      September 17, 2010 9:29 pm

      Sure, that’s fine. As a very new convert to Twitter, I guess I can’t exclude someone who isn’t on it! Though I kind of thought maybe I was the last person on earth without an account 🙂

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