book extravaganza - white cat giveaway

Friday, July 16, 2010 |
I feel like I’ve gone slightly contest crazy. And I like it. The crazy part. Oh heck, the contest part too…

In any case, welcome to the Book Extravaganza! Kristen of Bookworming in the 21st Century and Kate at The Neverending Shelf are hosting a weekend full of giveaways. They’ve gotten book bloggers of all stripes to offer giveaways over July 16-18, and I’m taking part.


So, for my first giveaway (yes, there are TWO!), I’m offering a signed copy of White Cat by Holly Black, an excerpt from Red Glove (Curseworkers #2), black Curseworkers gloves and a button.


Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love – or death – and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

Oh yeah, and check out this photo of me with Holly Black! I got to meet her at ALA, where she was signing White Cat and being awesome. As you can tell, she is made of classy, and I have that glazed fangirl look. In other words, all is right with the world. But! You will want to know how to win the book and swag.

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To enter:


Leave a comment on this post with something that makes you smile. It could be a joke, a link, a (very) short story, a book title…whatever you want it to be. You can earn an extra entry for the giveaway if you comment on my review.


Please include a method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on July 18 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.


Good luck!

136 comments:

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

Oooh - Jaclyn Moriarty makes me smile :) her books, her characters, even her name :)

Dahlia said...

Pretty much anything the Red Queen says in the new Alice in Wonderland movie makes me smile. She's hilarious! xD

eclecticdahlia [at] aol [dot] com

Khadija said...

Great Giveaway :)

fraijikhadija (AT) hotmail.com

A Life Bound By Books said...

Holding my new baby niece makes me smile. She's soft and pretty and has that brand new baby smell. Smiles all around when I get to see and hold her. :)

Thanks for such a great contest!

-Lisa
alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com

Readerly Person said...

Books make me smile. And puppies.

- Rebecca
rebeccaswells(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

My little girl makes me smile more than anything :) She's at the age where she does, and says, the cutest things without even realizing it.

totalbookaholic[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lizzy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Hmm, ok...it's a horrible joke:
What do you call cheese that isn't your own?

A. Nacho cheese!

Yeah, it's a bad one. It has some great memories associated with it, though haha

-Lizzy
Cornucopiaofreviews[at]gmail[dot]com

Espe said...

Ooooh! Something that makes me smile...besides my kids, knowing I am working at a job that is making a difference. :-)

Thanks for hosting!

Espe
esperanza62@gmail.com

Okapi said...

My dog makes me smile! His obnoxiousness is entertaining! Thanks so much :)
xicecreamsjx@aol.com

Okapi said...

I commented on your review too!

Darlyn said...

What makes me smile? I guess it's every time I get new books. Corny, but it's true!

I comment on your review!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

angelshimmery said...

My teenage daughter makes me smile, it's an odd age one minute she's all independent next she wants to snuggle up on the couch for a hug.

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Oh, and what makes me smile? By babies! By babies, I mean my two beautiful dogs Bindi and Chester. They get up to such silly things!

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

Oh I am so stupid and my brain is so frazzled! I forgot to include a contact email: sugarcubequeen (at) gmail (dot) com

And I commented on the review. :)

Rica Eat World said...

Book Blogging makes me smile :) it's soo fun!

I commented on the review too!

xoxo4rica@gmail.com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

My little sister makes me smile. I love her so much that when I see her I can't help but smile :-)

Thanks for the giveaway!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Cass said...

Lots of things make me smile. :) Well, lately I guess book blogging has got to be that something. It's wonderful getting comments, and being a part of this huuuuuge community that expands past anything I could ever have imagined. Also, meeting/stalking/following people from all over the world. Mindblowing.

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm holding an international giveaway too right now, not SPECIFICALLY for Book Extravaganza, but, anyway...

cc932005[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cass said...

also, commented your review!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Watching my two small dogs makes me smile :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I commented on your review.
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Kristen M. said...

Z makes me smile with his latest joke -- Why did the radish kiss the banana? Because it had a peel!

I'm sure he doesn't even know what "appeal" is. And why a radish? We'll never know. ;)

buddyt said...

There are two authors who can always make me smile.

Terry Pratchett and Jason FForde.

Any of their books will do when I need to smile, laugh and relax!

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Mystica said...

Having unlimited books at my disposal makes me smile! Reading happy book blogs makes me smile a lot.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

sRy_ said...
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sRy_ said...

I commented on the review. :)

Giada M said...

I hope this video will make you smile!:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLTdQG1SP5w

LOVE Igor! XD

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Baggins said...

My dog, Finn, makes me smile and laugh everyday. He's such a character!

Thanks for the giveaway!

+1 I also commented on your review.

Baggins
cinnamon_kim(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ashley said...

Chubby babies make me smile.

I commented on your review.

basicallyamazingbooks@gmail.com

FionaChan said...

A lot of things actually :D Amazing people make me smile! Generous people, nice people, friendly people, helpful people, and etc. :D Oh and buying and reading books! :(

+1 commented!

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

Lara said...

My family, my boyfriend, my friends and my books!

absolutelybooked(at)gmail(dot)com

Icedream said...

So many things make me smile: my son when he's being silly, my dog, people who smile at me, authors like Laurie Notaro.
Thanks for the chance. :)
waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Anne Royce said...

Believe it or not, I smile even if there's nothing interesting. It's in my nature, I think. I even got scolded by a professor for smiling a lot during class which, according to him, was laughing a lot. But oh, upcoming YA releases make me smile A LOT.

royce_a13(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mrs. DeRaps said...

The sight of my flower garden at the end of a long work day. It's too cheery to pass by without a smile.

And, I commented on your review!

hderaps @ mbrsd . org

Bella said...

Cinnamon and sugar donuts make me smile :) Oh, and an almost-TOO-hot cup of tea first thing in the morning - that just makes my day!

bella-on-toast@hotmail.com

Miss Bookiverse said...

My boyfriend sent me this photo this morning and it made me smile :)
http://i28.tinypic.com/qoszsx.jpg

I also commented on your review :)

contact me: bookoholiker AT gmail DOT com

Kaya said...

My nephews always make me smile because they're so cute.

k_anon@hotmail.co.uk

My name is Patricia said...

Enter please :)
What makes me smile... Sitting at a bookstore with my husband, both of reading, both of us drinking coffee/tea (coffee for me and tea for him lol) and just being with each other, sharing the moments we enjoy without having to say anything.

Extra entry - commented on review

PelicanJL(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ina said...

my nephew makes me laugh - he's 5 months old and so cute :)
thanks for the giveaway,
Ina

inale87 at gmx dot at

Carol said...

http://home209.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/cute-cat-sleep.jpg

I love cats so much *-*


garotaquele(at)hotmail(dot)com

BleuMoon said...

I smile every time my daughter wakes up in the morning - as a five year old she is hilarious with her morning hair. (don't let her know I told you)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

bleumoonspirit@gmail.com

Mariah said...

Why do they call seagulls fly over the sea?

Cause if they flew over the bay they would be called baygulls

a_readers_adventure at yahoo dot com

Milka said...

What makes me laugh is my almost 4 year old god daughter who is just hilarious. I just spent then last couple of days with her playing and dancing and I would not change a thing.

milkareads[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sandy! said...

Cristiano Ronaldo makes me smile XD

sandymanga@hotmail.es

Aik said...

My parents makes me smile. They are the best in the world!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Liz. R said...

Something that makes me laugh, literally out loud, is the video below. It's not for everyone, but I thought it was hilarious :P. Hopefully you'll like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgXy0fquj2g

I commented on the review too!

yeliz_rifat(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Hilary St. Laurent said...
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Hilary St. Laurent said...

Julian Smith can always make me smile. Haha. He's hilarious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iubJ-XSL9go

+1 commented on your review!


xprettyxnxpunk AT gmail DOT com :]

debbie said...

Whenever my tiny siamese sticks her head all the way in my malamutes ear, that makes me smile.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

lostinbelieving said...

My friend's make me smile. No matter how bad of a mood that I'm in, when I'm with them they always seem to brighten it !

Thanks for the giveaway!

~Alison
lostinbelieving(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessy said...

My six year old cousin just recently told me I look like a vampire because my k9's are a little pointy. I'm so self-conscious of my teeth now.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Mervi said...

This makes me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43VqGtzpohs&feature=related

Spike is always funny. :D

musmekipi at gmail dot com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Vin Diesel. Enough said.

:D

journey through books @ gmail.com

Dovile said...

My cats make me smile, especially the older one when she rolls her belly up like a dog and sort of chirrups asking me to stroke it:) Or when the younger one brings me me pieces of string or something else to me because she wants to play right now.
Yep, my cats have trained me well:))

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Dovile said...

commented on your review

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Male Belly Dancers make me smile, especially Arish Lam.

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

throuthehaze said...

My dog wanting to sit on my shoulder like a parrot today made me smile :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway!
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Something that makes me smile is my aunt's little kittens. They are the cutest things ever and soo small!

PeechieKeen said...

I always smile whenever I see pictures of Jason Mraz. =)

kittenlover03@sbcglobal.net

Zombie Girrrl said...

Fart jokes. See, it even makes you smile! XD
I commented on your review, which, coencedentally, also made me smile! :)
zombiegirrrl21 at aol

Ammietia (a girl you once knew) said...

My cats make me smile. Blossom is a bit brain damaged, we suspect, and does a whole lot of silly things, like angrily chasing her tail while clawing up the couch and trying to eat her collar.

lilybells@live.com

CrystalGB said...

My Bengal cats make me smile. They do some amazing things.

Crystal816[at]hotmail{dot}com

Robin K said...

Hearing my children laugh always makes me smile :)

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Vidisha said...

My friends make me smile

vidishamun@gmail.com

Infertility Goddess said...

things that make me smile: my kids, the things they say, camping, when I do something nice for someone.

fredamans said...

My 3mo old Shih Tzu Pup, Ewok, makes me smile.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

lanakapana010 said...

Ice cream makes me smile! I do realize how depressing I am. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

lanakapana010@gmail.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

one thing that makes me smile is a cup of coffee in the morning!! Thank you for the contest!

+1 comment on review

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Bianca said...

The musical, Avenue Q, makes me smile! So awesome.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Rae (In The Forest) said...

This never gets old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvztec3fxRg

I commented on review.

rae_reads@hotmail.com

okbolover said...

hrm this is what makes me smile I saw it this morning and cracked up:

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/06/30/funny-pictures-evil-2/

thanks for the giveaway!

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

Jenny N. said...

Babies always make me smile. They are all so cute.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

YA Vampire Books said...

Jacob Black in New Moon & Eclipse. I watched Eclipse yesterday and grinned like an idiot every time he appeared on the screen!

YA Vampire Books said...

Sorry, forgot my email addy:

yavampire(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenna said...

Heather Morris (Brittany from Glee) always makes me smile whenever she's on my screen. I love her.

Thanks for the contest!

jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kirthi said...

Comedy shows like Everybody Hates Chris and George Lopez always makes me laugh!

Thank you so much!
raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Great contest! I read this book online and would love a signed copy.

Things that make me smile: my doggies. I have 5 rescued poodle mixes and they are the best!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Lame jokes make me smile. Like: why was Elvis so cool? Because he had lots of fans! Haha, it's kind of sad. Thanks again for the awesome contest! :)

booksatmidnight(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

My kids and my cats make me smile (no need to mention the other half of the time when they're all at each other's throats and I'm waiting for Calgon to take me away, right?) :)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sharli said...

Something that makes me smile? Getting books on the mail! I swear the mailman must think I'm in love with him :P

+1 comment on your review
Thanks!
entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

dor said...

When somebody says...I love you, it makes me smile. :)

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...

Left a comment on your review. Loved it.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Julie! said...

Oooo! Enter me!!

Julie102794@gmail.com

Ruth (Book Focus) said...

Queen's song "Don't stop me now" ALWAYS makes me smile. It's just such a happy trippy song! :D

I also commented on your review - the book sounds so interesting and different from a lot of those out there! I've never read Holly Black, but sounds like I might have to get that book. :)

Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

latishajean said...

My cats make me smile they do the cutiest things and are such good company. Great giveaway thank you very much!
tishajean@charter.net

hense1kk said...

the song "Mr. Mom" by lonestar :D

JessiKay89 said...

The other night, I overheard my little brother (just turned 9) in the kitchen playing with his cars on the floor, sound effects and all.

That makes me smile.

:)

My email address is countrygirl922@verizon.net

GABY said...

I always smile when I'm playing with my dog and my boyfriend :)

magabygc(@)gmail.com

Blueicegal ♥ said...

i smile when something touches me, a special moment most likely, thank you for this giveaway and for making it international!

fantasy4eva@hotmail.com

ylime1981 said...

Jimmy Fallon makes me smile. He is absolutely hilarious!

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail

A Simple Love of Reading said...
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angelatarantula said...

i have a funny joke that cracks me up every time.
so, a pirate walks into a bar.
he says ouch.
haha its one of those not funny yet at the same time really funny to me jokes

angela z
freadom31@gmail.com

Jeremy West said...

My friends make me smile!
jeremywest91@gmail.com

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I know this is going to be corny because I'm a mom and this is my baby, but really, how could you not smile at this?

http://twitpic.com/24pkv7

astewart305(at)rogers.com

Book Genie said...

Books make me smile :) always....but what really makes me smile is seeing my parents happy...when they smile my heart feels happy; light, wonderful, and happy. And this is the complete honest truth :)

iluvsk8rz17@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

When I see a child falling in love with reading, the characters & author, that's what makes me smile... it's the reason why I decided to study elementary education. While I teach, I'll be able to smile everyday of my life.

ERIKALB25@aol.com

Amber said...
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Amber said...

Frozen Gatorade in the heat of summer. Well that and slushies, anytime.

pinkpottergirl @ yahoo . com

Melanie L said...

My daughter makes me smile. She's seven years old now and at least once a day will say or do something crazy or funny that usually makes no sense to me.

peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Candace said...

I already have the book (though a signed copy would be awesome) so you don't have to enter me. But I just wanted to say that you are SO lucky to have met Holly Black!

Linda Kish said...

Babies always make me smile

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Reading Gunnerkrigg Court makes me smile. For anyone not familiar, it's a beautiful and very strange webcomic that's received nods from no less than Neil Gaiman, and that always gets my imagination going and ends on a sweet note.

Samantha LeAnne said...

Hm...Anything the Cheshire Cat says in Alice in Wonderland (animated, live action, and the book) makes me smile. He's one of my favorite characters ever!!

HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

Jasindo said...

I love Superman and I have been told on numerous occasions by my mother that I only do things for her if I get paid. Knowing this, you will see why this picture just makes my day. =)

+1 Commented on Review

unwrittn_melody(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Missy said...

My chihuahua, Optimus Prime, makes me smile and LOL more than anything. I don't know if he was dropped on his head as a puppy or he's just incredibly dumb ... but he does the most random, spastic things I've ever seen a dog do. And he's incredibly uncoordinated, too!

missyreadsreviews@gmail.com

Kemendraugh said...

my baby brother dancing to my music makes me smile, and Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Kelsey said...

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella makes me smile! And also, giveaways!

kbmy515(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley said...

Hearing someone say awesome things about libraries makes me smile. Or when they realize all the awesome things libraries can offer them.

+1 comment on review.

amorrison916[at]hotmail[dot]com

Angel said...

The sexy boys on True Blood make me smile ;-) YUM!
dukesangel002(at)yahoo(dot)com

Llehn said...

Watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer makes me smile :D

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kris said...

Even if my kids make me crazy sometimes they can always make me smile!

ksg_amg(at)yahoo.com

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Ella Press said...

Watching the latest HP trailer makes me smile. It also makes me kinda sad, to know that it'll be over soon.

ella_press AT live.com.ar

Karolina said...
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Karolina said...

http://demotywatory.pl/uploads/201007/1278800148_by_mishaq_500.jpg
[translation: Habits
Some of them last forever]

Sorry, but it's so cute, I'll never get tired of it :P

miriviel91[at]wp.pl

Bethie said...

My 6 yr old son does this funny dance and it always makes me smile.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

matches said...

When I wake up in the morning, my cat is always sleeping beside me with his paw on my hand. If I give his paw a little squeeze, he'll squeeze back.
That really makes me happy.

matchlightlife@live.com

Shannon L. said...

My children and kisses from the puppies I'm fostering make me smile :)

ShannonLArrant at gmail.com

Sandy said...

I love Sophie Kinsella books they always make me laugh. The latest one was Twenties Girl which was hilarious.

Great giveaway!

sterr004[at]gmail[dot]com

EVA SB said...

My husband always makes me smile

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

Ekta said...

This site always makes me laugh. It's pointless, yet addictive!
http://www.jellotime.com/
& I commented on your review as well :D Thanks for the contest!

ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

when i saw the book title, Castration Celebration, i giggled to myself ;)

mangoes_7@hotmail.com

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Awesome giveaways like this make me smile. :)

mula86 @ gmail.com

Bethany said...

Nathan Fillion makes me smile (and laugh), a lot.

+1 comment on review

Thanks for having this great giveaway!

bkemper1(at)gmail(dot)com

librarypat said...

Commented on your review.

Something that makes me smile. Tiny babies snuggling into your neck. They are so soft and sweet.
All my babies are too big to snuggle anymore. Sigh.

Thank you for participating in this event and offering such great prizes.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Adelina said...

Walking into the bookstore or the theater makes me smile. I'm all about the entertainment, and escaping the real world for a while.

+1 commented on review

linaramz at yahoo dot com

misha1989 said...

Being surrounded by mu books shelves, receiving/buying a new book, libraries and books shops make me smile.
Commented on your review.

Misha
mishamary@gmail.com

Chase92 said...

Buying new stuff (books, clothes etc) always make me smile :D

Commented on your review too. Thanks for the contest!

hanjie.1992 @ live.com.my

Linda Henderson said...

Seeing excitement on childrens faces, watching a baby smile, these things always make me smile.

I commented on your review.

seriousreader at live dot com

a flight of minds said...

There are a ton of things that make me smile. Reading a particularily nice line in a book, watching Modern Family, buying something I've wanted for the longest time... Too many to list.

- Alex at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

Montana said...

I would love a copy! I love charity shops and I get really excited when I find a bargain!

Carina said...

Pretty much anything that has Johnny Depp in it makes me smile. ;-)

carina (at) readingthroughlife (dot) ca

Riv Re said...

The youtube video "Trailer for every Academy Award Winning Movie"

rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elise said...

A chocolate cake makes me smile!
Thanks.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I like watching John and Hank Green's youtube videos and their "In Your Pants" jokes.

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

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