Friday, October 23, 2009



So a couple days ago I finished an amazing book, Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder. Wow! Is all I'm going to say now. You'll have to wait for my review! This picture is one of the best words I can use to describe Chasing Brooklyn. In case you can't tell, the picture is (my attempt) to write the word hope in fog. I think it really relates to the novel and its cover!

Now I get to pass this amazing book onto someone else!

So here's the deal;

CHASING BROOKLYN by Lisa Schroeder will be released January 5, 2010. Due to publishers cutting back, ARCs are not as plentiful these days. BUT, Lisa has one ARC that she's sending out on a multi-state tour, and she will be trying to chase it down as it goes from reader to reader.

If you would like to read CHASING BROOKLYN, add your name to the comments below. One name will be randomly drawn 24 hours from the date and time of this blog post, and the winner will be contacted via e-mail (please leave your e-mail address in your comment). Not only will the winner get to read CHASING BROOKLYN before it hits the shelves, but each winner will receive a $10.00 gift card from the bookstore of his/her choice from Lisa. If Lisa guesses what state the winner lives in before the state is revealed to her, that amount doubles to $20.00!

Participants in the Chase Around the USA have 5 responsibilities. If you don’t think you can meet these responsibilities, please, PLEASE do NOT volunteer to be a part of the chase.

1) READ - CHASING BROOKLYN within 7 days of receiving it. If you can read it sooner, even better!

2) Take a photo of ONE word - about the book, to describe the book, something in the book that’s important, etc. How do you show us your word? Be creative! Write on paper, on a t-shirt, in the sand, on the wall, in cereal – the possibilities are endless! Please TRY TO INCLUDE THE ARC IN THE PHOTO SOMEHOW. The only requirement is that it cannot be something negative. Of course some people may not like the book. But Lisa plans to use these pictures in a special way when the chase is over, so positive is best. If you don’t like the book, simply pick a word that shares the tone of the book, describes a character, etc. (By participating in this contest, you agree to e-mail the photo to Lisa for her to use as she chooses.)

3) Post the ONE WORD photo on your blog - along with a picture of the CHASING BROOKLYN cover and these rules, and hold another contest just like this one, drawing a name within 24 hours of the blog post. Do what you can (tweet, facebook, etc) to point people to your blog about the contest.

4) Post a comment on Lisa Schroeder's blog - that you've held the contest and drawn the next blogger's name (without revealing the name) to receive the ARC. Lisa will then try to CHASE the ARC down by posting a guess on her blog of what state the ARC will go to next. Once Lisa's blog post goes up with the guess, the current holder of the ARC will post the new winner's name and the state he/she lives in on his/her blog. If Lisa guesses the correct state, the next recipient of the ARC receives a $20.00 gift card to the bookstore of his/her choice!!

5) Mail the ARC - to the winner IMMEDIATELY after receiving the winner's address, so the book can get into as many hands as possible. Lisa is hoping for at least 7-8 stops on the chase, but that will only happen if people get the book read and sent off quickly. Use the flat shipping rate envelopes at the post office for a low price and speedy delivery! Whoever has the book on the release date of 1/5 will mail the book back to Lisa. Please feel free to write notes in the ARC for Lisa to read when the book is returned to her.

At the end of chase across the USA, Lisa will draw three names from the bloggers who participated in the chase to receive FREE signed copies of one of her books - I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, FAR FROM YOU or CHASING BROOKLYN.

Finally, the blogger who has the most creative one word photo (judged by three teens in Lisa's neighborhood) gets a signed copy of FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan, a signed copy of LIPS TOUCH by Laini Taylor, and a copy of CRASH INTO ME by Albert Borris.

So it's 6:00 PM EST. Tomorrow, Saturday October 23 at 6:00 PM EST, I will pick the next person that gets to read Chasing Brooklyn!

Comment below with your email to be eligible! (US Only!)


  1. I would love to be able to read and do this! Count me in.


  2. Yay--another chance to enter! (I swear, I'm following this book all over the blogosphere hoping to get my hands on it!) Please count me in for the contest.

    And I really enjoyed your blog. I hope you don't mind that I'm following you now...

  3. This book sounds great! Count me in. =)

  4. Oops, I must've had a blond moment.

    Email is:

    packratx (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Sorry about that.

  5. I really want to read this book!

  6. I would love to do this, please count me in.

  7. Please count me in, what a wonderful idea! I'm thinking of 10 million ways to write a

    Here is my email: parajunkee (@)

  8. I like your picture- the word on fog is very creative. Looking forward to your review too! So count me in on this... I'd love to read this book :)

    staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  9. Pick me! Pick me! I want to read this so bad.

  10. Count me in!



  11. I'm in! Thanks!


  12. This sounds like so much fun!!!!


  13. I'd love to be entered! I love this idea as well... very cool!

    Sara (The Hiding Spot)

  14. Enter me please :D

    Choco (In Which a Girl Reads)

  15. I saw this at the Frankfurt Book Fair but wasn't able to get it :(

    Good luck with the read-a-thon if you end up doing it!

  16. This looks like a beautiful book. I'm adding it to to read list. If your doing the readathon today good luck!!! :D

  17. This sounds like a really great book. Just popping by to say 'Good Luck' on the read-a-thon!

  18. I'm not sure if you're participating in the read-a-thon, but if you are, keep up the reading! You've finished the first third!

  19. I'm popping by again to offer some more cheering! Still not sure if you're participating, but just in case: read! read! read! ;)

  20. Eeeekkkkk, I about fell out of my chair!!

    I really really want to read this one!!!! I'd love to participate!! I love the whole idea of sending it to people and sharing it!!!

    cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

  21. Wow this such a cool way to have a contest. I would love to participate! Thanks : D
    adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

  22. Sweet! My email is
    And my blog site is


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