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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Contest:: Geektastic stories from the Nerd Herd

Hatchette Books for Teens and Young Adults has been so kind to allow me to give away three copies of Geektastic!

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr. With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

Rules: To enter for the first two books
- Leave a comment describing something you do or have done that is "Geektastic".

For myself, I used to wear the big glasses and I thought I looked good! There are some very scary photos from my past. I love my Post It notes too. What a great invention!
- Don't forget your email address!
- Contest ends August 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST
- I'm sorry that this contest is only for the U.S. and Canada, no P.O. boxes.
-Two winners will be drawn by Random.org

Extra entries: You don't need separate posts
+1 for new followers.
+2 if you are already a follower.
+3 if you promote this contest. Please leave a link.


Special Contest: The last book will be given to the person who is declared by me to be the Ultimate Geek!
- To enter you must submit a photo or photos of yourself representing your geekdom. They can be old photos (example: those lovely school photos) or you can dress up and send a brand new photo.
- You can enter as many different photos as you want and they can be put in the same email.

- Photos may be published on my blog unless you would prefer they didn't but please let me know.
- You can enter for both parts of the contest.
- Send photos to 5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

Have fun and good luck!

53 comments:

  1. I'm such a geek that:
    Way back when in my 10th grade English class, we had a choice to read either Jane Eyre or When the Legends Die by Hal Borland. Most students chose the latter, being quite a bit shorter than Jane Eyre. I read both. (Yes, I was that much of a book geek even then.)

    "Officially," I was reading Jane Eyre and was actually asked to leave the room with the few others who were reading it because I was "interfering" with class discussion by answering the questions about the other book.

    phoenixterran (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I love your special contest. Sounds like that will be a lot of fun! Alas, I don't like to have my pics taken or shown. Too old and ugly! Anyway, I put a link in my sidebar to your contest.
    Geeky? Moi? You betcha'. In High School I used to read Charles Dickens for fun.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  3. Post-it notes are geeky? I think everything I do is geeky, but I'm going to go with keeping my books carefully indexed. Great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  4. something geeky? IDK...I don't think I ever did anything geeky,but i dated a guy in high school who was kind of a geek..I thought he was the bees knees..ok maybe saying that is geeky..lol.

    +2 I'm a follower
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  5. Oh my, where do I start? Let's see, in grade school I had to alphabetize my bookshelves and do "library cards" out of index cards for all of them.

    I started working with computers in high school - tiny screen with only green type, writing code.

    Yup, Geek Chicks Rule!!!

    I am already a follower :)

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I used to wear square glasses with polka dots on them. Now I wear those librarian-type chains on my glasses!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. I was in the school band all throughout highschool and played the clarinet.

    +2 Already a follower of yours

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  8. Oops my e-mail is
    jen4777[at]hotmail.com
    Sorry

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  9. I'm still a Geek - I love to shop at office supply stores. Post It Notes, White Out, 3x5 cards...OMGosh just thinking about this makes my skin tingle! LOL

    Thanks for the contest.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  10. I'm a new follower - thank you.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  11. I attended an X-Files convention in college. I did not, however, dye my hair red like so many of the other attendees!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  13. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm pretty sure most of what I do is geeky, but I have and still often do rock the BIG glasses.
    +2 I'm a follower via Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  14. Gotta love us geeks! Just posted on Win A Book - no need to enter me.

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  16. My geekiest thing ... well hrm. Let's just say I'm still going strong. I play Dungeons & Dragons on Friday nights. I also play World of Warcraft and do some other geeky things. In highschool I was the reading champion 3 years in a row. :D It would have been 4 had I known about it my freshman year.

    +1 for being a new follower
    +3 for promoting it on my sidebar (http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com)

    Deleted my old comment because I forgot to leave my email address.

    EMAIL: findtimetoread@gmail.com

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  17. I have so many. LOL! I was in chess club in high school (although I'm terrible at chess, one of my friends talked me in to it). I was also the secretary of Star Trek club (my job was basically just to show up - that's my kind of job). :)

    I'm a new follower.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. I'm such a geek that I once owned a copy of the Klingon/English Dictionary.

    I'm a new follower, and am tweeting this (@bibliofreakblog)

    j.t.oldfield[AT]gmail.com

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  19. Oh girl! I am the very definition of geek. I never miss a free comic book day. There was a time when I went to at least one comic book show a month and more often two. I have gone to other states to go to comic conventions. I have an entire Quantum Leap comic book collection. For fun my friends and I have often watched people having conversations and spoke for them (dramatically of course). If I find something really funny...I SNORT! Oh it is soooo sad. I have played D&D (that is Dungeons and Dragons). I have geeked out in my clumsiness. Once I tried to act cool and collected when in front of a boy I liked (I was in my freshman year of college), I went to lean casually against a tree and missed it. COMPLETELY! I ended up flaying around off kilter with my arms swinging before I finally fell on my bum!

    Geeky enough for you? :)

    PLEASE enter me!

    Kelly :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. +2 I am an old follower of your fab blog. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'll be back with a blog link. :)

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  21. I love, love, LOVE the geek comments everyone! It doesn't matter how cool we were (or thought we were) we all had our geek moments! Keep em coming! :)

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  22. My geek moments? Well, I do like comic books and have been to a sci fi convention (I don't tell many people that). I also always did all my summer reading (plus some more) even after I had figured out that no one was going to even ask me if I had. There are more geek things I do but I won't go into them here.

    I have become a follower.

    I blogged about it here:
    http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/08/calling-all-geeks.html

    thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  23. I did a book report on The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien in 8th grade. Great contest! I have had a ton of fun reading everyone's comments. janemarieprice [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. I'm such a geek that in ninth grade, I did five extra credit reports for English class on Centennial, by James Michener.

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I almost got into a fist fight the other night with someone over Star Trek. They actually don't like it! Dear God the horror.
    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  26. Remember Stir-Up pants? Well I had a pair.Now that's geeky! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. +2 I already follow your blog.

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. For my high school English classes I did tons of extra credit book reports. Most of the kids made fun of me because they couldn't even get one book read!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  29. I wear old clothes when I go shopping.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I am already a follower.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. crimping my hair ..yup that's what i used to do LOL

    thanks

    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  32. i am already a follower


    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  33. well firstly i am a trekkie from way back 20 yrs ago i actually went to a convention LOL but i guess now with the new movie i am not so geeky anymore LOL i also have all the comics that does push me into geek territory i think

    roswello at hotmail dot com

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  34. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  35. I'm already a follower.

    As to geeky things . . . shoot, I'm a geek from so far back that it's hard to narrow down. I think, though, that the fact that I read most of my assignments three times, took detailed notes and rewrote class notes (with important vocab words underlined and all sorts of extra notes and highlights), during my college years, was pretty geeky.

    bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

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  36. Ok. Well I think my whole life is a GEEK story.

    In High School I was in the MARCHING BAND - and was proud of it! It was actually fun! AND I always had a book under my nose - in the classrooms, at lunch, everywhere! Teachers used to yell at me for reading with a book under my desk. To make matters worse I always participated the most and I loved when we got projects (in fact I can't wait to go back to college!!!) I'm sending a picture soon!

    +1 new follower
    +3 I posted about this!!

    http://bookwormbarista.blogspot.com/2009/08/oh-how-i-love-contests.html

    And my email is

    meme.lawrence@gmail.com


    Thanks for holding this awesome contest!

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  37. Hahaha, my fame to geekdom comes from high school, when my best friend and I, who lived across the city from each other, used to spend every afternoon on the phone together. We thought it was great fun to flip through the dictionary together and find the funniest-sounding words. Oh yes, we were geeks.

    Thanks for the contest!

    amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. I also wore big glasses, as a matter of fact I am still a Geek. Still have big glasses.

    +2 I am already a follower.
    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  39. www.geekgirlreviews.com is my website. I am the geek momma. PLease enter me in this contest!

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  40. In high school I had the really big hair...looking back at pics now OMG. The biggest thing was a hat that I owned back then. I thought it was cool when I bought and wore it to school ALL the time for the first couple of months. It was back in the day of the "Breakfast Club" No one else ever had one or wore one. I know now that it was not the "thing" to do.


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  41. I follow your blog 1


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  42. I follow your blog 2


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  43. I'm a librarian which I think is geek enough, right? :)

    + 1 for being a new follower.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  44. I stood in line for hours at the movie theater to watch the first showing of the rereleased original series Star Wars movies. A trip to a scifi convention is on my list of things to do. I have seen almost every episode of the various Star Trek series and I own the complete Stargate series on DVD.

    I am already a follower

    rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

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  45. I read books like Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed at high school parties!

    + 2 Already follow!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Okay, if this isn't the epitome of geekiness, I don't know what is:

    In third grade, my best friend got glasses. I thought she was so cool that I faked having trouble seeing so that I too could get glasses. It worked but now, many, many years later, I really do need them and hate them! I also have had experiences with the large frames and the ear things that started at the bottom of the frames. Yup, and I thought I was cool.

    +2 already following you

    melacan at hotmai dot com

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  47. This sounds like a great book! Please enter me.

    Geeky Realization
    Once at my school party I sat in a corner reading a huge pile of library books and barely spoke to anyone the whole 5 hours I was there. I actually had a great time!! That was the night I realized I was completely
    anti-social and a bit of a geek. (:

    +1 I became a blogger follower.

    Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  48. This summer, my friend invited me to a party and I said I was sick, even though I wasn't, because I wanted to stay home and finish my summer reading book.

    +2 already a follower.
    +3 sidebar:
    http://hookedonyabooks.blogspot.com/

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. I usually prefer books that are educational to those of love and romance. lol Is that Geek?

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  50. When I was in high school, I went to chemistry camp, I think thats just about the geekiest thing I've done.


    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. When I was in high school, my cute, gay friend tackled me and he knocked my cool emo glasses off and they cracked in half. I spent the day walking around with duct tape around the middle of them. Hehe.

    +1 for being a new follower.

    bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

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