Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Awesome Giveaway from Novel Adventures

I am just thrilled to announce my latest giveaway -- it's my biggest one ever! Many of you are probably familiar with CBS.com's new webcast entitled Novel Adventures. If not, you should definitely check out the latest episode.

Here's a little more about the show:
Lizzie, Laura, Joanna, and Amy are decidedly uninterested in the pretentious book club they belong to, but they enjoy the time away from their families. Determined to take their 'us'-time and enjoy it, they decide to use the books as inspiration. It's great to read about amazing lives, but these girls are ready to live them.

And so, the four women start a new kind of book club, picking a "novel adventure" for each book. Each meeting is an opportunity for discovery, freedom, and fun. The adventure is just the beginning.

The novels explored in the web series include the following:

The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)











Girls Like Us (Sheila Weller)











The Bourne Trilogy (Robert Ludlum)











Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)











The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Kathleen Flinn)











Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)











Life So Far (Betty Friedan)











The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)









Knit Two (Kate Jacobs)











One very lucky person will win all nine books! What a great holiday gift for someone or even a wonderful treat for you!

A huge thanks goes out to CBS and Novel Adventures for providing the books for this contest. If you'd like to win all nine of these books, please leave a comment saying which episode is your favorite so far. To double your chances, blog about this contest with a link back to this post. I will be taking entries until Tuesday, December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced the following day. This contest is limited to domestic shipping only. Good Luck!

65 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sheesh, you're up almost as early as I am.

No need to enter me; I'm just dropping in to let you know I've got this posted at Win a Book. Huge thanks for the e-mail heads-up. It makes our lives easier, and for that we are appreciative.

Michele said...

I really enjoyed the first episode...The Sand and the Sea Club. Looking forward to watching more!

Ramya said...

hey..thanks for the giveaway.. i have been watching all the episodes and like them all..:) my favo would have to be "the sand and the sea club" followed by "if you can't take the heat"..:)
do enter me!
ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

Janel said...

I really liked The Sand and The Sea episode linked to The Old Man and the Sea. It looked like so much fun and the hot instructor didn't hurt either!

Janel said...

I blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Suey said...

I don't have a favorite since I've never heard of this before, BUT I'll for sure be adding this to my list of bookish things to keep up on! It looks wonderful!

AmandaSue said...

Wow I can't believe I haven't heard of this! I'm definatly gonna go check it out since I love books! So I don't have a favorite episode yet, but I'd still really like to be entered. thank you!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I liked the second episode (Fab Four) where they got to be recording artists. I liked the ending where Daphne's character got to impress her 16 yo son.

On a side note, I think the series does a great job advertising the cars without being too obnoxious about it.

Thanks for the chance to win these books!

carolsnotebook said...

I'm going to have to say the Sand and Sea episode, also. Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook said...

I also posted this on my blog.
Carol's notebook

Jeane said...

These all look like great books. I'd love to be included in the drawing.

Amber said...

The first episode was my favorite :) I really enjoyed the Sand and the Sea Club.

Thank you for the giveaway and please enter me.

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

thanks for this great giveaway. The Sand and the Sea episode was my favorite.
rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

S. Krishna said...

I'd love to be entered! I've only watched the first one and am planning to catch up on the rest!

ruth said...

I enjoyed the first episode greatly. The Sand and Sea Club was great. I will be watching more.

Melanie said...

I'll confess - I haven't seen an episode yet, but obviosly I'm missing out. I'm off to go check it out.

Alyce said...

I liked "If you can't take the heat." It reminded me of a cross between Desperate Housewives and a cooking show. Very funny and cute!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carol said...

I've never watched this so I don't have a favorite. It sounds good so I'm going to check to see when it's on. Thank you for such a great giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

A Real Librarian said...

thanks for this awesome giveaway!! I have really enjoyed all the episodes - it's a fun series!!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Sheri S. said...

I don't have a favorite episode yet because I haven't had the time to watch them yet but I can't wait!

Thanks for the great giveaway :)

bookopolis at live dot com

Lindsey said...

I haven't seen this yet but I'm going to watch it soon, thanks for reminding me! :-) In the meantime, hopefully you can enter me in the contest!

Thank you!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks so much for hosting this amazing giveawy!

My favorite episode so far is episode 2 Fab Four. It was a lot of fun.

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-weeks-giveaways-galore.html

teddyr66(at)yahoo(dot)com

darbyscloset said...

Well now how many shows has there been? Two? I liked the first one the best (The Sand and Sea Club) for it set the tone for the series.
I'd love to win these books!
Thanks so much!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Dayna said...

This is the first time I've heard of this show but I'll definitely check it out. I'd love to win these books!

caseykelp said...

i will tell teh truth...this is the first i have heard of this, but it sounds like i am going to have to tune in now.
Thank you

sweeps_1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

avalonne83 said...

My favourite episode is "The Sand and the Sea".

Please count me in. Thanks.
avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Bookfool said...

I don't have a favorite, since I haven't seen the showl, but I've been listening in on conversations about it and hope to see it, someday. I just don't have cable or satellite . . . not a lot of TV going on in this house, apart from hulu.com. :)

bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

Toni said...

I liked the first one so far....catching up on the next one. Thanks for the Giveaway.... This is an awesome one. I am looking forward to 11/24 to see the one with Kate Jacobs. ;)
tonigomez (at) surewest (dot) net

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/weekly-giveaway-roundup.html

Sherry said...

I liked the first episode Sand & Sea because the original snooty book club where they met scene was funny.

Anyhoo, I've blogged about this here and will add a link to your blog.

Please enter me to wins these books.

thanks!

bedfordbookclub@yahoo.com

Wehaf said...

I haven't seen the show yet, but I certainly will now. The Sand and the Sea Club seems great from the episode description!

urchiken at gmail dot com

ChristyJan said...

What a great giveaway!

I really liked Episode 1 ~ The Sand and Sea Club.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Sarah said...

Episode one is a winner! The Sand & the Sea!

Sunny said...

I think my last comment got eaten!

A show about women who read? I've got to check this out! Maybe my DVR will get some more action! I havent seen it before but I'd love to enter.

Melissa said...

I haven't seen an episode of this yet but I have really wanted to. I loved the book The Sharper Your Knife...so I am sure I will love that episode.
I'd be thrilled to win all of these books!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Well, I haven't seen any of them, though the commercial makes it look awesome. I hope I can still enter!
I blogged here:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/11/win-it-wednesday.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Karlie said...

I liked the Spy Girls episode. What a cute series! This is a great contest.

Baba said...

Well this is a first time for me too. Haven't seen or heard of it before. But I am an avid reader and would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

diane said...

I enjoyed the first episode. The Sand and Sea Club and will be looking forward to watching more.

ellie said...

What a great contest! I haven't yet watched an episode but will watch them all. Thanks for this lovely chance.

annie said...

I really enjoyed The Sand and the Sea Club and will watch more.

principessa said...

I enjoyed The Sand and The Sea episode. Thanks for this unique giveaway.

April said...

I would love to be entered! What great books. I have not even heard of this show, but am going to definitely jump over and check it out in a bit!!

S. Krishna said...

I blogged about the contest here:

http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/07/giveaways.html

stacey @ bookthirty said...

It's really pretty hard to pick a favorite webisode - they are all surprisingly charming! I guess I'd have to go with the Fab Four, 'cause I can relate to having a teenager who thinks I'm ancient. ;) (btw: I'm 35!!)

Oh, I also spotlighted your giveaway on my blog's "Friday Features." Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I would love to win your contest!! What a great giveaway!!

stoland at ameritech dot net

Anonymous said...

I came to your site looking for something i could say to my new bookclub about the book I picked (Names My Sisters Call Me) and instead I found you giving away books. You can be sure I'll share them and pass them around my book club - a whole slew of ladies I'll be getting to know through a military spouses club. Nikki
zoomies.aim.high (at) gmail.com

principessa said...

I enjoyed the first episode alot. I will be checking out the others. Thanks for this great gift.

jaime said...

I liked the 3rd one!

ibeforem@gmail.com

Serena said...

I really loved the Spy Girls episode! I've always wondered why the spies are always men! I wanted to be a secret agent when I was a kid. That was the perfect episode.

I actually also loved the If you can't take the heat episode because it would totally make my day if someone gave me that random recognition that Amy gets at the restaurant.

I blogged about your contest in my sidebar feature.

luv2read said...

I liked the if you can't take the heat. I think the whole idea is neat. Does anyone know if there planning to make this into a tv show. That would be cool.
Enter me in the drawing.
spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

pootieposh said...

I've never heard of this series before. Sounds interesting, I will have to catch up.

MaMa said...

I watched Episode 1 ~ The Sand and Sea Club, and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to view more. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.
Lisa
mistyfuji [at] yahoo [dot] com

Nely said...

I have only seen the first episode and really liked it. The books are fab, please put my name in the hat. Thanks - Nely

nelaine.sanchez@gmail.com

danie88 said...

I liked the Sand & Sea Club... please enter me in the contest!

datwater88 @ hotmail.com

Aimee said...

I enjoyed the fab four! Thanks for great contest! acirucci(at)gmail.com

Karen said...

I have to admit that the one I loved the most was the pole dancing episode. I also have to give kudos to Saturn for their unique approach to getting women to take notice of their vehicles by sponsoring this program. I love the whole idea and has me thinking about a novel adventure for my own book club! Count me in for the giveaway! Thanks!

Karen said...

MIne was post number 57 but I did not leave my contact info - sorry for that! Thanks for the chance to win these great titles!

karendulak@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I haven't seen it, yet, either. But, I checking it out ASAP! I would love to be entered, I also put your giveaway on my blog, thanks:)
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

kalea_kane said...

Okay...I am definitely going to watch again, but so far definitely the first one "The Sand and the Sea Club." Thanks for the chance. I appreciate it!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

Posted on my blog here:

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2008/11/looking-for-some-booky-giveaways.html

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't seen this show yet, but I'm making a note to find the time to check it out. The selection of books is wonderful! Thanks for hosting this contest -- I've got all the requisite body parts crossed in hopes of winning!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Jessica said...

I really liked the concept in the first episode, The Sand and Sea Club, of getting in touch with The Old Man and the Sea by surfing in your underwear with a hot guy. Interesting, no? Anyway, I enjoyed the second episode, The Fab Four, as well and look forward to viewing the others. Great giveaway!

Mo said...

The Sand and the Sea was really good. Thanks so much for the chance to win so many great books.