My First Competition!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Guess what came in the mail today? -- actually the most books I have ever received, but I'll tell you what you may be more interested in. Four signed novels by Melina Marchetta that I'm going to be giving away to two (2) lucky people!

What books have I got up for grabs?

*Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta.

*Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.

*On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, (hardcover).

And for residents out of Australia this is a HUGE ARC.

*Finnkin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta.

The lovely Melina Marchetta was very kind and sent me all of these books! So a HUGE yay for Melina Marchetta!!

So, how's this competition working? Well, two lucky people will get two books each. The first person I draw out will win:

*Finnkin of the Rock & Looking for Alibrandi.

The second person I pick out will win:

*On the Jellicoe Road & Saving Francesca.

How do you enter? Well, to enter all you have to do is comment on this post and leave your email address, extra entry's will be given if:

*You were a follower before this competition started that gets you three (3) extra entry's, (but you need to comment on this post so I know that you're interested).

*If you sign up to follow my blog then I will give you two (2) extra entry's.

*Another entry will be given if you comment on Melina Marchetta's interview that will posted in the next couple of days

*You will be given five (5) entry's if you advertise this competition on your blog (side bar is fine).

(Make sure you comment and tell me so that you don't miss out on your entry's).

This part is going to be tricky, as the competition is international YES INTERNATIONAL (seeing as if it wasn't I'd probably be sending the books to myself...) and all of our times are different. The competition will end roughly on Tuesday the 9th of December at midnight, so if you're north of the equator I'm guessing that it'll be Monday over there, so I'll post when the competition has officially ended to clear up confusion about the end of the competition.

Winners will be drawn and announced sometime Wednesday the 10th of December (my time) Tuesday your time. I'll post the winners on the blog and email them, they'll have two days to get in contact with me, if they don't, sadly enough, then I will draw out new winners.

I have read all of these books and can tell you that each and everyone of them is awesome. The review for Finnkin of the Rock can be found here and the review for Saving Francesca can be found here.

If this information has seriously confused you, email me at the address at the top of the page.

Well, good-luck!


41 Listener(s):

anonymous :) said...

i signed up just after reading your post on finnikin of the rock.

gah i'm so excited. two of these books fall under my favourites category! one of them IS my favourite book! :)

take care x

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I've only read one of Melina's books but I loved it! Enter me for the contest please!

I posted about the contest on my sidebar and I'm now following your blog.

Khyrinthia said...

Oooh enter me.

And I posted the contest in my sidebar. Just click my name to get to my blog. (:

Khyrinthia said...


Smart me...

Kelsey said...

Allie, yay for you! Melina sounds incredibly nice!

I was already following your blog, and I'll put it on my sidebar. I haven't read any of her books, so this is so cool!

you know my email already, but:

Chelsea said...

Ooh! I'd love to win any of these books! Thanks for the contest.

TheBookworm said...

Awesome Contest!

Please enter me! :)


Laina said...

I was already following you, and I made a post about the contest because I just don't have room in my sidebar! :) Hope that's okay. My email is

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh, please enter me. yay!
i'm going to go and follow your blog now.


Nadye said...
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Nadye said...

Oh, I love how you reviewed Melina's books so I'm quite interested in them now! x] Count me in for the contest.

whoops! forgot to include my email the first time:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

back again. wanted to say that i blogged about this here:

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Sarahbear9789 said...

I love Melina's books. I am following your blog, now.

Laina said...

Hey, do you want to do a meme?
Check it out, leave a comment if you do.

tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, count me in!

Erin said...

Oh, please enter me!!


The Book Muncher said...

yay for first contests :D and i love this one! (thanks for leaving me a comment about it). i would absolutely love to be entered, but i already have Jellicoe Road (the US version).

i'm now following your blog, and i posted a link on my contest list here:

Alyce said...

I would love to win these books!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I subscribed to your feed.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Liviania said...

Awesome giveaway! I adore her novels so, so much. (And I have to wait to read them since I don't live in Australia. :( )

inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

robynl said...

She is a new to me author so please enter me and thanks.

yourstrulee at sasktel dot net

Anonymous said...

I haven't read a single book by her. so please enter me!!!

ambear said...

I don't know this writer but I want to read her books. I signed up to be a follower just a few secs ago. Please enter me.

erin said...

Hi Allie!
I just found your blog, after following a link from BTL. I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU GOT TO INTERVIEW MELINA MARCHETTA! You are amazing! She is my favourite author!I own all of her books except for Saving Francesca, and that is simply because I constantly borrow it from the library! however, they are basically all falling into disrepair from being read WAY too often (and with many, many crinkled pages from tears - i get a little emotional!)
Anyway, I have probably bored you. I just needed a reason to fawn over Melina Marchetta, and i found one!
Thank you for a great interview (and reviews......i have just read them :D )
Thank you

p.s. i would love to win the books - signed! imagine! I cannot believe you do not want to keep them to yourself!
my email is
thank you!

donnas said...

Please enter me.

I have also started following your blog.


xtraliciousssx or stephanie :) said...

omg, im totally signing up :)

im also a follower now

Lauren said...

Please, enter me!! All of Melina's books look great.

I was a follower before the contest. Also, I'll post a link to this contest in my sidebar labeled Contests.

hook3dontwilight said...

I am a follower of your blog, i shall advertise the comp in my blog !
I am a follower of the blog and shall post a comment /entry in the melina marchetta interveiw ! [:
Love Melina Marchetta's writting, the new book is fantabulous !

Nicole said...

i am a new follower!!

Cyndi said...

Please enter me! Thanks! :D


katayoun said...

i love Melina Marchetta, and have two of her book but i would love, love to get "Finnkin of the Rock" or "On the Jellicoe Road"!!!
and am going to sign up to follow your blog right after this, this is a great giveaway!!

Amber said...

All of these books look really good :) I would be thrilled to win any! Thank you for making this international as well!


Paradox said...

I've read Saving Francesca and liked it, so I would love to win one of those prize packs, especially the one with Finnikin of the Rock.

I signed up to be a follower of the blog and commented on the interview.

I also posted about the contest on my blog:

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Alessandra said...

HI! I've only read Looking for Alibrandi, but I'd love to read the other books by Melina Marchetta. I signed up to follow your blog


Anonymous said...

Cool contest!


allire said...

Enter me, please. :)

I am now a follower of your blog and I commented on your interview with Melina Marchetta.

Thanks. ^_^


Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for new authors that I might enjoy. All of these books interest me in one way or another.

Ellie said...

I'm always looking for new books to read, so I would LOVE to read one of these!

I just signed up to follow you, and I posted about the contest on my sidebar:



Shooting Stars Mag said...

I don't know if we're supposed to say this here? I'll post on the other one too just in case...but I signed up to the message boards that Kelsey started!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Renee G said...

Wow - please enter me.

rsgrandinetti (at)

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