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The Lovely Bones GIVEAWAY!!!

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (from Hatchette Book Group):

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Alice Sebold is the author of three #1 bestselling books, the novels The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

Wow. I didn't know that this book was becoming a movie, wow. I remember reading it a couple of years ago and the thought of it still gives me goose bumps. In celebration of "The Lovely Bones" upcoming release into theatres, Hatchette Book Group has so generously offered the chance for YOU to win one of FIVE copies of this book to read. I say read it and you might get the chance if you win :)

The rules:

US and Canada only.
No PO Boxes.

To enter: What book would you like to see made into a movie? or you can answer this: What movie-from-a-book do you wish would never have been made?

That's it! Very simple!

I do not require you to follow my blog, however, I will NOT contact the winner. Winner will be notified right here on my blog and it will be up to the winner to contact ME within 48 hours of my posting the winner. This contest ends on October 30th. Winner will be chosen randomly by Random.org.

If you would like a chance at an extra entry, post this contest on Twitter but leave the URL on a separate comment. Once again, I WILL NOT contact the winner, so please be sure to watch my blog after October 30th!



  1. Please count me in for this exciting giveaway.
    I am a google follower.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. Not an entry -- I just wanted to say I saw the movie trailer for the first time on this post. It looks like it's going to be terrific.

  3. I would love to see Graceling by Kristin Cashore turned into a movie

  4. I would love to see Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi made into a movie.

  5. I'm actually excited to hear that Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden is going to be made into a movie. I loved that series of books growing up and thought it would be awesome movie wise.


  6. I wish Blood and Chocolate had never been made into a movie. Seriously, the book was so good! Why did they have to make a horrible movie of it?

  7. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I would LUV to win this! Thanks for such a great book to giveaway :)

  8. Awesome! I'd love it. Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  9. Tweet:

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  10. I would love to see Colleen McCullough's The First Man in Rome be made into a movie. What an epic that would be.

    Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

  11. Ok, to answer the question the movie that I wish had never been made into a movie was called Bless the Child - the book by far better than the movie - it seemed to cut out most of the book!

    I would love to win this book!

    ruthiesbookreviews AT yahoo DOT com

  12. I didn't like Where The Heart Is as a movie, but I really enjoyed the book.

  13. I'd like to see some movies made out of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  14. I'd like to see Kim Harrison's books-The Holllows series into a movie.

  15. I would LOVE it if The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer became a movie. Only if it became a REALLY good movie though. Not if they f-ed it up. I would hate that so much :(


  16. Twilight should have never been made into a movie...so bad.

  17. I would love to see the Septimus Heap books made into a movie series.

  18. I would die to see Outlander made into a *good* movie! But I'd be really mad if it was made into a cheesy series or something. LOL

    Eragon could have been a really good movie, but the people who did it did a horrible job. :(

  19. I would love to see Patricia Briggs book "Moon Called" made into a series. I think the whole Mercy Thompson series would make better material for movies than the Twilight series.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

  20. I'm not sure if this has been made into a movie or not, or at least not recently.

    I would like to see Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, made into a movie, though admittedly it would be as difficult for the movie to capture the time shifts/stream of consciousness as it is for the book.

    Also, though not a book, the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor.

    As far as bad movies from good books, there are probably too many to mention. Just a few: The Great Gatsby, even with Robert Redford, was not what I had hoped; the second "Shining" movie was garbage (same for the second "Poseidon Adventure" movie), compared with both the book and the first movie.

    Thank you!

  21. Oh a movie that shouldn't have been made was the Davinci code. I didn't like it at all and I didn't think it did the book justice.
    Would love to enter!

  22. Tweeted -http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/4930504844

  23. Under the Tuscan Sun should never have been made into a movie. Francis Mayes's poetic account could never be captured on film, and the whole storyline was changed and made up.


  24. I would like to see No Time To Wave Goodbye into a movie only if the actors from The Deep End Of The Ocean were cast.


  25. Hi I would like to see the book Outlander by Diana Gabdalon made into a movies. I love this series of books.
    I'd like to read this book. Please count me in. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com


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