Weekend Contest :)

December 5, 2009

Happy weekend!! Last night The Boy and I went to see Brothers, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. I LOVED IT. So good, you should all go see it.

Now I am drinking coffee (decaf – I know, what’s the point, but I am trying to cut back on my caffeine and at least it’s French vanilla flavored) and waiting for The Boy to wake up so I can make him take me out to breakfast.

Things are usually dead around here on the weekends (by here I mean internet world), so I decided to do a contest for those of you who ARE around. Maybe you are procrastinating on your Christmas shopping like me? We were supposed to get up early and start ours today, but since I’m posting this and The Boy is still sleeping, you can kind of guess how well that turned out.

I am kind of (read: very) bad with procrastinating. Like with new bookshelves. I really, REALLY need some. Right now, for example, we have a stack of books over in the corner of our LIVING ROOM just waiting to be shelved. This is a pic of them:


I know, right?! Totally ridiculous.

Anyway! My procrastination is your gain (just read that back and it doesn’t really make that much sense, but just go with it – I’m drinking decaf), because I’m doing a contest!

Email me with the titles and authors of as many books as you can spot in the picture, and whoever gets the most right, will get a book of their choice from the pile. (I will send you a brand new copy, because why would I send you mine? As you can tell, I have a hard time parting with books.)

The person who has the highest number correct will win, and if there’s a tie, whoever emailed first wins. I will give you five extra points if you link to this contest on your blog or twitter, just please let me know where you linked in your email.

Email your lists of books to Lauren (at) laurenbarnholdt (dot) (Com) Contest will end at midnight EST December 8th. But like I said, if there’s a tie, the first person wins. I’ll only ship to the US.

Here are some hints:

*Some of the books I got at BEA.

*A lot of them may be Simon and Schuster books because the fab Editor K is VERY generous with books, which is one of the many reasons I love her so much.

*Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Good luck!

More later,

Posted by Lauren @ 10:03 am  

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  1. Deirdre Johnson says:


    Here’s my entry for the contest. I feel like I should have been able to get them all, but the picture was a bit blurry on my screen.

    My list “reads” from left to right, top to bottom, just like a book ;-D

    Terror Dan Simmons
    Triple Fault Jessica Burkhart
    Tithe Holly Black
    Best Enemies Jessica Burkhart
    Perfect You Elizabeth Scott
    Valiant Holly Black
    The Demon’s Lexicon. Sarah Rees Brennan
    Compulsion. Jonathan Kellerman
    Freudian Slip. Erica Orloff
    The Dirty Secrets Club. Meg Gardiner
    The Informers. Brett Easton Ellis
    The Accidental Bestseller. Wendy Wax
    The Real Real. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
    ?. Rachel Vincent
    Just Listen. Sarah Dessen
    ? Meg Cabot
    Bloom. Elizabeth Scott.
    Catching Fire. Suzanne Collins
    ? Rachel Vincent
    ? Something in the “Private” series, by Kate Brian
    Fade. Lisa McMann
    Ivy. Julie Hearn
    Initiation. Susan Fine
    L.A. Candy. Lauren Conrad
    The Luxe. Anna Godbersen.
    Something Happened. Greg Logsted
    Liar. Justine Larbalestier
    Skinned. Robin Wasserman
    Inexcusable. Chris Lynch
    Ex-mas. Kate Brian
    Dirty Laundry. Daniel Ehrenhaft
    Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse. Kaleb Nation
    (?Aargh! This one looks so familiar — but I can’t place it!)
    The Book Thief. Marcus Zusak
    Take Me There. Susane Colasanti
    Along for the Ride. Sarah Dessen
    The last ones are just too blurry — I can’t see enough to guess what they are!

    PS Each question mark is for a title I couldn’t guess.

  2. Christina says:

    I entered your contest! I sent it in like Saturday.

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