Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Great Giveaway!

Posted by Simcha 7:07 PM, under | 49 comments

In honor of the upcoming holidays, and to celebrate the six month anniversary of my online bookstore, I'm having a special book giveaway in which three winners will be selected to receive the book of their choice from my entire inventory of books for sale.

Visit my bookstore, at 42SciFi-Fantasy.com, to view all of the books available for you to choose from.

I also have a few other books that I'm including in the giveaway, which are not part of my inventory:

1. An autographed copy of The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

2. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvsit

3. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

5. The Time Traveler's Wife by
Audrey Niffenegger

All of the books have been read but are in good condition.

To Enter: Leave a comment with the title of the book that you would choose if you win (though this doesn't commit you to choosing this book if you do win) and your email address.

For Extra entries:

+ 3 if you become a blog follower
+ 2 if you become a Twitter follower @ 42SFF
+ 4 if you are already a blog follower
+ 2 for blogging about the giveaway (leave a link)
+ 1 for anywhere else you mention the contest (leave a link)
+ 5 if you live in Israel, though you have to prove it by telling me something that only someone living in Israel would know (I threw this in just for fun : ) )
+ 10 for leaving a book recommendation on my website's recommendation page

The contest is international and runs until December 25th

The winners will be selected using Random.org, so the more entries you have the better chance you have of winning.

Winners will be selected on December 25th and will be notified by email before their names are posted here.


Hi Simcha, of course I am in! I am participating for Ninni Holmqvsit's book.
I am already a follower of your blog, I am also following you now on Twitter and I live in Israel. Israel's national food? Falafel...I don't know what else to say, I have no idea what other don't know about Israel. The big stories are always in the news.I can send you a photocopy of my teudat zehut, if you want...
Nad as soon as I blog about your giveaway, I'll post a link , too. Now I have to get Maya from the kindergarten...

I would want An Acceptable Time by Madeline L'Engle. I have read some of the series, but I don't think I ever got to that one.

Great giveaway! :)

srfbluemama at gmail dot com

Thank you for the opportunity!

I like The Maze Runner by James Dashner


Great contest! Count me in!
+ 3 (4?) - follow, but can't remember when I started
+ 2 follow on twitter (@brizmus)
+ 4 if you are already a blog follower
+ 1 in my sidebar under the Contest List
+ 10 left a book recommendation

Living Dead in Dallas
(Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 2)
by Charlaine Harris please? thank you!


rubs.escalona [at] gmail.com

+3 new book follower
+10 recommended a book

Wow...nice choice of books.
I can't seem to decide between Demon's Lexicon or The Magicians. Either book should be fine :)

+ 3 just became a blog follower
+ 2 Just became your Twitter follower
+ 1 tweeted about your giveaway at http://twitter.com/nishmvk
+ 10 left a book recommendation at your recommendation page

Nice contest! I would love to win The Demon's Lexicon or

+ 3 I became a blog follower


Wow, great contest, and lots of interesting books from your bookstore! I can't choose one at the moment, may I think about it if I actually win?

+3 I'm a new follower through Google Friend Connect
+2 following you on Twitter as @alessandra83
+2 blogged about the giveaway here: http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2009/11/winning-wednesday-25-nov-2009-short.html
+1 tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/alessandra83/status/6141472107
+10 left a book recommendation for you


I would love to win "The Unit" by N. Holmqvsit!

+3 became a blog follower
+2 became a Twitter follower
+1 tweeted: https://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/6141955952

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

if i won i would choose Blood Blade by Marcus Pelegrimas (Skinners Book 1) because not only is its coverart intiguing it sound like a good read i would enjoy-and theres a book 2 yesss.
wateva_08 at hotmail.com
+2 am a twitter follower (bianca_riot)

Hi hi! If I were to win your contest, I would love God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut. It's a wonderful book that I'd love to own.... So, ok... I subscribed to your blog, followed you on Twitter, but I moved away...

I lived in Jerusalem for years and years, but sadly I'm in upstate NY now. What can I say about Israel? It's the best place in the world... I used to love the view of the Knesset from the mirpesset of my Nachlaot apartment on rehov Ousha...

I would choose Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School. Looks like a fun math book for my son! Thanks!

hello :)

nice contest! if I won, I'd choose Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword". an exceptionally wonderful book.

I definitely live in Israel, and therefore I know that almost everything shuts down here for Shabbat. (that's the most obvious thing, I guess, though if it's not enough, I can tell you that Pardes-Chana is a few km east of Caesaria, which is a bit more than a half hour north of Tel-Aviv :)).

+2 cause following on Twitter
+3 cause following blog
+5 cause live in Israel :)


Great giveaway! NIce bookstore! I would choose Maze Runner or Ballad. Both are on my wish list.
+2 twitter follower
+2 blogging about (will come back with link, will go up Dec 2)

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Here is the link to my blog post...

+10- I recommeded a book (Barely-Bewitched by Kimberly Frost)

Elie (Ellz Readz)

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I've been wanting to read "The Maze Runner," so I'd choose that!

+ 3 if you become a blog follower

tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

I live in Israel and the birkchat choanim on sukkot and pesach on Monday/Tuesday or excellent. Also if you get a speeding ticket or jay walking ticket you have to pay it, at the Israeli Dor.

+2 if you become a Twitter follower @ 42SFF
+3 cause following blog
+5 cause live in Israel :)
+ 1 for anywhere else you mention the contest (leave a link) at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rbsA/post

Count me in please!

Well, I have not decided yet.. which one would you recommend me Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines or Maze Runner by James Dashner?

+ 3 if you become a blog follower
+ 2 Twitter follower @sheeredry
+ 1 sidebar

+1 tweeted


I'd like House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones, if I Wynne.

And yeah, I live in Israel - in Jerusalem, right near the Denmark school, the 4 and 22 buses, and a whole bunch of arsim. Is that proof enough?

Also, I am now following your blog.

That's a +8, right?


I would love to have The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander. I've been wanting to read it for years.

+3 I just became a blog follower as Wordsmithonia

+2 Already a follower on twitter @Ryan_Groff

+10 I just added a recomendation for Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory

I would love The Magicians.

Thanks for participating everyone, and I'm really enjoying seeing the different books that each of you are interested in receiving.
Alessandra, no, you don't have to choose now.

I just want to remind you that the contest is for the books on my website or any other books that I specifically mention. With that said, since so many of you seem interested in The Maze Runner, and this is a book I've been wanting to read as well, I'll be adding this book the books in the drawing.

+3 new follower

I would love to win the magicians.


Thanks Simcha! I went through your store and would love to win The Wish by Gail Carson Levine!! Thanks so much :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

I would love to win the Maze Runner. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

+ 2 Twitter follower @bunnyb
+ 2 Blogging: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/12/dec-fun.html
+ 1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/6430101876

bunnybx at gmail . com

Great contest! Congrats too! I think Atlantis Rising looks interesting, never heard of that one!

+3 new blog follower
+2 blogged about the giveaway at:

Thanks for the giveaway!

I would love The Demon's Lexicon.

+2 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

I would love to be entered in your draw.

I am a new follower of your blog.

If I win I'd love to have: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvsit

I don't live in Israel but I've visited there. I'd LOVE to go back!!


I would love to have Atlantis Rising


I would pick Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 1). Thanks for the contest!

the demon's lexicon...pleeeze...i live nearest to you in India :)

+ 3 if you become a blog follower (Yes)

+ 2 if you become a Twitter follower (YES - @reithjerevinan)

+ 2 for blogging about the giveaway (yes - on http://reith-jerevinan.blogspot.com and ...

+ 1 for anywhere else you mention the contest (Yes - on twitter (@reithjerevinan, http://www.facebook.com/brigidaalexandra (status and posted link),
myspace.com (also status),
http://enationbooks.ning.com/profile/BrigidaAlexandra (status),
http://bookaholicsanonymous.ning.com/profile/BrigidaAlexandra (status),
http://blogwithbite.ning.com/profile/BrigidaAlexandra (status),
http://readreviewwrite.ning.com/profile/BrigidaAlexandra (status),
and on my 2 blogs' sidebars (reith-jerevinan.blogspot.com and miss-reith.blogspot.com)

+ 10 for leaving a book recommendation on my website's recommendation page ( I do, it's Brigida and the book is The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld)

oh sorry forgot to give my email.. it's on reith(dot)jerevinan@gmail(dot)com

and i want the Time Traveller's Wife book.

and the detail of my myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/butterflywithsixcolours

I would like to win The Time
Travellers Wife.
I follow by google reader.
I am a member of Bookblogs.
cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Good Luck everyone and have
a Merry Christmas and a
very Happy New Year.

If had to pick a book from your bookstore it would be...
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson
I've been wanting to read this for a long time and never had the chance to get it.
Oh and I have left a book recommendation for The dancers at the end of time ;) so I suppose there +10 for that one.
I can be contacted at amo_mdd at hotmail (dot) com

The Maze Runner looks awesome!

Here are my entries:
+ 3 blog follower
+ 2 Twitter follower (5peasinapod)
+ 2 for blogging about the giveaway http://2manygoodbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/sci-fi-and-fantasy-giveaway.html
+ 1 for anywhere else you mention the contest http://www.facebook.com/5peasinapod
+ 10 for leaving a book recommendation Furies of Calderon

That's 18 total entries! Thank you for the chance :)

Happy Reading!

I would like the Time Travelers Wife


Sweet contest!

The Magicians (Grossman)

+3 blog follower
+10 Book recommendation (Bryce - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell)

13 in total, thanks again!


Oooh! Good choices there....I'm gonna say...The Maze Runner by James Dashner (1st choice), or The Wish by Gail Carson Levine.

+3 - new blog follower!
+2 - sidebar link on blog under contests! (http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)

Thanks for the contest and have a wonderful holiday! Happy reading!


The Maze Runner sounds intriguing - maybe because it makes me think of The Kite Runner. :)

Thanks for entering me into the contest!


mdperera at hotmail dot com

I've no idea how but I nearly missed you!!

Anyway -
The Magicians has definitely been catching my eye recently.

+ 2 I'm a Twitter follower
+ 4 I'm already a blog follower
+ 1 I tweeted

+ 5 I'm Israeli and am looking forward to January and the 2nd season of Srugim (though why were they so careless - the promo pic of Yifat is a spoiler :0(
+ 10 I recommended The Rookie

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I'm Israeli and enjoy taking my dog to the recently opened dog park in San Simon (Park HaTank).


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Please enter me for The Unit by Ninni Holmqvsit.

+ 4 For already being a blog follower

+ 2 I'm a Twitter follower (@saemmerson)

+ 1 I tweeted: https://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/7025122129

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Hello, Simcha.

A little late to ask, but is the giveaway still on?
If so, I'd like to enter for Altered Carbon, maybe. (Or whatever you think is good SF, you're the expert.)

BTW, if so, I have +2 (at least) for already being a Twitter follower of yours: http://twitter.com/ItaiTzur

Awaiting your reply,

I'm sorry Itai, but this contest has ended already. I've just been waiting to announce the winners until I heard back from all of them (I email them before putting up their names). But I'm going to start a monthly giveaway soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Thanks for visiting!

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