Friday, October 2, 2009

Read the book BEFORE you see the movie Giveaway: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

It is time for another read the book before you see the movie giveaway! Have you seen the trailer for the film, due out December 11th? It has the lush and beautiful look that all Peter Jackson's films have, while dealing with heartbreak and evil.

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.

~Synopsis courtesy of the publisher

Have you read the book yet? How about reading it with your book group, then you can all get together and go see the movie! (That's my plan -- you'll find the reading group guide here.) As I have confessed before, I can't see movies made from books unless I have read the book first! So, if you haven't read it, here is your chance. Valerie at Hachette Book Group has provided five copies for me to give away (Thank you, Valerie)!! To enter, leave me a comment here. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes) and will be drawn at random. Enter through midnight eastern on October 23rd. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Anyone who already follows, subscribes, or has faved at Technorati still gets the extras, just mention it in your comment! Thank you for visiting and entering!

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holdenj said...

Well, you've convinced me to give it a whirl! This one passed me by when it first came out and I never could decide if I wanted to read it or not.
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Jaime said...

Please enter me
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I am a follower
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elnice said...

This sounds great. Please enter me.
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Molly said...

I already have a copy - and absolutely LOVED it. I just wanted you to know that I also must read the book before watching the movie. My daughter and I are now reading the book together for her English class, and I look forward to taking her to the movie later this year.

Emily said...

This movie looks amazing! And I am like you, I like to read the book before seeing the movie as well.
Enter me to win please!!

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I would very much like an opportunity to win a copy of The Lovely Bones.
Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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rubynreba said...

I'd also like to read this before the movie comes out - thanks for the chance!

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I am a follower!!

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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Beth said...

I like to read the book before I see the movie. The books are usually better then the movie. Please enter me. Thanks.

I am a follower already.


Linda said...

Sounds like a very intriguing book. Please add my name to the giveaway. Thanks.

And I follow through Google Reader.


Marjorie said...

The review is good. Please count me in for this giveaway.
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traveler said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway. The book looks fascinating. I am a subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

susan.byerly said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a good read.

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cherdon said...

Please enter me for the chance to win this wonderful read. Thank you.

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Kat Bryan said...

I rarely go to movies or watch them on TV so I would love to read this book.
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Bridget said...

No need to enter me, just blogged about this on Win A Book.

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway

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I am a follower

AmandaSue said...

Wow! What a great trailer I can't wait to see this movie, I actually read the book when it first came out (its seriously one of my favorites) and I'd love to read it again to refresh my memory and have my sister read it too. Thanks for the chance!

And I'm a follower thanks.


Linna said...

I'd like to win this book and give it to my friend who hasn't read it yet. :D

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+1 i'm a follower. :D

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

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Count me in please

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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I know I'd love Lovely Bones! Thanks for the chance :)

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Becky Atwood said...

I have read this book last year. It is one of my favorite books of all time. I laughed some, cries alot...I would love to own a copy

J.T. Oldfield said...

I have been wanting to read this for AGES!

I follow you w/ Google Reader and I tweeted about this!


Haleyknitz said...

enter me!

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Lynz Pickles said...

I can't wait for this movie to come out! It looks so good! I'd love a chance to read the book first, though.


マリアンナ said...

Looks good~

Anonymous said...

I've never read this book and would love to... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

J.B. said...

That book looks amazing!

J.B. said...

now following you on twitter.....

Bethie said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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JMom said...

I have three daughters and I think this would be a great book to share!

JMom said...

I am a follower

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I just subscribed

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. Please enter me. Thanks!


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I am a subscriber!


pixie13 said...

I always read the book before seeing the movie; sort of "ruins" things otherwise. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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