giveaways!

Ashes of a Black Frost (11/1) | The Shattered Vine (11/3)
Coming soon:

drey's Giveaway Policy

FTC Disclosure: I am an affiliate at IndieBound, The Book Depository, and Amazon, and any purchases made by clicking on covers or links here may result in monetary compensation.

Giveaway: Testimony by Anita Shreve...

May 13, 2009
Are y'all ready for this one? =) I have five copies of Anita Shreve's newly-released-in-paperback Testimony, available for you courtesy of Hachette Book Group.  Read my review here.

About the book:
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.


Rules:
Enter to win a copy if you live in the U.S. & Canada, & have something other than a P.O. Box address! How? Comment & dish on something from school - good, bad, or ugly. As always, +1 entry for followers, +2 for sharing (come back to let me know what you did & where!)...

This all ends at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th! Winners will be posted soon after.  Can't wait? Click on the cover to get your own copy from Amazon!

60 comments:

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I will always remember the awful food at school! Both at high school and college. And you'd think it would have been better at college with what it cost!! :)

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

nfmgirl said...

In school, I hung out with what were called the "stoners" in school, but got along with all the different "clicks" in school. I was a good kid, liked by my teachers, and even when I would be sent up to the Dean for smoking or skipping class, they all knew that I was really a good, polite kid, and they never seemed worried about me. I don't have any really horrible memories of high school. I tend to prefer focusing on the positive, so I have blurred the memories of the bad stuff. The memories are there, but they just don't seem really that "bad".

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

housemouse88 said...

This sounds like a very gripping and emotional book. Would love to read it. Count me in for the contest.

I'm a follower. house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I was a band geek in HS, but we always had a lot of fun. I'd love to be entered. I follow with FeedDemon.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

scottsgal said...

I hung out with the jocks in high school - don't really have bad memories. I loved college - really came into my own and enjoyed it at UT.

This is on my TBR list.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

Dixie said...

I hated high school, I cut class whenever possible. I'm sure I made my mother crazy.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/1786059355


southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I'd love to read this book!

School was not a place of joy for me; I was bullied quite badly!

Thanks for another great giveaway!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog!


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/1786182957

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

thebun said...

I did not like school too much as as elementary student but loved High School. I had more confidence by then.
thebun[at]personainternet[dot]com

thebun said...

I subscribe by email and really hope I win. I love reading.
thebun[at]personainternet[dot]com

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/giveaways-in-blogland-3/


carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

chey said...

I remember our schools used to have a track meet near the end of every year. It always seemed to be on the hottest day of the year!

chey127 (at) hotmail (dot) com

MJ said...

I remember cutting school and getting caught!! My Mom was a teacher and that's the one day she sought me out to tell me something. Not fun!!! LOL

I follow.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

All the Freshmen were in math classes with the juniors and science classes with the sophomores. Smart ones!

I follow.

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

RachieG said...

Please count me in...Would love to read this story.

rachie2004 At yahoo.com

RachieG said...

I'm a follower too!!

rachie2004 AT yahoo.com

AmandaSue said...

I would love to read this book, growing up I always thought it would be neat to go to a boarding school (odd I know LOL) although I was homeschooled! Thanks for the chance!

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Bridget said...

I say, I posted this on Win A Book.

Kat Bryan said...

In the early 1960s I and several other kids spent the night at school because of a blizzard.

Kat Bryan said...

I am a follower.

gaylemckay said...

Would love to win and read this book.
I went to a huge HS. Split shifts, so I only went half a day. I didnt like it much. I was an athlete, knew tons of kids, but was still lonely. Teenage years are tough!

Gayle

Nicole said...

The worst is the pictures of the ensembles I wore to school in the 80's. I asked my mom why she let me leave the house in neon colors, teased hair, big purple glasses and orange shoes, and she said I dressed myself. Yikes!

Nicole said...

I follow.

Melanie said...

Love Shreve, but I haven't read this one yet, so I'd love to have a copy.
My freshman year of high school I lost about 10 pounds becuase I was too scared to go in the lunchroom and eat. I was sooo glad when I graduated.

Michelle E. said...

Loved Eden Close and am a fan! I went to a sort of boarding school and there were scandals, indeed...but I'm sure they were tame compared to the book. Lots of sneaking out to meet boys etc, but nothing *too* wild. Please enter me to win a copy! Thanks.

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

mommyjen99 said...

High school was kind of a blur. I did have a blast hanging out with friends at school.
jen62728@aol.com

mommyjen99 said...

follower/subscriber
jen62728@aol.com

Rachel said...

I remember going on band trips though for some reason we didn't really play any music on them. I think we would have an hour long session with some music professor and that was it. It was just a nice excuse to go somewhere.

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

i never really hung out with people my age, it was always the olders ones that I got along with.

Sounds like a great book, please enter me.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Erika Lynn said...

I love Anita Shreve, count me in
I am also a follower

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Indigo said...

Hmm do you have any idea how long it's been since I've been in school (winks). Ok, how about this one...I got my first D in any class ever. I was an honor roll student. The D came from a cruel Spanish teacher that couldn't grasp the fact with my hearing disability (I wasn't deaf yet) I had a problem with accents and saying the words properly. I could write and do the school work easily enough. However she wanted to pass us on how well we could speak the language. She was strange in itself always wearing a poncho to class.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Oh, and I'm also a follower. Thanks! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

LuAnn said...

One of my favorite authors!

reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teddy Rose said...

No need to enter me. I just added it to my next Giveaways Galore post that will be up this weekend.

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-05-15-09.html

gaby317 said...

I went to boarding school ages ago - it was rigorous and tough especially since I'd come from overseas. I made amazing friends though, and that part of it was worth everything else.


I'm a follower (via email mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com) and googlereader and have posted a link to this contest in my blog's sideroll.



www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Terri said...

I was one of the "good kids" who took full advantage of it - often skipping classes to go pick up lunches for me and my friends (and sometimes a teacher who saw me leave) because everyone trusted me...foolish people!

remarker said...

I remember in Grade 6 I joined a group of girls that made fun of a girl who had a large nose. It was horrible, someone measured it with a ruler.
That's when I stopped it and have tried to speak up ever since.

Indigo said...

Hi Drey,

Just wanted to give a heads up and ask not to be put in the drawing after all. I just won the book from someone else. Thanks for the chance anyway. (Hugs)Indigo

Anita Yancey said...

High school for me was a bad time. Every girl friend I made turned against me, because I wouldn't go along with their teasing and making fun of people. So I preferred to be a loner rather than become like them. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Wanda said...

When I was a school student, especially high school, I loved the socializing and really missed all that when I graduated.

windycindy said...

I loved singing and performed in many musicals and ensembles in school! Great time!
Please enter my name in your drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Again, thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/1833176279.
Thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I mostly remember traveling to away games in our old rusty yellow school bus... The one where the heat hardly worked, but we paid to put in a new radio - ha!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

ginnn7 said...

High school, I don't really rember much because for every week i went i missed two or three weeks. i wasn't sick, just didn't go. i do rember failing french, the only class i didn't pass with at least a b.

ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alexa said...

Middle school was bad because I didn't have friends, but once I got to high school, I made a lot.


lovinfitch@aol.com

Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

lovinfitch@aol.com

Beverly said...

I always liked school especially after I was taught how to take tests. :)

Teddy sent me to your blog

beachlover20855ATyahooDOT com

Post a Comment

have a thought to share? I love comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

what's here...


Powered by Blogger Widgets

history...