Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Win a SIGNED copy of SHIP BREAKER

One of the highlights of World Fantasy Convention was meeting
Paolo Bacigalupi and hearing him read an excerpt from
SHIP BREAKER.

Paolo has won many awards such as the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and others, but SHIP BREAKER is his first YA novel and it's a 2010 National Book Award Finalist. The cool part: He's still humble, and super friendly.

SHIP BREAKER is dangerous. And dirty. (Not in the way you're thinking--get your mind out of the gutter.) As soon as I started reading, the story and characters sucked me in as powerfully as if I'd fallen into an ocean of oil. I live on the Gulf Coast, so it really hit home for me.

Here's the lowdown:
In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life. . . .

You can't have my copy. Ever.
But you can win your own signed copy.
To enter, simply be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.
Tweet about it (@Karen_Hooper
Link: http://tiny.cc/SHIPBRKR ) sidebar mention it, post about it etc, and get 5 extra entries for each mention.

I will announce the winner Friday morning (Nov 19th).
It's open to all you international folks too!


Trust me; YOU WANT THIS BOOK.

54 comments:

  1. Awww, I just know he's gonna pick the pretty girl. :)

    I'll put this up on my side bar and tweet for you.

    Love,
    Lola

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  2. I live on the Gulf Coast, so this sounds super cool! Definitely would love to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    I tweeted! (but have no clue how to give you a link...check under my name @jmanni32)

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  3. Wow. Cornwall come to the Gulf coast? It sounds like an intriguing read.I tweeted :)

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  4. This sounds great- and I like a book where the MC is male. I'll tweet this and put in my sidebar!

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  5. Wow. What an amazing premise. Sounds dystopian, and fantastic and beautifully romantic all at once. Just the idea of a lovely old wooden ship suddenly showing up in this down trodden world of beached steel behemoths drew me in instantly.

    I'll take one please.

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  6. I definitely want this book! Ages ago I was writing a book set in the late 1850's early 60s, the era of the clipper ships and I fell in love with those beautiful sleek vessels then. Please, sign me up to win! heading back to my blog now to make mention of it...

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  7. It always amazes me when authors come up with ideas I NEVER would have put together. Love his story.

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  8. The book sounds fantastic and original. I would definitely love to read it. Please enter me if this is International.Thank you!
    I am a GFC Follower.

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  9. Sounds great!
    Will sidebar you. Thanks for the contest!

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  10. Love the sample I read of this book, especially that it's set in the Gulf Coast region. This is an awesome contest! I'm an old follower. I guess this is a sign that even if I don't win, I should finally read this book.

    I'd blog about it but I'm technically supposed to be unplugging this month. Shhh! ;)

    Good luck to everyone who enters!

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  11. Now that sounds like an awesome book. If I don't win it, I'll just have to buy it. :)

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  12. Sounds great! I'd love a chance to win.

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  13. Oh, I want. I really, really want.

    You know I'm a follower.
    I'll sidebar link it.
    I'll FB it from home tonight.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Karen! :-)

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  14. Oooo, that sounds like a fantastic read. Want!

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  15. Ok, I tried to comment before, but it disappeared! So I'm going to try again--sorry if there are two comments. This book sounds awesome and I would love to win it! I retweeted the contest.

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I've really been looking forward to reading this book :D

    I'm a blog follower
    +5 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ScarrletReader/statuses/2162415756115968

    VanillaMusic15@aol.com

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  17. I am an new follower, but I would still love to win the contest...Please Enter Me!!!! :D

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  18. Dude. Paolo was awesome. I'm not going to enter, cuz I already got my prize this year, but I just wanted to say that. :D

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  19. Wow, that sounds cool. So timely too. I find dystopian fiction a fascinating genre. I've never really thought about it as a YA theme, but this book sounds fascinating. - G

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  20. Looks like great book. Another nearly Gulf Coaster here (S. Louisiana).

    I'm a follower and I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/GalvezBookGirl/status/2382483970596864

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  21. Love this book. Love love love this book. It blew me away.

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  22. Hi Karen! There's an award for you over at my blog.

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  23. Looks like an interesting book. I'd definitely love to have it.

    +5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/IvaliceAlliance/status/2655306651803648
    +5 siderbar: http://fifteenaintsosweet.blogspot.com/

    sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

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  24. You're totally right! I do want that book! Give it to me! :)

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  25. I live on the Gulf Coast too! Methinks I really want to read this book now.

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  26. Oooo! I'd love this! Please enter me!

    Benz1966 at gmail dot com

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  27. Thanks for the contest! Follow and tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/AnjalaD/status/2880413081018368

    samantha.thomson@ggp.com

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  28. congratulation for your blog interesting, I had a pleasant time to read !
    I'm a follower !

    Bye Mahon :)
    redcat-albumart-som.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks so much! I'm a GFC follower.

    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!! I'll love to read it!

    magabygc At gmail.com

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  31. I just read about this on Carolina's blog and I added it to my Goodreads list. I trust you, I do want this book.

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  32. Sounds like a great book! How awesome that you got to meet the author. :)

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  33. +JMJ+

    I'm sliding in at the last minute! Please enter me in this giveaway! =D

    altaemoeniaRomae [at] Gmail

    I'm a new follower. =)

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  34. Thank you for the give away, I'd love to take part, sounds like a great book!

    Michelle

    I'm a gfc follower
    boookwormreviewed at gmail dot com

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  35. I'm a follower. I'd love to win this book!

    +1 Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4869916238807040

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'd love to win!

    starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

    +5 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/starmetaloak/status/4881243346837504
    +5 sidebar: http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/

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  37. I definitely want to read this book!

    swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

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  38. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new follower!

    +5 - I tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/4889929356148737

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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  39. ohhh man i want this book so bad! Throw my name into the drawing!

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  40. A new follower here, from Romania. ^^
    Thanks!♥

    Irina
    fallen_angel3715[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  41. This Book sounds interesting, can't wait to read it!

    New follower
    sent by Carol in print

    stacedog01@yahoo.com

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  42. Very cool! I just came over from Carol's blog and would love to be entered for the contest!

    wardkristi (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  43. Ohh I would love Ship Breaker.
    Thanks for the great pic of Paolo.

    terilhack(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  44. I've heard great things about this book and I have to admit I really want to read it... :) Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to enter!

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  45. love this book! i want it :)
    great giveaway, and blog, by the way ;)
    enter me please! but only if it is internacional :)
    andiiblogs(at)hotmail(dot)com
    i announced in my blog:
    http://mividaimpredecible.blogspot.com/p/concursos.html
    thanks!

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  46. I'm a new follower! Please count me in. Thanks!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

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  47. I came across from Carol's blog, but I've been following you for ages. If it's international, please enter me. My email is:

    den.covey@gmail.com

    Good luck with the contest..:)

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  48. I also came from Carol's blog but I've been following you for awhile now. Please count me in!

    Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

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  49. How did I totally miss this post? I've heard nothing but rave after rave of this book!

    And I put a little link in my sidebar for you. :)

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  50. I'm convinced--I want this book!

    arallison(at)gmail.com

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  51. Sounds like a lovely booK! I really want to read this!!! Thank you for the givaway and the opportunity for us to have the chance!

    I follow this blog!


    lucy(dot)dandrea(at)gmail(dot)com

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