One of the highlights of World Fantasy Convention was meeting
Paolo Bacigalupi and hearing him read an excerpt from
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.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Win a SIGNED copy of SHIP BREAKER
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Awww, I just know he's gonna pick the pretty girl. :)ReplyDelete
I'll put this up on my side bar and tweet for you.
I live on the Gulf Coast, so this sounds super cool! Definitely would love to read!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway.
I tweeted! (but have no clue how to give you a link...check under my name @jmanni32)
Wow. Cornwall come to the Gulf coast? It sounds like an intriguing read.I tweeted :)ReplyDelete
This sounds great- and I like a book where the MC is male. I'll tweet this and put in my sidebar!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'll take one please.
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...ReplyDelete
It always amazes me when authors come up with ideas I NEVER would have put together. Love his story.ReplyDelete
The book sounds fantastic and original. I would definitely love to read it. Please enter me if this is International.Thank you!ReplyDelete
I am a GFC Follower.
Will sidebar you. Thanks for the contest!
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.ReplyDelete
I'd blog about it but I'm technically supposed to be unplugging this month. Shhh! ;)
Good luck to everyone who enters!
Now that sounds like an awesome book. If I don't win it, I'll just have to buy it. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds great! I'd love a chance to win.ReplyDelete
Oh, I want. I really, really want.ReplyDelete
You know I'm a follower.
I'll sidebar link it.
I'll FB it from home tonight.
Thanks for the opportunity, Karen! :-)
Oooo, that sounds like a fantastic read. Want!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Yeah! Me me! Pick me! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I've really been looking forward to reading this book :DReplyDelete
I'm a blog follower
+5 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ScarrletReader/statuses/2162415756115968
I am an new follower, but I would still love to win the contest...Please Enter Me!!!! :DReplyDelete
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. :DReplyDelete
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. - GReplyDelete
Looks like great book. Another nearly Gulf Coaster here (S. Louisiana).ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/GalvezBookGirl/status/2382483970596864
Love this book. Love love love this book. It blew me away.ReplyDelete
Hi Karen! There's an award for you over at my blog.ReplyDelete
Looks like an interesting book. I'd definitely love to have it.ReplyDelete
+5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/IvaliceAlliance/status/2655306651803648
+5 siderbar: http://fifteenaintsosweet.blogspot.com/
You're totally right! I do want that book! Give it to me! :)ReplyDelete
I live on the Gulf Coast too! Methinks I really want to read this book now.ReplyDelete
Oooo! I'd love this! Please enter me!ReplyDelete
Benz1966 at gmail dot com
Thanks for the contest! Follow and tweeted :)ReplyDelete
congratulation for your blog interesting, I had a pleasant time to read !ReplyDelete
I'm a follower !
Bye Mahon :)
Thanks so much! I'm a GFC follower.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway!! I'll love to read it!ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great book! How awesome that you got to meet the author. :)ReplyDelete
I'm sliding in at the last minute! Please enter me in this giveaway! =D
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I'm a new follower. =)
Thank you for the give away, I'd love to take part, sounds like a great book!ReplyDelete
I'm a gfc follower
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I'm a follower. I'd love to win this book!ReplyDelete
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I'd love to win!ReplyDelete
+5 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/starmetaloak/status/4881243346837504
+5 sidebar: http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/
I definitely want to read this book!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new follower!ReplyDelete
+5 - I tweeted: http://twitter.com/precious_shusky/status/4889929356148737
ohhh man i want this book so bad! Throw my name into the drawing!ReplyDelete
A new follower here, from Romania. ^^ReplyDelete
This Book sounds interesting, can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
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Very cool! I just came over from Carol's blog and would love to be entered for the contest!ReplyDelete
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Ohh I would love Ship Breaker.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great pic of Paolo.
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!ReplyDelete
love this book! i want it :)ReplyDelete
great giveaway, and blog, by the way ;)
enter me please! but only if it is internacional :)
i announced in my blog:
I'm a new follower! Please count me in. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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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:ReplyDelete
Good luck with the contest..:)
I also came from Carol's blog but I've been following you for awhile now. Please count me in!ReplyDelete
How did I totally miss this post? I've heard nothing but rave after rave of this book!ReplyDelete
And I put a little link in my sidebar for you. :)
I'm convinced--I want this book!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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