Saturday, March 03, 2012

Giveaway: Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations


Enter for a chance to win:
  • a signed hardcover copy of Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart (Delacorte, 2012);
  • a trivia book Donna used during research for the novel;
  • and an awesome "Nerd Power" pin, which no self-respecting nerd should be without.
  • (Sumo wrestler not included.)

To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or email Cynthia directly with "Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen" in the subject line. (If you're on LiveJournal, I'm also taking entries via comment at the Cynsations LJ.)

Author-sponsored. Eligibility: North America (U.S./Canada). Deadline: midnight CST March 26.

Cynsational Notes

From the promotional copy:

Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches "Jeopardy!" every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’ week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she’d get to go to the taping in California, where her dad--who left two years ago and who Olivia misses like crazy--lives with his new family.

One day Olivia’s friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help her bulk up her geography knowledge. Before Olivia knows it, she’s getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, superannoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. 

Soon she has breezed through the audition rounds and is headed for Hollywood! But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her? 

More Giveaways


Enter to win one of three copies of Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelisky (Greenwillow, 2012) from Kelly Bingham. Deadline: March 31. Note: Z Is for Moose has received six starred reviews. Source: Leda Schubert.

Enter to win a copy of Firelight or Vanish, both by Sophie Jordan (Harper) from Cynsations. To enter, comment on this post (click previous link and scroll) and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Please specify if you already own one of the books and are looking to win the other. Or email Cynthia directly with "Firelight," "Vanish" or "Firelight/Vanish," if you're open to winning both, in the subject line. Author-sponsored. Eligibility: U.S. Deadline: midnight CST March 5.

Enter to win an ARC of Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith (Clarion) from P.J. Hoover from Roots in Myth. Peek: "This is the kind of adventure I would have desperately wanted to go on as a kid (or heck, even as an adult). It's smart and witty and 100% engaging!" Deadline: 11:59 p.m. March 3. Eligibility: North America.

3000 Thank Yous Giveaway from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi from The Bookshelf Muse. Enter to win books by Janice Hardy, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Elizabeth Spann Craig, and one of 10 pre-release copies of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Guide to Character Expression. Deadline: March 12.

19 comments:

Melissa said...

This looks like a great combination! mwedwards815 at gmail dot com

Margie Culver said...

We are digging out from underneath a foot of snow here in northern Michigan, so it's a perfect day to read all the great blog posts. I would love to win a copy of Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen for the students in my school. I can certainly identify with her having watched Jeopardy for more than forty years.
If I should be lucky enough to win my email is mmmcu at charter dot net. Have a great Saturday!

Kelly said...

Donna's book sounds amazing! So happy for her. Thank you for featuring her upcoming book. kelstar at aol dot com

Carl said...

Olivia and I must be watching Jeopardy at the same time, oddly Geography used to be my weak spot as well. I hope she does well.
carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Colleen said...

Geography was always my weakness, too! isamediacenter at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I agree, Donna's book does sound amazing! Can't wait to read it.
jenswan1222 at yahoo dot com

Heidi Grange said...

Trivia and kids, a great combination. Kids love to share random pieces of information and I confess I like sharing new things I learn as well. This book sounds like a fun read.

hg195 at yahoo dot com

bn100 said...

Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Kids would love that book!

sdarcy

sdarcy@houstonisd.org

Rochelle Melander said...

I'd love to win the package with Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen. I am a big fan of Donna and her books! -Rochelle

Carole Spring said...

I know that my granddaughter would enjoy the Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen gift pack. Thank you for the chance.
blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

Peaceful Reader said...

This sounds like a great book for my daughter and I to read together. We are both self-proclaimed nerds

Reach me at mcmholt at gmail dot com

Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy D said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this adorable book!

Amy
dixonamy12 at yahoo dot com

Jess Keating said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!! (email is jesskeatingbooks at gmail dot com :)

macaronipants said...

Can't wait to read Olivia Bean!

tholczer at earthlink dot net

Lynnette said...

Olivia Bean will definitely be a hit with the kids in my school. I'll be buying a copy for the library, but an extra copy would be great!
allenlwa1179 at gmail dot com

Romana S. said...

Would love to win :) thank you!
email: romanas at hotmail dot ca

Yamile said...

Oh how fun! Please enter me in the contest!

yamile(DOT)s(DOT)mendez(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Lori said...

Read Olivia Bean as an arc and really enjoyed it. Would love it for my school library.

Lkatz at pylusd dot org

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