Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh what fun! A Giveaway!!!!!

A Padfoot and Prongs Giveaway:
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffeneger

Hey there every one. Hope your week is treating you well. Since we have been so busy lately with the t-shirt designs and businessy things, we thought it might be nice to reward our loyal readers with a give away!

For one we will be accepting entries to win the book 'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffeneger and will be a drawing a name at random on Aug 4th at 10 am. This will give the winner just enough time to bust through the book before the movie premiers in theatres on August 14th!

This novel
is a beautiful story about a man who is unable to control his ability to travel through time, and the love of his life that is unable to deny her love for her husband, despite his constant absense. The writing is beautiful and honest to life. Although the time travel could techinically be considered sci-fi or even fantasy, there is nothing fantastical about their love. It is deep and true and will leave you reaching for the kleenex box in no time. Their struggles are profound and heartfelt but their passion for each other would even put The Darcy's to shame. The Time Traveler's Wife is truly a unique read for any of you who are tired at looking at romanticiced romance, and are ready for a good honest love story.
If you are interested in winning this wonderful hard cover book there are we have a small list of the potential ways you can earn entries into the contest.

1. Follow us. Simple enough. If you are already a follower then you will
automatically recieve one entry. Just leave a comment letting us know you already follow.
2. Leave a comment on any previous blog entry. Easy peasy.
3. Follow us on Twitter. Once again if you already follow us that is an automatic entry. Leave a message @GoodBooksInc reminding us you follow.

4. Write a brief paragraph about how you would use the ability to Time Travel if you had the chance. What would you see? What time period? Any one inparticular, an old flame perhaps? Nothing to long but make it creative! Good for 2 entries.
5. Follow us on Good Books Inc. Favortie book quotes. Leave a comment with a
favorite one of your quotes. Good for one entry.So lets recap. If you do all 5 things that is the possibility of 6 entries total. Pretty good chances don't you think? So what are you waiting for. Hop to it folks! And good luck to all!


  1. You know, most people love this book, and I think this is the worst book I've read in 2009. Bleagh.

  2. I liked how honest the writing was. I am becoming less of a fan of the overly romanticised writing and Niff's writing reminded me alot of one of my favorite movies, Closer, where it is just a pretty real portrayal of what relationships are like. I hope the movie stays true to the bluntness of some fo the writing.

  3. We're all sold out at work, so I'd love to win! spiffyish [at] hotmail.com.

    1. I'm a follower!
    2. I left a comment at this entry: http://goodbooksinc.blogspot.com/2009/07/finally-gone-to-dark-side.html
    3. I'm following on twitter as well--a very useful site indeed.
    4. I would use time traveling to augment my interest in history. What a fantastic historian I would be if I could go back and verify all the events and writings...

  4. I already follower


  5. Twitter follower - bridget3420


  6. Glad to hear you are sold out! It is a good book hope whoever wins really enjoys it! Thanks to both of you for entering.

  7. Oh i would love to enter!
    I am following.
    I follow on twitter
    Oh and if i can travel back in time, it would definitely be the 50's!!! I would love to travel back to the 50's and wear bobby socks and poodle skirts hahahaha!!
    Following on Book Quotes.
    Thanks a ton

  8. I loved this book! It is difficult to follow but oh, so worth it!
    I won't enter because I own the book, but yes, FANTASTIC Giveaway!

  9. 1> I follow on Google and I follow on Twitter

    Time Travel? Ever read the book Summer House by Jude Deveroux? I would love to travel like that. In that book the women were able to go back to a point in there life when they chose a direction for their life. The time travel part came when they were able to go back to that choice, and take the other option (ex. the boyfriend they let go, a poor marriage choice, a decision that hurt someone etc...) When all was said and done and they had experienced the road not taken they were able to choose... keep the life they currently have and wipe out the memory of the time travel, keep current life and time travel memory... OR take the new life they expereinced and wipe out all current memories of their current life....
    Great. Now I want to read the book again... LOL

  10. ...remembering so many things as he waited, and wishing he had always been as good as he had intended to be.

    Great quote

  11. I would definitely love a chance to win this book. I've been wanting to read this, and now seeing that a movie is coming out makes me want to read it more.

    + 1 = new follower
    + 1 = new follower on Twitter (sharon54220)

    + 1 = comment
    If I could time travel, I would want to go back to the 50's. I love the 50's era, and plus the fact I was born in 1956.

  12. I follow here of course, and on Twitter (Phtgphygrl)..

    and if I could travel time I would most definitely go back to the 1960's and experience the hippy movement and all the things that changed society forever.

  13. oh I forgot my book quote..."it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye", the Fox from The Little Prince.

  14. I am a follower.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  15. Left a comment on previous entry.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  16. Follower of Twitter.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com


  17. If I had the ability to time travel, I would love to see my high school crush. He sat in front of my all through Economics class senior year and I never had the courage to say more than a hello. He was dreamy though, I wonder if he still is?

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  18. Would love to win this! I've tried to get a copy interlibrary loan from the local library system and all 30+ copies are out and the wait list is like 13 people long! I'm a follower and read the updates in Google Reader!

  19. I've been wanting to read this, but the wait list at my library is over 100 people long.

    I'm a follower on Twitter, too (@rockin_robin).

    I think the 60's would be an interesting time to travel back to. Or maybe the 20's.

  20. I'm a followed and need to read this book before the movie!


  21. *I'm already a follower.
    *I commented on the future plans entry
    *If I had the ability to Time Travel (and could of course control it) I would choose to go back to myself as a child and speak candidly about making the right choices. The right choices for myself as well as for others. I realize that the decisions I made in my life both right & wrong have led me to where I am today, but wow. Could you imagine telling yourself what places to make minor changes to benefit you future.

  22. Hi ! I'm following you ! :)
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

  23. I am a follower.=]

    I left a comment on an entry a few days ago.=]

    If I could time travel I would want to visit too many times. I would want to meet Anne Frank and go to england in the 17th century among many other things!

  24. +1 New Follower..
    +1 Follow on Twitter (BurtonReview)
    +2 Time Traveling Question:If I could time travel then I would love to be a courtier at the court of Henry VIII, but certainly not high up there in the courts so that I would get my head chopped off. I would like to meet his second wife, Anne Boleyn and have a sitdown discussion with her heart to heart. (*"RUN FAST")
    Thanks for the opp
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  25. I've heard so many great things about this one. thanx 4 the heads up at bookblogs.ning.
    If I could go back in time I would like to go to England and see Queen Victoria crowned. There's something about Victorian England that just calls to me.


    I'm a follower

  26. No need to enter me as I've read it and LOOOOOOVVVEED it! Can't wait for the movie!

  27. Enter me please. I am a follower and your friend on twitter(bbricke)

    bbricke AT yahoo DOT com

  28. I follow!

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

  29. I posted a comment on Hello There Readers

  30. I follow on Twitter: VickiLN

  31. If I could time travel, I'd go back to the 60's. I love love love the clothes, music etc. from that time.

  32. Following on Book Quotes
    My favorite book quote is:

    When I get a little money I buy books.
    If any is left
    I buy food and clothes.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  33. I'd love to win a copy of this book. The book and film previews that I've seen have tempted me enough to want to involve myself in this story. If I could go back in time, I would like to be an observer of my mother and father throughout their very brief courtship and marriage, which lead to a lifetime separation and a lot of unanswered questions.

  34. Please enter me in your giveaway, I've heard so many good things about this one. I commented on the Fahrenheit 451 review as well.
    And if I were to be able to time travel back, I'd probably travel to the ancient Egyptian era, as I'm really fascinated by it. I'd love to experience the culture and to see how the pyramids were built.

  35. Thanks for commenting on my review! I'm glad you liked it.

    I will agree with you on Niff's bluntness. I liked how she portrayed the realistic struggles that Clare and Henry go through, like any married couple. Too many movies and books just focus on the fluff, rainbows, and lollipops. I found the bluntness to be refreshingly honest.

    Please enter me in your giveaway; I do have my own copy of this book, but would love to give this to my mother if I win. Oh yeah, and I am a follower, too. :)

  36. Oh, and if I could time travel? Put me in Italy during the Renaissance. So much beauty, and thicker women were accepted as normal, as opposed to being too skinny.

  37. No problem Kitten. Glad you agree with us! And ha yea I wish life was still like that, nothing wrong with a little junk in the trunk.

  38. I am a follower. Please enter me in your give away. Would love to read this book. Thanks!

  39. I borrowed this book from a friend and am currently reading it. BTW, is the giveaway open internationally? :)

  40. I am following on Blogger and on Twitter (nfmgirl)

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  41. @ Austen yes it is open internationally so if you are across the seas then feel free to enter. Thanks to every one for signing up far. This is the last day to enter the contest so make sure to tell your friends before time runs out.

  42. I am following. Come follow me. :)

  43. I'm a new follower of your blog and on Twitter. @FleurDeMar.

    For me, time travel would consist of going back to Tudor time or 1700's France. I love everything about the past and history, especially the clothes!

    martinack_75 at hotmail dot com

  44. I'm a new follower

    +2 If I could pick a time to return to, I would like to be alive during the 20s - visiting NY and Shanghai. It's always seemed like a glamorous time.

    Thanks for the entry!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  45. I am new follower
    I am following you on twitter
    If I could time travel I would like to live in the 1800s in England, I think it would be very cool.


  46. Found this just in time! I've been meaning to read this, and I refuse to watch a movie (that's based on a book) unless I read it first.

    I'm now a follower on here (+1)

    and your blog of favorite quotes(+1).

    By the way, can I recommend a book to find quotes in? I loved the enthusiastic writing in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Creepy, slightly disturbing, yes. But amazing I think. Example: "She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita…" I'll use that for my quote entry.

    I'm also now following you on Twitter(+1). (sambgood)

    I left a comment on your review of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. (+1)

    (+2)Time-Travel answer:

    I'd go back to the time my parents first met (cheesy I know). Slightly before that, though, so I can finally know what REALLY happened. I want to know their whole story, not bits and pieces. From what I found out so far, it seems crazy, interesting, and delightfully secret.

    Thanks for the entry!


  47. Thanks for the heads-up about the comments-- I'll try to figure out what's wrong. Sorry I've been absent. I've been sort of taking a summer break.

    BTW, if I had the ability to time travel I would go back to the time that I gained the ability and stop it. I don't recall ever reading a story where the ability to time travel turned out to be a good thing-- more likely that it's the conflict itself trying to be resolved. If there was no such thing as time, then there would be no such thing as stories. If there was no such thing as stories, then life would suck, and we would need to find a new hobby.

    I think that's a total of three entries for me ;)

  48. PS: I thought that the Time-Turner in P.O.A. was the weakest element in the series...Why couldn't someone just go back and whack Voldemort?

  49. I would love to win this book. I am a new follower. I also am a new follower on twitter (kherbrand)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  50. I follow

    I left a comment on your t-shirt post.


    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  51. I'd love to join the contest! :)

    I'm a follower.

    I commented here http://goodbooksinc.blogspot.com/2009/04/prongs-7th-review-pride-and-prejudice.html?showComment=1249299216648#c7460546687348798755

    I followed you on twitter (issalovesedward)

    If I could time travel, I'd go back to all my funny and clumsy moments and have a good laugh (since I was probably too humiliated to do so at the time. LOL.) :p Or maybe I can slap myself during those times when I went ahead and did all sorts of "love"-induced stupid things. :)


  52. I follow your blog!


  53. I want to win this book so much! Please enter me!
    I commented on another post...the one where I congratulated your winner I think Robyn?

    I just signed up to follow...how can that be? I have you on my blog list but didn't follow?

    If I could time travel, I would want to go to NY about 1910 so I could watch my dad come from Greece through Ellis Island as a young boy and follow his interesting life that I am trying to write a book about. He died years ago and so it is hard as he isn't here and his last brother died last month so nobody left to ask questions of. But the stories of his growing up, shining shoes to help support his family of 11 kids when he was just 13, helping Lucky Luciano (I see you reading THE BOOK! The Godfather!) to place bets at the horse track--my dad would just take Lucky's money and go down and place the bet and then get a nice tip if he won. And finally to see how this scamp of a young man was able to get my classy, church going, close knit family mom to fall for him and get married. I just think that would be amazing to live in that time and see what their lives were really like now that they are both gone and I am left to wonder!

    Well, that's my entries--I guess it counts for 4..and not to influence you, I promise, but I nominated you guys for the BBAW Best Collaborative Blog...you guys rock!

  54. I commented on the Chicken Dinner winner. :)

    I posted the last day of this on my MckLinky at LHD. Thanks.


  55. Hey folks... I am sorry if there was any misunderstanding, but the contest ended on Tuesday Aug 4th. The next post (winner winner chicken dinner) was announcing the winner of the book. Just a few days late! Sorry about that

  56. I had this book and lent it to someone while I was reading a differnt book and I never got it back!

    I'm a follower, a new one!
    Thank you!



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