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Election Giveaway! Win a Box of Books!

Time’s up! The winners are:

Lisa from Books Lists Life

Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit

iubookgirl from Reader for Life

Janet F. from Pleasure of Reading

George L. from The Thirty Year Itch

Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you for your mailing addresses.

Hachette Book Group is giving away ANOTHER BOX OF BOOKS.

Hachette Book Group has taken the opportunity to put together a nonpartisan mix of 11 books (one book is not pictured) they hope will give readers some food for thought and guide you through to the voting booths on Election Day.
 
Election Selection Prize Package:

1. Mike’s Election Guide By Michael Moore
It’s a great year to be an American and a voter. Don’t miss out on MIKE’S ELECTION GUIDE – the indispensable book that belongs in every American’s back pocket this season.
–         Also available as audio book
            ISBN: 9780446546270

2. The Preacher and the Presidents By Nancy Gibbs
Also by Michael Duffy. Reveals how the world’s most powerful men and world’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.
–         Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9781599951041

3. Hard Call By John McCain
In Hard Call, acclaimed authors John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions in history by telling the remarkable stories of men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions.
–         Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9780446699112

4. The American Journey of Barack Obama By The Editors of Life Magazine
Covers the candidate Barack Obama from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention.
            ISBN: 9780316045605

5. Goodnight Bush By Erich Origen
Also by Gan Golan. A hilarious and poignant visual requiem for the Bush administration.
            ISBN: 9780316040419

6. Takeover  By Charlie Savage
Takeover tells the story of how a group of true believers, led by VP Cheney, set out to establish near-monarchical executive powers that, in the words of one conservative critic, “will lie around like a loaded weapon” for any future president.
ISBN: 9780316118057

7. Her Way By Jeff Gerth
Also by Don Van Natta Jr. The first truly balanced investigation into the life and career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.’s masterful biography.
–         Also available as audio book
ISBN: 9780316017435

8. Dream in Color By Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
Also by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Often considered Congress’s Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.
            ISBN: 9780446508049

9. From Hope to Higher Ground By Mike Huckabee
In his insightful and plainspoken manner, Mike Huckabee carries hope to Americans and provides practical solutions to current problems in our nation.
            ISBN: 9781599951553

10. The Revolution By Ron Paul
In this book, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.
ISBN: 9780446537513
–         Also available as audio book

11. What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t
A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues
Jessamyn Conrad
The first and only issue-based nonpartisan guide to contemporary American politics.

 


Here’s how you can enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me whether or not you like to discuss politics. That will get you one entry. Anyone who doesn’t  do this will not be entered!
  • To get three more entries, post about this on your blog with a link back to this post.
  • If you don’t have a blog, email five friends telling them about this giveaway and cc me on the email so I know you’ve sent it. This will get you three more entries. If you have a blog and still want to email five friends, be my guest.

Sorry, rest-of-the-world…this contest is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

I will be drawing five winners, so have at it! Winner will be notified via email. Contest will close on October 15th. For reals, yo.

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38 Responses to “Election Giveaway! Win a Box of Books!”

  1. Contests, Giveaways & Whatnot « Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?

    […] Enter to win a box of 11 books, all relating to the upcoming election. […]

  2. Alyce

    I love discussing politics, for the most part. If people are nice about it, it can be quite an entertaining topic. What irks me is when people get nasty about it, and then don’t even have any facts to back up their arguments.

  3. wordlily

    Politics can make for a fun discussion now and then, but more often than not I get tired of talking about politics.

  4. Alyce

    I blogged about it here:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-book-giveaways.html

  5. Jen Forbus

    Hey Trish,

    I love to talk politics with people who are intelligent enough to listen to all sides of an issue and have a non-volatile sharing of ideas. People who simple shut you out if you disagree with their views or get hostile if you present a logical argument are ignorant and not worth my time to try to speak with. Unfortunately I’ve witnessed more of the latter in my years as a registered voter.

    I love this idea for a book giveaway. I’ll mention it over on my blog!

    Thanks, girlie!

  6. Tara

    I enjoy talking about politics with people who wish to talk, not argue. There are so many sides to look at, and I like to hear what influences people’s likes and dislikes about candidates and parties. Being a Canadian, I watched our debate the other evening, I wished I had had the opportunity to watch the French debates, but unfortunately did not. The platforms are drastically different from French and English which I find fascinating.

  7. sharon

    I like to talk about politics with my bf and his mom because we all get very passionate about our views.

  8. Debbie Nance

    I love to talk about politics, but I try not to….It always seems to end badly. Surely someone has secrets about how to talk politics without cause a riot?

  9. sharon

    darn cat messed up my comment!

    I blogged about it here:
    http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/2008/10/election-day-contestwin-box-of-books.html

  10. Jess

    I totally love discussing politics with my friends, since this year’s election is turning into a circus sideshow. Then again, only one of my friends is a devout Republican who apparently never understood the differences between Plan B and RU-486, so thing are truly entertaining.

  11. Chris

    My girlfriend spends a fair amount of time laughing over the vice presidential debates, and so we tend to enjoy discussing politics over ice cream.

  12. serena

    I will put your giveaway in my sidebar today.

    Yes, I love discussing politics, though not on my blog because that is for book discussions mostly. I rarely have time to discuss politics because my husband–dare I type it–is an apathetic voter who only votes because I make him and is disinterested in politics. Most of my friends are similar or refuse to debate or discuss politics. I always loved heated discussions about politics.

    I may email 5 friends about the contest as well. Thanks for hosting it…these books are right up my alley.

  13. Alicia

    I like discussing politics with people who are willing to have a reasonable dialogue. With certain people I know it is best to avoid the subject completely. I majored in political science in college, so I find the topic endlessly fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway!

    bluebyrd24 [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. Dawn - She Is Too Fond Of Books

    Trish – I enjoy *discussing* politics; when it heats up to *debating* politics I call it quits.

    There are several people with whom I “agree to disagree”, but we still have a calm exchange of ideas. Others, we don’t raise the topic!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. Janet F

    I like to discuss politics only if there is sharing and not arguing.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Janet F

    I blogged your giveaway here:

    http://pleasureofreading.blogspot.com/2008/10/election-giveaway-win-box-of-books.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Anita Yancey

    I really don’t like discussing politics. Most people get so angry when you do. Every one has different ideas and opinions, and I guess I just don’t want to make them mad. So I keep my opinions to myself.
    ayancey@dishmail.net

  18. Jeane

    I used to hate talking politics, because I never knew enough, and it always seemed to turn into an argument. But with this election, I have for once enjoyed discussing things with my husband and my neighbor.

  19. Darby Lohrding

    Personally I do not like to discuss politics, yet with some of these books under my belt I’d certaintly feel better equiped!
    When talking politics, there are so many areas that are unclear (grey), I mean depending on the day a canidate might be for or against a certain stand.
    Thank you for this give-away!!
    Darby
    darbyscloset (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. janelle

    I do like to discuss politics…until it gets too hot that is….

    thanks for the great giveaway! my e-mail is on my profile :0

  21. Lisa

    I like to discuss politics with a very small group of people. I don’t blog about it except to urge people to vote. I do not discuss politics with my spouse, who is in the opposite political party from me. This is a great giveaway, but how’m I supposed to read them in a month??

  22. Judy

    I am a kind of news addict and probably listen to CNN approximately 6-8 hours a day. I love talking politics with anybody who wants to talk about it and I enjoy it so much as I beleive I am well informed on what’s happening in politics on a daily basis. I would love this box of books! Thank you.

  23. Alicia

    I absolutely LOVE talking politics to my family and friends – my whole family often has political discussions and most of the time we disagree…so frustrating!

  24. Alicia

    I also blogged your giveaway at my blog 🙂

    http://lookatmybooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/great-giveaways-of-weekend.html

  25. writemeg

    I enjoy discussing politics now with my friends and family more than ever — because I’ve really taken the time to educate myself about this election. As a young person, I was sort of made to feel as though I don’t — and couldn’t — have a legitimate opinion on “the issues” by older people in my life. Now, of course, I realize how ridiculous that is! And my world has been greatly opened!

    I would love to be entered 🙂
    meganlsnider (at) comcast (dot) net

  26. Shooting Stars

    I’m not big on discussing politics, but I know other people that are…I had a teacher that used to like too, a few people in my class last year, my sister and father…

    I blogged about this!

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/10/win-it-wednesday.html

    -Lauren

  27. bexadler

    Do I like to discuss politics? If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you I like to discuss politics a little too much. We had book club this weekend and I brought up several propositions that are on the November ballot and I could see in their eyes that they couldn’t believe I was bringing this stuff up even after three glasses of wine. This is why I first started blogging back in 2003 – so I had an outlet for my political angst without having to accost my friends at social events.

    Anyway, I’d love to check out these books. I’ve been wanting to read up a little about Hilary Clinton anyway and I see that there’s a book about her on that list.

  28. anne

    I discuss politics with people who have the same views, otherwise it can get ugly.

  29. Heather

    yay count me in! I LOVE to discuss politics… although I can get a little passionate at times (some might call it “bitchy” but I can call it passionate all I want :))

  30. mellymel

    Hi dearest, don’t enter me in the big gives because while I like to talk and especially WATCH politics, I don’t like to read about it.
    And you can bet I’ll be linking you up anyhow just because I like you. 🙂

  31. George L.

    I really enjoy talking/debating/ranting about politics, just check out my blog for proof! Thanks for the entry, I hope I win!

    I will mention this contest on my site, too!

    http://www.thethirtyyearitch.blogspot.com

  32. iubookgirl

    I enjoy discussing politics…as long as no one gets crazy mean in the process. I’d love to win this collection to help me bone up before the election!

  33. Carey

    I hate to discuss politics. While I have very strong opinions on the matter and follow political news closely, I am not fond of debate. My husband, on the other hand, loves to talk politics and will debate anyone who will participate! Go figure! I do, however, like to read about it. So please enter me!

  34. keyomi

    Hey…i love love love to talk politics. I love to discuss politics no matter what little chance i get!

    Inface i have won many prizes in debate compititons! This giveaway is truly calling at me! 🙂 (of sorts) please enter me in your fabulous giveaway.

    I have linked you on my blog. Check it out.

    Thanks.

  35. Kim L

    I love to talk about politics, especially with my husband because he’s the only one I tell exactly what I think about the candidates. To my friends, I say much more polite things.

  36. Vicki Wurgler

    I like discussing politics, I also like listening to talk shows to find out what the rest of the country thinks

  37. Donna I

    I love to talk politics, but at the library circ desk that’s not allowed. Can’t have taxpayers paying for electioneering in whatever form! I especially like to talk politics with my 19-year-old son who is as conservative as I am liberal.

  38. Christy

    I like to discuss politics as long as it is JUST a discussion ~ I hate fighting about who’s views are right or wrong.

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