Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell Out in Paperback + Giveaway!

The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie SandellThe Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell is a graphic memoir I reviewed last year—not only did I love it, but it sparked my interest in graphic novels/memoirs in general.

To celebrate the release of this book in paperback on July 12, Hachette is sponsoring a giveaway of 5 copies of The Impostor’s Daughter on my blog. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only (no P.O. boxes). I will accept entries until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, July 29. I will select the winners using Random.org.

For one entry, please tell me the title of one of your favourite graphic novels/memoirs. If you haven’t read any yet, let me know why you want to read this one. Please be sure to provide me with a way of getting in touch with you. Entries that do not answer one of these questions or do not provide a blog link or email address will be disqualified.

Other ways to earn entries:
+1 if you comment on my review of The Impostor’s Daughter (if you’ve already done so, that counts too)
+1 if you are a follower or subscriber (please let me know)

Best of luck!

32 comments:

  1. Ooh, throw me in the pot! The only graphic novel I've read so far has been The Complete Persepolis, and I enjoyed it. So many people rave about graphic novels, though, that I feel like I should read more of them, and I'd love to give this one a try. :)

    stephaniedekeyser AT gmail.com and I follow you with my handy Google Reader!

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  2. I love anime graphic novels (if they count).
    I am a follower and I commented on your review! My e-mail can be found on my blogger profile! http://www.blogger.com/profile/04439399868591953472

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  3. I love graphic memoirs - my very, very favorite is Blankets by Craig Thompson. I've been wanting to read The Impostor's Daughter for a while - thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    I'm a subscriber and follower. :)

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  4. I might be involved in a giveaway for this too, so don't count me in.

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  5. +1 I am a follower
    +1 I really enjoyed reading the Dreaming Series by Queenie Chan.

    cindysloveofbooks AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks for hosting this great contest Avis.

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  6. I loved The Arrival
    +1 I subscribe

    aksimmo at brainerd dot net

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  7. This would be my first graphic novel and I would like to win it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I've been curious about this one for some time, as I hear a lot of mixed reviews. I do love graphic novels, though! Some of my favorites in the nonfiction/memoir genres have been Embroideries and Chicken With Plums, both by Marjane Satrapi.

    I am a subscriber, so I guess that's +1 points!

    I think you have my email already, but just in case, it's amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  9. Please enter me in your draw because I love graphic novel memoirs. My favourite is Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. I've made a list of others that I like on the Edmonton Public Library BiblioCommons catalogue:
    http://epl.bibliocommons.com/list/show/69259556_quagga/69611608_graphic_novels_memoir_and_autobiography
    I subscribe to your blog in google reader. I also blog about my eclectic reading tastes: check me out at http://lindypratch.blogspot.com/

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  10. i read my first graphic memoir last year--fun home by alison bechdel--and enjoyed it. alas, i can't be entered in the giveaway for this book because we only have PO boxes here. :(

    i will check this book out from the library, though.

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  11. This was my first graphic memoir, too! Not sure about my favorite (that's got to be Persepolis although Fun House is trying to sneak in). I haven't read a true graphic novel yet (fiction) but hope to later this year.

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  12. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

    (for more graphic novel fun, try ANYthing with Joann Sfar's name on it. Love it all.)

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  13. As for graphic novels I like anything Batman, I haven’t read many memoirs but I did read Do-Over! By Robin Hemley and enjoyed it. I have not read any graphic memoirs which is one of the reasons I’m so interested to read this one.

    I’m a follower!
    And I commented on the review!

    Thanks
    Rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  14. I am really loving the Fables and Sandman serieses right now! I follow you w/ GReader.

    j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

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  15. The magical Life of Long Tack Sam is a memoir of the author's research of her great-grandfather, a Chinese magician. I'd love to read The Imposter's Daughter.
    danielle.zsenak(AT)gmail.com

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  16. I love anime graphic novels (if they count).
    I am a follower

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  17. I haven't read any graphic novels but I'm looking forward to reading this one.

    cams1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for this giveaway. It sounds fascinating. I have not as yet read any graphic novels but would wlecome this one greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I've never read a graphic novel, but I've read a lot of very interesting reviews of this book, which is why I want to win this one.

    I'm a follower of your blog

    autumn.crochet (at) gmail.com

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  20. One of my faves is The Watchmen. Hated the movie but loved the book.

    tclarkusa at gmail dot com

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  21. French Milk by Lucy Knisley - wonderful way to write about travels.
    vvb32 at yahoo.com

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  22. I've read several graphic novels for teens--two I really liked were The Plain Janes and American Born Chinese.

    cathe@simplynaturalbooks.com

    Also, I am a follower of your blog.

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  23. I came here via your post on LibraryThing. Please enter my name in your contest. I've never read a graphic novel and have no idea if it's something I'd like. Since you became a fan of the genre after reading this book, I decided to give it a try.

    molokaisurfer(at)gmail.com

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  24. I'd love to enter! I want to read this book because the synopsis sounds interesting!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  25. I haven't read any graphic novels yet but i have read several reviews of this one and looked through it in the store. I think the story is intriguing and I liked the graphics in this book. I would love to experience my first graphic novel with The Impostor's Daughter and possibly it will pique my interest in an exciting, new genre!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. +1
    I'm a follower via GFC and blogger/google reader.


    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  27. +1
    I commented on your wonderful review!


    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  28. One of my favourite graphic novels is Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  29. I love V For Vendetta.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  30. I follow on gfc.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  31. I would like to enter your contest. I have never read a graphic novel but have been wanting to read one. This sounds like a great first one!

    I am a follower!

    cherylbaryl@hotmail.com

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  32. Thanks, everyone, for your GN recommendations! I will announce the winners shortly.

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