Saturday, October 30, 2010


Despite getting some bad press lately, Thanksgiving embodies the idea of being grateful for what we have and for other people. This November, YALR Blogs wants to spread the joy and show our readers and fellow bloggers how grateful we are for all the support we've received.

We're also collecting donations for Kids Need to Read, sponsoring literacy among all children.

For our big Thanksgiveaway November giveaway you can enter to win one or more of the following prizes:

  1. a signed copy of Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
  2. a signed copy of Glass, by Ellen Hopkins
  3. a signed copy of Virals, by Kathy Reichs
  4. Fall Goodie Basket (contents to be announced after the contest is over)

You can enter for all of the prizes. You can only win one book, but everyone has a chance to win the Fall Basket, even if they've already won a book. There are several ways to acquire contest entries:

  • leave a comment on this post - this is the one required item to enter to win and constitutes one (1) entry.
  • blog about this contest +3 entries
  • tweet about this contest +2 entries
  • be a blog follower +1 entry
  • be a twitter follower +1 entry
  • make a donation (via YALR) to Kids Need to Read - $5.00, +6 entries; $10.00, +15 entries; $15.00, +20 entries; $25.00, +35 entries (Higher donations can be made and will receive entries based on the amount and entrants will also receive special acknowledgement as well as YALR swag. Higher donations will also be automatically entered into our big December giveaway unless a prize is won in November.)
  • donate gently used books +5 entries per book
If you would like to donate books, you need to include your name, age, address and the name you used to comment on this blog entry (for verification of official entry). Books should be mailed to:

A. Vilate
P.O. Box 541812
Houston, TX 77254

To donate to KNtR, use this paypal link:

An official email will be sent to you confirming your donations and entries.

The contest deadline is November 25, 2010. The contest is open internationally. If a winner is under the age of 17, they must have a parent or guardian claim the prize.

Good luck!

~ Vilate


  1. This is a great giveaway :D
    Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies.
    Can you please enter me for all of the prizes.

    I'm a GFC follower (.Ambur.) +1

    Thanks again for the chance to win.
    ♪♫ Ambur

  2. Great giveaway.please count me in for Clockwork Angel and the Fall Goodie Basket

  3. +1 GFC follower

  4. +2 tweeted

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  6. +1 twitter follower
    +2 retweet
    +1 comment
    Going for Virals! :)

  7. oh Virals!

    reignofstars AT

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  9. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! My first choice would be Virals. :)

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower
    +1 twitter follower (@365DaysReading)
    +2 tweeted:

    = 5
    Email: 365DaysReading(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway :D I would love to enter for 2,3,and 4 :)

    +1 twitter follower @ramen_addict
    +2 I tweeted:!/ramen_addict/status/1770101254651904

  11. Thank you! Please count me in for all of them.
    +1 GFC follower.

  12. Oh great contest! I would love to win any of them.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  13. This is a great giveaway! Thanks! Count me in. :)

    +2 tweeted contest:!/maidenveil/status/1831875177877504
    +1 - blog follower via GFC
    +1 - twitter follower (@maidenveil)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  14. Great books girl!

    +1 comment
    +2 tweet about this contest
    +1 blog follower
    +1 twitter follower

    5 total and my book choice would be VIRALS!

  15. Don't enter me. Just wanted to say I found your blog and I am happy I did. Keep pumping out great reviews.

  16. Great titles... I've been meaning to read Ellen Hopkins, here's my chance!

    1+ Comment
    2+ Tweeted
    1+ Blog Follower
    1+ Twitter Follower

    I'm SO glad I found this blog, I'll definitely be checking in!

  17. Wow! Y'all have some great books to giveaway. I'd be pleased to win any of them.
    I'm happy to be a new follwer of this blog. I've been looking for new blogs to follow.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff.
    1+ comment
    2+ retweeted
    1+ blog follower
    1+ twitter follower

  18. Thank you for making this contest international! :D
    •leave a comment on this post +1 entry.
    •be a blog follower +1 entry
    •be a twitter follower +1 entry

    Thank you for this chance! ^O^

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Thanks for this awesome contest! I want to read all those books, and gift baskets are my fave! =)
    +1-Blog follower
    +1-Twitter Follower-ferretvamp14


  20. Comment +1
    Twitter follower +2
    Tweeted about contest +1
    Donated $5 +6

    And all the books sound wonderful! Thanks for running the contest!


  21. +1 comment
    +1 blog follower
    +1 Twitter follower
    +2 I tweeted!


    I'd LOVE to win Glass!

  22. Thanks for spreading the good word about awesome YA Lit. :)

    +1 comment
    +1 twitter follower
    +2 I tweeted