August 24, 2009

A Geektastic Giveaway!

Geektastic - Stories From The Nerd Herd
By: Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Entire list (found here)
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Available: August 1, 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416

Buy The Book - Here!

What's Geektastic ~ Definition




About this book:

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

About the Cover:
(taken from web)

If you look closely at the cover of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Little, Brown, Aug.), you’ll notice that many of the avatars look exactly like M.T. Anderson, Kelly Link, Scott Westerfeld and other well-known writers. No coincidence, since the 20-odd writers on display on the jacket all contributed stories to the collection.

Thoughts:

I've heard a whole lot about this fantastic book and was totally blown away when I finally got to read it! This anothology covers everything from Star Trek to Star Wars and all that is GEEK in between.

At the end of each of the 15 stories told by some of the best names in YA, you'll find their cartoon "geek" self drawn with the author's bio in a "Speach Bubble" coming out of their mouths. Really cute. Laugh out loud funny and more geekiness that one can handle, there's something in this anthology for everyone! Each story is also separated by a full page comic!

This book will satisfy the inner geek in all of us, no matter what the age!

About the Authors:

Holly Black is the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. She lives in Masschusetts with her husband Theo.

Cecil Castellucci is the author of Boy Proof, Queen of Cool, Beige, and The Plain Janes. She is a writer, filmaker, actress, and singer-songwriter. She lives in Los Angeles.

Play the Geektastic Game - Here!

Read A Geeky Excerpt - Here!




GIVEAWAY!!

Ready to Get Your Inner Geek On?

Thanks to Alice of Little Brown Young Readers
THREE Of My LUCKY Readers Will WIN A Copy Of Their Very Own!!

Books will be coming directly from LBYR so there are two rules
You MUST Reside in the U.S. or Canada ONLY
Also, You MUST Have a Street Address that You Can Give Me IF You Win
NO P.O. Boxes
Please!

How Do you Win?
It's Simple!
You must follow me by hitting the FOLLOW button
that way I can see you and know you are one of my readers!

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+3 If you TWEET About This Giveaway
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If you have any QUESTIONS or Concerns, Please hit the "Contact Me" Button!
All Entries MUST Be In By Midnigh (EST) Sept 21st and
A WINNERS Drawn on Sept. 22nd!

Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!


Thank you ALL for Stopping By!
Without you, your comments and imput, this blog wouldn't
be able to continue to grow!

KISSES ~ XXX

63 comments:

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  52. Letting down their guard makes the geeks dressed up at the Star Wars Con seem more than human. It shows how the games are played at all costs with sneaky attacks when most vulnerable and underhanded alliances. This book reminds me of the emotional angst and high jinx associated with high school.
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  54. I'd totally love to win a copy of Geektastic, the authors are some of my favorites (like, Scott Westerfeld, Libba Bray, and M.T. Anderson).

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