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Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fools Giveaway #10 (CLOSED)

We'll end the day on a very happy note.



A few months back I let y'all in on a little deal that the author of The Strictest School in the World series, Howard Whitehouse, made concerning his books. Now, I have a set of these books to giveaway to one of you today, but the original deal that Mr. Whitehouse offered was - and IS - this:

He is offering autographed sets of the three books for $15 (plus $6 for mailer and stamps.)

The books are "The Strictest School in the World : Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken" (2006) - a Victorian prison break tale set at a boarding school involving flying machines and pterodactyls. (See my review HERE.)

"The Faceless Fiend, Being the Tale of a Criminal Mastermind, His Masked Minions and a Princess with a Butter Knife, Involving Explosives and a Certain Amount of Pushing and Shoving " (2007) - in which a master criminal plans to kidnap loveable-yet-deranged Princess Purnah, with Sherlock Holmes, a Belgian Birdman, and an elderly dog. (See my review HERE.)

"The Island of Mad Scientists , Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland, Involving Many Marvels of Experimental Invention, Pirates, a Heroic Cat, a Mechanical Man and a Monkey " (2008) - where our adventurers are pursued madly, and a whole collection of Victorian scientists (some real, some not) and held captive. (See my review HERE.)

I opted in and replaced my set of books with an autographed set. Now I'm that much cooler. (And you can be also. Because if I jumped off a (reading?) cliff, you would follow me, right? Right?!)

Today I'm not only happy to say that the offer is still open (so if you didn't take advantage of it previously, you still may) but that Mr. Whitehouse as offered to giveaway a complete hardback set - autographed and all! - to one of my readers here at Reading to Know.

In order to win this hardback set of books?

Simply leave a comment below! This contest is open to U.S. residents only and will be open through Thursday, April 7th.

Extra entries:

* Blog about today's April Fool's Giveaways and earn one extra entry per contest. (Make sure to leave a second comment for that extra entry!)
* Become a "fan" on Facebook. (Because yes, I've stooped to Facebook!)






Also, don't forget (!) that you can purchase a set of these books directly from Mr. Whitehouse. To make arrangements to that end, please e-mail him at – professorbellbuckle (at) yahoo (dot) com

Happy April Fool's Day! I hope you have had (and are having) fun with these very for real contests. Happy Reading, all!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS #50 - STEPHANIE @ SIMPLE THINGS

53 comments:

Bluerose said...

I've had these on my want list since last time you blogged about them!

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Bluerose said...

I blogged.

Bluerose said...

I liked you on facebook.

Shonya said...

WOOT WOOT!!!! Don't count my comment as an entry b/c I bought my own copy, but we LOVE this series and I'm so excited that someone will get a free copy! :)

Alicia said...

Wow! How clever and original!

Alicia said...

Blogged about the giveaway event!

Alicia said...

fan of FB!

Krista said...

Of course I would like to get these for my boys! ;)

Krista said...

FB fan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaways- always looking for new books to share with my kids.

artandjen at juno.com

Jen N

Beth said...

These would be a wonderful addition to our family library.

Beth said...

I became a fan on Facebook.

Sarah said...

The books sound interesting.

mattnsarah.pfeifer@gmail.com

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Okay--so I was just thinking that Amanda should try AGAIN. Or in fact, maybe I'll do them as a read-aloud.

I have the second two, but one is missing the jacket, and I don't have the first one. Am not sure what happened to it. . . .

Page Turner said...

Wow! You have really pulled out all the stops today!

Page Turner said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Sky said...

No I want these!
SIGH.

Dani said...

I would love the chance to add these to our library :)

Dani said...

FB fan

Todd and Julie said...

Hi! I found you through Amanda's blog...thanks for the cool giveaway! It's always great to have new reading material for my husband and I to devour (we read aloud to each other at night).

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

A little above my son's reading level, but since I have boxes of books "to grow into" I might as well add cool ones like these!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I included your contests in Friday's post on my blog.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I'm a FB fan!

Annette W. said...

Not an entry bc I already jumped off that reading cliff with you!

debbie said...

I would love to have these books.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

I am a FB Fan!



alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

I have blogged about this great event!


alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tricia said...

We'd love a set of these. Thanks for the fun day.

Jennifer said...

Wow, sounds like something I need to read.

transformedgeneration[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jennifer said...

I blogged about this great giveaway!

apple blossom said...

thanks for the giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

giveaway posted on my blog

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaways-popping-up-all-day-today.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Olive's mum said...

I would love to own one of these! thanks for the giveaway, I'm now a subscriber of your blog

Lisa writes... said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Kimberly said...

These look great! Thanks.

Linda Kish said...

Sounds great. Count me in please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

How fun!

rubynreba said...

I'd love to win this set! Thanks!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Like you on facebook
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Amy said...

I just found your blog so this is my first time hearing about these books. They sound interesting and as a mother to some reading lovers, I love to have them!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Well, I don't think I would "fallow" you but I might "follow" you off a book cliff. :) I'd love to add these to our library for my growing readers to enjoy in a few years.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Books. Reading to Know. Facebook 'like.'

Wehaf said...

These look awesome; count me in!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Well, seeing as I never bought us a set of these books, add me to the list!

Anita Yancey said...

These books would be great. Love to win them. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Carol M said...

I'd love to win these for my grandsons!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Hannah said...

These have been on my 'to be read' list for a long time. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

Better late than never!

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

Times two! :)

Nancye said...

Great books! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I like you on Facebook

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Jen S said...

Hi Carrie! I am so glad I finally checked out your blog! I can't wait to try out some of your suggestions. These titles sound interesting/fun!

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