As some of you who read me at some of my 57 other handy internet locations already know, I have this friend named Joshilyn. Joshilyn is an awesome person and a dear friend, but she also happens to be a best-selling novelist, which makes her extra-sparkly. I very much enjoy hanging out with her and eating chocolate, but I also enjoy reading her books, because she’s kind of an awesometastic storyteller.
And you know, I run contests, and Joshilyn writes books, and one day she got her chocolate in my peanut butter and we realized that, hey, now that The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (her latest novel) has come out in paperback, I should totally give it away here on Want Not! We are smart. (Also: Mmmmm… peanut buttery chocolate….)
So here’s today’s contest: I am giving away three signed copies of Joss’ awesome The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, suitable for gift-giving, hunkering down with on the beach, or just tucking in with you when you need a little nighttime reading. Joshilyn will happily inscribe each book however you like. (True story: When I asked Joss to sign her first novel for me, she wrote “Shut up, I’m THINKING” on my arm.) (She signed it later.) (Yes, there may have been a little wine involved.)
Three author-signed copies up for grabs! Make your friends and family believe you waited in line for hours at a book event, and/or that you and Joss are totally BFFs! It’s up to you, if you win!
For a chance to win, first go read the contest rules and regulations, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 Pacific) on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 to be entered. Winners to be determined by random number generation and ability to correctly pronounce “Joshilyn” (Hint: the “h” is silent).
You guys are too cute. 🙂
Hooray for books! Hooray for another great giveaway! Thanks, Mir!
Love her books!
gotta love GA girls who write!
Oh I love a good book. Pick me mr. number picker!
Count me in.
Can’t wait to read it!
Would love a good book!
I love that you two are so supportive of each other. And I love to read! We all (can) win!
loved her other book! would love to win this one.
Ooh, me me me me! I love a good book!
Ooh, now I’m entered in two places! ANYthing we want inscribed? 😉
Always looking for a new book to read and a new author to follow
Looks like a good book! Yes…I’m judging it by its cover! :o)
I am always on the lookout for good books – here’s hoping I snag one!
Sounds like a great read! Thanks Mir!
I do love a (free) summer read! Thanks for the chance!
The beach and a good book…what more does anyone need!
Oohhh, lots of beach vacations this summer…random thingy…pick me 🙂
Pick me! Pick me!
Awesome! Jesshica (also a silent H)
I would love to read it!
Michele (who doesn’t think her H is silent because the C needs it)
I love reading new authors!!!
I love her books and have been wanting to read this one as well.
This would be great!!
This would be perfect to read this summer
I’d love a copy!
I always need a good book to read!
you can never have enough books
Pick me! I love a good book!
What a great contest…thanks for sharing your friend with us!
I need some new books! YAY for great novelist friends 🙂
Great giveaway…I love a good book!
Ooh! I love good books. So, has Joshilyn ever asked her parents why they felt the “h” was necessary if it was going to be silent? 🙂
FYI — My middle name is Lyn. Icannot tell you how many people tell me my parents spelled it wrong!
Would love to check out a new author. Thank you!
You have awesome friends. I’d love to read this story.
sounds great! the cover is nice too.
does that matter? why, yes! i think it does!
thanks, mama for a great giveaway
I’d love a good summer read!
I’m always looking for a good read.
I haven’t been able to successfully get through a book since my daugther was born 14 months ago, but I would love to try with this one!
Bring on a new favorite author!
Pick me! Please!
Hope I win!
If I don’t win, I will be forced to pay *gasp* full retail price!!! 😉
I love to read, and I’m actually looking for new authors right now. If I don’t win, I may have to buy the book anyway.
I read entirely too fast, so new books never last in my house more than a day or two. I have been forbidden from bookstores for the sake of my bank account… all that to say I would love a new book!
Great contest, Mir. Thanks!
Definitely need more summer reading!
I am NOT entering the contest, just sticking my nose in here to say that this book was WONDERFUL – haunting, poignant – there are scenes that are with me still (and I have major mommy brain) – I won’t deprive anyone of the chance to read it – even for a autographed copy!! I <3 Joshilyn Jackson and Mir!!
Uh… Jeanmarie – by posting there to say you’re not entering the contest, you just entered the contest. Just like I just did!
Oh pick me pick me! 🙂 I need a few good books to read. I would love to find a new author I enjoy.
Sounds like a great summer read!
Are you Joce’yn me? Free book?! Woohoo!
I’d love the chance to try a new book & author! 🙂
I need a good summer book to read!
It sounds like a good book… got my fingers crossed!
Oooh, the book sounds great! I want one!
I love books. Pick me, pick me. I’ll have to check her books out regardless, but pick me…#60!
I’ve been wanting a book to read that won’t generate overdue library fines….
Looks like a good one!
Woohoo! I’ve loved her other books, so I’d love to win!
I *love* books.
Sounds great – thanks for the chance!
Sounds fabulous! Looking forward to reading it.
OMG, just in time for some fantastic summer reading! Count me in!
Oooh! I have this one on my Amazon wishlist, I love her books!
woo! i’m always looking for something new and awesome to read!
I need a good summer read!
I love her books! Would adore a signed copy!
Ooohhh, I’m looking for a good summer read!
I need a good book to read! 🙂
Fun!!! Pick away!!!
I need a book, thanks for the chance!
There’s nothing like relaxing outside with a good book!
Wonderful author. Please pick me.
Please please please! JJ rocks!
I love to read.
Oooh, I am in, please pick me!
Loved Gods in Alabama!
i’m always looking for a great new read!
I’ve been needing a poolside read. And signed too?! Too much.
Have a 9 month old, so definitely could use a good book to read in my ever-precious me time!
I’ve heard great things about her stuff from a coworker and could not for the life of me remember where I first heard her name…now I know! Puh-leeze pick me :).
whoa… i’m a bookaholic, so this would ROCK.
I am anxious to start reading this book!
Hope I win!
Sounds like some summer reading to me!
Please pick me!!!
I am going to be purchasing this if I can’t get it for the fantastic, Want Not-approved price of FREE!
Oh my goodness! Gods in Alabama saved me from a two hour delay that became eight hours in O’hare. I love these books.
I’d love to read it.
Yay for free books! Count me in, I would love to read it!
A librarian can never have too many books (at least that’s what I tell my husband).
Can’t go wrong with free books.
Looks good! I love to read.
I would love to read her book!
I love a new author, please pick me! 🙂
Always looking for a new favorite author! Thanks for the giveaway.
This number is a winner!
I just read this book and highly recommend it. It was so good and if you haven’t read Between, Georgia you must. It is so unbelieveably great!
Thanks for a great author recommendation- I’d love a signed copy! 🙂
I always love a good book!
Autographed books rock, especially one of hers!
It looks like a great read!
Hooray for summer reading!
I’ve love an autograph with a book attached!
I really enjoyed Gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia and would love to read this one!
I’d love a copy!
I would LOVE this book!
I WANT this!!! Haven’t been this excited about a contest in a while .. (well, that’s a lie…most of your contests appeal to me…) But I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this… Please?
luvvvvvvvvvvv Jos-lyn. ilov’er
Sounds great, please count me in!
Count me in!
I recently read and enjoyed Between, Georgia. I’d love to read her latest, too!
Let’s see if today’s the day!
I would love to read this book. Thanks.
I’m in on this one!!
I would love to read this, thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you for the tweet! I would love to win slash read this one!
There’s nothing better than a good book!
I need a good summer novel!
Mharci (also with the silent h.)
Sounds wonderful. I would love to read Joshilyn’s book.
I love reading and would love to read this book.
Tell her not to worry – no one can pronounce “Breann” either (Bre-inn, not Bre-anne)!
I need a good beach read! (And thanks for the pronunciation help… I’ve always wondered.)
I would love this book for my upcoming beach vacation.
pick me, pick me!
Oooh, how fun, I’ve been wanting to read this for a while.
I promise not even to call her Josh (or Joss which is more correct, I know, I read her blog too but I still won’t because it is too familiar and impolite. Even though I am a rude Yankee to OTHER Yankees I like to pretend to be polite to proper southern ladies).
Oh, a book! Pick me!
This would be awesome! Thanks!!
TOO COOL!! I love books but have a self-imposed buying moratorium until I finish the ones I have. Which, you know, doesn’t count if I WIN one.
who doesn’t like a good summer read?
Oh, I want one! I already actually have this one, but can always keep the signed one for myself and give the other away!
I love her books!!! And I really love her name, especially for the silent H. If I don’t win, I’m still going to buy it.
I’m always happy to find a new author to read!
Shut up! I am THINKING!
Dang it! My lisp is going to keep me from winning another perfectly good contest!
Count me in! I am totally a bookaholic!!!
I so need a new book!!!
As a book addict currently on a B&N diet due to the whole recession thing, a book that was free and did not have a due date would be wonderful!!!!!!!
My quiet deck and I need a new book!
OOOOH and AHHHHH to win this wonderful book! 🙂
me, me…and I am going to the beach in a couple of weeks.
This is my kind of contest!
I’d never say no to a free book.
Oh yeah. Bring it.
I’ve read all of her other books, but not this one. Yet. Because I’m totally going to win this one! Now. Shut up. I’m THINKING!!
Sounds like a fun read!
I need a good book!
Woohoo! I love a good book!
I loved this book and would love an autographed copy even more!
Summer reading! Yay!
Oh, I need a new book!
Pick me! Pick me! (Please?)
I loved Between, Georgia. I would love to read this one, too, but have put myself on a strict book-buying budget of $0 for a long while, so winning this contest would be fantastic! Thank you!
A good book to read on vacation?!?!?! Love this deal!
I am all about the summer reading – bring it on!
My middle name is Jocelyn, so I can make a guess at the pronunciation. And my older daughter is a passionate swimmer. Your random number generator is *so* pretty.
I say Oh Yeah!!
I love her books so much. A signed copy would be terrific!
I love books! Pick me!
I loved this book! Enter me please!
pick me I need to escape in to a book
I love books!
You have said so many wonderful things about this author and friend of yours. I’d love to give this new book a try!
I love some good reading!
I read the library’s copy, but I’d love to have a signed copy of my very own!
I’m always up for a good book!
Also, I gather from your subtle hints that you love peanut butter and chocolate…I just so happened to have a posted a delicious recipe for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies a few minutes ago…coincidence? I think not!
Would love this! Thanks!
I’d love to have a signed copy.
Oh! I love new books! Even if I don’t win, I’ll be sure to pick this one up.
Oh me, please!!!!
Wow, what a great contest! I do belive, I do, I do, I do, I do…believe I’ll be the winner!
I’d LOVE to win!
I am ALWAYS looking for a new book to read and a new author to love!
If it gets me extra points, I’ll even drive down to Athens and save you shipping!
I’m feeling lucky today… Also chocolate and peanut butter – mmmmmmm!
Ohhh, random generator, pick me please! I need a good book to read when I go with my husband next month to a conference and he will be in meetings all day and I be lounging by the pool relaxing with no kids! (You’re so pretty Mir!)
I always need more books to read so count me in.
Cool! Thanks for the contest!
A silent H, eh? That would certainly change the pronunciation of my name… Oh, and I’d LOVE to win another book from you. (Greatly enjoying Modern Spice!)
I puffy heart love reading and could go for a good book right about now!
Yeah. I was entry 210. I realized that the email on that entry IS NOT CORRECT. The email on this entry is.
always looking to try a new good book/author!
I’d love a copy!
Thanks for the hint, I have been saying it wrong in my head every time she is mentioned.
Always looking for another great book!
I’d love this, thanks!
I love her books. Count me in.
Books! Yea, books! Summer reading just in time for summer! How terribly clever of you!
Wow. It’s like a contest-erama up in here!
I just saw this book at Barnes and Noble and thought it looked awesome. I’d love it!
yay books! thanks mir!
I want to read her fun book!
I love books here. Thanks, Mir
I totally need this for when I’m at the beach this summer!
love books 🙂
Now this contest screams my name. I need a nice summer read!
I have read Joshilyn’s two other books (actually listened to audible books) and really, really enjoyed them. I lived in Georgia for eight years and have an affinity for Southern folks.
Ooh, a good one here!
Love her books!
ooooh…I adore Joshilyn! It was with her book, Between, GA, that I learned what Luna Moths were….LOVE her, LOVE HER!!!!
I found your blog and her blog independently of each other and sometime later realized that you knew each other. It was an odd feeling. Anyway, I love Joss’s books and the wonderful wit on her blog. I think her mental-speak and my mental-speak must be pretty similar from the way she capitalizes words in her sentences, as that’s how I would capitalize it in my head. Ummm…if that makes sense.
Anyway, how did neither of your think of this before?!
I love new books!
I will read it day and night, I will read it with all my might. I will read it here or there, I will read it anywhere. I will read it if my son lets me be! I will read it if you pick me!
Throwing my number into the pot, so to speak. Feed my book addiction and introduce me to your friend’s work!
SHE IS MY FAVORITE! I found you by stalking her I mean reading her blog, of course.
I would love to read this!
Want! Please 😀
Awesome! I can totally pronounce her name correctly.
Yay for books!!
Oh i just love a good book!!! Thanks for the chance.
I love to read…I am the girl who couldn’t stop reading.
I used to live in tiny Pace, Florida lol, I’m over the bridge now, but I love books. thanks for the chance
I need a good summer read.
I LOVE to read!! Pick me, pick me!
I need a book for my beach vacation! 🙂
The more books the merrier. Plus I love the name Joshilyn!
Please. And thank you.
I love a good book!!
Pick me! I love to read!
I could use a good book to curl up with!
Oh, yes, please!
I didn’t realize it was out! I’ve got a 16 hour car ride this coming weekend so I am getting the book! But if I win I will give my gently used copy to a friend. I’d be lying if I said I’d be nice enough to give the signed copy away! 🙂
Really, you are friends with her? that is so awesome. I love her novels, especially Gods In Alabama, it was the best book I read that year.
I love books and funny posts so I’m all set:)
Thanks for the giveaway. I love books and will share at paperbackswap.com afterwards. Thanks.
Great contest. 🙂
Nothing better than a great summer read…or a fall read…or a winter read…you get the picture : )
Now that I’m done with classes for a while, I’m looking for new things to read. Winning it would be even better!
Great author! Sign me up.
I need a good book! Please.
Always looking for fun reading while I’m with the kids at the pool. MKW
I’d love a good book to read at the beach. If I win, will you send me to the beach, too?
I could use a new book for the beach!
I really need another book to add to the stack by my bed. Seriously. 🙂
I’d love to have it to read over the summer!
You got me started on her books. Love ’em.
I will need to look for her books, but I’d rather just win one. I’m lazy that way.
I could use a lovely book for my upcoming trip to my MIL’s house in…SOUTH DAKOTA. Help me!
I’d love to read something other than a parenting magazine! Thank you both!
Great contest, and awesome author. I would love to win a signed copy. If I won, I would cherish it forever and ever.
I am a twin sister and although she introduced me to this author, and as much as I would love to win this book for myself, I hope that I am picked so I can give this book to her for our 43 birthday on July 27. She has been speaking of it for days, and I would like to return to her a little of what she has given me over our years…
Ohh. I could go for a nice new book to read at the beach!
You could make me the most McAwesome member of my book club!
Going to the beach and need something to read!
Sure. But only if my inscription says, “SHUT UP. I AM THINKING!”
This is a neat contest!
Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Thanks! I love hearing about new authors and would love to win the book!
285 – may just be my lucky number. Just like all the other 30 or so lucky numbers I’ve had when entering.
Srsly, I feel it. I do.
I’d love a new book.
This one wins!
In deserate need of something new to read
library students always need more books!
I admire a good author so much…..and LOVE it when I discover a “new” author that I like. Thanks for the opportunity….catchy title , right off the bat.
book me baby!
It’s been years since I’ve finished a book!!! Love to try though!
Always reading, would love something new! Thanks!
Sounds like a great summer read!
i’d love to read her new book!!!
Ahhh, books & summer (really, books & any day, time, season, etc. go together).
Sounds good to me!!!
Summer reading? A free book? I am in heaven!
Love a good book to take to the pool!
I love a good read. And if I win it will get passed around and talked about with about 20 hardcore readers…we love discovering new authors!
me, me, me, me……please.
Need a book for the summer!
I love to read!
Sounds like a great book!
Awesome! Pick me!!! I’m a teacher and only get to read during the summer- so I need a good read!!
I LOVE this book!! I’d love to give it as a gift!
I’d love to read it.
I need a good summer read!
i love new books!
Pick me! Pick me!
Ooh, I’m making my list of books to grab for exciting summer reading as soon as I’m done grading my last final, so consider me entered, please and thank you. 🙂
Is today my lucky day?
Sound like a great read.
Can always use a new book.
I would love to read this book!
Just got laid off going to have plenty of time for reading. 🙂
Cannot get enough of the summer reading material!
I adore books!
Pick me! Pick Me! I never win anything!
I would love to dive into one of her books!
I need me some summer reading!
A complete book addict here! I’d love it.
Books are our friends! Tell you brood the floor is no place for a book!
Very cool. Never entered a contest for a book before. I’m leaving for the beach in 3 weeks. Maybe I could read it there?
Would love to preview it for my book club!
Me pretty please.
Nobody loves a good book more than me!
Great giveaway! I would love a book, thanks!!
The “H” isn’t silent if there’s wine involved.
This is awesome. I am so totally in and would LOOOOOOVE this! Do you hear me oh-so-pretty random-number generator?
I would love something good to read!
I’d love to read this! Pick me, PLEASE!
Ooooh! I listened to Togwiss on CD, and have been wanting to get a hard copy to put on my shelf next to Gods and Between.
Pick em! Pick me!
Love her books!
I’d love to try out a new author!
She will inscribe the book however we want?? And you’re not even making us comment on what we’d want that inscription to be?
On the other hand, maybe that’s smart. We’re a rowdy bunch. 🙂
Oh Yes Yes Mir.. I am so excited.. I love to read..
I am always looking for something for me to read.
Another great book to add to the reading list… pick me, pick me!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hot Diggity! 🙂
Sounds great! Thanks!
I’m ready to win.
Ooh! I’ve already read it but need to read it again… and again… and can you tell her it’s about time for a new book? 😉
This looks good! Another book to add to my reading list. Thanks!
I’m ALWAYS looking for new authors to read. This would be the perfect opportunity. Count me in!
I heart books! Thanks for the contest!
I would love to win a book!
I’m so curious about the title.
Sounds fun, thanks Mir!
I am currently reading it, I love it, and I could give a copy to my dear friend with whom I swap books. So, yay!
Summer vacation = finally some time to read! =]
I would love this book, sounds great!
I’ve never heard of it, but I’d be thrilled to give it a try. Thanks!
Perfect read for the summer!
Oh goody, This sounds terrific!
would love this!
I literally JUST finished reading this book last night. It was unbelieveable. I love all of Joshilyn’s works!!
Oh, please, pretty Mir, pick me!!
I am never the winner of ANYTHING and I would SO love to read Joshilyn’s book.
OOoooo! I love to read! Books, specifically. And this looks really good. Thanks for the opportunity!
I’ll need a good book for vacation traveling….hours in the vehicle with 3 kids…..good times.
That would be wonderful!!!
Can’t wait to read it. I just finished a great book and have been looking for something new to top the last – this one looks like it will be it.
I love books!
Joss is all kinds of awesome and I would dearly love to win her book! 😀
Looking for a new author to read. Pick me please!
Love a great book!
All I’ve been reading lately is books on cars and Once Upon a Potty, thanks to my two-year-old. I could definitely use a girlie book. Thank you both!
Who doesn’t love a good book? And I need one!
I love her books!!
mmmm…chocolate & peanut butter
Looks like a good book…..sign me up!
A book? Just in time for summer? Yes please!
I’ve already read this book. I loved it and would really like to have my own copy!
Is the h silent when drinking is involved?
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
I’m not afraid of swimming, but I’d love the book.
(No, I haven’t been drinking myself. really).
Ooh, I took that out from the library after you mentioned it on Woulda Coulda Shoulda, and I loved it! I would love to have a copy for my very own!
a beach book..nothing better, except maybe a winter book to cuddle by the fire with.
thanks for the contest!!! would love to win–RNG pick me please
need a good summer read – yay!
Yes, please. I need a read for my trip in 3 weeks!
A great read for me!
Need a good book to read!!!!!
I am totally in need of a new book to curl up with by the pool!
I would love a new good book!
Ooh, looks like a great book! Thanks for the contest, Mir and Joshilyn!
I love books! Me, please random number generator!
Oh, I’d love to win this one… thanks!
I want one please!!!! I need a good, fun summer read.
I need a good book.
I feel it. This one wins.
Me, me, please pick me!
I can’t wait to read a book that isn’t a textbook!
I could use a new book to read.
I soooooooooo lovvvvvve books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is an obsession.
Beautiful cover – love the colors!
i would love to put this into my summer reading list!
I appreciate the opportunity for the chance to win.
I freakin love Joshilyn’s books. I bow to her awesomness.
Wow, Pretty Mir, I haven’t put in for one of your contests in a long while. This is an awesome one! I love books! Thanks for the opportunity!