Read away, read away, read away

By Mir
September 12, 2009
Category Contests

Our friends at Hachette Book Group are at it again—this time we’d like to introduce you to writer Anita Shreve, acclaimed novelist with fourteen books under her belt, including an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Her latest, A Change in Altitude, is being released in just over a week. To celebrate, we thought we’d give a copy of it to five lucky Want Not readers.

But wait, there’s more! One lucky reader also gets a year’s supply of Turtle Wax! Except not really. In addition to a copy of A Change in Altitude, one lucky Want Not reader will also receive an assortment of other Anita Shreve novels, including Testimony, The Last Time They Met, The Pilot’s Wife, and Fortune’s Rocks. That’s enough to keep you in reading material for quite a while, methinks.

Want 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 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, September 13th, 2009 to be entered. Winners to be determined by random number generation and words per minute.

(Oh—and this has nothing to do with the contest, but—we got the dog. I’m totally in love.)

Ready to win some great books? Go!


  1. I need some good reading material. Thanks!

  2. Love new books – pick me please!

  3. Woo! I love books AND dogs. But I’ll just take the books, if possible. 🙂

  4. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

  5. i <3 books!! pick me, pretty please!

  6. Yes, please! And congrats on your new family member!

  7. I want to hear about the dog!! I so love dogs. I like to read too.

  8. Just the books please, dogs make me sneeze!

  9. Thanks!

  10. Would love to read something new. All the best with your newest addition!

  11. Oh books. Yay!!!

  12. I need some new books!

    Oh, and post on WCS soon, please?

  13. Yay on the new dog! I can’t wait to hear more about it and see pics! (Oh, and thanks for the book opportunity, but I think the dog is pretty nifty! And apparently I really love exclamation points, too!) *winks*


  14. books!!!!!!!!

  15. I need new books!

  16. yay books!

  17. Love books!!!!

  18. This could be reading material for the whole winter, thank you!

  19. I loved The Last Time They Met. And The Pilot’s Wife. I’d love more – and I’ll share them! Thanks!

  20. I want books. I want to snuggle and cuddle and give special yummy doggie treats to your dog.

  21. Books are great! Pick me, oh random number generator

  22. I love reading – thanks!

  23. Books are good. Dogs are good. Mir is good. 🙂

  24. Wow! Anita Shreve . . .Love her!

  25. Congrats on the new doggie! And I would LOVE these books!

  26. I’d love to sail away with tons of great reading material. Random Number Generator can help me out with the reading material. I’ll get started on finding the sailing part. Thanks! And congratulations on finding the right dog for your family!

  27. Congrats on the dog (we just wubwubwub our widdle doggie …. yes, that’s how I talk to our pit bull)

    I adore Anita Shreve! Well, it’s not like I *wub* her, but her books are fantastic!

  28. Great!

  29. I’d like to win! I’ve been looking for a book to read that isn’t about Ramona Quimby.

  30. Yes please!

  31. going on a cruise. I need new reading material

  32. I would love this prize!

  33. Congratulation on the new member of your family! I would love to adopt a dog. Unfortunately, I have terrible allergies, even to the “hypoallergenic” breeds.

  34. Sweeet! Me please!

  35. I love to read, free books are great. Enter me please 🙂

  36. OOOHHHH….would love new books!

  37. With winter in Wyoming coming there is nothing nicer than a good book, hot chocolate and a nice warm fire.

  38. Always excited to read a new author I haven’t read before! Congrats on the new family member!

  39. books are good things. and congrats on the puppy!

  40. Thanks for the chance at the books. Can’t wait to hear about the dog!

  41. I love a great book!

  42. Love to read!

  43. Grats on the dog! And new books are always welcome!

  44. Yay books!

  45. I’d love some new books! I love to read!!!

  46. This sounds great!
    Congrats on the dog–I hope it works out this time.

  47. Thanks Mir!

  48. She is one of my favorite authors, I would love this, thanks!

  49. She’s one of my favorite authors too- great giveaway!

  50. I love Anita Shreve, The Last Time They Met is my all time favorite, the ending is a real shocker.

  51. Books books I love books.

  52. oh i can always have more books!!

  53. We read her book “Body Surfing” in our book club last month and I’d love to try some more of her work.

  54. I would love some new books!

  55. I am out of reading material and re-reading some of my favorites. While this is a good thing, having something new to read would be a very good thing!

  56. Great for fall travel – thanks!

  57. I love books, love Shreve and would love to win this one!

  58. I am out of new books too!

  59. Books! Yes, please! Congrats on the new addition!

  60. Can I JUST get the turtle wax? I kid, I kid.

  61. Books?! I love books!

  62. Please pick me!!! I love to read!

  63. I love Anita Shreve’s books — particularly The Pilot’s Wife and Light on Snow. I would LOVE to read her latest!

  64. Love books! Thanks for the chance to win her latest. Congratulations on your new addition.

  65. Me! Me! Pick me!

  66. Love to read

  67. Tossing my hat into the ring. And good luck w/the new-to-you dog!

  68. I’ve often looked at The Pilot’s Wife and wondered if I’d like to read it. Good luck with the dog!

  69. I love to read! This is an awesome prize!

  70. Oh, me please! I love books!

  71. Would like to win.

  72. Thanks, Mir!

  73. Oh boy! I will share them with my mom and neighbors!

  74. Hooray for you getting a dog! 🙂
    And…I love Anita Shreve! I’m feelin’ lucky today!

  75. i loved the pilot’s wife and i need something new to read!

  76. I love books!! 🙂

  77. A readers dream 🙂

  78. I would love some new reading materials!

  79. Boooooooks! I always need more books!

    (congrats on the dog!)

  80. books are always good prizes

  81. Books! Yay!

  82. I love books!

  83. Congrats on the dog! I have loved the Anita Shreve books I have read, so more would be great!

  84. I could use a good book – I’ve got many plane trips in my near future. Thanks!

  85. I love to find new authors! (At least, new to me!)

  86. Always need another book, and will pass it on!

  87. I love free books.

  88. I’m a big fan of ol’ Anita already. Hope I win the new book!

  89. Me!

    Now, which dog?

  90. I love to read!

  91. Dog! Yay! Oh and books, yes of course.

  92. Bummer, no turtle wax? Oh well, guess I’ll just read a book.


  93. Love to read especially free books since I am in “career transition” aka laid off. Anyway O GREAT RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR PICK ME……

  94. I LOVE Anita Shreve! I hope I win! What kind of dog did you get?

  95. Trivia:I went to High School w/Anita Shreve and sat beside her in band. I love her books.

  96. I would love some new books to read. I want to hear more about the dog too.

  97. I lurve me some good books! Thanks for the contest, Mir!!

  98. We already have 2 Golden Retrievers, so no more dogs, please, but I’d love to hear about your new family member! Oh, and the books would be fabulous, too.

  99. Always in the market for some good books to read.

  100. Loved pilot’s wife and love to read – yay!

  101. I always enjoy Anita Shreve’s books!

  102. Yes, please!

  103. cool giveaway!

  104. I love Anita Shreve novels. In fact, I just finished Fortune’s Rocks. Congratulations on the newest member of your family!

  105. Anita Shreve is an amazing author! I’d love to win this.

  106. Loved The Pilots Wife, and could use a few new books to read!

  107. would love to read it!

  108. Congrats on the dog! I do love to read!

  109. I am always looking for a new book!

  110. This would be wonderful!

  111. I would LOVE to win this. I’ve read The Pilot’s Wife and it was great.

  112. I can’t get enough good books… and good recommendations!

  113. oh please!

  114. You got a dog? Have fun! And I could use some new reading material, thanks.

  115. Pick me! thanks.

  116. The books all look pretty good!

  117. Sounds intriguing….

  118. Shreve’s books are always good for a big cry!

  119. Book junkie needs a fix!!

  120. Congrats on the dog! Thanks for the chance on the book.

  121. I would love to win some fresh reading material. Thanks for the chance to enter, Mir! 🙂

  122. Count me in. Yay on the new puppy!

  123. I love Anita Shreve. Sign me up!

    and…..congrats on the dog!

  124. I was REALLY wanting the Turtle Wax, but I guess if I have to settle for books, instead of something that would require me to work, I will! 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear about the dog!

  125. looking forward to dog posts! Pick me for the contest, though.

  126. I always enjoy Anita Shreve!

  127. Perfect combination.

  128. pick me.

  129. would love to win this!

  130. So cool!

  131. I loves me a good book or four!

  132. Sweet! I like to read a lot. My book club read an Anita Shreve book a couple years ago, but I was in hospital and missed it 🙁

  133. I’d like a new book or four. 🙂

  134. Reading is fundamental!

  135. I’ve read the others already – please just enter me in the single book giveaway!!

  136. Exciting! I love books!

  137. Wurf!

    Thanks for reminding me that some Anita Shreve is on my “to read” list, whether or not I get some free-book goodness.

  138. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  139. I would love the books. Thanks! Enjoy your new baby!

  140. Hooray! Books!

  141. Congrats on the new dog. I’d love to win, as I think the hold I put on her new book will take quite awhile to be available at my library.

  142. Me Please

  143. I love Anita Shreve!

  144. This sounds wonderful. And congrats on the dog. Pictures please 🙂

  145. Oh, I could use a good read…though I may have to put it off till the end of the semester!

  146. Hmm books! Good books!

  147. I need somethingto read other than reearch for my dissertation! Help me!

  148. I love her and would love the new book!

  149. Pick me please!!

    P.S. Congratulations

  150. With my kids at school all day..i need some new reading material!!

  151. THanks! Jessica

  152. Love Anita Shreve! My Mother in law and I will totally enjoy!

  153. Will the generator pick me today? heres hoping 🙂

  154. Yay books!

  155. I always love books

  156. Nothing better than a good book!

  157. Books are awesome!

  158. Definitely ready to win some books!! The doggie is adorable, btw!

  159. Please enter me in your contest! Thanks.

  160. Yay books! If I win this, my house will never be clean again…

  161. Congratulations on a dog you love! That’s wonderful news. I’m so excited for you! (please enter me in the contest, also, but Yay! A Good Dog!)

  162. I’m ready to win!

  163. I love to read!

  164. Does the dog chew books?

  165. Love Anita Shreve. Hope I win.

  166. So happy the dog worked out! And I’m always game for new books.

  167. love love love your site!!!! love anita shreve too! pick me pretty please!!!

  168. I would love a new book!


  170. Oh! Books are always welcome in my home!!!

  171. In my home, I’ve run out of books to read. I’d love to win this contest! Thanks 🙂

  172. i’d love some more books to read!!

  173. Pick me! 🙂

  174. Please pick me

  175. I’d love some new books to read!

  176. Yeah! Thank you.

  177. I have been scouring for some good reads! Neeeeeed these!

  178. What could be better than reading! Pick me, please.

  179. me!

  180. Mir,
    How generous you are!!!

  181. Love the Shreve! Wishing me luck…

  182. I’d love it!!!

  183. I like books!

  184. Book me!

  185. Yes please!

  186. Sounds like a great deal! Today’s the first day I’ve been on your site. I like your style.

  187. Count me in!

  188. I know i’m a bit out of it because I’ve never heard of Anita Shreve before, but the book sounds so intriguing! I love a good read, so count me in!!

  189. Congrats on the new family member!! I’ll take some free books to celebrate! 🙂

  190. They look great!

  191. I’d love to win some books!

  192. Books are a great prize to win! Thanks for the contest!

  193. Congrats on the new pup!

  194. Lucky you for getting the dog. Lucky me for winning the books. (Speaking it into existance, you see)

  195. I love books! congrats on getting the dog

  196. Wow, Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors. It would be awesome to win!

  197. I would love to win this!

  198. Please pick me random number generator!

  199. I love to read!!

  200. Yay for puppies and yay for anything book-related (especially FREE book-related)! Thanks for the chance to win.

  201. Books? They’re my favorite activity. Book is a verb you know. 😉

  202. I would love some reading material too:)

    Never commented or tried out for a contest; but this was too tempting to resist! 🙂

  203. new Anita Shreve book AND a dog? Score!

  204. I love anita shreve, I’ve read a few of those but not all and would love to get my hands on the new one, thank you!

  205. Sounds awesome!!

  206. Oooh, books!!! Pick me!! And congrats on the dog!!=)

  207. I’ve been searching for my next good read. I’d love these!

  208. Fortune’s Rocks is on my all time top 10. And Sea Glass. But somehow I have not read through the full catalog. Count me in, if I win! Can’t wait to meet the dog.

  209. The librarian needs something to read!

  210. I need some new reading material. Pick me please!

  211. I’m always a fan of finding new authors to enjoy!

  212. I haven’t had time to go by the library in forever…would LoVe to win this giveaway!

  213. I’d love to win. Random number generator, pick me!

  214. Great giveaway…thank you!

  215. What an awesome prize! I hope I’m a lucky winner (finally).

  216. Please enter me and squeeze the doggie too.

  217. shreve is one of my favorites

  218. I love to read!

  219. I promise to read to my dog!

  220. I adore Anita Shreve’s writing. A wee bit sad to learn I cannot win Turtle Wax to go with my books, but alas not waxing a car will allow me more reading time! Congrats om the new dog. Thank you for giving me this fabulous chance to win.

  221. I could definitely use some new reading material. Thanks!

  222. Yay for dogs and books!

  223. I really could use a few more books! 😛

  224. Congrats on the dog!

    I’d love to win these books – I really enjoyed a Anita Shreve’s earlier books. Winning her new one would be sweet!

    Thanks, Mir.

  225. I could use some books to add to my collection!

  226. i love to read! this is my lucky number, i know it!

  227. I love her books. Haven’t read a few of the ones you listed. Count me in please!

  228. Ohh! I love her, and I don’t have those ones!

  229. Please add my name to the hat!


  230. I love to read! Please don’t leave us hanging on the dog. We need details!!

  231. I always need more books to read!

  232. Yay books!

  233. Thanks for this chance. I’d say that dog WAS a bargain if he makes you all happy!! Life is short.

  234. I love to read a good book! However, I’m not familiar with the author so if you think the story is a big romance or something that a guy just would not enjoy, then when my lucky number is drawn, you can pick someone else. But if a guy would like it, send it on! 🙂

  235. Oops. Never mind! 🙂

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