Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spring Semester Giveaway!

Already buying a library's worth of books for the new semester? Here's some back-to-school support!

Chicken Soup for my Grad Student Soul Giveaway!

A $25.00 Amazon gift card!

Want it? Need it? Here's how to enter:

1) Is there a book you're dying to get? Leave the title in the comments (or, if you're like me, a list of potential titles!) and you're entered.

2) Followers are automatically entered, so if you're a follower and you leave a comment you'll have two entries.

3) I need some way of getting in contact with you if you win, so don't post anonymously!

4) Check back on Sunday, February 6, when I'll announce the winner on the blog! Then you can get me your contact information by emailing me (link is on my profile page).


  1. Holly Case, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War I (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009).

  2. Cassman, Vicki. Human Remains: Guide for Museums and Academic Institutions. Alta Mira Press, 2008.

    And, I have your piggy done! We need to coordinate a time for me to drop it off to you.

  3. This really should have been on my comps reading list:
    1. Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques by Jill Salen
    2. Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg (Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series), Linda Baumgarten (Author)
    3. Patterns of Fashion 1: 1660-1860 [Paperback], Janet Arnold
    4. Costume in Detail: 1730-1930 [Paperback], Nancy Bradfield
    5. Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail [Paperback], Lucy Johnston
    6. Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart
    7. Historic Costumes and How to Make Them by Mary Fernald
    8. Costume Close Up: Clothing Construction and P... by Linda Baumgarten
    9. Whatever Shall I Wear? A Guide to Assembling a Woma... by Mara Riley
    10. Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 1: Underga... by Frances Grimble
    11. 59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns by Kristina Harris
    12. Empire Fashions by Tom Tierney
    13. English Women's Clothing in the Nine... by C. Willett Cunnington

  4. Hope this list doesn't dirty up your blog too much lol

    1. White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South by Martha Elizabeth Hodes
    2. Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America by Thomas A. Foster
    3. Suspect Relations: Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina by Kirsten Fischer
    4. Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699 by Roger Thompson
    5. Sexuality in Medival Europe: Doing Unto Others by Ruth Mazo Karras
    6. Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook by Conor McCarthy
    7. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by Estelle B. Freedman
    8. Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Lisa M. Bitel
    9. Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia 1730-1830 by Clare A. Lyons
    10. Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (Society and the Sexes in the Modern World) by Kathleen M. Brown
    11. Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820 by Susan E. Klepp
    12. Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 by Cornelia Hughes Dayton
    13. Rape and Sexual Power in Early America by Sharon Block
    14. Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

  5. Might as well give this a try :)

    I need:

    1. "Recentering Globalization: Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism" by Koichi Iwabuchi

    2. "hutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generatio" by Michael Zielenziger

    My e-mail is annika(@)

  6. I really want to read Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. He is my fave!

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

  7. Rss feeds follower

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

  8. I'd really love to read Daniel Tammet's Born on a blue day someday :). (I hope the giveaway is international :F)

  9. Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel (Paperback - Feb 10, 1995)

  10. American Pastoral - Philip Roth
    Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson
    Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem

  11. There are so many books I want to read. Right now, I'm looking forward to reading Something Like Hope

  12. I always have a never-ending list of books that I want....

    The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy
    The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    Your Voice In My Head: A Memoir
    Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

  13. I've been wanting to get "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell

  14. I have a list of books I would love to read.
    Among them are:
    1.One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
    2.Rowan Purelife Winter Collection Book By The Each
    3.Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives

    Many more but this is a sampling.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  15. I'd just finished Girlbomb by Janice Erlbaum and I'd love to read Have You Found Her.
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

  16. I'd love to get "The Fry Chronicles."

  17. Need to pick up "The Blind Assassin" for book club next month.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. I want to read Gideon's War by Howard Gordon.

  19. So so many... I have 200+ titles in my amazon wishlist. But I think the first one I'd get would be: The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World by HH Dalai Lama

    grad.claud AT mycleaninbox DOT net

  20. lolita! i get most books from teh library, but some you want to own.

  21. Is this sad? I'd love to have Page Maps 2 (for scrapbooking)! I'm a librarian, and there are so many books I'd love to read; but, I like to get them from the library! Thanks for the giveaway! I'll become a follower. Your blog looks like fun!

  22. One book I really want to read is Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  23. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer would be an interesting read!

  24. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Revised Edition): Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

    That's my pick!

  25. On the Road


    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Hughes064 [at] gmail dot com

  26. I want the book The Best Homemade Baby Food in the Planet!

    Started making my girl baby food and would love to have a reference book of recipes!


    1. Monday - Morning broadcast

    2. Tuesday - ???

    3. Wednesday - School wide read in (9:30 - all call 30 min of reading)

    4. Thursday - Buddy reading day

    5. Friday – Dress up as your favorite character day/school parade?

    The books from the book drive will be donated Hawthorne school in Everett (low income school, high homeless population), each student would get a book, all extras will go to classroom or school libraries.

  27. I want to read "The Gift of Fear"

    Lynsym at gmail dot com

  28. I'd like to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I have been wanting to awhile... but haven't got around to it.

  29. i want to get the seven habits of highly effective people. My friend wants me to read it with her!

  30. i follow via gfc

  31. Love in the Time of Cholera, it's been on my list for awhile
    gsyed1120 at gmail dot com

  32. The Help and My Name is Mary Sutter.

  33. What a fun giveaway, thanks. I actually have on going on here, Shooting Stars Mag, and here: if you're interested in winning something yourself! LOL

    As for a book I want to read...oh gosh, so many, it's hard to think.

    Bossypants by Tina Fey when it comes out, I know that one!

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  34. I want to read and own Martha Stewart Wedding Cake book. mageenadilah at gmail dot com

  35. I felt bad about posting earlier because I am not (yet) a poor grad student.. but there are still books I'd like to read! A short list:

    _Writing and Renunciation in Medieval Japan: The Works of the Poet-Priest Kamo no Chomei_

    _A Brief History of Sexuality in Premodern Japan_

    _On the Road_

    ..and many others! :)

    (kmcnelly2 AT gmail DOT com)

  36. The Help by Kathryn Stockett!

    melissa.tan527 (at) gmail (dot) com


    i love sewing books, thank you for the chance to win the means to buy some when i am broke xxxxx

    lovelylittledeer at

  38. I've read really good reviews on Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Would love to read that! Thanks!

    gagaslab at gmail dot com

    I'm a GFC follower (Pink Sade)

  39. I keep a lending library and have wanting to add
    The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (use to have a copy but it was never returned)
    The Birth Book by Dr. Sears (I have one copy but really need an extra since this is checked out a lot)
    The Doula Guide to Birth- because, come on, I'm a doula.

  40. Oh my goodness, there are SO MANY books I'd like to read. I would love to read Rupert Everett's autobiography "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins", but also "Wicked" and a romance or two to warm up on cold, winter nights. :)

  41. I want the book shiver, I have a ton of others but thats the one I really want right now.

  42. I am a follower

  43. I am wanting a copy of Hunger Games, and Marc Del Franco's newest Conner Gray book.