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Nov 1, 2011, 11:45am Top

I'm just about to send the October notifications. Post here with your win, if you like!

Nov 1, 2011, 11:51am Top

I am THRILLED to win a copy of The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell. So excited about this one. Thanks LT!

Nov 1, 2011, 11:51am Top

Just found out I won The Secret Crown by Chris Kuzneski. Very Excited!!!

Nov 1, 2011, 11:59am Top

I won Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood! Very excited!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:00pm Top

Another winner here with The Chalk Girl! Very excited -- although I will have to scurry back to read the most recent Mallory book before tackling this.

Nov 1, 2011, 12:07pm Top

Woo hoo!! I won I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley. It is the only one I requested this month, and I'm delighted to get it. Thanks!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:11pm Top

I'm doing the happy dance! I snagged I Am Half-Sick of Shadows also!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:11pm Top

I won False Friends: Faux Amis, Book Two by Ellie Malet Spradbery. I enjoyed the first book in this series, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

Nov 1, 2011, 12:15pm Top

I won The Willpower Instinct. It looks very interesting!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:19pm Top

I was awarded One more river by Mary Glickman and I'm thrilled!! It's an e-book which I'm trying to Read more of them and it sounds like just the sort of topic I'll enjoy.
Now if I would just get my August and September wins I'd be over the moon!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:20pm Top

False Friends, Faux Amis #2! Perfect for my daughter, who studies French!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:22pm Top

I won The Western Lit Survival Kit by Sandra Newman!

Sounds like it could be amusing :)

Nov 1, 2011, 12:30pm Top

I got Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays - should be an interesting reference.

Nov 1, 2011, 12:34pm Top

Another Mallory fan here super, super excited about being chosen for The Chalk Girl!!!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:50pm Top

I am getting We all wore stars : memories of Anne Frank from her classmates by Theo Coster
This should be a good one!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:52pm Top

Nothing this month, but I'm still working on my review of my August book and waiting for my September book, so I'm not too upset. I hope everyone enjoys their reads!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:52pm Top

I won The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour! I am so excited to read this one :0)

Nov 1, 2011, 12:52pm Top

I am receiving The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix. Sounds like just the right book for this time of year!

Nov 1, 2011, 12:58pm Top

And another Mallory fan who is thrilled to have won The Chalk Girl!

Nov 1, 2011, 1:13pm Top

I'm getting Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. I'm a little behind on my Nordic writer's challenge, so this'll be perfect!

Nov 1, 2011, 1:20pm Top

Yay!!! The Secret Crown by Chris Kuzneski!!!! I just kinda discovered him and read The Lost Throne and loved it! So very excited to see if the fun continues. I like his writing style and his characters.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:26pm Top

I won Tolkien and the Study of his Sources: Critical Essays by Jason Fisher which makes me really excited!! I'm a big Tolkien fan and this was one of three books I requested this batch. I'm so glad I won, hope it arrives soon.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:31pm Top

I only requested one book - the Tamara de Lempicka one - and didn't get it (not terribly surprised - need to build up my books about art and artists and fictionalized biographies). But...if I do puppy-dog eyes, would someone who does lend it to me once they've read it? Or trade, I guess. I'll try to get my library to order it, but there's no guarantee there, with the major budget cuts.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:33pm Top

Psyched to be getting a copy of We All Wore Stars by Theo Coster. I eagerly look for anything about Anne Frank.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:43pm Top

Nothing. Nothing in September either. Never received July or August books. Marked them both unreceived. I thought that was not supposed to have a negative impact on whether you get new books. Harumpf.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:44pm Top

>25 melmmo: - It doesn't.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:45pm Top

I got the only book I requested: the sci-fi anthology Tales from Super-Science Fiction.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:49pm Top

We all wore stars by Theo Coster. Very Excited!

Nov 1, 2011, 1:53pm Top


It doesn't.

However, most of the books had more than a 20-1 over-requested rate; you had to be among the people with the very closet libraries to the book you requested to snag one. I didn't snag one, either. (I wasn't very surprised; I wasn't a terribly good match for either, so I'll just have to buy them when they come out.) Being in good standing with the program is a minimal baseline, not a guarantee of success.

Nov 1, 2011, 1:55pm Top

I'm getting All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson. Looking forward to it!

Nov 1, 2011, 1:56pm Top

Sixties Shockers I'm so excited!

Nov 1, 2011, 2:26pm Top

One More River by Mary Glickman was my win for the month.

Nov 1, 2011, 2:45pm Top

I'm so excited I got We All Wore Stars by Theo Coster! It was the only one I entered for this month because I wanted it so much I didn't want to take any chances on getting a different book. :)

Nov 1, 2011, 2:57pm Top

Wow ... another month, another book! This time it's Situations Matter by Sam Sommers.


Nov 1, 2011, 3:31pm Top

Switched !!! yay... I am feeling book blessed lately. Thanks so much!

Nov 1, 2011, 3:36pm Top

I'm getting The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times by Steven Travers. I requested it because my Grandfather was a Mets fan.

Nov 1, 2011, 3:36pm Top

I won Aging as a Spiritual Practice. Altho I must say that at 63 it's just really fun so far!

Nov 1, 2011, 3:36pm Top

I'm getting Switched by Amanda Hocking ! yay

Nov 1, 2011, 3:54pm Top

Much to my surprise and delight, I managed to snag The Western Lit Survival Kit by Sandra Newman.

I'm looking forward to it! It looks like it should be a fun read!

Edited: Nov 1, 2011, 5:41pm Top

I'm ecstatic to have won A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink. I've read her last three books and loved them. Looking forward to reading and reviewing A Temptation of Angels!

Nov 1, 2011, 4:36pm Top

I snagged The Very Picture of You by Isabel Wolff..I am excited. I haven't received my August or September books either. I am hoping they come soon. I really wanted to read those.

Nov 1, 2011, 4:42pm Top

Edited: Nov 1, 2011, 4:53pm Top

I'm getting Cultivores by Teri Louise Kelly.

It looks great and I'm excited to read it.

Nov 1, 2011, 6:15pm Top

I did not win anything this month. Better luck in November.

Nov 1, 2011, 6:44pm Top

Looking forward to The Western Lit Survival Kit.

Nov 1, 2011, 6:50pm Top

My first book win woooohooo ! Switched by Amanda Hocking is on its way to me yippy! oh sorry doing my happy dance over here.One thing I do feel bad about....my mail lady is going to hate me ...I have plans on stalking the mail lady every day till it gets here starting tomorrow lol .

Edited: Nov 1, 2011, 6:54pm Top

#46 Amy: Congrats! It's exciting, isn't it?

Nov 1, 2011, 7:16pm Top

I will be reading All the flowers in Shanghai and I am looking forward to a great read.

Nov 1, 2011, 7:42pm Top

I got Chrystallia and the Source of Light ! This is my first win too. I can't wait to start reading!

Nov 1, 2011, 7:49pm Top

Looking forward to "Robertson's Book of Firsts," from its description good to read in addition to being an argument-settler.

Nov 1, 2011, 7:52pm Top

Although I expected to be a lock for Five Chiefs, I didn't win that -- but won Developing Agility and Quickness so I'm not complaining.

Nov 1, 2011, 8:00pm Top

Cant wait to read your review of his latest book!

Nov 1, 2011, 8:01pm Top

I have read all of his books, am jealous of your win! ENjoy!

Nov 1, 2011, 8:01pm Top

I won Stein and Hemingway by Lyle Larsen.

Nov 1, 2011, 8:03pm Top

My comments were to those who won Chris Kuzneski newest book! I thought I was replying to there post sorry for my ignorance!

Nov 1, 2011, 8:13pm Top

I won Switched by Amanda Hocking! It's my first time entering, so I'm kinda surprised I won something. I'm really excited to get it though. :)

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Nov 1, 2011, 8:25pm Top

I won The Halloween Encyclopedia, 2d ed. by Lisa Morton. To be honest I don't remember requesting it, but the description sounds interesting, so okay :)

Nov 1, 2011, 8:27pm Top

I won The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix. I can't wait to read this one!

Nov 1, 2011, 8:39pm Top

I got Ghost Moon by John Wilson, to be honest it was not my first book of choice but I shall give it a try.

Nov 1, 2011, 8:40pm Top

lucky! I wanted that one

Nov 1, 2011, 8:54pm Top

I very excited to get Wine to Water.

Nov 1, 2011, 9:33pm Top

Awesome! I'm getting I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley. It's a great series.

Nov 1, 2011, 9:46pm Top

Nov 1, 2011, 10:48pm Top

I got Tolkien and the Study of his Sources: Critical Essays to add to my Tolkien Collection - an early Christmas present!

Nov 1, 2011, 11:02pm Top

After spending Halloween watching 60's horror flix, I was notified today that I would be getting Sixties Shockers. Yay!

Nov 1, 2011, 11:29pm Top

Excited to read Cultivores!

Nov 2, 2011, 1:22am Top

I also won The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell, very excited!!! YEAH:)

Nov 2, 2011, 1:55am Top

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood :)

Nov 2, 2011, 2:20am Top

I agree with you both Amy and bookwoman. Last month was my first win!! and I won another this month...the puppy that came for christmas! I've been stalking my mail lady too...is it here yet huh huh? I LIKE this!

Edited: Nov 2, 2011, 2:27am Top

>29 lorax: Lorax,

That's an interesting input. Didn't realize. Good to know. I've had a couple of wins now, and have been delighted. Have only been on LT for a couple of months, but am hooked, and this just makes it more fun.

Nov 2, 2011, 7:23am Top

I haven't been on LT for a few days now and I log in this morning to see I have a new comment. So excited to learn that I won Christmas in Sugarcreek by Shelley Shepard Gray. I forgot I had requested this book. Waiting patiently for the book to arrive.

Edited: Nov 2, 2011, 8:43am Top

I've been gone for a few months but managed to snag developing agility and quickness Super excited! Looking forward to some good workout ideas!

Nov 2, 2011, 9:55am Top

I won Aging as a Spiritual Practice. I'm looking forward to this! I have Ram Dass's book Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying and thought it fell short.

Nov 2, 2011, 10:15am Top

I will be getting Tolkien and the study of his sources. I'm looking forward to it.

Nov 2, 2011, 10:48am Top

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows! I took a chance only requesting one book but it's the one I REALLY wanted.

Nov 2, 2011, 10:48am Top

Nov 2, 2011, 1:00pm Top

Death Island! Three months of wins in a row!

Nov 2, 2011, 1:53pm Top

Yeah! All Different Kinds of Free by Jessica McCann Looks like something I will really enjoy:)

Nov 2, 2011, 4:20pm Top

I've won Switched by Amanda Hocking too! I'm so excited to win a book from such a great author! I can't WAIT to review and post this on my blog. :) http://teacherwritebookaholicohmy.blogspot.com

Edited: Nov 2, 2011, 4:45pm Top

I won All the Flowers in Shanghai but I don't wanna get too excited cuz September's book has not arrived yet.

Nov 2, 2011, 4:55pm Top

@81: But where will you put them all?

Nov 2, 2011, 5:58pm Top

I won Switched by Amanda Hocking. I'm really excited to start reading it.

Nov 2, 2011, 7:02pm Top

I am very happy to be receiving I am Half Sick of Shadows.

Nov 2, 2011, 7:32pm Top

I won Aging as a Spiritual Practice. And am quite excited about it....I work with the elderly....and as we all are aging...well....

Nov 3, 2011, 11:00am Top

>82 saltmanz:: Laffing -- So Shanghai is a Garden City?

Nov 3, 2011, 11:42am Top

I won False Friends: Book Two. I'm really curious about it. I hope it's good and won't make me want to stab my eyes out!

Nov 3, 2011, 5:11pm Top

I, too, won False Friends: Book Two by Ellie Malet Spradbery. It'll be fun review of my French and a good travel reference. Looking forward to getting it.

Nov 3, 2011, 5:47pm Top

After 4 1/2 days of no power, I came back to find that I won The last icon: Tom Seaver and his times. A lovely surprise!Now if only my September book would arrive.

Nov 4, 2011, 1:05am Top

English After the Fall by Robert Scholes

Edited: Nov 4, 2011, 3:22am Top

I got a copy of The Uninnocent which so far is really good, although I have to say, all the giant "Not for Distribution" on every page is getting a bit old. Also, the PDF doesn't seem to have even been run through spell-check, which is also kind of distracting. Anyone else having issues reading this on their Kindle?

Nov 4, 2011, 10:28am Top

I got the Jerry West book. I guess because I'm a B-ball fan. Can't wait to read it.

Nov 4, 2011, 10:28am Top

I won Switched by Amanda Hocking

Nov 4, 2011, 10:44am Top

I got All Different Kinds of Free - but it looks as if this book was originally published in March. Why is it on here? I thought the "Early Reviewers" were for books not yet published. Am I mistaken?

Nov 4, 2011, 6:03pm Top

I won The Last Nude by Ellis Avery. Looking forward it, thanks:)

Nov 4, 2011, 9:11pm Top

I won Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark. I am very interested in film studies, so am looking forward to reviewing it.

Nov 4, 2011, 10:47pm Top

Nov 4, 2011, 10:57pm Top


I got All Different Kinds of Free - but it looks as if this book was originally published in March. Why is it on here? I thought the "Early Reviewers" were for books not yet published. Am I mistaken?

That's the most common situation, but not a requirement. Some books show up on ER so that they'll arrive shortly after publication, and sometimes they'll show up for a paperback release -- there have even been a couple cases where the same book was offered more than once, for the hardback release and later for the paperback.

Nov 5, 2011, 12:36pm Top

Thanks Lorax. That makes sense.

Nov 5, 2011, 2:12pm Top

Five Chiefs headed my way! Thanks Jeremy and LT!!!!

Nov 6, 2011, 1:57am Top

Won a copy of Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. Also, I recived a Believer-in-Waiting's First Encounters With God I'd written this off as being a project that had been dropped by the publisher, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

Nov 6, 2011, 9:45am Top

No win here, but after winning in August and September, I'm not too upset about it.

Nov 7, 2011, 12:20pm Top

I won a copy of To Cry for Dakota by T.M. Hobbs. Looking forward to reading it!

Edited: Nov 7, 2011, 11:48pm Top

congrats to everyone on thier wins

Nov 9, 2011, 3:50pm Top

Congrats to everyone now comes the hard part waiting to receive the books we won. I look everyday sometimes more than once to see if anyone has received the copy of book i won...not a patient person..

Edited: Nov 9, 2011, 4:40pm Top

Won a copy of At the Mercy of the Queen: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. Looking Foward to reading it.

Nov 9, 2011, 5:21pm Top

Evidently I won "tempest" in sep bc it showed up at my door and I read it (it was good!) but it doesn't show in my books I won. I've reviewed it...any where I'm supposed to report an issue?

Edited: Nov 10, 2011, 4:56pm Top

@ Rbeelee Did you get at least a notice on your profile that you won Tempest: A Novel by Julie Cross? If not then you probably won it from either the publisher, because they had a sweepstakes to win 1 of 300 copies, or from Goodreads. I believe that the books for each giveaway were shipped about the same time.

Nov 11, 2011, 9:56am Top

malbebe Thanks that helps it wasn't on my profile.

Nov 13, 2011, 1:01pm Top

Interestingly enough, I have a comment for those waiting or still waiting for their book... my March win of The Profession finally came at the end of October! So channel a little Rose floating in the icy water and "never give up"!

Nov 19, 2011, 5:14pm Top

I won and just received Stein and Hemingway. A shuffle through reveals some good pictures. Looking forward to reading it.

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