Monday, February 16, 2009

Contest Monday: President's Day Edition

Happy President's Day everyone! I'm enjoying my three day weekend, and I hope you get to have some fun today too. To celebrate, I'm doing Contest Monday a little differently this week. This time I'm giving away TWO paperback children's books: Don't Know Much About the Presidents and Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady.

About the Books (From Amazon.com): Don't Know Much About the Presidents- "Which president was also a movie star? What happened five days after the Union won the Civil War? What food did Americans think was poisonous until Thomas Jefferson ate some? Hail to the chief! Here's your chance to learn all about the presidents' important political achievements, their nicknames, hobbies -- even what kind of foods they ate. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fun facts and cool quotes into his signature question-and-answer format. Who knows? After you learn so much about the presidents, maybe you will want to run for office someday, too!"

You can also read my review about this book for more information.

Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady- "Michelle Obama has been by her husband's side throughout his historic presidential campaign, a dynamic personality whether she is delivering speeches or hitting the dance floor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Follow the story of a hardworking girl growing up on the South Side of Chicago and how she has inspired our nation to believe in the American Dream that her life exemplifies. In her own stirring words: America should be a place where you can make it if you try. Written by David Bergen Brophy, this in-depth biography captures the heart and soul of the First Lady behind the campaign for change."

On a side note, does anyone else think this cover makes her hair look too big for her head? Maybe it's just me...

How to Enter: To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post, and tell me which book you'd like to win (Obama, Presidents, or both). Or, if you can't leave a comment, send an email to shadyglade (AT) mail (DOT) com with the subject line "President's Day Contest" and include your name, your email address, the correct subject line, and which contest you want to enter.

How to earn Extra Entries:

  1. Post about the contest on your blog or website. Post a link in the comments, or email the link to me.
  2. Become a follower of this Blog (post a comment to let me know).
  3. Come up with and post your own Contest Monday (post a comment with the link).

Rules: The contest is open until Monday, February 23, 2009 when the new contest will be posted. Everyone in the US and Canada is eligible, even if you've won a contest in the past. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. One free entry per person allowed. See above for instructions to earn extra contest entries. Questions? Post a comment or email and ask.

Good luck to everyone! I'll announce the contest winner on Tuesday, February 24. Look for an announcement tomorrow to find out who won last week's contest.

If you're feeling patriotic, both books are available on Amazon.com:

19 comments:

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I'd like to win the president one! Thanks for the contest. And I'm also a follower.

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deltay said...

I'd love to win either one.

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I'm already following this blog :)

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Tisa said...

I'd love to win either or both! :) First choice would be the president's book! Thanks!

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Heather said...

What a fun prize! I love the Obamas and would love to read both books!

susan said...

Please enter me in the contest. I'd like the Obama book. I work with young girls. Having this in our library would be a huge asset.

susan said...

I'm already a follower. I've linked the contest.

Laura said...

How nice to see a nonfiction giveaway! I'd love to win the Michelle Obama book.

trishtheconqueror said...

Thanks for having this giveaway. I would like to win the president book. I blogged about this contest: http://savingmoneyideas.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/book-giveaway-links/
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

valerie2350 said...

first choice would be Obama, but I'd like both :)

valerie2350 said...

follower

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MJ said...

I'd love the president one.

Karin said...

The presidents book sounds interesting--

llkent said...

Michelle Obama's book would be interesting. I really admire the job she has done so far.

windycindy said...

Hi, I would be a happy camper with either book. Many thanks for the chance to win! Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your site!
Many thanks..... Cindi
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Beth said...

I would pick Don't Know Much About the President but would also be happy with the Michelle Obama book.

Donna said...

I would like the president's book.
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Donna said...

I am following.
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