Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 6 AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 6 AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!

(If you've been here before, scroll down for this week's challenge in red)

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!! In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete (see below). YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO ENTER!  Open Internationally.  Ends at 10:00 pm EST the following Friday!

If you are a blogger, and would like to do your own Second Hand Saturday, shoot us an email and we'll link up!  (ReadingTeen1 at

To see the book on Amazon, click the book name. To see our review (if we've done one) click on PBR for the Parental Book Reviews content review, or RT for the Reading Teen blog review. Good luck!!

Middle Grade

Middle School Confidential Books 1-3 by Annie Fox (PBR)   
Eragon (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Eldest (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (PBR)
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (PBR) (RT)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Mattimeo (library copy) by Brian Jacques
A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Summer Ball by Mike Lupica
Half Moon Investigations (library copy) by Eoin Colfer
Island Girl (library copy) by Sandra Byrd
Hoot (paperback) by Carl Hiaasen
Tuck Everlasting (hardback) by Natalie Babbitt
Nothing But The Truth: A Documentary Novel (paperback) By AVI
Triss (Redwall, Book 15) (paperback) by Brian Jacques
Holes by Louis Sachar

YA books +

New* The Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler (RT) (PBR)
New* The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (hardback) (RT)
New* Spells (ARC) by Aprilynne Pike (PBR) (RT)
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (hardback)
Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl 2) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl 3) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl 4) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
The Gossip Girl Prequel (hardback) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (PBR) (RT)
Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (PBR) (18 and over)
Thirst No. 2 by Christopher Pike (PBR) (18 and over)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (PBR) (RT)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (PBR
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (PBR)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (PBR) (RT)
The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes (18 and over)
What if....Everyone Knew Your Name (A Choose Your Destiny Novel) by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James
The Riddle by Alison Croggon
Evernight (hardback) by Claudia Gray
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Shack by William P. Young
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul:  The Real Deal by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber
Excessively Diverted (The Sequel to Pride & Prejudice) by Juliette Shapiro
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
 Pride and Predjudice (Paperback) by Jane Austen
Lord of the Flies (paperback) by William Golding
Life, The Universe and Everything: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 3 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 4 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
A Darkness Forged In Fire: Book One Of The Iron Elves (hardback) by Chris Evans
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (hardback) (PBR)
Kissed by Angel, Theand  Power of Love, & Soulmates by Elizabeth Chandler (PBR) (RT)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Tempted (House of Night 6) by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast (hardback)
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson (hardback)
Dark Visions by L.J. Smith (The Strange Power, The Possesed & The Passion)
His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
The Lovely Bones (hardback) by Alice Sebold

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment below telling us the guy in a book that you most love to hate and hate to love!  (Just an insider tip....don't say Patch if you want to get on my good side :)  Extra entries (+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows and Tweets/FB Shares, and (+2) for Blog Posts or Sidebar (leave links in the comments).  

Thank You so much for following. We could not would not do this without our followers. Come back next Saturday to see the winner and enter in for another book giveaway!

Email me at ReadingTeen1 at with your book choice!!  You have a week to claim your prize!

DARLYN from Malaysia

and our pick is:

ALSO!  Our winner of Minder by Kate Kaynak is:
Minder (A Ganzfield Novel) (Volume 1)


The winner of Scenarios 3 and 4 is:
Scenarios 3: Magna (Scenarios for Girls)Scenarios 4: Making Waves (Scenarios for Girls)


Winner of The Mark SWAG:

BECKY from PA!!


Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin

Atypical Girl said...

I've always had a soft spot for everyone's fave werewolf (and no, he's not from TWILIGHT) REMUS LUPIN. I love his gentle demeanor, even if he does go a little wacky in the last book. I mean, every hero/mentor has a weak moment.

Here's a super quote from POA...

Snape to Lupin: "Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions in his ear." [...]

Professor Lupin raised his eyebrows.

"I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, he said, and I am sure he will perform admirably."

Go, Lupin! :)


  1. I love to hate and hate to love Kamran from Tell Me A Secret. He is such an ass! But possibly, eventually makes up for it...maybe...

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  2. Aw gosh, I'd probably pick Sean from "Wherever Nina Lies"...because I ADORED him in the beginning. What a sweetie, really. He wasn't giving off any bad vibes (or maybe I'm terrible at reading people!) and then BAM (*spoliers ahead*) he did a HUGE 180 and turned out to be a psychopathic WHACK-JOB/NUT-BAG, and I was like, WHOA, dude, I really liked you! Where'd this come from?

    LOL. So I feel sad that I liked him and didn't see it coming, but even now I know what he was up to, I really, really liked him in the beginning...still!

    So that is my predicament :P :D LOL

    Cheers :)

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  4. Darn, I was going to say Patch. :(
    I don't really have the whole love/hate thing that often with characters. The only one who I could really think of right now is Heathcliff. I've read Wuthering Heights a few times and I'll feel really feel bad for him at one point and others I can't stand him.

  5. Thank you so much!Cant believe it!And it so hard to choose too LOL

  6. Edward from Twilight always annoyed me even though we love him. I felt too sorry for Jacob and would have picked him!

  7. Edward would be my first choice,too.I think he is the poster boy of simultaneous love/hate feelings.
    But I would also add Oliver from Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series.He is cold, mean, dangerous and let's face it, a murderer, but when it comes down to it he always steps up to the plate and plays his part in saving the gang,even risking his own life to do it.So,you're always stuck in a limbo of love and hate when it comes to Oliver and you absolutely enjoy feeling both :)

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  8. My pick is going to be Snape from Harry Potter. Throughout the whole books he just makes Harry's life miserable and he is the teacher that most of the students hate. I think he is pretty relatable to real students and maybe a few of their teachers. But of course because of the whole thing with Lilly, I do love him. I think he is a strong character and I feel bad for him. I can only imagine what would have become of him if he was to marry Lilly! I suppose I don't necessary "Hate to Love him or Love to Hate him", but I do hate and love him at the same time.


  9. I love to hate and hate to love Ash, Prince Winter, from The Iron Fey serie. He is so sexy and cute, but sometimes he is mean!


  10. New to your blog.
    I love every inch of it!

    The guy in a book that I most love to hate and hate to love is Cam from Fallen.
    At first I kind of like him.
    But then, I start to despise him.

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  11. The person I love to hate/hate to love is Gale from The Hunger Games/Catching Fire. I'm not saying he's a bad guy, I know he means well, but I freakin' love Peeta. And dangit, I want Katniss with PEETA! So Gale, move out of the way! lol.

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  12. The boy i love to hate and hate to love would be Jacob from Twilight. It's well known on this blog that i rather despise that series. Now believe it or not i used to semi-like the series because of Jacob. I actually only read the series because of him. I mean i hated Edward immediately and Bella has the brains of fly. I wanted to kill them both immediately. I did rather like Jacob and hoped that he would knock some brains into Bella. He kept me going through book 1 & 2. Then 3 he was ify-ify and in book 4 he had to die. He became the pedo-bear. I almost felt the need to send Chris Hanson to his doorstep. "Hello Jacob. We need to talk. Now what is this about you loving little children?". I cannot stand pedophilia of any kind and i hated that my favorite character turned into the poster child of book series for it. Therefore, whenever i start to rant about Twilight Jacob is always my main contender.

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  13. *im a follower* the person i love to hate is Jacob the whole imprinting freaky thing makes me mad!! and i love love Damon Salvatore he is my future hubby:)

  14. I love to hate and hate to love two guys:

    - Edward (Twilight saga): He's so caring and perfect that makes you think "where's MY Edward?", but he makes you want to punch his nose exactly for being so over protective and perfect!

    - Snape (Harry Potter): he's not completely bad but he's not completely good either. In the first 4 books I used to love him for being so annoying, but after the 5th I felt so sorry for him... =(

  15. I had to think about this one for a while, it was difficult for me to find one. I would love to hate but hate to love Jacob from the Twilight series. Sometimes while reading the books I was happy and sad for him but then he would do something really irritating or start being too pushy and would get me so mad!!!

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  16. I gotta say Draco Malfoy!! Thank you for the contest!!

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  17. The guy I hate to love and love to hate would be Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. He is so evil but for all the good reasons!

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  18. I really liked and hated Luke from Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He was so evil, but I felt bad for him because it wasn't all his fault. I thought he was a really great character that really ended up redeeming himself at the end.

    I love your blog by the way. You rock! I'm now a follower!

  19. Oh, this is an easy question. My answer is Damen from Evermore by Alyson Noel. He's supposed to be centuries old but he still acts like a doofus and has NO CLUE when it comes to women. For these reasons, he annoys the life out of me but at the same time, I can't help but love him and his love for Ever. ARGH!

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  20. I hate to love Ash from The Iron King. I love Puck too, but I feel like I should. Ash is kind of self-centered, cold, and even tried to kill Meghan once, yet I still find myself sighing every time he makes an entrance!


  21. I am going with Ash from The Iron King. Puck is my fave but for some reason I have a soft spot for Ash...even though I think he is a bit of a jerk.
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  22. i absolutely despise edward. I know, alotta people are gonna hate me for that!
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  23. Congrats to the people who won ! Hahaha the guy I would pick is probably Gale from the Hunger Games. He was all cool in the first book, but then in the second book he's all moody and mean to Katniss. Mur. Haha, as much as I hate him, I still love him :D

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  24. Hey, it's Alison again ! I blogged about this :D

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  25. +3 for following all on Twitter

    I loved to hate Keenan from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. I was hardcore Team Seth from the first chapter, but I loved the conflict Keenan created. The story wouldn't have been nearly as interesting without his obnoxiousness. lol

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    Hi! I'm a new follower and I just promoted this giveaway on my sidebar:

    The guy I love to hate and hate to love is . . . Edward Cullen, of course! =P (Am I already in trouble? LOL!)

    As if it weren't bad enough that he is completely devoid of any real personality, he just had to fall for an amoral, self-entitled princess who thinks the world revolves around her. I wonder what could redeem him after that.

    I also wonder which guy character I loved to hate and hated to love before I learned about the Twilight series . . .

  27. Let's see... my guy would definely be Jace from The Mortal Instruments series. I LOVE all of his sarcratic remarks but he's really sweet at times. = ]

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  28. I pick Snape from Harry Potter! It's definitely a love/hate realtionship1 ;)

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  29. The person I love to hate and hate to love is Damon Salvatore from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Damon Salvatore Stefan's amoral vampire brother. However, in The Fury and Dark Reunion, it is showed that Damon is also capable of fierce loyalty and affection, though he is often misunderstood.

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  30. I love to hate and hate to love peter from Nineteen minutes.
    I am a follower and like the blog on facebook

    The person that I love to hate and hate to love is Luke from Percy Jackson.He is a rounder character than Percy I think(though I love Percy).He excels at sword fighting,teaches Percy to fight and is the best fighter at Camp Half Blood!At the beginning he seemed like such a loyal friend,I was really shocked when it was disclosed that Luke was the traitor! He remains the the unrelenting villain and Percy's staunch enemy till the end. However,for me he achieves true heroic grandeur in the way he dies. He has realized his mistake-he now understands that his mind has been toyed with but he was chained inescapably to the Lord Titan. But his death held unutterable pathos for me...was great the way he accepted his death. He is a true tragic figure for me going through all the phases-hubris(pride that he is the best),hamartia(ignorance:he thought Lord Titan was actually good!),anagnorisis(the moment when he realises that his mind has been played on),peripety(his tragic fall). Luke for me is after all a figure of distorted potential for me.

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  38. I love to hate Peeta Meelark from the Hunger games!

    (Just cause I prefer Gray)


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