Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 8

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 8

(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 +

Newly added* Beautiful Dead: Jonas  (paperback) by Eden Maguire (RT) (PBR)
Newly added* The Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler (RT) (PBR)
Newly added* 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. 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
Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (PBR) (18 and over)
 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (hardback) (RT)

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and since we're going to ALA 10 this weekend and meeting lots of our favorite authors, leave us a comment telling us what author you would love to meet! 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! choice:

Shalena @ Writer Quirk 

Our extra choice: (because now I want to read this book)


jedisakora said...
My favorite werewolf book will always be the first one i ever read. Before the paranormal became a craze Annette Curtis Klause published a book named "Blood and Chocolate". Don't be fooled by the movie since it took great creative liberties and messed up the book entirely. There is always something bitter sweet about reading this book since it was what really got me into reading longer books when i was 14. The story follows Vivian and her pack after the death of her father (the former leader) and the burning of everyones home. The pack has moved in with a few members who normally lives outside of it and it completely in disarray. Throughout the course of the book Vivian has to work through her identity as a werewolf, the changing politics of the pack, mysterious murders happening in town, and her budding romance with a goth boy named Aiden. The thing with Aiden is that he claims he's open to the paranormal, but is he really... Does Vivian feel more for 22 year old pack member Gabriel or is he still an overbearing pack member. The book really hooks, drags, and sinks you in. Once you start you can't stop. The narrative and characters are compelling. You also can't help but reading it over and over again. Its for all these reasons and more this book is my favorite.


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  1. There are so many! I think the top of my list is Melissa Walker, because I've followed her online for a while, but never met her in person. She's awesome. :)

  2. So many authors to choose from! I would love to meet Kami Garcia. I've talked to her for a while and my brother and friend have meet her but I've never gotten too...
    I tweeted this post too.

  3. I can't choose just ONE! Top 3 on my list would have to be: Sara Shepard (I love PLL), Holly Cupala (she seems like such a sweetie) and Gayle Forman (I love "If I Stay").

    +1 I (re)tweeted:

    +1 I'm following your twitter. (@cc9309)

  4. honestly id love to meet Linda Howard or steven King or even Joey Hill just a few of my favs oh and Sandy Blair they all rock

  5. There are so many authors that I would love to meet!! So many of them have created an impression in my mind and heart by their works. But top on my list are Suzanne Collins because she really made me think about the world and what is happening to it. Not that I wasn't aware of the brutality of it all but she presented it in such a poignant way that anyone and everyone reading the book is bound to think about it later. It really made me think you know. She used fiction to present a reality so brutal in an entertaining ans well as educational way! Love the Hunger Games books!

  6. Elizabeth Lowell, Sharon Sala, Beverly Barton, Cynthia Eden!!

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  7. Ooooh, but there are so many good authors going. I'm going to go with Diana Peterfreund (who's name I'm sure I misspelled). I loved Rampant, and can't wait to read Ascendant. Plus, all the other authors I'd want to meet are on the Smart Chicks tour or I've met them before.

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  8. +JMJ+

    A few years ago, I would have said Madeleine L'Engle, but it's too late for that meeting now. And since then, I'm afraid I never really thought about which other beloved author I'd like to meet in real life. =S I've also become a bit cynical, thanks to Margaret Atwood's pronouncement that wanting to meet a writer because you like his book is like wanting to meet a rooster because you like fried chicken! =P

    But my little brothers and I have been reading a lot of Jerry Spinelli and Louis Sachar together lately, and I think it would be lovely if I could take them to a book convention to meet either of these authors. =) So that's my answer!

    PS--I've updated the Second Hand Saturday link that's always on my sidebar: (+2) =)

  9. I was lucky enough to go to BEA this year so I met a lot of authors that I love. But I think my ultimate *squee* moment would be if I ever met Kelley Armstrong. I L-O-V-E her books, and I think I would probably get tongue-tied talking to her (authors are like celebs to me!)


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  10. If I had a choice I would meet stephen king, his writing has really influenced my life.

  11. I would absolutely love to meet Ally Carter, because I'm dying to know if she's a funny in person as she is on her blog and in twitter. I love her books (The Gallagher Girls Series & heist Society) and the way she writes them. I'm so jealous that you're going to be at the ALA this year because so is Ally and I was so close to going but other things have come up and I'm now unable to attend. I'm even running a Ally Carter fansite right now and have had a total blast, course, it's so easy being a fan of something/someone so much fun. :-)

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  12. Ohmy, there are so many authors I'd like to meet. As I want to become a writer and I'll soon publish my first book, I'd like to know tips & tricks to be as successful as an adult writer (I'll be 13 on July 3, but I'm ambitious :D).

    I'd first like to meet J.K. Rowling because she's the one who opened my path to the Reading Realm when I was 7 years old and reading like a book-addicted the Harry Potter series.

    I'd also love to meet Stephenie Meyer, because Twilight opened the door to YA books one year ago and I started reading books I had never dream I would read until I was 14 or so. :)

    I'd like to meet Cornelia Funke because the 'Inkheart' trilogy's main character, Meggie, is the same age as me and we both L-O-V-E books ;).

    I won't forget about L.J. Smith, the author of Vampire Diaries. Wow, so much action! I'm almost at the end of The Return: Shadow Souls and it's fantastic, mixing action, mystery and romance. It's thrilling!

    I want to meet Ann Brashares, the author of 'Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants' too. This series was amazing! For teens, but I read it at 9-10 years old, and I loved it :D.

    Moony Witcher is on my list too, for 'The Girl Of The Sixth Moon' series. I liked the idea of alchemy and other worlds. I started to like astronomy and alchemy because of this series!

    Other authors I'd like to meet: P.C. and Kristin Cast, Charlaine Harris, Angie Sage, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kate, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Heidi R. Kling, Kimberly Pauley, Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, Philip Kerr, Carrie Jones, Lucy Christopher, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Jacqueline Wilson, Trenton Lee Stewart, Erin Hunter, Sara Shepard, Kiersten White, Kimberly Derting, Elizabeth Chandler, Lisa McMann, Shiloh Walker, Christine Johnson, E. Rose Sabin, Aprilynne Pike.

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  13. So difficult to choose! I think I will like to meet J.K. Rowling first, just because the HP serie is my favorite!

    Also I would like to meet Markus Zusak, because I loved his book: The Book Thief.

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  14. My top three authors would have to be, stephanie Meyer because i just have to know how to write like that, i have to admit that i really admire her power of story telling she makes you feel like you don't need to be a fantastic writer just need a great imagination with a lot of passion, cassandra clare because i have a lot of questions to ask her about her characters since im so attached to them all, i love the whole idea behind shadow hunters i believe we would have a lot to talk about.and simone Elkeles lastly because she has the one thing that i can only dream of showing in my stories perfect chemistry the sizzling out of your mind type of chemistry i am like addicted to her books, meeting all three i believe would be freaking fantastic!

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  15. I'd love to meet Libba Bray, Markus Zusak, Stephenie Meyer, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Melina Marchetta...they are among some! :)

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  16. I'd really love to meet Lisa Desrochers and Heidi Kling and Shannon Delany. If I were from US I really would go there but since I'm not.... T_T

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    Wow, lucky LUCKY you!!! I sincerely hope you have a wonderful time meeting a bevy of authors!

    If it were me, I would absolutely be thrilled to meet Carrie Ryan, because I found her YA books to be so intelligent and well-written (and not dumbed-down for the YA audience!).

    Additionally, she does a beautiful job of 'painting with words* ... very artistic in a literary way. I swear reading The Forest of Hands & Teeth you can practically FEEL the grasping, mindless dead straining through the fences to reach you.

  18. J.K. Rowling! She's the author that made me love novels, love reading, discover the power of words, and love harry potter series of course. I love her writing, her plots and her characters. :D They never disappoint! Harry Potter is also the first novel I've read. How she became so famous and rich from a homeless woman is very interesting too, and how she is richer than the queen of England. D: She's my all-time favourite author. :D She is sooooooo famous now I don't think it's easy to meet her and get her signature, especially since I'm not from US or UK :'(

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  19. I would like to meet a lot of them, but because my favorite series is HP of course J.K. Rowling.

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  20. I would love to meet Elizabeth Scott! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  21. I'd love to be hanging out with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, two of my favorite people!

  22. Ya! Thanks so much. I have emailed you with my book of choice.

    If i could meet an author i would love to meet J.K. Rowling. I would love to pick her brain and find out her future plans.


  23. I would have loved to meet Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mists of Avalon's author but she's already gone. J.K. Rowling's in my list too. For the worlds and characters both created, they must be interesting people to talk to. I would like to meet Cassandra Clare too (The Mortal Instruments) because she knows exactly how to lead a story to make it believable and passionate at the same time.

  24. I would love to meet Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Tyler , Carol Goodman, Margaret Atwood and many others

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  25. I would love to meet Gena Showalter! She is an amazing writer :)

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  26. There are so many I would love to meet, but I would love to meet Terry Goodkind because I adore his books. Also Julie Kagawa because I love her books and she seems like an awesome awesome person.

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    Would love to meet Richelle Mead.

  28. I already follow all of you on twitter and I liked your facebook page :)

    I would love to meet Cassandra Clare because she's the author of my current favorite saga, The Mortal Instruments, and because she has this amazing sense of humor.

  29. I am a follower!!

    There are so many authors I'd love to meet but I think it would be a toss-up between Julie Kagawa and Andrea Cremer. I haven't even read Nightshade, obviously, but these two ladies share something I admire them greatly for - their love of the business and writing!!! Every photo I see of Andrea at BEA/ALA or elsewhere, she has this giant smile and you know she's living her dream and I just love that. I also love Julie's imagination - she could write 18472920 stories and I would never tire of them. To talk with someone so creative would be mind blowing :) (Which is why every author should pack up now and come to Australia...I need to meet them! LOL).

    Emma :)

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  32. I would love to meet Ally Condie. I love her other books she has written, and her new book Matched looks SO GOOD!!

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  34. I would love love love to meet Meg Cabot! because she's such a good writer, and such a funny and fashionable person, she understands teens, and she's just a extraordinary woman who writes about extraodinary girls who never spend the whole book crying over a guy instead they fight ghosts, mean girls, criminals, etc and they still got a guy at the end just because they're confident and rocking and I just love Meg Cabot she's the coolest adult in the world just after my parents ;D

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  35. I'd love to meet Ilona Andrews, I'm reading her 'Kate Daniels' series at the moment and the universe she's created is amazing. It'd be great to ask her whether there's further detail that she uses to get in the mood for writing but doesn't specify in the novels.

  36. jedisakora's review of Blood & chocolate had me rushing off to see if I could find a copy. I was lucky as PaperBackSwap had several so can't wait to read this.
    My favorite author would be PC Cast and her daughter Kristen. I love their House of night series.

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  37. I think I would like to meet Stephenie Meyer or Patricia Briggs.

    I'm a new follower of you guys and LOVE your blog.

    Great idea for a giveaway.

    Thank you!


  38. I would love to meet Dan Brown. I love all of his work and he seems like such an intelligent man, he'd be cool to hang out with!


  39. I follow Reading Teen on twitter.


  40. I follow Amy on twitter.


  41. I follow Kit on twitter.


  42. I am a fan of Reading Teen on facebook.





  44. I'm a follower! There are so many authors that I'd want to meet; I can't choose one, so here's my top five, not in any particular order:

    1. Melissa Marr
    2. Aprilynne Pike
    3. Jeanne Duprau
    4. Kimberly Derting
    5. Tera Lynn Childs

    Hope I win!

  45. I would Love to meet Ally Carter. I follow her on her Twitter and Go on her Website everyday. She looks like such a beautiful person.

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  46. I'd like to meet Gena Showalter because i love her works.

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  47. I have 2 many authors in mind. After I said Ally Carter, I thought about it again and said wait but I would also like 2 meet Meg Cabot. Her Mediator Series was the 1st series I read tht made me enter Susannah's world. Lisa McMann also made me picture Janie's life and what she went through in the Wake Trilogy. Daniel Waters made me fall in love with Adam in Generation Dead, I mean who wouldn't want a cute guy that is totally in love with you die to save your life.
    In the Dead Is Series Marlene Perez made me want a werewolf boyfriend or have phychic powers.

    follower of Amy and Reading Teen

  48. I would love to meet Maureen Johnson, and also Susie Day, who wrote SERAFINA67, one of my favorite books ever that so few people have read.


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