Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 11

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 11

(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
Newly added* Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (PBR) (RT)
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
*Newly added  Clovermead by David Randall
*Newly added The O'Reilly Factor For Kids by Bill O'Reilly

YA books +

*Newly added  Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb
*Newly added Signed copy Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 3)
*Newly added Signed copy Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 2)
*Newly added Signed Copy  Paper, Scissors, Death  by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 1)
*Newly added Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
*Newly added Infinite Days (Vampire Queen) ARC by Rebecca Maizel
*signed copy Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green (PBR)
 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants hardback by Ann Brashares
 The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Traveling Pants 2) hardback by Ann Brashares
 Girls in Pants (Traveling Pants 3) hardback by Ann Brashares
 Forever in Blue (Traveling Pants 4) by Ann Brashares
 Glass by Ellen Hopkins hardback (review of Crank)
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Stuggle by L.J.Smith (PBR)
 The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
 Spells (ARC) by Aprilynne Pike (PBR) (RT)
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
*signed copy 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
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)
The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert
Evernight (hardback) by Claudia Gray
 The Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler (RT) (PBR)
Newly added* Beautiful Dead: Jonas (paperback) by Eden Maguire (RT) (PBR)

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and Tell me WHO your favorite mentor is and why... Of course if you are a follower of this blog, Dumbledore is the obvious answer. Since I finished Beautiful Darkness, Macon is my favorite mentor other than Dumbledore.  Extra entries (+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows and Tweets (@ReadingTeen)/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!

ATTENTION!!  If you win and you'd like a series of books that are listed and are willing to pay the shipping, I will ship them all to you!  (It's too expensive for me to do it myself!)  

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



This is what Heather had to say...

Chocolate sno-cone is my favorite summer treat. I wish I had one right now!!


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  1. My favorite mentor is Dumbledore. I just love him. Also Brom from Eragon, he's not exactly a mentor, but in my opinion he's close enough :)

  2. So besides I dare say Dr. Carlisle Cullen. You know, since he has the gift of compassion and we should all strive to be a little more compassionate.

  3. Dumbledore is my favorite mentor!

  4. Besides the obvious, I really love Valek from the Study series - he's only really a mentor in Poison Study, but what I love about him is that he's invested so much hope and emotion into each new food taster, but they just end up dying so he teaches himself to not feel anything - until Yelena comes along :)

  5. I'm currently reading Wizard's First Rule and I think Zedd is becoming my favorite mentor. He's really wise and all kinds of amazing.

  6. Dumbledore. Hands down. He and my Romanian mentor who facilitated our work in orphanages and a childrens' hospital when I lived in college. Love her. Taught me life.

  7. Chiron from the Percy Jackson series.

  8. Wait so does that mean Macon isn't dead! I seriously want to read Beautiful Darkness.

    Anyways, my favorite mentor would be Valek from the Poison Study series, since for the most part he was right along with Yelena helping her out.

  9. I would say Dimitri from Vampire Academy books. He's not a mentor like Dumbledore but he's a wise and gorgeous one. Certainly Rose doesn't have anything to complain about! =)

  10. I can't say anyone 'cept for Dumbledore. He's full of awesome! :D


    I really hope I can wish something someday! Especially since so many people enter!!

  11. Dumbledore is the ultimate mentor, even with a few secrets of his own...


  12. Well, Dumbledore is good but Gandalf too =)

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  13. My favorite mentor has to be Gandalf. Dumbledore reminds me of him.
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  14. I have to say Dimitri from vampire academy I just love him he does so much to teach rose. I just love those books they are my favorite.

  15. I follow both of you on twitter.

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    And my favorite mentor is the same! And my runner-up. :D I am not sucking up to you guys. I talked to Amy about this on twitter. :D

  16. I wanna Thank everyone for all their comments.

    @ Adriana, You and I both know Macon taught Lena and Ethan a lot during Beautiful Creatures. Yes, he died at the end of BC. I will always try and NEVER give a spoiler, however his spirit does live on between Lena and Ethan in Beautiful Darkness. Macon is mentioned regularly in BD just like Dumbledore was mentioned in Harry Potter after his death.

  17. My favorite mentor has to be Dumbledore, of course. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  18. Other than Dumbledore - Dimitri from Vampire academy of course! He's not only a great mentor, he's hot too! ;)

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  19. Yes my favorite mentor is Dumbledore too. Wow huh. He's great.
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  20. My favorite mentor is Dumbledore of course. He is very misterious man and wizard.


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  21. It would have to be Obi Wan Kenobi!

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  22. Dumbledore of course because his wisdom is unmatched.

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  23. I'm going to have to say Obi-Wan Kenobi. I would say Dumbledore as a second. I say this because Obi-Wan because he was saddled with someone originally that he didn't want and made the best of a situation. Then after Anakin's fall he realized his mistakes and vowed to do better with Luke. He did and Luke saved the galaxy.

    I put Dumbledore as a second since you really can't claim him as Harry's only mentor. Plus in a time when Harry needed him most he abandoned him and left him in the hands of one of Harry's greatest enemies/torturers.... Dumbledore does eventually realize his mistake, but he still doesn't tell Harry everything. You can say that Obi-Wand didn't tell Luke that Vader was his father, but that is small compared to what Dumbledore left out. Therefore i see Dumbledore as more as a helper and grandfather figure rather than great mentor.


  24. ... Dumbledore is great, but what about Snape? Okay, he was an awful Occlumency tutor but I can't help but remember his soft spot for Lily. My mind still reels after I found out about his patronus. Sigh.

    This is my first Second Hand Saturday, and I have to say that this is really a cool idea! Wow. :) I just followed you and also tweeted about it:

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  25. I think Chiron from the Percy Jackson series is my favorite.

  26. Dumbledore. It will always be Dumbledore....

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  27. Dumbledore of course!!


  28. +JMJ+

    Does Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer count? LOL!

    I know this is a book blog, but he's really my favourite mentor of all time. I can't think of any mentor I've encountered in a book whom I love half as much.


  29. I have a deep, deep love for Gandalf. I don't know, I think it's the beard...

  30. I'd have to go with Brom from the Inheritance (Eragon) series. He's gruff, and haunted by his past, but overall wants the best for Eragon and teaches him well, if slightly slightly enigmatically at times. I always prefer characters that are flawed, it makes them easier to relate to. :)

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  31. Come on, Haymitch from The Hunger Games is the best mentor! Who doesn't like a good laugh:)


  32. Dumbledore of course! J.K. Rowling is such an amazing writer sigh.

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  33. My favourite mentor is obviously Dumbledore! But Haymitch from The Hunger Games is a close second :D That man is hilarious!

  34. Absolutely 100% Dumbledore.

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  35. Han in THE KARATE KID... He taught and learned.

    Not really a book (a movie) but yea.

  36. It's really hard to think of any other mentor besides Dumbledore. I know there have got to be many other awesome ones out there, but Dumbledore is just THE man. No comparison with any one else. He ROCKS! :)

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  37. Dumbledore totally.

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  38. Yep yep. Has to be Dumbledore.

  39. Oh-- just thought of another. Valek. Or Dimitri

  40. This is kind of embarrassing for a bookworm like me, but I forgot the name of my favorite mentor from a book series! I know that he was Prince Caspian's mentor in C.S. Lewis's novel of the same name, but I can't remember his name! Hmm. I'll have to go look it up! : /

  41. Harry Potter. Ok, I know, his mentor was Dumbledore, but I totally wanna Harry as my mentor.


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