Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 14

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 14

(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

*Newly Added Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas (RT)(PBR)
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)
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 The Duff by Kody Keplinger
*Newly added The Replacement ARC by Brenna Yovanoff (RT)(PBR)
*Newly added I am J ARC by Cris Beam
*Newly added SIGNED Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (RT)(PBR)
*Newly added Reckless (Advance Special Addition Hardback) by Cornelia Funke (RT)(PBR)
*Newly added  Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb
 Signed copy Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 3)
Signed copy Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 2)
Signed Copy  Paper, Scissors, Death  by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 1)
 Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
AUDIOBOOK Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Devid Levithan and John Green
*Newly Added Dark Song ARC by Gail Giles
 Amigas Fifteen Candles ARC by Veronica Chambers (inspired by Jennifer Lopez)
*Newly Added The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen (PBR)(RT)
 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
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)
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

To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and because we are all RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED about the soon-to-be-released Mockingjay, leave us a comment telling us something about The Hunger Games.  Whether it's what team you're on, why you like/dislike Katniss, Peeta, Gale etc., or what you think is going to happen in the last book.  Will Peeta die?  Will Katniss?  Is Katniss actually a secret spy for the Capitol trying to bring down the districts one by one....OK, maybe not.  If you haven't read The Hunger Games books, leave us a comment telling us why, and promising to go pick it up and read it immediately!!  :D  

P.S.  Mockingjay is only $8.45 right now on Amazon!  That's crazy cheap for a hardback new release!!  
Extra entries:

(+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows (that's a possible 4 extra points)
(+1) for Tweets (@ReadingTeen)/FB Shares (leave links)-(You can tweet once a day!)
(+2) for Blog Posts or Sidebar (leave links in the comments)
(+1) Add up your points!!

Easy Links:

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!


Brandileigh recommends The Story Siren's blog (along with most of the rest of you). I'd tell you to go check it out, but seeing as she has over 2000 followers, you probably already have!  :)

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

Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin


  1. I'm team peeta! Gale is more of the 'friend' type to me not 'boyfriend' :D
    i follow reading teen on twitter (@jmarcinikglsd)

  2. I have a feeling that a main character is going to die.

    +1 Twitter follower of Reader Teen: @_elizabethjoy

    swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

  3. I haven't read yet, because when my Hunger Games arrived, I didn't have time to read, then when my Catching Fire arrived, Mockingjay's release date is already near. I might as well wait till I get my own copy of Mockingjay before reading, as I just know that after finishing Catching Fire I would be super impatient for Mockingjay! So, I'll read till I get my own copy of Mockingjay!!!

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    +1 facebook fan (Fiona Chan)
    +2 sidebar:
    +1 tweet:
    +1 adding up points

    total: 8

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  4. From this week onwards, I'm getting serious. Reading Teen, you're such a tease!

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    +1 facebook fan (Cass C)
    +1 facebook share
    +2 sidebar:
    +1 tweet:
    +1 adding up points

    Total: 9

    I haven't yet read Hunger Games series, but I want to eventually, because I think this is one of the few titles that are hyped up but for good reason.

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  5. I'm team Peeta all the way! I just know he's going to end up with Katniss. If not, I'll be extremely angry and disappointed, not to mention sad :(

    +3 following ReadingTeen, ReadingTeen2, Kit_nicole on Twitter @alessandra83
    +1 liked Reading Teen on Facebook as Alessandra Peron
    +1 tweet:
    +1 total points: 6


  6. Unfortunately, I haven't read The Hunger Games yet because I only heard about them a few weeks ago. Apparently, I've been living under a rock while I'm away at college. They've been moved to the top of my tbr list though!

    With the +1 for adding, that's 2 total entries for me.

  7. +JMJ+

    I haven't read The Hunger Games, either! =( But I haven't read a lot of new YA releases, and still gravitate towards the classic/"old school" YA that only seems to be read in schools these days. =P In fact, the only reason I even got around to Twilight was that maybe 80% of my students were reading it and I thought that I, as the English teacher, should have some idea what it was about.

    And it seems that I'm turning into one of those stodgy old timers who says things like, "You kids don't know what REAL music sounds like!" Tragic, aye? (LOL!)

    But yes, I promise to read The Hunger Games as soon as possible! =)

    Now I'm off to update the link to Second Hand Saturday that is always on my sidebar.

  8. I have just read the 1st part and honestly I am really confused whose team be on -gale or peeta.

    +1 FB shares!/profile.php?id=630067989
    +1 Twitter
    +1 FB follow of readingteen
    +1 twitter follower of andye (@Misha_1989)
    +1 twitter follower of readingteen2
    +1 twitter follower of Kit_nichole
    +2 Blog Sidebar
    (+1) Add up your points!!

    Total 9


  9. I love the creativity of this series, the characters, setting, etc. I hope they are as successful as Twilight and HP because I have a feeling they would make fantastic movies.

    (+1) for Twitter: @sithereandread
    (+1) for Tweets:
    (+2) for sidebar:
    +4 extra points

  10. I think either Gale or Peeta will die:(

    I'm so excited for Mockingjay!

    I'm a follower of this blog.


  11. I've never read THG. Alright you guys. Put away the pitchforks. I have my reasons. I saw that later this month a box set of all 3 books will be out so I was just going to pick that up and read them all together. So I should be introduced to all of these characters soon. Just not quite yet.

    +4 I'm following all of ya'll on FB and Twitter. (@kimscarecrow/Kim Henderson)

    +1 Count up entries


  12. I'm totally Team Peeta. I love him so much, it hurts. I need more Peeta NOOOOOW!!!

    +1 commenting
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    (Twitter name: @Lena1xoxo)
    +1 Tweeted:
    +1 adding up points

    Total: 6

    Thanks for hosting this!!!


  13. I've never read the Hunger Games because I just never thought to pick it up! i'm going to go order it now, though!
    I follow on google friend connect
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com
    I follow all of the following on twitter as @mannabsn
    +1 ReadingTeen
    +1 ReadingTeen2
    +1 Kit_nichole
    +1 Like Reading Teen on facebook
    +1 tweeted!
    +1 added up my entries!

    Total: 7

    +6 total entries~!

  14. Team Peeta
    +1 tweeted:
    +3 follower of readingteen and readingteen2 and kit_nichole
    +1 adding


    Hope its ok to enter again!

  15. Peeta Peeta Peeta! I was so heartbroken throughout Catching Fire, I was sure Peeta would have to die...that said, I'm now DYING for Mockingjay! Hopefully Collins doesn't leave her readers miserable, but I'm sure I'll be throwing it across the room at some point. Team Peeta!
    Fb/ twitter follows +2
    Fb share +1

  16. I'm hoping there will be more Gale on the next book because I find curious that people claim to be Team Gale when he's barely made into a few pages up till now. But then again, he personifies the guy bff-turned love interest, yet I wish he was less moody and would make an appearance already. Yes, I'm Team Peeta but I'd like to see a fair battle of steamy scenes in book 3. :)

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 I "Like" Reading Teen on FB
    +2 Sidebar:
    +1 Adding points

    TOTAL: 6

    yabliss AT gmail DOT com

  17. I'm re-reading the books right now and I don't want anyone to die other than whatshisface Snow he could die a horribly slow painful death like all the kids who died in the games. :D I know I'm going to be a crying mess if any of the main ones die. I've had my copy pre-ordered months ago so hopefully I get it soon.

    (+1) for Twitter follower (@adrianaltr)
    (+1) Add up your points!!

    Total +2

  18. I am soo team Peeta!I think that Gale is nice and all, but he just didn't make the move so he now has to move over! I think that Peeta can understand Katniss beter now than Gale could. I really don't want anyone of them to die!

    +1 follower
    +1 blog post:
    well thats a total of 3 for me :)

  19. I haven't read it yet because I hadn't had the chance to go buy it (I try to make my book purchases in bulk when I travel to the US each year). So I got it this year already in preparation for Mockingjay :D!! I think I got it extremely cheaper than usual @ The Strand in NYC :)! Can't wait to start it!!!!

    +4 for Twitter/FB follows (@alannah7 & Alannah P. Javier)
    +2 for Sidebar (
    +1 for adding up points

    TOTAL: 7 points

  20. Team Cinna!

    +1 Twitter follower

  21. I actually have a copy of the Hunger Games I just have not had time to finish it :(. I really like Peeta =D

    I am a follower here and on Twitter!

  22. I'm team Gale! He's hot, strong, and I think he's going to end up with Katniss *fingers crossed* Thanks for the giveaway!

    ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com

  23. Great idea for a giveaway! I love used books!

    -Following blog
    -Following @ReadingTeen on twitter (@Jesilea)
    -Following @ReadingTeen2 on twitter
    -Following @Kit_nichole on twitter
    -Re-tweeted giveaway
    -Added up my points
    Total of 6

    Jesilea at charter dot net

  24. I havent read the hunger games yet, because my list of books to buy and read has been so long. But i do have it coming in the mail for review now and am exited to read and review it :)

    I'm a GFC Follower
    +1 I'm a follower of ReadingTeen on twitter: @BlckFingernailD
    +1 i'm a follower of ReadingTeen2
    +1 for adding points

    Total: 3

  25. Personally, I like Gale more then I like Peeta (so TECHNICALLY I'm Team Gale) but I do think Katniss should end up with Peeta... I'm absolutely terrified that Gale is going to die. Either Gale or Peeta, I know it. Ack I'm so terrified/excited/hyped for that book, it's ridiculous! :D
    (+1) I follow ReadingTeen
    (+1) And ReadingTeen2
    (+1) I tweeted
    (+2) I blogged about it too! :D
    (+1) Add up your points!!
    6 in total :) :)
    This is SO NEAT!
    ohlookbook (at) gmail (dot) com :)

  26. I have not read THE HUNGER GAMES series...
    To explain myself i have only read the first page but it was from a friends book. But I promise I will read it

  27. Ok, I had a discussion with author Heidi Kling about this. I said that Peeta was going to die because he says it all the time, but she says that it would be too predictable. I love Peeta so that made me happy!

    As always, your link is here:

  28. I love Gale! I really think Katniss will end up with Peeta, but Gale had been waiting for her to realise and then she was made to act like she loved Peeta for the Games...aww. Poor Gale, haha.

    +1 entering
    +1 Twitter follow ReadingTeen (@SixteenCandles)
    +1 Twitter follow ReadingTeen2
    +1 Twitter follow Kit_nichole
    +1 tweet (
    +1 FB fan (Maddy S)
    +1 adding up entries

    Total: 7

  29. I haven't read the series because they don't sell it in here. My country may have warm beaches and beautiful scenery but it sucks when it comes to getting things I like (movies, BOOKS, music, etc). If I had more money I'd order it online, but yeah I don't have a job yet xD

    (+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows (that's a possible 4 extra points)
    (+1) for Tweets (
    (+1) Add up your points!!

    6 points :)

  30. I'm team peeta. I guess Gale doesn't really love Katniss, he just feels connected, because they are so alike and have been through much together, hunting and caring for their families and stuff. Whereas Peeta saved Katniss' life more than once. And he didn't even knew her.

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen (@silent_twilight)
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 for tweet:
    +1 adding up points


  31. If you search on twitter #fakemockingjayspoilers you will find some hilarious tweets! I am Team Gale all the way!

    I follow all three on Twitter and on FB +4

    Blog Post +2


    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  32. These are on my TBR list. Don't throw rocks at me, I'm in anesthesia school! I'm reading as fast as I can, lol.

    +1-Facebook Follower

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I am totally on Team Peeta. Gale is just a good friend and he had his chance. Peeta really showed he cared.

    +1 twitter follower
    +1 Facebook follower
    +1 tweet -
    +2 sidebar -
    +2 post -
    +1 total = 9

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  34. I love the Hunger Games series! It's the best series I've read so far. I'm a solid Peeta fan but I like Gale, too. I have a feeling that one of those two boys is going to die but I really hope I'm wrong.

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen ~ @anneroyce
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    +1 facebook fan (Anne Royce)
    +2 on left sidebar
    +1 adding up points



    Thanks for this awesome weekly giveaway!

  35. Team Peeta all the way!!

    +1 I follow on twitter @pinkhair
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2 @pinkhair
    +1 adding it up: 3

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

  36. I haven't read The Hunger Games because I have so many books in my TBR pile I don't add it to the list :)

    +1 follow RT on Facebook
    +1 follow ReadingTeen2 on Twitter
    +1 follow Reading Teen on Twitter
    +1 follow @kit_nichole on Twitter
    My twitter: @magicbeanreview

    +1 Total is 5

  37. I can't wait for Mockingjay too!!! I'm Team Katniss :P I can't choose between those 2 guys cos I like 'em both too. Hehe.

    +1 Twitter follower @senaslc
    +1 FB Fan sena slc
    +1 Twt:
    +2 Sidebar:
    +1 Total: 7

    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

  38. Mockingjay will be EPIC, I'm sure of it!
    But I'm here cause I want THE REPLACENT BADLY!!!!!

    So here are my points (I'm @LiviaD11)

    +1 - Follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 - Follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 - Follower of @Kit_Nichole
    +1 - Tweeting about Second Hand Saturday.
    +2 - Sidebar posting (
    +1 - Adding my points

    Total = 7 points

    Extra points (it might count so I'll add them up!)
    +3 - Being a huge Reading Teen fan
    +5 - Being a HP fanatic!
    +10 - Having @ReadingTeen as my Master Jedi!
    Total = 164 (I'm very good at math!) lol

    Tks! =)

  39. - Let me start off by saying I'm team PEETA and I love him. :)

    - Also, I have a feeling Katniss is going to die.

    - I also think the capitol is going to try to use Peeta against them (mind control or something)

    +1 Tweet:

    +2 Sidebar:

    +1 For adding = 4 points!

    Thank you for this!! :)

  40. I'm so looking forward to Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I wanted to wait a little longer to read Catching Fire because I didn't want to finish it in a day or two and then have to wait for an agonizing amount of time for the last book, as happened with The Hunger Games.

    I love Katniss. She is a strong, independent woman, who doesn't have to rely on anyone for her own survival. Who wouldn't love a female character that is capable of doing anything necessary to stay alive and protect the people she cares about.

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    Twitter name = @YABookShelf
    +1 facebook fan (Melissa Montovani)
    +1 Tweet:

    Total entries: +6

  41. I haven't read Hunger Games yet! It's on my long list of 'books to read'!

    +1 Twitter post
    +1 add up points
    = 2 points


  42. I have yet to read The Hunger Games but it's on my TBR though. I want to read all 3 back-to-back :)

    +4 twitter & facebook follower
    +1 tweeted
    +2 linked
    =8 (including +1 for adding them)

  43. I love this series...Team Peeta!!!

    +4 follow all on twitter @throuthehaze and Facebook as Rae Pavey

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  44. I absolutely LOVED The Hunger Games. I was drawn in immediately by the emotion of the characters. My favourite scene is probably when Katniss honours Rue with the flowers.... Then in Catching Fire, the showing of support in Rue's home district...

    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen
    +1 twitter follower of @ReadingTeen2
    +1 twitter follower of @Kit_nichole
    +1 tweet:
    +1 adding up points

    =5 points

    (Twitter id @fiteach)

  45. I actually haven't read the hunger games. I really want to I hear it is great. I think its kind of different than what I am used to but I have a feeling I will love it.

    +1 Commenting
    +2 Sidebar
    +3 Following all of you on twitter
    +1 Facebook like
    +1 Tweet RE
    +1 Add it up

    9 Total

  46. ^^ Answer up there^^
    +1 Follow @readingteen
    +1 Follow @readingteen2
    +1 Entering
    Total: 3

  47. I sent out another Tweet

  48. I haven't yet read The Hunger Games, because I've got a huge pile of TBR books, but I promise to read it:)

    I'm following
    +1 for adding up the points
    total: 1

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. GAHHHH. I still haven't read The Hunger Games and have actually dreamt about it THE LAST THREE NIGHTS, so I really really need to read them. Unfortunately, I'm incredibly poor and don't have the money to buy them (and have too many library fines to borrow them). So I'm trying to avoid spoilers (ha. that's going very well.) and going crazy not reading them.



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