Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Giveaway: Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Since I haven't yet made a list of my favorite 2008 reads, and I haven't caught up in reviews of the books I read this year (which I hope to do over the next few days, fingers crossed!), I figured a giveaway was a great way to end the year.

Hachette Book Group is offering my readers 5 copies of Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips. This was a great book (you can read my review here), and I highly recommend it.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your email address or blog URL and the title of the funniest book you've ever read.

Because the books are being shipped by the publisher, this giveaway is open only to U.S. and Canadian addresses and no P.O. boxes.

Deadline is midnight EST on Friday, Jan. 9.

45 comments:

teabird said...

The funniest book: TC Boyle's The Road to Wellville. Hands down!

Happy, healthy new year --

Tea Reads

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

*sniff* I'm PO Box impaired. And I don't remember what the funniest book I've read lately is.

But I posted this at Win a Book anyway.

Happy New Year, my friend! May 2009 be filled with more great reads.

Iliana said...

Ooh please add me in the giveaway :)

and, I'm really looking forward to reading your best of list! Happy New Year, Anna.

Alyce said...

The funniest book I've read, that's a tough one. I know after I leave a comment here I'll think of a better answer. :)

I will say Marley & Me. I have a yellow lab, so I could relate, and I laughed out loud throughout the book.

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Grateful Gramma said...

I can't remember what's the funniest book I've read. That's pitiful, isn't it?

Thanks for the opportunity to win. This book sounds interesting....and maybe I need to read more funny books.

ddurance said...

You Suck by Chris Moore is so sarcastic. I loved it!

Deidre

donnas said...

Please enter me. I really want to read this.

The funniest book I have read this year is a tie between Fluke: Or I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore (I love his books) and Dead Famous by Ben Elton.

Donna
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Literary Feline said...

I'd like to try for a copy, please! I hate to admit it, but the funniest books I've read are probably Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Grandma Mazur always cracks me up.

I hope you have a great New Year!

wordlily said...

I've heard so much about this book. The funniest book I've ever read: Ella Minnow Pea, I think.

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kalea_kane said...

I have read a lot of funny books, but the book I read that was funny but serious was Heartburn by Nora Ephron. So many great one liners! Please enter me for a chance!

Thanks!

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Valorie said...

Lately? I Am America (And So Can You!) by Colbert. It was great. :D

Valorie
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Tara said...

The funniest book I have ever read was Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. My husband and I laughed out loud!

I do echo readers who laugh at Stephanie's blunder, I mean adventures in Evanovich's series. Grandma Mazur is a hoot!

Julie said...

Sounds like a good one! The funniest book I can remember reading this year...I really enjoyed My Husband's Sweethearts by Bridget Asher, really funny:)
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Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I would have to say the funniest book that I have read lately is "All Families Are Psychotic" by Douglas Coupland. It's one of his better books, and all the psychotic the characters are definately lovable and you can relate to all of them in some way.

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Marie said...

Funniest book: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. :-)Have a great new year Anna! :-)

Trish said...

LOL--I guess today was a good day to play catch up with my blogging. :) I'd love to be entered, especially after just reading your review. The funniest book I've read is a toss up between Bridget Joneses Diary and Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (by Fannie Flagg)

Teddy Rose said...

No need to enter me. I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_30.html

Dar said...

I don't want to enter Anna but I'll post this on my sidebar for you.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Lets see... funniest book lately? Well, it hasn't been lately, but James Alan Gardner is very funny. I laughed out loud reading his books Ascending and Trapped. Terry Pratchet is also quite funny. I love the wry wit of Juliett McKenna also, and Martha Wells....

Lately tho??? I haven't read anything that made me laugh out loud. This book sounds like it would do the trick tho. And I love Greek mythology, too.

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wendy said...

Please enter me in your contest.
Hmmm, funniest book I have ever read?
I think I would have to say "The Dirtiest Job" by Christopher Moore was one of the funniest books.

Christine said...

Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome -- I was giggling out loud through almost every page.

Amy said...

Anything by Christopher Moore rocks; my favorite of his is Lamb:The Gospel According to Biff.

I get a kick out of Julie Kenner's demon-hunting soccer mom series, too. Maybe not the very funniest ever, but still good.

RAnn said...

I'm another who would love to win the book but can't remember the funniest book I read; maybe The Red Hat Club

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pamwax said...

I find Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels always make me laugh. They are just a fast light amusing read.

Happy New Year to you and yours Anna.

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Jenn said...

I think the funniest book I've read recently (besides Evanovich's Plum books) is Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. I'm not usually one for chicklit but this one was a hoot.

http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.com/

Jenners said...

This sounds like a good book so I would love to try and get a copy. My blog is http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com.

The funniest book I've read? Hmmmmm...I always laugh out loud at anything David Sedaris writes but remember particularly enjoying "Me Talk Pretty One Day" so I'll go with that!

naida said...

i've heard such good things about this one.
I dont read many books with humor in them, but Judith O’Reilly's 'Wife In the North' made me laugh at parts.

thanks :)
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http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

QuenKne said...

This looks like a really good book to read. I'm always looking for new authors to explore. Laughter is the best medicine (for anything) so this book fits right in.

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Anna said...

Susan, Teddy Rose, and Dar: Thanks so much for posting the giveaway. It's much appreciated.

mindy said...

very amusing thanks for the contest

nomadreader said...

I've been wanting to read this book, so I'd love to win a copy. The funniest book I've read might be Moo by Jane Smiley. It's satire made me laugh for 400 pages.

http://nomadreader.blogspot.com

bridget3420 said...

The funniest book I've ever read. Hmm. I am drawing a blank. Thanks for the contest.

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RebekahC said...

Ooh, this is one I'd love to read! Please count me in the draw. :)

One of my top picks for funniest book would be David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day. I really enjoy all of his essays. LOL

Thanks for the opportunity!

RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net

Sue said...

Well, I cant recall what is the funniest book I ever read. However, the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher earn some chuckles from me. This books sounds marvelous. I grew up reading Greek mythology and I would definitely be interested in reading what our gods and goddess be up to in modern times. Please count me in!

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Marc said...

Happy New Year. The funniest book I read this year would have to be the Bro Code.

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meg89 said...

That question makes me feel like a depressing person, because I have to think very hard to find a funny book! Hmm... probaby the first couple of books in the Shopaholic series.

Happy Reading!

LazyDaisy0413 said...

I'd love to win this book. Please enter me.

I have such a bad memory for books I've read. Hmm...let me see...the funniest book I've read lately was a cozy mystery: "Murder on Ice" by Alina Adams.

mparke[at]shaw[dot]ca

Jenny Girl said...

The funniesst book I ever read was Marley and Me. Dogs are crazy sometimes.
http://jennylovestoread.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the contest!

traymona said...

The funniest books I've ever read are ALL of the Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Connor Browne. They are laugh out loud funny.
traymona[at]aol.com

specialagent777 said...

'THE HOBBIT' by J.R.R. Tolkien. Had my britches in stitches.

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Diana D said...

Janet Evanovich is perhaps one of the funniest authors I've read. I started with "One For the Money" and went through to eleven. I was especially fond of her grand-mother's portrayal. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.


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Sue A. said...

The funniest book I've ever read was either one of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker's series OR one of the Red Dwarf novels by Grant Naylor. I'd have to read them all again to figure out which one was funniest.

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Becky said...

The funniest book(s) I have ever read are the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Any book that can make me laugh out loud and make my mother-in-law call me cracking up are funny.

Thanks so much!

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Anna said...

Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll be announcing the winners soon!

danie88 said...

Please enter me in the contest! :)


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