Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zen Revenge

I've summoned the Publishing Fairy and bullied her into agreeing to give someone a book they want today. It's mostly a selfish thing; an act of Zen revenge to nullify something that I was stuck with that I don't want (long, ugly story.)

I can't go into details without my head exploding. You'll get writer brains all over your browser. You don't mind, do you?

If you don't, in comments to this post name a book or author that makes you happy (or if you're in my boat at the moment, just toss your name in the magic hat) by midnight EST tonight, November 16, 2011. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates and grant the winner a BookWish*. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.

*A BookWish is any book of the winner's choice available for order online and that costs up to a maximum of $30.00 U.S. dollars (I'll cover any additional shipping costs involved.)

62 comments:

  1. O.o Wow. I wanna know the long ugly story, but I'm a curious beast. Hope it doesn't last too long, whatever it is.

    Authors that make me happy...*G* You. Ilona Andrews. Stacia Kane. Nora Roberts. JD Robb. And right now, I'm up later than I need to be with a new to me author, catherine mann-that's always good.

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  2. Thank you for this! I'm throwing my name in the hat!

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  3. Terribly old school I know - but I smile just thinking of Kim

    Whit

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  4. Hugs on the long ugly story. I'll admit to curiosity as well, but mostly I just hope it resolves soon.

    The list of authors that make me happy is huge, but off the top of my head, there's this one called Lynn Viehl, Ilona Andrews, C.E. Murphy, Michelle Rowen (okay, cheating a bit and limiting myself to books within my current view).

    Hope you find something/someone to make your head stay unexploded.

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  5. Kris S.12:55 AM

    Authors that make me happy: Sarah Addison Allen, Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner, Kay Hooper, and you.

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  6. So many great books to choose from. I think it depends on what bad mood I'm trying to drag myself out of. Erin McCarthy, JR Ward, You, Charlaine Harris, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes...

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  7. I've got quiet a few authors who makes me happy but lately that task has been done by Jaci Burton and Stacey Shannon. =)

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  8. David liss makes me happy.

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  9. Oh cripes now I have to try and remember them all. Actually went on a buying spree for the kindle today in need of smiles as my Granddad passed after a battle with dementia.

    Lets see
    Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Janet Evanovich actually just about any book that takes me into another world.

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  10. Ilona Andrew, David Weber, Lois McMasters Bujold etc.

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  11. The book I have always read if I'm sad and need a happy book is Eight Cousins by Louis May Alcott

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  12. :) I love paranormal romance and a title that I'm almost crazy to get my hands on is "Lothaire" by Kresley Cole!

    rachie2004 AT yah00 *d8t* c0m

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  13. I would have to say authors Linda Howard & Nalini Singh make me happy.

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  14. Jim Butcher makes me happy.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    dakeLa90 at aol dot com

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  15. Marian Keyes - even my least favorite of her books makes me happy.

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  16. Sorry you've got a long ugly story going on right now. If it helps, you're an author that makes me happy. Other authors that make me happy: Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant), Rob Thurman, Vince Flynn, Monica McCarty, Allison Brennan... Heck, so many authors make me happy I could take all day naming them.

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  17. Karen Marie Moning, you, Holly Lisle, Devon Monk, Rachel Vincent...I could go on and on.

    Cheers,
    Erin K.

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  18. Nalini Singh and Keri Arthur make me happy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Harry Potter books always make me happy. And from the romance department the Argeneau vamps.
    But what I'd currently love to get my hands on is Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

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  20. Lois Bujold McMaster, Jim Butcher, Gini Koch and of course, you. :D

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  21. Stephen King makes me happy (especially when he's making me think). I especially like "On Writing."

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  22. Your blog makes me happy, but I've never read any of your books - so if I win, just send me one of yours, Lynn ;).

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  23. Richelle Mead, Jim Butcher, and Kevin Hearne all top my very long list of authors that make me happy.

    Hope your situation improves soon!

    DiDi

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  24. It's an old book, but if you want a story to make you happy there's Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart. (Even as old as it is, it seems a lot of people haven't heard of it, so I still bring it up.) I already have it, so to make me happy... I still haven't gotten around to reading anything by Karen Marie Moning. I'm sure there are other UF writers I've missed, but hers is the only name to come to mind right now.

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  25. What a lovely request. Authors that I enjoy who are great to read are Stacey McLynn, Adriana Trigiani, and Lynne HInton.

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  26. A writer I can count on to lift my spirits is Tara Heavey. Thanks for this chance.

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  27. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Just about all books make me smile - a new adventure just waiting for me to open the cover and turn the pages.
    Thanks

    Marie

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  28. Book: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

    Author: Terry Pratchett.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. Tammy S10:43 AM

    Oh wow, I'm like the others hope the long story resolves itself for you.

    As for authors - you,, JD Robb, Jayne Ann Krentz, Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Matthew Reilly, Jennifer Ashely, Lora Leigh just to name a few

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  30. Faith Renfield11:25 AM

    Old Linda Howard books are comfort reads for me. She even has her own box, not just a section on my shelves.
    "Midnight Rainbow," can always make me laugh.

    Right now I'm eyeing "Everything Beautiful Began After" by Simon van Booy. He's Welsh, so I expect lush and lyrical prose from him.

    Hope things work out better than you expect, Lynn.

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  31. Whether or not I win, I recommend Thích Nhất Hạnh as a cure for exploding heads.

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  32. GayLee12:29 PM

    Happy, happy, happy!

    You, Ilona Andrews, Shelly Laurentson, Neil Gaiman, Meljean Brook, Steven Gould, Patricia Briggs,I could read the "Princess Bride" again and again

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  33. The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace :-)

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  34. Anne V.12:57 PM

    Rob Thurman. Gotta love a monster, a ninja and a puck.

    Hope your head un-explodes. ^_^

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  35. Right now I would like to put my name in the hat.

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  36. I just got Nightshine in the mail and I am VERY happy about that!

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  37. Ugh an ugly story? May you have rainbows in your clouds.

    Mmm, Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Barbara Erskine all keep me happy.

    Very generous of you to wave your magic wand!
    glynissmy at gmail dot com

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  38. clairecherven1:15 PM

    Thanks for the opportunity to wish for something....my name....your hat!

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  39. Thank you for this "wish".

    My first wish would be your book Lord of the Darkyn--Korvel's book (LOL).

    But in the alternative,
    Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega) & Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse) & Laurel K. Hamilton (Anita Blake), in that order.

    ezinwanyi1@yahoo.com

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  40. My favorite authors: Rachel Caine, Devon Monk, Lilith Saintcrow, Kat Richardson and Cherie Priest, to name a few. I like books.

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  41. Right now Cherie Priest is making me happy with her new book Ganymede.

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  42. Anonymous3:29 PM

    I second the suggestion of David Foster Wallace, especially his essays. (His collection, Consider the Lobster, had me laughing until I hurt.) I'm a guy, so not much of a romance fan (not at all, really), but I love your blog! Thanks so much.

    Kevin

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  43. I like books in many flavors.
    One author that always makes me happy and I go back to his books time and again, Nick Bantock. Beautiful words and beautiful art.

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  44. Rebecca Kelly or Lynn Viehl!

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  45. KateK5:01 PM

    Please keep your brain from exploding ... I want more Kyndred stories.

    Authors that that make me happy: you, Ilona Andrews, JD Robb, Jayne Ann Krentz (including Castle & Quick), Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Linda Howard, Lora Leigh, Jeaniene Frost, Keri Arthur, Charlaine Harris, Faith Hunter, Dara Joy, KM Moning, Michelle Sagara, Carrie Vaughn, Shiloh Walker ... I could go on, but I'm running out of room. I love authors that tell a good story and take me out of my thoughts. Thank you for this wonderful "wish". Hugs to you. k:))

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  46. Tried to subscribe to Post Comments (Atom) and got a volume full of code.

    I'd love a copy of Moby Dick -- lent mine out and it stayed away.

    by_mhrudolph@hotmail.com

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  47. I finally got Nightshine(long story there too) enjoyed it a lot. authors that make me happy- kinda stuck but I've been re-reading Joey W hill a lot lately.




    reese

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  48. For the smile, I'll fall back on the old standby of Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me. Given that my current academic reading load is full of utterly depressing mediations on urban development and exploitation, smiles are needed.

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  49. Sorry you've something unwanted on your plate. When the time is right, I'd love to hear the story. Authors I love to read: you, Ilona Andrews, Richelle Mead, Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, Janet Evanovich, and Maggie Shayne.
    Thanks so much!
    Jennifer

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  50. Throwing my name in the hat!

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  51. Nalini Singh, Patricia Briggs, and Julia Quinn :)

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  52. Delia C.8:10 PM

    If I'm mad, I reread the In Death series. Someone needs to be kicking ass and I'm ok with Eve Dallas doing it...less likely I'll go to jail that way. If I need a laugh, either Shelly Laurenston or Darynda Jones. Love me some Reyes Farrow. Yum! If I'm avoiding working on my NaNoWriMo novel (like I am right now), I'll read just about anything.

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  53. I'm sorry about the potential head explodage - the feeling seems to be in season.

    Someone recommended The Princess Bride as a book that made her really happy, and it did to me too, until the last little caveat. I usually like Joe R Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series for something that makes me laugh out loud and dial down the rage meter.

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  54. ((HUGS)) No exploding heads, OK?

    All authors make me happy because I'm grateful they give me so many books to read!

    A book that makes me particularly happy? CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

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  55. One of my favorite authors is Diana Gabaldon. I love every word that she writes.

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  56. One Thousand Gifts, by Anne Voskamp
    Someday I'll get to read this book. :P In the meantime, I read every review of it I can find.

    Please, no exploding heads!... Though it could be interesting fictitiously.

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  57. Quilt books and Erma Bombeck make me happy lately. :)

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  58. If I'm looking for a happy read I go with Walter Farley. His Black Stallion series always is a good read for me.

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  59. I have too many favorites (you included)to list, so I'll just throw my name in the magic hat.

    Bob

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  60. shizuka11:40 PM

    A zillion names to chose from, but books that I love and make me happy (not always the same thing as I like sad endings if they make sense) are I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett, and every single Harry Potter book. Which are all children's books. A recent book that made me tremendously sad but also happy was Revolution by Jennifer Donnely.

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  61. lots of authors make me very happy but today's been one of those days. People have been a funky moon all week. Sure seems like it's been a full moon.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  62. My happy place authors are Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Ilona Andrews, and Marjorie M. Liu, all whom I definitely need for this week.

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