Friday, July 3, 2009

CONTEST: Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen

WHAT? A contest to win one copy of Sarah Dessen's latest release, Along for the Ride.

WHEN? The contest will run from today, July 3, until Sunday, July 19th at midnight eastern time.


1. Comment on this post answering the question: What is your favorite part of going to the beach and why? Leave your e-mail address with your comment! If you do not, you will NOT be entered!
2. Send an e-mail to hopesblog[at]hotmail[dot]com answering the question: What is your favorite part of going to the beach and why?

+1 each time you post about this contest somewhere (could be blog, myspace, facebook, twitter, etc.) but make sure each time you post about it, you leave me a link in a separate comment each time, or you they will not count.
+1: I'm thinking of doing another About Me post, so every question you ask will count as an extra entry. =)



Jessica said...

I can't wait to read this. I've been dieing to get it from the library but I'm like 15th in line :( My favorite part of going to the beach is showing off my new bikini. I just got it from Victoria's Secret. It's black with white polka dots and it has ruffles! So cute!
+1 posted this on my blog

Llehn said...

My favorite part about going to the beach is the company I hang out with.
My question to you : Who is your secret author crush whom you won't admit in public?


Alicia said...

I actually haven't been to the beach in years (depressing, right?!) However, I used to love to go with my cousins and just build sand castles and splash around in the just reminds me of being young again and I miss it!!!

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Emily Ruth said...

The smell of the beach! *sigh*
-posted in sidebar

KR said...

I think I'n part reptile. I could just lay in the sun and soak it up for hours!!! It's not about a tan...I use SPF 50, I just love how the sun feels on my skin!! (just got home yesterday...I'm lucky . It's only 1 1/2 hours away.)


jpetroroy said...

My favorite part is just feeling the sun.
+1 What was your favorite book when you were a kid?

Liz said...

I've wanted this book for SO long!
My favorite part of going to the beach is relaxing on the beach and reading a good book!
+1 If you could have any other name what would it be?
+1 If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Liz said...

Oops sorry I forgot my email adress!


liztapioka14 [at] yahoo [dot] com

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Is this international? If it is count me in!

My favourite thing about going to the beach is cooling off in the sea without turning blue from cold. A serious risk in England!

~The Book Pixie said...

I am dying to read this! I love Sarah Dessen! Thanks for having this contest!

I have tons of favorite things about going to the beach-even though I haven't been sice 2005- but I'll just list 3:

1. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
2. The beauty and photographing the scene.
3. Looking for seashells.


~The Book Pixie said...

+1 Tweeted here:


~The Book Pixie said...

+1 Linked to contest in sidebar here:


~The Book Pixie said...

+1 Posted myspace blog about contest here:


~The Book Pixie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
~The Book Pixie said...

+1 If you could choose any book character to be your best friend, who would it be and why?


~The Book Pixie said...

+1 What book character would you say is most like yourself and why?


Anonymous said...

Ooooh I can't wait to read this! My favorite thing about going to the beach is ALWAYS being able to walk barefoot in the sand. There is absolutely nothing that compares to the feeling!

mya DOT rooney AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Tweeted about this here:

Anonymous said...

Added it to my sidebar (click on my name above!)

mya DOT rooney AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Are you Team Zombie? Team Unicorn? Team Bunny? Team Llama? TELL US! =D

Andrea said...

Ok..I'm weird, I know, but I am not a beach fan...I don't like the ocean (who knows what's lurking there), I hate the sand, and then its too hot and I can't go into the ocean (sincec I'm scared of it)...I've lived in Florida for 20 years, so of course I've been tons of times, but give the pool any day! If I had to choose something, then it would be the sound of the waves crashing!

And I blogged about the contest here

Sandy said...

My favorite part about going to the beach is just swimming in the water while sneaking peeks at really cute guys. xD

a question for ya: who's your favorite YA guy so far?

I'll post this contest on my sidebar. :)

tashiana said...

+1 My favorite part of going to the beach is getting out of the water and being all sandy and smelling beachy for the rest of the day. Feels like freedom. Well, maybe my favorite part is actually playing in the water, but the beachy smell and feel is definetely my second favorite.
and now, prepare for random questioning
what is your favorite nail polish color?
What random things were you afraid of when you were little?
How did you learn to ride a bike?
Do you have any scars? How did you get them?
What is your favorite kind of sandwhich meat?
Who's your favorite author?
What book made you cry?
What sparked your interest in reading?
What's the first website you go to when you open the internet?

btw i've just started following you i'm just discovering that there's a whole reading and reviewing world on blogger that i'd like to be apart of.

my email is

Sara said...

Bathing and swimming in the sea! Love it!

If you could live in a book - which book would it be, and why?


Laina said...

Is this open to Canada? If it is:

I've only been to the beach once and technically it was a lake beach, and it was cold, windy, and I was like three.

+1 I posted about it here:
+1 What is your favorite color?
+1 Who is your favorite singer or band and why?
+1 What website do you visit most, besides Blogger?
+1 What is your favorite movie that has been made from a book?
+1 What is your favorite genre of books?
+1 Who is your all time favorite literary character?
+1 What book could you read over and over, and not get bored with or sick of?
+1 What's the number one book that can make you cry?
+1 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
+1 If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you trade places with and why?
+1 What's your guilty pleasure read?

Okay, how's that for questions? Lol

Liyana said...

My fave part of going to the beach: lying on a huge beach towel with my sunglasses on, peering at the hot hunks showing off. :D

+1: What is the one book you can reread over and over again?
+1 How many books are in your tbr pile on average (per week)?
+1 Do you read gosip sites for the latest in entertainment news?
+1 Which IM do you prefer: MSN, Yahoo or AIM?
+1 Do you Twitter?
+1 If no, why???
+1 What's the link?
+1 Which Sarah Dessen book is your fave?
+1 Are you a fan of John Green/ David Levithan?
+1 What's your favourite show?
+1 What's the thickest book you've ever read?
+1 How many pages?
+1 Was it in large print? :P
+1 What's YOUR fave part of going to the beach?
+1 Do you have any pets?
+1 What type of books do you like to read?
+1 How do you review books?

WhatBriReads said...

My favorite part of going to the beach is the sand. I don't like water, and don't know how to swim, but I do like the feeling of the sand. :)

+1 linked to this contest on my sidebar at


Bianca said...

My favorite part about going to the beach is the water and building sand castles! :D I also like all the other people there, it's entertaining. When I was at Venice Beach is was so fun, this one man was stepping on glass for his act. Haha

I posted this on my blog.

Here are my questions for you

1. If you could have any other name, what would you pick?

2. What is your favorite time of day?

3. What's your favorite movie?

4. What is your favorite tv show?

5. What is the last movie you seen in theaters?

6. Do you like plays/theatre?

7. What's your favorite band?

Tasha said...

My favorite thing about the beach is the smell and the spray of the water. So wonderful!

Who is your favorite fictional character EVER?


Marie said...

My favorite part of the beach is building sand castles :-)

Charlotte said...

wonderful contest!
please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest, thanks! My favorite part about the beach is the sun, the waves, and just the whole atmosphere.

Hailey said...


+1 i posted this on my myspace (would give you link but my account is private so nobody would see it)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

What was your favorite childhood television program?

Are you a collector of anything?

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?

Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy?

What's the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?

Have any hidden talents?

Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love?

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?

Ever wish you were born the opposite sex? If so, why?

Do you believe in the afterlife?

Which is the most funniest prank played on you or played by you?

Do you have any phobias?

Do you feel that the overuse of hairdryers in the world is a contributing factor to global warming?

If you could bring back one famous person from the dead- who & why?

Have you ever fired a gun?

Do you have a tattoo?

What five things will you always find in your purse?

Do you believe in Karma?

Stupidest thing you ever did with your cell phone?

whoa whoops! sorry im naturally curious. i didn't mean to ask so many! anyway you dont have to count all those.