Giveaway: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold *~* This giveaway is now closed ~*~

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
October 1, 2009

Read an excerpt

From the Hachette Book Group:
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.


The Giveaway Details:
Courtesy of the Hachette Book Group, I have five copies of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold to giveaway.
  1. Tell me what book you would like to see adapted into a movie.
  2. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only (no PO boxes - please).
  3. Leave your email with your comment if it is NOT part of your profile.
  4. Contest ends on Sunday, October 11th at 8 PM CST.
  5. Books will be mailed from the Hachette Book Group to the winners.


38 comments:

TJ said...

I'd like to see The Hunger games or Mistborn as a movie. :3

Alicia said...

I would like to see any of Kim Harrison's books as a movie. Starting with Dead Witch Walking.

I would also like to see Karen Chance's book as a movie!!

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Ivy said...

I would love to see City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare made into a movie.

ivybookreadertimes@live.com

:D

edmontonjb said...

I think The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters could make a good movie
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Patti said...

I loved this book - that is a pretty amazing group of actors they've got on board for the movie. What book would I want to see as a movie? Maybe Stray by Rachel Vincent.

No need to enter me, I've already got this one. Thanks!

RKCharron said...

Hi Donna :)
Thanks for the fun giveaway contest.
I loved the blurb & trailer.
THE LOVELY BONES sounds intriguing.
The movie version is star-filled & should be great.
:)
I would love to see Anne McCaffrey's Pern series made into movies.
:)
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I would love to see The Maze Runner by James Dashner made into a movie. :)
And I'm looking forward to The Hunger Games being made as well.

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Fiction Vixen said...

Great giveaway!!
Hard for me to say what book I'd like to see made into a movie. Sometimes it's to see a story played out when it was so much different in my head. I thinking I might like to see Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon although it would have to be a long movie!

Scott Romanski said...

I'd love to see a movie made out of Maximun Ride by James Patterson

Lynz Pickles said...

I'd love to see A Great and Terrible Beauty as a movie, because it'd either be epic (which is the outcome I'd prefer) or so horrible it'd be funny. Either way, I'd be amused.

elnice said...

Great giveaway. This looks great. I definitely need to read the book before I watch the movie.
I would like to see Rachel Caines Morganville Vampires made into a movie.
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Nicola said...

I would like to see The Night Runner by Max Turner made into a movie. Email is in my profile.

S.M.D. said...

I'd love to see Kage Baker's The House of the Stag done as a movie adaptation. It would never work, but it would be so cool if it could be done...

My email is my profile. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Lisa Richards said...

I'd love to see Michael Grant's "Gone" made into a movie. Loved the book and it's sequel "Hunger".

Would love to read "The Lovely Bones".

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Crystal Adkins said...

I'd love to see J.R. Wards' BDB series turned into a movie :)
Crystal Adkins
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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Donna!

I'd like to see The Hunger Games, Dead Witch Walking, Marked as movies .... all great reads in my opinion.

Please count me in.

Dottie :)
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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

OMG! I really want this book!!!

And I'd like to see "Sundays at Tiffany's" made into a movie. It would be THE cutest movie EVER!!

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Barbara said...

I would love to win this book. I would like to see Italian for Beginners made into a movie.

I now follow your blog.

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Valorie said...

I have been wanting to see a really good, high quality remake of The Divine Comedy made into a movie.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance. I would like to see The Host made into a movie, and now I hear it is. Can't wait to see it.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Marilu said...

I would love to read this! I usually find movies adapted from a book to be disappointing. A few I think I would like to see if they were made into movies are Turning Angel y Greg Iles, Quiet Game by Greg Iles, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, and Gump & Co. by Winston Groom (sequel to Forest Gump!)
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Bella F. said...

I'd like to see "First Comes Marriage" (the whole Huxtable series actually)by Mary Balogh made into a really good period movie, kinda like Sense & Sensibility :) ~Bella

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Sandra K321 said...

I would like to see "Admission" by Jean Hanff Korelitz made into a movie.

pippirose said...

There is no book I'd like to see made into a movie, as I much prefer reading the book to seeing the movie...
:o)
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van_pham said...

I would like jeaniene frost's Night Huntress novels be turned into a movie.


Van

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Turtle said...

hi there! this book has been on my must read list forever but then seems to slip my mind when i go to look at books! ...duh!

i would love to see the witching hour made into a movie!

cstironkat said...

I would like to see The Night Gardener made into a movie.

Smokinhotbooks said...

Is it too ambitious to want all of Kresely Cole + Gena Showalter's books turned into major motion pictures...

Oh I loved this book!

Jake Lsewhere said...

I think I'd like to see a movie version of American Gods.

BreiaB said...

The Hunger Games and Kim Harrison's Hollows series should be made into movies.

ellie said...

I definitely think The Host would make a great movie.Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I'd like to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower turned into a movie
andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rue said...

I'd love to see Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game adapted into a movie.
Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Kelly said...

It's hard to say, because I feel that most movies are a very poor representation of the depth of a book!

However, I would like to see a BETTER movie adaptation of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards. The only movie version now is a Lifetime movie, and it's barf-tastic.

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

snoz said...

I've always wanted to see Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn chronicles- or at least 'The farseekers'. I can picture some of the scenes.
But, as I love the series so much, it would probably disappoint. Sigh :)

Tracey said...

I would love to see the Traveler by John twelve hawks turned into a movie and The devil you know by Mike Carey. Both exceptional books and would make very good movies.

pixie13 said...

I am usually disappointed by movies based on books, but there are 2 recently reads that MIGHT make fairly decent movies if handled well, The Manhattan Prophet & Estuary. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a VERY well-adapted version of Rohinton Mistry's 'A Fine Balance' or MG Vassanji's 'The Book of Secrets' or 'The Inbetween World of Vikram Lal.' It would be hard to pull off though... I've never read 'The Lovely Bones' and would love to before watching the film. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca


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