The Compulsive Reader: SUPER TUESDAY

Tuesday, February 5, 2008



Not only this Tuesday Super Tuesday due to all the voting that's going on (although, that is important, so if you are over 18, GO VOTE NOW!), but it's Super Tuesday at The Compulsive Reader because we have TWO book reviews, LOADS of contest announcements, and TONS of news! So let's delve in!

The first book review of the day:

The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts: Dumped by Popular Demand by P.G. Kain

Most 13-year-old girls would be devastated to learn that their family has to move across the country from sunny California to New Jersey. But most girls aren't Dorie Dilts. Dorie is a scientist, and a bit of a loner. She has long been observing the popular girls at school, envious of their friendships. So moving to a completely different school makes her excited, because now she has the perfect opportunity to put her scientific experiment into play. Objectives: To get popular. Hypothesis: If she gets dumped by Grant, then she will become popular. Results: Inconclusive...perhaps?

The first in The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts, Dumped by Popular Demand is inventive, smart, and funny. While Dorie may be wise in all things academia, her social awkwardness is something that girls of any age can relate to. Dorie's discovery of true friendship and the meaning of popularity will be unforgettable in this humorous novel that has more heat than an exothermic reaction!

Now for some news:

All you fans of Simon Pulse's Once Upon a Time series, get ready! A new book, The Crimson Thread, A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin will be out June 17, 2008. How very exciting. They seem to be running out of fairy tales to rewrite. The only popular one I can think of is The Princess and the Pea. But then of course there are the many, many lesser known ones to write about, like Nancy Holder did in The Rose Bride, which was fantastic, by the way. So mark June 17 on your calendar!

Remember that review of NOT Anything by Carmen Rodrigues? Well, now you can find out just how awesome it is for yourself! It's now in bookstores today!

So is the sequel to Dumped by Popular Demand! The School for Cool , as is the review of it!

Dorie Dilts is back again for more hilarious experiments in The School for Cool. She and her BFF have been selected to go to Washington D.C. for the summer to attend an exclusive summer program for Arts and Sciences. Dorie is ecstatic, for this is the perfect chance to meet her idol, scientist Jane Goodall. But with a stuck-up roommate, a condescending project leader, and the realization that she may not be the smartest kid in the program, Dorie's chances are looking pretty grim. Until she comes up with the perfect science experiment that will provide a solution for everything...

Once again, Dorie will keep readers riveted to the pages of The School for Cool as she weaves her intricate experiments. Branching out beyond just science, Dorie proves that just because you are smarter than many of your peers doesn't mean you are in any way immune to the problems many teens face. Dorie is a lovable heroine that no one will want to miss.

And now for some cool contests: I'll be giving away three titles from Aladdin M!X...a copy of each of the Dorie Dilts books and Class Favorite by Taylor Morris! All you need to do to enter is email me your name, address, and email with Aladdin M!X in the subject heading by February 29.

Also, check in Thursday for the unveiling of February's Book of the Month and the cool contest that'll be going along with it! If you are smart and cunning, you might have already figured out what book it is...

Now for some non-site related contests...it's not too late to be entered into The Page Flipper's Go Figure Giveaway! You've got until the tenth! And if that doesn't interest you, be sure to enter her PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY. 5 books! For free!

Elizabeth Scott, author of Bloom, Perfect You, and Stealing Heaven is giving away a signed copy of the upcoming novel by Lisa McMann, WAKE, on her MySpace blog. Both Elizabeth and Lisa are on my top friends list on MySpace. Sorry, but you'll need an account to enter!

And keep those comments coming, folks...I've got a drawer full of books (literally) that need to be given away!

Well hopefully you all have a wonderful Tuesday. I for one an am excited to see the poll results for tomorrow. My Law instructor is sure that Romney and Clinton will win...we'll have to see!



Anonymous said...

I'm definitely entering that contest. I saw those two books on the TRT site and added them to my WL immediately. Hopefully I'll be able to win :)

Thanks for all the reviews and updates!

Lisa McMann said...

Thanks for mentioning the WAKE contest! For those without myspace accounts, they can enter on Elizabeth's blog. http://elizabethwrites.com/blog/