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The Compulsive Reader: Win Psych Major Syndrome!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Win Psych Major Syndrome!


Hey everyone,

Well, June seems to be The Month of Contests. I've got one more for y0u all!

Psych Major Syndrome

"Using the skills you've learned so far in Introduction to Psychology, please write a brief self-assessment describing how things are going in your freshman year. Presenting Concerns: The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).

Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.

Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?

Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who's badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive. Diagnosis: Psych Major Syndrome"

Alicia Thompson graduated from the New College of Florida in 2006 with a degree in psychology, and wrote this debut novel in between pulling all-nighters on her senior thesis. Her short stories, “Abby Greene for President” and “Stealing Mark Twain,” have appeared in Girls’ Life magazine. She is currently working on an MFA in fiction writing at the University of South Florida, where she still pulls the occasional all-nighter.

Prize: Two lucky winners will win an ARC of Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson, and then a finish, signed copy when it's available (winners can also send their review in for the chance to have it posted on Alicia's site!).
How to win: Just leave me a comment below!
Deadline: This contest will run until June 26th!

Good luck everyone, and thanks for entering!

68 comments:

Liyana said...

Oh, I like this! It definitely has a great synopsis. Count me in please? :D

The Book Obsession said...

Enter me Tirzah =]

Erica said...

I like it! It sounds like a really great read.

Lauren's Blog said...

Oh, sounds fabulous! I think I would love this book!

Lauren :)

Michelle said...

Sounds really good. Count me in as well.

=D

Ashley (Girl That Reads) said...

This book looks great! I really like the cover art.

~The Book Pixie said...

Count me in please! This book sounds awesome. Great cover too. Thanks for having such a great giveaway.

Briana :D
thebookpixie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Catt said...

Enter me, please! I am SOO excited to read it =D

Diana Dang said...

Interesting!

Rylie said...

Enter me, please!

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

anotherpageisused said...

Enter me please!
I really wanna read this :D

-Lexi(:

am.ernsberger@hotmail.com

Janssen said...

Oh man, I'd love this!

Angiegirl said...

Nice. It's so refreshing sometimes to read about college-age young adults. This one looks like fun. Please enter me!

Taschima Cullen said...

Sign me up!

rockin._.taschima@hotmail.com
or
bloodybookaholic@hotmail.com

Breanna said...

I haven't heard of this one before. But I really like the cover. Please count me in! :)

-Breanna

Tempestt said...

Looks like a great read! :)

Lizzy said...

Enter me please! I'm a psych major, and I totally overanalyze everything...it's actually pretty unfortunate.

Laurel said...

This sounds good. Count me in please!

-Laurel
yareviewsbylaurel at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really interesting. It souds just like something I would read. Great contest! Count me in.

-Linzz

Llehn said...

This book sounds awesome! I'd love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks.

Senfaye said...

This looks fabulous! I would love to read it!!!

-Senfaye :)
annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

Share You Sweet Tread said...

WOW what a titel please enter me

larissa said...

Wow, she's almost like me,haha. I relly need someone to check my teacher's mental health situation and I'm as clueless about the opposite sex as one can be, haha.

xo,

larissa

halleyjane said...

Haha. My roommate was a psych major - this gift will go to her after my read if I'm lucky enough to win. Great contest!

Brittani said...

Sounds like an awesome read! I'd love to be entered. =D

Brittani
poeticxheart@gmail.com

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Tasha said...

Sounds like such a fun read! Please count me in.

ann said...

Sounds great!

Katie said...

Enter me!
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Simply_Megan said...

Please enter me! I really want to read this.

swimmer1430@aim.com

Hillary said...

Ooooooooooooooo. I wanted to be a psychologist for sooo long...well, until I realized I don't like school, I'd need 12+ years of college, and I'd rather do something concerning books. I'm really excited to read this one, it looks lovely.

Meredith said...

I have been wanting to read this ever since I first saw it on one of The Story Siren's Books to Pine For posts!

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Sounds fabulous! Please enter me in the contest.

LiddypooL2(at)aol(dot)com

Jessica said...

Sounds awesome! :-D

Jenita said...

Sounds like a really fun book. :D

celi.a said...

Can't wait to read this book. Great contest!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan said...

I'd love a chance to read this one! Thanks!

Megan
mearley@twinlakes.k12.in.us

Sylvia said...

The book sounds interesting and I really, really love the cover! I hope I win:) Thanks for holding the contest:)

sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

a flight of minds said...

This sounds really good. And it's about a psychology class? :D

We'd love to be entered:
Alex & Lauren at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

donnas said...

Sounds interesting. Please include me.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

biblauragraphy said...

What a fun way to frame the book! Thanks for running the contest

piraterita said...

Put me in!
~Rita

grace said...

Please enter me!

graceaparker@bellsouth.net

Sara said...

Thanks for the contest!
This book sounds really good.
grochowskis@hotmail.com

book_worm127 said...

Oooh, sounds good.

P.S I just discovered your blog and I really like it! It'll probably be one of my regulars now :D

book_worm127@yahoo.com, just in case you need email!

Reader Rabbit said...

I've been lusting after this one for ages...
Count me in!

Linna said...

This one is just my cup of tea. I want to read it. Please do enter me. :D
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

katie said...

Ooh this one looks really good. Enter me please!

katieb206@gmail.com

Laina said...

If Canadian entries are cool, I'd love to be entered to win this one! Laina1312@gmail.com

soundistheword3 said...

Sounds gooooooood! The cover's great, and the synopsis is even better. Please enter me!

Kristin (e-mail = dazdnconfusd@comcast.net)

Tina said...

This sounds so great! Count me in.

Aimee said...

The book sounds awesome! Please enter me!

Jenna said...

This one looks so good, and the plot looks amazing! Please, enter me!

:)

Jenna

jennapomme@yahoo.com

SarahChristine said...

this book sounds amazing!!

iamliterate said...

I always need more books for my summer of reading. =) Enter me, please.

katlins@cox.net

mabelilly28 said...

Definitely an interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity!

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

Collegiate Bookworm said...

This book sounds great! Plus I added the link to the sidebar of my blog!

christina said...

Sounds like an awesome book!!

Tina's Blog said...

Please enter me in your contest! I would love to read this book.
Thanks.
www.booksaremything.blogspot.com

Paradox said...

This book sounds awesome!

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Alexa said...

Enter me please!
lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

leavemespeechless said...

Enter me please. :)
leavemespeechless@redwall.net

NotNessie said...

If Canadians, are welcome I'd love to be entered in teh contest. I'm a former psych major, so very interested!

gypsyrover21(at)yahoo.ca

ProdElektra said...

Grea synopsis:D
Enter me please:)
prodhi@live.com

towerofbooks said...

Count me in. This book looks good!

towerofbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie said...

This looks like an interesting read.

angelilee91@gmail dot com

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

holdenj said...

Did I miss it or did you mean July? I'd love to read this, it's already on my TBR list.

Thanks.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com