The Compulsive Reader: New Contest: Win a Copy of Girl in the Arena!

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Contest: Win a Copy of Girl in the Arena!

A couple of weeks ago, I read an amazing book called Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines, which tells the story of an alternate world in which the gladiator sport is wildly popular in the United States. You can click here to read my review, or here to visit the author's website for more information. If those two links haven't convinced you of this book's awesomeness, then this spectacular video will:

Thanks to the generosity of Bloomsbury, I have three copies to give away to readers...but first I want to know who you would cast as the characters of Lyn, Uber, and Mark. Those of you who haven't read the book but would like to win can still comment for a chance to win, but those of you who have a few actors in mind can comment below with them for extra entries! This contest will run through November 9th, US addresses only please.

So go ahead and comment! This book is very enjoyable and engrossing, and I hope you'll check it out!

P.S. Click here for the main character Lyn's playlist!


aqtbenz said...

I have not read the book, but I would love to win a copy! It sounds amazing--and I love that video1 It's hilarious!

Thanks for the contest!

Email: aqtbenz[at]hotmail[dot]com

Vanesa said...

I haven't read the book yet! But I can't wait to get my hands on it!!


Alyssa is magical! said...

I remember reading your review of this book, and being really excited, so I would love to enter!


Wendy said...

I haven't read Girl in the Arena but after seeing that trailer, I want to so bad! That's seriously the greatest book trailer ever! :)

Natalie said...

I haven't gotten around to reading this yet, but I've heard great things about it, so count me in!

P.S. The video made me literally LOL.

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

Jordan Perryman said...

I have been wanting to read this book! It looks so good!!!

Also the video was GREAT!


Jess said...

I have not read the book but would love to win a copy! jhendersonn[at]gmail[dot]com

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I haven't read but I really want to!
I've watched that trailer numerous times for the past few weeks. It's amazingly awesome!

So, please enter me!

bookreviewsbyjess (@) gmail.com

Jessica B said...

I haven't read it, but would love the chance to! Please enter me in this awesome contest.

shutupjessicasreading @gmail.com

Mavie said...

This book sounds amazing! Please enter me in this contest :)


Angie Frazier said...

I'd love to win a copy, especially after seeing that hilarious trailer!

Sylvia said...

I LOVED the video and the rap:) and also I LOVE what this book is about, kind of like dystopian but not so? but still! I really really want to read this book so much, I hope I win! *fingers crossed* Thanks for this wonderful contest!


Melanie said...

I haven't read this book yet, but it sounds absolutely fabulous!


jpetroroy said...

I haven't read this yet, but would love to win a copy!

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot) com

tetewa said...

First time hearing about this one, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Nothing is more fun than imagining what actors would play what roles in a novel... I haven't read the book, but I'd venture Drew Barrymore could play any role with finesse, except maybe that of a "girl!" Maybe Ellen Page (Juno) could be toughened up for the role?

Kelsey said...

Great contest! I really want to read this (and not only because of the awesome video!)


kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I haven't read it either but I'm curious to know your choices for the cast =)

Please enter me for the giveaway.

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Lilixtreme said...

Haven't read the book yet: reason for entering contest, lol. I hope I win to find out who those characters are!


BreiaB said...

If I didn't want to read this before I do after watching that video. That was awesome. Enter me please.

bbricke AT yahoo DOT com

Mama Nez said...

Wow, that video is halarious and it makes me want to read this book. I have not read it yet, but hope to soon! email: ineto15@hotmail.com

Erica said...

P{Lease enter me! Gil in the Arena sounds awesome!

:) Erica

Staysi said...

Please enter me :) I haven't read it and I'd love a copy!

staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

throuthehaze said...

Have not read this yet. I would love to win a copy!

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Eleni said...

Please enter me for this contest :)


The Library Lurker said...

Oh wow, this book looks sooo good! It would be AMAZING to win a copy! Thanks so much for having the contest!


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fading_tales said...

Haven't had a chance to get the book yet but I'd love to try it out! The video is hilarious.


Briana said...

That video is hilarious! OMG, they made me want to read it even more! I havent read it..so I cant do the actors/characters deal, but I would love to be entered to win this!! Thank you!


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I love this video :)

Haven't read the book, so I can't comment on actors etc.

foltzsfantsticbooks at gmail.com

Cecelia said...

I haven't read the book either, but I want too SO BADLY. That video makes me want to die laughing. Great links, too!

I like Selena Gomez - can I nominate her for Lyn, even though I don't know if she'd fit?

THanks for offering the contest!


Cherie J said...

I have not read this but I have heard great things about it online so I would like to remedy this. Please enter me.


Sab H. said...

I haven't read it yet! But I'd love to be entered! Thanks!!


A Passion For Books said...

I can't wait to read this book! Great giveaway! That trailer was hilarious. Thanks for sharing it.


Kaizen Fashion Project said...

I haven't read it, but would love to!

heatheranne99 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Enna Isilee said...

Ooh! Ooh! I REALLY want to read this!

Enna Isilee

Angiegirl said...

Nope, haven't read the book yet but have heard tons about it. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!

angiegirl (at) gmail (dot) com

Brittany said...

I have not read this book yet, but that video made me want to even more! Thanks for the contest.


Kristen said...

Fantastic video! I haven't read the book, but it sounds GREAT! Please enter me.

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

pepsivanilla said...

Sounds good, haven't read it yet, but I picture someone like Jena Malone as Lyn.


Anonymous said...

I have not yet been able to read this book. But from all the great reviews I've read so far, I would love to read it. Please count me in!

Love the book trailer. So hilarious!

Anna ♥

Jessy said...

I have not read this yet, but I would love to!

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Mrs. Litkenhus said...

Ok that is the best trailor EVER!

I have not read this book but who could go wrong with Brad Pitt and maybe Justin Timberlake? I wold also love to see Riahana as the tough girls, she looks lie she could take it!

Hailey Miller said...

I haven’t read this book, but it sounds like an absolutely awesome book! Please enter me.


Emma said...

I have not read the book .Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

~The Book Pixie said...

I haven't read this book so I don't know who I'd pick to act for a movie of it. However, I would really love to win it.


Book Sp(l)ot said...

I haven't read it (but oh how I want to!) but now I'm really intrigued by what this would look like as a movie-i know it'll be in my head whenever I do read it :)


Jaime said...

This sounds like a great win, add me in
copperllama at yahoo dot com