Friday, September 4, 2009

Once was Lost by Sara Zarr Contest

I love Sara Zarr's books. They are amazing. I have a second copy of Once was Lost. It is my favorite book of hers, which was really hard to decide. Anyways here is what it is about:
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor's kid, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reason to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already-worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel. In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed---about God, about your family, about yourself---is transformed.
To enter, answer this question: What event could happen to spin your life out of control?
1. New or Current follower. +5
2. Re-post it in any social network or blog. +3 each
3. +1 for each referral and +1 on being referred.
This Contest is open till September 21st at midnight. International is okay, just indicate it, because only two of the prizes can go to international winners.

52 comments:

  1. The death of one of my family members would definitely spin my life out of control. I don't even want to think about it.

    I love Sara Zarr as well! Sweethearts in one of my favorite books.

    (+5) I was already a follower. :D

    Thanks for the contest!

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  2. New follower +5
    Any death of a close family member would really spin me

    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  3. my grand mother passing would really set my life out of control

    +5 new follower

    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  4. Easily, the death of a family member. Too scary to even think about.

    +5 current follower

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  5. Losing anyone close to me I wouldn't be able to handle. My family and friends are my rocks.

    +5 Already a follower

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  6. I think it's the death of a family member, definitely...

    I would really love to read Once was Lost! I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it, and since Sweethearts didn't really do it for me, I hope this one will, I really really want to love this book, I hope I win so that I can finally read it, thanks!! :)

    sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

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  7. Totally awesome of you to give one copy away. I can't wait to read this one, I love Sara Zarr.

    New or Current follower. +5
    michelle_thebookjunkie@hotmail
    and I live in Canada, just so you know.

    Thank you! =D

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  8. oooh, this book looks really good!
    Ive been dying to get my hands on it!
    Dani.
    lightningstreak123@comcast.net

    What event could happen to spin my life out of control?
    I would probably say the death of anyone close to me, that would be heartbreaking and I dont know how i would deal.
    Also the divorce of my parents might spin my life out of control. I dont know how Id deal with that either.

    Extras:
    +5: Follower!
    +3: Linked to Sidebar-
    http://danidlion.blogspot.com/

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  9. +5 current follower

    meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

    sounds like a beautiful story

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  10. If anyone in my family passed away that would definitely spin my life out of control.

    I am a current follower.

    I live in Canada.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. If I wrecked my car it would spin my life out of control, simply because I need it for my job as well as for student teaching, which my graduating college hinges on. OMG idk what I would do if that happened.

    +5 for already being a follower
    +3 linked to sidebar (http://readingisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com)

    email:
    goodbooksandgoodwine[at]gmail.com

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  12. I'm a current follower. a Loved one dying would do it/.
    addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

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  13. I've always wanted to read a Sara Zarr book, so thanks for the opportunity!

    What event could happen to spin your life out of control? Death of someone close to me. I can't even stand to think about it.

    +5 current follower

    Best of luck, everyone!

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  14. The death of a family member.

    I am a follower.

    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  15. Definitely someone passing away is life changing.
    I am a follower and would like to win this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I think eith losing my job or going bankrupt would spin my life out of control.

    +5 Current follower

    I'm in Canada so I guess its International.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  17. Awesome, thanks! I'm a follower and linked to sidebar. http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/
    adrienne2093(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. Ahh I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the contest(:

    +5 current follower

    Kelsey
    kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

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  19. Well I just finished reading Leaving Paradise and I'm sure if my best friend ran me over with a car would spin my life out of control.
    +5 Already a follower
    -Liz :P

    liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. The death of hubby or either of my sons.

    +5 follower


    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  21. The death of my mother, she's everything for me...

    +5 new follower

    my email is chicareview@gmail.com

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  22. A death in the family would leave me devastated!

    +5 Follower

    I'm an international entrant.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Since the beginning of this year, 3 of my family members health have went completely down hill. Because of this big changes happened with my family and we're all still trying to figure out how to cope with them. But then again it's better than the alternative which is loosing any of them.

    +5 already a follower

    Amber

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  24. +5 I'm a follower
    +3 for posting on Pulse It (haleyknitz)
    +3 for posting at my blog (haleymathiot.blogspot.com)

    haley mathiot at yahoo dot com

    the event that could spin my life out of controll would be if one of my family members died. i could handle just about anything else--loosing our family business, having to move across the country (again), or even my close friend leaving me (not wanting to talk to me anymore.). but if one of my family members, or my one friend, died... i think i'd probably die too.

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  25. hey this is alyssa. i have been waiting to get this book. i have done everything i can to get this i have +1(commented) and everything i have had to endure hours of yelling from my little cousins. nothing works but i CANT WAIT for this book to come out!!
    {dixievolleystar@yahoo.com}

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  26. Ooh, great! I would like to enter, and I am from Serbia (so, it would be an international entry).

    My world would be completely shaken if, God forbid, there was a death in my immediate family, or among one of my closest friends. I have never experienced something like that, and I don't know how I would handle it.

    +5 for being a new follower
    +3 for tweeting about it (http://twitter.com/rblprince89)

    My email is rebelprince89@live.com

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  27. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Hi Sarah :) Once Was Lost sounds great, please count me in to win and thank you very much!

    While I absolutely agree with the majority of the other posters a/k/a the death of a loved one would be horrific and definitely spin my life out of control - there are different things that I can only imagine that, bizarre as they sound, would also cause an out of control spin but in a different way. Such as:

    If I suddenly won the lottery (everything would be changed for good AND bad, I suspect)
    If God were to ACTUALLY literally answer/vocally respond to one of my prayers! Can you imagine? We always pray, never sanely imagining for a moment we could hear his voice in return. A person would doubt their sanity, yet it could be a hugely life-changing moment.

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  28. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    +5 am a current Follower :)

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  30. I think the death of someone I love or if they were diagnose with a really ugly disease will be awful for me and that would spin my life out of control.

    +5 Im a follower.
    +3 Tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/Libelula89/status/3812464417
    +3 Linked to sidebar: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/

    *Key* talk me about the contest ^^

    INTERNATIONAL

    Mariana
    sarima89(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. If i found a way to do parachuting (with my current budget and without my current fear for heights!!) :D

    +5: follower
    +3: posted in my sidebar: librojoven.blogspot.com

    my email: librojoven@hotmail.com

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  32. There are so many things that could send my life careening out of control that it's almost scary to think about. One particular thing that could send it reeling would be the loss of a friend. I'm not talking about death, I'm just thinking of what could happen if a person just stopped being my friend. That would hurt, badly.

    +5 New follower
    +3 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelaniesMusings/status/3923798542

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  33. I would say that taking away all my achievements and grades and such - I do so much and some all for the sake of getting into my dream school. lame. i know.

    +5 follower

    :) Erica
    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  34. I really hate to think about what could happen to make my life spin out of control. But, out of whose control? Control over my own life is an illusion anyway, ultimately.

    +5 new follower

    +3 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Wordlily/status/3923987296

    I found this via: http://twitter.com/mawbooks/status/3923841271

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  35. Definitely death or kidnapping!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  36. I'm a new follower.

    I'd say that if my husband died or I had a baby (or both) it would spin my life out of control.
    Thanks!
    Cari
    neohippy10 hotmail

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  37. Well, if I get a sudden terrible illness, I think my life would be totally out of control.

    I'm international.

    +3 tweeted: www.twitter.com/readingthisbook/status/4002224008

    kate.readthisbook [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Margaret

    http://lotterymegamillions.net

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  39. I already had an event that changed mine and my family's life. March 20, 2007 I fell and broke my foot and ended up totally disabled with a nerve disorder called RSD. It stinks to go from being a busy mom and teacher to being wheelchair bound and disabled. I guess you have to take the good with the bad. I am blessed to have an awesome family who are with me every step of he way.

    +5 new follower
    +3 Tweet

    http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/4049111624

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  40. This book is to pine for!

    thebookshopaholic(at)hotmail(dot)com

    +5 follower

    Link at:
    http://thebookshopaholic.blogspot.com/2009/09/contests.html

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  41. If I got pregnant. While we are kinda trying, I don't think I am completely ready to be a mom.

    +5 Current follower.
    +3 added to sidebar
    http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com
    +1 on being referred by April

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  42. If I became pregnant. While my hubby wants a baby, I just don't think we are ready.

    +5 Current follower.
    +3 each added to sidebar
    http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com
    +1 on being referred by April

    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  43. Please enter me, thanks!
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

    What event could happen to spin your life out of control? Hmm well this didn't happen to me, but teenage pregnancies definitely! They completely change the girl's life.

    +5 I'm a follower.

    +3 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

    +1 I was referred by Read Into This!

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  44. The death of one of my close relatives. Ex: a parent, my sister, my neice, or nephew.

    Also, suffering a serious injury to either of my hands or developing RA like my cousin who is only two days younger than me. I couldn't be a vet. It would be hard to do my photography. It'd also be extremely difficult to write. My hugest passions depend on the use of my hands. Of course I've already decided to be a historian if something like that should happen. Or maybe an antique appraiser. Gotta have a back up plan.

    +5 current follower

    +3 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/4138811836

    +3 On book blog sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

    +3 On photography blog sidebar: http://frombrianaspointofview.blogspot.com/

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  45. Wait, did i forget my email? If so here it is: thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

    If not just reject this comment.

    ~Briana

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  46. I guess many things could happen... the death of a loved one... getting pregnant would also be increadibly scary and life changing...
    +5 follower
    +1 referred from http://librojoven.blogspot.com/
    I'm international and my email is adbcoz(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for the contest!

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  47. 1. New or Current follower. +5

    Of course the death of anyone I'm close to in the family would literally tear me up into pieces. But what would really take the cake is me losing a part of my body. Not like hair or those types of things. But like my hands, eyesight or ability to think. I rely on my hands to type, eyesight to be able to see the love and the beauty of my surroundings and ability to think because I want to be able to decide things by myself. :)

    I'm an international entrant. XD
    My e-mail is omgitselle@gmail.com

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  48. definetly losing someone i love would spin my life out of control
    +5 follower
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I think losing my social support e.g. friends and family would ruin my life.

    +5 I'm already a follower.
    +1 I was referred to this contest by Llehn

    I'm outside of the US by the way.

    tehashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. To enter, answer this question: What event could happen to spin your life out of control? - A death of a family member or friend, or a disaster of some sort destroying my home.

    1. New or Current follower. +5
    2. Re-post it in any social network or blog. +3 each - http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/4159140796

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  51. The loss of my job would do it.
    I am a current follower.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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