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Nyx in the House of Night Giveaway Winners

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Last month we opened a giveaway for Nyx in the House of Night, with five winners to receive a copy of the book (signed by both P.C. and Kristin Cast), an illustrated print of the goddess Nyx (signed by the artist Alan Torrance), and a NYX cosmetics Slim Eye Pencil in sapphire. We asked entrants to share in the comments what kind of tattoos they would get as an adult vampyre if they lived in Zoey’s world, and got some great answers in return (we highly recommend reading them here!). Without further ado, here are the contest winners and the comments they shared.


ALLISON LOPEZ – my tattoo could have blue crescents and some blue butterflies with dark blue swirls going down one …

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The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition

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Why are we putting out a Movie Edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire?

Well, book publishers love new editions. (It gives bookstores a reason to take a fresh look at an old book.) And who am I to resist an excuse to jump back into the Hunger Games series and have a few new writers write a few more great essays?

For our new edition, we drafted Brent Hartinger, Jackson Pearce, and Diana Peterfreund to write essays for us: on mixed opinions of Mockingjay; why we shouldn’t forget about Gale, just because he wasn’t the one Katniss picked; and the game theory of the Games, respectively.  I think they all make incredible additions to the original edition’s fantastic line-up …

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The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Giveaway

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There’s only one more week until Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara hit the big screens in David Fincher’s new film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I don’t know about you readers, but we can hardly wait to see it. What with H&M’s new movie-inspired clothing line launch, and all of the coverage leading up to the movie, we can’t stop talking about Lisbeth at Smart Pop, and we figure she’s probably on your radars too. In anticipation of the movie launch, and in celebration of our recent release, The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we’re holding a Dragon Tattoo giveaway.


One grand prize winner will get . . .

  • A $100 H&M gift card

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Announcing The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook “Dine Like a Mad Man” sweepstakes!

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If you’re a Mad Men foodie, the only thing better than trying the recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook would be eating at the restaurants featured in the show. Thanks to very generous donations from some of the food establishments that contributed to the book (pictured above), now you can!

Starting immediately through midnight on April 6, 2012 (CST), you can enter our “Dine Like a Mad Man” sweepstakes for a real chance to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling (which will include ordering an old fashioned or martini, natch). Six lucky entrants will each win one of the following prizes–altogether worth over $1200:

Grand Prize

Dinner for four at Barbetta (valued at $500)

First Prizes

Gift certificate from the Russian Tea Room

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Get inside Lisbeth Salander’s head: The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. Fall 2011’s intro posts are here.


On December 21, 2012, the American film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premieres. I confess: I haven’t seen the Swedish version. I hear it’s pretty incredible. But at least judging by the trailer, this new version looks pretty incredible too:

In the months since the film was first announced, most of the discussion has–as it did for the book–surrounded the Millennium trilogy’s heroine, Lisbeth Salander . . . the subject of the latest addition to our Psychology of series, …

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