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Be Our Valentine Giveaway Winners

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Last week we gave  away books on Twitter as our Valentine’s gift to our readers. Here are the lucky winners! (Winners: we’ll be in touch via Twitter to get your contact information.)

Monday, Triumph of The Walking Dead@ContestWeiner

Tuesday, Fringe Science@Froze8

Tuesday, Immortal and Eternal@mr_no_pants

Wednesday, Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory@Laalaacrazybit

Thursday, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook@BresBaubles

Friday, A Friday Night Lights Companion@NJayme


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Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory Giveaway Winners

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Last month we held a Big Bang Theory-themed giveaway to celebrate the launch of Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory, and today we’ve got the winners for you (chosen courtesy of!

Grand prize winner:


4 runners up:


10 book winners:


Congrats to all of our winners! We’ll be in touch via email so we can send your prizes out. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for our Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory mailing list below and we’ll be sure to send you updates about any future giveaways.

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Perfectly Plum Giveaway Winners

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Last month we posted a Perfectly Plum giveaway leading up to the premiere of One for the Money, and now we’ve got some winners to announce! The three entrants who will be taking home signed copies of Perfectly Plum are . . .




Congratulations! We’ll be in touch via email so we can get your prizes shipped out directly. Thanks to everyone who entered, and if you didn’t win, don’t worry: you can still grab the book for only 89 cents on Kindle.…

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Be Our Valentine

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You didn’t think we forgot about you this Valentine’s Day, dear readers? Of course we didn’t. We just wanted to surprise you with something special to show our commitment to you! Chocolates and flowers and stuffed animals all seemed inadequate to express the full depth of our feeling, so we’re giving you this instead: daily free essays about relationships, and daily chances to win books on Twitter for the next week. Here’s the line up:



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Hunger Games Poll and Girl Who Was on Fire Giveaway

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At the end of this month, I’m headed down to Sarasota, Florida, to give a talk on the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games was their One Book Sarasota pick for 2011). I’ll be talking a little about The Girl Who Was on Fire, and more about some of the ideas in the essays.

In preparation for that presentation, I would love to get you all’s help gathering some data.

I’ve included a handful of poll questions below. And as thanks for your participation: After you give your answers, leave us a comment and we’ll enter you to win one of 3 copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire — Movie Edition . . . INCLUDING the extra movie content you’d normally only …

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Thanks for sharing!

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One of our main goals here at is that, when you visit our site, you’ll enjoy what you read so much that you’ll want to share it–that you’ll want to tweet about it, or post it on Facebook, or email it to a friend.

We’ve just finished a round of changes to our share buttons to make that process a lot easier. They look the same–but using them to actually share is much smoother and simpler. (We’re particularly pleased with the new email button.)

So next time you’re moved to tell someone about something of ours–our Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory giveaway, say, or yesterday’s Psychology of Joss Whedon essay about Buffy and Spike–I hope you’ll be as happy …

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