Monday, October 5, 2009

Competition: Catching Fire

I feel like throwing a celebration! The best sort, in my opinion, are thrown spontaneously, making up the reasons as you go along. So here are my I-feel-like-a-celebration-for-no-reason reasons:

  1. Today I reached 65 followers! Huzzah! Hardly a landmark figure, but gosh I feel good about it.
  2. Sometime recently was my 100th post! I think it was about the time I reviewed The Demon's Lexicon.
  3. I've reached the 1/3rd mark of the first draft of my current work in progress! I think the one that's with agents has ... how does one put it politely? "Died in the ass"? I'm enjoying the new WIP immensely, though, and it has what one calls a "plot", instead of mere flouncing and witty repartee.
  4. I'm taking a week or two off from the WIP to chew through some of my TBR pile, and also because I need a break from the bloody ... *ahem*, DEAR thing.
  5. This will be my very first competition, double huzzah!
What better to give away on a dystopian-lovin' blog than a fantastic new dystopian book? Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is up for grabs, the UK paperback edition. And being "international" myself, of course this competition is open internationally, huzzah huzzah huzzah!

To enter, tell me the name of your favourite dystopian book, and your email address. +1 if you tweet/blog/facebook/buy an acre of the moon and name it after me. (Seriously, the last one would be ace. That's three n's in Rhiannon, by the way.) Just tell me where you've posted about this comp. One point for each.

This competition will be open for exactly four days. Good luck!


  1. I love V for Vendetta (graphic Novel) by Alan Moore. The movie is also great!

  2. Oh, this is hard! It's a toss-up for me between Garth Nix's Shade's Children and all-time classic The Giver. But I'm sure I'm forgetting something wonderful and amazing. Can I say The Hunger Games, too?
    Thanks for holding this contest!

  3. favorite dystopian book - do I have to? There are so many awesome ones! It's too hard!
    Anyhow, I have tweeted about it (@brizmus)
    Okay, maybe I'll go with Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

  4. Congrats on 65 followers!

    +1 I love the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield. Though I've heard I'll love The Hunger Games more!

    +1 Link on Contest Sidebar

    +1 Tweet @ Twitter

    Natalie @ Mindful Musings

  5. My new favorite dystopian book would have to be The Kindling of Greenfyr by Mark Freeman because of it's otherworldliness!

    +1 linked to my sidebar:

  6. Congrats on your followers :)
    Please enter me :)
    +1 linked to my sidebar


  7. My favorite dystopian book has to be Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaugn! It comes out in March 2010 but i was lucky enough to get an ARC! It was really good!!


  8. I think for a long time, my answer would have been either Oryx and Crake or The Dark Tower series, and those are still topping the list. But now it's a three-way tie, because The Hunger Games has muscled its way in. And I am definitely looking up some of the ones I haven't read, mentioned by other entrants.

    +1 sidebar link @ Book Rat


  9. Mine is Hunger Games naturally!


  10. I've yet to read any dystopian books except Hunger Games so I wouldn't be able to choose anything except HG!


  11. +1: Awesome website. Dystopia has a special place in my heart. My favorite is either 1984 or The Dark Tower series.

    +1: Linked at my contest blog.

    +358: There's a tiny slice of the moon named Valley of Rhiannon now, too...

  12. Yikes! I forgot to put my email. It's logankstewart[at]gmail[dot]com.

  13. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. My fav is the Uglies.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  14. Hey Rhiannon -
    Congrats - I would say my favorite dystopian would be Uglies since I have not read many of them.
    I am a follower
    I have posted your giveaway on my blog
    Layers of Thought gotta love giveaways
    Its been tweeted too.
    layers of thought {@} gmail {dot} com
    Thanks a bunch!

  15. I can only name one? Too many choices! Umm, how about The Giver. That one was really good.

    ludeluh at yahoo dot com

  16. I love the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld!

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com