Sunday, August 1, 2010

Choose Your Genre Contest


For the past month I've been planning and arranging this big giveaway and finally it's here! *insert applause* Sometimes people are picky about what genres to read/not read so I made it easier for you all...a "Choose Your Genre Contest"! Here I have 4 separate prize packs for 4 different winners; each genre pack consists of young adult books (all but one were published this year) and swag that fits that category.

Unfortunately, because of my last huge contest, my wallet is practically empty so this one won't be international; it's for the USA only. You also must be a follower (new or old) of my blog to enter... because I just feel like it. And this giveaway will be open until August 22. I'll post the 4 winners a day or two after.

To enter, just fill out this form!

You can get extra entries by tweeting, linking, and spreading the word about it. Also by leaving a comment on this post about something funny! A joke, a short story, link to a video, picture, or blog post, something that happened to you today - I don't care, just something that made you laugh or smile.

On the form it will ask which genre packs you want to be entered for. Feel free to enter for all four of them, however you can only win one. If someone's name appears twice on the random generator, I'll simply pick another winner.

Alright enough chit-chat; I bet you're wondering, "Ashley, just show me the prizes already!!" Well here's what you can win! :) Many thanks to the authors and publishers that contributed, too.

So to enter just fill out this form.
Good luck everybody and please spread the word. Thanks for following!



  1. my comment joke: How many book bloggers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    What did you say something? I was reading.
    Is that a new David Sedaris book?

    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  2. My favorite site when I want something funny -

  3. Something funny....

  4. something funny that happened to me today:
    Yesterday I lost one of my rings and was panicking because it was one of my favorite rings that I wear all. the. time. My friend came over and mentioned something about her having a knack for finding things people spend ages looking for. We're sitting in my living room, she leans back against a chair, then looks at me and holds up my ring.
    :) I was the happiest person alive.

  5. Here's a funny places for jokes/stories.

  6. If you're a Harry Potter fan like me I'm sure I'll find this funny and I'm pretty sure if you're not a Happy potter fan you'll find this even more funny.

    Watch the vid!

  7. Something that always makes me laugh is the Sassy Gay Friend on Youtube.

  8. Man, this makes me laugh all the time:

    SO funny!
    Love, Hannah

    P.s. Thanks so much for this contest! :)

  9. Oh my gosh! This contest is EPIC! Thanks so much :)

  10. And something funny:

    I don't even watch The Office, but this vid always makes me want to ;)

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm not super good at funny myself, so I'm directing you to Stephan Pastis. If you like cynical humor, he's the best! : )

  12. What an awesome giveaway! I was torn between the paranormal pack and the historical fiction pack. I actually did "eenie meenie minie moe" to pick one. :P

  13. Alrighty something funny....

  14. My something funny:

    Q: What do you call a cow that twitches?

    A: Beef Jerky

    (Yes I know it's cooooorny)

  15. I am no good at jokes. So, this one of the sites that I found for you.


  16. Where did the site go? I guess the joke is on me!


    I found it! This had better work,or I am going to
    have a very red face!

  17. What do you call a dirty chicken and cow?

    Brown chicken brown cow!

    Haha (don't ask me why but that's my favorite joke)

  18. Something funny I saw today was my cat when he was getting scratched in a particular spot on his back. He started blinking really fast and sticking his tongue out and moving his head like an animatronic puppet! It was crazy-looking, but my cat's not known for his sanity. ^_^

    Great contest! Thanks!

  19. a.k.a. Rachelle Hayes said

    It's kind of cool that the contest will be over August 22 because that's my Birthday! Here I come 17!!!

  20. this is like Xmas! or my b-day!!
    here is this joke
    what does a vamp get when he/ she drinks to much?
    a fag-over!!

  21. If Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner got married, they would both be called Taylor Lautner.

  22. Why should you never bathe around a pokemon? ... He might Pikachu. ;)

  23. Lame joke, but it's as good as I get. :P

    My father gave me a really cheap dictionary for my birthday. I couldn't find the words to thank him.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I chose Paranormal & Romance pack, though the Romance has both great books & swag, paranormal has an amazing lineup of books.

  24. A man walks into a bar... "ouch". LoL well thats my joke, however lame it may be it made me laugh!

  25. My neighbors have a four year old grandson who is currently staying with them. I have a 150 pound Alaskan Malamute. Lately, their grandson has decided to imitate my dog by scrambling around on all fours and barking. My massive dog is so terrified of an innocent little kid that he won't go outside during the day anymore. Instead, he comes and finds my brother or me and tries to hide under us, whether we're sitting or standing. It's both amusing, irksome and rather pathetic.

  26. Funniest video ever! I love SNL, so it was hard to choose. This one is a classic! I can watch it over and over again! :)

  27. I thought this joke was pretty funny!
    The three bears had been having some trouble recently and had ended up in family court. Mama and Papa bear were splitting up, and baby bear had to decide who he was going to live with.

    So, the judge wanted to talk to baby bear to see what he thought about living with either of his parents. When he asked baby bear about living with his father, baby bear said "No, I can't live with Papa bear, he beats me terribly."

    "OK," said the judge, "then you want to live with your mother, right?"

    "No way!" replied baby bear, "She beats me worse than Papa bear does."

    The judge was a bit confused by this, and didn't quite know what to do. "Well, you have to live with someone, so is there any relatives you would like to stay with?" asked the judge.

    "Yes," answered baby bear, "my aunt Bertha bear who lives in Chicago."

    "You're sure she will treat you well and won't beat you?" asked the judge.

    "Oh definitely," said baby bear, "the Chicago Bears don't beat anybody."

  28. Here is my fave clip from the awesomely funny movie Nothing To Lose: watch

  29. For a great laugh read Janette Rallison's My Fair Godmother. You'll find out what death by shampoo means:)

  30. yeah,... I left the bathroom with my skirt tucked into my undies. my family was in hysterics. haha.

  31. Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    Cows go.
    Cows go who?
    No, cows go moo!

    clenna at aol dot com

  32. Some thing funny...
    look up Taylor Swift on SNL. Its funny.

  33. Omg I absolutely LOVE book contests!!!

    My AG teacher in high school would always strike a karate pose and say, "I know karate, Judo, and 3 other Japanese words" ....dumb I know but the first time you heard it, it wasn't as bad as the millions of other times ;P

  34. My funny thing is something my 4 year old son says. When he is out playing and get sweaty he says "I'm sweating balls!" We think it came from when we would say he is a ball of sweat. Lol!

  35. Here are some jokes:

    TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America ..
    MARIA: Here it is.
    TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
    CLASS: Me.

    TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with " I "
    MILLIE: I is..
    TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
    MILLIE: All right ... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

  36. Thank you so much for the contest. I have my fingers crossed!

  37. I heard a funny comment yesterday by a celebrity:

    "I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb. But then again I also know I'm not really blonde!" ~Dolly Parton

  38. Ok I have a really really bad joke but it makes me giggle:

    Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? It was dead.

    Sad I know!

  39. Why can't Hellen Keller drive? Cause she's DEAD.

  40. I always laugh when my boyfriend stares at me for laughing at the book I'm reading. He always asks me why I'm laughing and I tell him that it's funny. He just looks at me like I'm crazy.

  41. what's gray and rocky? A gray rock! HAHAHAHA!


  42. Bed Intruder Song

    This is the best AutoTune-TheNews video ever. It's from a real newscast of course and the original is funny, too. But this is just genius.
    Of course, it's not funny that the event actually took place, but the way the people talk, yeah it's hilarious.

  43. Well...the sound of babies laughing makes me laugh. Seriously funny stuff. :)

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  44. Okay, i'm not a very funny person but i have a story for u thats a little embarrassing. Ok so i'm a flirt and love mediaval times now so when a really cute guy opened a door for me i had to say "thank you, good sir" but what i actually said was "thank you, good sore. Oops wonder why you got called sore? Slam! JK" so i walked away really quikly with friends in tow and because i love boots and high heels and can't run with out falling i of course fell down five feet away from the guy.
    Funny? idk.
    But when i turned around the guy was laughing.

  45. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower, and I LOVE your blog :)

    Here's a cheesy joke that made me smile:

    People from New York are called New Yorkers. Are people from Hamburg called Hamburgers?

  46. Hmm, let me think of something funny.

    My 13 year old niece is retelling a story and she ends her story with, "It was so crazy, it's not even funny" and my 11 year old niece replies, "Haha, now it is."

    That made me laugh so much.

  47. Here's my silly little joke:

    How do you catch a unique rabbit?
    Younique up on it. (say it phonetically)

    How do you catch a tame rabbit?
    Tame way.


  48. That paranormal pack looks awesome!! Love paranormal covers these days, they are rocking hard core!!

  49. Like Nicole said, I LOVE paranormal covers. However, some of the ideas seem slightly overdone. But I love historical fiction and how you can put an intriguing spin on the same stuff you see in your history textbook. I'm all for the historical fiction!

  50. My son is 4 and we are on our way home and i tell him that we have to get home because his bubby needs me there and he says but papaw needs me more lol
    Thanks for the contest
    I love the paramormal package. I love it

  51. This is hilarious:

  52. Okay, so I'm a major Tim Tebow fan/lover, and this Tebowisms site has me cracking up ... Here's the latest:

    "When there's not an App, Apple finds a Tim Tebow for that."

  53. I adore this photo:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  54. I think its pretty funny that my dog bites her own toenails!!

    YAY free books!

  55. Yesterday when I was playing Legend of Zelda, I was listening to some cats and one of them said something about how corrupt humans are, and how he was going to go the the central plaza to perform reconnaissance.... :)

  56. Oooh, that Paranormal Pack would be awesome to win! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    From the Shadows

  57. Cool contest! This makes me laugh:

  58. The best Joke site:

  59. hmmm something funny....snarl funkle is so like chicken wing...yes


  61. Awesome giveaway!! :)

    Came across this video today, enjoy!

  62. On friday the 13th I fell and ripped my pants open in the parking lot of my mall and there were people around. Pretty embarassing.


  64. I thought this one was funny
    It helps if you remember the show Dawson's Creek.

  65. I read this on someone's Fanfic profile and thought it was hilarious:

    "Apparently, every one in five people is Chinese. There are five people in my family so one of them must be Chinese. Either it's my mom or my dad, my older brother Collin, or my other brother Ho-Chan-Chu... I think it's Collin."

  66. so i was at ralphs and a little girl asked her brother why was the pregnant lady by the watermelons was fat and the brother said because she ate the watermelon


    This video. Cute + funny = win win win.

  68. "I went to Up Dawg today"

    "What's ... Up Dawg?"

    "Not a whole lot, What's up with you?!"

    This one is so corny but always makes me laugh!

  69. There are two muffins in an oven and one says "is it just me or is it getting hot in here?" the other ones says "OMG A TALKING MUFFIN!"

    that is my all time favorite joke...corny but awesome.

  70. great giveaway! (and no, I didn't count this as funny!)

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