Fragile Eternity Give-a-way

Hello everyone! It's me again and I have a bit of a challenge...it seems that I have an extra copy of the FRAGILE ETERNITY ARC by Melissa Marr. I acquired a copy thru a trade with a fellow blogger and now I have another, but this good fortune for me is actually a good fortune for anyone that wants to read it. It took me a bit to get thru Fragile Eternity because, like the Joey Tribianni character of friends... Whenever I am reading something that scares me a bit I will have to put it in the "FREEZER". It does not necessarily mean scary as in BOO!! it could mean a number of things that just make it difficult for me to keep reading said material.

For those of you that don't know what I am talking about, this dialoge is the exchange between Joey and Rachel and the mentioning of the "FREEZER" book hiding. I MISS FRIENDS, something terrible.

RACHEL: Hmm. Umm, why do you have a copy of The Shining in your freezer?
JOEY: Oh, I was reading it last night, and I got scared, so.
RACHEL: But ah, you're safe from it if it's in the freezer?
JOEY: Well, safer. Y'know, I mean I never start reading The Shining, without making sure we've got plenty of room in the freezer, y'know.
RACHEL: How often do you read it?
JOEY: Haven't you ever read the same book over and over again?
RACHEL: Well, umm, I guess I read Little Women more than once. But I mean that's a classic, what's so great about The Shining?
JOEY: The question should be Rach, what is not so great about The Shining. Okay? And the answer would be: nothing. All right? This is like the scariest book ever. I bet it's way better than that classic of yours.
RACHEL: Okay. Ah, well we'll just see about that, okay. I will read The Shining, and you will read Little Women.
JOEY: All right, you got it.
RACHEL: All right.
JOEY: Okay.
RACHEL: Okay.
JOEY: Ah, now Rach, these ah, these little women.
RACHEL: Yeah.
JOEY: How little are they? I mean, are they like scary little?

then at the very end of the episode....

RACHEL: What?
JOEY: Beth is really, really sick.
RACHEL: Awwww.
JOEY: Jo's there, but I don't think there's anything she could do.
RACHEL: Joey?
JOEY: Yeah.
RACHEL: Do you want to put the book in the freezer?
JOEY: Okay.
RACHEL: Okay.

So, there ya go. If you ever see me mentioning the "freezer" then you know what I am talking about, and now onto the contest. (it will make sense in a bit) I did finally read the entire book today!! Yes and enjoyed my read. So, I want to share the love :)

My Fragile Eternity contest is quite simple.
CONTEST ENDS 4/12/09 midnight PST

1) +1 entry if you follow me and if you follow me already let me know
2) +2 entries if you post it on your blog (side bar is ok)
3) +5 entries if you tell me what was the book you had to put in the "freezer" but got thru it and enjoyed it anyway.

Good Luck!! and I cannot wait to see what your "freezer" books are.

61 comments:

  1. Oooh I can't wait to read this, I have the countdown on my blog!!

    I am already a follower! I have linked this on my sidebar at http://www.mssjossreadinglist.blogspot.com
    and I had to work really hard to get through Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and sometimes I was so sad and wanted to put it in "the freezer" and I had to read Coraline for a YAL class I took and I read it alone at night and I REALLY wanted to put it in the freezer!

    great contest!!

    mssjos(at)gmail[dot]com

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  2. I wanted to put 3 Willows in the "freezer" but managed to get through and I am glad i did!!! I follow you by the way!

    -Pocket Pixie
    annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com

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  3. Ahhh I love this! *sighs* I miss Friends!
    Awesome contest! I cannot wait to read this book! The first book that came to mind that would be my freezer moment was Christine by Stephen King. I remember reading it when I was in middle school and decided I never wanted to buy a used car. Also the beginning of Helter Skelter "Warning, this book will scare the hell out of you", was the first sign to stick it in the freezer.

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. I want this so bad!

    Let's see...I'm already a follower.

    And my freezer book is Gone With the Wind. Talk about a book that you don't know whether to love or hate. In the end, though, I chose to love it.

    What a wonderful question!

    ~bella aire~
    not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. I already follow you. And I posted your contest in my sidebar. www.insertbooktitle.blogspot.com

    The book I had to put in the 'freezer' was Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I am deathly afarid of dead things. It's a wonder that I could even read the Forest of Hands and Teeth. :)

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  6. I am already following you!

    And a book I had to put in the "freezer" was Into the Wild. My friend gave it to me to read and for some reason, it took me awhile to read because it was just sad to listen to people talk up to the leading event about how this one boy died alone in the wilderness.

    behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I'd love to read this! I'm a follower by RSS.

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  8. I had to put The Forest of Hands and Teeth in the Freezer for a while. Zombies freak me out!

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  9. I am already a follower and your freezer reference really makes me miss Friends. So funny story, this was about 8 years ago and I don't even remember what book it was but I was up late reading with just a bedside lamp on and there was a pretty good storm happening outside. The book was a paperback mystery, thriller type book and just as it got to the climax, AKA someone is running for their life or gonna die the bulb blew on my little lamp and I screamed and got really scared. I jumped up and turned on every light in the house. That book I should have thrown in the freezer!

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  10. I cant wait to read this. And I loved that episode of Friends.

    I am already a follower.

    The book I had to put in the freezer was The Exorcist. Im almost surprised I took it back out.

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  11. I'm already a follower and I've linked it to my sidebar. www.silviapisyabooks.blogspot.com

    A book I put in the freezer... A certain slant of light. I don't really know why but I got a little bored but then when I finished it I realised that I had enjoyed it.

    silvia_pi(at)hotmail.es

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  12. I already follow you :)

    I have put a link to your contest on my right sidebar: http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/

    When it comes to my "freezer" books, I don't actually put them down. I keep reading but I may pause for a few seconds when things get a little... disturbing, or just wrong. Most recent would be Stray by Rachel Vincent and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. Things can get a little bleak in both books, but they're both up there with my favourites.
    The only book I had to literally walk away from was a romance called Love Rules by Freya North, and that was because I was just so mad at one of the characters, the book was in danger of being destroyed, lol.

    joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com :)

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  13. count me in! I follow you also!

    I love that episode of Friends, and The Shining is definitely a freezer book for me too. Most of Stephen King's books are!! Some even need to go into a DEEP FREEZER. :) But I love them anyway!

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  14. OMG!!! I am soo loving the responses...it is really amazing and the Deep Freezer comment had me laughing so hard. I love it.

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  15. I'm a follower.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  16. Awwww~ Friends is so hilarious!

    *I'm a follower
    *I have a loooot of 'freezer' books but not many I can name now. One of them is 'The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion'. It's not scary at all but I had to stop reading because I missed a character so badly that I lost interest in the book. Now I love it! :D

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  17. I may already be a follower but if not, I am becoming one now.

    And I'll probably mention your contest in my blogspot blog today, so just keep an eye out for it. :)

    I want this book so badly!!

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  18. I'm already following you.
    I blogged about it.
    http://faladidadida.blogspot.com/2009/04/fragile-eternity-by-melissa-marr.html

    I don't really put books in the freezer, but I almost did when I read started reading A Child Called 'It'.

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  19. I've sidebar linked this contest :)

    Hmm... freezer books, eh? That requires some thought...

    Probably Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter 7). All those earth shattering events, and I really had to just pause, put the book down, and digest "whoa, that just happened?!" but at the same time, I was roaring to get back into it. ;)

    Hahaha, Friends...

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  20. I'm already a follower. :)

    I put a link here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/04/april-5th-2009.html

    And it wasn't so much the freezer... it was Secret Story by Ramsey Campbell and I threw it at my phone when it rang. In my defense, I hadn't slept and my phone was REALLY loud.

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  21. 1) +1 became a follower
    2) +2 put a link in my sidebar
    3) +5 I had to put Emma by Jane Austen in the "freezer" because I was bored to tears by it.

    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I'm already a follower! :)

    I love that dialogue from friends! I've never really watched friends, so it was fun to read.

    A book I had to put in the freezer was For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison! My heart was breaking, and I had to take a break from the book. lol

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  23. I miss Friends too! I love that episode, every since then I put books in the freezer when I don't want to finish them.
    I'm a follower, and I put this in my right sidebar. The contests are sorted by deadline date. My freezer book is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The first part of that book is so sad/scary. But it's such a good book!

    cullenwan2b@yahoo.com

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  24. I miss Friends. :( It used to be my favorite show, and that was definatley an episode I remember.

    I'm already a follower.

    My "freezer" book was Night by Elie Wiesel. I had to read it for school, and I'm glad I did, however, at some times it was just too much for me to handle. Just hearing and learning about some of the things from the Holocaust makes me sick, but knowledge is power. It was a great book though.

    Jenna
    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  25. already a follower and i've got a freezer full of books!! seems that if i put a book there, it would stay there!! :)

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  26. Please enter me in the contest.
    I started following you (not sure if it counts if I just added you)
    I think my freezer moment would be when I read Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan. That book creeped me out a lot! I did manage to finish it and enjoyed it enough I read the whole series.

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  27. friends rules! a book i put in the freezer but ended up liking was life of pi...
    theodoragroger@yahoo.com
    cool contest!

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  28. I wanted to put "The Book Thief" in the freezer but I'm glad that I didn't.

    I was a follower before this contest.

    Good luck everyone!

    blackink.creampaper@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for the contest!

    I'm following you!

    Wdebo :)
    electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

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  30. Oooh I really like that term and I think I'm gonna start using it now. :) A "freezer" book for me was Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan. When I finally realized that the demons in the book were, basically, the stereotypical image of aliens, I freaked out. Didn't help that I was reading it around midnight. I am petrified of aliens and alien images. Eek!

    I follow you now, and I linked to this contest in my sidebar.

    Thanks so much!

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  31. Great contest!
    That's a great episode to remember! I think I missed it.

    +1 - I'm already following you!
    +2 - This will be in my sidebar!
    +5 - My "freezer" book would be The Lost World by Michael Crichton. I read it in like 6th grade and it was freaky and I was soo scared. Of course dinosaurs aren't going to pop out of now where and get me but man that book was sooo real!

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  32. +1 I follow
    +2 Sidebar
    +5 I do this all the time! I put the Subtle Knife in the freezer for a while (racked up TONS of overdue fees at the library ^_^) as well as the Wrinkle In Time Quintet (about half-way through the 3rd) because these books are so detailed an there is so much going on outside the characters, they also use a lot of techno-babble. I totally love them though! On the other hand I don't think Wuthering Heights will ever come out of the freezer.

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  33. I love Melissa Marr!

    + 1 I'm already a follower
    +5 The book I froze would be Stephen King's THE DREAMCATCHERS!!

    Lesley
    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Following! I had to put The Secret Country in the freezer!

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  35. Been following for a while now :o)

    I shocked myself by actually having to put Breaking Dawn in the freezer. I'm not even sure I can explain why, just that all these things that I had been waiting so long to figure out were finally happening, and happening fast. Then there were the shocking surprises. I love the book now, but the first time I read it was very weird for me.

    - Erica
    lavendar_raine@hotmail.com

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  36. My freezer book was Twisted Sisters by Stephanie Hale. It just started out a little dull for me, rehashing what had happened in the 1st book, but I really liked it after the first couple of chapters.

    ~Melissa
    pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. lol...that's hilarious. Joey rocks!

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  38. Count me in. I already follow you on Google Reader, I linked this on my sidebar (http://towerofbooks.wordpress.com), and a book I had to put in the freezer was Tangerine when I learned what happened to him as a child. It was heartbreaking, and I can't imagine that happening to me.

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  39. Great Giveaway!! :)

    I already follow you, I have a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar, and the book I had to put in the “freezer” was Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald though after the first 30 or so pages it got better.

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  40. I'm following you and the book I had to put in the freezer is Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

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  41. I'm now a follower, I don't really get scared by books. But in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I had to stop near the end. SPOILER I was crying about Dumbledore and din't want to continue SPOILER OVER but luckily i trudged onwards.

    katiepinn@hotmail.com

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  42. Ahh, how I miss Friends!!

    I already follow you :)

    And the ONLY book I had to put in the freezer was lost by Gregory Maguire. I just couldn't get through it! So I guess that means it's technically still in the freezer and it's got to be pretty cold cause it's staying in there!!

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  43. I follow

    Freezer Book..Breathing Out the Ghost

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  44. LOL I'm your 100th follower...doesn't that deserve something extra????

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  46. Please Dont enter me, A wonderful Friend sent it to me already. I really enjoyed Fragile Eternity.
    But geeze I love love love that episode of Friends! That is right up there witht the Cheesecake episode... Joey pulls out his fork --" what we eating.... "

    somedays I can not spell :O)

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  47. Ooh, I've heard so much about this book. I'm subscribed to your feed, but I don't have a Google account to follow you with.

    As far as freezer books go, the most recent was 'The Graveyard Book' by Neil Gaiman. That opening creeped me out so much that I got goosebumps from it, and was nervous to keep reading.

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. You are too funny. I miss Friends, too.

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  49. I added a link to my sidebar, I'm already a follower, and you are also on my blogroll. I have put Purge by Nicole Johns in the 'freezer' many times because of the rough topic, but enjoyed it nontheless.

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  50. It would be The Kite Runner that goes into the freezer but glad to have finished it.

    I have linked this to the sidebar of my blog.

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  51. Hubby always jokes about putting my books in the freezer when they start to freak me out or make me sad (he LOVES Friends lol).

    +5: My freezer book however is The Woman in Black by Susan Hill and any book that has an animal in it that dies in the end.

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  52. I have been wanting to read this book! I am already a follower.

    I haven't recently put a book "in the freezer," but last year I had to put The Giver there. I still haven't picked it back up to finish. Maybe I should after what I've read lately.

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

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  53. I would love to win Fragile Eternity! I love the series so it would be awesome to win!I already follow you and my Frezzer book would probably be Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz . I remember reading this and for some reason I was tottaly freaked out while reading it.
    Just wondering is this contest available in Canada because if it isn't then do not enter me but if it is then please do!

    jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

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  54. The book I had to put in the freezer was The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu. I don't know why, but the demons in the book were so "lifelike" that they really got to me. :)

    Sure, I'll follow you!

    kkyrok-at-gmail-dot-com

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  55. The book that I would have to put in the freezer would definitely be Stephen King's Dreamcatcher. It was the only book I ever tried to read by King and I don't think I will be trying any others anytime soon.

    I am a follower!

    katieb206@gmail.com

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  56. I hope this entry isn't late!!

    +1 I follow your blog. :)
    +5 I've never had to put a book in the "freezer", but I've ALMOST felt the need to put one there, and that The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. One part was so sad, I was had to put the book down and almost couldn't pick it back up again.

    intoyourlungs@gmail.com

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  57. I love that episode of Friends! IT by Stephen King was definitely a freezer book for me. I absolutely loved it, but I had to put it down and walk away a few times late at night because I was seriously freaking myself out. The other one is HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY by Richard Llewellyn. Probably the most beautiful book I've ever read, but so sad I have to stop and catch my breath and gird myself up for the end.

    And I'm following you!

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  58. Just thought I'd let you know that I posted about the contest. It may be a little late so no worries if it doesn't qualify for the +2. :D

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  59. Enter me please!

    One book I can think of now that I had to put aside was The Knife of Never Letting Go. I had to stop in the middle of reading it because of the amount of other books I had checked out of the library and had to read before they were due, and it was a great book!!! The same thing has happened to me with many great books, and for the same reason. Most of them are long books (400+ pages), which is why I tend to have to put them down halfway through. Some books end up "in the freezer" for over a year, after which I either pick them up where I left off or start them again (I try not to let the books wait that long.)

    I already follow you.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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