Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Name is Will: Giveaway (5 Winners)


My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield

Summary: A Tale of two Shakespeares...

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances.

Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.

Now, I haven't read this one yet but I hope to as soon as possible so that I can get a review posted for you all. However, at the moment, I am pleased to say that I'm able to give away some copies of this novel courtesy of Hachette.

To Enter: Leave a comment
Open To: U.S. and Canada only (NO P.O. Boxes)
Ends: Monday, July 6th (so don't wait...enter now!)
Prize: 5 people will win a copy of My Name is Will.

EXTRA (leave a NEW comment for each entry and extra entry or I might miss one!)

+1 if you post somewhere else about this giveaway
+1 if you are or become a follower

81 comments:

Kristen said...

Ooo! Great giveaway.

+1 for this comment
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Julie P. said...

I'd love to win this one! I also follow you!

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Lilibeth Ramos said...

Sorry, did it wrong. Always forget to read all the instructions. It sound fantastic!

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Lilibeth Ramos said...

Also a follower!

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Lilibeth Ramos said...

Posted on my Contest side-bar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com

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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I'm a follower.

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deltay said...

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deltay said...

Already a follower =)

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Diana Dang said...

Please enter me!

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Long time follower!

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+1 for the comment
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Brooke Reviews said...

This sounds entertaining! Enter me. bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com

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+1 I'm already a follower. :)
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Summer said...

Sounds interesting.

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celi.a said...

I'm so excited to check this book out! And after I do, I'm totally passing it on to my sister (who teaches 9th grade English and introduces impressionable children to Shakespeare for the first time...as a living!).

Thanks for the contest!

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a follower of your blog.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered!
+1 if subscribing in Google Reader count
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

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Deedles said...

Looks like a great read. Please enter my name in the draw.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the mail. I've got this listed at Win a Book for you.

Nicola said...

I'd love to enter! email in my profile.

kaymf said...

The book looks really good!
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Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks
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Becca said...

I blogged about this here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-name-is-will-take-two.html

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Lenore said...

This is a very exciting premise! I wonder if any time travel is involved?!

Pam said...

I've been reading good reviews about this book. It sounds so good - I'd love to read it!

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chey said...

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Limerick said...

I love Shakesphere! This book sounds amazing!

+1 I'm already a follower.

Lauren said...

I would love to enter! :)

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allisonmariecat said...

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Rachel said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Readingjunky said...

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The Giveaway Diva said...

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kate said...

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erica said...

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Liviania said...

Sounds cool, especially since I'm studying Shakespeare this summer.

Liviania said...

I am a follower.

nfmgirl said...

Love Shakespeare, so this is intriguing. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

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Marie said...

I really want to read this one :-)

I am a follower.

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caseykelp said...

Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway.

holdenj said...

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Ruby said...

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Alyce said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

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Nan said...

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Nan said...

I'm a subscribed through google reader.

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Kristi said...

I would love to win this one.

I am a follower.

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Shellie said...

This looks like a fun read and I am a follower and have posted your contest on my blog
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Alexa said...

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Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

The cover looks so interesting! I'd love to be entered as well!!

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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

+1 follower! :)

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Nicki said...

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Liz said...

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Liz said...

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Jilly said...

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ossmcalc said...

I am also a follower.

Leland's Mama said...

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Leland's Mama said...

I am a follower.

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Kimberly B. said...

Assuming I'm not too late, I'd love to win this! I'm especially excited that one of the heroes is a student at UCSC, my alma mater!
+1 I follow. Thanks!