TGWR Giveaway #2: Win a signed copy of “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

Welcome to my second giveaway here on The Girl Who Read and Other Stories!

As most of you know, Lauren Oliver was here in the Philippines last weekend to promote the second installment of her Delirium trilogy, Pandemonium. If you missed the book signing event last March 24 at Powerbooks Live, you can listen to my recording of the Q&A or read the accompanying transcript here: click! More important, if you missed having your books signed, then here’s your chance to win a signed copy of Delirium !

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.

They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.



MECHANICS:

1. Post a link to this giveaway in your social network accounts and/or your personal blogs. You can post to as many as you like to increase your chances of winning.

2. Post a comment here and list the permalinks/URLs of all your social network/blog entries about the giveaway. One link = one contest entry. Please post only one comment; don’t worry, I’ll count all the links.

3. In the same comment post, include the answer to this question: In Delirium, Love is considered a disease that must be cured, and getting cured when you come of age is mandatory. If it were possible in our world and you had a choice, would you take the Cure? Your entries are not valid without your answer to this question. 😉

4. The Winner will receive a copy of Delirium (US edition paperback) signed by Lauren Oliver.

5. You have until 15 April 2012 (11:59pm) to send in your entries.

6. The winner will be determined by a Random List Generator and will be announced before April 30th.

7. This contest is open only to residents of the Philippines. If you live outside the Philippines but you have a friend or relative with a Philippine mailing address who will be willing to receive the prize and send it to you, then you’re welcome to join the contest.

8. The winner must reply to the notification e-mail within 3 days from receipt of the notice, otherwise, the prize will be forfeited in favor of the next person on the randomly-generated list.

Spread the word, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

In the meantime, I wish you Love. 😉

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10 thoughts on “TGWR Giveaway #2: Win a signed copy of “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

  1. Camille fernando says:

    I have thought about that question before. Despite of the cure preventing people from experiencing LOVE as it truly is, I believe that it is also for the better. It is reasonable in some ways and if you imagine it, the world will be a better place indeed. But of course being on the situation itself is a different story. My answer is NO. I understand the “cure” but not enough to let it take away something that is a huge part of who I am. I will never give up LOVE. Not for anything.

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    • Meann says:

      Hi, Camille!

      I approved your comment so that you can share your answer. But unfortunately, the contest is finished already. Thanks for still taking the time to answer, though! 🙂

  2. Claire (@DSecretKeeper) says:

    I wouldn’t take the cure even if it were mandatory. To forget how to love is like taking away a big portion of what makes us human. I’ll be honest, though, and admit that when I first read the question, I immediately thought of answering yes because I’ve been hurt so many times in the past (all of which have stemmed from the fact that I’ve loved freely) and I wondered what it would be like if I didn’t have to go through all of that. In the end, I came to a conclusion that even though love can sometimes be destructive it is a more powerful force, if treated correctly, that can create many beautiful and wondrous things. The good far outweighs the bad.

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  3. Naezel says:

    no. For this disease you call love brings you pain at times, makes you struggle, but also give you strength to stay alive. it also drives human into doing things.. most of the things that man has done is made out of love. i would rather have loved and lost than to have not love at all:))
    twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lezean29/status/185360214109863936
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  4. sarahbotbonkers says:

    I would say no. I haven’t experienced “loving” yet so why not risk it? Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

    I tweeted and posted on FB:

  5. isaw08 says:

    How unfortunate if that will happen! I would say NO. How can the world be a better place if without Love? I can’t imagine it. It’s like living in the darkness, hate, selfishness, and all bad things I don’t want to think of.

    I’d rather die than be cured. Without love, I’m good as dead, but I can feel the pain, the longing, and nostalgia (of the love) while living.

    Twitter: http://mobile.twitter.com/triciuhhh/status/185278595734839296

    other SN links to follow (I’m on mobile kasi) *wink*

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