Monday, September 15, 2008

BBAW Giveaway #1: Percy Jackson and the Olympians 3 Book Set

Book Blogger Appreciation Week
is here! To celebrate, here's the first of three giveaways that will be featured here at Bookish Ruth.

One lucky winner will receive the first three books in Rick Riordan's young adult series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I have brand new paperback copies of The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and The Titan's Curse. Not familiar with the Percy Jackson series? Check out the blurb for The Lightning Thief:

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse. Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. Percy's mom decides its time that he knew the truth about where he came from. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Sounds good, huh?

The Rules:
1. Leave a comment here to enter.
2. Please include an e-mail address or link to your blog so I can contact you if you win.
3. Blog about this contest and you'll receive four additional chances to win.

I'll draw a winner on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 11:59 PM EST.


  1. Oh! Awesome contest..thanks for doing this :D


  2. These look great! I would love to win these!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  3. What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered. Thanks!


  4. I've heard such good things about these books... I'd love the chance to win them!

    fyrefly98 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I want to win!!!!!

    booksidoneread at telus dot net

  6. I would love to read these. I don't have a blog but I would still like to enter if I can.

  7. Becca, thanks for entering! All of my contests are open to both bloggers and readers.

    Thanks to everyone who has entered so far!

  8. Oh, please I would love to win this. They sound like a great series.

  9. My email is

    angelleslament @


  10. I have heard such great things about The Lightening Thief. I would love a chance to win these.


  11. Sounds like good books my sister would love them!

  12. Blogged about it. Towards the end of the post. :)

  13. Wow, what a great prize! Those sound really fun.
    Thanks for the wonderful contest!

  14. Cool! Please enter me.


  15. My son has been trying to get the second and third books from the library for months. He loved the first one. Please enter me (him).

    Thank you,
    Traci (and Brandon)

  16. Awesome giveaway! Please enter me.

    Evie S.

  17. I have wanted to read this series for a long time. My library doesn't carry them. Hard to believe, I know!

    What a great offer.

  18. I would love to be entered for this giveaway. I have heard great things about the books. My email address is Thanks.

  19. My grandchildren would love these books! Thank you for the chance to win them!
    mittens0831 At aol DOT com

  20. What a great contest!! I can't believe how much fun BBAW is becoming!!

    luckistarr4 AT msn DOT com

  21. hey Ruth! Came here from Shana's blog. you have a really nice blog here and i love your header image as well!:) do enter me for this giveaway!:)

  22. That does sound pretty good! Add me to the list of entrants please ...

    meghankk at gmail dot com


  23. I'd love to read these! I heard a few good things about this series--and The Lightning Thief was the subject of a Book Club at Unshelved. I was subbing in the high school library last year and posted it--and kids actually went to the public library or nearby bookstores to look it up. (


  24. I would like to be entered! Thanks. *blush*

    Adayla S.

  25. I've been wanting to read these books. Thanks for hosting this contest!

  26. I love the subline under the title of your blog!! You need to win a mouse pad from Jen at BookClubGirl!
    Anyway, I'd enjoy reading these three books.... always enjoy a good series!!
    Thank you for doing this!!
    darbyscloset (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. oooh those sound great!! would also like to be entered please!

    lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

  28. I know many people who love this series, so I'd like to try it.

    inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

  29. just found this blog and i love it! also have heard great things about percy jackson--would love to read and share them.

  30. Okay, so I better enter this one too! We NEED these books at our house!

    jenstusue AT yahoo

  31. Please enter me - I love Percy Jackson! I blogged about you here.

  32. Great books! I'd love to win! Blogged!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

  33. I would love the chance to win this series. They look like a refreshing change from what I've been reading lately.

  34. What a great contest! And they look like good books, too. :P

  35. Oh these do sound fun. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win.

    tanabata2000 (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. I'm back to say that I've posted about your giveaway on my blog here.

  37. looks like a fantastic series. Is this one you were recommended or just stumbled across in your normal reading?


    please include me in the contest
    discordspuppet (a) gmail

    blogged here:

  38. Sounds neat! I've wanted to read this series too! How ironic.



    etwilight @ yahoo .com

  39. This is a trilogy that I keep looking at, so count me in!

  40. my son and i both would love to read these books . please enter me in the contest.

  41. Hello! What a wonderful series. I have a niece who would really enjoy reading this genre. Please enter me in your terrific giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

    Christmas is coming and this would make a great gift for her.....

  42. This is so exciting! I'd love to have the chance to read these! Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. These look like great books. Plese count me in! Thanks!

    ihchicky AT gmail DOT com

  44. Man i've been told by THREE different people at three different times how wonderful these books are, but my library doesn't have them!!! I'd really appreciate it if you'd enter my name in the drawing. Thank you for this awesome contest!!!

    And, I've blogged about it here, so i hope this gets you a couple more people:

    hylianvampire [at] hotmail [dot] com

  45. This series looks fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway. Please, enter me for the drawing. I posted a blog here:

    by the way, I love your picture at the top of your blog with you sitting in that chair in the middle of a field xDD

    twiliwolf228 (at) aol (dot) com

  46. Hi Ruth! Found you late in the week, but happy BBAW anyway.

    I'm always looking for intriguing YA to get my son reading, these sound great.

    I'll try and go blog about you at my site before deadline, or even, beyond. Nice to meet you.

  47. ooooooooh i would love, love to be in this (and ofcourse to win!! :))

  48. so who won Percy Jackson and the Olympians?? i'd like to congratulate them.

  49. I'll be announcing the winner of this giveaway later this evening. I've been sick since last weekend and haven't had the opportunity to do the drawings yet.