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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GirlUp Event: We Are Strong, But Together We Are Stronger + Prize Pack Giveaways!

What is the event about?

Tori from the Book Faery and I have organized this event to raise awareness about GirlUp, a United Nations Foundation dedicated towards raising awareness and funds for hard-to-reach adolescent girls around the world. By donating $5 or more, we can provide girls with basic needs such as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence, and more. If you are interested in learning more about GirlUp, you can go here:

How can we spread the word?

In order to spread the word about this organization, we have set up a comment goal system. The number of comments we attain (between both blogs) will determine how much money we will donate to the GirlUp organization. So really, for this event to be successful, Tori and I are depending on your participation. We need your help to reach our goals for this cause!

Below are our comment goals:
  • 100 comments between both blogs, we will donate $10 to the organization.
  • 150 comments between both blogs, we will donate $15 to the organization.
  • 200 comments between both blogs, we will donate $20 to the organization.
  • 250 comments between both blogs, we will donate $25 to the organization.
  • 300 comments between both blogs, we will donate $30 to the organization.
  • 350 comments between both blogs, we will donated $35 to the organization.
  • 400 comments between both blogs, we will donate $40 to the organization.
  • 450 comments between both blogs, we will donate $45 to the organization.
  • 500 comments between both blogs, we will donate $50 to the organization.
**500 Comments Is Our Maximum Goal**

A Thank You Giveaway:

You didn't think a money donation was all we had planned for this, did you? We love and appreciate any comments we receive, so as a thank you for your participation, we will be hosting a giveaway as well. Before we get into the details of the giveaway, Tori and I would like to thank a few publicists who were kind enough to donate books. You have all been so incredibly generous, and we appreciate you sending us books to support our event.

-Siena and Paul from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
-Kate from Bloomsbury Children's Books
-Pam from HarperCollins (Adult)

Prize Packs:
(All prizes are finished copies - press book title for GoodReads summary)

-HarperCollins Adult Prize Pack #1: (CLAIMED)
1) Insatiable by Meg Cabot
2) Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands

-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #2:
1) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare
2) Private (Private, #1) by Kate Brian
3) Vanished (Private, #12) by Kate Brian

-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #3: (CLAIMED)
1) One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
2) Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
3) The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti

-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #4: (CLAIMED)
2) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
3) The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti

-Bloomsbury YA Prize Pack #5: (CLAIMED)
1) The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
2) Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones
3) Pandora Gets Heart by Carolyn Hennesy

-Bloomsbury YA Prize Pack #6: (CLAIMED)
1) A Prince Among Frogs (Tales of the Frog Princess, #7) by E.D. Baker
2) Hearts At Stake (The Drake Chronicles, #1) by Alyxandra Harvey
3) The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel

-International Prize #7: (WAITING FOR WINNER TO RESPOND)
This prize pack is open for participants outside the US only. One winner will get their pick of whatever book they want that is $15 or under at Book Depository (please see if where you live is eligible for shipping).


Contest Details:
  • In order to be entered, you must comment on this post with your e-mail address and if you're from the U.S., Canada or International.
  • There will be 6 US Winners + 1 International Winner who will be picked by and first place gets first prize pack grab, second place chooses next and on down the line. One international winner will get their pick of whatever book they want that is $15 or under at Book Depository (please see if where you live is eligible for shipping).
  • For extra entries: +10 if you are willing to donate $1 or higher to the organization (this is not mandatory) - DONATE HERE. If you choose to donate, you must e-mail me a copy of the receipt to lafemmereaders [@] yahoo [.] com, or else it won't count. And please do not forget to mention you donated in the comments below!
  • Event is open until November 30, 2010 midnight EST time, or until we reach our goal!
  • If you would like to contribute a money donation by adding a comment goal, please contact either myself - lafemmereaders [@] yahoo [.] com OR Tori - [@] gmail [.] com
Thank you everyone! Your participation means a lot to us! Also, we'd love for you to spread the word by placing the button on your blogs, which is located on my sidebar. However, it's not mandatory. :)


Kailia Sage said...

This is so great that you and Tori are doing this!
twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com


Chrizette said...

I hope this event is a huge success - such a great cause!

baychriz at gmail dot com

Orchid said...

Great event! I'll definitely try to spread the word. ^_^

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Julia :) said...

This is an awesome giveaway and for a great cause too!

a_hobbit_of_the_shire (at) yahoo (dot) come

.Ambur. said...

This is an amazing idea, you two are doing a wonderful thing with this giveaway :D

Thanks for giving us a good reason for entering giveaways :)
I'm in Canada :)

♪♫ Ambur

.Ambur. said...

I just donated too, I'll forward you the confirmation email right away :)

♪♫ Ambur

Brenda Pandos said...

What a great cause! So proud of both of you for hosting this. Need another donation? I'll donate TET! :)

Hugs, Brenda

Ashley said...

Wow! This is such a great thing you are doing!

basicallyamazingbooks [at]

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Cathrine said...

OMG, you guys are awesome! And you do awesome things for awesome causes! :D

pageturnerblog at hotmail dot com

Kieran said...

This is such a great cause! I will definitely try to donate if I can.

Kieran.lovesyou at gmail dot com

Maidenveil said...

This is an awesome giveaway with a heart! Good luck with this and hope for the best!

Len (US)

Smash Attack! said...

You and Tori ROCK for doing this!! \m/

SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

acasualreader said...

This is wonderful what you two are doing. What a great cause! I hope you get tons of comments!!!

loniflowers at yahoo dot com

Addictedtolife said...

Wow! You guys are amazing for doing this! Hope you get tons of comments!

Danna said...

You guys are awesome for doing this!

Jamie said...

Super cool of you rock!

Ammy Belle said...

This is a great thing to do and I applaud you for your forward thinking! Thanks, too, for the contest, it is the icing on the already awesome cake you have going here!

Good luck - I will post this on my blog and FB for more people to see.


apereiraorama @

raquel.matos said...

Such a great cause. I'm donating a comment but don't need to be entered in the giveaway.

Jaz said...

You guys are awesome :)

wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

This is fabulous. Hope you reach your goal.


Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

You are made of awesome!

I'm in the US :) I added your button to my blog sidebar and I created a post to help spread the word -

Way to go girls!!

Tina said...

This is such an awesome idea! I hope you are able to reach your goal :)
melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie said...

You and Tori are such wonderful people for organizing this. I hope you reach your goal.

Wrighty said...

What a wonderful idea! Best of luck and thanks for your hard work!


Liz H said...

What a great idea! Thanks for your hard work and good luck!

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Wow! Always thinking of everyone else! This is such a great idea and I will def. be donating and posting about it! I hope you get a lot of comments!!

Juliana Piovani said...

This is a great giveaway!!It's always good to be part of something to help others!!
And I'm from Brazil

Nikki said...

Amazing giveaway!

redneck122890 at yahoo dot com


arceli said...

AWESOME giveaway. You guys are great!


GMR said...

What a wonderful idea....definitely in support of it. You guys are great for working with such a great cause. Off to spread the word on a few other social outlets.


Bwyatt said...

I love this! This is an awesome cause and thank you for sharing it with us. I will definately spread the word. Young girls these days definately need as much support as we can give them. Keep up the good work!

britneywyatt [at] gmail [dot] com

YA Vampire Books said...

Great idea and a great cause! Hope you'll get a lot of comments as well as donations!


StephTheBookworm said...

This is awesome! Good luck!

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

AtenRa @ Just Another Book Blog said...

It is amazing, what you guys are doing!There is a reason why you two are my favourite NY gals :)

Kulsuma said...

Great cause! I hope you get a tonne of comments!!:)



Lauren M said...

This is beyond awesome. What a great idea! Here's to hoping you reach your goal!


The Itzel Library said...

Great event! Good luck!



andii* said...

love the giveaway! and it´s good that you support the fundation :)
enter me please!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

What you ladies are doing is fantastic! I love to see bloggers using the platform to raise awareness about important issues! I will definitely be spreading the word about this event to help you reach your goals!

Also, thank you for hosting this fantastic giveaway! I'm from the US =)


danya said...

Thanks for the giveaway, sounds like a great cause!



ako4eggs said...

Awesome event and giveaway! Good luck with it!

Marie Oliva
ako4eggsat comcast dot net

sablelexi said...

This really is a great cause that you guys are supporting.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

fs1 said...

This is fantastic...!

International one please

fairy dot morgaine at gmail dot com

April X said...

Great cause you guys! I support you both :D I think we can definitely make it to 500 comments :)


Cialina said...

What a wonderful idea! I wish you two the best of luck! <3

- Cialina, USA

Kim said...

I think that this is a great cause! And the giveaway is a plus too...

Kim, USA

Riv Re said...

This is a great thing you're doing! And thanks for the added giveaway!

Alexa said...

It is great that you both are helping out.
Thanks for offering a giveaway to us.

Kristen said...

You guys are fabulous! What a great thing your doing and what fantastic incentive. :)

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Luv what your doing hon!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Awesome giveaway, awesome cause. Thanks for the opportunity to give a little to girls who need so much.

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com


Vivien said...

What a great cause!!

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com


Pamk said...

great cause.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Tore said...

Amazing giveaway for a great cause.

FairyWhispers said...

this is a better way to promote Girl Up,

say have you heard of the Girl Effect?




Cathie said...

You are so full of heart!


If someone donates $5 would that be 50 extra entries or is it a flat 10 extra entries?

Mandi said...

This is great what you all are doing! Hope it goes well.


Lupa said...

That is great!


La Bella Vita said...

I applaud you girls for a an awesome cause. Hope it to be a smashing success! :)


LaBellaVita.Ivy (at) gmail (dot) com

buddyt said...

The best of luck with getting donations.

I hope you get in the thousands by the end.

Its really great of you two to go to so much trouble to try and support the charity.


Carol T


buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

EVA SB said...

Go Girl Power!!

You are doing a great thing here.

Eva SB - international[@]gmail[.]com

stacey said...

This is a Great thing to do wish i had some monny to help.But I'm Glad your Getting the word out.

Jade said...

I like that saying. And I really do hope you get plenty of donations! I'm sure you have been hearing this a lot, but it really is a great cause! You're awesome for doing this! :)
And thank you so much for this chance! I suppose I have to put I'm international, huh?


p.s. if you need to spread the word more I'm there!

twimom101 said...

great cause, great contest!!
good luck!!

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

fairywhispers - I've never heard of Girl Effect, I'll look into it -- thank you for letting me know! :)

Cathie - Once you donate, no matter the amount, it's ten extra entries. Thank you for that question.

Everyone - Wow, the comments have been amazing so far! Love you all!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wonderful idea, ladies. I just posted for you!! Best of luck.


Miss Page-Turner said...

Thanks for this contest! Love it:)

goldie-mail AT web DOT de

k_sunshine1977 said...

what an awesome thing to do! good karma is definitely coming your way!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Dovile said...

Thanks for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com


DarkBeauty73 said...

melanie-dark-beauty at hotmail dot com


Onge said...

You guys are incredible!! What an awesome idea.

Vicki said...

Girl Power!


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Amy said...

I hope this event is a great success and you get lots of comments!



Jasmine1485 said...

I'm from Australia, so International :)

Kate1485 at

Kate said...

This is a great thing you ladies are doing! I'm really hoping you get your comments and I'll spread the word.

Cassay said...

I hope you make your goal!

Cassay C

Cassay said...

I hope you make your goal!

Cassay C

elisajeglin said...

Wow, what a cool idea. I'm definitely tweeting this. Hope you make your goals.



Lu said...

Thanks so much for a brilliant giveaway!!

International :)

chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

Rad Hall said...

Hope it's a smashing success.

Rad Hall
emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

xdaisyx said...

How nice of you guys to do this!

dsym_06 at yahoo dot com

I have also posted this at my blog for giveaways! Come check it out!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

This is a great cause! You guys rock for doing this.

ebriggs23 at - US

Tanya1224 said...

This is really cool what you guys are doing. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Aww...I wanted to donate, but they don't accept paypal. Too bad. No money for charity. :S


Oh well. I'll throw this on my sidebar, though. :)

Cass (Words on Paper) said...


OH. AND I'm international.

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

I love the le femme readers blog!

Raspberry said...

What a great idea - and what a great giveaway!

Rachellev said...

This is a very cool giveaway. Thanks!

ana13kl at gmail dot com

Amie Kaufman said...

What a great giveaway. I've blogged about it today.

I'm an international.

amiekaufman -at- gmail (dot) com

Nuno said...

Great idea, congratulations


Brodie said...

This is such a great idea, kudos to you girls for taking part! Not only do you have fantastic blogs, but amazing hearts to match :)

And thanks for the giveaway, too! I'm international.

Anne R. said...

Awesome giveaway!

I'm international
isabookwhore at gmail dot com

I ♥ Book Gossip said...

What a great cause! Good job ladies :)


cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Avery said...

You ladies are so great!


Jennie said...

This is great cause. I will try to donate soon. :)

un3xpectedfate at hotmail dot com

*Jam* said...

Congrats on the very nice initiative! And thanks for the giveaway!


Robolobolyn's Universe of Books said...

This is a wonderful cause! :) Hope you'll get your 500 comments!!

I'm Canadian.


tanya904 said...

Thanks for supporting a great cause and I am in the USA
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I think it is just awesome that you ladies are doing this!



Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Forgot to say I am in the USA

L'Aussie said...

This is a great cause. Good for you for helping out. I will put the badge on my sidebar.

I live in Australia.

My email is:

Tara said...

What a fantastic cause - kudos to you guys!

fictionfolio (at) gmail (dot) come

Bella said...

Great cause and awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to read some great books.

I'm from the US

Krystal said...

Great contest! Nice to see people doing good things for good causes.

International prize


Book Nerds said...

What a great contest!

I'm TweetyB99 [at] aol [dot] com

Book Nerds said...

P.S. I'm in the U.S.

Kat said...

Awesome cause-- this is going on my sidebar.

(I'm in the US)

latishajean said...

Great thing to do Thank you so much alot of great books!

Zoƫ said...

this is an awesome event, definitely would love to be entered.



Reading Guy Chris said...

Please Enter Me!!!! and I am in the US

callie said...

Please enter me in the contest.

Thanks Callie Stuck

babysaffron said...

Good Luck!.. Great great cause....


Llehn said...

What a wonderful and generous idea! I hope you get lots of comments.



Julianna Steffens said...

This is so great!!!! A great cause


CloveR said...

Great giveaway!



tink3rb3ll4404 said...

This is awesome! Best of luck!


emmad said...

Very good contest :)

I'm an international

emmadat xtra dot co dot nz

Henrietta said...

Wonderful giveaway and cause! I'd love to enter for a U.S. prize! Thank you!
hensnest at windstream dot net

Jasmine said...

This is so great! :) I'm from the US.

I also donated!

jacmom said...

Great cause! US


Linda Kish said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Nikola said...

You guys are so generous and I think supporting this cause is a fantastic thing. Really, you should be very proud of yourselves.

I am an international commenter (and follower).

Julie! said...

I'm in the US

Melanie L said...

What a great cause. It's so generous that both of you are doing this.


Karina said...

xlacrimax said...

Thank you for being so generous.
xlacrimax at gmail dot com

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Thank you :D I'm international.

I wanted to donate but I can only use paypal... oh well, good luck!

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

Brianna Bruce said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for the contest and for supporting this wonderful organization.

Brianna Bruce



Thanks again!

HayleyK said...

This sounds awesome!

Hayley Kolb

Jasmin said...

This is great!

jasmin147 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Good Golly Miss Holly said...


NaKesha said...

I had never heard about the girlup organization. Thanks for bringing that org out.

nakeshabrown (at) gmail (dot) com

Eclectic Book Worm said...

What a great cause! Keep up the awesome work!

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

This is for such a great cause! I fully support this :)

Jessica Secret said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love to support causes like this. :)

VR Barkowski said...

Epic giveaways, awesome cause. I'll sidebar the contest.


Kari Lee Townsend said...

What a fabulous thing you are doing! Good luck ;-)

Clarissa Southwick said...

Wow. 142 comments already. Great cause. Great contest. ClarissaSouthwick at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

This is a great idea! I'm going to tell people on my Facebook page to visit! Thanks for helping the girls!

Barbie Jo Mahoney said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing! This is great!

Soultified said...

Omg, this is an exciting giveaway! Please enter me =)


Soultified said...

Omg, this is an exciting giveaway! Please enter me =)


Aeriel said...

Please enter me :)


Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

What a special thing to be a part of--good for you! I'd like to enter for the adult prize pack.


Birgit said...
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AC said...

This is a great idea! Wishing you the best of luck in this endeavor. :)

gae polisner said...

add my comment to the stack. Great cause. Great girls. :)

Keep going!

Emiii8 said...

Great cause, thank you for the giveaway. I'm from Canada.

Tiger Holland said...

Bravo for what you're doing!


Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

What an awesome thing to do! =)


tainara said...

Great event! :-)

Alisia Leavitt said...

Best of luck! Awesome giveaway!


Heather said...

I would love to be entered!!!

I'm in the USA

raceracegirl said...

This is an awesome Giveaway.
Thanks for the chance!

raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

LiLi said...

Fantastic giveaway idea! You are amazing, El!

Kris Yankee said...

This is truly a great idea. Best of luck to reaching your goal.

Glaiza said...

Good luck with goal!

International entry:


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

The books all sound fantastic. Please enter me.
Beverlysmcclure (at) aol (dot) com

Thank you. US

Maria said...

Sounds good!:)


Badass Bookie said...

Wonderful cause! I lvoe ti when bloggers get involved with charity!!! Thanks for the giveaway!



Julie Anne Lindsey said...

What an incredible giveaway! This whole concept is amazing! I live in the US and my email is

Medeia Sharif said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing. I'll be donating to GirlUp as well. - U.S.

Carol Felipe said...

This is an amazing contest!! Congratulations for the iniciative!!

International (Brazil)

e-mail: carolfds2(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

jmspettoli said...

Good Luck! (Canada)

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

PinkStuff28 said...

Please enter me !

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

floating said...

what a great idea
i am from the us

Melissa said...

Really awesome of you both.


N said...

Heck Yeah!
Go GIRL!!!!

Juliana said...

What a great thing you girls are doing!

I'm international
juiceb0xx at hotmail dot com

Laura H. said...

Awesome giveaway! And for such a good cause too! I reside in the US.


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