What I have:
A whole stack of shiny red ARCs, and this week, I will be giving away two. Two ARCs of The Space Between! And yes, because this is an ARC contest, sadly it is US only.*
In the past, the (rare) contests I’ve done have always been very easy—easy for you, easy for me. I’m going to keep it that way, but I have to warn you, I’m slowly becoming more ambitious so today we’re going to try something a little different.
What I’m thinking:
Daphne, the main character in The Space Between is a very earnest, very whimsical girl who just happens to come from a dark, complicated place. Which, let’s be honest, makes for some excellent theme song fodder.
Today, Daphne’s theme song is “Four Winds” by Bright Eyes, which features sincerity, a lot of Yeats-ian imagery, and an ominously upbeat fiddle. (Also, the drummer in the official video could totally be one of Daphne’s sisters. Just so you know.)
Now, what I want you to do:
- On your blog/Facebook/Twitter, tell me what YOUR theme song would be. Your answer can be silly. It can be shocking or heartfelt or painfully obvious. It doesn’t matter if no one agrees or everyone agrees, or if they will agree just as soon as you explain yourself. It does not matter if your theme song will probably change next week. This will be as easy or as complicated as you make it.
- When sharing your song, include a link back to the contest so that other people can get in on the fun.
- Comment on this post and tell me where I can see your answer. Make this easy on me, people. If you link to your Facebook account and I can’t see it, your name is not going in the randomizer, okay?**
- Do this before midnight Eastern time on Sunday the 28th. (That gives you almost a week.)
I’ll announce winners next Monday, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
*Sorry, international friends. I’m told that ARCs are really supposed to stay in the country where that edition of the book is going to be sold. However, it will be a different story once I get finished copies. Those can go to anyone!
**I sound so . . . draconian. But I do really mean it—please be helpful. Please.
My contest entry
Great contest! Here’s mine:
Ooh! This is a great idea! :) (I’m absolutely dying for The Space Between, by the way!)
My entry: http://twitter.com/#!/365DaysReading/status/105689296706600960
Hello! Mine can be found here at: http://facebook.com/gnowhael
Love this contest!
Cute song! And haha, love that video with all the yelling and throwing stuff. :D
Fun contest idea! And OOOOOH, my fingers are crossed.
I’ve tweeted my theme song (idk how to link my tweet here, but I @’d you, so I hope that works!)
I so want to read the book!! I loved The Replacement!
Tweeted my song: https://twitter.com/marthapao/status/105708362854961152
Here’s mine lol – http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=212101762179144&id=100002144458886
I’m sad that I didn’t end up with your publisher in that I didn’t get to beg for an ARC of this…finally I can read it after seeing you enter that contest with that old version of it like a zillion years ago before I even knew you!!
I posted mine to my twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/jackiedolamore
I’m not actually sure how to link an individual tweet, but it’s there, with a link back, i promise!
It’s at: http://twitter.com/#!/jackiedolamore/status/105728462064590848
If you click on the time-stamp of any tweet, it’ll bring you to its specific URL.
I tweeted about this contest! https://twitter.com/#!/mermaidvisions/status/105728395031228416
Thank you for this contest! :)
That was one of the easiest contests, ever! My entry on Twitter
Pimpage/Contest And the (Late) Monday Question
User referenced to your post from Pimpage/Contest And the (Late) Monday Question saying: […] a contest in celebration of Brenna Yavonoff’s second book, The Space Between. (Clicky here […]
Pimpage/Contest AND the (Late) Monday Question
User referenced to your post from Pimpage/Contest AND the (Late) Monday Question saying: […] s second book, The Space Between. (Clicky http://brennayovanoff.livejournal.com/38767.html […]
I have posted about your contest here: http://tracy-d74.livejournal.com/98851.html
(LJ has been wonky with my page, I promise it is there, but for some reason, the youtube image keeps disappearing.)
On my tumblr:
My entry: http://agypsywriter.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-theme-song.html
thank you so much! This giveaway has such a cool idea, and I’m so excited to read THE SPACE BETWEEN.
my theme song
i answered your question here http://twitter.com/#!/blackstonepttry/status/106056148007923713
thanks for the chance to win! :)
Eeeek! So excited for The Space Between!!
My entry: http://bit.ly/qGRDLu
Thank you for the giveaway :)
Briana @ Bree’s Books
My song would be “What’s Up” by the Four Non Blonds… I put it up here on my facebook page:
Re: My Entry
I also Tweeted it: http://twitter.com/#!/CatGirl5
Thanks for the contest. Here is my link from twitter:
Have a great day.
I cant wait to read this book!
Fun! My entry:
Can’t wait to read this =)
See my link on twitter
Mine here!!! http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/peachandblue/~CYeBl
No one ever answeres when I ask for one of these from the publisher. :(
Here is my tweet link to my theme song/contest link:
Thank you for a contest!!
What a great contest! I would love to read The Space Between early. I tweeted my entry at http://twitter.com/#!/a_hoffman79. I also put you in an @ in the message so it should show up in your stream too.
And just for fun, a link to my theme song:
AWESOME!! Here’s a link to my blog post:http://silverpoolwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-theme-song-for-brenna-yovanoffs.html
Harder to do than I thought!
Here’s the link to my entry!
Kristie from TextnJava.
my theme song
User referenced to your post from my theme song saying: […] the awesome BRENNA YOVANOFF is having here : http://brennayovanoff.livejournal.com/38767.html […]
YES!!!i can’t believe i’ve gotten here so late though…
my entry is here : http://jennzahling.livejournal.com/17035.html :) enjoy! they are my favourite band, ever. :)
This is such a fun idea for a contest, though I have to admit, the idea of picking just one song was very difficult. I’ve posted my entry up on the my blog. Thanks so much for the chance!
My entry: http://amberinblunderland.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-theme-song-first-space-between.html
Re: My Entry
I should also add that my name is Amber and my email is Amberinblunderland@yahoo.com. Yeah, now that looks much more official!
Here’s my contest entry :D Yay! I’m excited!
I’ve been looking forward to this book. :)
Here’s my entry:http://twitter.com/#!/GeckyBoz/status/106406451974643712
I chose the Fraggle Rock theme song because I need to dance my cares away this week while the library is still under construction. :)
Yay! I would love to win this one!!
Here is my posting via twitter :
Here’s my entry! http://twitter.com/#!/The_BookishType/status/106436244107563008
I am DYING to read The Space Between!!! Thanks for the awesome contest, Brenna!
thebookishtypereviews AT gmail DOT com
Well, I don’t have twitter or facebook, but I added mine to goodreads on a status update!
I also spread the word about the contest here since this is awesome!
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com
My theme song at the moment:
The Naked and Famous: Girls Like You
I’m excited for your new book! I loved The Replacement!
LitzaLou’s Theme Song of Awesomeness!
I LOVE this giveaway! Thanks so much! :)
Posted it on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/litzalou/status/106465656010055680
That’s my song… well, for today anyway. :)
Awesome idea!!! I cant wait for this book!
Great contest! My entry is here:
Here’s my theme song/entry: http://twitter.com/#!/LiteratureLion/status/106781381757120512
My theme song!
Kan’s Theme Song
EGADS!!! I didn’t realize how much competition I had until I had to scroll down. So here’s my THEME SONG LINK! Will be posting it up on twitter @kankan929 as well as FACEBOOK under kdelley!
CONTEST LINK RESPONSE: http://www.kandiedelley.com/2011/08/26/byvanoff-arc/
Here’s my entry…the song is Aimee Mann’s “Borrowing Time.”
Love it that you’ve got an interesting contest requirement–I can never keep track of the ones that want you to follow and retweet and count up your points, etc. :)
Can’t wait to read The Space Between!
You can find my entry at — http://twitter.com/#!/charleevale
The actual tweet is ‘My current Theme Song is the Song Illuminated by Hurts. Everytime I listen to it, I hear something different.’
I couldn’t figure out how to link to the individual tweet!
oh me me!!!
A girl can dream!!!
my entry :]
Hello Brenna, I think that this is a brilliant contest. I’m sure you’ve received many very interesting entries!
You all can read about mine at my personal blog:
I want, I want, I want!
There’s even a pic of you, me, Carrie Ryan and Jackson Pearce from ALA ’11.
Thanks for this giveaway! I so love your writing :o)
Where to find my entry
I Put it up on my wall as my status on facebook. My name is Ameer Prince Lahrim and in my profile picture I am wearing 3D Glasses that you use in the movies now, a cookie monster shirt, i have brown/black hair, and i am in my backyard. I hope you select me!
Re: Where to find my entry
here’s a link……. I wasn’t sure if it would work when I was originally writting the comment…….. sorry for not posting it the first time!!!!!!!!!!!
My Entry thing…….. again
My privacy settings were not allowing me to allow others to see what i post so i had to switch to twitter. I had to take take some things out of it but i made it work (kinda). I hope this does not diquallify me because i really really loved The Replacment and would do (almost) anything to have The Space Between! I am Ameer Prince Lahrim by the way! so forget about those posts about where to find it and the link…… i also put the explination (simplified) on your twitter wall (sorry for the incorrect twitter terms im new to it and have not quite gotton the hang of! it)
Re: My Entry thing…….. again
Oh and btw these are the names of my dogs Casci (Cassy) and lilly! thats why that is my twitter name!!!!!!!!
Here’s my entry :)
Here’s my entry. Can’t wait for this to come out!
Here’s the link to my theme song: http://twitter.com/#!/sara_sans_h/status/107579543333777408
Thanks so much for the contest! I tried to snag a copy at Comic-Con but they went too fast :(
Here is my entry!!
facebook has been a monstrosity and it hasn’t let me log in for weeks, and yet it works fine commenting on things… *ponders*
The best inspirational/chilly/theme songs I know would be either For Those Who Wait and Unbreakable by Fireflight. For Those Who Wait is just a freaking awesome song with some sort of gooey stuff that I’m sure I would find really insightful if I wasn’t so caffeinated. Unbreakable has a heavier sound with themes of growing and sounding like my mother would make me turn it down if she didn’t love’em herself. Although, one of the best songs that could be inspirational I saw live AT MY SOUTHERN CHURCH a few weeks ago. here is the video of that amazing cover of Evanesence. Feel free to skip to 8:31 for the song. It was amazing, truly amazing. Even though I think motocoms are not appropriate for writing an intelligent (as I mentioned, I am caffeinated, so don’t hold me to that)response, I just have to add a few <3!!! and :D X INFINITY. The only way to really describe my reaction four weeks ago is, well, *jaw on floor* & *O*
Oh! Almost forgot the link!! I wrote a major article after that song and I credit it for more sarcastic necklace sayings than should be legal.
Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/writercherie/statuses/107633426202501120
I’m so in! I LOVED The Replacement, and have been waiting patiently for this to come out. Thank you for this opportunity! Off to cross my fingers (and toes) now…
Btw, today, my theme song was One Fine Wire by Colbie Caillat. There are just days when I’m feeling like I’m walking on a fine wire.
Thanks for the awesome contest! :)
What a fun contest! Thanks!
My theme song is THE DANCE by CHARLOTTE MARTIN and here’s where I posted that:
Awesome giveaway! Thank you!
My tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/chelleyreads/status/107897605123608576
chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com
Here’s my entry:
Congrats on your second book! I look forward to reading it when it comes out :)
This is mine- http://twitter.com/#!/Onuoha96/status/107901334421913601
Someone Like You
Seeing Adele performing Someone Like You on the VMAs made me love this song even more and realize this is my theme song. My best friend in High School is my “what if” guy. What if I had gone to that concert? What if our friends hadn’t been there that night? What if we had gone to the same college? And I am very happy for him and what he got but I will always wonder. What if?
Tweeted- thanks so much for the contest!
I thought I posted my link already but I didn’t see it, so I must not have. here is a link to my entry.
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