Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Book Giveaway ~ House Rules by Jodi Picoult ~ ARC


House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or experessing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject - in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do ... and he's usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead, and the police come to question him. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger's - not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, flat affect - can loot a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder.

Emotionally powerful from beginning to end, House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way - and fails those who don't.

Release date: March 2, 2010

Here's how to enter ~
  • U.S. addresses only please
  • Leave a comment here with your email address or PBS ID (I need to have a way to get in touch with you!)
  • Follow my blog (on lower right sidebar) ~ get an extra entry
  • Rate my blog ~ get an extra entry
  • Blog about it ~ get an extra entry
  • Tweet about it ~ get an extra entry
Contest ends December 30th. The winner will be announced on December 31st.

130 comments:

Julie P. said...

I'd love to win this one!!!

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Nicole said...

I love her books!! I would love to win this!!!

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Jessica said...

Well this sounds very good. I'd love to read it count me in please.
Thanks.
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BigMama said...

Well, I love me some Jodi Picoult (thanks to you Lori!). Enter me as well!

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Kristie said...

Please enter me in this one! I am a follower and I've rated your blog. Thanks!

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wheresmyrain said...

loved all her other books, this one looks swell. please count me in

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McKim said...

Looks like an interesting book. My daughter is studying special education, so I'm sure she would find it interesting also

LuAnn said...

I love reading Jodi's books. Please enter my name in the drawing!

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Crazy-for-Books said...

Enter me, please!

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Rita M said...

This sounds like a great book...
please count me in!

christin said...

Thanks for the chance!
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christin said...

Follower:) Thanks for the chance!
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Anonymous said...

My favorite author-Thank you for the chance-
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want to read this. sounds great and I love Jodi.

-Lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow your blog

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Sue said...

I love Jodi Picoult. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Meghan said...

Looove Jodi Picoult!
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randio said...

love to win this for my momm, she loves Jodi Picoult.

Mash1195 said...

Sounds like another good one by her. Fingers are crossed.
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abfantom said...

This sounds like an interesting book that I'd like to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book!
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amanda18228 said...

I'm a follower.
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amanda18228 said...

I rated your blog.
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amanda18228 said...

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mindy said...

this looks fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower.

barbara said...

I'm a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and would love to win this one.....


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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to read this mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Margige B said...

Love Jodi Picoult's books--wouldn't miss this one.


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Margie said...

Always enjoy Picoult's novels!
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I'm a follower.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed her other novels and would love to give this one a read!
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janeh said...

One of my favorite authors!.......would love to win this!

purplg8r said...

I love Jodi Picoult's books and would love to win this one!

I am a follower

And I blogged about the contest here.

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robin_titan said...

Oh this book sounds great!


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Jessica said...

I'd love to win!
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Nickolay said...

Great book to read on those snowy days. Thanks for the chance

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I asm a big fan of Jodi Picoult. Thanks!

Heidi V said...

This is a close to home subject and it sounds very interesting.

Thanks
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debbiejackson said...

I love Jodi and I'd love to read this.

Tarah said...

I love Jodi Picoult and would LOVE to read this book. Her books always really make you think!

Tarah
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Alyssa said...

This looks like a fantastic new Picoult novel.

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cstironkat said...

I would love to read a good book instead of text books.

blueviolet said...

I LOVE her books! My favorite was My Sister's Keeper. I can't even watch the movie because I don't want to ruin it for myself.
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blueviolet said...

I'm a follower!
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blueviolet said...

I rated your blog!
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AmandaK said...

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors!!!!

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Anonymous said...

I am a big fan!!

Shelby Shreaves said...

I wish Picoult could write faster! What an awesome author. I hope I win.

Tammy said...

I love this auther i grab her books as soon as thry come out

Aisling said...

I think this would be an excellent book - would love to win.

Benita said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the possibility.


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Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah Emmerson

Sarah said...

I follow.

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Sarah said...

I rated your blog.

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Sarah said...

I tweeted:

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Bonnie M. said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Love to enter the drawing.

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Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said...

Please, pretty please not US address only please.
I am a Malaysian big fan of Jodi Picoult.
In the spirit of Xmas and a great New Year 2010, I will be happy to be included as a winner.
It normally take some time for books to reach our shores.

kh123856 said...

I would love to win this!

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Molly C. said...

She is one of my absolute favorite authors! I love the subjects that she writes about. So this would be a fantastic win for me.

Sarah said...

I like Jodi's books - this sounds good, too.

Anonymous said...

I love your books - would love to have this in my collection

nala07102002 said...

love all her stories

Janea said...

I would love to read Jodi's book.

calvad said...

I love her books.
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Danielle said...

This is a great giveaway! thanks!

Starla said...

I'd would love to win this.
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Helen S said...

I would love a chance to read this!
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Helen S said...

I follow.
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Brooke said...

Ooo it sounds like a great book..

Chris said...

I would love to win!

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CherylS22 said...

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors - please enter me for this ARC.
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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CherylS22 said...

I rated your blog
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erma said...

This looks like a good book.
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Mrs. Williams said...

I've read all her books & would love this one!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd love to read this, thanks for the chance!

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Sarah said...

I subscribed to your blog!

Also, I'm a member of PBS (swampfox28) - I love PBS! I actually got my first Picoult book from PBS and was HOOKED thereafter. The first I read by Jodi was My Sister's Keeper - still one of my absolute faves!!

I would be on *~*CLOUD 9*~* if I could get an ARC of her new book! THANK YOU!!!

LittleEagle said...

I would be interested in winning and reading this book. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I also follow!

Anonymous said...

I love all of Jodi's books that I've read so far, would love to read this one!
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Kerry said...

I love her books and didn't know she had a new one coming out! Thanks for the chance to get one!

Kerry said...

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Anonymous said...

I liked the book "My Sister's Keeper"!

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ktgonyea said...

Looks wonderful :)

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Heather said...

My 8 year old son has aspbergers I would lvoe to read this

ddtavener said...

Interesting plot for a book, looking forward to reading it.

mjmeeks5 said...

i iwould love to win. I enjoy rea ding Jodie Picoult books
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Marla said...

This is a great author and I would love to read an ARC copy. AWESOME thanks

cmltx said...

Please enter me in this contest

george ferris said...

I never read any of her books, however I would like to read this one.
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kngmckellar said...

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kathy pease said...

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

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Candie L said...

Sounds like a great read. Thank you

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Valeen said...

I would love to read this! I love mysteries and my son has apergers. I could really identify with this!

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Maja said...

sounds cool

Maja said...

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Nancy S. said...

I'd like to read this.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog.

Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
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Nancy S. said...

I rated your blog.

js22 said...

oooh this book sounds great!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Becky said...

I love Jodi Picoult..she is such a great writer

Pat said...

Looks like a great read, would love to win

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would love to read House Rules!

Happy Holidays!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow on google blogger!

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Tweeted!
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Swtlilchick said...

I would love to read this book,it
has peaked my interest.Jodi is a
good author

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Susan said...

Jodi Picoult is a great author.

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Susan said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Swtlilchick said...

I am following your blog (Charlene)

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Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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twifanheather said...

Sounds so good!

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twifanheather said...

I tweeted!
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twifanheather said...

Following your blog!

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Rated your blog! :)

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

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Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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Iris said...

I love Picoult's books! This one seems very interesting.

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