As the title of my giveaway suggests, this is all about the Chinese Gals, FRONT AND CENTRE. In other words, the books I'm giving away both have very awesome Chinese girls as our beloved protagonists. The two books areeeeee *drumrolls*
1. Exclusively Chloe by J. A. Yang OR 2. Mountain Girl River Girl by Ting-xing Ye
Note: Both are lightly used. As I had MGRG longer, it does have two coffee spots on the sides of the book, but it didn't ruin the pages or anything. (I totally swore off coffee now so this won't happen with my other books. Really! I've been going strong for 2 months!!) No stains on EC though.
That's right, I'm only going to be giving away ONE of these books. Unless, of course, I get 100+ followers, then the prizes mayyyyyyy possibly be both. Possibly. *winks*
Also, *deep breath* This contest is opened INTERNATIONALLY!! (watches my wallet cry softly) And um, contest deadline is momentarily up till March 4th 11:59 PM EST, but I will probably extend it. Once I figure out how to change the date on the Google Doc form, anyhow. (Help? Please? *_*)
What must you have in order to participate?
1) Be a follower. I know, this sucks, but this is really a follower's giveaway at heart, Old followers shall be rewarded, et all.
2) Leave your google friend connect name and a email so that I can contact you
3) THAT'S IT.
Of course, there are the usual ways to get extra entries. tweeting, sidebar, blog post, add up entries... BUT I thought to add to my fun, I'm also going to have another way for y'all to get extra entries called Recognize Your Chinese Actresses?. Basically, Look at the 5 photos of chinese actresses before you. If you know any or all of them, name the # of the photo, then name of actress
CONTEST NOW CLOSED
And that's it! If, however, you for some strange reason need convincing that either Exclusively Chloe or Mountain Girl River Girl is worth the read, click the cut link and I'll tell you why these books rock.
First up, in alphabetical order, my pimping of Exclusively Chloe. Why do you want to read this, you say? Because this is the sweetest, funniest adoptee story EVAR. Seriously, when was the last time you read a fluffy adoptee story? What's that? NEVER?! *le gasp* Obviously you ought to rectify this by READING EXCLUSIVELY CHLOE NOW. Chloe is so sweet and relatable and her adventures are adorable. Also we all need more glamourous Asian girls in our lives. AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE FAKE DAD. OMG THE FAKE DAD, SO AWESOME. He was all blackmailed into doing his job and then the NEXT THING YOU KNOW he's all, "Hi Chloe do you want to eat my baked cookies?" and "Chloe dear, how's school? Meet any cute boys?" and taking his dad role way too seriously and it's ADORABLE AND I LOVE IT. ADORABLE ADORABLE ADORABLE. *squees*
But then, you may go, Yuan! I don't want your silly adorably sparkly pink story stuff. I am all about srs bzn here. Give me down-to-earth, meaningful relationships with a touch of hearbreak!
To which I say, well then, I also have the perfect book for you! It's name is Mountain Girl River Girl and I hope you can handle the combination of two lovely ladies being awesome. Whereas our Exclusively Chloe is about a Chinese girl in the US, our ladies here are in contemporary Mainland China, trying to make their way on their own. Our girls have the loveliest friendship ever, and, get this, they talk to each other about things totally unrelated to boys!!! Do my eyes deceive me? Does this YA book pass the bedchel test?! Stare at this book and BELIEVE.
Also, their friendship is kinda just really awesome on their own. Shui-lian is our firecracker and Pan-pan is more quiet and sensible (in comparison at any rate). Allow me to illustrate.
Nice Old Man: Hello ladies, would you be interested -
Shui-Lian: OMG CREEPER, STAY AWAY GET OUT OF HERE I WON'T FALL FOR YOUR PLOYS
Pan-pan: ... Shui-lian, calm down. It's broad daylight and he's old, he can't get to us.
Shui-Lian: NEVER TRUST THE OPPOSITE SEX. THEY'RE OUT TO KILL US ALL. KILL US ALLLLLLLLL.
NOM: Er, actually, I am a hired job recruiter for the factory and am handing out flyers.
Pan-pan: Why don't we just hear the guy out before judging?
Shui-Lian: ... Fine. But I don't have to like it.
They're a lot of fun, and I love how Ye deals with the good and bad stuff Shui-Lian and Pan-pan go through together. You just can't help but root for them. =D
Hopefully either one of my pimpage sold the books to the