Friday, August 14, 2009

The Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway this week. I really enjoyed reading all the lyrics - and I was totally amazed at how varied the selections were. And I was a little embarrassed because a lot of the stuff I'd never heard of.

Speaking of music, it really hit me the other day how varied my own taste is. I always keep a list of random songs I might hear here and there so I can get them off iTunes later. Ya know, you'll hear some song on the radio or at the mall or whatever that you hadn't thought of in years.

Well, the last time I bought songs, I got stuff from the Kenny Wayne Band, Rage Against the Machine, The Cult, The Airborne Toxic Event, and, um, Blondie. Yeah, that's right. Blondie.

Anyway, enough rambling. It's time to announce the three winners of ARCs for THE MAZE RUNNER. These will be coming directly from Random House to you, so enjoy!

BAM Book Reviews
Q
WhatBriReads

Congrats! Please send me your address and I'll forward it to my publicist (the totally wicked rad awesome Noreen Marchisi). My email is my last name, then my first name, at gmail dot com. Very simple.

Also, if you didn't win, try this other giveaway of MAZE: CLICK HERE.

Everyone have a great weekend!

31 comments:

numberonedashnerfan said...

oh man I was hoping I would win oh well that is A ok....

Dave said...

James thank you for the link...I appreciate it very much. it saves me the trouble of having to write out that long name! Congrats to the winners! You are going to LOVE THE BOOK!
dave

numberonedashnerfan said...

Oh and James thank you for understanding oh and btw I already tried entering that contest but it didnt work because the guy who has that website thinks ok to disclude people that is all I am going to say about that and because I said something bad about him i will say something nice in return he has cool reviews on his website....

Brodi Ashton said...

Blondie's one of my faves. Heart of Glass transports me to my high school every time I hear it.

I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Congrats to the winners!

Kimberly said...

I am patience incarnate.

Not scowling and muttering curses at ALL.

DA BOOK MOM said...

Congratulations to the winners! Hopefully there will be another contest soon. I'm new to this site and just want to throw my two cents about a response to my last entry. Apparently his number one fan uses this blog as an outlet to express their feelings. I have read a lot of the recent posts, and they seem to tease and voice their opinion when it isn't asked for. I'm confused why you are bothered by me writing about Daves blog in my post. It is a review and contest for The Maze Runner. Very relevant to the subject on hand. If you really are the number one fan, out of respect for this author, why aren't you displaying your manners? Use your own blog for all of your posts. When someone clearly asks you to leave them alone, why would you instigate them more? Dave, I would not respond to any more of their posts. You seem to be a mature family man. Clearly no matter how many times you ask they will continue to address you. Well, I hope you both can find peace and move on!

James Dashner said...

Hahahaha, Brodi - that's the song I downloaded! That, and The Reaper.

Graham Chops said...

Props to the winners! It's a barn-burner of a book, you're gonna love it!

Jeez Fan, would you knock it off?

Dave said...
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Dave said...

I do not want the integrity of my contest or my site to be challenged. I do not exclude anyone from my contests, as a matter of fact, if you look at the contest, #1 dashnerfan is the first to post and is entered in both of them. Thank you again James for posting a link to the contest. It is my pleasure to give one more fan a chance to read the ARC of Maze.
Dave

nkrell said...

Congrats to the winners. Somehow, I managed to forget to enter. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice.

Q said...

YAY!!

Thank you!

Magenta said...

Congrats, Q and the other winners! All of you will absolutely love Maze Runner!!! I guarantee it!

The rest of you will either have to wait for October, or go to the site you (hopefully) by now know has another ARC to offer. ^,~

WhatBriReads said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited! Thanks for the contest! :)

Dave said...

James...thanks again so much for posting the link..getting entries left and right...what was your magic number to beat for the posts???? yeah right, like i'll even come close....anyway, thanks again!
Dave and the rest of The Lateiner Gang

Diva Donna said...

ITS BEEN TOO LONG. Sorry there, Dashner Dude. Totally missed all the fun at Authorpalooza and the contest what a busy week you had.

Dave nice job on the contest thanks for posting on Inkingcap.blogspot. Loved seeing you over there.

Two notes since I'm here catching up on the Duder posts.
1) Dashnog=Therpe-a misunderstanding from one blog to the next that causes a long drawn out response chain. What's with all the therping on this site lately?

2) Saw GI Joe movie last night. I'm sure that James will see it because he sees everything. Here's my plug for the Joes. They are totally hardcore and the plot DOESN'T suck either. The only complaint I had about this movie was that I hardly had time to take a deep breath between action sequences. Two thumbs up on this one.

numberonedashnerfan said...

I DONT USE THIS BLOG TO OUTLET MY FEELINGS THANK YOU VERY MUCH BUT SCNCE YOU SAY I DO HOW ABOUT I START RIGHT NOW I LOVE HOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS IS ALL MY FAULT...AND IM SORRY I COMMENT ON ALL OF JAMES POSTS AND IM SORRY I GO TO HIS SIGNINGS TO SAPORT HIM AND HIS BOOK AND IM SORRY I TELL EVERYONE AT SCHOOL HOW COOL I THINK JAMES DASHNER IS IM SORRY I TELL PEOPLE I KNOW ALL ABOUT HOW COOL IT IS I KNOW JAMES DASHNER....

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS YOU ARE VERY LUCKY AND I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU.....

Dave said...

Diva,
Don't thank me, your guy's site (your guy's???) is awesome, and fun too! The reality show post was hilarious! I am to blame partly for the THERPING <---is that how you would spell the past tense? No more therping for me,as I realized it is disrespectful to James and those others that I care about here (dabookmom opened my eyes to that in her post before and my 9 year old told me to drop it and go about my business...seriously!). So my apologies James, I was stooping and for an adult and a dad, that was not cool, and for that I am sorry and hope you accept my apology, as it is your site. I will keep loving your books, keep posting about them, and behave so I can still get that interview you promised. LOL No, seriously, I'm done. I've been wasting my time when I could have been working more on my site or reading or posting more about how much I love maze and WISH that I could have come to Utah the other day AARRGGHHH! Alright, I can't wait to gice away a copy. You had so many people who wanted it! That appears to be good foreshadowing. I told you the other day I hope they are starting to print the next 100k copies. Anyway, that's about it. Thanks to your link and all those here who have helped my contest, my inbox has been flooded! I sat with a client today and my blackberry kept vibrating the whole meeting! Until next time...
Dave

numberonedashnerfan said...

James,

A truly great person is the one who gives you a chance even if you mess things up for them.

so thanks for all you do for me and giving me a chance.

- your numberonefan

Dave,

I am sorry that I was being mean, and i will try hard to ignore you like you wished so you can fully enjoy this site and I hope your blog is a sucess.


To everyone,

I am sorry That I was kinda using this blog to vent. I apoligize to any ones feelings who I have hurt. Wear sunscreen when going swimming sorry that was random but sunburns hurt.

- Numberonedashnerfan

Dave said...

I thought this site could use a bit of humor tonight so I must share. I was in barnes and noble at the mall tonight while my wife and girls were shopping around (what the heck would I be doing in a barnes and noble???)

Anyway, I was in the YA section just scoping out the shelves for fun. There was a guy standing a few feet away doing the same thing I suppose. A few minutes later 2 girls probably around 15-18 came up to him. One said, "I need some money to buy an outfit for school" amd the other said "mommy said she needs your credit card"

I grinned as I know the feeling having a wife and 2 daughters. Well, shortly after he turned to walk down the isle and in passing I caught sight of his t-shirt he was wearing and it had a picture of his wife in the middle and both hos daughter on each side of her with big smiles on their faces. Above the picture were the words "Their ATM" with an arrow pointing down to them. If that wasn't funny enough, I asked him if I could take a picture with my phone as that classic. He said,"I'd rather you not as I don't want to find my picture on yourube or something like that when I get home". I should have said, "I would never post that on youtube, just www.jamesdashner.com"
I don't know...I thought the whole thing was hilarious. Only in NJ!
Dave

Dave said...

James,
I think I've paid my dues enough to get a formal definition of DASHNOG. I have an idea, but I'd rather hear it from the Dash's mouth. (Ooh, I like the sound of that...DASH. Its almost like "the Flash" without the FL) so I might start callin you that. Thanks and I'm waitin to know what the heck a dashnog is!
Dave

Magenta said...

Dave,
I may not be the Dash (nice nick- name for James, but I like calling him Dude myself. ^,^), but I can tell you what Dashnog is.

I can't tell you where the word itself came from, but Dashnog is a word that you get from the word verification you need so your comment can be posted, and you make it into an actual word that you invent the definition for.

For example, my verification word is reaketed. Hmm... of course that word is too close to rocketed or reacted, so let me get another one...

Joulne... that sounds like a funny one! I now declare joulne to mean: the months of June and July combined. Pronunciation: JEWL-ne.

Thanks for bringing up the subject of Dashnog again... I was kind of wondering what had happened to it...

Where did joulne go? Where did this entire year go? It's too fast!!!

Dave said...

Magenta, so let me give it a try

Dashnog:smunes- to coin the phrase; to own the rights to

I smunes callin James "DASH"!

Well, it was my first time..can you scramble the word in the word verification? Interesting stuff
Dave

Dave said...

This weekend in here felt like frershman year in college when everyone in the dorm went home for a short holiday weekend and I was one of the small handful that didn't! Wow,that brought back some long lost memories!
Dave

numberonedashnerfan said...

Story time because I am bored......
Once upon a time The End
Once upon a time the beginning The End
Once upon a time the beginning the middle The End
Once upon a time the beginning a dilemma the middle The End
Once upon a time the beginning, a dilemma, foreshadowing, the middle The End
Once upon a time the beginning, a dilemma, foreshadowing, the middle, climax The End


Dashnog-storshiving
Definition- actually doing homework for a change
Usage- James Dashners Numberonefan was storshiving

Dashnog is where you take you word verification you dont change it and you come up with a meaning for it and if its a real word you come up with a new meaning for it... its our own language basicly.... heres a link to the ones we have the list hasnt been updated latley though.... http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dchwzh4r_50kb5tx7ch&pageview=1&hgd=1&hl=en
on my blog I just posted the words I have collected....

Graham Chops said...

JAMES JAMES JAMES!!!!! Scholastic just sent me an ARC of Catching Fire!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

numberonedashnerfan said...

James I sent you an email of the pictures...

Anonymous said...

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numberonedashnerfan said...

Hey James I hope your torn acl gets better soon...did you enjoy the mri lol......Guess what Im almost done with my homework its due next week........ Good luck James......TIKI TIKI

Dave said...

DASH,(love that name!)
Forgot about the knee. MRI...open or closed? You are a good man if closed. I had 4 of them, 1st one closed. Wayyy too much for me to handle. Had to have the next 3 open. Good luck on your knee if that's what you are up to. Let us know what's going on. So, is your group of dedicated fans called your "Dash Stash"?
Dave

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