Thursday, August 5, 2010

More ARCs!

Wow, over 250 comments for our giveaway contest!

My publicist has graciously allowed me to give away FIVE ARCs instead of just one! That's five times the number that I thought originally. (Because at first I was only going to give away one. And five times one is five.)

Because of this switcheroo, I'm extending the contest by 24 hours. Not just to give more people a chance, but because I need to put some thought into the winners. It was going to be random, but now I think I'll do a mix of random and judging your deeds for some that stand out. Maybe I'll let my kids decide one...

For those of you who haven't entered yet, feel free to leave the comment on this post. Both will count.

I have to tell you guys. Wow. I've read each and every entry, and I'm really blown away. There's been a lot of good done in the world for this, and I say thank you!

74 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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Nadsbcool said...

omg james i entered and i cant see it on the site! hopefully you can! the deed was that i donated some extra clothes i and. i joined a website that everytime you write a blog you get money, but you have an option to get the money yourself or give it to charity. i chose charity! and also i gave a homeless person on the street $1 dollar!

Candice said...

I made yummy chocolate chip cookies and took them to the Air Force hospital where my husband works for him to share with his coworkers and patients. I also mailed 5 letters to anonymous soldiers.

It feels so weird to be self-promoting through good deeds, but the chance of an arc is so worth it!

Lula! said...

My local (very small town) library doesn't have a copy of The Maze Runner. Until now...I've donated one. And will also donate The Scorch Trials as soon as it's released. Everyone should benefit from good literature. And a second entry in this contest.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

This is such a beautiful idea for a contest! I may have to borrow it someday, if I ever have ARCs to give away.

And I'm not sure if this counts, because I was doing it anyway, but next Tuesday starts the culmination of my ultimate 'giving back' endeavor, a free, online writer's conference my friends and I created and organized. It is a much bigger mountain of work than I'd anticipated (my poor inbox might actually explode from the hundreds of emails I send and receive each day), but the response from the industry has been amazing and I think (hope) we've created something that will help a lot of writers on their journey. It runs next Tue-Thur, and we're all pretty much planning on being chained to our laptops to keep everything running. After that, perhaps I'll have time to sleep again. :)

Thanks for the wonderful contest. I picked up the sample chapters at Comic Con and was instantly hooked. Can't wait for the release!

Nathan Major said...

I'm totally going to make dinner for my wife. And help her make homemade earrings after! :)

Anonymous said...

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700051673/Springville-football-player-Brandon-Curtis-dies-from-injuries-suffered-in-accident.html

so this just happend in my city, and the family is really suffering. the dads out of work and hes sick, the mom works at a local grocery store, and they have huge medical bills to pay for the dad, and the son. so everyone in the comunity had a huge carwash and sold special shirts made in honor of brandon, and we raised over 20 thousand bucks, 16 thousand in the car wash alone!!! there also was a blood drive. but specifically, i got involved with a local toy/candy store (funfinity, it rocks) and we sold treats and raffle tickets and other things all day long! we raised almost 200 dollars, which the owners contributed to the other donations. it was really awesome and fun, but very sad to lose someone in our community. we were all crying and everything even though most of us didnt even know him.
u should look at the link, its a really sad story.
thanks for your time!

Amanda said...

sorry, just realized i shouldnt put it annonymous. that post above it mine, not annonymous.

Larissa said...

Ooh! I'm glad I caught this!

I am the Silent Auction chairperson for the Florida Writers Foundation, which is a nonprofit benefitting literacy in FL. This week, I am printing and preparing donation letters for mailout. So. If I were to win one of these lovely ARCs, I would put it in the auction (I'd have to read it first, of course - lol). :)

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

silent_twilight said...

I hope you count this, because it's actually really, really, REALLY simple...
I smiled at people. I just love it when I smile at strangers, and they smile back. I like to think that I made someone happy, because I gave them a reason to smile.
I guess the saying 'Smile and the world smiles back at you' really is true.

Elizabeth Morgan said...

Sounds so exciting!

Myrna Foster said...

My best friend has food poisoning, so I'm making chicken noodle soup for her family for lunch.

Leesie Jones said...

Oh yes! This makes me 12% happier. I'm really happy that you had time to read every single one. Once again, good luck picking 5 out of 250. My advice is to not pick randomly. :)

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I volunteer once a week at the local senior center. I'm not sure if that counts because I've been volunteering my time there for over a year, but it's what comes to mind because I have to be there in about half an hour.

You have lots of good entries. Good luck choosing! :)

kingwritergirl said...

Awesome contest! It makes a person stop and think, thank you.

So I deceided to spend a day focused on my kids. (In the process of it still) That might not sound like a lot, but instead of going about our regular day, I've turned off the TV, and we've spent time just talking, reading, and playing games together. I forgot how much fun it can be to just hang out with my kids and not focus on cleaning the house, runnign errands, checking emails and all that. Thank you!

Mandy said...

I'm training in a heat index of 110 degrees to run the Chicago Marathon as an American Cancer Society charity runner in memory of a friend. She was a fantastic woman.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/DetermiNation/DNFY10National?px=10692769&pg=personal&fr_id=27163

Lynsey Newton said...

I sent out three parcels today to the USA. I gave away three books on my blog and it cost me a fortune to send them (I live in the UK) but it was nice to make them happy.

I'm also a nurse so I *hope* I do good deeds every day!

Meghan1103 said...

I'm going to make dinenr for my parents when they come home from work. I'm also trying my best to ignore the temptation of fighting with my brother. ;)

Magenta said...

That is great! 5 ARCs for 5 lucky winners. I hope I am one of them. ^_~

Here's another entry from me anyway. I said happy birthday to a friend on Facebook, and a little later my twin sister and I will phone her and actually say Happy Birthday as well. Just so we can make her day. ^_^

Juliana said...

I'm planning to sign up for "Writing for Charity" again this year.

Also planning to organize a fundraiser for war-affected children in other countries. I'll be sure to give you dibs on one of the tickets after we get organized. ;)

Amy Lundebrek said...

Whoo-hoo! More chances! Thank you "the publicist!"

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Something good I have done lately for other people is I set up a donation contest on my blog to receive books to go to underpriveleged girls at St. Anne's Institute in Albany, NY. I gave away gift cards and a signed book to four random donators. The final tally of books donated is 170. I can't wait to drop them off to the institute, where books are seldom and the girls love to read!

You can read more about it here: http://flippingpagesforallages.blogspot.com/2010/06/books-for-good-cause.html

Thanks for giving us the oppurtunity to win an ARC! :)

Vivien said...

Amazing! I just donated a handful of books that I had previously read to the Boys and Girls club. One of them included The Maze Runner. Don't worry, I still have a copy :) I love donating books to children because they absolutely devour them. Nothing is better than to get a child to start reading just because of a great book. It happened to me, so hopefully I can pass on the same experience.

I just loaned my copy of The Maze Runner to a friend as well. He finished it in a day and loved it, so I converted another to your side :)

Eric said...

im very happy that you can give away five instead of one! that gives me and other people a larger chance of getting An ARC!!!

i did as i said i would and made my mom and sister breakfast, but woke up late and ended up just making them waffles. but they still appreciated it, and it made thier day. now im just trying to make my sister happier by doing whatever she wants me too...

you certainly have a lot of comments to choose from, and im excited to have been a part of this. if i get an ARC, ill be sure to lend it to my friends so they can also read it before it really comes out! they would like that, and it would make thier day. but even if i dont get an are, ill still share the maze runner. and how are you going to get the book to the 5 people anyway? i guess you could e-mail them, or skype them. i dont expect to win, and im very glad that i have a 5% chance of winning this. better that the 1% chance i had with only one book.

Debbie Barr said...

I forget to enter the last one! But I did the dishes for my husband on his dish night because he was sick.

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Cool, five ARCs is better than one. Some good things I've done was help my mom with my younger brother, donate food to an animal drive, I'm a Girl Scout and I'm collecting stuffed animals from friends and neighbors to give them to a local charity to hand out to kids in hospitals during the holidays and I'm asking my dad to take me to the local SPCA to adopt a dog (we've adopted our three cats from shelters). Trying to do nice things one day at a time:)
Meggs (NY) Luved The Maze Runner!

Okie said...

That's pretty cool. Fabulous turnout for a cool contest (granted, it's a cool prize, so it was bound to draw a crowd). Nicely done. :)

Missmagic188 said...

I volunteered in the local health fair, donated all my how-to books+ old toys (from my sis, I don't do toys anymore)+ old gadgets for my school + donated 1 each for Breast Cancer at Subway and Payless Shoes.

And oh, I visited my aunt, that was a good dead for my mom, and when I left, that was another good dead for my aunt. Just kidding!

Becky McKinnon said...

I love that you're encouraging us to do "good deeds." It keeps what we should always be doing at the front of our minds!

I listened to two sisters vent about their problems (which took several hours), hosted the neighborhood playgroup when it wasn't my turn, and I've been trying to be more patient with my four-year-old who has been breaking things and getting into all sorts of trouble this week.

Clare Di Liscia Baird said...

I'll be helping out at Vacation Bible school with cooking the hotdogs and serving the more than two hundred people that come tomorrow for our big farewell. The kids had a blast! It was well worth all the hard work just to see their beautiful smiling faces!
Thank you, you're an amazing writer.

Nikki said...

This entry isn't for me, but my son Zack. He is an awesome kid that ALWAYS puts others needs in front of his own. He has not started school yet, but his siblings have and he has spent his afternoons helping his twin sisters with their homework. They are having to learn the 50 United States, Capitols and Abbreviations and he has been quizzing them and playing games to help them learn. His other sister has been out of town and he has taken over his chores this week without being asked. I am so appreciative of my teenager...he is not a hard kid to raise and actually makes my days run a little sooner because of how much he helps me.

Thanks for giving me the chance to brag a little about the cool kid I have.

~~Nik Weber

Ekta said...

Well, my sister just finished summer school and I knew she was really stressed, so, I cooked her a grand meal including pasta, garlic bread, and cake for dessert. It's not much but I was glad that I could make her happy!

Matt Hayes said...

My mom works from home, and I haven't bothered her for about 3 hours!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I have to agree with Candice that it is quite strange to be self-promoting through good deeds to win an ARC, but I also agree that it's worth it.

That being said, I just bought a magazine subscription from a college student/war vet to send to a soldier over in Afghanistan. He chose Automobile magazine because I had no idea what a soldier would want to read while fighting a war. Both my brother and my dad are on crutches right now too, so I'm always helping them. My dad just broke his ankle and won't be able to drive for a while, so I'm driving him around, as well as my brother while my mom is at work. I also gave a few dollars to a little girl collecting money for her cheerleading squad earlier today.

At the moment, we are having a thunderstorm (and I'm on my laptop!) and my dog Skittles is scared to death. I'm keeping her safe and sound. I'd do most of these things anyway, but I figured I'd post them.

This is such a great idea and it's nice to see so many people doing so many nice things. Good luck choosing the lucky few!

Mundie Moms said...

Beautiful ARCs and congratulations on the upcoming release!

Aside from giving away books on my Mundie Moms blog, I sent some signed goodies that someone over seas really wanted. I sent them a DM telling them I would love to send it to them.

I've spent some precious time with my sister this week as she's confined to her hospital bed. *which doesn't really count as it's my sister and I'd do anything for her*

What a beautiful idea for a giveaway. I might have to borrow it with credit to you on Mundie Moms for our next giveaway.

Lauren said...

I entered yesterday but want to enter my sister Lisa. She is always doing good for those around her, whether it is taking dinner or homemade treats to those who need a lift, babysitting for free, remembering everyone's birthdays, throwing baby and bridal showers galore, sending money to those in need, making and delivering hundreds of homemade cards and crafts to friends and neighbors every year, buying plane tickets for family members so no one misses out on a reunion,...the list is endless. She is not wealthy and has her own family to take care of, but she always manages to do a lot with what she has. Just recently she sent me a new cute shirt because she knows money is tight for us and I don't get to buy new clothes. She also bought me earrings, a HUGE bag of chocolate chips so I could bake to my heart's content, and my favorite sharpie pens, among other things (that just aren't in my budget right now!) When I had my last baby and suffered complications, my husband could not get work off, so Lisa left her own family behind and at her expense came and took care of me and my 6 kids for a whole week. She cooked, cleaned, organized closets, and made freezer meals. She organized help for when she was gone and later sent gifts to my children since things were hard on them. One of the gifts she sent for my boys was "The 13th Reality" because she knew they love adventure books. Of course they loved it, so for Christmas I gave them "The Maze Runner" which they also loved. A few weeks ago my boys finally got me to read Maze Runner and I loved it so much I passed it on to Lisa, who - you guessed it - loved it, and is now dying to read the next two. She was a little mad at me for not telling her the whole trilogy is not yet available, because she hates to be left hanging :o) Anyway, I cannot possibly convey what a blessing she is to so many people, but I hope you will consider her for one of the ARC's. It would be a small sacrifice on my boys' part to let her have it, as they are hope hope HOPING to win as well! (Andrew, Nate, and Josh -- but I did get some good service from them in their quest to do a good deed!!) Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity and for creating a book that I can enjoy along with my teen and pre-teen boys -- what a rare thing!!

Lauren said...

I entered yesterday but want to enter my sister Lisa. She is always doing good for those around her, whether it is taking dinner or homemade treats to those who need a lift, babysitting for free, remembering everyone's birthdays, throwing baby and bridal showers galore, sending money to those in need, making and delivering hundreds of homemade cards and crafts to friends and neighbors every year, buying plane tickets for family members so no one misses out on a reunion,...the list is endless. She is not wealthy and has her own family to take care of, but she always manages to do a lot with what she has. Just recently she sent me a new cute shirt because she knows money is tight for us and I don't get to buy new clothes. She also bought me earrings, a HUGE bag of chocolate chips so I could bake to my heart's content, and my favorite sharpie pens, among other things (that just aren't in my budget right now!) continued...

Lauren said...

part 2 for my sister Lisa:
When I had my last baby and suffered complications, my husband could not get work off, so Lisa left her own family behind and at her expense came and took care of me and my 6 kids for a whole week. She cooked, cleaned, organized closets, and made freezer meals. She organized help for when she was gone and later sent gifts to my children since things were hard on them. One of the gifts she sent for my boys was "The 13th Reality" because she knew they love adventure books. Of course they loved it, so for Christmas I gave them "The Maze Runner" which they also loved. A few weeks ago my boys finally got me to read Maze Runner and I loved it so much I passed it on to Lisa, who - you guessed it - loved it, and is now dying to read the next two. She was a little mad at me for not telling her the whole trilogy is not yet available, because she hates to be left hanging :o) Anyway, I cannot possibly convey what a blessing she is to so many people, but I hope you will consider her for one of the ARC's. It would be a small sacrifice on my boys' part to let her have it, as they are hope hope HOPING to win as well! (Andrew, Nate, and Josh -- but I did get some good service from them in their quest to do a good deed!!) Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity and for creating a book that I can enjoy along with my teen and pre-teen boys -- what a rare thing!!

Angie said...

Wow Jamie, I'm impressed with all the comments. Looks like you're changing the world. My good deed was taking a big glass of ice water out to my husband as he works on the never ending project of our sprinkler system. Oh, and I spent a couple hours talking with Lynette and your kids that was a good deed, right?

mikayla said...

Me and my friend are getting together and going to Children's Hospital in boston to read to some of the cancer patients who are receiving treatments. Hopefully it will put a smile on all of the children's faces!

Kate Coursey said...

Hi James,

This week I finally returned home from my trip to Kenya, where I stayed in a remote village called Kiamuri. I got up at 6:00 in the morning each day, walked several miles to Gikuuru primary school, and worked on constructing two classrooms. Last Friday I gave a little girl my extra pair of shoes. Her eyes lit up. I have never felt so good in my life.

Wonderful contest, by the way!

Amelia said...

ohhh more ARCs is always a good thing!

My family and I (along with 3 other families) just started a pet adoption "program" a year ago last week. We visit shelters and try and place as many animals as we can into different rescue groups (if we get a call that say a chihuahua is at the shelter, we try and place it with the state's chihuahua rescue group for a better chance at adoption) This past year we made over 100 placements :)

hartbeau said...

I'm writing a letter to my neighbor in Iraq, who is a soldier fighting to protect the freedoms and liberty of Americans everywhere.

Ms. Kirkman said...

I am a middle school teacher- would that enough for an ARC?
Well, really- I spent a day help building a house for Habitat for Humanity- which was fun. I also managed not to hammer my thumb (which is pretty amazing for me). I also helped clean a house for people with severe disabilities. I also donate my time for after school tutoring. It would be great to have a ARC, so I would have something to share with my students.

Matt Hayes said...

I'm thinking ARC has a new meaning:

A mazing
f R eaking
C reation by James Dashner

Advance Reader's Copy??...mm, nope. A mazing f Reaking C reation by James Dashner.

Eric said...

Cant wait until tomorrow! im going crazy trying to keep myself busy, but i just cant seem to do that. all my thoughts keep returning to one thing.
did i win it, will i win it?
im going nuts trying to find something that will keep me occupied for more than five minutes. its really interesting how much i want a book. what happens to thomas,and teresa? i know they probably make it to the third book, but what about newt, and minho? i just dont know, and i am just happy that you ame out with this idea, because i know that you will probably pick other people, and i will be a bit disappointed. but ill be ok, i will just wait for the book to come out in hardcover.

Summer said...

Dear James,
Yesterday I entered so that I could win the book for my brother. Thank you for giving more people a chance to get the book. You rock for that. Unfortunately, there will be people who lose, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Matt Hayes said...

I hope I win, but I can't get my hopes up too high, 'cause I've never won a contest before.

And I helped my mom make dinner tonight.

Brian said...

Hi James,

Congratulations on your success. I can't wait to read The Scorch Trials!

My good deed was doing genealogy for one of my brother-in-law's employees. I was able to help him find a set of his ancestors that he has been searching for for a decade.

(I'm also giving my junk car away for free to a neighbor who wants to fix it up. :) )

Tim said...

I loaned my car to my dad when his was broken.

Emmie-Lew said...

Hello, James. Big Fan. ;) I took my friend's daughter to her volleyball practice at the High School at 8:45 in the morning. During the Summer. That's not easy for me. I also made waffles and bacon for dinner even though I didn't want to.

Sydney said...

On Monday, August 2, I volunteered at a hospital, in the long term care unit. The long-term care unit is filled with elderly people, mainly suffering from incurable diseases. Going in to it, I thought I was just going to be cheering up some elderly people by getting them involved in musical activities. But it was much more than that, and I now know that. My life changed that day, and I will never be the same. The people I saw were alone in a cheerless hospital, just passing the time until they die. But in that hospital, I witnessed a miracle. I saw these people, who had not a thing to be happy about, smile. They smiled because of the hope we brought them. I now see a whole new way of love. I went in that morning thinking I would do a good deed, sing a few songs, and leave. But really, they did me a good deed, and I owe them so much.
-Sydney Lyons

Kristi said...

I go to church with a girl who lives with just her mom. Her mom has some problems and is not very supportive. But the girl is going to be a freshman this year and is already really stressed out about her schedule. She really wants a scholarship so she can be the first one in her family to go to college. Some other girls from church and I took some cookies to her and talked with her about her schedule. My mom and I are taking her to the school counselor tomorrow so she can get her schedule fixed since her mom can't help her.

Taffy said...

You're awesome, James!

trocadero said...

Right after we watched The Maze Runner book trailer for the Kirkus Review competition, one of my 8th grade students found an excerpt which she asked me to read aloud. My class begged me to get the book, which wasn't for sale where we live, yet. I bought it online and read it to them from my laptop. We couldn't stop! Then I had the library order 60 copies so tons of kids can read it. The Maze Runner singlehandedly turned some of my kids into lovers of reading - and I helped!
Also, two weeks ago on a train, I shared my food with a stranger who was hungry. And I'm making dinner for a family tomorrow who has a sick mother. I set a goal over the summer to look for opportunities to help others.

Vanessa M. said...

Dash, you know what I'll do if I win? I'll read the arc to my sisters! This is like an extension of my last comment from a couple of days ago. My little sis loves your books. Not as much as I do. No one can beat me there....

Eric said...

with all the comments, and only five books available, anyone, if chosen randomly, has about a 1% chance of getting a ARC. not very much. but with personal taste in mind, im sure that, depending on the deed, and the person, im sure that that number fluctuates. so i have no idea. but i do know that if i get it, and thats a big IF, ill share it with everyone i know, including the release date, so that when it comes out, the shelves will be empty in an hour. i just hope that i get the book, because i have been wanting the book since i read the words END OF BOOK ONE. when i then realized that the 2nd book was still in the making, i was very frustrated. i know that im as signifigant as anyone else, but i have believed that this one is better than the last one, and to top it off, i have read the maze runner so much, i have even starter using glader terms!

Kalare said...

I'm not sure this will count, but I told my family I loved them. This was hard for me as I'm not usually an expressive person, but I figured I should tell them in case they didn't know already, and make sure they realized it while I was still here.

ronna15 said...

Ok, I feel wierd "self-promoting" myself, but I'll give this a try. Um, well, I was feeling kinda down last week. It's just all these problems and thoughts and insecurities piling up in my head and I feel like I'm suffocating. I was lost. So I went to the library that day to cool my head. I usually bring my quote book(where I write the quotes I like from books, movies ad TV shows I read) with me and browse through it to feel better. Then I saw the last quote I wrote in and this is what it says: "Time gives you a unique perspective as you ge older. You see that the challenges that once seems so scary when you were young, really weren't scary at all. Looking back you're glad you took the risks. Like my mother said 'If you dont get a few bruises and scrapes along the way then you're not living' and if time teaches us anything at all, it's that nothing worth having never comes easy" -Ginger from As Told By Ginger. I really felt better after that, and thought that I was being selfish and was really just wallowing in self pity. So I wrote the quote down in several pieces of paper and stuck it inside a couple of books around the library hoping it would lift up the spirit or just brighten up the day of whoever's gonna borrow it. I know it's not much of a deed, but I hope it was something.

-ronna
;D

Matt Hayes said...

I've read all of Dashner's book.

That is my good deed.

hailey said...

i watched some kids at a homeless shelter. It was really fun to play with the kids and see them. I do this once a month with my church.

Bridgette said...

So, I'm super excited for The Scorch Trials and I'm thankful I work at a bookstore and will have access to it the day it comes out. :) I suppose my good deed for this week was going back to my high school (I graduated in 09) to see the special needs students I was a peer tutor for my last semester of my senior year. However, I almost don't feel like that's a good deed because I think they end up helping me more than I help them. Maybe I need to clarify my good deed. I'm going to say my good deed was talking to the new peer tutors (we called them BUDS) and giving them advice on how to be better BUDS to help the special needs students grow and improve and excel at everything they do.

By the way, this is a brilliant idea and it's really inspiring to read everyone's comments about all the selfless acts people have done this week. It makes me realize that maybe everyone in the world isn't as horrible as I think they are most of the time.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

At my middle school we have homerooms. Each year our homeroom does things to help others. We've collected supplies for the local animal shelter, made items for cancer patients, collected money for hurricane relief. Lots of stuff - it's amazing to see middle schools do good for others!

Bruce said...

I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea - the amazing story of how Greg Mortenson is building schools to educate children in remote Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a truly inspiring story. Given our current relations with that part of the world and the incredible amount of anti Islamic feelings I hear or read in the media, I feel that this book is critical for today's youth to read. So I am going to order 20 copies of the children's version of the book and donate them to 20 local elementary schools. I can only hope that reading it at a young age will help some children understand the bonds between all people around the world.

Rose M. C. said...

Seriously people, the way I see it we're all winners. Each day we're getting closer and closer to reading 'Scorch Trials'. I've been so inspired by reading all the good deeds that everyones done. I decided I'm going to call my mother-in-law and instead of getting defensive with her, I tell her that really appreciate all she's done. It's not as inspiring but to me it's a good step. Keep up the good work everyone and Congrats to the 5 ARC winners.

Steven and Blythe said...

First off I must tell you that my husband and I just finished The Maze Runner and LOVED it! We really like to read together and so I started to read it outloud and my husband was hooked and so we read it and are so excited for the second book!

Something we did for someone this week was bought a cake for a guy at Costco because his Costco card had expired and he did not have enough money to renew his membership card. It was simple but kind and he was happy.

Thanks for this oppurtunity and great job with The Maze Runner. It was AWESOME!

Steven and Blythe said...

First off I must tell you that my husband and I just finished The Maze Runner and LOVED it! We really like to read together and so I started to read it outloud and my husband was hooked and so we read it and are so excited for the second book!

Something we did for someone this week was bought a cake for a guy at Costco because his Costco card had expired and he did not have enough money to renew his membership card. It was simple but kind and he was happy.

Thanks for this oppurtunity and great job with The Maze Runner. It was AWESOME!

-Blythe

Amanda said...

I am going to spend time with my gramdma and help her out today.
I am so excited about the ARC copies because I am amlost done with the first one even though I started it yesterday! Got so into it that I got carsick just to read!

Borostyán said...

Greetings from Hungary!

Yep! Here are also a few people who read your book, and loved it.

I would be really happy to win one of those ARCs. :)

Book_Lover_Brayden said...

I'm trying harder to make life easier for my parents by continuously helping them in many different ways, such as:
Doing things the first time they ask.
Not fighting with my brothers and sisters.
Taking care of my bunny without them asking.
Cleaning my room without them asking.
Cleaning the house without them asking.
Being polite to them and everyone else.
And just loving them and making their day. :-)

Matt Hayes said...

There was a guy in front of my mom at the store that was a dollar-fity short, so my mom gave it to him.

Corey simpson said...

i loved the book maze runner and i was so impressed by how much i loved it. i read all your books and i would love to be 1 of the 5 people to get this book.

i helped clean our church building (lds) for a while with my family. i also weeded our flower beds and that took forever but it was worth the thanks from my parents. i also opened the door for other people. Also i sent a letter to a kid whos parent was in the warand died and told them how much it meaned to me that his parent was kind enough to risk his life for us.
thanks for the amazing hours of reading your books and something to do on the 12 hour drive to utah (i read the 2nd 13th reality book)and i read it from the very beginning of that drive to right when we got to my neighborhood and finished.

Corey simpson said...

i also helped out at our local lds canary and caned some dried goods for 3 hours and every sunday i make dinner for the rest of my family

Briana said...

unloaded and washed the dishes without my mom telling me to! Also, I baby sat for my sister (for free of course).
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