Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Giveaway: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

I am holding my very first book giveaway to celebrate several things. First, May 5th marks my one-month-no-soda-pop goal! It's been really hard but good for me. Second, it's Cinco de Mayo and why not celebrate! Lastly, my reader base has really grown and I am grateful for those who share their interest in books with me!

Giveaway Details:
One Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (click for summary)
First Vintage Contemporaries Ed., April 1991 Pages: 110
This is a well loved copy with highlighting and writing inside but the binding and cover are in good shape.
Begins: 04/16/2010
Ends: 05/05/2010 at 11:59 pm central – I will post the winner’s name on 05/06/09 and email that person. The winner must respond via email by 5/8/2009 or I will select another winner. The winner will be chosen randomly.
Open to U.S. Residents Only, sorry!

How to enter:
1) You must be a follower of my blog!
2) Leave a comment under this post with your first name and a description of what your name means. In the chapter “My Name,” Esperanza tells us all the different things her name means. It’s one of my favorite chapters! So, let’s share our names' histories. Try this site to look up your name.
3) Leave your email address so I can contact the winner! I won’t be using your email for any other purpose.

My name, Michelle, means “like God” or “close to God.” That’s a lot to live up to! I was named after my mom’s cousin. My nickname is Chelle (pronounced shell). And just for the record, I do not like the Beatles’ song, “Michelle, ma belle.” Ok, good luck!


  1. Great contest! My name is Beverly. I really don't love the meaning of my name though - not only is it old - it's old English and it means "from the beaver meadow" - oh, and it is a unisex name. Although I have yet to meet a men with the name, I have truly only met a few women with the name.
    My email is

  2. hello! i am half indian and my name is priya and it means 'beloved' in sanskrit. i am so glad you enjoyed a wrinkle in time. it was always one of my favorites!

  3. What an inventive giveaway! This is a great idea! My name is Mindy, and according to the website you posted, in German the name Mindy means Love. Something I don't mind at all! Mindy isn't short for anything like most people think it should be, and no, I don't know where Mork is, so don't ask. :-)

    email: mindyjw at gmail dot com

  4. My name, Shaynie, is Hebrew/Yiddish and means "beautiful girl". I read House on Mango Street last year and thought it was a pretty good book.

  5. My name, Sonia, means golden girl or golden somewhere in India. Also, it means wisdom in other languages.

    My email is:

  6. My name is Melissa and it is from Greek for "honeybee." Melissa was a nymph who nurtured Zeus back to health by feeding him honey. He repaid her kindness by turning her into an insect. Afterward, he regretted what happened, so he named the honeybee after Melissa. Miel Abeille is the literal translation of honeybee into French.

    My email is

  7. My name is Linda and it means (according the link) Pretty or Snake. Now there is a choice! What it really means is that I am in the 50 to 60 age range where most of the Lindas are!!! Would love the book.

  8. I checked with "Bing" and he says my name means "Protector". I can live with that! Yep, my Dad named me after the movie "Ramona". Lucky he didn't choose "Creature from the Black Lagoon"!

  9. My name is Janna, which apparently means "God is gracious".

    I just became a follower of your blog.

  10. My name, Glenda, is Welsh/Irish and means "holy" or "good". I love that. I try to live up to it all the time. My email address is Enjoyed the Book Blogger Hop. Have found some interesting blogs.

  11. My name is Jon and it means "Gift from God" in Hebrew; or "God is Gracious" in English.

    Pick Me!