Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Getting BUMPED with Megan McCafferty: The Third Trimester Interview and ARC GIVEAWAY!

Back in the Fall when I first started book blogging, I kept hearing about this book called Bumped that everyone was buzzing about.  I'd never read the Jessica Darling series, so I wasn't too familiar with Megan McCafferty.  However, I loved the premise of Bumped and emailed her right away asking for an interview.  Not only did she grant an interview, but she was good enough to send me an ARC of Bumped - check out my review here.  Here's a snippet:

"Imagine a world where your only worth is what your body can do for others.  Imagine a world where adults give teenagers the message, “If it feels good, do it!  If it doesn’t feel good, here’s a pill for that!”

No, I don’t mean 2010.  I mean 2010 aged 26 years and on steroids. 

Welcome to Bumped by Megan McCafferty.  Everyone under age 18 in this world is a liability or a commodity, and you better protect your brand if you want to take it to the bank.  So, the question is, how do you decide who you are when your brand, your life already has been determined for you?"

Bumped releases on April 26, 2011 - without further ado, here's Megan with more!


It's three months until Bumped drops and there's been a lot anticipation for this book.  How are you feeling?

Today I’m more excited than nervous. Other days it’s the opposite. I’m so glad I can focus my energy on writing the sequel because months of relentless pre-publication speculation is a guaranteed way for a writer to go crazy.

This book is a departure from your Jessica Darling series.  How do you think your previous fans will react?

I actually don’t see Bumped as such a radical departure from what I’ve done before. The high school in Bumped isn’t all that different from the high school in the Jessica Darling series. These teens are horny and moody. They're bored with school and obsessed with pop culture. They want to party without consequences. They feel pressured by their parents. They go to church, go shopping, go to bed with the wrong boys. They gossip, flirt, cram for exams. They worry about their looks. They fall painfully in and out of love. They may shoulder the heavy burden of mass extinction, but Melody and Harmony are still subject to the whims of developing brains and raging hormones---just like Jessica Darling and her friends.

How did you get the idea for Bumped?

I’ll try to answer this by skimming through my Bumped research folder. Let’s see… I’ve clipped articles about: The Gloucester High School pregnancy pact. Bristol Palin and Jamie Lyn Spears. Purity balls. Surrogate “tourism” in India. MTV’s 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom. Plummeting birthrates throughout Europe and “baby bonuses” paid to women who procreate. Teen pregnancy rates in red states versus blue states. Genetic risks of IVF. Failure of abstinence only sex ed programs. A class for type-A engineering students in Singapore called, “Love Relations for Life: A Journey of Romance, Love and Sexuality,” intended to teach its students how to “mate and multiply.”

It’s a thick folder. My inspirations go on and on and on.

How would you describe your writing process for Bumped?  How did it compare with your Jessica Darling series?

At times I felt like I’d never written a book before. After writing about Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie for nearly a decade, it was a huge challenge to get to know Melody, Harmony and the rest of the characters in Bumped. Plus, I was inventing a whole new world and I had to figure out its rules as I went along. So I wrote an overlong, too tangential first draft because I had no idea what was important and what wasn’t. It was drastically reduced and overhauled in revisions—only about a ¼ of that original material remains. Thankfully, the sequel is going much more smoothly because I worked out all those issues the first time around.

You have some funky-fun names in the book: Zen, Shoko, Ventura, Jondoe (ha!).  Where did you come up with them?

Bumped is set in a fictionalized future version of Princeton, New Jersey. The real Princeton in 2010 is a very multicultural town, and I imagine that it will be more so in 2035. I actually consulted my son’s elementary school directory for inspiration because it contains so many names with gorgeous combinations of countries and cultures.  I don’t think I borrowed any specific names, but the directory did help spark ideas for the types of names that might be popular 25 years from now.

Melody and Harmony. Why twins, and why two protagonists?

The novel’s central premise—that a virus has made adults infertile and only teenagers can have babies—didn’t change much from when I first came up with it. But as I thought about it more deeply, I realized that there wouldn’t be one solution to the problem, there would be many different approaches based on a person’s environment and upbringing. Because the cultural conversation in this country is dominated by extremes, it made sense to follow two girls who live on opposite ends of the sociopolitical spectrum.

Genetics are so important in the world of Bumped. Twin protagonists allowed me to plot with DNA in a way that I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.

I first read the synopsis of Bumped on another blogger's website.  I instantly thought of the The Handmaid's Tale and was so excited when I later saw that you used that in that in your description, too.  Without giving too much away, how close is the plight of Offred/Eurydice to either Melody or Harmony?

My novel concerns global infertility and young women having babies for older couples, so I had to acknowledge Margaret Atwood. Bumped treads on similar territory as The Handmaid’s Tale, yet offers a contemporary twist on familiar themes. I wouldn’t have bothered writing it otherwise.

Bumped is being called dystopian.  I feel that it's also satirical.  What would you call it and why?

I didn’t think about genre as I wrote it. I just wrote the story the way I thought it needed to be told. Though there are certainly dystopian elements, I don’t blame my publisher for playing up that angle because of the popularity of such books right now. And the satirical humor sets Bumped apart from the grim tone that most people associate with The Handmaid’s Tale and other dystopian novels. That said, I found myself having to pull back in my revisions and not make it too satirical. The subject matter already pushes enough boundaries and I didn’t want to go over-the-top.

I found Bumped to be shocking, but in a good, wake-you-up way. As you wrote it, were you expecting readers to be shocked?

I’ve never written anything for shock value, but I can’t write a book that deals with sex, politics and religion without expecting to raise a few eyebrows. Especially when that book is about--and for--teenagers. I hope Bumped inspires readers of all ages to talk about complex issues.

Books like The Giver and The Handmaid's Tale are frequently banned.  How do you feel about the chances of that happening to Bumped, as well? 

It would suck because censorship sucks.

Bumped takes on topics that will make some people uncomfortable. I believe talking about touchy subjects accomplishes far more than trying to make them go away.

Of course, I have to ask - what can you tell us about the sequel?

I don’t like to say too much about a work in progress because so much can change between the first and final drafts. But I think it’s safe for me to say that the sequel picks up 32 weeks after Bumped ends. And though trilogies are so hot right now, there won’t be a third book. Two narrators, two books. I like the symmetry of it.

Thanks so much for joining us, Megan.  I thought Bumped was "fascinating, provocative and controversial."  I can't wait to hear what everyone else thinks, including you!  If you want to pre-order Bumped from Amazon, go here.  Can't wait that long?  Well, here's some good news:  Megan's publisher, HarperCollins, has an ARC up for grabs for one lucky U.S. reader, and if you want it in your hands, here's what to do:

+1 for leaving a comment on the interview with an email addy (required)

For extra entries:
+2 be a follower of Bibliophile Brouhaha (new or old)
+3 for tweeting about the contest (leave direct link in comment)
+4 for blogging about the contest

Please add up your points in your comment.  That's it!  Again, please note that the giveaway is open to readers with U.S. addresses only.  The contest ends on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at midnight EST.  Good luck!


92 comments:

  1. Great interview. I've been hearing a lot about this book!
    +1 for comment
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  2. Thanks for the contest!

    Sara @ The Hiding Spot
    thehidingspotATliveDOTcom

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  3. OMG I can't wait to read this book! I love the concept. Megan has such a great writing style. I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

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    http://twitter.com/#!/shard527/status/30276922420240384

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  4. Awesome contest! This has been on my wish list for a while now, can't wait to read it :)

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    +3 for tweet :http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/30280486186127360

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    jaidahsmommy@comcast.net

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  5. I LOVE Megan McCafferty! I am so excited to check out this book and to see her writing in a new genre!

    laughingonafastcamel17@gmail.com
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    + 3 for tweet http://twitter.com/#!/thecatsjimjams/status/30285826520776704

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  7. I love the Jessica Darling series and have been looking forward to "Bumped" for forever now! I can't wait to read this book! :)

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    Sarah @ ambrosiasaladbookreviews.blogspot.com

    sblasko1@gmail.com

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  8. I'm DYING to get my hands on this one. I have The Handmaid's Tale on my shelf here at home and I'm hoping to get to it soon!

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    brokeandbookish (at) gmail (dot)

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  10. i love Megan & the Jessica Darling series; i am up for reading any teen-related dystopian society books, so this is right up my alley! cannot wait for it! thanks for the interview & the chance to win a copy!

    daph325@hotmail.com

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  11. I have read so many interesting reviews of this book and can't wait to read it!
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    +3 for tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/katiecoops/status/30289278726574080

    Total = 6

    cooperke87 at gmail dot com

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  12. Awesome contest!

    gaby_malagon (at) hotmail.com
    +1 for comment
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    + 3 for tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/farawayfrmclose/status/30290202731745280

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  13. I have yet to read the Jessica Darling series, or The Handmaid's Tale for that matter, but I am really looking forward to Bumped.

    I especially enjoyed the question which revealed how Ms. McCafferty got her ideas for Bumped. When you hear these teen pregnancy stories told sporadically, it doesn't really dawn on you to recall what a major RL issue it is, especially if you don't have kids and are in your 30's (like me). I'm sure having a research folder full of cold hard facts relating to the matter really calls attention the very adult situations teens are falling prey to at startling young ages.

    It's a sensitive issue in so many ways.

    Thank you for the very entertaining and insightful interview.

    I'm a follower. +3

    missie at theunreadreader.com

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  14. YAY. Great interview for a highly anticipated book!

    +1 for comment
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    http://twitter.com/#!/Uhmanduh/status/30287460193796096

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  15. I've been in love with Megan McCafferty's books since I read Sloppy Firsts back in 2001. So excited for this new book!

    +1 for comment
    +2 for following
    +3 for tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/HerRoyalDemones/status/30293579133878272
    +4 for blogging (1year100books.blogspot.com)

    Total = 10

    awisniewski789@gmail.com

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  16. 1 - Comment
    2 - Follower
    3 - Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/chaoticchitchat
    4 - Blogged about it

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  17. I cannot wait for this book to come out! I am crossing my fingers that I win the ARC. Even though my measly score is a 3 because I do not Tweet or blog, I promise this will be my 1st pick at book club!!
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    +2 new follower
    Total :3
    fabfleets@yahoo.com

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  18. +1 Comment:Reading this interview has made me genuinely excited to read "Bumped". Not only that, but hearing how your process of research goes when writing a novel inspires me to want to do the same.

    +2 be a follower of Bibliophile Brouhaha +3 for tweeting about the contest http://twitter.com/#!/Gin0710

    +4 for blogging about the contest
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&note_id=10150391214405133

    Total = 7

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  19. Oops I meant 10 Total. I didn't see the 3 points for the tweet.

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  20. Great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!

    +1 jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com
    +2 old follower
    =+3 total

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  21. So can't wait for this book! Plus, I love supporting your blog, as it's one of my favies ;)

    +1 Comment
    +2 Old Follower :)
    +3 Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/girllovesbooks/status/30301203418062848
    Total - 6

    This book looks amazing, and I'm a huge Megan fan - if you haven't read the Jess Darling Series, you need to!

    Emma @ girl loves books

    ekapalmer<@>gmail<.>com

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  22. This book has been on my TBR list for a long time! I liked the ideas behind it - it reminded me of such things as "The Tribe" (as old Australian TV show) or "Children of Men" - and with this genetic twist on it, and twins - it's very tight, and I cannot wait to read it myself! Thank you for the interview!

    +1 apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com
    +2 Follower = Ammy Belle

    Total: 3

    Thanks! :)

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  23. I'm so excited for this one! Love the sound of the premise and I adore the simplicity of the cover. This was such a fun and interesting interview, I love how she picked some of the names, that's actually a really good idea to go through a school directory!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Commented: +1
    Old follower: +2
    TOTAL: +3

    supernaturalsnark (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I have to read this book now!

    Encgolsen@gmail.com +1
    follower +2

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  27. +1 juliees39@gmail.com
    +2 Now following you -julieseifert
    +3 Tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/#!/julieseifert

    +4 Blogged about it: http://aproofrock.blogspot.com/2011/01/bumped-contest.html

    Total: 10

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  28. great interview! I am very excited for Bumped!

    +1 comment - b_praslin@yahoo.com
    +2 follow - belkis @ b_praslin@yahoo.com
    +3 tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/BelkisMonster
    +4 blogging - http://monsterlikelife.tumblr.com/post/2942004824/my-chances-are-slim-to-none-i-know

    total: 10 :)

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  29. I can't wait for this book! Gah! Looks awesome!

    #2 Follower!

    jasminediana13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. OMGOMGOMG. I LOVE McCaffterty. :D I was in love with the Jessica Darling series when I was in high school.

    I hope I win because I've never ever won a contest before and I've SO been wanting to read this book!

    +1 Comment: She is so cool. I can't believe she did ALL that research for this novel! I can tell it's going to be good, even if it's nothing like Jessica.
    +2 NEW! Well, I've followed you on Twitter for a while. Why haven't I followed your blog?! Silly me.
    +3 Tweet: (@ ieatwordstweets)
    +4 YES! I am so going to blog about this on my Waiting on Wednesday post today. It'll be up on my blog in about an hour - check it out! :D

    Total = 10!

    farraheatswords(@)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks love!

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  31. Can't wait til this comes out!!!

    iamjustagirlwithideas (at) gmail (dot) com

    +1

    I blogged about this, too: http://iamjustagirlwithideas.tumblr.com/

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  32. +1 commented
    +2 I'm a follower

    bookwormoakes AT yahoo DOT com

    I love that you brought up The Handmaid's Tale. I absolutely adore that book. I wish more teens read it--I think it is incredibly relatable to teens, and the writing is superb. I hope Megan's newest book isn't banned, but if it is, you can bet she'll sell more copies! Thanks for the chance to read Bumped!

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  33. Thanks for the great interview! New follower, happy to have found your blog!
    +1 comment
    +2 follower
    =3
    caldellizzi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I am so excited for this book! And to get an ARC would be amazing!
    The Jessica Darling series is one of my favorites, and I'm sure this is gonna be great!

    +1 comment!
    +2 Following!
    +3 Tweet! (http://twitter.com/KaiInWonderland)
    ohmyitskai@gmail.com

    = 6!

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  36. I lovelovelove Megan and the Jessica Darling series. I've been waiting for Bumped ever since she first announced that she was writing a new novel.

    +1 jashleyr(at)gmail(dot)com
    +2 New follower
    +3 Tweet (http://bit.ly/hipeiA)

    Total: 6

    Thanks!

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  37. Everything I've read about this book makes me want to read it. I like the "two narrators, two books." It's a fresh idea -- there doesn't have to be three books all the time.

    annettespot(at)gmail(dot)com

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    +2 follower

    Thanks!

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  38. I am way too excited for this book.

    pretzel.day@hotmail.com

    comment +1
    follow +2
    tweet +3 http://twitter.com/summdawg
    blog +4 http://www.summerlovescoffee.blogspot.com/

    10 POINTS Y'ALL

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  39. 1 for commenting
    2 for following


    Hermione329@gmail.com

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  40. +1 angie.cummings[at]gmail[dot]com
    +2 Follower = Angie RC

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  41. can't wait to read this and then read the sequel - sounds like such an interesting concept spitard (at) yahoo (dot) com
    +1 comment
    +2 follow you on Twitter
    +3 for tweeting http://twitter.com/#!/semurray

    6 points total

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  42. This sounds like an awesome book!! I definitely want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    And, the interview was very informative, very interesting and just makes me want to read it even more!

    I also tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/BasicallyBooks/status/30377212393824256

    3 entries total

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail.com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 books@muggle-born.net

    I can't wait to read this.

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  44. I've been pining for this book for a couple months now. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the interview :)

    +1 comment.
    +2 follower.

    fireflybookloft@gmail.com

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  45. Loved the interview, and I'm dying to read this book! Please enter me in your giveaway :)

    +2 - I'm a follower!

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  46. Great interview! I can't wait to read this! tortugapoet@sbcglobal.net

    tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/tortugapoet/status/30417161805627392

    4 total.

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  47. I've been a fan of Megan since middle school! <3

    mapasillas@miners.utep.edu
    http://twitter.com/#!/dirtywhovian/status/30419294160420865

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  48. This was an awesome interview. I was excited that Megan McCafferty was writing another novel, but I had no idea what it was about, so this was even more interesting to read about, and now I'm even more psyched for its released.

    I'd definitely love to enter the giveaway.
    +1 for comment
    +2 for being a new follower (my email is amethystheart89@gmail.com, and I just subscribed)
    +3 for tweeting about the contest:
    http://twitter.com/amethysthx/status/30419671807172609

    =+6! :D

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  49. I am so excited about this book! Thank you so much for the contest and the article!!!

    wramsey@vt.edu

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  50. I'm so looking forward to this book! Great interview - I'm such a fan of Megan!
    heather dot trese at gmail dot com

    I'm a follower, as well, so that makes 3 points for me!

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  52. I can't wait to read this book. I am a big fan of Megans and this book looks great.

    iqb99@yahoo.com +1

    follower +2

    Total-3 pts.

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  53. This is a great interview. I love knowing more about what inspires writers to write what that write. I am a huge fan of McCafferty and as much of her writing as possible, from her novels to her short stories. My favorite was when she was featuring her Senyu Tuesdays on er blog, so when I saw these poems in Perfect Fifths, I was happy! The poems where my favorite part of that book.

    Needless to say, I would love to win this book.

    Please enter me
    +1 comment
    +2 follower - Thought I already was one, but oops, I wasn't, so I am a new follower

    actinupwb at gmail.com

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  54. I loved the Jessica Darling series. Starting to get really excited for this new series too!

    +1 for me!

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  55. Fabulous contest, thank you!! And I'm a follower = 3 pts. :)

    paperhangover@gmail.com

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  56. Megan is a classic author, thanks for the interview!

    A. Hallmark
    mrsashhallmark@hotmail.com

    +1 commenting
    +3 for Tweeting

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  57. K Bradley
    kathrynabradley@gmail.com
    +1 (slowly but surely getting into this....)

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  58. Egads, this is quite the response!! So glad to see the enthusiasm! I'm glad everyone enjoyed the interview!

    @Missie - YES! I always find an author's inspiration to be very insightful and informative, as well. That college course sounded pretty insane, and I just saw a documentary that HBO had on demand about surrogacy tourism in India - crazy!

    @Emma - Awww, thanks! I'm glad you like the blog - thank you for your support!

    @Ammy Belle I thought of 'The Children of Men" too - great minds and all that ;)

    Good luck, everyone!

    -Linds

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  59. I cannot wait for Bumped! Loved the interview.

    +1 Comment
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    +3 Tweets
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    +6 Total

    heather-dot-kleiber-at-gmail-dot-com

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  60. This one looks amazing. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    loganeturnerblog (at) gmail (dot) com

    +1 Comment
    +2 Follower (Logan E. Turner)

    =3 total

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  61. This is definitely one of the most-anticipated books of the spring for me. I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it. I'd love to enter!

    +1 for leaving a comment on the interview with an email addy (abackwardsstory [at] gmail [dot] com)
    +2 be a follower of Bibliophile Brouhaha (new or old)
    = + 3 total

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  62. Ohhhh okay. i can't wait for this book. =]

    1 point total. sad, i know!

    americangirlie1991@yahoo.com

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  64. juliewaymsw@gmail.com

    I am SO excited to read this book! I love Megan McCafferty.

    +1 for comment
    +2 for following
    +3 for tweeting (http://twitter.com/#!/jsilverwoman/status/31079624058343425)
    +4 for blogging (http://julieandthesilvermans.blogspot.com/2011/01/julie-and-giveaway.html)

    Total: 10 points!

    I would seriously pass out from excitement if I won :)

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  65. +1 for commenting
    +2 be a follower
    +3 for tweeting
    http://twitter.com/#!/owlreviewabook
    Total: 6 points!

    fallenleaf99@hotmail.com

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  66. This is extremely exciting. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    ~Deserae McGlothen
    desimcg@hotmail.com

    +1 for commenting
    +2 for being a (new) follower
    +3 for Tweeting
    http://twitter.com/sommertales
    +4 for blah-gging
    http://almostnotquitethere.blogspot.com/2011/01/tweet-tweet.html

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  67. Gah! Forgot to add 'em up.

    Total= 10

    Thanks again,
    ~Deserae McGlothen

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  68. I want! I want!

    +1 comment
    +2 GFC follower as oreo_93
    +3 http://twitter.com/WulfLuva93/status/31890985684307968

    Total: 6

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

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  69. Great interview! I love her reasoning behind twin protagonists.

    +2 I'm a GFC follower!

    penelopelolohea {at} gmail {dot} com

    Thanks!

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  70. DYINGGG to get my hands on this!!!!!
    This is the book l actually want most, wish l was in the US!
    Goodluck everyone

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  71. yani hernandez jisforjinx13(@)gmail.com

    tweeted: avidreader15 +2
    comment +1
    follower +3

    = 6

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  72. I adore Megan McCafferty forever and ever. This was a great interview--so happy to see her on your blog :)

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  73. Great Interview! I'm a new follower.

    Kate @ Literary Explorations (http://literary-explorations.blogspot.com)

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  75. comment! +1
    followed! +2
    tweeted +3 http://twitter.com/#!/girl_on_fire_
    email-abigaildbuell@gmail.com
    6 total entries? lol

    I absolutely LOVE Megan McCafferty...the Jessica Darling novels helped me survive high school.

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  76. +1 for leaving a comment on the interview with an email addy (celiavoyles @ gmail dot com)

    For extra entries:
    +2 be a follower of Bibliophile Brouhaha (new or old)

    Ack! I'm so excited about this new book. I've got the release date marked on my calendar already.

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  77. Anxiously anticipating "Bumped" :) Loved the Jessica Darling books, so I just know that I will also enjoy this new book. Great interview.

    +1 comment (Indagols@hotmail.com)
    +2 follower (new)

    Thx! :)

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  78. I can't wait to read this book! I'm a huge fan of Megan's and have been looking forward to something new from her for what feels like forever!

    +1 comment
    +2 new follower
    +3 tweet http://twitter.com/#!/cocoaellewoods/status/32495710880403456
    6 entries. becauseperfectionisboring at gmail dot com

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  79. Thanks so much for this! I cannot wait to read BUMPED! :)

    +1 for this comment (gsarnak410 (at) gmail (dot) com)
    +2 for GFC follower (old)

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  80. +1 I am anticipating this book like none other! It's been so long since a new McCafferty read, this will definitely hit the spot! -lchammans@gmail.com
    +2 New Follower! (I love the name of this blog, btw)
    +3 Tweeted it- I've got privacy settings, but I have book-loving friend followers.
    http://twitter.com/lindsiecmarie/status/32499963069992960
    +4 Blogged it!
    http://lindsiecmarie.blogspot.com/2011/02/bumped-since-3rd-time-was-not-charmed.html

    +10 total. Hoping I can win this game of chance...

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  81. I can't wait to read this!

    +1 for comment
    +2 follower
    +3 twitter @kellyannpollard

    Total +5!

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  82. oh and ps +1 for comment

    +2 for new follower :)

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  83. Ahhh! So excited! I loved the Jessica Darling series, so much that I actually wrote about her for my college essay...(What fictional character has impacted you most in your life?) And I recently just finished a dystopian novel for Lit. class (Brave New World) so I need a funnier dystopian novel, seriously.

    +1 Leaving a comment..now.
    +2 Poison_gyrl_9@yahoo.com (I subscribed!)
    +3 http://twitter.com/#!/OreoAddieness (Tweet-tweet!)
    +4 http://adwoaissohot.tumblr.com/
    =10!

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  84. Thanks for the contest!!!

    LauraBCrupi@gmail.com

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  85. Thanks for this ^.^

    +1 comment
    +2 GFC Follower

    snifflykitty@gmail.com

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    Loving the Reviews Challenge

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  86. I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard of it and I would loveee to win this copy! Thanks for the contest!

    +1 for comment
    +4 for blog post http://kaydotsidot.blogspot.com/2011/02/contest-bumped-by-megan-mccafferty.html
    +3 for tweeting http://twitter.com/#!/kkamll
    +2 for following (new follower)

    = +10 total

    kal09139[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  87. I love this interview and Megan McCafferty. I didn't grow up with Jessica Darling, but I wish I did. I read them during my sophomore year of undergrad and I could not stop. My poor textbooks got ignored.

    + 1 for comment - jamieshock@gmail.com
    + 2 for being a new follower - via Google Friend
    + 3 for tweeting (& being a new Twitter follower!) - http://twitter.com/jaminewong
    + 4 for blogging - http://jaminewong.blogspot.com

    Total: 10

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  88. Oh, i simply love all of Meagan McCafferty's Creations!Jessica Darling made me laugh so hard and cry even harder (at the end, because i'm not always a cynic. I'm a girl too). I loved your review, but had no clue there was a giveaway.I can't believe i nearly missed this.
    My email is: mcdecasper@gmail.com
    +1-left a comment. And i'm pretty sure i commented on all your posts concerning this book.
    +2 Am an old and happy follower.
    +3 Tweeting here:http://twitter.com/#!/Orhedea
    +4-Blogging about it at http://bergamotbook.blogspot.com/2011/01/news-from-bergamot-person.html
    Which sums up a total of 10 extra points)

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  89. Great interview! Bumped sounds awesome! Thanks for the contest :)
    I’m a new follower +2
    Total= 3

    TheFictionEnthusiast@live.com

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  90. Incredible interview! I look forward to reading Bumped! Sounds like another great book!
    +1 comment
    +2 follower
    Email: Divya(dot)Lagisetti@gmail(dot)com

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