Eyes Like Stars Giveaway

UPDATE: Contest is Closed! Thank you for your entries!

Because EVERYONE should read this book!

From Goodreads:
All her world’s a stage.

Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

I'm so excited. This is my first giveaway and since that's special I chose Eyes Like Stars because it's the most fun you can have reading. I know it's been out a few weeks but some of you haven't read it. I do this for YOU, for your literary education. You'll thank me.

Now for a little shameless self promotion and how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment with your name and email address. Then, for your homework tell me your favorite quote from Shakespeare. That's 1 entry (and if you don't do anything else, to enter you have to do this so that I can track you down if you win.)
2. Stalking = Lurve. Let me know if you follow my blog or stalk me on twitter. +1 Entry
3. And last, add another entry if you post about this giveaway on your blog and tell me the link. Another +1.

I'm probably a bit too excited about this. I just reminded myself that I can't enter my own giveaway. Deadline is August 31st. And for this first giveaway, though it'll cost one arm and one leg, I'll ship it anywhere I possibly can provided that it doesn't have to be delivered by mule, camel, walrus, buffalo, giant squid or yak.

66 thoughts?:

Liyana August 3, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

Oooh, definitely count me in!
My favourite Shakespeare quote is "To be or not to be". It's from my favourite play. :)

This has got to be the first and only time that I'll admit to stalking. >.>

Added to sidebar!


Sara August 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

I like the three witched from Macbeth. My favorite quotes come from them:

"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."


"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."

Sara M
silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

Ari August 3, 2009 at 7:17 PM  

Sign me up :D.
Ari N.
fanfictionadict (at) yahoo (dot) com

"Journeys end in lovers meeting"

Kate August 3, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

My favorite quote is:

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

+1 stalk you on twitter (neshelf)

+1 posted on sidebar


celi.a August 3, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

"The prince of darkness is a gentleman."
from King Lear

+1 I follow on twitter (@celialarsen) and on Blogger.
+1 I'm posting on my blog sidebar.

Thanks for holding this contest!


Teddyree August 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

Awesome, Awesome, pick me pick me lol

From Midsummer Nights Dream
"It's not enough to speak, but to speak true" +1

I'm a fan, follower, stalker lol +1

Posted on my blog sidebar The Eclectic Reader +1

Sab H. August 3, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

+1 crystalreviews[at]gmail.com
"What's in a name?" Romeo said that.. How wise was he?

+1 Follow blog + Twit (dont know if that's +2)

+1 Sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/

Blodeuedd August 4, 2009 at 2:25 AM  

Just found you via twitter :)
My fav quote is:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
But I like his entire speech

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous August 4, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

Found you via Liyana!

My favourite Shakespeare quote is: "O God, that I were a man! / I would eat his heart in the marketplace."

Do not mess with Beatrice's family; she will cut you.


Llehn August 4, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

My favorite Shakespeare quote is from his little known play Measure For Measure : Our doubts are traitors. They make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing the attempt.

I'm stalking ... er, following you now.


Zombie Girrrl August 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM  

1. Favorite quote would be, "To sleep, perchance to dream-" from Hamlet. I say it before I go to bed. :)
zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com
2. I stalk your blog.
3. Linked you on my sidebar here.
I've been hearing great things about this book, I hope I win! :)

Erica August 4, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
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Erica August 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

Quote: All that glisters is not gold

+1 Follow
+1 Follow on Twitter - @thebookcellarx

:) Erica

Anonymous August 4, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

Favorite Quote: "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - Hamlet

+1 Proud Stalker on Twitter - @black_listed


SerieslyReady August 5, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

My favorite and probably the funniest he ever wrote is when Petruchio and Kat first meet. "Asses are made to bear, and so are you." Then he replies, "Women are made to bear, and so are you." It was and still is funny. I have to get that video.


babygirlG August 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

My fav quote is from Romeo and Juliet : What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."

I follow.


lingeorge August 5, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

My favorite is from Hamlet:

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

I follow you on my Google page

KayLynn August 5, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

Ooh, enter me in.
My favorite Shakespear quote would be: "To be, or not to be: that is the question"

I followed you on Twitter: @RDreviews.

I posted your contest on my side bar, it'll be under 'Mighty Cool Contests.'


pirate penguin August 6, 2009 at 3:48 PM  

+1 My favorite from Romeo & Juliet when Lady Capulet talks about Paris:
"Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face
And find delight writ there with beauty's pen."

+1 posting contest to my sidebar :)

+1 I have you on blogger and I'll get you on twitta!

email: pancakesthepenguin(at)hotmail(dot)com

-Pirate Penguin.

Kristen August 7, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

+1 Classic - "To be or not to be" I can't resist. :-D Hamlet. Gotta love that one.
+1 Stalking your blog! :-D


Sara August 8, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

+1 "Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon!"
I have that quote on my wall with poetry and stuff...:)
+1 follower (blog)
+1 linked to my sidebar @


austenfan August 9, 2009 at 6:21 AM  

+1 Romeo and Juliet: What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.
+1 I'm a blog follower
+1 linked this to my sidebar:


aqtbenz August 9, 2009 at 9:09 AM  


+1 From Twelfth Night: "Be Not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve great, and others have greatness thrust upon them"

+1 I am a follower
+1 linked on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=829782801&ref=profile

Great contest! This book looks AMAZING!


Marie Burton August 9, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

'To be, or not to be: that is the question'
From Hamlet.

Came over here from Teddyree The Eclectic Readers Blog.

I've got a meanspirited stalker so I am going to say I'm following you =)
Please enter me!
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Shadowofwonder47 August 11, 2009 at 1:10 PM  

My favorite quote from Shakespeare quote is "So wise so young, they say do never live long"

+1 I became a follower on Blogger.


Kjen Rants August 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM  

Lord, what fools these mortals be!
Midsummer Night's Dream

Follow you on twitter and your blog.. Or stalk, whatever you prefer.


heatherzilla August 13, 2009 at 1:07 AM  

"The course of true love never did run smooth"

A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 1, scene 1


Sheere August 14, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

The book seems good, and the cover is beautiful.
My favourite quote of Shakespeare is

"O powerful love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other, a man a beast"
·The Merry Wives of Windsor

+1 Proud to be a blog stalker!


Limerick August 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
I'm a sucker for R & J. ;)

+1 And I'm also a new follower!

Thanks for the contest. This books sounds good.

two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

peacelovevegan August 16, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

Great giveaway! :)

"And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods. Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."

+1 Stalking you on both blog and twitter! (@peacelovevegan)

Name: Brodie
Email: hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

Midnight Cowgirl August 19, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

My favorite quote is from "Coriolanus": "There is a world elsewhere."

Name: Ashley

e-mail: butterflythunder@sbcglobal.net

WhatBriReads August 21, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

"Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks."

+1 follower of your blog :)
+1 posted on my sidebar


scarlet-poems August 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM  


Stalk tour twitter

Hamlet Hush as death.

Ashley August 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

"All that glisters is not gold."

+1 Follow you on twitter @booksobsession.
+1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com


Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

"All that glitters is not gold."

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

I just became a follower of your blog.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous August 23, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

"Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires."


"By the pricking of my thumb,
Something wicked this way comes."

Also, am now following you on twitter. :)


Anonymous August 23, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

My favorite: "The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones" - from Julius Caesar.

I blogged about your giveaway at Books and Movies: http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com and I became a follower on Google Reader.

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous August 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

I included this in a blog post.


carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Bunny B August 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

+1 My fave quote would be:
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

+1 And Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/08/before-aug-ends.html

Thank you!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Hayz & Carzz August 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

Ok! My favorite Shakespeare quote is "Eye of newt, and toe of frog"
I am also a new follower, and I posted about this contest on my blog at:
Thank You!

Hayz & Carzz August 25, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

Sorry I forgot my email!
Ok! My favorite Shakespeare quote is "Eye of newt, and toe of frog"
I am also a new follower, and I posted about this contest on my blog at:
Thank You!

oO mâr!âNâ Oo August 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

My favorite Shakespeare´s quote is from Romeo & Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."

+1 I Follow your blog
+1 Link to my sidebar: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/

I really want to read Eyes Like Stars ^^


B.A.M. Book Reviews August 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

My favorite quote: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" from Romeo and Juliet :P

+1 for being a follower



Beleth August 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

My favorite Shakespeare quote is from Romeo & Juliet, when Mercutio dies: "A plague o' both your houses! I am sped..."

+1 for being a follower

+1 Blog post -> http://geki-libros.blogspot.com/2009/08/life-after-jane-giveaway.html


a flight of minds August 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

+1 Once of my favourite lines: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet." by Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

Following you on this blog and on Twitter (aflightofminds)

Alex & Lauren at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

~The Book Pixie August 28, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

My favorite Shakespeare quote is "All the world's a stage."

+1 I'm stalking you here and on twitter.

+1 sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

This is a great giveaway. I've been wanting to read this for quite some time now. :D


Carlos Antunes August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM  

"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."

dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane AT gmail DOT com

Bianca August 29, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

"And when I shall die, take him and cut him out into little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all of the world will be in love with night and pay no attention to the garish sun" - Romeo and Juliet

"All the world's a stage and all the men and women are merely players" -The Seven Ages of Men/As You Like It

Those are my two favorite Shakespeare quotes! I LOVE theatre and I've been dying to read this book!!

I stalk you on here and twitter (@bianca1946)!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Book Sp(l)ot August 29, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

"...Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem to have thee crowned withal." from Macbeth--I kind of love Macbeth


Jasindo August 29, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

My favorite Shakespeare quote is "Never was there a tale of more woe, than that of Juliet and her Romeo." It doesn't seem very special, but I have a lot of memories in it because we had to perform the last scene of Romeo and Juliet in my English class.

+1 I am a follower of this blog


Krista August 30, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

+1 favorite quote- "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

+1 ner follower of blog and on twitter @KristaCarmen

+1 on my SideBar here:

Thank you for this really cool giveaway my email is kristacole64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shellie (Layers of Thought) August 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

I found your blog from Krista's (life and something like its blog)
I have been wanting a copy of this since before it came out.
+1 I am now a follower (layers of thought {@} gmail {dot} com

My favorite quote is "Et tu Brutus" Julius Ceasar

Thanks - next time I will post your give away on my Gotta Love Give Aways....:)

Shawna August 30, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

Shawna Lewis

King Lear -- Act III, Sc. II: Shakespeare Quotes
"There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass".

+1 I am a follower
+1 I am a Twitter follower too

3 points

E(D)U August 30, 2009 at 6:19 PM  

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

educhico AT gmail DOT com

Cherry D August 31, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

Am I too late? Anyway, I am one of your followers now. Don't know any shakespeare lines, sorry! And re-posted your blog contest at http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2009/08/eyes-like-stars.html

Cherry D August 31, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

oh, I forgot... my email... mischivusfairy-spamme2@yahoo.com

Catarina August 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

I believe my fvourite quote would have to come from Hamlet.
Something like "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

catarina.magoito AT gmail DOT com

Susana August 31, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

There are so many that it is hard to choose, but for the moment (the moment always defines the favorite for the time being) i will go with...
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."

39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

Gonçalo Mil-Homens August 31, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

I love "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.".
It is perfect and acquarate!


Jaime August 31, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

I will have to choose the same as Gonçalo Mil-Homens just chose.
It's truly magnificent!

jafantu [at] gmail [.] com

Joana Dias August 31, 2009 at 4:47 PM  

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

I love that one because my grandfather always said that when he played with me, pretending to be a monster that I would slay!
They were great moments!

joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous September 1, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

I actually have two favorite quotes: the one that goes "all the world's a stage" from "As You Like It", and Juliet's quote about the "happy dagger" (the latter may seem like an odd choice, but I'm fond of it since I was once going to act out this part for a school project a few years ago).

I posted about the contest on both of my blogs, but I used the same post (I'm not sure if this counts for two entries or not...): http://perfectgoodluck.wordpress.com/ and http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/

Mishel September 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

One of my favorite quotes would definitely be "Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth..
by Lysander in A Midsummer's Night Dream. It just rings so true, especially in my life.

-I also follow your blog now =)
-&& follow you on twitter
-I posted a link to this contest on my sidebar as well (http://creativitygone.blogspot.com)

Thanks so much!

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Mishel September 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

Sorry I forgot today was already september =(

lifeafterjane September 1, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

Thank you all so much for your entries! Winner will be announced soon!

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