For What It's Worth

Monday, June 14, 2010


Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
This weeks contest is for an ARC of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach! (release date 8/2/2010)

Check out my review HERE.

This is a great book if you love science, space exploration, history....... or even if you don't - like myself. Roach approaches the topic with a sense of humor & intelligence which makes for a fantastic laugh out loud read!

*Tell me - is there anywhere in space you would like to be able to visit? Mars - the moon - another planet?? Not me...I'll just stay firmly planted on earth and read about it! Do you think we should be traveling to Mars??

Them pesky rules!
•You must be 18 years or older to enter. International entries OK
•All entries must be received by Sunday 6/20//2010 11:59 pm EST
•Leave a comment - any old comment will do for this weeks contest!
•Winner will be posted on this blog Monday 6/21/2010 - it is your responsibility to check back to see if you won.
•The winner has 7 days to email me with their address or I will pick another winner.

*Extra entries:
+ 1 if you're a follower of my blog
+ 1 if you follow me on Twitter (@teamsheltie)
+1 if you post a link on your blog or tweet about contest (include links for me to check)


  1. I'm not so sure about space travel. I mean...why? So far we know of no place humans could live except for Earth. As for me, I'm happy where I am too. No space for me :)

    +1 blog follower
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    Thanks for the contest!

  2. +1 Thanks for the contest!
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    4 entries. :)
    a.hoffenberg at gmail dot com

  3. In answer to your space question...shoot anyone who mentions Uranus! :)
    And I have a +1 for being a follower.

  4. To be an astronaut is my dream. Though it sounds impossible, I would love to explore new galaxies and unknown regions of our own. However, now we must take baby steps, so I wouldn't mind going to the moon or Mars!

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  5. Marc - does that mean I have to shoot you since you're the only one that mentioned it?? Clarify if you wish to live :-)))

  6. Ive been nuts with all my mailbox books! How did you like Fallen & Torment?

  7. Yes I definitely think we should be travelling to Mars preferebly with me as part of the team. Failing that I would be happy just to get into space even if it was just a quick trip in Earth orbit.

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    +1 I posted to my blog and I tweeted

  8. Since there will be lots of men on Mars, why not? LOL

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  9. Thanks for this contest! I would like to visit space, just to be able to see the earth from there. I think we should definitely check Mars out.

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    + 1 if you follow me on Twitter @tawania_e

  10. I love the idea of space exploration! I want to see everything and walk on the moon too!

    I am a follower
    I follow @teamsheltie
    I tweeted about it too

    FWIW- I love you new look and design!

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  12. Ooh don't know about space exploration. I'd love to see another planet that had life on it (as in non-deadly-to-us life, more like pretty flowers and hummingbirds and stuff :D), or a red planet like Mars would be fascinating. But if I could choose to travel anywhere, honestly I'd probably pick somewhere on our own planet. Rome - the pyramids - even England. Just somewhere outside the normal sphere of day-to-day life (for me), to experience a different culture and history... that's what I'd love to do. (And hope to do one day, too. :)

    +1 blog follower
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    By the way, *love* the blog design, looks awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  13. This book sounds like a real hoot.
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  14. Just Found your blog and your great contest! My post:

    Twitter (glf80) and following the blog (gLf)

    I'd love to visit the moon and see my Earth from there. My little dream...

    Thanks :-)

  15. Well, it depends on if there's life in some planet. If there is, then I would go, just to see how people/creatures live there.

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  16. The Winner is Rith(Book Focus)

  17. That would be Ruth...oops - typo