Book Giveaway *ENDED*: Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (Open INT!)

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John was one of those books that I had the urge to inform the entire world they must read this book because it was so good!  So when he let me know of this contest he was holding to celebrate the release of it in paperback I decided this was the time to hold a giveaway of my own.  I’ll post the giveaway at the end so make sure you read through.  You can find my review HERE as well.  And in November you’ll find Antony here for an awesome interview and giveaway of his book that comes out next year, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip.

Antony John, in celebration of the paperback release, is giving away bookplates to anyone who preorders it (it’s in paperback 9/29).  He also has a mega giveaway with loads of awesome books and ARC’s, including his newest book which comes out next year.   This is a great giveaway so make sure you head over to his blog for all the details on how to enter.

The Giveaway right here, right now: ENDED
One paperback copy of Five Flavors of Dumb.  
Open Internationally to where The Book Depository ships.
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Ends 9/27/11
To Enter: ENDED
Leave a comment telling me one band, singer or musical group that has really inspired you.  Remember to include contact info!
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Head over to @candacemom2two ‘s blog to enter to #win a paperback of Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John. Open INT!

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  1. Demi Lavato has really inspired me this past year. All that she has gone through with her weight and the pain of being so harshly critiqued and being able to come away from all of it so strong made me reevaluate everything about myself that I hate and would change. She inspired me to see myself as beautiful and to love the skin I am in, no matter what anyone says or does to me. Thanks for this contest! Five Flavors of Dumb sounds amazing!

  2. Yay!!! Thanks for the contest Candace! Lets see, an artist that has really inspired me is …probably Ronnie Milsap. I grew up with my parents constantly playing his music. He came to a local festival and gave a concert and I was really excited to go with my mom. The entire performance I never even knew he was blind! He played piano perfectly and walked all over the stage with total confidence! Not to mention he never once fell of the stage! It wasn’t until he autographed a picture for me and I asked why his writting was just a weird squiggle that I found out he was blind! lol I felt completely embarassed but, I had a great admiration for him!!! He is a great inspiration to me, and shows that no matter what disabilities you may devolop along lifes way or be born with, you can achieve anything!!!

  3. the band Nightwish has definitaly inspired me! I discovered them in high school and i dressed very plain Jane because i was scared to show my true self. Listening to Nightwish just made me not care anymore! :) Imagine everyone’s faces when the girl they all knew as the quiet mouse turned up as a top fashion goth!
    Anyway this book sounds fantastic!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Such awesome answers! I’m really glad I asked this question because I’m discovering some new music. Always good!

    I have several but one is The Cranberries and another is Nirvana. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nirvana. I tend to love 90’s music and have a hard time finding new music I love as much.

    I’m seeing that music has inspired people to become MORE, to dig deep and discover your true selves. LOVE that!

  5. I read Five Flavors of Dumb a little bit ago, and it was really good. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and the info on Antony John’s!
    Hope you don’t mind if I tweak the question a bit, and go with something book-related. Music doesn’t “inspire” me, but while I’m writing, I listen to a lot of angsty stuff, and some hopeful stuff, and a lot about war and world suckage. It’s kind of a theme throughout. 😛

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. I would probably say Anna Nalick and Mumford and Sons because I find their lyrics so beautiful and meaningful. I’m not a huge music person, but their words have really touched me.

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    While not a band per se, the sound track from Interview With a Vampire is absolutely magnificent to dream/create to! Such incredible orchestration & choir~

    GFC follower Mary DeBorde

  8. Right now I’m really into Adele, so many of her songs on only sound beautiful but really show the heartache that people experience.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, I have been wanting to read this book.

  9. I do a lot of design work at work and at home, and I always listen to music. Designing is a lot easier that way. If I want a design with a lot of action, I tend to listen to Paramore. But if I want a softer design, I’ll listen to Florence + The Machine.

  10. The early ladies of blues/jazz are inspiring to me – Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald. They had their personal issues and all, but they were tough as nails, hard-working, and supremely talented. (@loveyalitblog)

  11. Wow, great question and hard decision. I’d have to say it’s a toss up between Sarah McLaughlin, Breaking Benjamin, and Skillet-they inspire me in different ways at different times.

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  12. Eep. Musicians have ALWAYS inspired me and been a huge part of my life.

    One of my absolute favorites that has the most amazing way with words… Michael Tolcher. (Not only that he’s an amazing person. Adore him!)


  13. If i had to choose one singer i would say katy perry. I absolutely love her songs and shes so pretty and different in her own unique way


  14. The band that I seem to get the most inspiration from is Matchbox Twenty. The lyrics and his voice… I’ve even based entire novel ideas around the imagery that their songs have given me. I usually listen to them if I write, and there isn’t one song that I dislike.


  15. This is a great giveaway! The band that’s most inspired me is Green Day. I just connect to their music on a purely emotional level. Also the lyrics are utterly amazing. Snarky and funny, philosophical and intelligent, and sometimes raunchy. There’s a Green Day song for every mood I’m in. I’ve thought up characters based off the music and the band so many times I can’t count. Anytime I head one of their songs I instantly smile, regardless of what the song is. They make me want to be braver, bolder, more confident, just a better version of me. So that’s the band that inspires me.

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  16. I listened to a lot of Everclear when I was younger and even now when I do the songs still speak to me. I find I really relate to some of the songs, and well, the ones I don’t I sing along to anyway!

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  17. I think maybe Owl City. Or The Maine. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. *so much!*

    Thanks for the giveaway – I’ve been looking forward to reading this ever since I heard about it!!


  18. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but it sounds like a really good read!

    Music…Bon Jovi, all the way! I’m a Jersey girl, so loving those hair bands from the 80s is kinda in my blood!


  19. I come from the grunge era and Chris Cornell has always been the best in my book. He was the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audio Slave. His band, Soundgarden, teamed up with Pearl Jam to form the supergroup Temple of the Dog, which is absolutely mind blowing. He is still recording, 20 years later, as a solo artist and he sounds just as spectacular.


  20. Hmm, I’d have to say Matchbox Twenty, Genesis, Linkin Park, and Three Days Grace just to name a few. They are some of my many favorites. ALthough as to music that has influenced me, I’m not sure. Maybe Owl City. I think I have a bit more of a positive outlook on some things since I started listening to it.

  21. This might sound a little crazy, but I’ve always loved Eminem, and the new song he has with..well i forget the other guys name, but it’s called Lighters (or bad meets evil) is awesome it kind of makes you think about chasing your dreams. I also like Maybe by Sick puppies. i think it really helped me last year when I was going through some stuff with a friend and what not.

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  22. Nirvana really had an impact on me. One of my favorite bands. In fact, I believe it’s the album “Nevermind” anniversary month.


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