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Monday, May 2, 2011

Win one of two copies of The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson!



Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.

Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.

Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Key To The Golden Firebird. She lives in New York City, but travels to the UK regularly to soak up the drizzle and watch English TV.

Unfamiliar with this series? Be sure and check out the book that started it all -

13 Little Blue Envelopes
13 Little Blue Envelopesby Maureen Johnson (Harper Teen, October 2006)
 Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

 In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

The Last Little Blue Envelope
 I have two copies up for grabs of The Last Little Blue Envelope courtesy of Harper Teen!

How to Enter: 
Leave me a comment with your email, telling me what's the most interesting place you've ever traveled to is and if you'd like to go back.

Official Rules: Open to entrants age 13 years or older with a valid U.S. or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends 5/16 at midnight eastern standard time.


The Lovely Getaway said...

Most interesting place I've ever been too... hmmm! that's a tough one for me.... I would have to say Cairo, Egypt. Although at the time Cairo is a bit unstable, when I visited it was a land filled with adventure and mystery! I loved learning about the Egyptian Culture, it was fascinating. Not to mention the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Who hasn't dreamed of visiting them? Anyway, that's my answer :)haha! thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


Valia Lind said...

I actually would love to go back to Russia...its my homeland but its been over ten years since i've been there!


Sarah Lydia said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

When I was 12, I went to the Grand Canyon. I hiked to a camping ground about 10 miles in and back out a couple days later. While I can't say I enjoyed all that hiking too much (I'm sure I would enjoy it more now that I'm older and in better shape), I really loved it. The waterfalls down there were very beautiful. I especially loved Moony Falls; you have to climb down a wall-ish thing to get to it, but it really was fantastic. There were also one or two wonderful, old mining caves out there I looked around in. I would most definitely go back there.

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BrittanyGale said...

Honestly I haven't traveled far, so I'd have to choose Niagara Falls.


Autumn Blues Reviews said...

I was born in Puerto Rico and have been there many times. However I have never been in the rain forest. I would like to take a hike through it with my husband someday soon.

Vivien said...

The most interesting place I've traveled is Paris France. It was just wonderful, I would definitely go back to visit.

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

LRAtRandom said...

I would love to be entered! The most interesting place I've been would have to be Las Vegas. It's so different from where I live! It's a huge city! The group of friends I went with are talking about hoof back in two years so I will definitelybe going back!


Lisa said...

Iceland and I would go back anytime, the people the countryside I loved it all. lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks and I only wish I could travel more.

Vidisha said...

Hmmm...Taj Mahal....for sure


Erin said...

The most interesting place I've been is Jamaica. It's a contrast between extreme poverty and unbelievable beauty. Climbing Dunns River Falls is an experience I will never forget!

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Erin F. @ Quitting My Day Job

khashway said...

The most interesting place I've been to has to be a toss up between Aruba with their underground caves and St. Thomas with their beautiful mountains and pirate castles. I'd love to go back to both places. I've been to St. Thomas twice, but I'll never get tired of it.

Please enter me. khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com

DarcyO said...

I would love to go back to Cape Cod in the summer. Maybe next year!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Tiffany Drew said...

I would have to say Texas. I honestly have not traveled anywhere besides there and Florida ( I live in New Hampshire). I refuse to fly, so I won't ever be leaving the country. At least not for a very long time. We traveled to Texas when I was a kid and that's about it. But I would go back because we have a lot of family there that I would love to see :)


Margaret said...

The most interesting place I've ever traveled to I guess would be Macau. Being of a Portuguese descent I found it so facinating to see Portuguese food offered in restaurants and street signs written in Portuguese etc. while traveling in China.

Thanks! Margaret

Anonymous said...

The most interesting place I've visited is Maui. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon. We want to go back sooo bad. Maybe for our 5 year anniversary...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to go to Rome, but I haven't been there yet.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com


I went to Ireland when I was younger and I would like to go back now because I'm older and can appreciate it more!!!



vvb32 reads said...

yellowstone national park. love to go back and visit the bubbling mud.
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Amy Jo Lavin said...

I can't choose just one place! I love to travel, and some of my favorites cities are Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle. I'd definitely like to go back and visit them all!

amyjlavin at yahoo dot com

jpetroroy said...

I'd LOVE to go back to Florence

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Probably Thailand I rode and elephant there and ate wonderful food met such very nice people. Yes I'd like to go back one day.


Alyce said...

I'm in the middle of the first book right now, so I definitely want the sequel! :)

The most interesting place I've traveled to is London, and I really want to go back because we just had a few days there and didn't get to see as much as we would have liked to.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

cleemckenzie said...

Wow, that's a hard question. Every place I go is interesting. I will say that the afternoon I got lost in the covered bazar in Istanbul was super charged interesting--but then there was the time in Nicaragua when I ran out of gas coming back from the beach or Canada when I got stuck on an Indian Reservation until two in the morning.

kathy said...

The most interesting place I've ever been is Bolivia. I spent a semester there and really liked it. I'd love to go back some day!
Fun giveaway. :)
kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

Catherine Stine said...

My visit to Beijing and Shanghai was awesome! So, yeah, China. I'm at kitsy84557 AT gmail dot com

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Ever since I went to Paris last year, I have been wanting to go back. We had such a wonderful time there, and I loved everything about it : the architecture, the history, the food, the art, the people.

infiniteshelf at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I have never been out of the country, but the most interesting place I have ever been is Omaha, Nebraska....I know, but I have not traveled much.

SusieBookworm said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I loved the first book and would love to read this one, too. The most interesting places I've been are Virginia and Pennsylvania - I love the museums, historic places, and shops there, even if they're not exotic.

susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

JellyBear7 said...

Although I haven't visited many places at all in my life, so far (Canada, USA, China and France).

I have visited Paris, France about a year ago now and it was an amazing experience! I have to say it was the most exciting and interesting trip yet. I know how to speak French somewhat okay (not really :P) and seeing all the 'tourist attractions' were incredible. I thought I would never see the Eiffel Tower ever in my life but I did!

I would really like to visit Paris another time and I remember all the great memories there. And to make new fun memories. :)

monicascat (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mary said...

Most interesting place traveled to: Rome, Italy, and I'd definitely go back.
Mary R.

Valerie said...

Hmm. I haven't traveled a lot. I guess the most interesting trip was a trip to Canada I took with my Aunt when I was 12 or 13. We drove and went all over Oregon, Washington and into Canada.

valerie at stuckinbooks dot com

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hey guys I really enjoy reading all your answers. You guys have been to some really amazing places--I'm jealous! :)
Keep 'em coming. Wish I could give you all a copy!

Tore said...

I love Niagra Falls. It was beautiful on the Canadian side. I really would like to go back one day. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Jenny N. said...

I've been to Japan three years ago and spent one month there as part of a field study trip for school(actually its the only overseas place I've been to). I would love to go back someday maybe in a couple of years.


Ricki said...

I went to the Greek Isle while in high school on a day cruise as part of our Latin club's Greece and Italy trip. Beautiful! I would so love to go back.

Devony said...

I took a cruise to the Mediteranean when I was 17 with my grandmother. She chose to stay on the boat most days, so I explored by myself. One day we were rerouted from Santorini, Greece because of a large storm. We ended up on a tiny island called Nafplion where no one spoke English and there were no street signs. Another girl from the boat and I went exploring and got hopelessly lost! We ended up stumbling onto a church where they were celebrating all saints day. We were so hot and sweaty I think they assumed we were in need of assistance in many ways. While we tried to ask directions (neither of us spoke a word of Greek) they kept giving us food and casting worried/pitiful glances our direction. It was such an amazing experience!
I would love to go back to all the places I visited, but that one was very fun because it was so authentic. It wasn't a tourist island at all, it was just a little Greek village. So fun.

SpadesHigh said...

The most interesting place that i have gone to is the philippines... COMPLETE culture shock!! but i loved it there and would LOVE to go back. There were many unfortunate people and some making ends meat, but everyone of them seem to not care and looked VERY happy. they made the best out of life. who would not want to be around that much positivity!! =)

Tezza V.
TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

mel u said...

For me it is for sure Singapore-I would love to go back and take my daughters-

rereadinglives (at)gmail.com

Maureen said...

I would say New York City and I would love to go back.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Devan said...

I'd have to say France. I went my right before my senior year in high school. I absolutely loved it and would go again. I have ancestors from France, so it felt like a second home. Next time I'd like to know even more French. The language barrier can be a bit tricky if you're not prepared. :)


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool contest!
(not an entry)

Ken said...

Nice, France and I would definitely go back.


Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Some Mayan ruins in Mexico and would love to go back.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Alison's Book Marks said...

There is a waterfall in NJ that I stumbled onto when I was hiking back in High School. I have never been able to find it again, and I want to go back!

APSkap at comcast dot net

The Story Queen said...

The most interesting place I've ever been is probably Switzerland. I mean, come on, they gave out free chocolate in like every store! No, just kidding. The real reason I liked it was because I am a winter kid and I liked the cold climate. Plus, there were mountains and the scenery was just beautiful in parts. I'd love to go back!


mfay2 said...

The most interesting place and the one I would love to go back to is Downtown in Charleston, SC. I love it's arquitecture and the feeling it has of being sort of "old school." I would love to go back there.

marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

Sysha said...

The most interesting place I've been to is the ruins of Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Persian Empire dating back about 2500 years. I would love to see it again!

rain_orchid11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Katia said...

I would have said Vegas but I live here so I'll go with Nice, France and would go back time after time.
kr_moreau at doglover dot com

deltay said...

Hmm, alas I haven't traveled very much yet :( Xi Tang was pretty cool though - definitely wouldn't mind going back :)

lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

I LOVED the first book! The most interesting place I traveled was to FL!

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chey said...

Unfortunately I haven't traveled anywhere. :( I do have a handful of places I'd love to go as I get older, though, which includes Ireland, Colombia, Estonia, England, Australia, and Rome, to name a few.
Anyways, thank's for hosting this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

The most interesting place I've traveled was Manila, Philippines. It is such a different city from New York City.


Hoot said...

I have never traveled. The only place I would recommend going to and would visit anytime is the city I grew up in Seattle, WA. It is the best city for travelers as well as the people who live there. I doubt the people that live there have seen half of the fun the city offers.

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

The Zealous Reader said...

I went to Gaspe, this really small peninsula in eastern Quebec with my parents last summer. It was definitely an amazing experience seeing small-town Quebec.

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Asenath said...

When I was a sophomore in college, my car broke down in Beaver, Utah. Lucky for me though, my mother's cousin's wife's parents live in Beaver, so I had somewhere to stay. It's a small little town, but they brag about the fact that they have the "World's Best Water!" It was pretty tasty, right out of the tap.

arallison at gmail dot com

AimeeKay said...

I've never been out of the country, but I have been back and forth across it a few times. Most breathtaking place I've seen is the Rocky Mountains. There are actual water falls just coming straight out of the rock next to the road. I also love the wind mills in the desert in Southern Cali, and shopping in Ozarkland!!
All places I would love to go to again!.
Thank you for the giveaway. I've read 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and it was amazing! I'm so looking forward to reading The Last Little Blue Envelope!

Anonymous said...

People have gone to such great places! I'd say my favorite vacation was Florida...but I can't wait to travel internationally!

mk261274 at gmail dot com

Irene Sun said...

Thanks for this giveaway!

I don't really go to much places outside of the state or country. I've only ever gone to China as a vacation outside of the country and I'd have to say, I am still surprised with all the surprising things that I learn there. But I want to go to Europe and that's where I am planning on going to this summer. I can't wait to see how much of a difference it is to the rest of the world. I wouldn't mind going back to China since there are still much more that I haven't seen or done.

Irene S.

mamabunny13 said...

I went on a cruise to Cosumel, Mexico but we were only in port there for one day and I would love to go back again and spend more time.
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

The most interesting place I've ever been to is Hydra, which is a Greek island. There are no cars there and it's absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to go back some day!


Sarah @ The Brazen Bookworm said...

I loved being in Egypt...it was definitely the most foreign place I've ever been. Thankfully, my sister was living there at the time, so it was like having an insider's view.

We went so many places where they never met Americans, so we ended up being the star attraction. I had to pose for so many pictures with random Egyptians that I felt like a slightly better-looking Angelina Jolie. ;)

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Stacy said...

One of the most interesting places I've been is Barcelona. I only spent one day there, so I barely scratched the surface of what there is to see. I loved the architecture, the markets, and the people. It's a beautiful city and I hope to make it back one day.

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Annie said...

China is the most interesting place I've visited (though I haven't been many places). I would never go back!

Anonymous said...

I loved traveling to Orlando, Florida, and want to go back. sailormoongirl4@aol.com

Nancye said...

In 2004 we traveled to China to adopt my daughter. We absolutely LOVED it! We went to Beijing, Kunming, and Guangzhou. I would go back in a heartbeat!! Amazing!

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