Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giveaway: "Seven" by Jaqueline Leo


Book Description from the Publisher's Website:

"What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life.
It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse."

How To Win:

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group I have five copies of Jaqueline Leo's Seven to give away! To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favourite number is (mine is 9 or 19- my birthday is on the 19th, and so is my wedding anniversary!). Please leave me your e-mail address! If I don't have an e-mail address, I have no way to contact you if you win!

2. *Bonus Entry* Become a follower of this blog and leave me a seperate comment letting me know that you follow. Current followers are eligible, just leave me a seperate comment stating that you already follow.

3. *Bonus Entry* Spread the word about this contest in any way that you wish (Tweet, Facebook, Blog, Sidebar, whatever!) and leave me a seperate comment letting me know how you did it.

This contest runs until November 26, 2009 at midnight. Winners will be contacted after contest close by e-mail. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only, no PO Boxes please! Good luck!!

40 comments:

  1. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    How fascinating!! I'd love to read this!

    And my favorite number is 11, given that I am the 11th of 17 children :D

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  2. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I am an old follower :)

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  3. My favourite number has always been 11 but I have no idea why.
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  4. I just became a follower of your blog.
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  5. my fave number is 4:)

    thanks

    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  6. My favorite number is 16:) Thanks!
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  7. My favourite number is 3. No reason. I just like it.

    This book sounds fascinating. I'd love to read it.

    mparke[at]mts[dot]net

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  8. I follow your blog. ;)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    mparke[at]mts[dot]net

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  9. My favourite number is 3 :D

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  10. I have just become a follower of your blog.

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  11. No need to enter me, doll. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail; I've got this posted at Win a Book.

    btw, for what it's worth, my favorite number is 515.

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  12. 8 and 13 are my lucky numbers

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  13. My most favorite number in the world is 5!

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  14. I follow you with Google Friend Connect!
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I'm a follower

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  16. I tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/5484739203

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie Site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/28526-book-chick-win-1-5-copies-seven-jaqueline-leo-nov26-canada

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  18. I like 6, not sure why but I've always liked it. I've never been a fan of 7 but now I'm intrigued about this book and the number 7! Thanks for the chance.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  19. Looks interesting. I like 7 myself... :)

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  20. My favorite number is 17! No real good reason...just like it. Although, it was my jersey number for soccer in high school. Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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  21. I am a follower! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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  22. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bekki1820cb/status/5499616289
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  23. My favorite number actually is 7 because I was born on the 7th!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  24. I am a follower.

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  25. Thanks for this great giveaway. My favorite number is 14. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. My favourite number is 11... I am also partial to the number 3. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  27. My favorite number is 9 too. It's lucky for me.
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  28. I'm a new follower.
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  29. my fave number is 3
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  30. new follower
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  31. My favorite number is 8. A lot of family members born on the 8th.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  32. I actually have two numbers that I would sa would be my favorites 5 & 8. I really can't choose just one!
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  33. I follow=)
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  34. My favorite number is 3. I have 3 kids and born on 23. two kids born in the third month.

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  35. I am a follower
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  36. Hi!

    My favorite number is probably 6...

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  37. I'm a new follower!

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  38. My favourite number is 3, my
    daughter's birth date and month.
    I am a follower on google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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