Saturday, February 1, 2014

Book Giveaway: Stupid Children

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you March's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Stupid Children 
with author Lenore Zion

Lenore's publisher, Emergency Press, is giving us a total of 10 copies to giveaway. 
A mish mosh of Epub or Mobi ebooks (open internationally) 
and print copies (open to US only)

Here's the goodreads description to whet your appetite:

Jane lived happily in Miami Beach with her father until his failed suicide attempt and relocation to a mental hospital forced her into the foster care system. By chance, Jane is assigned to foster parents in central Florida who are deeply involved in the Second Day Believers - a cult focused on the cleansing of mental impurities in their children, and the sanctity of the internal organs of farm animals. Jane is quickly initiated into the Second Day Believers, but her father’s lingering voice prevents her from becoming entirely indoctrinated. Despite Jane’s resistance, she is revered in the cult as the second coming of the late wife of Sir One, the leader of the Second Day Believers. Poised to rise through the ranks of the insane cult and marry their leader, Jane must make a difficult choice.

Stupid Children is a story inspired by Katherine Dunn’s, Geek Love, and written in a voice similar to Donald Barthelme. Hilarious, offbeat, fast-paced and wildly imaginative, Zion, a doctor of psychology, imbues her characters with bizarre psychological abnormalities to create vivid, memorable eccentrics that leap from the page. With deadpan, wonderful ruminations on tattoos, the nature of coincidence, drug use, father-daughter relationships, mental illness, violence, and deviant sexuality, this novel is destined to become a cult favorite.

This giveaway will run through February 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on February 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads, stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book. You MUST be a resident of the US to win a paper copy, so please state your preference and where you reside.


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from March 16th through March 22nd. Lenore Zion has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. I'd like to have a copy of the book because I've always been interested in anything about cults or "crazy" religions. (I grew up in a weird one). I would definitely enjoy being part of this book's discussion. I would prefer the ebook version but I live in the US so either is fine. My email address is

  2. I would love to read this book and participate in the group discussion; I work in social services so this sounds like a "must read" for me! I'm in PA and prefer paper- Kindle is my second choice. Had a crazy 6 months and just now getting back into the reading world!

  3. I'd like to read this book as I have an immense interest in psychological and mind-game based plots. I also think that this book would be great to discuss, especially with the author! I can already think of questions I'd like to ask her.

    I live in Canada so I will require a ebook version (preferably epub format). I will be able to participate in the discussion. Here is my email address:

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  6. I would loooooove this book and will totally participate in a discussion!!!! :D

    I live in the US and print copy would be the best! BTW, home is Central FL, so I mean, how perfect is that?

    My email is

  7. Ok! Ready to see who won??!! I combined the entries from Goodreads and the blog and issued everyone a number, then used to determine the winners....

    Congrats to:

    Ashley Marie (amarie.k0788)
    Anon (kollegegurl)
    Rachelle (rmullinsa)
    Karen (goodreads)
    Adelefin (goodreads)
    Rosanna (goodreads)
    Julie (goodreads)
    Lisa (goodreads)
    Rachel Marie (goodreads)
    Tia (goodreads)

    Emails are going out to the winners shortly!

    Thanks so much for entering to win! Chin up if you didn't win... and keep your eyes here on the blog next month for our next Author/Reader Discussion giveaway!