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literati_rain66 Sunday, June 6, 2010

Translation: Another giveaway! This time I'll be giving away an ARC of Girl Parts, by John. M. Cusick. Girl Parts is YA (14 and up) and will be released in August, 2010.

Back Cover:
David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uber-connected world.

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Answer these questions: Do you think we are on the path to becoming a disassociated world? Are we already?
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Open to US and Canada only. (sorry guys) Contest is open until Saturday, June 12th at midnight. Winner will be announced Sunday, June 13th, so make sure to check back!


Tegan said...

+1 follow blog
+2 Follow on twitter
+3 tweet
+4 rather

(canadian but rathers are great for us malling addresses though I think I need to stop sending things to catie)

and I think that the course of the world is becomming disassociated, though i think in some scence we are already there.

literati_rain66 said...

I added Canada in just for you dear. :D

Kris & Kels said...

+1 for blog followship
+1 for tweet followship (ladypirateking - and thanks for the follow back, btw)
+1 for tweetness (

When we can find friends within a number of clicks and real life isn't as real as it used to be, then yes, we are becoming disassociated.

<3 Kelsey Leigh :)

literati_rain66 said...

A Rather Lovely is a member of the forum- The Rath & Ruins. :)

Kris & Kels said...

Aha!!! Thank you kind lady.

<3 Kelsey Leigh

Travis said...

We are on the path to becoming a disassociated world. It'll happen eventually.
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following on Twitter (@Travis_Pearson)


Name: Aine said...

+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on Twitter (AineFey)
+1 for Tweeting about this contest (
+1 for being a Rather Lovely (Aine)

Disassociated... I think we're heading that way, but I think some people are there. For now, I think it's a case by case basis. Myself, and many of my friends (especially us pagans) are very in tune with nature, and I think that helps us stay in tune with the world. I think people who are so busy that they don't notice the things around them, have become disassociated with the world.

Brittney said...

I think that the internet broadens our horizons not make us disassociated.

Brittney said...

I follow your blog

Brittney said...

follow on twitter (BrittneyMcLain)

Brittney said...


A Life Bound By Books said...

Thanks for the contest! Can't wait to read this book!!!

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+1 for following on twitter (@BoundByBooks)

The disassociated world is right around the corner. How can it/we not be? It's sad but true. We're all just a few key strokes away really.

alifeboundbybooks at hotmail dot com

Brittney said...

extra entry for being rather lovely :) lol

A Simple Love of Reading said...

With the advancement of technology, our entire society is bound to become disassociated. We no longer rely on human to human contact now everything is dealt with through computers and automated voice over the phone. Are we ready for it? Hmm... that could go either way. We already are even something as simple as going to the grocery store, now it's all "self-checkout" where you don't even have to speak with another person if you choose not to. But I don't know if everyone is ready to give in to the loss of even the simplest human contact, I know I'm not!

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