October 27, 2009

Review & Giveaway: Makers by Cory Doctorow

Born to invent and create, Perry and Lester go together like peanut butter and jelly. When they invent a whole new world with someone taking notes of every move, life becomes a little hectic. Then, when their baby crumbles, the whole world is watching. These friends are draw to the limit and it's no surprise that the company and the friendship, may be doomed for ever. Will they be able to redeem themselves?

This is a witty novel that will appeal to nerds everywhere. I'm including myself in this nerd category. So to all you dorks out there, this is a book written just for you. (And me.)

Book Information:
Makers by Cory Doctorow
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Oct. 27, 2009
416 pages
$24.99 US

I have been given permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
The books will be mailed out by the publisher


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Winners will be chosen using Random.org on Nov. 7th and notified via email.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher so that I could write an honest review.

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  1. Count me in sounds good.

    I sub by email,

    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. Gotta love a book for the nerds ;) Enter me please
    +1 comment
    +1 following
    +1 twitter follower(starryeyed24)
    +5 following freebies4meandu
    +1 Book Blogs friend

  3. I'd like to be entered for the giveaway.

    +1 we are already friends on bookblogs. does that count?

    +1 I finally got my own myspace page so I added you


  4. This sounds like something I'd like. (A bit nerdy, too).

    Thanks so much for the entry.

    + follower
    + subscribe through googlereader

    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

    +25 I voted for your nephew (as redbike599)

  5. I've read all of Cory Doctorow's other books - I totally love him. He rocks! It would be sweet to be able to read this new one right away & not have to wait ages for my library to put it on their shelves. :P

    +1 Following Readaholic (as M.Sands)
    +1 Following you on Twitter (as SaywardBC)
    +5 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5248566190
    +5 Posted on Facebook - http://bit.ly/ZTb3g
    +5 I follow freebies4meandu (as M.Sands)
    +1 Facebook friend (Melanie Sands)


  6. Love the cover!

    +1 commented
    +1 myspace
    +1 follow the blog
    +5 follow other blog
    +25 voted for your nephew


  7. +1 for commenting - would love to read this book

    +1 for following this blog
    +1 for following me on twitter
    +5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.
    +1 for friending me on Facebook here.
    +1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs
    +1 for grabbing my button
    *Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  8. I'm a huge nerd and I'd love to read this

    +1 I'm a follower
    +1 following on twitter
    +5 following freebies4meandu


  9. +5 Today's tweet - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5275136805

    +5 Facebook post - http://bit.ly/1n8az9


  10. +5 Posted again on Facebook today: http://bit.ly/3rVDVM

    +5 Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5298417459


  11. - comment
    - follow on google friend
    - follow on networked blogs
    - +5 following freebies4meandu
    - friend facebook request sent in
    - friend request for goodreads

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  12. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  13. I'm a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  14. +5 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5344189802

    +5 Posted on Facebook: http://bit.ly/yNUfa


  15. +1 This book sounds interesting.

    +1 I follow your blog.

    +5 I follow on freebies4meandu.


  16. +5 Facebook post - http://bit.ly/11GASj
    +5 Tweet - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5372836590

  17. please enter me :)

    +1 following on twitter @yogina20

    kai charles

  18. Found your link via Cory's twitter. I friended you on Goodreads and voted for the little guy in the contest. Go Damien!

  19. Email should be attached to my Google profile but it's silversteelwolf at gmail dot com.

  20. I follow Cory on Boing Boing - he's the best writer on maker culture out there.

    +1 twitter follow
    +1 Facebook follow
    +5 follow freebies4meandu

  21. I'd like to win.

    +1 for friending on Myspace

    +1 for friending on Facebook

  22. +5 Today's tweet:

    +5 Today's Facebook post - http://bit.ly/27bVH3


  23. +5 Facebook post - http://bit.ly/1tIukc
    +5 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5432872597


  24. +1 for commenting
    +1 for following this blog--current follower
    +1 for following on twitter under catss99
    +5 for sharing this contest


    +5 for following other blog freebies4meandu.
    +5 for faving on Technorati

    +25 voted for your nephew!

  25. Far too many ways to get"points" for someone who does not already follow you. But this looks like a great book.

  26. This sounds like an absolutely awesome book! Please enter me.

    +1 for commenting

    +1 for following this blog

    +1 I became a twitter follower! (Twitter Display Name: Shadowofwonder)

    +5 for following your other blog freebies4meandu.


  27. I would love a copy of Doctorow's "Makers". Here's the point count for me today:
    +1 for commenting
    +1 for following this blog
    +1 for following me on twitter (my twitter name is 3lvi)
    +5 for sharing this contest on Twitter today
    +1 for friending me on Facebook here. (facebook name is Elvi Dalgaard)
    +25 for voting for my nephew here (Gap username is 3lvi)

  28. I've read all of Cory Doctorow's books. First discovered him when he released Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom via Creative Commons. I've tracked down Cory and gotten him to sign all of my hard copies of his books over various points in the last few years. Just saw him a few weeks ago in Ottawa, ON where I got Little Brother signed by him. Reading Makers on my iPhone now and looking forward to the eventual date when I can get my hard copy version signed.

  29. Dear Readaholic,
    Today I...

    ...posted on Facebook - http://bit.ly/1Eo3uy (+5)
    ...tweeted - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5457447858 (+5)

    xoxo Melanie :)

  30. +5 Today's Facebook post - http://bit.ly/2u5iWK
    +5 Today's tweet - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5488401183

  31. Simon Mac Donald - dude, I'm sooo jealous! No...on second thought, maybe not - if I actually met Cory Doctorow, I'd be so wobbly I'd just blush and act like a total dumb-bum! : P

    +5 Today's tweet - http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5509879503
    +5 Today's post on Facebook - http://bit.ly/46XiCe