Saturday, March 12, 2011

SOUNDS LIKE CRAZY by Shana Mahaffey

Winner Announced:
Faith Wafford
Congrats! Please email me your mailing address and we'll send you your copy of
Sounds Like Crazy!



VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: It was brought to my attention that some of your comments may not have posted on Friday's books where you wrote two of your favorite things. To be sure you are entered, you may want to go back and confirm that your comment is in fact posted. Thanks! I will be drawing winners for Thurs-Sun. books on Monday so there is time for you to still enter for any of those books if you have not yet done so!

And now ... Today's Featured book is ....


BOOK: Sounds Like Crazy

AUTHOR: Shana Mahaffey

"Sounds Like Crazy is as a darkly comic and ultimately healing story about Holly Miller, an Emmy Award winning cartoon voiceover performer who has actual voices in her head, multiple personalities who make her career a huge success, and shield her from a terrible secret in her past."


In SOUNDS LIKE CRAZY, Holly Miller has FIVE people living inside her head.

When I first discovered this book online, I HAD TO KNOW MORE. So I contacted Shana and asked if I might be able to share Holly and the five OTHER people who live inside Holly’s head with you all. She thankfully agreed!

There’s the Faceless Boy. The prayerful Silent One. The protective Sarge. The rotund Ruffles – what a character! And high-maintenance Betty Jane. And these five characters are the Committee who makes Holly’s life hell … but, Holly cannot function without them.

You’ve got to see this book trailer, which I think is one of the cleverest trailers I’ve ever seen. And I ADORE book trailers when they work. And this one does!

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER HERE!

Take a ride with Holly, where EVERYTHING Sounds Like Crazy! Such a fun read – and you can win it here, simply by leaving a comment! So, you know what to do, and you know how to do it!

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Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win SOUNDS LIKE CRAZY! I’ll draw the winner in a couple of days and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.

Come back and read about each book every day in March. Choose the books you'd like to win. Enter for any or ALL the books. Each entry will count as an entry toward the grand prize of winning ALL 31+ books at the end of the month. You can win the book of the day and still qualify to win ALL the books at the end of the month!

PLEASE be specific with your name in the comment section, and IF YOUR NAME is listed as the winner, you must email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com in order to claim your prize. Email me with your full name and address so I can have your book(s) sent to you.

Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! And come back tomorrow to see what book I’ll be giving away then too!

It’s MaNiC MoMMy’s March Madness Book-A-Day Giveaway! Read ALL the Rules and Details Here!

Sorry, only U.S. and Canadian residents only!

161 comments:

MaggieDu said...

Ok, I am hooked. I want to know Holly's dark past. I wonder which personality will be the most willing to share.

Lesley Davis,Esq said...

I'm first! Thanks kids for waking me up at the crack of dawn!

Libby said...

I have to admit, I wasn't taken with the book. Then I watched the trailer. Now - yes, please!
On another note, I've been sharing your site with my friends. We're always looking for new recommendations on good books to read!

Homestead Jen said...

I've always been glad there is just me in my head, but have always loved to read about multiple personalities. (Tim Powers wrote a great one in Earthquake Weather.)

Margie said...

The idea of multiple personalities sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for all the fun giveaways this month.

Karen said...

This looks like a great read! Thank you again for this contest...I've had the most fun! ktmixon315

Anonymous said...

Should be interesting to read.

Lilianarenee said...

Hope your having a wonderful mini vacation!
This book sounds like a page turner.

Domesticated Gal said...

This does sound amazing. I'm totally intrigued by how one has a "Silent Prayer" as a voice in their head. Is it a monk who broke their vow of silence? One of those people who follow you forcing their flower on you at the airport? My grandma who seems to speak only in psalms??

BrendaBMarion said...

what parent hasn't felt a little crazy at some point?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun and exciting book to read.
Thanks for the great book giveaways.

-Donna W.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I'm so intrigued by this book! I cannot think of any that I've read that are similar to 5 characters as the main one!

Meredith said...

So you don't want to know something personal about us today? Hmmm... LOL! (and thank goodness, I think)
~MommyMer

jpetroroy said...

Sounds unique!

Heidiopia said...

I'm all over this one!! The book trailer is brilliant. Thanks, MM-- you rock!

Jana said...

My sister works with people with this type of mental illness. I can't wait to read this.

Jana B

Anne said...

Sounds VERY interesting!

Anne Beth

Christina said...

Pick me, pick me! :)

ChristinaL

Katrina Swiney said...

Sounds like a really fun and unique read!

IandSsmom said...

That does sound entriguing! And I do love book trailers!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

This has been on my list for a while. I am very excited to read it.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

This has been on my list for a while. I am very excited to read it.

jdstec said...

from someone who believes we all have many voices in our head and just choose to ignore most of them, this sounds like a fascinating read.

Beverly Victoria said...

Only having one "voice" in my head, I'm always interested in those who have to abide by "committee". Sounds like an interesting read.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I like to laugh out loud when I read and this one sounds like it will do the trick!

karenk said...

This book sounds like a fun read....thanks for the great march giveaway, stephanie. :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Sounds interesting. Melissa Rem

Alli said...

Oh my goodness, I want to read this SO MUCH!!
Alli M. Jones

Anonymous said...

This looks great my twin suffered with multiple personality disorder so I can relate to this and would love a new read

Rebecca Calverley Neggers

Juliet Farmer said...

sounds like a great read!

Nicole Marie said...

Loved the trailer! Can't wait to read the book :)

NicoleMG from CT

Tiffany Drew said...

Looks good!

Nanette said...

This sounds really interesting! I'm so glad the author was willing to share. Awesome! Nanette N.

ChristineCet said...

Sounds nuts. and I like nuts. Pass the book and the jar please.

Sarah Lashua said...

Looks like a great one!

AisforRandom said...

is having multiple voices in your head unusual?

Shelly said...

Looks great!

Meredith said...

I really liked this book...it touched me. Some books stay with you; this is one of them.

equinn726 said...

I would really like to read this book. It sounds so good! Definitely adding to my goodreads list!

Buffy Dee said...

Sounds intriguing!!! Fingers crossed!!

Anonymous said...

The trailer was good. Will put this on my list too!
Pennygirl, Manitowoc

Terri said...

Sounds interesting!

Terri M. in Phoenix

Anonymous said...

What? Voices in your head isn't normal? Haha

Sasse1Susan

Mom'sLove said...

Sounds like crazy.. Sounds like my family.. Sounds like my kind of reading..
Amanda
(aaammmaaa, never mind..)

Kristin J said...

Looks like another good one!

Jen R said...

sounds like a good read!
jen rabenstine

Bridget said...

Wow, and I thought I was crazy.
Iambtinrb

Ronit said...

I am insanely curious and must read this!!! Ronit W

Kas said...

Looks good!

Kassie H.

Dani In Chicago said...

This is going to be a good book!

dani patarazzi
danisilvia223@gmail.com

Books & Reviews said...

Sounds a bit like the hbo series, The United States of Tara.

Corey~living and loving said...

I love books like this. pick me. Thanks!

Corey

StephRochelle said...

Wow...that book trailer sure is intriguing! More please!

n said...

Trailer definitely makes me interested with what happens in the book.

Nicole Harper

kristinrose said...

sign me up!

Erin Goff said...

Sounds like another good one!

keltban said...

Oh very interesting..I am watching the last two seasons of Showtime's "United States of Tara" right now. The new season starts @ the end of the month. Multiple personalities is very bizarre but also very interesting. Would love to win !!

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Sounds like a great read!

Liz J.

Taylor Morris said...

Wow, this sounds great!

Carie Casey said...

This one sounds super good.

Clynnc

Logan Collins said...

Being a psych major I am enthralled by the book description

Chelsea Hoffman said...

wow. this one sounds intense. i like these kinds of novels best. if i don't win, i'm definitely making a trip to the bookstore.

BethC said...

Hoping to win this one!!!

Amanda Leigh said...

Oh, I would love to read this. Don't we all sometimes feel like we have 5 people living in our heads? Lol


- Amanda Leigh

buttah said...

Sounds like a great book! Although I don't have multiple voices in my head, I have a hard enough time shutting the only one that I do up! Heehee! Buttah

flashtheoutlaw said...

Sounds interesting

Tracy Lynn said...

Me please!

A.C. Morris said...

Wow, this one sounds really interesting. Thanks for all the new book ideas!

Lisa justus said...

Great trailer. Throw my name in the hat again.

Michelle Mierczewski said...

don't we all have someone else inside our head?

Ally said...

It seems intriguing.
Ally N

Dulcibella said...

Another interesting book! Thank you and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am ... it is like spring and I've been outdoors most of the day.

Sarah S. said...

This sounds very interesting, I've always been fascinatinted by Multiple Personalities.

Sarah S.
sslinsky@hvc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

This book sounds intriguing!

RebeccaErin

Christine in NJ said...

Hi MaNiC... This book has been on my NEED TO READ list from your BLOG... but for whatever reason (perhaps i feel crazy enough myself!), I keep skipping it (sorry Shana!) BUT NOW - after the book trailer... THERE WILL BE NO MORE SKIPPING!

Can't wait to read!
Thanks!
Christine

Denise said...

I'm crazy without all those voices in my head, I can't imagine having all those people in my head too!

Kimmi said...

I love multiple personality stories and this one sounds really engaging.

Leslie Barr said...

Would love to read!

Becki*** said...

try try again. . .lol

LaVonneW said...

It does sound like crazy! :)

taylorj2112 said...

Seriously, with all that has gone wrong this week I could use a good book to read. That and a lot of wine.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good one - we are all a little crazy. Patti Cole

Anonymous said...

I'm loving all these great book suggestions. Thank you! My kindle wish list is getting longer!

Colbey J

val said...

very glad i don't have 5 people in my head. but, want to see the book.

Tina Brannan said...

Sounds awesome! I know someone who just might have several personalities!! My friends and I lovingly call him "Sybil"!!

Carly said...

Looks good! I'm interested to learn more about the five people in her head. I think I have at least five in mine. =)


Carly Haynes

Ready To Be A Momma said...

sounds like a good read, actually all of your picks do!
qweska8402

RedDragon said...

I have never even heard of a book trailer but that was hilarious. OK you've got my attention. Does the noise in my head bother you??

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Sounds interesting. Always intrigued with other peoples' minds.

your invisible pixie said...

Oooh. My interest is piqued.

Rachael said...

This sounds really cool!

Wendi from Louisiana said...

Everyone I know, including me, is crazy!

Erika L. said...

Your comments on the book made me want to go read it right away.

faith wafford said...

Sounds like a great read!

Amanda D. said...

This sounds like a great read!

amandie1029

musiquedevie said...

Pick moi sil vous plait? *bats eyelashes*

Katy Finn said...

This book has peaked my interest. Sounds like a great read!

Bee said...

That sounds completely fascinating.
-Bee H.

DaphneSFL said...

"Sybil" has always been one of my favorite stories, I'd love to win this book. Don't we all have an extra voice or two in our heads? I know I do.

Lauren said...

I'm oddly fascinated with mutliple personalities. Sounds very interesting!! Lauren Royall

Lauren Louise said...

I'd never heard of a "book trailer" before seeing your site. This book sounds good! I love dark comedies. Hope you're having fun on vacation!

Anonymous said...

Would love to read it...

Jen Fee 9476

Anonymous said...

Aren't we all a little crazy :)
Angelini197

Anonymous said...

I have always been fascinated by anything to do with multiple personalities - It is just such an intriguing concept - multiple people sharing a body

fanficfan44

jne said...

This one looks REALLY interesting! -Jenni(fur) N.

Melissa Braun said...

I love how life can be: Even in the dark, broken aces, we can adapt and thrive. It doesn't negate any damage that has been done but life persists. Thankfully.

Amy R. said...

aw you didn't have us work for this one? :) I think it's fun!

Kristen said...

We can all identify with a little Crazy...

Kristen Y.

The Jagow Family said...

oh, this looks good! :)

michelle jagow

Jessica said...

I want to win this book!
My name is Jessica Meddick.

Tracy Miller said...

I can't wait to read this.

Nearl said...

Wow, she sounds crazy. I like that.

CariLynn said...

this book sounds riveting!! CariLynn

Kristi said...

My TBR list is going to keep me busy for the next 5 years!

Kristi Marie W.

Siobhan said...

I haven't read a multiple personality book in a while. Could be interesting.

Sherry Bercu said...

Sounds great

Dolly said...

You've collected a lot of great books for March!!

My Two Army Brats said...

I want to read this now! So if I don't win I'll probably be needing to buy it.

Michelle Best

Melissa said...

Pick me :)
tmd636

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this!
Gen K.

Holly W said...

Wow, sounds interesting.

kathygold9778 said...

Very intriguing...sounds like a great one! Thanks again!

kathygold9778

Hubbardston said...

Hey, I'm crazy. Sort of.
Kirsten R.

Hawkzter said...

I would love to read this book. There was a tv show I'm unsure if it's still on air that featured a woman who had multiple personalities. While this is a very serious condition, it made light of the situation and showed some other ways to deal with the situation. Sounds like a great read.

Juliedesigned said...

Sounds like it will be an interesting read. I would love to read it!

Chrisy Krueger said...

Yes, I love book trailers and this one is well done.

Michelle said...

I'm interested on this one - but also sorta freaked out to read anything along these lines given that Mister Man told me this week that he hears voices in his head telling him things.

Lindsay918 said...

Can't wait to read this!

Sugar__Mama said...

thanks again for the contest. please put my name in the hat.

Angie McCraine Parks said...

I hate those voices in my head.

Colleen Turner said...

Oh my this sounds like it would be very entertaining and will open the readers eye to the facts of mental health. I would love this!

Debbie said...

This one sounds really good! Thanks for the recommendation AND the contest!

Crystal said...

oooh...I'm very intrigued! Sounds like a great read!

Crystal717

Bernadette said...

CrazSounds crazy funny I'm in

Debbie said...

I'm late but I'm here!! Debydew110

Sadie said...

Fingers Crossed!

Chris said...

Sounds very interesting! Can't wait to learn more about the voices... :)

Krystal Dyer

Neckmeat said...

multiple personalities...who could ask for anything more? :)

Jules said...

All of my personalities want to read this . . .

Amanda Skarsgard said...

Not all the voices in my head are bad. They are excited about this book.

Lucy872 said...

I've always found multiple personalities an intriquing topic. I would love to see where the author takes it in this book!

grandytaiko said...

5 people living in her head?!?! Man, I have enough trouble keeping up with just my own voice, let alone the voice of 4 other people.

jeffie laura said...

I love dark comedies.

Brenda L B said...

I do find this book interesting and I loved the trailer. only because we don't have to do anything different on these comments I'm going to say: Pick me, Pick me!! Brenda L B

Tyra said...

This looks like such an original story...can't wait to read it!

Susan said...

I LIKE CRAZY!! Thanks for the great giveaways!!

Suzebomb - The Book Bag

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing. I'm picking it up even if I don't win. Thanks!

K Loeser

shopgirl said...

Seriously.. Sounds like Crazy sounds like something I must read!

Dawn Geske said...

Sounds like a crazy good read. Dawn Geske

Jen said...

I really want to read this book now!

Amy Nichole G said...

Looks like a good book!

Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

I don't want to leave just any old boring comment. So I will tell you a few random things about myself...

I'm an avid reader of all things, but especially chick lit and historical fiction. My thumbs do not match (and no, this does not interfere with my reading habit)! I live in San Antonio TX. My husband and I are so obsessed with our 2 dogs that it's probably about time we start having children (just to deal with the dog obsession). I hope this entertained you!

Kristi Hooke

EasternOregon2v said...

Might be too late, but nutella and a spoon go together like red wine and dark chocolate.

Anonymous said...

This one sounds so different than anything else I've read! I'd love to read this :)

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Anonymous said...

Another great pick!!

SPepper22

Emma S. said...

I can't wait to read this. Sounds so unique, and I have a habit of having to read the books before I see the movies!

bloggerwife said...

Craziness!
Felicia Dellis

Dawn from CA said...

Fascinating! Even if I don't win any books during these giveaways, I now have a long list of "to reads" to look forward to. Thank you!

Kate said...

I really want to read this book!
-Katie-Kat

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE BOOK-A-DAY GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY