Simon vs. The Week-Long Celebration: Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the first in what will be a week-long series of posts in celebration of Becky Albertalli’s forthcoming 2015 debut, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda! Set to be released tomorrow on April 7th, 2015, this novel is one that I haven’t been able to stop talking about since I first read it back in August 2014 and it is my honour to support this wonderful novel and its equally wonderful author in whatever small way I can. I’ve recommended this book to my family, my friends, and to strangers both online and off, and I will not rest until everyone I know reads (and adores) it as much as I do. To kick off this week’s festivities, today I’m hosting a giveaway which includes a signed edition of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda as well as a number of items I ordered and had custom-made on Etsy. Read on to learn a little more about the prizes and how to enter today’s contest!

Title Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author Becky Albertalli
Pages 320 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance, LGBTQ
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publisher On April 7th, 2015
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.comBarnes & NobleIndieBound

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out — without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

One lucky winner will win a gift box containing the following items:

● One signed edition of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
● One custom-made Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda-themed necklace
● One Oreo and milk-themed ring
● One Oreo and milk-themed candle
● Four Oreo-themed soaps

All items were selected and purchased by me and I can personally attest to their quality. My only regret is that I didn’t purchase an additional set for myself!

This contest will run from April 6th – April 20th, 2015 and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

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50 responses to “Simon vs. The Week-Long Celebration: Giveaway”

  1. This book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it! Thanks for an incredibly generous giveaway! 😀
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  2. Sandy S. says:

    I eat my Oreos the only way to eat them, I eat the top chocolate piece first than I eat the rest of it like it is a separate cookie. So it’s like getting two cookies in one!

  3. Erol Nathaniel Rico says:

    Makes me want to have a break while munching on some Oreos and Resses while reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.

  4. I think I have a variety of ways in which I eat my oreos, but one way I enjoy it is by crushing it into these big chunks and serving it with some cold milk and voila, I gots myself some Oreo cereal! SUPER YUM!!!

    I also like to eat my Oreos alone… *Golem voice* MY PRECIOUS
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  5. Raffy Perez says:

    OREOS. <3
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  6. Dianne says:

    This might be gross but I lick the cream then shove it on my mouth and chomp on it!

    So excited for Simon Vs! Everyone loves it and I can’t wait to read it too so *crossing my fingers*
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  7. jamie says:

    Dying to read this book… also, not sure I trust myself *not* to eat one of those prizes.

  8. Schen says:

    1. Remove top cookie.
    2. Collect ALLLLL cream.
    3. Compress with last cookie.
    4. Gobble.
    Yeah, that’s right!
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway though.

  9. In order to ensure successful Oreo consumption, I must take the cookie apart, peel the cream off of it, eat the two biscuits and then devour the cream last cause it’s the best part.

    I’m so excited to read this novel because I’ve heard nothing but great things from the people who’ve read it!
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  10. Melissa says:

    I twist my Oreos apart and eat one half at a time. It’s best when equal amounts of the cream filling are on each cookie!

  11. Suzi says:

    I take them apart and eat the middle first then dunk the cookie bits (double stuffs are the best!)

  12. Katy Manck says:

    I just love this book & am featuring Simon on on April 22 ascthe S post for April AtoZ Challenge!

    Of course, it’s essential to twist open the Oreo, scrape off the cream with one’s teeth, debate on whether or not to get all those choco-crumbs stuck in one’s teeth, make final decision on cookie consumption based on how much milk is left in the mug!
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  13. Ariana says:

    I like to eat my Oreos any way. Whether it’s plain or with some milk.

  14. Tiffany says:

    I split my Oreos in half, eat the cream, and throw the cookies away usually haha

  15. Liezl says:

    Oreos- crush a whole lot of em and make them as toppings to graham cakes, added with blueberries, strawberries and cranberries! <3

  16. Denisa says:

    I like to eat mine with Cookies and Cream icecream, crush some Oreos on top, and then scoop that onto a double stuf’d and eat it.

  17. Sarah says:

    So excited to read this book! I eat my Oreos my dropping a bunch in my glass of milk and letting them soak for a few minutes till they are nice and crumbly.

  18. Liezl says:

    Oreos- crush whole lot of them and put them as toppings to a blueberry/ strawberry/ cranberry smoothie. Eat! Enjoy! And laugh like you don’t care! 🙂

  19. Eileen says:

    Boring old me likes to eat it all together. Sometimes I take the top off and lick the cream though. It’s fun 😀 Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
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  20. Clarisa Ramirez says:

    I twisted apart, the cream inside, & toss the cookie in milk.

  21. Natalie H says:

    I like my oreos plain or in milk. Or covered in chocolate. Yum.

  22. Jenna says:

    I eat my Oreos the boring way. I gobble them down in one go so that I can get to the next one faster!!

  23. nes says:

    Open the Oreo carefully, lick one side of cream so the layer is thin, stick em together, dip in milk

  24. Nicole says:

    I eat my Oreos with peanut butter for the most part. Every once in a while, I will dip them in milk, but peanut butter is definitely my go to!
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  25. Nadia says:

    I like to eat the chocolate part and leave the white part for someone else 🙂

  26. Jacquelyn Peters says:

    How I like to eat oreos?
    Pull them apart, lick the cream then eat the cookie! (unless if they’re birthday cake oreos, then i eat the cookie normally icing is too sweet and the chocolate cookie is amazing w it)

  27. Jacquelyn Peters says:

    Also, how will we find out if we’ve been chosen?

  28. Breenah says:

    I prefer to eat my Oreos in secret so I don’t have to share.

  29. Devin says:

    Can’t have oreos unfortunately…I have ot eatgluten free!

  30. Susan T. says:

    I eat my Oreos crumbled in a milkshake!

  31. Maraia says:

    I always twist my Oreos in half and eat the pieces separately. Yum!

  32. Adrian says:

    I binge eat my Oreos while binge watching something on Netflix or Hulu…
    Apparently I’m into binging stuff.
    I don’t eat them while reading cuz I don’t like getting my books dirty…

  33. C.M. Lloyd says:

    This is probably the most adorable giveaway I’ve seen.

    I dunk my Oreos in milk and cram them as fast as possible in my mouth. I have zero idea how to make a package of Oreos last for more than ten minutes.

    I miss the Oreo-O’s cereal.
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  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Jen! I can’t wait to read this one! And I can only eat oreos if they’ve been drowned in milk. I’m a soft cookie kind of girl! 😀
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  35. Callie says:

    i eat the creme first and then eat the cookies like a sandwich

  36. I eat my Oreos like regular cookies. I know that’s weird. I like the mix of the chocolate and cream. =)
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  37. Summer says:

    Pull them apart, eat the plain cookie first, then the one with the cream on it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Carolyn says:

    I eat my oreos by dipping them in milk until they almost fall apart. Then you keep eating Oreos until you run out of milk. The motto is no sipping, only dipping. Sometimes you eat the whole box, but who’s really complaining? 😉 🙂

  39. Kimberly says:

    I like to eat my Oreos just as they are with a glass of milk. I also liked them in ice cream.

  40. Holly J says:

    My answer is going to be oh so lame. I don’t eat Oreos a certain way, but I do like to drink milk with them. 🙂
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  41. Laura says:

    Oreos: split them apart and lick off the cream, then eat the cookies

  42. Amber says:

    I eat my oreos by either….

    A. Dipping them in milk until they get soft enough to almost break and then eat it.


    B. With peanut butter! Because, let’s face it, The Parent Trap made me do a lot of things.

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  43. Caryn S says:

    I eat them straight up!

  44. Manuel S. says:

    I’m all about the Oreo milkshakes.

  45. Aila says:

    I eat my oreos the way the Cookie Monster eats cookies – scarfing them down my throat, one after the other. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  46. Grace Radford says:

    I don’t actually eat Oreos anymore ( I’m lactose intolerant) but back when I did I would break them apart, lick the frosting off, then put the cookies back together and eat those. 🙂

  47. Hannah says:

    i like to eat my Oreos by just eating the cookie and disregarding the filling!

  48. Daniella says:

    I eat my oreos by dunking them in milk first.

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