Mon
Jul 20 2009 9:00am
Tor.com Anniversary Giveaway #9: “Books are good for you” Threadless t-shirt and any recent hardcover of your choice

The Prize: Books are good for you! A copy of this fun Threadless t-shirt, and one recent hardcover novel of your choice (from any publisher, natch). If they’re out of your size, you can pick any other shirt on the site.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until 12pm EST on Tuesday, July 21st, to comment here. No geographic restrictions apply. You may enter yourself to win as many of these giveaways as you’d like, but if you are randomly selected as the winner you are ineligible to receive any others, so make sure to pick the ones you want!

469 comments
trattman
1. trattman
Like this one!
Richard Fife
2. R.Fife
But mom, I spoiled my appetite on TV! *whine's but reads anyway* ;)
trattman
3. KentW
Tor Books is the greatest!
MC Pye
4. Mez
Heh. Never a problem my parents had.

Happy Birthday, Tor Dot Com :)
trattman
5. Alexia561
Well, it's true....*L*
trattman
6. Tom Merritt
Then are comic books like snicker bars? Gives you a rush, but there is a crash later? :)
Jürgen Geuter
7. tante
Books are in fact good for you, I've been catching up on some Neil Gaiman lately and that's one healthy mental nutrition!
trattman
13. Robert Corr
Pick me, please.
trattman
14. februarymakeup
Oh boy, I like-a the books!
Tricia May
15. may602
I would pick a book over pie anyday...unless it was a pumpkin one...then it would be a little harder to pick the book.
Agnes Kormendi
16. tapsi
Yes, books are definitely good for me!
trattman
17. isnochys
Please, pick me!
\o/
trattman
18. JWezy
Books taste good!
trattman
19. cvrowe
Threadless and books!
trattman
20. Danae
Books printed on sugar paper.
JS Bangs
21. jaspax
Like many things that are good for you, books can be made better by adding butter, salt, and cheese!
trattman
22. WindowSeat
TV bad, books good!
Ada Kerman
24. momerath
This is perfect, because it includes a book so you can do as the shirt says.
trattman
25. Garyfury
I'm new to tor.com. It's fantastic that the site's birthday is in sync with the Apollo anniversary.
Frank Nagy
26. fjnagy
T-shirt about books. Can't have too many books.
trattman
27. SimonH
Books! Yay!
trattman
28. Samuel Undine
Good Morning Sirs, how is it that you are?
trattman
33. astrawing
It's true! Books ARE good for you!
trattman
35. Barnum004
If i win, i'll give everyone in space a puppy.
trattman
38. slartibartfast
Good books are even better.
trattman
39. dumble
Woohoo! Books *and* shirts!
trattman
42. StephB
Ooh, please! :)
trattman
43. Shaun McGregor
Boy I hope Canada is included in this rain of freebies!
trattman
44. Brad P. from NJ
TV... is the candy of information input.

Gimme a yummy, fibre-filled diet of books...
David Singleton
45. drsingleton
A new T-shirt and book! What a stellar combination!
trattman
47. dukiekirsten3
really fun shirt.
trattman
49. Melonie
The challenge here is deciding which book I want.
Katy Coole
50. k8ekol
I think I just found a birthday present for someone.
trattman
51. ribbu
You can't have too many free t-shirts.
Or free books.
trattman
52. John S.
I like reading things!
Samantha Brandt
54. Talia
If I win, I'll give you a cookie.
trattman
56. bcarman
Threadless. Still don't know what that is.
trattman
58. monchichigirl
Very cool!
trattman
61. mmoore
I'm a bookworm....may I have this shirt?
Marcus W
62. toryx
Wow, this one is even better than the Zombies t-shirt!
trattman
63. theaardvark
This doesn't appear to be working...
Mary Harwood
65. stanthedevil
@momerath The hardcover might be a little hard to digest...
trattman
66. Ron Nelson
Sweet shirt!
Kabada Kabada
67. Kabada
Why, suddenly the comment threads wake up ^^
WANT!
trattman
68. wraththu
I have a friend I'll give the shirt to if I win.
trattman
69. Eliyanna
A free book from Tor? Yes, please. :)
trattman
70. swmdilla
threadless? I dont know what that is... but i want it!
trattman
71. Katalia138
Me please
Rikka Cordin
73. Rikka
Tor, your giveaways fill me with a reckless sense of joy.
trattman
78. Dietes
Mmmmm...shirt
Wes Samson
79. poemanderror
Books are good for you except when the bookshelf collapses on top of you. Then you regret your (admittedly unwise) decision to put the big books on the top shelf.
trattman
80. Jake Miller
Tor. You are awesome. Happy Anniversary!
trattman
81. GinaS
I need a TOR book!
trattman
82. CRAusmus
That is a great T-Shirt.
trattman
83. thx1138
Really great tshirt.
trattman
86. MSG
book + t-shirt = happy.
trattman
89. John Carlucci
Pick me instead.

JDC
Angela Korra'ti
90. annathepiper
Books ARE good for you! I'm in for this one. :)
trattman
91. RedWriter
Can't beat a book and t-shirt!
boris legradic
92. borsic
Just installed a new bookshelf - coincidence? I think not!
Shelly Gallender
95. shellybean
That shirt is too cute! I hope I win it!
trattman
98. jens claessens
me too

http://www.jensclaessens.com
trattman
99. Kadere
One small step for man, one giant leap for all mankind.
trattman
100. Dhympna
Must have books....
Kerwin Miller
101. tamyrlink
Books are good! and i better win one!
trattman
103. AnarioN
Cute! Me wants!
trattman
106. mattpoll
T-shirt!
trattman
107. Maltheos
Mmm.. I live on a steady diet of books.
A. L.
108. Rymenhild
Books are good indeed. Happy birthday, Tor.
trattman
109. PresN
Commenting for a birthday present!
Adam Shaeffer
112. ashaef
That's a great shirt (and the free book sounds nice too).
trattman
113. jdm
I have a fever, and the only cure is more books.
trattman
114. Alasdair
Yes they are and not just because they're high in fibre.

Happy birthday guys:)
trattman
115. gilana
I'm hungry for books!
javier vasquez
118. javasa
This would be nice for my birthday (on the 22nd)
Rebecca A.
119. signaltonoise
I already have too many Threadless shirts, but one can never have to many hardcovers of one's choice.
trattman
120. sparksmith
Books is good eatin'. Feed your mind.
trattman
121. krereed
What a nice pairing!
trattman
122. lorrieanne m
this would be very nice. thank you.
Ellen B. Wright
124. ellenw
Books and t-shirts of books. Can't go wrong.
trattman
125. Loonier
Remember the Apollo program and the first (and subsequent) moon landings well, e.g. those maniacs on the Lunar Rover.

Happy BDay, Tor.com!
Jenn Baker
126. Shadowsedge
T-shirt and a book! I can always use more of both!
Péter Király
127. Dirky
Let's try this one. Great idea, this anniversary giveaway. :)
trattman
128. Loonier
Remember the Apollo program and the first (and subsequent) moon landings well, e.g. those maniacs on the Lunar Rover.

Happy BDay, Tor.com!
trattman
129. schiavowned
Pick me!
Michael Cummings
130. mcummings
Books are good for you. (Is this a secret plot to load test the servers btw?)
Dana Clemmons
131. whozanne
no wonder the site was so slow to load! Happy day to bibliophiles indeed!
Katrina Templeton
132. katster
Books are so good for you that you get a free book with a shirt. This is brilliant. I'm in on this one, too.

-kat
Madeleine Lee
136. keita12686
*gobbles more books* Of course they're good for you!
trattman
138. B Krueger
Free books make me happy :-)
Paul Weimer
140. PrinceJvstin
Reading is fun-damental. Science Fiction and Fantasy doubly so. ;)
trattman
141. JGM
Happy B-Day, Tor.com! Many happy returns.
trattman
142. mlc
Hyvää syntymäpäivää!
Adam Lipkin
143. yendi
Love this shirt almost as much as the other Threadless one.
trattman
144. KyleN
I want one!
Luke M
146. lmelior
Hey, is it just me or is the girl wearing this shirt in the link both kinda cute AND reading an O'Reilly Actionscript book?
trattman
149. B Krueger
Stupid me, used my old email address... ignore #138 please.
trattman
151. Fanghorn For Rest
Yeah i want this one!
trattman
152. lethalfalcon
Books *are* good. So give me another one! (Please)
Joseph Soler
153. travellinguist
Glad to know so many people still want to win books. :)
Liza .
156. aedifica
Yes, please! (And I know just what book I'd ask for.)
trattman
157. JGM
Happy birthday. Many happy returns!
Jessica Bethel
158. thessali
Books really are good for you! Have you read your daily book today?
trattman
159. Mkropp
Never thought of that as a way to open up space on the bookshelves!
Linda George
160. Lingeorge
There is no such thing as too many books.
Tomasz Galazka
161. tetrix
Considering how good the books were to me to this time, and how much I would like this state of things to continue, how could I resist?
trattman
164. elsane
Mm, fiber!
Linda Frear
168. tanguera
Waving hand. Ooh, need more books (and the t-shirt is very cool too).
Stefan Raets
172. Stefan
My birthday is in 5 days... this would be such a lovverly present!
trattman
174. mikedeepo
awesome
Paul Eisenberg
175. HelmHammerhand
Books are better for you than the internet, but the internet lets you try for free stuff.
trattman
180. Kellynn
Ohhh I think this shirt may be much more tempting than the zombie one!
trattman
181. mistbonsai
Me too!
trattman
182. bethmitcham
I want that shirt.
Amy Young
186. ceara
If books are good for you, I must be one of the healthiest people ever.
trattman
191. John Callaham
Books and T-shirts work great together
Sheila Ruth
192. SheilaRuth
I must have this for my "books" shirt collection!
trattman
193. WinespringBrother
106 days to go woot!
trattman
198. el guapo
Inigo, I hope we win.
trattman
200. Angela T.
Happy Anniversary! Great giveaways.
trattman
201. lupercus
one of those, please.
trattman
204. Rebecca Cox
Have to have a Tor book!!!
trattman
208. JGStewart
Me me me!
trattman
211. TajHQ
books are good!!
trattman
212. Meggan
These are fantastic.
trattman
215. MJ88
Hope I get it.
Marija Manojlovic
216. marijasedai
T-shirt and a free book - sure I want it!
Jaime Nichols
219. SenorJaime
More fiber than a Kindle, that's for sure.
trattman
224. leisurelyviking
Books. Yes.
Dru O'Higgins
228. bellman
I kinda like the shirt, and definitely like the book.
Sherrye Nichols
232. san301
Oh, how nice. A new book and a shirt or something to wrap it in....
Love shirt, love books.
Love Tor.com
Soon Lee
233. SoonLee
Echoing previous commenters:
"Books *are* good for you!"
Todd Johansen
234. Gher06
I'm commenting to enter the contest. ;)
trattman
238. Cory Flake
I would like that.
trattman
240. Diana Freeman
very cute shirt
Melody Siracusa
241. orionova
I love sinking my teeth into a good book.
trattman
242. casabrow
Nom nom nom.

Bookworm.
trattman
244. TheSchu
You could keep the shirt, give me the book!
trattman
247. Cassandra Yorgey
What a great giveaway!
trattman
250. SonOfTheSouth
Different book! Different shirt!
R H
254. HammerVsAx
Books are good. Better with salt, maybe a little bit of gravy.
trattman
257. BethanyAnne
Excellent.
trattman
260. Smaug
Books are good!!! Nummy fiber
trattman
261. Mickie T
Books ARE good for you. A free t-shirt and a free book are even better.
Bruce Diamond
263. bdiamond
Books are better for you than pie and milk? Maybe.
trattman
266. Admiral
I like books...and shirts... i like books with shirts.
trattman
267. lillian13
Eat dessert first!
trattman
268. LadyCrow
English teachers in the hizzouse, yo.
Michael Below
269. ediFanoB
"Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint."
Mark Twain, US humorist & novelist 1835 - 1910)
trattman
270. yantra215
books are good for you! thanks Tor!
christine frasca
271. aniera
awe they are trying to keep us healthy
trattman
276. Shiloh S.
because books ARE good for you!
trattman
279. denelian
ooh!oooooooh!

i comment!
trattman
281. SirTomster
To Comment or not to comment. That is thy questions.

oops too late.
Steven Janowsky
282. sjanowsky
Can I get my kids to wear this T-shirt?
Anouk ARNAL
286. StillCrazy
Great idea, hobbit-wise :-)
SO fly me to the moon,
or otherwise pick me up on this thread !
and happy birthday to you...
trattman
287. TartanWeaver
I work in a book store and I think they would frown on me eating any of the tasty, tasty books.
trattman
289. snipejaeg
Clothing is good for you, too
trattman
292. alwayslurking
That's a nice shirt, I'm in.
trattman
293. Jacob P. Silvia
Yum, books. :
Joe Viramontes
297. CowboyFunk
take one book daily with food, do not mix with alcohol.
Alan Petrillo
298. Wingborn
I'm a total sucker for any giveaway involving a book.
trattman
299. Lila927
Pick me, Tor.com! Thanks!
trattman
300. Shmoo
hmmm... what about "Tor.com is good for you" ?
trattman
301. Karolina
Ok, I want it! All those prizes are just great. What is the chance of getting them?
Stephen Hoover
302. Afsan
Can't go wrong giving away a book!
trattman
304. skinnypants
Yes! Another book giveaway!!
trattman
306. JoshV
Love this one.
Oliver Thiessen
307. thiess
at last, I'm no longer alone in my book-devouring!
trattman
309. Natalia
Great shirt!
trattman
310. Leo Rockway
I'd like an order of hardcover please, extra scifi :)
trattman
311. mikedmatthews
woohoo
Ted Clawson 3
313. Sea
Happy Anniversary Tor and continued success
Jerel Crosland
314. jerel2u
Mmmm! Books are delicious! The girl holding the book looks delicious too! I mean, she's holding an O'Reilly title! (Apache maybe?) What's not to like?
trattman
318. ArtfulMagpie
Books ARE good for you, and good tasting, too! (Metaphorically speaking, of course!)
trattman
319. mmccoola
When I was little my mom would pull books away from my brother and me so that we would stop reading long enough to eat dinner.
trattman
321. Nemene
LET ME WIN.
trattman
322. margaret Rutledge
Happy Birthday to you!
trattman
323. ppint.
"devoured shakespeare at an early age
- in a tasty leather binding..."
Steve Sedlmeyer
325. bigbubba65
I'd pick a Tor book so Tor should pick me
Liviania Smith
326. Liviania
I love Threadless. The shirts are adorable.
Barbara Elness
329. barbed1951
Love the shirt "Books are good for you," and I so agree!
John S Costello
331. joxn
Though I never needed convincing of this as a kid...
Pam Pellini
333. virgo33
Yep, I agree, books are good for you!
trattman
336. tan42
Happy Anniversary!
trattman
337. nalattam
yay books!
trattman
339. ChrisSF
Even cuter than the other shirt giveaway!
Anne Guglik
340. catseyes818
My mom would think this stuff was perfect for me.
trattman
341. dark soda
I want it!
les kaye
342. hapax
Entering contests is good for you!
Yitzchak Schwarz
343. shyisc
My mom used to say I eat books for breakfast. She'll get a good laugh from this.
trattman
345. Bethanyfig
You are what you eat?
Brandy Thomas
349. Roese
Of course books are good for you. Too bad so many don't realize it.
SP Kelly
350. SPKelly
You don't need to convince me of this.
trattman
352. editorchere
Love Tor books!
trattman
353. kfish
Words of wisdom.
Pat Knuth
354. Laina
Wish I'd had this one when Mom was hiding my library books so I would do chores.
trattman
356. Geraldine
Hmm...they actually are out of my size so I'll consider this another crack at the zombie shirt. ;)
trattman
357. gbm
Yes, they are.
trattman
359. Charles G. Childers
Thanks!
L K
360. ayo
Book + pie = win. Obviously.
Mark Chu-Carroll
361. MarkCC
Books is good, teach you speak good engish.
trattman
364. jwilson
Nice shirt. Thanks!
trattman
365. Corvus
I don't know if I could pull off a shirt which makes books look less than tasty, what with how often my nose is buried in one. ;)
trattman
367. Kelaine
Books have a lot of fibre in them! Heehee!
trattman
373. Wyndhammer
free books ftw!
trattman
374. Noblehunter
Mmm.... Books.
trattman
375. marchon2884
What the t-shirt says is true. Listen to the shirt. LISTEN!

*considers the fact that he's preaching to the crowd. This is, after all, a blog about sci-fi/fantasy and books.*

:)
trattman
376. sarach
They certainly are!
trattman
377. DonnaBL
Happy Anniversary!
trattman
380. w86
free books are great
trattman
384. jon42
Reading is Fundemental
trattman
385. Librarianguish
Books ARE very good for you!!!
Eldwin Truong
387. eltzjy
Could use another geeky T-shirt.
trattman
389. lafemme
Thinking of all the times I have spent money on books rather than food.....*sigh*
trattman
391. andhat
Books are good for you!
Nerissa Montgomery
392. smirkingrevenge
Tasty, tasty, tasty. A book a day keeps the smirking bibliophile a very happy camper indeed.
trattman
393. nulaura
yay clothes
trattman
395. susgod
I LOVE hardcover SF books. Ummm, Yummy!
trattman
396. Bruce Coleman
I'll take that in a xxl
Paul Meyer
398. pmrabble
You can never have too many books - they keep the house from floating away.
trattman
399. digitalbeachbum
Why I am not sleeping yet?
trattman
400. Chixie
Large, please
Chris Taylor
401. Sidereal
Books ARE good for you. Lots of fiber.
trattman
405. Annette Chambers
Book! Book! :)
trattman
408. tlight
Books help you grow up big and strong! Happy Birthday Tor.com
aimee whitcroft
409. keela
i know books are good for me. a t-shirt would help me spread the message
Tsana Dolichva
411. Tsana_D
Hehe, Threadless is full of amusing T-shirts.
trattman
412. Derek J. Goodman
Eat book. Yep yep yep yep yep yep.
trattman
413. Llehn
Bring on the books!
Tracy Golladay
414. ojisama
please o please give this to me, my mother actually made me eat a book once.
trattman
416. johntheirishmongol
Im in
trattman
418. Jonah Von Spreecken
dessert is good for you too.
trattman
419. bagzlightyear
congratulations TOR! i expect more good books from you in the coming years
trattman
420. LawyerKevin
Sweet!
trattman
421. kibrika
Cool shirt:)
trattman
423. tallcedars
With fudge sauce?
trattman
424. Phandy
Another Tee-shurt!
SWEET
trattman
425. Karen Babcock
Great shirt
Julia Wainwright
427. sheldrake
I do like how easy these competitions are to enter. :)
trattman
429. Belinda M
Books and tees are my cup of tea.
trattman
433. disembodiedspirit
What's the best moon book out there? Any thoughts?
Kevin Maroney
434. womzilla
I knew books were good for something!
Twila Price
435. anderyn
The books have to be good for you!
socrate badeau
436. socrate
Book are great, I truly love them. Hope my children learn to love them too
Melissa Walters
438. ladytwinoaks
Happy Anniversary!! I just don't like books when the get moldy.
trattman
439. Abhishek
Contest entry! :)
trattman
441. Rylie
Enter me, please!
Joseph Fontenot
443. Joezilla
Paperbacks don't taste very good boiled.
trattman
449. J.C. Stoner
Awesome.
Rich Gold
450. richg25
Thanks for the chance to participate!
trattman
452. Christi Koenig
I like this shirt! And free books are never a bad thing.

Happy anniversary, Tor!
wendy isicson
455. wi4
cute, i promise to wear it in the library
trattman
456. 3Charles
Totally great for my friend Jess
trattman
457. juliamd
Want! Very cute, and very true!
Janet Kegg
458. jmk
Another t-shirt I'd love to have.
Jon Throop
460. Throopish
It seems like there are infinite books I want to read and 0 time or money to read them all. I love you TOR.
Janice Hodghead
461. bastjan
bastjan

Another T-shirt I would love to wear & my wish list is very long.
trattman
462. goldendelicious
I think I need this shirt.
trattman
464. apt2501
Happy Birthday, please.
trattman
467. Alex C Telander
Here's hoping, happy Moon day everyone!

Alex C. Telander
BookBanter: Author Interview and Book Review Podcast
trattman
468. Pysul
I enjoy books.
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