Saturday, October 23, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Cafe Press Banned Books T-Shirt

**This giveaway has ended.  The winner is commenter #11, Sudhana.  Thank you all for entering and for all the HILARIOUS puns!  I loved reading them.**

Hello again, all!  I have just come up for air after my first quarter of business school and I must say... grad school is busy.  I laugh now at my naivete in thinking I could maybe read a book a week in school.  I have not cracked open a book since mid-August, sadly, and I don't think I'll be finishing one up until probably Winter Break rolls around.  But there will be a review of a fabulous book coming up soon and today I have a giveaway!

Some time ago, I was approached by CafePress to do a giveaway here on BookLust.  I agreed immediately because I adore CafePress.  Seriously.  I am a big fan of witty, punny t-shirts, and no website does those with the panache that CafePress does.  Really, any time I recognize someone wearing a t-shirt from their site, I generally assume that I would get along quite well with that person.

So clearly, I was all about this giveaway.  I scoured the website for longer than I'd like to admit, looking for the perfect shirt to purchase and offer up to one of you.  And then I found it:

This shirt has it all!  It hits on the core of what BookLust is all about (yup, books).  It relays a positive message (banned books are good!), and it exemplifies the CafePress quirkiness that I love so much (hello, puns!).  CafePress isn't only about witty shirts, though.  It also offers millions of Christmas t-shirts, personalized ornaments and new years gifts for any brand, topic or interest!

The shirt is available in four different colors (black, blue, red and purple) and is made for men and women, so all of you can feel free to enter this giveaway!  I'll keep it open through Halloween, October 31st.  To enter, just tell me your favorite pun!


  1. Favorite pun??? But...but...what if we're really anti-pun, and we still want to win the shirt?? :D Um, my sister really liked this pun-joke when she was younger... "Why wouldn't the crab share his football? Because he was shellfish." Yeah. Lame. Seriously that's all I can think of...

    But I'd love to win this in black, if at all possible. :D

    PS - I hope grad school is fun at least, even if it's busy? Sending you good thoughts...

  2. Does open to all me little me too?

    Anyway I saw this post and wanted to stop by, hi Aarti! :D I have missed your reviews, but I can sure believe that grad school is keeping you busy.

    You wanna know some fantasy news? ;) been reading the Black Prism by Brent Weeks and it's excellent, and I got the library to buy that red wolf, ship something book.

    Oh and pun..dunno, perhaps I do not know any English ones

  3. I always liked the pun Visualize Whirled Peas.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I just got a shirt from CafePress that says "I like big books and I cannot lie". I LOVE it!
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  5. A friend of mine has done her Blog up for "Breast Cancer Awareness month" and it has pictures of owls on the top, then it says in big letters - "SAVE THE HOOTERS!"
    I love this!

    Please enter me - forevereading at gmail dot com

    I am a frequent reader of your blog! I just don't usually comment.

  6. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.

  7. I'm not much on puns but I think this one is appropriate.

    Reading whilst sunbathing makes you well-red

  8. Better Read than Dead!

    anonynamja at gmail dot com

  9. I am really bad at puns, but I will go with this one: Leave me to Read. I love this t-shirt Aarti, and I love that you hosting such a great giveaway to win it! I am going to be pointing my husband to that website when December rolls around, because I would just love to see some of those t-shirts in my stocking!! Miss you!

  10. So far whoever heard this laughed. So, I will try it on you...

    What did the fish say when it hit the wall?.....

    Dam (Damn)

  11. Mine is uber nerdy, and you already know it.

    Cations are pos(paws)itive.

    geddit, geddit? Oh god.

    capillaries connect!

  12. Anonymous10/25/2010

    Q: What do you call a man who won't sink?

    A: Bob.

    theenglishist [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. I love the shirt! My fav pun is courtesy of the brilliant Dorothy Parker...

    "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."


  14. One of my favorites is Mercutio's line in Romeo and Juliet--ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.

    Or how about--a backward poet writes inverse.

  15. Crime report: "Toilet stolen from local jail. The police have nothing to go on."

  16. I just finished grad school to become a librarian so this shirt would be perfect.

    Hmm...I am horrible at puns. I read this one once and thought it was cute:

    There was the person who sent ten different puns to his friends with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  17. A bacteria walked into a bar and the bartender said, 'We don't serve bacteria in this place.' The bacteria said, 'But I work here, I'm staph.'

    couponboss at gmail dot com

  18. LOL at the puns here! But I just wanted to say that shirt is awesome, & yes I know that the giveaway is over.
    No puns come to mind, sorry. When I left my first husband, I ran.. literally.. does that count?! Oye.


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