Archives for December 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday by @parajunkee & @alisoncanread

Last week I had so much fun with this! I read so many great book-loving-blogs!

Yay for Parajunkee & Alison Can Read!

Now I’m back for more Follow Friday fun!

This week’s question is a tough one for me!

Q: If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?

Wow! Just one? Boo!

My first two thoughts were Harry Potter & the world of Mortal Instruments! Both are amazing worlds full of endless depth & magic! Oh, how I long to be magical…for as long as I can remember, actually!

But to choose Harry or Jace…hmmmm. Tough call!

Both are magical, mysterious, and super awesome!

I may need to think on this for a while longer!

What book world would you choose?

2012 YA Contemporary Challenge! @katiesbookblog

I’m joining the 2012 YA Contemporary Challenge on Katie’s Book Blog!

I will be picking my books soon & updating this post.
I can’t wait to read new YA in 2012! I’m going for Level 3, which is 15+.
I hope you join me!
Check it out here: http://www.katiesbookblog.com/2011/11/2012-ya-contemporary-challenge.html

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012 @BaffledBooks – Count me in!

Lisa at Baffled Books is hosting the Speculative Fiction Challenge for 2012.

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

I read a lot of Dystopian, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy. So, I figured I’d just go for it!

This year I decided to set a yearly goal to read 100 books + the year.

So, in 2011 I read 111 books.

In 2012, my goal will be 112 books.

With this in mind, I am going to pledge to read at the Nirvana Level of the Speculative Fiction Challenge. This is 24 novels. I have a feeling that I will probably end up in the Obsessed range (48 Speculative Fiction novels).

Why don’t you join me?!

Check out the Speculative Fiction Challenge at Baffled Books!

Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosted by @parajunkee & @alisoncanread

Today I am…trying something new! Follow My Book Blog Friday! Sounds super fun!

I’m totally confused, but I’m just going for it!
Two of my fave book bloggers, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read host this weekly Feature & Follow.

I’m jumping right in this week! 

The question of the week is:

When you’ve read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)

Since I’m a teacher, I usually end up bringing the books I read to school. I read mostly YA & MG. Almost everything I read is OK for middle schoolers. When I really love a book, I will keep a copy and buy another for my classroom. I visit the libraries at least once a week, too. So I have to give those back!

What do you do when you finish a book? 

I hope you join me by clicking away and checking out all of these great Book Bloggers! 

Rot & Ruin & Coffee & The Doctor!

I am reading Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. I love it! I just finished Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, so I guess you could say I’m on a bit of a zombie kick!
I love coming home after work, getting into my cozie clothes, making a cup of chai in my K-9 mug, & snuggling on the sofa with my book & my Yankee cat.

What are you reading?

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Clockwork Prince Bling! Also, a WITHER movie…yup! Totally happening! @cassieclare & @LaurenDeStefano ROCK!

Wow! I have been glued to Clockwork Prince & loving it! It is so awesome! Cassandra Clare totally rocks!

Clockwork Prince 5 Bling Book!

Also, Lauren DeStefano announced that Wither is going to be a movie. FOR REAL LIFE! A movie!

And, I just know it in my heart, that she will make sure it is a super awesome totallly Wither-worthy one, too!

Check out the announcement in Variety here: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047405

Here’s some Wither Bling to get you excited!  Really, if you haven’t read Wither yet…well, get up and do it now! Right now!

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Wither Bling...too bad there is a 5 Bling limit!

2,000 Tweets Winner Announced!

I love Twitter! I have learned more there in the past year than I have from any other source!

But, I was shocked as I approached 2,000 Tweets! That’s a lot!

So, I decided that I’d give a prize away to celebrate my…ummm…chattiness in the Twittervesre.

I picked a winner randomly from the last 100 @ohmandee replies leading up to my 2,000 tweet! I used www.random.org & it was super easy & super fun!

So…the winner is: @ChasingAmyK

Amy, email or DM me your address to claim your prize!

YAY! I won awesome books from @YABookshelf

I went a little contest crazy the other night. I wan to have a contest here, so I wanted to see what the other awesome bloggers were doing. While I was there, I figure, HEY! I like to win stuff! So I entered away.

And I got some awesome news from YA Bookshelf: I WON, I WON, I WON! 

I can’t wait to read these awesome books by some amazing authors.

Check them out:

YA Bookshelf Books I Won

Thanks again to YA Bookshelf for the fun contest, great books, and super fabulous blog!

I can’t wait to host a cool giveaway soon!