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!

 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is ROCKING MY FACE OFF!

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I have been waiting for this book forever. FOREVER! I’m so excited to finally have be able to have Shatter Me Bling!
I really considered taking a day off from work to stay in bed and read.  I didn’t…but I really wanted to!!
I was hooked from the first words. I have to drag myself away from it in the mornings to get to work. Schmoopy has pulled it off of my sleeping face several times when I’ve been up too late reading it!

Love, love, love Shatter Me! Tahereh Mafi totally rocks for creating this terrifying amazing word of Juliette & The Reestablishment.

Shatter Me is such a 5 Bling Book!

2,000 Tweets! Prize Worthy!

I have tweeted almost 2,000 times! Wow…That is pretty prize worthy! When I hit 2,000, I will randomly select one awesome winner (from the last 100 that @ me using a random # generator) for a prize that is going to be amazing!

Talk to me, Twitter!
@ohmandee

New AS King and Heather Brewer Bling!

Oh my AWESOME!

Everybody Sees the Ants

The Slayer Chronicles

A Few of My Faves Bling! TOMS, Books, Giving Back, & Bling!

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

This has Win-Win written all over it!

I bought a pair of Carpe Diem TOMS (which are totally adorable & comfy!), they give a pair of shoes to a kid who needs them, I get amazing shoes, AND they send me a book!

Oh. My. AWESOME!

How is that not the most fab thing EVER!

Get a pair of awesome TOMS here! 

Buy the book (they donate a book & 50% of the proceeds)