Free eBooks (FREE!) from Free Par-tay! YAY!

Free Par-tay (isn’t that a fun name!) has FREE eBooks for March Lucky Days!

How awesome! http://www.freepartay.com/

In June, they run a super fun Blog Tour de Force Cage Match, which you should also check out!

So fun, right?!

Go get those free books! They have everything from Romance to Zombies, to Paranormal, to YA!

Free is always better! =)

Have an awesome day!

1Q84-Really Awesome! Really Long!

1Q84

I’ve been wanted to read 1Q84 for a while, but there are so many awesome books out there that I couldn’t commit to such a long read (it is actually 3 books in one).

I put my name on the waiting list for the audio books at the library and just figured I’d see how I felt when my turn came around. I picked up the giant double pack of discs, 38 in all, on the same day that I finished listening to Fahrenheit 451. I figured I’d give it a try and just return it if it wasn’t for me. Especailly after such an awesome audio (I actually missed my turn last week because I was so into Fahrenheit 451 & I’m still getting teased about it!).

It didn’t even take a full disc to hook me! This book is amazing!  I love it so much. And I’m already on the 4th cd.The story is so intriguing. Here’s what GoodReads has to say about it:

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. 

As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.

A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

Have you read 1Q84? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think you might give it a try?

Challenge Time: Chick Loves Lit’s Completely Contemp Challenge 2012 #CCC

I’m totally into Reading Challenges this year! I think you should be, too!

I’ve signed up for the AWESOME Chick Loves Lit’s Completely Contemp Challenge 2012.

The challenge is to read books from 2010, 2011, & 2012.  It will help cut down my TBR piles from past years a bit & still read all of the exciting books being released in 2012!

I’m planning to read 25 books towards this challenge, but I bet I will end up reading more.

My personal goal for 2012 is to read 112 books! (1oo+the current year=math even I can handle!).

This is a total Book-Win-Win Situation!

Here is the beautiful challenge Banner! I hope you join me in this super cool Contemp Challenge!!

Completely Contemp Challenge 2012

Follow Friday from @parajunkee & @alisoncanread

I have found so many awesome blogs and added some AMAZING books to my (ginormous) TBR pile by participating in Follow My Book Blog Friday! Parajunkee & Alison Can Read totally ROCK for hosting!

This week’s question is:

Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

My answer: UGH! Too many. I’d have to go into my super secret hiding places & really fess up if I were to give an accurate number. Let’s just say Schmoopy would not be amused! And I’m not even going to think about the huge number of books on my iPad or audio books that I’ve got or the number of books that I’ve requested from the library! OMG, or the number of to-read books on Goodreads! Double UGH!

I’m going with over 100 and just leaving it at that! (I know I kinda cheated!!)

Follow My Book Blog Friday by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

Don’t forget to check out Parajunkee, Alison Can Read, and the two featured bloggers Book Den and Pawing Through Books!

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!

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!

Wither

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

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!