All Male Review Challenge Giveaway Hop Winner!

 
 
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway in the All Male Review Challenge Giveaway Hop. I hope you had fun and are enjoying the challenge! I had 51 entries and picked a winner using Random.org.
 
The winner of the new paperback of Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is… 
 
DANIELLE!
 
Congratulations Danielle! Please check your email so I can get your book to you as soon as possible!

 

All Male Review Challenge Giveaway Hop!

 
 
Buckle up, ladies and gents, because the All Male Review Challenge Giveaway Hop has arrived! This challenge and hop are all about spreading the love for young adult books featuring male protagonists or written by male authors.
 
I’m giving away the new paperback of Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake! This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.
 
 
This giveaway, as with all of the giveaways in the hop, runs from July 1-7. Winner will be announced on July 8 and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, I reserve the right to pick a new winner. 
 
Ready? To enter, fill out the FORM HERE. 
 
When you’re finished, be sure to hop around to visit the other giveaways!

 
 
 
 

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Spring Blog Carnival Winner!

 

There were 961 entries in my Spring Blog Carnival givewaway! Most people got tripped up by the one-word titles, but I had no idea how hard or easy it would be, so thanks for bearing with my first attempt at a word scramble and for playing. After running all of the correct entries through Random.org, the winner is…

Congratulations Maly! Be sure to check your email so I can get your books off to you as soon as possible. Enjoy!

The correct answers were:

  1. Olokcrwck Icnerp (2011) – Clockwork Prince
  2. Yarhr Ottper and teh Edhyatl Lawhlos (2007) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  3. Rgaclngie (2008) – Graceling
  4. Csaosr hte Vniuerse (2011) – Across the Universe
  5. Mavripe Amyedca (2007) – Vampire Academy
  6. Rieenvdgt (2011) – Divergent
  7. Ihtrente Osaresn Hwy (2007) – Thirteen Reasons Why
  8. Augdhetr fo Ksmeo nda Onbe (2011) – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  9. Npdemnumoai (2012) – Pandemonium
  10. Naan Ddesers in Obldo (2011) – Anna Dressed in Blood

Spring Blog Carnival – Contortionist Booth

 
Step right up, folks! The second annual Spring Blog Carnival is here, hosted by Lori from Pure Imagination, Candace from Candace’s Book Blog, and Angela at Reading Angel. All week long, you can visit different booths sponsored by your favorite book bloggers, where you can enter giveaways and compete in carnival games to win all sorts of bookish goodies. Check out the Carnival Map to find the booths that interest you!
 
You’ve arrived at the contortionist booth! Witness the awe-inspiring backbends, the cringe-inducing positions, and the mind-blowing twists these book titles have gotten themselves into. It’s madness! You won’t believe your eyes! Tuck your children’s faces into your skirts, ladies, because these sights are not for the easily frightened. 
 
For this contortionists’ challenge, you must unscramble the following well-known young adult book titles. There are ten titles listed, and for each title you correctly guess, you gain one entry into the giveaway. Get all ten right? That’s ten chances to win! To enter, simply leave a comment listing your guesses, along with your name and email address. Comments will be moderated for the duration of the challenge to prevent cheating. When the carnival is over, I’ll approve all of the comments for viewing, and post the correct answers. Be sure to come back to see how you did!
 
Think you’re a brave one, then? Well, come on in…if you dare.
  1. Olokcrwck Icnerp (2011)
  2. Yarhr Ottper and teh Edhyatl Lawhlos (2007)
  3. Rgaclngie (2008)
  4. Csaosr hte Vniuerse (2011)
  5. Mavripe Amyedca (2007)
  6. Rieenvdgt (2011)
  7. Ihtrente Osaresn Hwy (2007)
  8. Augdhetr fo Ksmeo nda Onbe (2011)
  9. Npdemnumoai (2012)
  10. Naan Ddesers in Obldo (2011)
*Hint* Spacing is correct, but the capitalization may not be applied to the correct letter in the jumbled form. I’ve also included the publication year to help if you get stuck – it’s defaulted to be hidden, but you can highlight it to get the hint.
 
The winner will be chosen at random from the pool of correct answers by all entrants. It is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to you. The winner of the contortionist carnival game will win two books of their choice from the following list that features books with big twist endings:
This giveaway, and all of the giveaways in the carnival, run from May 7-13. Winner will be announced on May 15 and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, I reserve the right to pick a new winner. 
 
When you’re finished, be sure to hop around to visit the other booths:

Winner of the Ruby’s Reads Giveaway Hop

Ruby's Reads

There were 75 entries in my Ruby’s Reads Birthday Givewaway for $20 worth of books (gift card or Book Depository), and after running them through Random.org, the winner is…

Congratulations Birgit! Be sure to check your email so I can get your prize to you as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Ruby’s Birthday Giveaway Hop!

Ruby's Reads
It’s time for another giveaway! My dear friend Ruby over at Ruby’s Reads is celebrating her birthday by hosting a giveaway hop for bookish goodies. Of course I had to join the fun!
Since birthdays are all about getting what YOU want, I’m giving away $20 in books of the winner’s choice. This giveaway is open internationally, so the giveaway will be in the form of an Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card where possible, or up to $20 in books from The Book Depository. You’re the winner – you choose!
This giveaway, and all of the giveaways in the hop, run from April 12-24. Winner will be announced on April 25 and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, I reserve the right to pick a new winner. 
Ready? To enter, fill out the FORM HERE
When you’re finished, be sure to hop around to visit the other giveaways!

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Banned Books Hop Giveaway Winner!

The Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & I Read Banned Books is officially over. Thank you to everyone who participated, and welcome new followers!

There were 206 entries in my givewaway for The Hunger Games and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from The Book Depository, and after running them through Random.org, the winner is…

Carly Waid!

Congratulations Carly! Be sure to check your email so I can get your books off to you as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & I Read Banned Books! There are over 250 blogs signed up for this giveaway hop, and each of them is giving away some book-related prize. This hop is celebrating Banned Books Week, so lots of hosts are featuring banned books or related information. Included below is the Linky for this hop, so be sure to check out all of the other awesome giveaways!

My giveaway is for two frequently banned books: The Hunger Games (one of my all-time favorites) and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (a National Book Award winner and one I hope to read soon) AND it is open internationally! If The Book Depository ships to you, you can enter! As always, you must be at least 13 years old to enter, and only one entry per person.

Following is not required. This giveaway is open from 9/24 to 10/1, and the winner will be announced on 10/2. To enter, fill out the form below. Good luck!

Don’t forget to hop around to the other giveaways!

River of Time Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered my River of Time series giveaway! The results have been tabulated, and with a little help from Random.org, the winners are…

Congratulations Denise and Michelle! Be sure to check your email so I can get your books out to you as soon as possible. Happy reading!

Not a winner? Starting tonight at midnight, I’m participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer! and Jen at I Read Banned Books. It’s running all week long, so be sure to check back here to enter!

TGIF at GReads! (13) & Weekly Recap

This Friday blog hop is run by Ginger at GReads! (who also created this beautiful button). Each week she posts a new question for us to ponder. Click the button to join in!

This week’s question is:

Book Disappointments: Have you ever come across a book you were so stoked to read, but it failed miserably in your eyes?
Isn’t that the worst feeling ever? I’ve definitely had some that stick out from recent memory. Between by Cynthia Tefft – I thought it would be like a young Outlander style book and I was so excited to read it…and then it offended me and I ended up not enjoying it after all. So sad.

Another big one? Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. It was such a disappointing ending to the build up of the previous three books. Why the random shift to Jacob’s perspective? It irked me to no end that the middle third of the book just jumps away from the action. And after all their chaste waiting-for-marriage crap, I found the love scene less than desirable – and then she IMMEDIATELY becomes pregnant? Ack! No! Bad bad bad! And let’s not even get into the horror show that was the birth scene, or Bella’s fate as super vampire who needs no training, or the creep factor of Renesmee. I was such a fan of Twilight, and to have the series reduced to this crazy whacked out soap opera mess at the end really upset me.

In all seriousness, I could have a conversation for days about that book. Hit me up in chat if you ever want to get me going.

What books have disappointed you?


My weekly recap is inspired by the phenomenally talented, kind and generous Small Review. If you are not already following her, you are really missing out. Also, have I mentioned how much I love Cool Text? They’re the folks that allow me to make these cool (and simple) text buttons – for FREE!

If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:

Reviews
LOVER UNBOUND by J. R. Ward
2/5 stars
Black Dagger Brotherhood Challenge

STARSTRUCK by Cyn Balog
3/5 stars
YA Paranormal Challenge

BURNOUT by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
3/5 stars

Giveaways
Win the River of Time series!
I’m picking TWO winners for a complete set of Lisa T. Bergren’s River of Time series and signed bookmarks.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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