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:
- Olokcrwck IcnerpÂ (2011) – Clockwork Prince
- Yarhr Ottper and teh Edhyatl LawhlosÂ (2007) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- RgaclngieÂ (2008) – Graceling
- Csaosr hte VniuerseÂ (2011) – Across the Universe
- Mavripe AmyedcaÂ (2007) – Vampire Academy
- RieenvdgtÂ (2011) – Divergent
- Ihtrente Osaresn HwyÂ (2007) – Thirteen Reasons Why
- Augdhetr fo Ksmeo nda OnbeÂ (2011) – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- NpdemnumoaiÂ (2012) – Pandemonium
- Naan Ddesers in ObldoÂ (2011) – Anna Dressed in Blood
- Olokcrwck Icnerp (2011)
- Yarhr Ottper and teh Edhyatl Lawhlos (2007)
- Rgaclngie (2008)
- Csaosr hte Vniuerse (2011)
- Mavripe Amyedca (2007)
- Rieenvdgt (2011)
- Ihtrente Osaresn Hwy (2007)
- Augdhetr fo Ksmeo nda Onbe (2011)
- Npdemnumoai (2012)
- Naan Ddesers in Obldo (2011)
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!
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…
Congratulations Carly! Be sure to check your email so I can get your books off to you as soon as possible. Enjoy!
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!
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…
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!
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?
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If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:
LOVER UNBOUND by J. R. Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood Challenge
STARSTRUCK by Cyn Balog
YA Paranormal Challenge
BURNOUT by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
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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