Thursday, October 6, 2011

Read-a-Thon: CANCELLED!!!!!

Under much consideration, I have decided to cancel the Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon. Only ten people signed up total (including myself) and I don't think it would be worth it with just that amount of people.

I'm so sorry to everyone who was looking forward to it, and for telling you guys so late. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and if you want to join a read-a-thon, My Shelf Confessions is hosting the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon from October 21 to October 23. If you want more info go here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Recreate A Cover Contest (Princess Bookie)

Right now I'm really busy with school and I just got a new job (my first job) so I'm pretty busy. But I took some time out of studying to recreate a cover for Princess Bookie's Contest Craze. I love doing these, and so I came up with a cover design for: Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

Here is the original cover:

And then here is the cover I created (I hope you like it!):
photo credit:

I hope everyone is having fun with Contest Craze!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Prizes for Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon

Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon

Here are the prizes for the Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon (this list may change at any time):

1.) Pure by Julianna Baggott (ARC) + swag
2.) Fracture by Megan Mirandad (ARC) + swag
3.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis (ARC) + swag
4.) Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (paperback) + swag
5.) Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (paperback) + swag
6.) Never Bite a Boy on the First Date by Tamara Summers (paperback) + swag
7.) Dark Guardian #1: Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne (paperback) + swag
8.) $10 e-gift card
9.) $10 e-gift card
10.) $10 e-gift card

Here are the blogs signed up to do mini challenges for the Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon (this list may change at any time):

1.) Memrie @ DarkAngel88
2.) Alexa @ Pages of Forbidden Love
3.) Jess @ From Me to You...Video, Photography, & Book Reviews
4.) Zoey @ Zoey's Uncreatively Titled Blog

The Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon starts on October 7th at 5pm (central time) and will end on October 9th at 11:59 pm (central time). This will be a 55 hour event with many giveaways and mini challenges. For more information and to sign up to participate go to this BLOG POST. To participate, all you have to do is add your blog link to the linkey on the BLOG POST. And if you want to host a mini challenge during this read-a-thon you can fill out the form on the BLOG POST.

Thank again everyone! I will be posting further information about the Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon when the date comes closer.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon Sign Ups

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and Read-a-Thons are one of my favorite blog events. So, I am putting them together and hosting the...
 Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon
October 7th - October 9th

This read-a-thon will start on October 7th at 5pm (central time) and will end on October 9th at 11:59 pm (central time). This will be a 55 hour event! I hope everyone signs up and has a wonderful time.

There will be lots of giveaways and mini-challenges!

1.) Sign up using the linkey below with your name and blog
ex: Morgan @ Smitten With Books
2.) You must create a starting post (on October 7th) before you start the read-a-thon stating which books you hope to get through.
3.) You must create an Update post after each day. There will be 3 total (one for Friday night, one for Saturday Night, and one for Sunday night). The one for Sunday night will also be the read-a-thon ending post where you can state which books you have read.
4.) You don't have to read Halloween influenced/scary books. You can read anything you want, but if you want to stick around the Halloween theme, go ahead!

You can also create a blog post right now, letting everyone know you will be apart of this read-a-thon! 
Just grab the button and post it in your blog post or on your sidebar. Here is the Scaredy Books Read-a-Thon button:

I will be hosting many mini challenges where you can win books and swag. I am also giving the opportunity for those interested to host mini challenges on their own blogs. I just ask that those of you who do sign up to host a mini challenge on your blog, to please supply the books, swag, or giftcards for the mini challenges.


Sign up using the linkey below to participate in this read-a-thon! Thank you everyone who participates and/or hosts a mini challenge on their own blogs. I really appreciate it. I will be updating about the read-a-thon when the date becomes closer!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Contest Craze Mini Challenge: Top 5 Books

Contest Craze (Hosted by Princess Bookie) has finally started and today marks the day for the first mini challenge!

2012 Releases That I'm Most Looking Forward To

1. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting 
This is the third novel in The Body Finder series. I can't wait to find out how Violet and Jay's relationship continues! 

2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
This is the second novel in The Delirium series. The ending of Delirium had a super duper cliff hanger so can't wait to see how everything pans out.

3. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
I love Kimberly Derting (see number 1) and am excited to read a book that isn't in her Body Finder series.

4.) In Too Deep by Mandy Hubbard (written as Amanda Grace). I'm in love with Mandy's You Wish novel, and haven't gotten an opportunity to read any of her other published work. I think I'll kick it off with this one.

5.) Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard. I love bad boys and this sounds like a bad-boyish novel, so what's not to love? Very excited for this release, out in the summer of 2012.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Squeaky Books Giveaway! Birthday Bash 2011!

I'm hosting a contest as part of

Enna Isilee's Birthday Bash 2011

Presented by Squeaky Books

From August 22nd until September 22nd Enna Isilee at Squeaky Books is having a HUGE bash to celebrate her birthday! There’s a giveaway nearly EVERY DAY, tons of author interviews, and guest posts from a bunch different YA book bloggers. And I get to host a contest!

I get to give away a copy of Plain Kate by Erin Bow! Entering is simple, just fill out the form (with optional bonus entries). You have until September 21st at 11:59 MST to enter. All winners will be announced on Enna Isilee's birthday (September 22nd) on Enna Isilee's blog (Squeaky Books). And today, Ennalee interviewed Erin at Squeaky Books. You should totally go check it out.

Want to know more about Plain Kate? Click here!

Without further ado, enter to win! Click below.

Open To US Only
Click here to enter

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Snapped by Laura Griffin

Snapped by Laura Griffin
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Pocket Star
Versions: paperback kindle
Received from: publisher

Summary (from back of book):
Sophie Barrett thinks she's lucky to be alive. 
She may be dead wrong.

On a sweltering summer afternoon, Sophie Barrett walks into a nightmare. A sniper has opened fire on a college campus. When the carnage is over, three people-plus the shooter-are dead and dozens more are injured. Sophie escapes virtually unscathed. Yet as details emerge from the investigation, she becomes convinced that this wasn't the random, senseless act it appeared to be. No one wants to believe her-not the cops, not her colleagues at the Dephi Center crime lab, and definitely not Jonah Macon, the homicide detective who's already saved her life once.

Jonah has all kinds of reasons for hoping Sophie is mistaken. Involving himself with a key witness could derail an already messy investigation, not to mention jeopardize his career. But Sophie is as determined and fearless as she is sexy. If he can't resist her, he can at least swear to protect her. Because if Sophie is right, she's made herself the target of a killer without conscience. And the real terror is only just the beginning...

This was my first Laura Griffin book, and it won't be my last. Sophie works as a secretary at the Dephi Center crime lab. But she wants a more meaningful and important job, so she visits a college to take a few classes. While in the parking lot, a person shoots from the top of a tall building, killing people. They think the shooter is a man who has done crime before, but Sophie knows the truth. And they choose not to believe it, especially Jonah-who she has hot chemistry with. Will they be able to stop the person from killing more people...or will Sophie have to take things into her own hands?

Lauren Griffin writes well, and her stories are full of action packed scenes. I really enjoyed reading about Sophie's story. And Jonah is hot! I couldn't help smiling whenever he entered a scene, and Sophie felt the same way about him. They have a lot of chemistry that continues to build until it explodes.

Will I reread it?
Yes, I really enjoyed this novel. I will also watch out for other Laura Griffin novels so I can continue with this author's great sense of style and voice. I recommend to fans of Stephanie Plum.

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