I love when I can quote Van Halen while still hearing the fabulous Glee version in my head as I quote it. Perhaps this is due to driving around with Glee sound track at full blast?!
I just thought I would do a bit of bookish/bloggish updates to those who are curious.
First of all, I have finished student teaching (yes you can take a shot in your respective homes in honor of me not failing out, I give you full permission :-P). What does this mean for you? Why more book reviews, hopefully more interviews, and more guest posts. Oh, and with my upcoming employment in the wonderful field of substitute teaching, I am hoping to host more contests with some tenner books, hopefully one a month beginning in February.
Second, I have obtained 271 followers which means I am putting another winner into my Tis the Season Contest, that winner will be able to choose one book from the prize pile, to which I have added Pride And Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen. Also, I know when I fill out those forms sometimes I never put in links because I haven’t posted, blogged or linked the contest yet, so I know that can be discouraging to some, so here’s my compromise, if you make a post about my contest, but didn’t put it in the form, just post the link in the comments here and I will give you the extra entries.
Here’s some enticing books I’m offering up:
Looking For Alaska by John Green – 2 copies
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Peeps by Scott Westerfield – 2 copies
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Waiting For You & Take Me There by Susan Colasanti
Just Listen, This Lullaby (2 copies), Dreamland, How To Deal, Someone Like You, The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Firebringer by David Clement-Davies
Vampire Academy and Frostbite by Richelle Mead
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
Willow by Julie Hoban
anddd there’s more but I don’t want to put you to sleep with the details. In fact, you can just copy paste those titles when you blog about my contest 😀
Third, I have a lovely list of books I’ve read recently, yet have not reviewed, so expect a review for these books to crop up soon: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Accidental Lessons by Dave Bernier, Looking For Alaska by John Green, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, Love Is The Higher Law by Dave Leviathan, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Fourth there are some really cool challenges I am entering for 2010:
J. Kaye’s YA Challenge – Super Size Me – I will be reading at least 75 YA books in 2010
J. Kaye’s 100+ Challenge
The Story Siren’s 10ers Challenge – I plan on buying one tenner book per month and reading it.
Here are some potentials:
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Shadow Hills by Anastacia Hopcus
The Mark by Jen Nadol
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
The Line by Terri Hall
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy