Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My "I Don't Care How Many Followers I Have" Giveaway!

Welcome to my FIRST EVER Giveaway.  It’s not about followers, it’s just that I’ve recently won a few books, and I wanted give others a chance to win something from me. All I ask is that you read the description below, maybe check out some of my reviews, fill in the form and you are entered!  No extra entries for anything, but if you want to tweet about it, mention it on facebook, or on your blog, that would be appreciated.
Entry deadline is Wednesday, December 15, midnight, central daylight time.  Sorry – but it’s open to US residents only.
About this Blog:
First of all, I want this blog to be about book reviews.  I enjoy reading and participating in various memes – to learn more about the bloggers and what they are reading, but I always look for the reviews.  That’s what is most important to me, and I hope this blog reflects that.

My reviews are usually short.  I do not include a summary from the publisher, Goodreads, Amazon, or anywhere else.  Sometimes I think those summaries give away too much information, and when I look at other’s reviews, I usually just skim or read the first part of any summary.  I don’t mind reading other’s longer, more detailed reviews, but I prefer to be as concise as possible, giving my views about the characters and plot and mostly the “feeling” of the book, and not giving away the entire story.

I read a variety of stuff, but mostly YA or adult fiction appropriate for teens.  I review some stuff I’m required to, but I don’t want to have too many of those items, because I really have a lot of books on my TBR pile, old and new, that I just want to read for myself.  I’ll post reviews of them, even if hundreds of reviews have already been posted.

I don’t have a rating system, and I’d like your opinion on that.  Do you think it’s important to have a “this book got X out of 5 Stars” in a review?  I can go either way . . .

I like writing reviews.  As the top of my blog says, I have trouble remembering books that I’ve read because I read so much, so writing down my thoughts about the book helps me internalize the feelings and messages from the book and helps me remember them longer.  If you happen to enjoy my blog, hop on for the ride.  If this isn’t what you enjoy in a blog, that’s OK.  Thanks for visiting!  Leave me a comment and I’ll visit you too.

And now for the loot!  I'm giving away two books.

An ARC of Drought, by Pam Bachorz.  Goodreads description:
 

Ruby Prosser dreams of escaping the Congregation and the early-nineteenth century lifestyle that’s been practiced since the community was first enslaved.
She plots to escape the vicious Darwin West, his cruel Overseers, and the daily struggle to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive and gives Darwin his wealth and power. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient that makes the Water special: her blood.


So she stays.


But when Ruby meets Ford, the new Overseer who seems barely older than herself, her desire for freedom is too strong. He’s sympathetic, irresistible, forbidden—and her only access to the modern world. Escape with Ford would be so simple, but can Ruby risk the terrible price, dooming the only world she’s ever known?

A paperback copy of Wings, by Aprilynne Pike.  Goodreads description:
 

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.






Heres the Form:












5 comments:

  1. Cool giveaway. I love the name haha.

    By the way thanks for entering my giveaway. I've added a form and made it international and I'd appreciate it if you can fill out the form. Thanks.

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  2. Well isn't that fun. Thanks for the giveaway and for keeping it real. ;)

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  3. Lol. Thats exactly how im doing my giveaway later this month. I dont like feeling pressured to follow a blog, tweet, repost, etc to enter. Unfortunately i cant enter yours as im in the UK, but that decision i respect because of postage costs. :)

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  4. Glad to have found your blog. It's always a fun experience for me to meet someone who works with teens and reads YA to help connect teens with great books. Thanks for the giveaway--I look forward to reading your reviews and chatting with you!

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  5. Lately I haven't forgotten any of the books I've read but when I was in middle school I forgot almost all of them! The thing that I have a problem with now is remembering the stories. It makes me SO sad. :( I have a horrible memory, but at least I can enjoy the books I read for that moment.

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