Why is it still December?

You may have noticed my continuing, obsessive desire to read Beth Revis’s Across The Universe. This is an obsession you should share. Or at least pretend to share, and then you can give me your copy. The hard cover has a reversible dust jacket, okay? With ship schematics. I am crying tears over the sheer awesomeness of that, right now.

Dust Jacket one way-
-Dust Jacket t’other way.

And this blog post is brought to you by the fact that Ms. Revis, bless her soul, is having a EPICNESS OF EPIC IS EPIC giveaway. We are talking One Hundred Prizes.

67 Mini swag packs
15 Button swag packs
15 ARC packs. 
2 ARC and Watch packs
1 Hardcover, Signed, First Edition swag pack of PURE AWESOME.

And it’s international. So you should go enter. Because something this awesome deserves to be celebrated and adored and talked about. And entered for.


Over the past year I’ve become interested in Debut authors, as I think is evident from the sidebar, with it’s 2010 Debut Challenge piece. 😛 And I’ve ALWAYS loved SF and dystopian fiction.

So I definitely started following The League of Extraordinary Writers. Five 2011 debut authors writing SF about dystopian futures? YES PLEASE. And if those authors are Beth Revis, Julia Karr, Angie Smibert, Elana Johnson and Jeff Hirsch? YES PLEASE+500.

And now this week they’re giving away prize packs based on the books, AND author copies of the books. Obviously winning this would make my YEAR, and because part of the requirement to enter is to post about the contest I am a generous person, I’m telling you to go enter. 😀


I love Japan! And Exclamation points!

Oh, new contest! Must warn you!

Emily Horner is giving away three ARCs of her upcoming Debut, A Love Story: Starring My Dead Best Friend. ALSO she’ll give the winners something cool from Japan! AND *drumroll please* it’s open internationally!

*happy squee about international contests*

Here’s what she has to say about it!

I am giving out THREE ARCs of A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, and each winner will also get a nifty thing from Japan. Will it be something from the Ghibli museum? Something from the youth culture mecca of Harajuku or the geek culture mecca of Akihabara? Traditional Japanese handicrafts? I don’t know! If you have a preference, please say so when you enter the contest, but I won’t guarantee anything beyond it being something I personally find cool, and wouldn’t necessarily be able to get in the US.

You can enter here! Go! Comment! Dream of pretty things from Japan!

I’m totally hoping my luck with contests lately holds out.

Linger Cover Large

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love — the light and the dark, the warm and the cold — in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores worldwide July 20th. You can Pre-order here.

(And also, you can enter to win ARCs of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie’s blog! SQUEE much?)

Public Service Announcement Under The Influence Of Too Much Sugar

*blink blink blink*

I- I- I won a book. I WON A BOOK. See?
I’m a little bouncy over that. JUST a little.
*takes a minute to run in small circles, gibbering excitedly*
I don’t win things very often.
So, book-rant of that will be forthcoming. Also book rants of the EXCELLENT things which I have been reading lately, including a confession about twilight. *cough* And an update on the writing-which-is-not.
Wow, I haven’t even eaten very much sugar today, and I’m still quivering. Oh, and also I’ve been trying to blog every day except sunday, (just to let myself have a day to rest. *is biblical*) but I don’t think I can keep that up. I would enjoy it if this was solely a book blog, but I also have to write, and I can’t keep up with a book a day, plus day job, plus writing, plus family-enforced sociableness. 😀
So from now on, I PLEDGE to blog at least twice a week, with at least one book rant, and one update about the sorry state of my writing. That’s all folks, I need to go finish Fire, and stake out the post office!