Hurricane Irene

I just wanted to let you all know that I was effected by Hurricane Irene and it is going to have a slight impact on my blogging this week. I am currently without power and Internet and do not know how long that will last. I had stuff that I was going to post this week but did not get the chance to put online so posts will be few. I have one schedule post this week so that might be all there is depending on how quickly I get power and Internet back. Sorry! Hope everyone else who was effected by Irene is okay!

My Blogoversary!!!

Today is marks my one year anniversary of blogging. I’m kind of still in shocking it has been a whole year. I am so proud of myself that I have managed to keep this blog going and am so glad that I am still having so much fun doing this!

I want to say that it has been a great first year of blogging. I’ve met so many wonderful people and authors and I have loved it. I even got to go to BEA for the first time which was great. I’m looking forward to continuing blogging for as long as it remains enjoyable.

To celebrate my blogoversary, for the next week I will be doing giveaways to give back to all the people who read and visit my blog as a thank you. I’m kicking this week off with a giveaway of the complete Demon’s Lexicon series as a conclusion for Sarah Rees Brennan week and as a kick off for my blogoversary. Check back everyday for a new giveaway. There are some pretty good ones!!

And thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog and comments and talks to me on twitter. You’ve made me so proud to be a blogger and made this whole experience so much more enjoyable.

Blogoversary Giveaways coming up this week
The Demon’s Lexicon Series by Sarah Rees Brennan (signed)
The Lost Saint by Bree Despain (ARC)
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (signed)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (ARC)
Red Glove by Holly Black (signed)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (signed)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC)

Time for a change

I have been thinking a lot lately about my review format. I have decided I want to change it a bit. I am going to get of the summary of the book, because I know when I read a review of the book I skip over the summary anyway and get straight to the review anyways. I also feel like I want to include a bit more information about the book itself. So I have changed my review format and will be in place from now on. I’m really excited about this for some reason. Yes, I am nerd.

Help Doctors Without Borders Through #SeaLove

One of my favorite authors Heidi R. Kling is doing a fundraiser to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Since the Japanese tsunami hit, Sea has taken on a deep meaning. Sea deals with the after effect of the tsunami that hit Indonesia back in 2004. This book is a must read for everyone especially in the wake of the horrific tsunami in Japan.

I suggest everyone help Heidi out to help raise money for Doctors Without Borders. It is very simple. Starting tomorrow March 19, Heidi is going to donate 20% of any new purchase of Sea. Anywhere you purchase Sea, whether Indie, Amazon, Kindle, Nook, etc., Heidi will donate 20% of to Doctors Without Borders. You just have to let Heidi know about your purchase by sending a picture of your receipt and email it to sea4tsunamivictims@gmail.com. By emailing, you are also automatically entered to win one of ten “Dare to Love” Sea tanks in peach or blue and a signed poster of Sea.

If you cannot purchase a copy of Sea and live in the US you can send $25 CASH ONLY to Heidi at P.O. Box 7837 Menlo Park, CA 94026, with your name and address. Heidi will purchase you a copy, sign it and send it back. Only do this though if there is option if you have no other way to purchase the book. For INTERNATIONAL people, you can send $30 AMERICAN DOLLARS to Heidi at P.O.Box 7837 Menlo Park, CA 94026 with full name and full address and Heidi will purchase, sign and ship back to you a copy of Sea. 

Everyone will be entered into the drawing.

I plan on purchasing another copy of Sea myself to help spread the #sealove and donation money to Doctors Without Borders.

To read more about what Heidi is doing I suggest you read her blog post here. Please spread the #sealove and help support Doctors Without Borders.

Books of Wonder MEGA Signing This Weekend

This Sunday, on 10/10/10, Books of Wonder in NYC will be holding an awesome signing with ten debut authors. I will be attending this event and am super excited!!

Here is the official event description:

Books of Wonder is pleased to announce that on Sunday, October 10th, we will be joined by a group of eleven 2010 debut authors as they each present their first novels. On hand will be JOSH BERK for The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin; ALEXANDRA BRACKEN for Brightly Woven;MARGIE GELBWASSER for Inconvenient; EMILY HORNER for A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend; SHAUN DAVID HUTCHINSON for The Deathday Letter; PHOEBE KITANIDIS for Whisper;JESSICA LEADER for Nice and Mean; MINDI SCOTTfor Freefall; LAURA TOFFLER-CORRIE for The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz; AMY BRECOUNT WHITE for Forget-Her-Nots; andAMBER BENESON for Among the Ghosts. Within these eleven novels, there are books for tweens and teens with stories that span comedy, adventure, fantasy, and drama. Beginning at 1pm, these eleven debut authors will talk about their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of their books. Ages 9 and up. 1-3pm.

If your around the NYC area, I recommend you stop by this event. If you cannot attend but would like to order signed copies of any of the books form these authors you can pre-order signed copies here.