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Free Book Friday


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Hey guys,
Did you know today is Free Book Friday!! Yess it is!! That means one lucky reader will get to win one book of their choice.

Usually i post the books spotlighted on the blog from the entire month, then let the winner choose thier prize from those books. But since i havent featured many books this month, the winner will choose whatever book theyd like (to be shipped from book depository).

To enter just: (1) follow my blog and (2) leave a comment with your email or a way to contact you.


Ill randomly choose a winner next Friday at 6pm. So you have until then to enter. One comment/entry per person.

Good luck!! :)

Free Book Friday: This is a periodical event hosted here that spotlights and gives away some of my favorite books. If you want to participate, leave a comment with your email. Brought to you by SweetSwan

First Line Friday


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  • Title: The Brightest Kind of Darkness
  • Author: P.T. Michelle
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2011


First Line: For me, being surprised was like wearing my best friend's favorite shirt; cherished for its borrowed uniqueness.


What do you think: fab or flab? Does it make you wanna read it or run from it? Without reading a summary, what can you gather from just the first sentence?


First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

Thursday Tea


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  • The Book: The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

  • The Tea: Chamomile



All about the Book: The Brightest kind of Darkness is a new book i discovered while on Shelfari. It's about girl who dreams about events from the next day.....and of course there is a hot guy in the mix. Ive only reading a little bit so far...but the first chapter alone was pretty spectaular! I fan find a lot of similarities between Nara and myself and i love books like that! :)


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All about the Tea: Just regular yellow Chamomile! I usually add honey and sugar...but only had sugar today! This tea is really good warm. Since im from Louisiana, the tradition here is iced southern sweet tea but with the cold front and rain, ive been crazing warm tea so thats what i did. You can also try chamomile iced down with sugar and some lemon.


Thursday Tea: This is a weekly event that dicusses my current read and the tea i'm drinking with it! Brought to you by Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

Author Alert


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Author @PT_Michelle will be visiting the blog next week. Shes the author of The Brightest Kind of Darkness which is a new paranormal romance series for ya. Ive started it already and its great!!!

She'll be here answering a few questions plus there will be a giveaway (3 winners get kindle ebooks) and a beautiful widget (im making it now)!! Be sure not to miss it!!! Until then, i kindly attached the cover for your viewing pleasure! Its sooo pretty...reminds me of halloween!!

PS I think i heard something about a print version coming out in november sometime. If so, ill hold a giveaway for that as well!

Teaser Tuesday


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  • Title: The Hidden

  • Author: Jessica Verday

  • Location of teaser: Chapter 6



Senior year started off with a bang. Literally. Someone’s car backfired in the parking lot right after Mom dropped me off, and half the students that had been milling around went running and screaming that someone was outside shooting.


Teaser Tuesday:Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! No spoilers! Brought to you by MizB

#Giveaway Ends 10/15


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Wooo As promised, heres my giveaway for the 2011 Halloween list. Thanks you so much everyone for adding books!

Here the list: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13296.YA_Halloween_2011

I'll be using this list for a bunch of halloween events like the Readsthon and giveaway hop, so make sure you add your faves and your wishlist items that fit the list requirements which are: (1) .:recentish:. - published in the past 5 years and (2) .:halloween worthy:. - so ya paranormal, ya horror or ya supernatural.

To enter: (1) you must be a follower of this site, (2) have a goodreads acct, (3) add to/vote on the list, and (4) comment below! Extra entries include tweeting and following(friending) me on twitter/goodreads. Follow and read the rafflecopter carefully for steps to enter. Thank you again!



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  • Title: Iron Fey Series

  • Author: Julie Kagawa

  • Country Represented: Germany



Foriegn Cover Friday: A post to display beautiful covers from around the world. Brought to you by Reading Fever.

YA Halloween 2011 #giveaway


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Hey there!!
Im putting together a list on Goodreads of recent-ish halloween books and would love your faves to be added. You can just click the link below and its really easy to add books!!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13296.YA_Halloween_2011

Also, I'll be having a giveaway once my list hits 25 books. The winner will get to choose one book from the list, so be sure your favorites are there!

Any book published from 2006 to 2011 thats either ya horror, ya paranormal or ya supernatural is welcome on the list!!

Thanks everyone! Im going to use the list for all my halloween events here on the blog!! :)

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon


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Reading Wicked amounts of YA

Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 i'll be reading like crazy!!!! I sure hope i get through more than one book..HAHA! :D If you want to follow along, be watching twitter for the hash #WWReadathon. I'll be posting updates here on the blog too!!



Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon: Oct. 21 to 23! A read-until-you-drop halloween event for those of us itching for excitement! Brought to you by Kindle Fever, Letters Inside Out, and My Shelf Confessions

Waiting On Wednesday


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  • Title: A Million Suns

  • Author: Beth Revis

  • Publication Date: January 10, 2012



Blurb: They have to get off that ship!!


Wow.....what a concept! How do you accomplish that when youre floating in dead space? ... this is exciting..but seems scary.. I loved book 1 in the trilogy and i think ill love this on too!!

Oh and also, i just saw a book called Glow.... Its also take place in space, but its a very different storyline! You might want to check it out if you like Across the Universe!

I heart nebula!

"Waiting On" Wednesday:This is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that i am anticipating! Brought to you by Breaking the Spine

Upcoming!


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Hey guys and gals! I justed wanted to posts an "upcoming" post so you all wont miss anything (also for personal organiztion)!!

Things Coming Soon:



  1. Free book Friday: Sept. 30 - A new meme here at Lovelylit featured on the last Friday of each month. A question will be asked and the first follower to answer it will win a free book of their choice! The answer will be found in that month's blog posts.

  2. Fall Book Exchange: This will run throughout the month of October! I'll be assigned a partner to whom ill exchange a book with!

  3. Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Oct. 24 to 31 - Each participating blog will have a giveaway... that will be like over 100 giveaways in a week.... wow dont miss it!! :)






Missing You Monday


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This is another meme hosted here at Lovelylit. It just features a character, story or literary world you are missing and why youre missing it! :)


  • Title: Shiver Series

  • Author: Maggie Steifvater

  • Date Finished: About 3 weeks ago



I Am Missing: Isabell + Cole


Why: I think i started the series really disliking Isabell. I guess i misunderstood her and thought she was one of the cruel rich girls...the "mean girl". But she turned out to just be meanish on the outside but caring on the inside.... Im not sure whether she was "mean" then change because of what happened to her..or if she was just putting on an act at first...but either way i liked her in the end! Especially when she was with Cole. Their love/hate relationship was really entertaining! They were both so arrogant with each other. It saddens me that Shiver is over, but if Maggie does a spin off series, i hope it features Isabell and Cole in California!

Missing you Monday: Features a character, story or literary world you are missing and tells us why! Leave a link to your post in the comments if you want to participate! Everyone is welcome! Hosted here at LovelyLit.

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


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I'll be participating in a Halloween giveaway hop next month!! Anyone have a prize suggestion?




Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Oct. 24th to 31st! Brought to you by I am a Reader, Not a Reader and The Diary of a Bookworm.

WWW Wednesday


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What are you currently reading?



  • Title: Sirensong

  • Author: Jenna Black



Description: Its book 3 in the Faeriewalkers Series.(..im not sure if its supposed to be a trilogy or if more are coming) Its great so far but im only 30 "ebook" pages in. In this installment, the main character is traveling to Faerie at the queens request...however pleasant that may seem, it turns out to be more like a manhunt/fugitive/run-for-your-life sort of ordeal! Although the book is getting mixed reviews, i think ill enjoy it!


What did you recently finish?



  • Title: Shadowspell

  • Author: Jenna Black



Description: This is the same series as Sirensong, but its book two. I also read the series Prequel (book 0.5) "Remedial Magic". The only other series where i read the books back to back was Sookie Stackhouse....that was because Eric is HHOOTTTT! And unfortunately...he reminds me of good ole Arawn the Erlking.... *facepalm* Im absolutely positive that character wasnt written to be swooned at....but gees..its hard not to.. Hes like the best of Keane and Ethan rolled into one.... Bad-boy and powerful! *shivers* After i finish Sirensong, im going to do a series review. :)


What do you think you'll read next?



  • Title: The Hidden

  • Author: Jessica Verday



Description: I loved books 1 and 2 in the Hollow seried and have been waiting for book 3 for like a year...woos its finally here!!! Im sort of sad though...i dont want to "loose another friend"... i finished the Shiver seires about 2 weeks ago....and i feel a sadden emptiness... :( Maybe ill waiting to read this...or find a new series to start..... *sniffle*


WWW Wednesday: To play along, just answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? & What do you think you’ll read next? Brought to you by Should Be Reading.

Theme Thursday


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Hey guys!! I have grrrrreat news! Ive been thinking my little head off to try and formulate some unique memes i can host here! Ive figured out a few... For thursday, i'll be running "Theme Thursday"! For this meme, ill be specifing a common theme, topic, genre or situation and you all can blog about which book, series and/or author does it best! Or if you cant decide, you can compare and contrast more than one! Wooo, Sound like fun?

Theme: Best "new girl at school/in town and meets a sexy, mysterious guy" -or- "there's a new sexy, mysterious guy at school/in town"

Some Options:

  1. Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

  2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

  3. Need by Carrie Jones

  4. Or whatever other book that fits, you decide!



My picks and why.
I think this theme is well played in YA novel, #1 because YA is like the only novels with high school and #2 because someone/somewhere new adds diversity and a starting point for stories.

Ive seen this theme play out in so many books..but for the life of me, i cant think past my list up top...i know there dozens of books though... From my list, i think the best was Vampire diaries, for a few reasons!


  • It was one of the first...the originals were a long time ago.

  • Its better to think a hot got would just appear vs have to move to find him.

  • Because Elena got Stefan and Damon...*drools*

  • Elena already had a connection to the brothers...sort of



Hmm, but what do you think? Post a link in the comments to your Theme Thursday post and check back next week when we dicuss "I'm New at this Private School/Academy"!

Theme Thursday: A weekly event that spotlights the top books by theme as ranked by fellow bloggers.Hosted here at LovelyLit.

Fall Book Exchange


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Status: Signing up!!!


Hey guys!! Look what i found!! OMGosh i love this. Ruby is a genius!! I am definetly signing up!! I dont know if i can from my phone..so it may have to wait until later... Signups end at the nd of the month...so i have 3 weeks! This is such a great idea...it will give me a motivation to clean up my wishlist tab... :) also i think seasonal exchanges are great.....i can def afford that!!

PS i think i also saw something else about saturday swaps on her sidebar too...maybe youll wanna go look at that also.. :)



Fall Book Exchange: A gifting program where and your randomly chosen partner exchanges books from your wishlists. Brought to you by Ruby Reads.

First Line Friday


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  • Title: Nevermore

  • Author: Kelly Creagh



First Line: By the end of fourth period, Isobel’s espresso buzz from that morning’s venti latte had long since worn off.


What do you think: fab or flab? Does it make you wanna read it or run from it? Without reading a summary, what can you gather from just the first sentence?

First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

Changelog


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Hey everyone! You may notice a bunch of changes to blog this coming week. Ive already change a few things so i wanted to make a post of to do's and have done's!

What's New:

  • Updated and refreshed theme

  • Added recent "bookish" activity and a reading list to bottom bar

  • Updated my wishlist bookcase (in tab)

  • Created a few templates for consistent and uniform posts

  • Implemented some new weekly meme found around the blogasphere

  • Added a features tab for easily finding memes

  • Designed new rating system



Future Changes:

  • Make more post templates

  • Creation of memes to host here

  • Restructuring of bottom bar

  • New graphics for blog bottons and other things

  • Design blog theme/layout for giveaway



If you have any ideas or suggestions, id love to hear them! Also if you have a question about how i did (or will do) something, just leave a question in the comments! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Winner!


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And the $25 winner is......#15....

Violet


Also, i had a sudden flash of brillance and decided to send out a 2nd place prize! The winners were Spav and TwilightGrl38 who both won one book of their choice! It pays to follow my twitter because i always like have flash contests! :)

Congrats to everyone!! Our winners will have three days to respond! Thank you all for entering and be on the lookout for another giveaway soon! (hint hint next week...probably Juliet Immortal and/or The Dark Elite #1 and #2)

PS to the winners: If you have a blog, please consider leaving a link in the comments to the your reviews once you read your prize books! :D We wanna know what you thought!

Thursday Tea


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  • The Book:Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • The Tea:Lebanese Rose


All about the Book: I really like it so far! Ive only read the prologue and chapter one but its drawing me in. The prologue was a bit boring at first but got extra good and mysterious! Chapter one reminded me of Hush, Hush where she gets partnered with "him" for a school assignment! I hope it ends up as good as Hush, Hush too! This books making my nostaglic for my Edgar Allen Poe computer game!!


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All about the Tea: Have you ever had it? Its different steeped herbs like regular tea and chamomile mixed with rosewater and sugar. My boyfriend's friend owns a greek cafe, so i get this tea for free!! Sweett! It tastes very exotic! Its soo good its hard to concentrate on my book! Each sip is like "mmmm need more"!


Thursday Tea: This is a weekly event that dicusses my current read and the tea i'm drinking with it! Brought to you by Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog