Month: September 2011

Sep 13
Small Blogs, Big Giveaways Info!

Small Blogs, Big Giveaways Info!

Im participating in the small blogs, big giveaways event this month! There are tons of prizes. Here is how it will work so read the rules and then be sure to come back on September 16th and enter the giveaway! Some of the hosts are even having other giveaways during the event! ENTER TO WIN and scroll down to read the full list of prizes or read it here! 25 prizes split between 3 winners + 3 Gift Card Giveaways! Follow the event on twitter HOSTS & other giveaways Organized by: Reading Romances hosting other giveaways now? US$50 gift card giveaway! Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – also having several giveaways The Magic Attic‪ Pretty Deadly Reviews Forbidden Passions Reviews – also having other giveaways My Book Addiction Book Nerd Reviews – having an international giveaway Can’t Put It Down Krystal Larson – Live To Read – also having several giveaways Sugarpeach Book Briefs – having her 500 follower giveaway The Sanction Chronicles– having a giveaway every friday Sweeping MeBookSparkEndlessly Bookish… Read more »

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Sep 12
Guest Post- Author Emma Michaels

Guest Post- Author Emma Michaels

The Writers Voice  Where you get to know the people behind the pages  (http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com)  This is Emma Michaels, the author of The Thirteenth Chime’ and I am taking over! Don’t worry, it is only for one post. To introduce you to the team of amazing authors who are a part of a new blog called, ‘The Writers Voice’. A blog run by 12 authors. Dedicated to letting you get to know each of us and the authors we feature!  Which came first for you: the characters, setting, or plot? “The characters – one by one they come and paint a picture around them. Willow Haywood was the first one I met, and she seems to have opened a flood gate of new ones behind her.”-Jamie Magee “Oddly enough, I tend to get an item stuck in my head and everything else grows from there. I look at an object and I don’t just see that object, I see a million possibilities for what it could be. The message I want… Read more »

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Sep 11
In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. WON:  Retribution (Dark-Hunter) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Bought: This is the last week my borders and everything was 80-90% off. I went last week and picked up some paperbacks, but this time I went and grabbed some more paperbacks and also all the hardcover books that I was putting off buying until the prices went down some more. It was a risk, but it totally paid off! I got all the books for $2-$5 each! Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsDemonglass (A Hex Hall Novel) by Rachel HawkinsClarity (Clarity Novel) by Kim HarringtonThe Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6) by Rachelle MeadDelirium by Lauren OliverThe Magnolia League by Katie Crouch Something Deadly This Way Comes (Madison Avery) by Kim Harrison Lover Unleashed: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR WardDark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) by JR WardLover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2) by JR WardLover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4) by JR Ward This Side of the… Read more »

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Sep 10
Review- Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Review- Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Hardcover, 314 pages Expected publication: September 12th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Age Group: Middle Grade, Middle Grade/YA crossover Source: NetGalley Summary (from Goodreads) Princess Wisdom, known as Dizzy, longs for a life of adventure far beyond the staid old kingdom of Montagne.Tips, a soldier, longs to keep his true life secret from his family.Fortitude, an orphaned maid, longs only for Tips.These three passionate souls might just attain their dreams while preserving Montagne from certain destruction, if only they can tolerate each other long enough to come up with a plan. Tough to save the world when you can’t even be in the same room together.Magic, cunning, and one very special cat join forces in this hilarious, extraordinary tale by the author of Dairy Queen and Princess Ben. An incredibly creative tale told with diaries, memoirs, encyclopedia entries, letters, biographies, even a stage play, all woven together into a grand adventure. This book was not for me. It was confusing and I just could not get into… Read more »

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Sep 09
Follow Friday (8)

Follow Friday (8)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison can Read.   If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one? This is an easy one- NO! I have never rooted for the villain. I have liked characters that were supposed to be “bad” and then turned out to be good. Like Hades in the Goddess Test. But a flat out villain, nope! I’ve never been on their… Read more »

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Sep 06

Blog Roll

Hey guys!I’m finally getting around to creating a “blog roll” page for the blogs that I frequently go to. The page is located under my secondary menu under Blog Events. It’s titled Blog Roll. (go figure) Here is the link to it (but I warn you its a work in progress so it is a little messy right now): http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/p/blog-roll.htmlHopefully, it will be finished by the end of this week. I don’t want to miss any blogs so if anyone wants to do a button swap, or just wants me to check out their blog to include- please leave a link to your blog in the comments! Also, can anyone help me out with something? I want all the blog buttons to line up nicely in rows but they are not cooperating at all. Does anyone know tips or tricks for getting my page to look neat?Thank you! 🙂

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Sep 04
Review- The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

Review- The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford Paperback Published September 1, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Buy This Book: AmazonSummary (from Goodreads) The year is 1856, and orphan Abigail Tamper lives below stairs in Greave Hall, a crumbling manor house in London. Lord Greave is plagued by madness, and with his son Samuel away fighting in the Crimea, the running of Greave Hall is left to Mrs Cotton, the tyrannical housekeeper. The only solace for the beleaguered staff is to frighten Mrs Cotton by pretending the house is haunted. So when a real ghost makes an appearance – that of her beloved mother – no one is more surprised than Abi. But the spirit has a revelation that threatens to destroy Abi’s already fragile existence: she was murdered, and by someone under their very own roof. With Samuel returned to England badly wounded, it’s up to Abi to nurse him back to health, while trying to discover the identity of the killer in their midst. As the chilling… Read more »

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Sep 04

Top 100 Most Popular YA Books

I found this list of YA books over at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books blog, and I decided that I wanted to see how many of the top 100 I have read. Im going to highlight all the ones I have read and bold all the books I own Alex Finn – Beastly Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4) Ally Condie – Matched Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)  Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4) Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4) Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)  Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2) Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4) Carrie… Read more »

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Sep 04
In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.  These are books that I have received over the past two weeks. I also have a giveaway going on right now. I just reached 500 followers! Go check it out and enter. Good Luck! CLICK HERE TO ENTER MY 500 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!  For Review: BUCKYBALL by Fabien Roy (from Author) Silver and Stone (The Bloodlines Series) by JD Thompson (from Author) Bridger by Megan Curd (blog tour) Eye Contact (The Conditioned) by Rebecca Royce (Blog Tour) Hooked by Catherine Greenman (Publisher) The Shoppe of Spells: The Gatekeepers (Volume 1) by Shannon Grey (Blog Tour) Earth (Elemental Series) by shauna Granger (blog tour) WON: From Audrey @ http://www.bibliosaurustext.com/ Blood: Book One of the Mercian Trilogy by K.J. Wignall From The Elliot Review Between The Land And The Sea (Marina’s Tales) by Derrolyn Anderson The Moon And The Tide (Marina’s Tales) by Derrolyn Anderson From Melina @ Reading Vacation Half-Blood (A Covenant Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout From Staci @ Urban Fantasy Investigations Blood Rock by Anthony Francis RAK Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Book Corner She… Read more »

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Sep 02
500 Follower GIVEAWAY!

500 Follower GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe that Book Briefs has already reached 500 Followers! You guys rock! I have only been blogging for about 5 months now and I never expected that my blog would grow to be what it is today. To show my appreciatation for you guys I am going to be having a giveaway! Everyone likes free books right??This contest is for the US only due to shipping costs. You must be a follower and at least 13 years old to enter. Please read my contest rules for the full set of rules. This contest will end on September 30th.Please fill out the form below to enter. Here are the books you can choose from: (click on the link to read the summary of the book) Fade by Lisa McMann The Upper Class Early to death, early to rise Thank you so much to all my followers and good luck everyone! 🙂<p><p>Loading…</p></p>

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