<div align=”center”><a href=”http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-bookworm-santa-sign-ups.html” title=”The Magic Attic” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m560/breechri/Blogger%20Buttons/MyBookwormSanta2.jpg” alt=”The Magic Attic” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> ‘My Bookworm Santa’ is an event that Bree from The Magic Attic and I got together and planned. We hope you can join in and participate with us 🙂 My Bookworm Santa is the book blogger’s version of ‘Secret Santa.’ So you sign up via the form below, and we’ll pair you up with another random entrant. If you’re only willing to ship to America, we’ll pair you up with someone from America.(remember though, that the Book Depository ships free to most countries. This is a good way to meet some international book bloggers) We’ll send their wishlist and address to you, and your wishlist and address to them. Then, before December 10th, we’ll ask that you purchase a book from the wishlist we sent over, and send the book to your randomly selected blogger. And on Christmas (December 25th), you’ll reveal yourself to the other person, and hopefully make new friends 🙂 Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas,… Read more »
Thank you to Morrigan Michele, one of the authors of Betrayed, for joining us at Book Briefs today! I love McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce on fries too! 🙂 10 Things People don’t know about Morrigan Michele: 1. I am a bit neurotic. I have to have everything clean at all times or I freak out. 2. I have 4 addictions in life. Pepsi, ice cubes, cigarettes and chocolate 3. My favorite food is McDonald’s chicken nuggets and fries. I dip them both in sweet and sour sauce. I have done this since I was 2 years old lol. 4. I am basically computer illiterate. I know how to facebook and email and I am learning how to blog. Other than that, I’m lost. 5. I only write stuff that I myself would want to read. 6. If Blood and Magick ever makes it to big or small screen I want to cast Mark Harmon as Grandpa Giovanni. 7. I have a crazy sense of humor 8. I watch Days… Read more »
Betrayed by Morrigan Michele, Misty Carmony Paperback, 150 pages Expected publication: November 1st 2011 by World Castle Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenge: Spooktacular October Challenge Summary (from Goodreads) Love. Lies. Magick. Betrayal.Alexis Allcroft is used to being different, but nothing could have prepared her for the buried secrets about to be revealed.With her seventeenth birthday approaching the only thing on Alexis Allcroft’s mind other than her birthday party is Sebastian Valto, the hot new guy in school. Things suddenly take a strange twist, and in an effort to take the spotlight off herself, a spell backfires and her secrets are revealed as well; secrets she didn’t know existed. With her world quickly spinning out of control, Alexis realizes no one is what they appear to be, not even herself! Alexis will soon learn that family secrets run deep, blood deep…. This book was a really quick read. But even though it was short A LOT happens in Betrayed. I think it sets up, what is probably going to be a very… Read more »
Hey guys!I joined Bookaholics Anonymous for an interview today, because, well because I’m a Bookaholic! Yes, it’s time that I admit it. But please go check out my interview and Ashley’s blog because she is awesome! Please let me know what you think, she had a lot of really fun answers 🙂Also I’m still looking for people that might want to participate in my birthday giveaway event. Please email me at Michelle.email@example.com or let me know in the comments here. CLICK HERE to see my Interview 🙂
April at Good Books & Good Wine is hosting the read-a-thon. This read-a-thon is from 9/28 until 10/3. I would really like to read 5 books this weekend. Fingers crossed! 🙂 These are the books that I would like to read this weekend: The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Bridger by Megan Curd Remembrance by Michelle Madow Fourteen by C.M. Smith A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies I read all of my original books except for Fourteen. Instead of fourteen I read Betrayed (for a blog tour), which makes my grand total of books read to 6! I can’t believe that I beat my goal of 5 books! Yay me 🙂 I declare that the read-a-thon was a success! And what’s more I absolutely loved most of the books that I read! The Faerie Ring, Bridger, Remembrance and A beautiful Dark ALL get 5 gavels from me! That is more 5 gavel books than I have read in a long time- such a great book roll! … Read more »
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Hardcover, 352 pages Published September 27th 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan Age Group: YA Challenge: Spooktacular Oct. Paranormal Reading Challenge Source: Finished Copy from Tor Teen Buy this Book: The Faerie Ring– on AmazonSummary (from Goodreads) The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own,… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. For Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow (from author- thank you so much Michelle!!) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (from Publisher. Thank you Harper Teen!) Swear by Nina Malkin (from publisher. Thank you Simon Pulse- this was such a nice surprise) The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman (Blog tour- and it was signed!) The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman (blog tour) Far From the War by Jeffrey David Payne (from publisher- thank you Roche Harbor Books) The Promise by Apryl Baker (blog tour) Dawn’s End by Bonnie Ferrante (from Author) Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe ( from author) Happy Birthday to Me Again by Brian Rowe (from author) Won: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze (won from second hand saturday over at ReadingTeen.net) Lucky Charm by Marie Astor (won from The Worm Hole ) Thank you so much guys! What did you get in your mailboxes this week?
I think the Random Acts of Kindness program hosted by Book Soulmates is such a great program and I love participating in it. This month I did not get any books but I sent out one RAK. To Julie over at Bookers’ Lagoon This month is my birthday month. My birthday is October 18th. I’m turning 24. I feel old! haha. So I will be sending out some extra RAKs to spread the birthday month love! 🙂 If you would like to send me a birthday RAK I will love you eternally.Click HERE to see my amazon wishlist!
Thank you so much to everyone that entered my 500 follower giveaway! The contest ran for a month and now I have 835 followers! Holy cow, I don’t even know what to say! You guys are the best. I want to make sure that you guys enjoy the giveaways and posts that I put up on the blog. I am going to be having a birthday giveaway going on in a few weeks(my birthday is October 18th) and then another giveaway when I hit 1,000 followers. I want to know what kind of giveaway you would all like to see. Would you like specific books, or a gift card/book depository, or something else entirely? I aim to please 🙂 ok now for the winner of my 500 follower giveaway! Random.org came up with entry number #146… Christy The winner has been emailed and she has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Congrats Christy. Please let me know what kinds of giveaways and posts you would like to see on my… Read more »
Bridger by Megan Curd Kindle Edition Published June 4th 2011 by Soul Fire Press Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Buy this Book: on amazon- Bridger Summary (from Goodreads) Ashlyn McVean doesn’t believe in fairy tales. That is, until Ashlyn is thrown into the crosshairs of grudges her grandmother created long ago. After finding out she is one of two people able to cross between faerie realms, Ashlyn is faced with trying to understand her abilities, along with navigating a new relationship with her boyfriend, Liam. As if being on a centuries old hit list and dealing with crazed pixies isn’t enough, her new abilities mean trouble for Liam. Knowing her new life puts everyone she loves in danger, Ashlyn must decide what’s most important in her life between friends, family, love, and ultimately, realms. Wow! Bridger was so great. I started writing a review right after I finished the book and all I was doing was gushing over and over again. So I decided to wait a little bit, so… Read more »