So it’s giveaway day on Armchair BEA…yay!!! And if you’ve been on my blog before you probably know that I think Lauren Willig is amazing. Soo, I’m going to be giving away a copy of her latest standalone book, The Ashford Affair. (Check out my review here.) Willig is a super awesome author. She’s great to her readers (she sent me a Christmas card with a book plate a few years ago when I e-mailed her about not being able to make it to any of her book signings because I live in the middle of nowhere!)and she writes amazing books : ) Plus I was so excited about this book coming out I accidentally bought 3 copies without realizing it, but now one of you will be lucky enough to win one!
- Must be over 16 years old.
- Must live in the US or Canada.
- A winner will be chosen at random on June 3rd and I will notify the winner by e-mail. Please respond to the e-mail within 48 hours so I don’t have to choose another winner 🙂
Despite the fact Rafflecopter doesn’t easily work with WordPress blogs…I’m using it anyways because I like it. So if you click on the link below where it says “Enter Here” a new page will just open with a Rafflecopter entry form to fill out. Good Luck!
Congratulations to the BookAttict on snagging The Ashford Affair! Thank you to all who participated !!
Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up A Book
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P.S. If you’re over 13 years old and from the U.S. don’t forget to enter to win a signed copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer by clicking on the link below (it will take you to rafflecopter.com where you will be able to enter)! Contest ends Friday night!
I will always pick up book that has the word magical written on it or used to describe it. The word always gives me a thrill of excitement. Maybe it means transportation to a different world with new creatures and scenery or to a familiar world but with otherworldly characteristics…so many endless options.
Books: Harry Potter, Inkheart, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Magyk (Septimus Heap series) by Angie Sage
I’m currently in love with fairy tale re-tellings and books containing any element of fairy tale in them. They allow an escape to a different world and if those words are used to describe a book I will make sure to give it the once over.
Another word that just pulls me in for more. Could there be something gorgeous to discover, a clever otherworldly mystery, or a creative twist to something seemingly ordinary. It’s a word that begs me to read more about a book.
Books: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull
This is another one that works just like a magnet on me. It makes me automatically think of spies and secret romances so I always have to check and see if it could be a well written chick lit.
Books: Anything by Lauren Willig, and Meg Cabot’s mysteries
Mythology is awesome and I love reading about mythological creatures and stories (especially amazing re-tellings). So if I see a book with the word mythical on it, I just need to find out what it’s all about!
Books: Percy Jackson series and Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
I am the type of person who hates going with the trends…but this is one train I’ve hopped on board with. I just can’t resist a book with a dystopian setting…
Books: Divergent by Veronica Roth, Matched by Ally Condie, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Oh England, how I wish I could move there (someday hopefully!). Any book containing historic England draws me in. There’s so much history to learn about and exciting places to discover (I’m all about learning while reading for fun if possible!)
Books: Philippa Gregory’s novels, Gilt by Katherine Longshore
I’ve always had a soft spot for dragons. They’re just so magical. Reading about them can really transport you somewhere else entirely (and wish you were a dragon rider in most instances).
Books: Eragon series by Christopher Paolini, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
A topic I’ve found fascinating since the first time I learned of it. I love a well told WWII novel. They are moving, interesting, inspirational, and always leave you with something to mull over.
Books: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Just like WWII, this is a topic I’ve always felt compelled to read about. These stories are so incredibly inspirational and (usually) uplifting even if they are also heartrending. I would like to recommend a nonfiction book (yes I did actually read a nonfiction book!) called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. This is an amazing true story which should leave anyone who reads it with the notion that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
Books: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clotel by William Wells Brown
Got any suggestions for great books others may enjoy based on the words/topics that pull me in?
An up and coming site called Readwave.com was recently brought to my attention, so I decided to check it out. And…I was pleasantly surprised 🙂 It’s a very user friendly site where readers can discover oodles of fabulous short stories and share their thoughts on them. And, it is also a place where writers can share their stories and in return get that feedback we all so desperately crave. Plus they have this awesome new service where you can sign up to receive the “Story of the Week” in your inbox once a week. I’ve signed up and have been enjoying it immensely. Since I don’t typically read short stories this has been a great way to become acquainted with a different style of writing…and I’ve found I really love it, so getting my weekly dose is great! So be sure to check out this cool new site and sign up for the “Story of the Week” which you can do so from this link here!
Also if you’re over 13 and from the U.S., don’t forget to enter to win the signed copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer I’m giving away! There are only 7 days left. Just click on the link at the end of this blog post to be taken to the entry form!