Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Alexandra Shostak has goodies to give away!


She went (to ALA), she saw (lots of cool people!), she held a baby alligator. Now Alexandra's back and she's got some great books to give away, so get in there & take a chance. :)

Books up for grabs are:

  1. A signed copy of PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers (plus signed bookmarks!)
  2. An ARC of FALLING FOR HAMLET by Michelle Ray
  3. An ARC of FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
  4. An ARC of FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater (if you were wondering, the ink IS a burgundy red!)
Go forth and be lucky! (only if you live in the US)

In other news, I'm back into editing SUNDOWN. So far I've got through another 3 chapters (since my revision break took effect from May 10). Last night I was pretty slack and only did one chapter. But I'm getting there. I also crossed another goal off my list - reading 25 books this year! I could up the number, I guess, but I'm not feeling in the mood to thwart my success right now. I'm just enjoying it. I intend to put up a list of books read so far this year sometime soon, just to reflect. But for now, you have this brief mention. Anyway, speaking of goals, I've started thinking about possible goals for 2012. Nothing is crystal clear yet. Fair enough right?? I mean, it's only the start of July! But I'm thinking...

Have fun everyone! :)

19 comments:

  1. Whoa, I'll have to check it out! Congratulations on reading 25 books! I was thinking about 2012 goals the other night. I guess we're just cool like that. ;)

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  2. Thanks Madeline :) And yep, looking to the future a little... must be something we are on sync with :D

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  3. I'm from Canada but live in the UK does that count ;O)

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  4. Aww, you miss out on both counts Madeleine. hehe. It's for U.S. residents only from what I gather ;) Should have made that clearer in my post. :P

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  5. Yay for free books! And hey good luck with revisions. I'd say you're off to a great start with your reading goals!

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  6. Awesome book selection~ thanks for the heads up! Nice job on hitting your book goal!

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  7. @PK - thank you! But right now I feel like I need to sleep for a week, THEN get back to revisions. my eyes are perpetually tired... oh well ;)

    @Jess - it is, huh?? No worries :) Good luck in the contest if you enter it!

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  8. I hope to add reading to my goals next year. I'm impressed you've read a book a week? Wow, I wish I could fit that in. Here's hoping for next year.

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  9. I too wish I had time to read more. You're already thinking of goals for next year? Wow. I thought I was organized ... Maybe I'm losing some of my steam.

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  10. Thanks for the contest heads up and congratulations on hitting your goal of reading 25 books!

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  11. @Ciara - guess it worked out at just under a book a week, yeah. But I did intentionally choose short books most of the time. LOL.

    @Catherine - well, not seriously, but it sort of flashed into my head. "OMG will I have any ideas for goals next year???" and then I did think of a few :)

    @LB - thanks :)

    @Kari Marie - no worries, and thanks! :)

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  12. You're doing better than me on editing! I sat down to do some this morning before work and had too much fun reading my already-edited scenes - never even reached the messy bits!

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  13. Wow 25 books in one year -- that's amazing. Got any favorites?

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  14. @Deniz - I know how that is. Been there before a few times. But it's okay to enjoy the work you've already done, I think. hehe

    @Trisha - yeah I do...need to write up a blog post about it! Some of my favourites though were "Grotesque" (Natsuo Kirino) and "The Brutal Art" (Jesse Kellerman). I also read some real classics, like "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Of Mice and Men". Loved those too.

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  15. aw shame about US only competitions. Oh well.
    Because it's only july you could do another goal of reading another 20 books ;)

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  16. Great blogfest page. I like how you've presented it. ood luck with Sundown. Exciting for you being at the editing stage. :O)

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  17. @Lynda - I know, I only realised after posting this that it was only for US residents. Bummer! As for another reading goal...I guess I COULD. But not sure I wanna. Hehe.

    @Madeleine - thanks :) I'm working on the 4th draft I guess. When I'm done, and get onto my paper edit, I guess that'll be working on draft #5.

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  18. Good luck on your edits! Those are some awesome arcs...but, sigh, I don't live in the US.

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