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Bout of Books Readathon Challenge: Cover Love

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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Let’s talk cover love today.  I’ve admitted in the past to being a cover snob.  I love a pretty or interesting cover.  Often it’s the cover that gets me to buy the book.  I tend to be attracted to the more abstract covers, but sometimes ones featuring people grab me.
My favorite cover from this past year’s reads is the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.  Okay, I’m cheating a bit, but these are too gorgeous not to include all three.  J picked up this box set at Half Price Books sometime in 2010.  I love the colors, the raised gold lettering, and especially the constellations in the background.  These covers fit the story to a tee.
Honorable mentions:
The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman — These two fit beautiful together.  I get a sense of Fillory in each cover.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake — Look at those colors!
Sunshine by Robin McKinley — My cover actually sparkles and somehow it doesn’t seem cheesy at all.  Plus that little bit of red really calls to the vampires in the story.  Amazing!
Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux — Check out the zombie peeking at Allison through the books tacks. Very scary!
I also hold a place in my heart for funny or ridiculous covers.  I really love this selection.  Check them out!  Questions: Does anyone else have issues with where that pile of wood is on The Rifleman?  What is up with Retief’s codpiece?  Does anyone else agree that clowns are always scary, but extra so when it looks like one is trying to pick you up?  And is that a weedwacker or are you just happy to see me?  Extra creepy…
Now I want to hear yours.  What’s your favorite cover?  Or What’s the funniest cover you’ve seen?  Tell me in a blog post (linked in my comments) or in the comments section to win.
Prizes:
  • 2  $10 Amazon or Book Depository GC — Favorite cover and funniest cover
  • 2  Choice of book or series from my giveaway pile — Random winners
Rules:
  • Must be a participant of Bout of Books to enter
  • Must leave a comment or link to your blog in my comments section
  • Prizes are open only to the US
  • Contest runs 12:01am CST to 11:59pm CST

Giveaway stash (note that all books are preloved, but in good condition):

  • Allison Hewitt is Trapped / Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeleine Roux (2 books)
  • As the World Dies trilogy by Rhiannon Frater (3 books)
  • Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant (3 books)
  • The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
  • The Girl from Junchow by Kate Furnivall
  • Consider Lily by Anne Dayton
  • Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
  • Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris
  • Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell
  • Pinned by Sharon Flake
  • Serial by Jack Kilbourn and Blake Crouch
  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Tudor Rose trilogy by Susan Wiggs (3 books)
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Good Luck and Happy Reading!!!!!

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Books

 

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Upcoming Blog Hop Giveaway

I signed up for an upcoming blog hop giveaway…  Look interesting?  Join me.  If not, keep it on the calendar and lookout for some great books up for grabs.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Books

 

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Birthday Giveaway Winners

 

Winner, winner chicken dinner!  Who’s the winner?  Let me see:

Prize Pack #1 Reimagined Classics — Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… Melissa Sawvell

 

Prize Pack #2 Hatter M series — Volumes 1, 2, 3… Elven Johnson

Prize Pack #3 Willomere series by Candace Camp — A Lady Never Tells; A Gentleman Always Remembers; An Affair without End… Stacey Sirtak

 

Prize Pack #4 Immortals series by Alyson Noel — Evermore; Blue Moon; Shadowland… Janan Cheskis

 

 

Prize Pack #8 Fantasy Pack — Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; The Magicians by Lev Grossman… Rebecca Stephen

Prize Pack #9-10 Your Choice Pack

  • The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory and The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance… Carol Mallory
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffennegger and The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson… Maureen Morra
  • This Book Will Change Your Life and Paradise Lost by John Milton… Melissa Sawvell

Congrats to everyone who won! 

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Books, Life

 

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30th Birthday Extravaganza!!! (Giveaway)

 

 This month, I am turning 30….  There I said it.  I’m getting old.  I feel like I’m getting old.  But I am determined to make the most of my month.  And you, my dear readers, get to participate in my celebrations.  I am doing my first ever (yep that’s right, FIRST EVER) giveaway.  I’m sure you’re all wondering how do I enter and what do I win.  Here’s all the details:

  • Contest runs March 1st through April 1st, 2012
  • US/Canada only please (can’t afford the postage overseas, sorry!)
  • I will pick 8 winners using a random number generator
  • As each winner responds to my emails…
  • Each winner will get their pick of one of 10 prize packs
  • If no response within 48 hours, I will pick a new number
  • You don’t have to be a follower to enter
  • Share the love with other readers you know
  • To enter, please fill out the form below (emails will be used only to contact the winners)

Prize Packs — Each pack comes with books listed plus a few extra goodies.  Please be advised that all books are used.  I have notated the condition of the books if necessary.

Prize Pack #1 Reimagined Classics — Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Prize Pack #2 Hatter M series — Volumes 1, 2, 3

Prize Pack #3 Willomere series by Candace Camp — A Lady Never Tells; A Gentleman Always Remembers; An Affair without End (all three books are well used copies with creased spines)

Prize Pack #4 Immortals series by Alyson Noel — Evermore; Blue Moon; Shadowland

Prize Pack #5 Romance-ish Pack — Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster; The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens; The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

Prize Pack #6 Zombies Pack — Zombie Blondes by Brian James; Night of the Necromancer by Kyle West and Jelani Sims

Prize Pack #7 Vampires Pack — American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout; Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Prize Pack #8 Fantasy Pack — Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Prize Pack #9-10 Your Choice Pack: Pick two books from the following list

  • The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffennegger
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
  • Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
  • This Book Will Change Your Life
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Long Weekened by Savita Kalhan
  • Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
  • The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance
  • Heartless by Gail Carriger
  • Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready
  • Aching for Always by Gwyn Cready
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • East of the Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Max by James Patterson
  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson

 If you are not reading this on my site, please click through to enter the giveaway.

 

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Books, Life

 

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