Monday, July 12, 2010

Win $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card


Okay so I find my TBR coming to an end! While I'm ecstatic that I've been able to read most of the books on my list, I realize that I have quite a few left to review to complete project 52. I'm asking for your help.

Leave a book recommendation in 150 words or less as a comment somewhere on my blog, and really sell your choice. I will choose the one that screams, "Beth, if you don't read me you will grow a pruple afro and turn into a troll!" The reccommender will receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. I will take a second choice that screams, "Beth, I will eventually cause you to grow purple hair and turn into a troll." This reviewer will receive a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card.  I will also do a full review on each book, so make sure your reccomendation doesn't exceed 150 words.

I heart authors. If you have a book out, feel free to reccomend it. No shame in that!

Do not exceed 150 words.
Do not recommend a book that has been reviewed on project 52.
Do not recommend books in a series which I have reviewed one of.
Contest is open until Aug. 1st at 5pm central standard time. I will post the winners names on my blog and they will have one week to email me their address. I will then mail the gift cards.
Do not recommend Twilight.--I know, I know. I've never reviwed and I love it as much as you. Team Edward! But really, I'm looking for new books. (The Second Life of Bree Tanner is still Twilight).

I prefer YA. I have a special place in my heart for YA paranormal romances. But genre doesn't matter, as previously mentioned only books threatening trolldom will be chosen.

I spent enough time in small town, U.S.A. to know that not everyone can benefit from a Barnes and Noble gift card, sad but true. Should you win and find yourself in a town with no Barnes and Noble, mention this in your email and I'll be glad to send you a Hastings card in the amount you won.


  1. Do you have a list of the books you read, somewhere? Don't want to recommend one you've already read or is that okay?

  2. I'll post a list of books I've read, and once I have I paste a link everyhwere I've posted the blog. And super thanks! You're my first comment, ever!

  3. It has been said that a book is successful when it makes you not only cry, but laugh.

    When I read "Looking for Alaska" by John Green, I sobbed. I ached for the characters and their heartbreakingly beautiful story. And I laughed. I laughed hysterically, rivaling even the loudest hyenas.

    Not reading this book would be the hugest mistake of your life. There's romance. There's adventure. There's character growth. And the plot? It's twistier than your DNA.

  4. Please post the list and also what was the last book you read that you really liked?

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  6. Christy, the list is in yesterday's post. When I post today, I'll mention some that I loved. It may be easier to keep up with the contest if you follow me. Just a suggestion ;). Sorry the previous comment was deleted for typo!

  7. Beth:

    A Northern Light - Jennifer Donelly
    Looking for Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta
    Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
    Marcello in the Real World - Stork
    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
    When The Elephants Dance - by me : ) (tess uriza holthe...caught you on Goodreads)

  8. I thought Sea was a good read. It dealt with loss on several levels, intercultural issues, and the aftermath of a tsunami.

  9. Based on your list, I would recommend THE CHANGEOVER by Margaret Mahy, which is proto-paranormal romance YA. Laura knows there's something different about Sorry, something magical, and she needs his help now that her brother has fallen ill. Intelligent and haunting.

  10. OH MY GOSH!!! I'm so excited that I stopped by before 5PM!!!! So now I have to list a lot of fun books that you should be reading!!!

    The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
    Matched by Ally Condie
    Firelight by Sophie Jordan
    You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
    Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
    The forest of hands and teeth by Carrie Ryan
    The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
    Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
    Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
    The Heist Society by Ally Carter
    Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley
    Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
    Shiver and Linger by Maggie Steifvater

    This was so much fun! I'd love to win! I have a few more books I'd love to snag! The newest being The Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell