Monday, March 30, 2009

Contest alert!

Bree Despain is holding a contest over at her blog! There are lots of prizes, so you should go enter over there! :)

One thing though! Make sure you tell her that Michelle Kuo sent you over there in your comment when you enter! Have fun! The contest ends on April 3, or in other words this Friday.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sophomore Switch Trailer

You all should go check it out! I actually just finished reading the ARC of it, and it was really good! :) Also, you should head on over to Abby Mcdonald's blog to go win a prize pack + a hardcover edition of Sophomore Switch! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop, TBD '09, Press Release

For more information contact:

Sara Easterly, Publicist for readergirlz

Sara Easterly & Friends



Despite economic downturn, generous publishers have donated
thousands of young-adult books for readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and YALSA
to deliver to teens in America’s top pediatric hospitals

March 17, 2009 (Seattle, Wash.)Teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States will receive 8,000 young-adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels next week as readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrate the third annual Support Teen Lit Day on April 16.

In its second year, “Operation TBD” (short for Teen Book Drop), puts free books donated by 18 book publishers into the hands of many teens most in need of escape, inspiration and a sense of personal accomplishment. Books with exceptional characters and fabulous stories can provide just that for teens and their families dealing with difficult, long-term hospital stays.

At a time when philanthropic giving is down, readergirlz co-founders have been inspired by overwhelming industry support for Operation TBD. “readergirlz is always looking for innovative ways to connect teens with literature, “ said Dia Calhoun, co-founder of readergirlz and acclaimed young-adult author. “We’re honored that publishers have supported this goal by giving so liberally this year.”

Operation TBD also aims to encourage all teens to choose reading for pleasure as a leisure activity, over other entertainment options. Inciting the broader teen community to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz has launched a trailer on YouTube ( inviting teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 16. When visiting, participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they’ll leave behind, which explain the surprise to the recipient and tell them to read and enjoy.

This event is such a special one because it not only raises awareness about teen literature, but it also truly helps those teens most in need. Teens facing illnesses will be able to find an age- appropriate new book to read while in the hospital — teen books matter and not just any old book will do,” said Sarah Cornish Debraski, YALSA president. “Our thanks to the publishers, readergirlz, and Guys Lit Wire. It’s wonderful to unite with these organizations to forward this cause.”

Participating book publishers who have donated books or audiobooks include Abrams Books, Bloomsbury/Walker Books, Candlewick Press, Full Cast Audio, Hachette Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hyperion, Milkweed, Mirrorstone Books, Orca Book Publishers, Peachtree Books, Perseus Book Group/Running Press, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Soft Skull Press & Red Rattle Books, TOKYOPOP and Tor/Forge/Starscape/Tor Teen.

“Putting the right book into the hands of a teen can turn that teen into a reader for life, “ said Suzanne Murphy, VP and Group Publisher, Scholastic Trade Book Publishing. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help Operation TBD show teens firsthand just how much fun reading can be.”

Pediatric hospitals that have signed up to receive books include Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix, Ariz.), Rady's Children's Hospital (San Diego, Calif.), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children's Hospital and Research Center (Oakland, Calif.), All Children's Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL), Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), UM C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, MO), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center (Tacoma, Wash.) and Seattle Children's Hospital.

“Our teen patients here at Seattle Children’s loved the books donated through the Operation Teen Book Drop last year,” said Kim Korte, Child Life Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Books are a wonderful avenue for our patients to be distracted from the pain and stress of hospitalization. We are always in need of books and greatly appreciate the generosity of the publishers who donated.”

Everyone who participates in Operation TBD is invited to celebrate at the TBD Post-Op Party on April 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on the readergirlz blog:

About Support Teen Literature Day

For the third consecutive year, Support Teen Literature Day will be celebrated April 16, 2009 in conjunction with ALA’s National Library Week. Librarians all across the country are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day by hosting events in their library. The purpose of this new celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. Support Teen Literature Day also seeks to showcase award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.

About the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, visit or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or email,

About readergirlz

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors—Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Holly Cupala (A Light That Never Goes Out) Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful), and Melissa Walker (the Violet series). readergirlz is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award.

To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. For more information about readergirlz, please visit and, or contact

About Guys Lit Wire Guys Lit Wire brings literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them. Working to combat the perception that teen boys aren’t as well read as teen girls, the organization seeks out literature uniquely targeted toward teen male readers in hopes of bringing attention of good books to guys who might have missed them.

Ó2009 readergirlz


Oh boy, I have been completely exhausted for the past few days. That's why I haven't been able to update my March giveaway blog as much :( Anyways, spring break shall start after school this Friday, so then I'll have much more time to spare. But for now, I am drowning in schoolwork and need to study for a whole bunch of tests and quizzes, and am suffering from a horrible deprivation of sleep -__-" And all of this really sucks because right now those 2 weeks of daily Twilight giveaways at Bookroom Reviews is going on and it's really hard for me to catch up with all of those giveaways!

Oh, and I got my Sophomore Switch ARC yesterday! Yaaay, it's my first ARC ever! I don't know, it just makes me feel all happy that I'm getting to read something before the public does. Hehehe.

I seriously cannot wait for spring break. I really need to have some time off for more sleep and more free time!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vote :)

You all should vote for me! :) It's to win $500 scholarship or cash. And while you're there, go and enter yourself ;)

Vote for me daily! Yay!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Operation TBD!

Operation Teen Book Drop takes place April 16, 2009! Info on this is here.
And readergirlz is having 5 weeks of contests leading up to the day, one contest per week! Click here to enter their contest! :D


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Please Vote :)

Hello everyone! I just thought I'd let you all know that I'm entering a contest here:

I'd really appreciate it if you voted for me, so that I can win the prize.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cinnamon Sticks giveaway!! (no, not the food)

Head on over to Grosgrain to win some a Cinnamon Sticks gift certificate!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Book Giveaway Links for March

These are just a bunch of giveaways I'm finding throughout the month of March. I CONSTANTLY update this as I find more and more giveaways everyday, even a couple that have nothing related to books, like coupons! I'll put this on my sidebar so that you guys can keep checking back :)
**If there is no "ends.." date, it means I'm unsure of the deadline for that contest.

-Win Wish You Were Here at Harmony Book Reviews
-Win You're Amazing at Mrs. Magoo Reads winner announced 04/01
-Win 10 ARCs at The Story Siren ends 04/07
-Win 3 books at Carrie's YA Bookshelf ends 03/31
-Win Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side at Reading Keeps You Sane ends 03/27
-Win 3 books & an Amazon gift card at GreenBeanTeenQueen ends 04/01
-Win Kiss Me, Kill Me and Kisses & Lies at The Not So Closet Geeks ends 03/19
-Win A Little Friendly Advice at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf ends 03/27
-Win up to 3 books at Bookluver-Carol's Reviews ends 04/01
-Win My Life in Pink and Green at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win Violet on the Runway at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win What Would Emma Do? at Genevieve's Blog ends 03/31
-Win This Is What I Want To Tell You at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf ends 04/03
-Choice of 3 books at Juiciliciousss Reviews ends 03/28
-Win a Penguin Prize Pack of 11 books! at Presenting Lenore ends 04/05
-Win Sucks to Be Me at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit? at Unmainstream Mom Reads ends 04/11
-Win a Penelope Poet necklace at Barefoot Mommy ends 04/07
-Win 4 books at Addicted to Books ends 04/29
-Win 200 coupons at Mom Saves Money ends 04/02
-Win Fairy Tale at The B-log Blog ends 04/13
-Win 2 Bard Academy books at Steph Su Reads ends 04/13
-Win Willow at The Story Siren ends 04/02
-Win A Countess Below Stairs at Katie's Book Blog ends 04/19
-Win Dream Girl at Mrs. Magoo Reads ends 04/06
-Win Souvenir or Reunion at The Written Word ends 04/06

The Two Weeks of Twilight Giveaways at Mom on the Random and Bookroom Reviews (there were too many deadlines to keep track of, so I didn't put them down):
-Win Twilight pins at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight make-up kit at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight-Inspired jewelry at Book Room Reviews
-Win The Host at Mom on the Random
-Win a Twilight iPod cover at Mom on the Random
-Win Twilight the Complete Illustrated Movie Companion at Mom on the Random
-Win a New Moon Necklace at Mom on the Random
-Win an Essence of Twilight set at Mom on the Random
-Win the Twilight DVD (!!!!!!!) at Mom on the Random
-Win The Host at Book Room Reviews
-Win a Twilight iPod cover at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight the Complete Illustrated Movie Companion at Book Room Reviews
-Win a Midnight Sun Necklace at Book Room Reviews
-Win an Essence of Twilight set at Book Room Reviews
-Win the Twilight DVD at Book Room Reviews!

Born 2 Impress GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Born 2 Impress GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

A Couple Giveaways You Should Go To :D

over at Cupcake Witch! It ends today at night, so better boogie on over and hurry! :)

Another one that ends soon (March 2) is over at The Shady Glade to win Paper Towns. How exciting!