Monday, December 31, 2012

Abducted by 2013 Resolutions!

Every year I make a few resolutions of things I want to change moving forward. Some are funny some are completely ridiculous, and some I'm just not that motivated about from the beginning. But I always try to make at least one that I fully commit to.

This year, that resolution is to go the ENTIRE year without buying ANY books!


Absolutely Zero!

Yes, I'm serious!

You have to understand, I have way too many books in my apartment that I have bought and never read. I mean waaaaaaaay too many books. I made an entire book tree this Christmas out of books I hadn't read yet and still had plenty off books left over.

Book Tree 2012

So, this is how it is going to work. I will be keeping my account with (however I am debating reducing it from two credits a month to just one) so I will have access to new releases and of course the library system is at my full disposal. But I am not aloud to purchase any new physical books or ebooks for the entire year.
With ONE exception...

release date May 7th 2013

The only exception is if I go to a book signing. David Levithan has a book coming out this Spring and if he goes on a book tour anywhere near me I will be going!

In that case I will be allowed to buy books because that is the only way you get them signed.

Other than that, NO BOOKS!

I can do it guys! I know I can.

And on that note here are the books I purchased in my last book buying frenzy for 2012...

These are the books I bought with my Barnes and Noble gift card I got for Christmas!

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
House of Odd (graphic novel) by Dean Koontz
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

And this is the last order of books I placed on that should be arriving January 4th.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

So tell me, what are your book resolutions for the year?

Abducted by 15,000 Pages Completion

Okay so I am ending 2012 in a very not so glamorous way seeing on how I haven't posted in over a month!

In the fall I took on a second job and it started out as not being such a big deal but when the holiday season hit it monopolized my life!

I may not have physically read much these last few months, but I'm still going strong on my audio books! I finished Raven Boys (loved it) The Sugar Queen (Loved it more) and another Jennifer Cruise novel called Getting Rid of Bradly (which was one of the better ones of hers I've listened to but not as good as Bet Me).

Anyway, I'm back now to take care of some official business.

Last year I set up the challenge to read 15,000 pages in 2012. I may not have completed this challenge (epic fail on my part) but I know many of you out there did!

For those who accomplished it:

Congratulations and thank you so much for participating!

It is time to claim your prizes! Two prizes will be given out as part of the 15,000 page challenge.

One prize will go to whomever completed the challenge by reading the most number of books, and one to the person who read the least!

So, look back over the books you read this year and submit the total of books it took you to get to 15,000 by entering the link below. You have from now through midnight of January 4th to enter the list of books and the winners will be announced at noon (cst) on January 5th.

REMEMBER you are only counting books that you read that equal 15,000 pages BUT if you read way more then that you can pick and choose which books you submit. For example if you are going for the fewest books prize you can select all of the longest books you finished this year until you reach 15000 pages. What I mean is that it doesn't have to just be the first bunch of books you read. 


And lastly, the countdown for my 2nd Levithan Loveathon has officially started! We have exactly

days until the Loveathon starts! So dust off your favorite David Levithan books and get ready!

Why Yes, Steph, I did frame the ARC you sent me!!!
The Levithan Loveathon is an event that I started where I read David Levithan books in the month of February.

I had one giveaway that you could win just by entering last year. This year there will be multiple giveaways that you can being a gift card that you can only enter to win if you read a David Levithan book and post about it on your blog!

Last year I only did the Loveathon for me, but this year I am really hoping to get a lot more people involved so please spread the word!

That is all for now! I will have more information about the Levithan Loveathon in the new year!

Thanks again!
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