Monday, January 21, 2013

Abducted by the 2013 LOVEATHON!!!

We are now only ...

away from the 2013...

Can you tell I'm excited? Because I am really excited!!!

There will be two prizes up to grab, lots of David Levithan books to be read, and fun to have all around!!!

For those who don't know, the Levithan Loveathon is something that I started last year as a way to celebrate my favorite author, David Levithan. The basic idea behind it is that David began writing by creating short stories to give his friends as Valentine's Day gifts. Those short stories later became novels like Boy Meets Boy and How They Met and Other Stories. Because of this I chose February to be the month that I read as many of his books as I can. Last year, I did five but this year I've decided to only read three. I realized if I read five of his books every year I would run out of new books to read pretty quickly. 

Let me give you a quick run down of why I love Levithan and then I'll explain how the prizes are going to work this year. 


1. Because I met him and got to talk to him and he is pretty cool people!

2. Because he writes beautifully! The way he chooses and plays with words is impeccable. 

3. Because he always takes chances and risks with the ideas that we have of how a story should be told and structured  When I pick up his books I never know what I am going to get.

4. Because he loves, respects, and adores his fellow authors. He loves collaborating with other authors and artists more then writing his own projects and he supports and promotes his favorite books at times when he is supposed to be promoting his own. 

And it is because of this fact that I am making some slight changes to the agenda for this years Levithan Loveathon!

When I went to David Levithan's book signing in October, he put a lot of emphasis at the end of the signing on recommending and promoting three books. 

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

I've decided that since I'm only reading three David Levithan books this month, I would spend the rest of my time reading two of these as well. 

I've been dying to read The Disenchantments since he recommended it! But I'm going to save that one for summer. Therefore my reading list for this years Levithan Loveathon is as follows:

How They Met and Other Stories (Levithan)
Ask The Passengers (King)
Love is the Higher Law (Levithan)
Endangered (Schrefer)
Every Day (Levithan)

Did I mention prizes???

Yes! There will be two prizes.

The first one is a book. There are no requirments for this prize other than signing up! The winner will get to choose from the five books I read which one they would like a copy of. 

The second prize is a $25 gift card! To win this prize you have to read either Ask the Passengers (King) or Endangered (Schrefer) or any David Levithan book you can find and then post about it on your blog! Every time you read a Levithan book or the other two you will be entered to win! 

Another post will be up closer to February with links for the giveaways!

But for now, get your book piles ready and start spreading the Levithan Love!!!


Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

I'm probably going to only get to one book (Will Grayson, Will Grayson because I borrowed it from my cousin last May) but I'm definitely going to join in!

fakesteph said...

I am SO excited for this!!! I have The Lover's Dictionary all ready to go!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Yay for the Levithan Loveathon! And yay for reading Endangered! That punk Eliot Schrefer was supposed to send me a copy but he never did. Well, he's busy. He's not going to remember me! I need to get a copy of that and all his other books.

And I like the way you've restructured the Loveathon! I think it's cool that you're also reading books he recommends!

Blog Design by Imagination Designs all images from the Winds of Change kit by NatashaNaSt Designs