Sunday, July 31, 2011

In My Mailbox (22)

In My Mailbox is a meme designed by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie to promote blogger interaction and put new books on the radar.
Thanks to...
St. Martin's Griffin Publishers
Tera Lynn Childs
Cedar Fort Publishers

Books Received...
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Behemoth by Scott Westerfield
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by B.K. Bostick

Also Received...
Swag (not in video) from B.K. Bostick and Kris from Imaginary Reads!

What did you receive in your mailbox? Leave a comment and let me know!

Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Summer Giveaway Hop! This hop actually makes me kind of sad. Because it's near the end of the summer. Which means school will start soon. Sadface. So, to celebrate what we have left of this lovely season, I've collected all the swag I've been hoarding for months and months... and giving it to you guys! I emptied most of my swag box for this. Because I love you all that much.

This giveaway hop is hosted by Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Mary from BookHoundsOver 200 blogs have signed up to participate. We are each offering a book-related giveaway and are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another.  The hop runs from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7.
  • Starcrossed baggie
  • Starcrossed lip balm
  • Starcrossed pen
  • Starcrossed bracelet
  • Starcrossed bookmark
  • Gifted bookmarks (4)
  • Hourglass poster
  • Angelfire Ellie bookmark
  • Divergent temporary tattoos
  • Sweetly lollipop
  • Tyger, Tyger bookmark
  • ThisIsTeen promo card
  • Chain Reaction promo card
  • Jekel Loves Hyde postcard
  • Vanish postcard
  • Firelight bookmark
  • Firelight sticker
  • Melissa de la Cruz bookmark
  • Mette Ivie Harrison bookmark
  • The Mephisto Covenant bookmark
  • Ashes bookmark
  • Tiger's Curse bookmark
  • Angel Burn bookmark
  • Fox Emotimark bookmark
  • Along a Long Road sticker
  • Raised by Wolves temporary tattoo
  • A Need So Beautiful sticker
Just fill out the form to enter! Continue hopping with the linky list below.

Birthday Palooza Giveaway: ARC Prize Pack

  • Winner will receive: the ARC Prize Pack, with ARCs of Zitface by Emily Howse & Crystal Bones by C. Aubrey Hall
  • Thanks to Ivy from Ivy Reads for donating this prize!
  • Must by 13+ years of age
  • US only
  • Ends: August 28, 2011
  • Winner will be chosen using
  • Go to "Giveaway Policy" page for giveaway rules.

Birthday Palooza Guest Post: Ivy

My name is Ivy and the one and only blogger behind Ivy Reads. I am a college student, so you can see how much time I make to read for fun. I’ve always loved reading. I am an avid since elementary school. At that time, I borrowed many books from the library and would sit around all day enjoying my books. As I grew older, I found it harder to be able to read for fun, however, I still read when I had the time. Being in college now, it’s even harder. I still find the time to read because it’s necessary for me to escape the college-world at times, and just enjoy a good read.

Since I am turning 21 this year, the perfect birthday would be…not drinking! I know drinking alcohol at the age of 21 could be a big deal since you’re legally able to purchase and drink alcohol, but it’s not for me. I don’t drink and I don’t like drinking.

I would really want to have an ALA or BEA day on my 21st birthday because I have not been able to attend ALA or BEA. I would love to meet authors and check out amazing books! It would be so awesome if I were able to have this for my birthday. It would be a dream come true! Knowing that in 2015, ALA will be in the city I live in makes me more excited for ALA! Yes, it’s four years away, but whatever. I’m pretty psyched to learn that in 2015, I would be able to attend my first ALA!
Besides wanting an ALA or BEA birthday, I would love to spend time with some of my friends. It’ll be great if all my friends were able to have dinner or lunch with me because it’s so hard to do that nowadays since we’re all split up at different schools. I miss them.

Enough about MY perfect birthday, I want to say: Happy Birthday Lucia! I hope you have a great birthday and get caked! :P (I never got caked before…I wonder how it’s like.) A year old, a year wiser!

Missed out on a post or a giveaway? No worries! They're all listed on the first birthday palooza post! 

Birthday Palooza Giveaway: Happy Birthday to Me

  • Winner will receive: a paperback copy of Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe
  • Must by 13+ years of age
  • US only
  • Ends: August 28, 2011
  • Winner will be chosen using
  • Go to "Giveaway Policy" page for giveaway rules.

Birthday Palooza: Day 1 Challenge

iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books
Welcome to the first day of my Birthday Palooza! The first challenge is going to give a huge clue about the giveaway later today. It's really simple!
The rules:
  1. Grab the button (above) to show your participation.
  2. Tweet your answer with the hashtag #3LBBdayPal (you may need TweetDeck or something else that allows you to tweet longer answers).
  3. If you don't have a Twitter, just comment with your answer.
  4. You may do this any day that the giveaways are running, not just the day the post is up!
  5. Have fun! Simple, no?
ARC is my favorite acronym. We all know it stands for "advanced reading copy," but can you think of more things it can stand for?
It's an angry roast chicken.

...Maybe not so roast.

Birthday Palooza Begins!!

Welcome to my very first annual BIRTHDAY PALOOZA! I am totally excited. We have a great board of authors and bloggers stopping by this blog along the two-week journey, and I hope you follow along with me! There's going to be guests and giveaways galore! Plus the pure epicness and awesomeness that just comes along with me and the blog.

This event will take place only on this blog, iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books, from July 31 to August 13, my actual birthday. I would like to THANK all the awesome people involved in my birthday palooza, whether you contributed with a post, a prize, or your eyes for reading this post and future ones!

To keep up with the event, refer to this post, because this is where all giveaways and guest posts will be listed and linked to. It will be updated as the event happens. And of course, be sure to grab a button to show that you're celebrating my birthday with me!

If you're Tweeting, feel free to use the hashtag #3LBBdayPal!!

Each day, there will be a challenge. Doing each one will get you extra entries for one of the giveaways occurring that day. You can do any of the challenges on any day, not just the one that it's posted on!

***If you are entering any giveaways, FILL OUT THIS CONTACT FORM if you haven't already!

Guest Posts:

DAY 2 
DAY 6 
DAY 8 
DAY 10
DAY 11 
DAY 12
DAY 13
DAY 14

Day 1
Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe
ARC Prize Pack
Day 2
Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson
MG Prize Pack
Day 3
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
The Book Depository (INT'L)
Day 4
Water Prize Pack
Day 5
12.21.12 by Killian McRae
Day 6
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Adult Prize Pack
Day 7
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (INT'L)
Day 8
Swag, Swag, Swag!
Firelight Swag
Redheart by Jackie Gamber
Signed Swag Pack
Day 9
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Day 10
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Fins by Tera Lynn Childs Book Set
Day 11
E.J. Stevens Prize Pack
Day 12
The Key by Felicia Rogers
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Day 13
YA ARC and Now Is The Time for Running
Don't Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton
Day 14
Abandon by Meg Cabot
YA Prize Pack

Grab a Button:
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books
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iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Thank you for taking part in this event. It's my first big one, and I hope everything works out perfectly!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Follow Friday and The Book Blogger Hop (29)

It's Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read, and The Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books! Please comment and link your blog! I'd love to check it out!
This week's question is:
Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-shirt slogan best describes you?

This week's question is:
Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield. The Uglies kind of fell for me, so I'm hoping he's going to redeem himself!

Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren

Author Interview:

Current Giveaways:
The Odd Job Squad: International
*Please fill in my WINNER CONTACT FORM for the Birthday Palooza- starting on Sunday!!

Happy Book Birthday to... This post has cupcakes and doggies! What more could you want?
NEW FEATURE: iLive, iLaugh, iLove, iListen! Please check it out! :)

Weekly Memes:
Teaser Tuesday: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Waiting on Wednesday: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Reading!!
This is the epic picture of the week. Click for larger size!
P.S. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Goodreads! And check out my Facebook page! :)


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