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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the 11th Blog of Xmas...

The 12 Blogs of Christmas

...The Shady Glade gave to you:

11 Books to Choose From: (some are gently used, the rest are new)
Christmas Unwrapped: Lighthearted Humor to Get You Through the Holidays by Scott Emmons (HC)
Slumgirl Dreaming: Rubina's Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali (PB)
Fingerprints #1: Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz (PB)
Catwalk: Strike a Pose by Deborah Gregory (PB)
Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner (PB)
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper (PB)
Likely Story by David Van Etten (HC)
Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd (HC)
The Boy Book by E. Lockheart (HC)
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce (ARC with original light blue cover)
The Monster Variations by Daniel Kraus (HC)

--1 winner will choose 3 from the above list,
--2 winners will choose 2 from the above list,
--1 winner will choose 1 from the above list.

And then:
--1 winner will receive a Looking Glass Wars Swag Pack (Hatter M poster, a postcard, 2 bookmarks, 2 stickers, a tattoo and a Redd Alert! button)
--6 more winners with receive a Mystery Swag pack with at least 7 assorted pieces of swag (bookmarks, postcards, stickers, cards, etc.)

Better head over, because you read that right:
11 winners!


I personally have had my eye on Monster Variations; how 'bout you?
See you there, and tell her Misty sent ya!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ho, ho, ho and stuff


A while back, I signed up for Secret Santa with Kate over at the Neverending Shelf. I revealed a few posts ago that I got a mysterious package in the mail, consisting of a book called The Comet's Curse


Yeah, that's still mysterious, as I have no idea who sent it.

But today, I thought I would take off my own santa beard and reveal myself.

I played Secret Santa to the lovely Alyssa of Teens Read and Write. Because Alyssa made the Nice list this year, I had my elves pick out two things from her wishlist, and 1 thing I thought she might like. Want to see what my elves dropped in her stocking?



On the 10th Blog of Xmas...

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...vvb32 reads gave to you:

Holiday Box o'Goodies
for 2 lucky winners!
Each winner gets 5 book or book-ish items in the box
includes some of Velvet's faves:
austen, japanese, steampunk, vampires, xmas, YA or zombies

(I plead the 5th --
you'll see what I mean when I see you there!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

On the 8th Blog of Xmas...



...Princess Bookie gave to you:



First Winner Gets All in picture 1 (Firespell, Pefect Chemistry, Leaving paradise, Beautiful Creatures, Hush Hush and Along For Ride).

Second Winner Gets All In Picture 2 (Anxious Hearts, Jekel Loves Hyde, Hex Hall, Something Like Fate and Little Miss Red).

Third Winner Gets A Mystery ARC

Head on over, and tell the Princess Misty sent you!

Friday, December 18, 2009

On the 7th Blog of Christmas...



... Luxury Reading gave to you:

An Invisible Bookshelf by Umbra

and to fill your brand new invisible bookshelf....

A hardcover copy of Secret Society by Tom Dolby
A hardcover copy of Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
A paperback copy of Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (movie tie-in edition)
A hardcover copy of A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
An audio book of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

See you there!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the 6th Blog of Christmas (formerly the 10th, but who's counting?)

The 12 Blogs of Christmas
On the 6th day of Christmas, Book Rat (ME!!!) gave to you...

Alright, I've teased you with it long enough. Even though this is a little sooner than planned, I guess I just couldn't wait any more. Or something like that. ;p

You may have noticed about a week's worth of "choices" posts...
It was really fun seeing everyone make their choice on what I should offer (or read next? Best cover? Who knows what you all were choosing... ;p)
So did I pick a John Green pack? Sarah Dessen?
Hmm... I decided that I didn't want to limit you in such a way. I mean, 'tis the season of something for everyone, right?
Well, I tried to include a little something for everyone, because FIVE lucky winners will get to pick a book from this nice, big stack:













In case you were keeping track, that's over 50 choices!(But how to choose?) And 5 of you are going to win your choice! You can even all pick the same book, because it's coming to you brand new!
But if I were you, I'd act quickly; there's a limited amount of time for this one!


To enter:
You must be a follower of this blog, and you must fill out the form below.
Contest runs through the end of the year.
Open internationally*!





Note: I've had a lot of people commenting that the form is cut off. To them I say: use your scroll wheel or your down arrow. The form is NOT cut off.

*as in, wherever Book Depository ships. That's just about everywhere, but if you're not sure, check this

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