Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailbox - - Christmas is gonna have nothin' on October this year!

I have been getting crazy amounts of books this month! 
 I have been super lucky.  On top of that, it seems like I find books to buy every where I go - 
I also went to Kid Lit Con 2010 and was lucky enough to meet some amazing authors 
and bought books there too!

Books I won:
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - - won from Liz @ Consumed by Books
The Postcard Killers  - audio book - by James Patterson - - won from Gwendoyn @ A Sea of Books
(thanks to those great bloggers who hosted giveaways and sent me the books I won)

Books I got for review:
 Zan-gah: A Prehistoric Adventure and Zan-Gah & the Beautiful Country 
both by Allan Richard Shickman (Thanks Bonnie for sending them to me)

Books I bought:  
Dollar Tree Store (stopped for big mugs - found some awesome books too!):
Children of the Night: A Diana Tregard Investigation by Mercedes Lackey
The Faerie Wars Chronicles Book 2: The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan
Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep
Shadowsinger by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Dark Knight by Dennis O'Neil
Renfield: Slave of Dracula by Barbara Hambly
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
These are books that I purchased and got signed by the authors at Kid Lit Con 2010

The Cronus Chronicles: Book 1: The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
The Cronus Chronicles: Book 2: The Immortal Fire by Anne Ursu
The Cronus Chronicles: Book 3: The Siren Song by Anne Ursu

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Shiver and Linger (purchased earlier - but got to meet Maggie Stiefvater and have her sign these!)
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick
The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff
Split by Swati Avasthi
Faithful by Janet Fox

I also bought The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (but I didn't get to meet her or have my book signed)

I was fortunate enough to get a number of complimentary books:
The Buccaneer's Apprentice by V. Briceland
The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino (ARC)
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner (ARC)
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden (ARC)

Kate Kaynak Giveaway here at The Wormhole!

I have been so fortunate as to have been contacted by Kate Kaynak and offered the opportunity to hold a giveaway contest here at The Wormhole for a copy of either Minder or Adversary or a Minder t-shirt!

You can read my review for Minder here and my review for Adversary here

They are both incredible - I would go so far as to call them MUST READS!

This is the t-shirt!  It comes in S, M, L, or XL.  
The winner will choose one prize - A SIGNED book (Minder or Adversary) or a t-shirt.
Here are the books (pictures anyway).

Kate Kaynak is a blogger too - go check out her blog here!

Here are the rules:
1. You must be at least 13 years old.
2. You must live in the continental USA 
(Kate was generous enough in offering to let me host this giveaway, 
I don't want to make her pay for international shipping.  
(I will hold another contest for international followers soon!)
3. You MUST fill out the form. 
(Leaving a comment with a valid email address will give you an extra entry).

Giveaway runs from November 1, 2010 until November 19, 2010 (midnight)
Winner will be drawn on November 20 and will be contacted by November 22, 2010.