Sunday, May 29, 2011

Contests Everywhere!

Here's a biggie for all the writers out there! Over at Cynsations, Publisher Elizabeth Law is offering a 30 page critique of a manuscript plus a phone call to talk about it and ask your publishing related questions! Priceless!

There is a huge blog hop going on here, but hurry because it all ends on 5/31!

The Bloody Bookaholic is doing some spring cleaning and giving away 44 books!!!!

Hope is giving away Amazon giftcards!!!

Moonlight Gleam has giftcards for reaching 500 followers! I'm jealous...

The awesome travelers over at YA Highway are giving out some yummy ARCs!

Monday, May 16, 2011

T&M Review: The Secret Life of Backyard Bugs

In One Sentence: A great reference book for kids.

Description from Amazon page:

With this book in hand, readers of any age will discover — just outside their own doors, no matter where they live—a world they never knew existed. Stunning photography is combined with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal tour of the hidden lives of spiders, beetles, butterflies, moths, crickets, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, aphids, and many other backyard residents. You won’t believe your eyes! Each creature is shown in its natural setting, and many are shown progressing through the stages of their life cycles. This is a one-of-a-kind look at some of life’s most fascinating mysteries — surprising, captivating, and perfect for nature lovers of all ages.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

YA Review: Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

In one sentence: An addictive, cute, quick read that I couldn't put down.

From the back of the book: 

Jane Austen never had friends like this...

"There is little more likely to exasperate a person of sense than finding herself tied by affection and habit to an Enthusiast." Julie knows from bitter experience. Her best friend, Ashleigh, veers wildly from one obsession to the next, dragging Julie along on her crazy schemes. Ashleigh's current fancy is also Julie's own passion: Jane Austen's great love story Pride and Prejudice. Dressed in a vintage frock and dragging her feet, Julie finds herself sneaking into a dance at an all-boys' prep school with Ashleigh, in search of heroes. Unfortunately, they both fall for the same one: the handsome and gallant Grandison Parr. Will Julie have to choose between loyalty and love? Or will Ashleigh's embarrassing antics drive him away before Julie gets a chance?


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