Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s Beg, Borrow, & Steal!
These posts are my take on the In My Mailbox meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Just a way to showcase the books in my life, because not all of them will be reviewed.
This week’s batch is small, but I’m VERY excited about it. Let’s see why…
Books I absolutely had to buy.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Went to a reading event tonight where Laini was so gracious to sign two copies!
That’s right, I’m saving one for you guys! Thanks Barnes & Noble in HB for hosting!
I read a few chapters while I was waiting for the reading to start, and this book is so good!
Really, really happy I found out about it at the last minute via Twitter and managed to go!
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
When I saw that this was a National Book Award Finalist, I had to have it.
Added bonus when I was going to get books signed anyway!
Can’t wait to dig into this one!
Book borrowed from the library.
Help for Writers by Roy Peter Clark
My coworker saw this book and gave it to me for perusal.
It’s a great aid for helping writers get their lives together so they can focus on writing.
Free swag from an event.
The Barnes and Noble people at tonight’s Laini Taylor reading were handing out masks…
So I grabbed one! I love how it matches the cover, and it’s pretty good quality.
They gave me the tattoos when I went to get the book signed.
I love literary swag!
Well, that’s it for this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to stick around to enter my Spooktacular Giveaway
and my 200 Subscriber Giveaway,
And be on the lookout for yet one more Halloween giveaway!
First, I’d like to say hello and welcome to all of my new followers! I appreciate the follows, and the giveaway entries! If you’re just visiting for BlogFest 2011, that giveaway post is right here, or you can click on the button in the sidebar. But stick around, and you might win something else!
And for my less new followers, thanks for sticking with me for the whole… oh, month I’ve been here? Here’s to good times for all!
I’m writing because I have some great news today. As you may have noticed, I’m an aspiring writer. Well, today I had my first professional publication! I had to deal with first serial rights and everything! Ironically, though I’m emphasizing in fiction in my program, this is a creative nonfiction piece. It’s called “Stay,” and it’s “… about fidelity to one’s mother, but in her case the relationship is a bit more problematic, because her mother is one of those difficult people who flits in and out of our lives, but who ultimately must command our loyalty.”–A Note From Robert Clark Young – Creative Nonfiction Editor.
Go ahead and read the piece here at Connotation Press, if you’re so inclined. =) Clocking in at 2 pages on the website, it’s probably one of the shortest things I’ve ever written. But it means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy it and see why. And explore Connotation Press a bit. The Editor-in-Chief is a really great guy who took the time to talk to our class way back when we were just fledgeling MFA students. And they really do celebrate all forms of word art.
I’m looking forward to dissecting my writing process in another post, comparing the experience to writing fiction and other such ruminations.
Well, you might be able to tell I’m really excited about this! So, in celebration, I’ve decided to host another giveaway. And since this one’s so special, I’ll keep it going for three weeks–and it’s international!
Here’s what you’ll get:
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Four, count them, four books by Scott Westerfeld. The whole Uglies series in paperback! Yes, I’m in a very good mood, thank you for asking. =)
Here be the rules:
-Must be over 13 years old.
-Giveaway is international, provided the US Postal Service ships to you. Here’s the link to make sure these guys ship to you. Or, if you know of a better alternative, I’m game.
-Giveaway ends on August 7, 2011 at 12:01 am PST. See, my fellow Westies have a whole extra minute! And you East Coasters can get in some late-night entries!
-Winner will be chosen by random.org.
I will send an email to the winner after the giveaway ends. The winner must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
As with my other giveaways, following is not necessary, but it gives you more entries, it’s nice, and you might just stumble upon more giveaways between my regular posts!
THE UGLIES SERIES GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED