Sunday, May 9, 2010

Your Current Book - In Pictures - WINNER

Congratulations to Darci. She is the winner of this Random Reading Activity Challenge.  Darci, be sure to look at the Prize List page and email me the book you would like to receive as your prize. My email is

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Your Current Book - In Pictures

This activity involves a little creativity on your part.  I want you to pick up the book you are reading right now and think about a way to tell us a little about it - through pictures.  

Create a blog post and link it here using the Mr. Linky below.  Include the Random Reading Activity Challenge Button in your post so others can join in the fun too.

You have until Friday, May 7th to link your post.  A winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries. The lucky winner will be able to choose a prize from the PRIZE LIST page on this blog.

Here is my example.

Right now I am reading two books.  One of them is KISS OF DEATH by Rachel Caine.  It is the 8th book in the Morganville Vampire Series.

Morganville, TX is a college town. Texas Prairie University is located there and is the reason Claire Danvers moved to Morganville.  She is a super smart girl and graduated high school early. After having trouble living in the dorms (Monica, the queen bee, and her minions torment her endlessly), Claire looks for a place to live off campus.  Luckily, she finds the Glass House, where owner Michael Glass allows her to move in with him and two other tenants.

In addition to bullies, Claire must learn to adapt to the other unique thing about Morganville - the fact that it is overrun with vampires.

Residents pledge loyalty to certain vampires in exchange for protection.  They wear bracelets to let everyone know, including other vampires, who they "belong" to.  The residents are required to donate blood on a regular basis as payment for their protection.  
One of the places that plays a big part in the books is Common Grounds, the local coffee shop.  It is owned by one of the major players in town. The reason it is so important is because it is the only neutral in town.

Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael become a tight-knit group.  Together they battle the evils, both alive and dead, of Morganville. Not only do these books contain action and adventure, they also have a nice amount of light romance.

Rachel Caine writes these books in such a way that the reader feels like they know the characters.  I can picture myself hanging out with the gang at Common Grounds during the day and sitting around the living room listening to Michael play his guitar and watching Shane play video games at night.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series.

Okay, now it is your turn.  I can't wait to "see" what you are reading. Use Mr. Linky below.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

2nd in a Series Winner and Answers

Congratulations to Courtney H.  She is the winner of THE IRON DAUGHTER. The second book in the Iron Fey series.
Now, for those of you that couldn't figure out all of the covers in the collage, here are the answers:
Top L-R
KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters
CARBON DIARIES: 2017 by Saci Lloyd

Bottom L-R
BETRAYALS by Lilith Saintcrow
DEAD GIRL'S DANCE by Rachel Caine

Thanks to everyone who participated.  I promise I'll make the next challenge easier.

Monday, April 19, 2010

We Need More Entries! Come On, Be Brave!

Come one everybody!  Give it a try.  You don't have to get them all right in order to be eligible to win. So far only 6 people have taken the plunge.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

2nd in a Series Activity Challenge

I'm a huge series fan.  What about you guys?  In honor of this Activity Challenge's giveaway, I created a collage including 8 covers, all 2nd books in a series.   Can you guess the titles? Fill out the form below and do the best you can.  Complete the puzzles below to see the prize!  (HINT: I recently finished reading it and LOVED it!)

Be sure to fill out the Google Form by Friday, April 23rd to be eligible for the giveaway.

Monday, April 5, 2010

YOU by Charles Benoit Activity Winner

I'm thrilled to report the winner of YOU by Charles Benoit!  MissHavoc has a very interesting blog so be sure to check it out.  I'm so glad MissHavoc entered this activity because now I have a new blog to follow. MissHavoc - please send me your mailing address at so I can get your prize in the mail.  Remember, I'll be sending it to the author first so he can autograph it.  Include how you want the book signed in your email with your mailing address.

Be looking for another activity soon!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Exciting News About Our First Prize

WOW! The author, Charles Benoit emailed me today and offered to autograph the ARC I'm giving away for this activity. So, as soon as the lucky person is announced I'll send it to him, he'll sign it, and then he'll send it back to me to forward on to the winner. Thanks Charles!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The First Random Reading Activity - You Could Win YOU by Charles Benoit

If you participated in or heard about the Holiday Break Reading Challenge and the Spring Break Reading Challenge you won't have any trouble catching on to what is going on at this site.  I found I enjoyed hosting the challenge actvities and prize giveaways so much that I decided to set up a way for me to do it all during the year.  So here is what I'll do:
  • RANDOMLY, I'll post an activity challenge. You might want to look at some of the ones I did during the Holiday Break Reading Challenge and the Spring Break Reading Challenge for an idea of what to expect.
  • You'll have a SPECIFIC amount of time to complete the activity.
  • You'll post something on your blog with your completed activity challenge and come back to this site and link your blog post to MR. LINKY. (If, for some reason, there isn't a Mr. Linky available then just leave the link to your post in the comment section. Mr. Linky seems to be down as I'm creating this post.)
  • After the time period to complete the activity is up, I'll RANDOMLY choose a winner from the people on Mr. Linky.
  • I'll post the winner and ask them to email me with their mailing address and prize choice. (Some challenges will be for SPECIFIC prizes, like this one.)
So, are you ready for the first activity challenge? This is an easy one.  The winner will receive YOU by Charles Benoit. It won't be available for purchase until August 24, 2010. You can read my review here for more about it.

Here is the activity challenge. Help me spread the word.  The more people participating in the challenges, the more fun it will be for all of us.
1. Create a blog post talking about the Random Reading Activity Challenge.
2. Post the Random Reading Button in the post.
3. Put the Random Reading Button in your sidebar.
4. Come back here once you are finished and link to your post using Mr. Linky or leave your link in the comment section if Mr. Linky isn't present.
5. DEADLINE: April 4th (Easter Sunday) by Midnight CST.

See, I told you it was easy.  You can grab the button from the sidebar.