A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

Tori

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GirlUp Event: We Are Strong, But Together We Are Stronger + Prize Pack Giveaways!



What is the event about?
 
Eleni from the La Femme Readers and I have organized this event to raise awareness about GirlUp, a United Nations Foundation dedicated towards raising awareness and funds for hard-to-reach adolescent girls around the world. By donating $5 or more, we can provide girls with basic needs such as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence, and more. If you are interested in learning more about GirlUp, you can go here: http://www.girlup.org/



How can we spread the word?

In order to spread the word about this organization, we have set up a comment goal system. The number of comments we attain (between both blogs) will determine how much money we will donate to the GirlUp organization. So really, for this event to be successful, Eleni and I are depending on your participation. We need your help to reach our goals for this cause!
 
 
Below are our comment goals:
  • 100 comments between both blogs, we will donate $10 to the organization.
  • 150 comments between both blogs, we will donate $15 to the organization.
  • 200 comments between both blogs, we will donate $20 to the organization.
  • 250 comments between both blogs, we will donate $25 to the organization.
  • 300 comments between both blogs, we will donate $30 to the organization.
  • 350 comments between both blogs, we will donated $35 to the organization.
  • 400 comments between both blogs, we will donate $40 to the organization.
  • 450 comments between both blogs, we will donate $45 to the organization.
  • 500 comments between both blogs, we will donate $50 to the organization.
**500 Comments Is Our Maximum Goal**


A Thank You Giveaway:
You didn't think a money donation was all we had planned for this, did you? We love and appreciate any comments we receive, so as a thank you for your participation, we will also be hosting a giveaway as well! Before we get into the details of the giveaway, Eleni and I would like to thank a few publicists who were kind enough to donate books. You have all been so incredibly generous, and we appreciate you sending us books to support our event.

-Siena and Paul from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
-Kate from Bloomsbury Children's Books
-Pam from HarperCollins (Adult)


Prize Packs:
(All prizes are finished copies - press book title for GoodReads summary)
 


-HarperCollins Adult Prize Pack #1:
1) Insatiable by Meg Cabot
2) Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands


 
-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #2:

1) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare
2) Private (Private, #1) by Kate Brian
3) Vanished (Private, #12) by Kate Brian

 
 
-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #3:
1) One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
2) Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
3) The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti

 

 
-Simon & Schuster YA Prize Pack #4:
2) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
3) The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti
 

 
-Bloomsbury YA Prize Pack #4:
1) The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
2) Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones
3) Pandora Gets Heart by Carolyn Hennesy
   
 
 
-Bloomsbury YA Prize Pack #5:
1) A Prince Among Frogs (Tales of the Frog Princess, #7) by E.D. Baker
2) Hearts At Stake (The Drake Chronicles, #1) by Alyxandra Harvey
3) The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel
  
 
-International Prize #6:

This prize pack is open for participants outside the US only.  One winner will get their pick of whatever book they want that is $15 or under at Book Depository (please see if where you live is eligible for shipping).
  
  
Contest Details:
  • In order to be entered, you must comment on this post with your e-mail address and include where you are from: US, Canada, or International.
  • There will be 6 US Winners who will be picked by random.org and first place gets first prize pack grab, second place chooses next and on down the line.  One international winner will get their pick of whatever book they want that is $15 or under at Book Depository (please see if where you live is eligible for shipping).
  • For extra entries: +10 if you are willing to donate $1 or higher to the organization (this is not mandatory) - DONATE HERE. If you choose to donate, you must e-mail a copy of the receipt to tori.book.faery [@] gmail [.] com, or it won't count.
  • Event is open until November 30, 2010 midnight EST time, or until we reach our goal!
  • If you would like to contribute a money donation by adding a comment goal, please contact either Eleni - lafemmereaders [@] yahoo [.] com OR myself - tori.book.faery [@] gmail [.] com

Thank you everyone! Your participation means a lot to us! Also, we'd love for you to spread the word by placing the sidebar button, which is located on my sidebar. However, it's not mandatory. :)

59 comments:

  1. I think it's great that you and Eleni are doing this!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

    US

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  2. This is a great giveaway for a good cause! Good job.
    terilhackATyahoo.com

    US

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  3. What a awesome contest!!! Count me in! nmulder81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Very awesome what ya'll are doing. I'll see if I can sweet talk my dad into letting me use his credit card to donate something. :)

    littleredride.nhood[at]yahoo[dot]com

    US

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  5. This is definitely a great idea. I'll try to spread the word about it. ^_^

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. This is such an amazing cause! I'm really glad you're doing this.

    -Kieran(U.S)
    Kieran.lovesyou at gmail dot com

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  7. Awesome thing you ladies are doing!

    Lane USA

    moiraethefates(AT)gmial(DOT)com

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  8. Great cause. Thank you for doing this. :)

    musmekipi at gmail dot com

    International

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  9. It is wonderful that you are supporting this cause. I am in the us.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  10. I love you 2 for doing this! Thanks for supporting this initiative.

    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

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  11. Great cause to host a giveaway for, good idea!
    I'd love to participate. Thanks for this!

    My e-mail is:
    estrella [dot] azul20 [at] gmail [dot] com

    And I'd like to apply for the international prize.

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  12. what a great cause and an amazing giveaway.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

    USA

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  13. What a great giveaway for a great cause. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. This is a good cause.

    sgiden at verizon.net

    US

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  15. You guys rock! I commended on Eleni's post as well - not sure if you are double counting :)

    WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. This is such a great cause and thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth.harkinson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. That's a brilliant idea for a good cause! Thanks for the contest too!

    hollyjolly89@gmail.com

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  18. You guys are awesome for doing this!
    Does it count if I write 500 comments saying how awesome you are ? :)

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  19. You are both amazing for doing something like this! Thanks to the publishers for supporting you and helping you out.

    soccer_pam[at]hotmail[dot]com

    Canada

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  20. Great cause!

    US
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  21. What a great cause to support! Awesome giveaway, too! Count me in... ;) US!

    <3,
    -J

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  22. What a great cause! Thanks for doing this.
    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com
    USA

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  23. Its wonderful of you guys to support this cause.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  24. I'm always willing to help out in the charity events just let me know.

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

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  25. What an admirable event, I hope you are able to reach your highest goal.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com
    USA

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  26. This is a great cause!

    jessica b
    jecca.0104@gmail.com
    usa

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  27. What an awesome idea. I hope you hit your max comments!!!

    beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

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  28. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute a little to such a worthy cause!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

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  29. cool!

    a good benefit for a good cause.

    International

    regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

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  30. More than anything...what a super thing to do.
    I know it wasn't asked but I tweeted so others will come.
    http://twitter.com/DoreenRiopel/status/29541216558

    Canada
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  31. You guys are awesome to do this for a great cause. Thanks for the giveaway too!

    International

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  32. Thanks for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

    international

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  33. What a fabulous idea!
    suzy.turner@hotmail.com
    (international)

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  34. I hope this event is a great success and you get lots of comments!

    angeldream3(at)gmail(dot)com

    USA

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  35. This is a great cause! You guys rock for doing this.

    ebriggs23 at gmail.com - US

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  36. It is wonderful what you and Eleni are doing.

    I am in the US.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  37. Fantastic idea, hon, and a very worthy cause. Happy to take part.

    bellasbookslut [at] gmail [dot] com

    Canada

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  38. thanks for doing this!!! A great cause!!!


    heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

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  39. Congrats on the very nice initiative! And thanks for the giveaway!

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

    International

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  40. Awesome giveaway!
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  41. You guys are awesome! What a great cause! :)

    lostforwords.cl (AT) gmail (DOT) com

    Canada :)

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  42. This is a great cause! You both rock for doing this!!
    I will try to remember next week to donate. :D

    Oh, I live in the US.

    notreallysouthernvampchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. This is a great way to support a cause.


    I'm international
    dekad1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. What a fantastic way to support the cause. Thanks for the generous giveaway too.

    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

    USA

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  45. I think you guys are awesome for doing this!

    -Mimi(U.S.A.)
    empress_jayden.com

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  46. Fantastic gilrs, you are awesome!! Off to spread the word and keep up the great work! Thank you! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com
    International

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  47. Great giveaway for a good cause! I'm from Canada.

    i-love_horse@hotmail.com

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  48. I am an international entry.

    Good luck on this event!

    Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  49. It takes great organizational skills to put something like this together.
    Great concept

    lenikaye@yahoo.com
    USA

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  50. Your so kind to do this .

    Please enter me !

    International.


    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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  51. I already entered on Eleni's blog, so I'm not sure if I can enter here too, but I just wanted to say that I think it's awesome that you're both working for this cause. I donated $5 earlier myself and I hope that you get lots of other people who are inspired to donate to this amazing cause. :)

    Awesome job :)

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  52. A great contest for a good cause. Thanks for it.

    cjmfnobrega AT gmail DOT com

    Portugal

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  53. I had not heard of this organization. I think it's wonderful you're supporting it like this and making people aware of this cause.

    andrea.infinger@gmail.com

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  54. I just posted but forgot to enter my country.

    US

    andrea.infinger@gmail.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

    US

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  56. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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