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.

https://twitter.com/Book_Faery

And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3322973-tori-book-faery

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 :)

xoxo
Tori

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Clarity Giveaway!

CLARITY has been one of those YA debuts that everyone seems to be talking about. I'm sure that many of you are dying to get your hands on a copy of this to see for yourselves whether or not the buzz is deserved. Well guess what? It's your lucky day!


Check out my review of CLARITY!
(coming soon!)


Two people who leave a comment on this post will receive their very own hardcover copy of CLARITY by Kim Harrington! Curious about what this book is about?


Clarity “Clare” Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It’s a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare’s ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case—but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare’s brother, who has supernatural gifts of his own, becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?







Kim Harrington lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. She has no psychic powers and is cool with that. Clarity is her debut novel. Visit her online at www.kimharringtonbooks.com.

You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.



Giveaway Guidelines:
* Open to US residents only.
* Leave a comment answering the question: "If you had Clare Fern's abilities, would you view them as a gift or a curse?"
* Include your email address in the comments!


Extra Entries:
+1 entry if you Tweet about this giveaway--make sure to include the link in your comment!

73 comments:

  1. I'm dying to read this! :)

    Definitely a gift. I'm all about the supernatural!

    Email: farraheatswords@gmail.com

    -Farrah

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  2. I think I would view them as a gift
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  3. Probably as gifts, though at her age I bet I would have seen them more as a curse.

    Email is dmryherd at gmail dot com

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  4. I can see why this would be a gift but I think I'd end up thinking of it as a curse because she doesn't get to choose to see this and she probably sees a lot of negative stuff.

    bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com

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  5. A gift. I think anything that can help others is a gift.

    rieconley@gmail.com

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  6. Can I choose yes? As in, something like that would always be a double edged sword. Truth is a dangerous thing and secrets are even more dangerous.

    snifflykity@gmail.com

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  7. A gift! I would put my gift to good use for sure :)

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/enterthedrew/status/45387635174281216

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. Oh I've been dying to read this!!!

    As to the powers, I think I would view them as a curse, depending on how much control I had over them. I like going through life not knowing a bunch of stuff about other people.

    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/eli2squared/status/45435714996928512

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I think it would be a curse. Almost everything around us has been touched. You wouldn't ever be able to touch anything without seeing something. It would not be a great way to live. I would love to read the book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  11. I think a curse. It would be hard to see all those things and know how to deal with them.

    michelle at hookedtobooks dot com

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  12. I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  13. From this perspective as a reader, they'd be a gift, but actually having them would probably be a curse.

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

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  14. This book sounds great. I've been wanting to read this.

    I think powers can be a gift but depending on how they affect you, they can be a curse as well.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  15. I really like the sound of this book.

    While I think learning about things would be interesting, it would be a gift only if I could control it. Seeing the history of just about everything I touched would be overwhelming.

    angela.donner @ gmail.com

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  16. I think having her powers would be cool. You could see past the things people want you to see. Sometimes, this could be construed as a curse. Lots of negative energy out there. I think I would rather have it than not.

    Dana19018@gmail.com

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  17. Forgot to mention that I tweeted the contest.

    Dana19018 on twitter

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  18. I'd probably view it as a gift at first, but as I saw more and more disturbing things, it would likely turn into a curse.

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Now I would probably see them as gifts but at that age they would have been a curse.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  20. I don't think I'd want to know people secrets, because there might be someone else with the same gift who knew yours!

    ashhadans@hotmail.com

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  21. This looks like a book that is definately going to be on my TBR list... I would have to say that I would view Clare's ablility as more of a curse overall. To never be able to touch something without being invaded by visions from some one else, to feel the same feelings as another had at one time, and not to mention how much you would be asked to help with other people's problems/ deaths/ mysteries; Clare probably can never have a peaceful carefree day to enjoy things on her own! But still sounds like a sweet read though!!!
    -Laura P.
    punkey_00@hotmail.com

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  22. I would love to read this book! I think I would see it as a curse. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway - I'm a new follower :)
    http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com
    paranormalopinion@hotmail.com

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  23. I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I'd probably view it as a gift and try to put the special power to good use (help others).

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ClockworkRevery/status/45607033432571905

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    gosia727(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I want to read this book so bad. I could see it as both depending on the situation.

    thepiratesbounty@gmail.com

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  25. Although it would be cool to instantly know the history of an object, I wouldn't want to be privy to that many secrets. I most definitely think it would be a curse!!

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail.com

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  26. I could see it as being both, but I'd consider it a gift more.

    Can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for the chance!

    hollyjolly89@gmail.com

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  27. I think I'd view them as a gift - and hope I could do some good with them.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  28. Hi,
    I think her abilities have good points and bad points..I think at times they will be to her a blessing others a curse..But I would choose to have them for I am sure the overall benefits outweigh the negatives..or I pray they would..
    Thank you for this chance..
    Good Luck to all..
    :)
    Tweeted..http://twitter.com/#!/BabyBlackRoze/status/45630614946328576

    baby_blackroze@yahoo.com

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  29. * Sorry forgot to say I see it as both..A curse and a gift..

    baby_blackroze@yahoo.com

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  30. The gift would be seen as an assest or detriment depending on the circumstances. However, being so young maybe I'd see it as a curse at that age.

    books (Dot) things (at) yahoo (Dot) com

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/45651759263260672

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  31. I too would say a gift.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  32. TOTALLY A GIFT!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  33. I would probably view it as both! This sounds like an awesome book. Please enter me for it.

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I would see any supernatural ability as a gift.
    jguldy at yahoo dot com

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  35. I would have to say I'd view it as a gift. At first it would probably feel like a curse, but once I got used to it and grew with it I'm sure I'd level out.

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

    areadersrecord (at) gmail. (dot) com

    -stacey

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  36. I would view them as a gift. I think it would be cool to have powers like that. :)

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/un3xpectedfate/status/45876490528759808

    un3xpectedfate[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  37. Definitely a gift.
    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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  38. Probably a curse. It would be a big distraction, and a lot to hide. I would like helping people with it though.

    Jessielclark@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  39. I think if I had her abilities, I would definitely view it as a gift.

    I tweeted the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/MartiniReading/status/45936854234701824

    readingwithmartinis@gmail.com

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  40. If it was something that just happened unexpectedly I would see it as a curse. I would not like to have visions like that happening all the time and not having any control over where or when it happens.

    +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Melanie_2006/status/45960595048103936

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I think I would see it as a gift, however if people started wanting to use me for my powers I would consider it a curse. Also it might be a curse at times when you'd prefer not to know!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/chloebooklover/status/45997906695696384

    chloe.hope.bookie(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  42. Gift for sure, though it would be difficult as a child. I would totally rock it!

    Jessica

    takingitonebookatatime@yahoo.com

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  43. The summary sounds phenomenal :) I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

    -Carina L. Tai
    alicia.aatran@yahoo.com
    http://dystopiandesserts.blogspot.com/

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  45. I would view them as a gift for sure!
    Email: mamurray12(at)live(dot)com



    xoxo,
    Buzz

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  46. I think I'd view it as a curse, at least at first.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  47. I think I'd view it as a pain in the butt gift :P

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jlhsperry624/status/46036568632340480

    Thanks!
    Lisa
    jlhsperry624@hotmail.com

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  48. I would definitely use it for good, but it brings with it a serious responsibility and I can't imagine the things you would learn and have to decide what to do with said information. Heavy.

    +1 http://twitter.com/SmashAttackAsh/statuses/46044778198085632

    Thanks, Tori!
    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

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  49. Super excited for Clarity. Thanks for the giveaway! XD

    looksielovitz@gmail.com
    http://looksielovitz.blogspot.com

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  50. I would definitely view it as a gift.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  51. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    If I had her powers, I'd do my best to see it as a blessing, but would probably sometimes feel cursed, as well.

    I also re-tweeted your tweet from 3/9: http://twitter.com/#!/Book_Faery/status/45564649000800256
    I'm @blackstonepttry :)

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  52. I would say a gift.

    Stephanie- thegirlonfire
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  54. I would definitely see it as a gift! I cant wait for this one!

    Rachel Leigh
    TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

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  55. I think it would be a curse as you have to touch so many things in a days time, and I'm sure most objects have a "history" tied to them. I realize the ability has the potential to do a lot of good, but to keep my sanity intact I would only want it if I could shut it off by wearing gloves or something similar.

    kclapsadl at gmail dot com

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  56. I would consider it a gift if you could shut it on and off whenever you want to otherwise it would be a curse in my eyes.

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  57. I also tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/BookFlames/status/46249787275751424

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  58. definitely a gift. I just would have to figure out how to deal with it.

    mnunez466(at)gmail(dot)com

    tweet link
    http://twitter.com/mnunez466/status/46271838703202304

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  59. I think it would start out as a gift that would turn into a curse.

    tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/46429014226776064

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  60. I would view this as a gift. Looking forward to reading this!!

    van
    Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. A curse to me instead of a gift. gfc follower.

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  62. Ooh, that's tough. I think I'd view them initially as a curse but then I'd warm up to it and learn to use it to my advantage.

    +1 answer
    +1 tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/PhoenixOnFire37/status/46788918296842240)

    Linda
    crystaldiamond101@gmail.com

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  63. I can't wait to read this!

    Definately a gift!

    Email: flicka770@aol.com

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  64. This book sounds awesome...I can't wait to read it!

    I would say having powers like that would be a gift if you had control over when you could use them. There are some things I just wouldn't wait to seen/know. I would use those powers to help people as much as I could.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/CallistoFairy/favorites
    {Sorry, I don't know how to link one certain "tweet"...so I favorited it and linked my favs}

    Email: GAMERCHICK06[at]yahoo[dot]com

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  65. I defintely would view them as a gift

    mai.s_vue@hotmail.com

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  66. A gift, but I don't think I'd be showing them off too much.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  67. I think it would be both a blessing and a curse, all rolled into one. I mean, I would be glad that I had it and all. But, I also think that it would definitely take some toll and some getting used to having to live with it.

    Also, I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book and would do just about anything for it. So, I think it's super fantastic that you're being nice enough to host a giveaway like this. :)

    Suz
    http://soulunsung.blogspot.com/

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  68. Probably a curse at her age, until I figured out what to do with it!

    loveletters.books@gmail.com

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  69. I think it would be both a curse and a gift. It could help people in some ways but hurt them as well.

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

    Kailia

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  70. wow. I don't know if I would want it or not. It would be a burden to know everyones secrets.

    Although, i really do like to help people and could see how such a gift could make the world a better place.
    kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I think it would take someone very special for this to be a blessing for everyone else it would be a curse!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/50963694351429633

    Thank you! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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