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

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2nd Blogoversary Giveaway Bonanza Flirtanza Zimbawanza PART 1

Okay sorry I got carried away with the -anza title.

BUT THAT IS BESIDES THE POINT.

The point is that on Feb 11th, 2010, I posted my first book review ever on Book Faery! I also realized that I never celebrated the 1 year anniversary of this blog's birth, so we're going to party in style, my friends.

Now please pay attention--particularly the auto-enter, grabby-hand, I-never-read-the-blog-posts giveaway enterers--to these next three lines... which I will make in huge bolded red font so you don't accidentally miss it, or anything:

2 US-only mystery box winners;

1 International winner;

One giveaway per week.

Make sure you enter the right one! I hate emailing a winner, only to realize he/she did not read all the contest rules--particularly WHERE the giveaway's open to. Don't make me a sad panda, please.

Giveaways will be today, next Sunday (Feb 19) and the following Sunday (Feb 26). Unfortunately, I can't spend too much money on this because I am $3,600 poorer after buying science and math textbooks and paying for this semester's college tuition... boo hiss!



Today's Giveaway:



This one is going to be packed with  ADULT  novels, only. If you want YA books, stay tuned for another Sunday's giveaway :)

All Bonanza Flirtanza Zimbawanza Blogoversary Giveaways end March 4th.
All winners will be contacted via email when the giveaway ends.

Open to US residents only

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Stay tuned for next weekend's giveaway opportunity!

69 comments:

  1. My absolute favorite author that I read in 2011 is Cherie Priest. I read her novel Bloodshot and it was fabulous. New author that I adored in 2011 was Kevin Hearne. His Iron Druid series was awesome.

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  2. My fab author from 2011 is J.A. Saare.

    *US
    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  3. Oh, just one? Okay I'll go with Jennifer L. Armentrout because she's a genius! Her books are fabulous!

    US :-)

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  4. Okay, if I can only pick one I'll say Lila DiPasqua. I read two of her books this year and am anxiously awaiting the next in her Fairy tale series. Loved them and her writing.

    USA
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Ooh I haven't heard of Lila, I'll have to look into her titles :)

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  5. I'm sorry, I forgot to say Happy Blogoversary on 2 years. :)
    Wishing you many more.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. My favorite author from 2011 is keigo higashino. The devotion of suspect x was my favorite book I read last year.

    USA

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  7. my favorite last year...toss up between Kim Harrison and JR Ward. They were each my firsts in their genre. Harrison in UF and Ward in PNR. They are my go to authors and I drop everything for their books when they come out (even my kids ;) congrats on two year! You run a professional and informative blog! Here is to another great year for you:)
    USA sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! That's so sweet :)

      I'm embarrassed to say that, while I have read Kim Harrison (not embarrassed about that), I haven't read any of JR's books yet. I do have BDB #1 somewhere in my house, though.

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  8. I really loved Trevor Shane's "Children of Paranoia". It was a stretch from my normal reading genres and that book still floats back to me in my thoughts from time to time. Congrats on the anniversary! :)

    (USA)

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    1. I've seen that book before, but haven't yet had a chance to read it. Interesting that it's had such a profound effect on you.

      Thanks so much!

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  9. I am in the US. My favorite new author this year. oh that is tough but I would have to say I discovered a few new ones or at least new to me. Emily Cale, Ann Jacobs, Maya Banks and Jenn LeBlanc.

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  11. Sorry had to try that again. My fave author...JR Ward, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs...so many. We are US. Congrats on your big day...wishing you many more!

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    1. Patty Briggs for sure! Thank you very much :)

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  12. I live in the US and my favorite author of last year was Nora Roberts. The stories draw me in and always keep me guessing as to what exactly is going to happen. And the characters are so developed.

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  13. My favorite author from 2011? Hmmm... I didn't really start with any new author's that overly wowed me, so I will just with the author of my favorite series: Karen Marie Moning.

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    1. I read the first 4 Fever books a month before SF came out... and wow, those are intense reading one after the other.

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  14. I'm in the U.S.
    My favorite author from 2011 is Gena Showalter, I really loved The Darkest Secret.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  15. US reader here - I guess Ilona Andrews was probably my favorite author in 2011 as I'm totally hooked on both the Kate Daniels and The Edge series, but as far as new-to-me authors goes, I have to mention Thea Harrison and Eileen Wilks. Dragon Bound was probably my favorite book of 2011 and I'm now completely hooked on Eileen's World of the Lupi series.

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  16. This is so difficult, but I'm going to have to say Ann Patchett. I really loved STATE OF WONDER. It was a gorgeous book.

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  17. I'm in the US :) My fave author in 2011 is Rachel Vincent and I caught up on all her books last year :)

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    1. I still need to read something by her! I have so many of her books, but I haven't had a chance to read any yet :(

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  18. That's a difficult question, but I guess I'll go with Jim Butcher, since he's always turning out amazing books :)
    -Lesley D, US

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  19. Fave author from 2011 is definitely Seanan McGuire (and by extension, Mira Grant). Just phenomenal!
    (US mailing address)

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  20. Probably Kiersten White or Veronica Roth! Because they are both amazing writers and hilarious!!

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  21. I live in the USA. I have many favorite authors. I love Lori Pescator from the Human Blend series. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. I live in the USA.

    I read Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin and loved it! It was something different for me and it had an ending that I didn't see coming!

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  23. I live in the USA.
    My favorite author from 2011 has to be Katy Madison. She's a new-to-me author and I was blown away by her books. Can't wait to read more books by her!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary! Yes I live in the US. My favorite author of 2011 is Kendare Blake. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. Thanks! Agreed, Kendare is definitely awesome :)

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  25. Yes I'm in the US, and my favorite author of 2011 is Lisa McMann. :)

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  26. US and hhh that is hard, I love my Kim Harrison.

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  27. I can't pick between J.R. Ward and Jennifer Estep! tWarner419@aol.com

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  28. My fave author that I read in 2011 is Jeaniene Frost. I started her Night Huntress series. I love Cat and Bones!

    I live in the US. :-)

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  29. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I see lots of people mentioning favorite authors here in comments. I think Anne Bishop is fantastic.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh I think I adore you. Anne Bishop and Kresley Cole are my two top authors--they're the ones who got me into reading again.

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  30. Oops...should add because Anne Bishop writes such interesting characters and I love the dark edge she places in her books. I realize I am late to discover her Dark Jewels books but better late than never.

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  31. I live in the US, and my favorite author discovery of 2011 was John Green because not only are his books amazing but the online community he has created is awesome.

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  32. Rhiannon Frater hello have you not seen or read Pretty when she Dies! Amazing!! US I live there. kziegler7@hotmail.com

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  33. In the U.S. and Thea Harrison blew me away in 2011. Love the Elder series! :) Thank you for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!

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  34. Favorite author of 2011 has to be Patrick Ness (Chaos walking series) AwesomeNess!!!!

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  35. I live in the US. My favorite author of 2011 would definitely have to be Lisa T. Bergren!!! I love the River of Time Series!!

    n_thao06@hotmail.com

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  36. I live in the US. My favorite author of 2011 was Mira Grant's zombie series.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  37. Yes, I live in the U.S!
    I would have to say Gena Showalter. I was introduced to her Lords of the Underworld series, and I loved, loved, loved them!
    gothiclove95@hotmail.com

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  38. Yes I live in the U.S.
    Thats hard I have read a lot of good ones Darynda Jones, Kendare Blake. Some that have been out awhile but are new to me, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, Jeanienne Frost and Stacia Kane. I love Terrible I can't wait for the next book. Oh and Karen Chance I just about threw my book when I read the last one it has a major cliffhanger.

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  39. I am in the US.

    Mine from 2011 was Lara Adrian. I discovered her series and had to read them asap.

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  40. I live in the U.S.

    My fave author of 2011 was J.M. Tohline.
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  41. I am in the US! :)

    Also, I think that my favorite author would have to be Kristan Higgins. She was a new to me author this year and I really enjoyed the book that I read. So much so that I grabbed up her complete backlist. 2012 is going to be a great reading year catching up with her!

    Congratulations on the two year mark! That's awesome!

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  42. I don't live in the US but I have a US cousin and I have her address. I hope that counts!

    Well my favorite author of 2011 would be Tahereh Mafi! I absolutely love Shatter Me and I can't wait for the sequel Unravel Me!

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Entered as Jayjay Atanacio
    I hope my entry counts!

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  43. I live in the US and I guess the author I discovered new to me this year is Lisa Kleypas I almost said Lora Leigh but then I remembered I read her a while ago.
    Congrats on you success. I love checking out your blog.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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  44. Hi Tori! Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary!
    I live in the US. My favorite author of 2011 would be Colleen Houck, author of the Tiger's Curse series. Thanks for the chance to win :)

    hollyjolly89(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Happy Blogoversary!
    US resident
    I guess my fave author from 2011 was Larissa Ione. This was the first year I had read her books and I became a huge fan.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Happy Blogoversary!
    US resident
    I guess my fave author from 2011 would be Larissa Ione. That was the first time I read her books and I became a huge fan. There were many authors I only started reading in 2011 that I love though!

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  47. I live in the US. Thea Harrison was my favorite author in 2011. Her Elder Races series is awesome.

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  48. I live in the US. For 2011 there were many new authors that became my favorite! J.F. Jenkins, Elizabeth Isaacs and so much more! I cannot choose just one unfortunately.

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  49. I live in the US :) I have to go with Lauren Oliver because Delirium and Before I Fall were absolutely amazing!

    Happy Blogoversary!!!

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  50. I am in the US. My fave author is Richelle Mead!

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  51. I live in the US. My favorite author from 2011 is Richelle Mead...I love all of her books. I also loved Veronica Roth's Divergent and can't wait for Insurgent to come out.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  52. Patricia brigs US
    rlrlaney at yahoo dot com

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  53. I am in the US, My fave author is Jeaniene Frost-her stories got me back into reading.

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks

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  54. I am a US resident. Hard choice! I'll go with Thea Harrison or Darynda Jones for my favorite author of 2011. Or Jenn Bennett. ;)

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  55. Kind of curious to see what the book is. An adult romance? Urban fantasy? Something else?

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  56. Yes, I live in the US, and my favourite "adult" author of 2011 was Karen Marie Moning. There were so many great novels that came out last year, but SHADOWFEVER was epic.

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  57. I live in the US
    My favorite author of 2011 was Thea Harrison because she brought Drago in my life!! Hehe
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I love in the US. I really loved Stephanie Dray in 2011.

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