A Note:


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 :)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Battle of the Sexies (UPDATE)


Sorry for any confusion my lack of description in yesterday's post may have caused.  I've decided to dedicate a second post that will go into a bit more detail about the grand prize giveaway (and the form) I was talking about, just in case some people missed the update included in the post below this one.

  • The grand prize giveaway is intended for US residents only.
    I will be shipping a number of books/swag for this prize alone, and I cannot afford the extra shipping costs.  I'm so sorry for the exclusion, but I'll also be shipping books from the daily giveaways, and well...it all adds up.

    • If, however, you live in Canada or Internationally, and you are willing to pay for the shipping via PayPal (or if you have a US friend who is willing to receive the prize pack and ship it on over to you), you are more than welcome to enter!  This, however, applies to certain daily giveaways that are open to US-only giveaways for the books in my possession.  If the author is providing the book, then you're going to have to get a blogger friend mail your prize to you (I'm not going to make the author's life more complicated by having people send them shipping money, sorry).

      Please be sure your blogger friend(s) will actually ship these books on to you.  Please note that I am in no way responsible if you do not receive your prize(s).  Refer to my CONTEST POLICY for general giveaway guidelines.
  • What is the form for, and why do I have to vote for 3 alpha (or potential alpha) males & 3 heroines?
    The form is a second method to win multiple entries into my grand prize giveaway.  If you vote correctly, you can win anywhere from 5-30 entries in the giveaway from this portion alone.

    I will be having a series of polls throughout the month of August.  The first two polls will feature the two lists that are provided in this form.  Depending on which poll form I use, people may be restricted to either one or two votes each.  (If someone knows of a polling form that allows for 30 different choices & allows multiple votes, please let me know!) 

    Having to choose only 1 male, and 1 female sounded not only difficult (lowering your chances dramatically of guessing correctly) but also a bit dull, especially when there were 60 characters total.  I didn't do more than this because... well, then I think the forms would have gotten a bit too out of control.
  • What's the difference between the checklist and the text boxes on the form?
    Check list: I needed a way to list all the characters, and I also wanted to make it easier on people.  Instead of having to search for your characters, and then forget where they were located, you could simply check them off, or narrow your choices down from however many you adore, to 3.

    Text boxes: Each box is labeled #1-6.  Out of your three alpha males and heroines, order them!  Do it by favorites, or do it in order of which heroes and heroines will dominate* the polls.  Who will ultimately earn the #1 spot?  The men, or the women?  Your favorite character, or someone that you detest?  Ultimately, it's up to readers like you to decide, and you'll help influence that decision come August when the polls are posted.  Until then?  Help spread the word, and try to rally your fellow fans!

    *Guessing correctly on who will dominate will determine how many extra entries you can earn for the grand prize giveaway.

So now that I've hopefully cleared everything up, go to this link and fill out the form! :)  And please, if you have any other questions, leave a comment!


  1. I joined it. Looks cool and it is easy to understand.

  2. Awesome!! So glad to be part of this! *g*


    P.S. Yes, I'm still alive, I will answer your emails soon. I swear. x.x

  3. RAWR you better be alive! My inbox has been cursing your absence. :P

  4. Thanks. I already filled out the form and saw no problem.:)
    Carol L.