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 :)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Win a copy of The Lost Saint by Bree Despain (+ super cool nail polish!)

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace’s relationship with Daniel is put in danger — in more ways than one.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her — not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to The Dark Divine.

So, you want to win an ARC of THE LOST SAINT?  Or maybe you want the super cool nail polish that matches the color of the cover?  Well, my duckies, you're in luck!  One lucky participant will receive both!  Just follow the guidelines below:

  • Open to everyone (consider this an early Christmas present)
  • Contest End Date: December 12th (to ensure you receive this book before xmas and the release date!)
  • Please include your email address in the comment section
  • Answer the question: What are you doing/what did you do to celebrate Thanksgiving?

    Extra Entry:
  • Tweet about this giveaway! Include a link to your tweet in the comment.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. I'm eating delicious food and spending time with my family for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. I am... going to be in my studio painting in the morning, cleaning till noon, and then helping my mom in the kitchen until the family comes over! Then after they leave I'm making a Black Friday: Plan of Action. I'm already tired! I love this giveaway!

    lochase AT ymail DOT com

  3. Since I'm from Holland and we don't do Thankssgiving I'll just go through my normal routine of the day/evening

  4. We don't have Thanksgiving in my country. So I will be doing what I do in any normal day.



  5. Hi Tori! Great giveaway=) Well for Thanksgiving we start off by making a big breakfast then we watch the parade and of course football;) Then my mom and I cook a big Thanksgiving feast for everyone. It's nice to spend time with my fam. I hope you have a Great Turkey Day! =)

    I Tweeted about this giveaway:


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  7. What I would do for Thanksgiving? I'd stay at home and watch TV because we don't have Thanksgiving in Australia, nor do I really know what it is even about, lol!



  8. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, so of course I'm not doing anything special...


    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, so just a normal cold (snowy?) day...no doubt everything will come to a standstill as is customary when we get snow lol.

    bookwormreviewedAT gmail dot com

  10. This will be the first thanksgiving for just me and my son. My mother and my sister's family used to join us, but they decided they didn't want to. I still bought a huge turkey, so we will be eating turkey forever. I will be enjoying my son's company, and eating.

  11. Hi :)
    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!
    I'm going to watch the Macy Parade today!
    All the best,

  12. Well of course we're eating all the finery, turkey, rolls, corn, and we have like 5-6 desserts going on! We always have a variety of desserts! Then we end up eating wayyyy too much and we all lay around in the evening saying how full we are!

    We used to go to the movies as well, but haven't done that in awhile since my niece is still too young to go to the movies and we don't want to leave anyone behind. If we get too bored or restless we usually go to Kmart or Walmart since they're open. Then we get plenty of rest for the Black Friday madness!!

    Although this year, we aren't getting up at the crack of dawn to go out, we'll head out a little later!


  13. Ooooh... wolves with nail polish. That would have me feeling thankful.

    For Thanksgiving, I will be with my kooky kinfolk constantly reminding my mom to save the wishbone for me and my sis (something she forgets every year without exception)while I run interference, attempting to guard the bountiful spread from the slavering jaws of four pooches. Big fun for all.


  14. I am cooking and cleaning up the mess. then im collapsing on to bed love the holidays. lol
    I would really love to win this book. I win books then i read them and donate them to the Middletown High school library. I just donated Dark Divine. They would love to get this book too :)
    Thanks for the chance.

  15. My dad's working this Thanksgiving so we're just gonna have a small dinner together.

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/WulfLuva93/status/7802199505641472


  16. I'm cleaning before my family comes over, then we'll eat once they get here. After they leave and everything is cleaned up, I'll probably do some reading. Thanks for another great giveaway!
    Happy Thanksgiving!


  17. I made a Ginger Pumpkin Tart last night and I have Dirty Rice cooking in the oven now to take to my Dad's side of the family. Then I do it all over again at my Mom's! I'm ready to go eat some delicious food and visit with family! ;)

  18. Saddest thing is, my country doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I'll try to delve into the festive mood from everyone out there and maybe get a huge chicken to share with my family. It's no turkey, but it'll fill us up as dinner, since it's also a special b-day for my uncle :)
    Thank you so much for the chance in this giveaway!!!

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/VamPoet/status/7827789772234753


  19. I'm going to find a book to read, get something to eat, hang out a bit, then read some more.


  20. We are cooking today and watching the Macys day Parade. We are also trying to stay warm cold in Wisconsin :) Great giveaway thank you very much for the chance!
    + Tweeted too

  21. I'm going to be just hanging out with family, eating, watch a movie and probably catch up on notes for school.



  22. I am having one last Thanksgiving with my family before I leave for basic training with the military in the spring.



  23. We went out to eat with our families for the holiday.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  24. Since we don't have family in the area, we are going to have a great Thanksgiving dinner with some of our closest fiends :)


  25. I'm going to be eating dinner with my family and reading!

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/7874873300885504

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

  26. Hi,
    Happy Thanksgiving to All!
    Today my family will all meet at my sisters house to have a huge turkey with all the sides dinner..Then after we will play games of some sort..and chat about where we will be going Black Friday shopping, for yes we are one of those nuts that will be out there fighting the crowds..lol

    I Tweeted..http://twitter.com/#!/BabyBlackRoze/status/7873893368864768


  27. Making my famous deviled eggs and eating, eating, eating!


  28. I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this morning for a little bit and in a few here I've got to get my sweet potatoes going so I can take them to the inlaws for dinner. :) Happy Thanksgiving!


  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Im going to go to my aunts house for thankgsiving. Im going to stuff my face with food :)

    tweet: http://twitter.com/vampficionada/status/7916109139288064

    jessica b

  30. I'm spending the day alone, but I've got my internet friends, some turkey, sweet potatoes and most importantly, a pumpkin pie (which I've already eaten half of, LOL) so I'm good.


  31. I am a follower and email subscriber. I spent Thanksgiving with family. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  32. I made prime rib for most of us and Tofury for my 22 yr old veggie. Tomorrow I make the traditional Thanksgiving dinner because that's when my eldest and his wife can be here.
    I'd love to win a copy of Thhe Lost Saint.
    Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  33. Here in Canada we have Thanksgiving in October. The family just got together and had a big dinner.

    tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7945015003185152


  34. Forgot to leave my email: vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Every Thanksgiving I eat until I can't eat anymore and I don't feel like moving. Then after a while I eat a piece of pie with so much whipped cream that my Dad always asks me, "Do you want some pie with your whipped cream?"

  36. I don't do thanksgiven, but since I got the day free from work, a fiennd and I spent the day together eatting overstuffed oreos a watching the movie D.E.B.S


  37. I forgot my e-mail in my comment...because my mom was handing me pie.

    so here's my e-mail:


    happy thanksgiving

  38. I haven't had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving yet, but I'm going over to my aunt's house with my family. We're gonna be gorging on food. I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving dinner - turkey, gravy, stuffing, garlic green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread, apple cider... Just THINKING about it is getting me hungry! I love the conversations that happen during Thanksgiving dinner. So random and most of the time, hilarious! :D

    I retweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Book_Faery/status/7945744233275393 (@Frazzletastic)


  39. Thanksgiving was at my house this year, so I cooked and cooked, then ate and ate. Just woke up from a food coma..gotta luv Thanksgiving.


    tweet: http://twitter.com/BooksandLaundry/status/7957580101980160

  40. Spending time with my family :D


  41. Melissa said...

    Thanksgiving was at my house this year, so I cooked and cooked, then ate and ate. Just woke up from a food coma..gotta luv Thanksgiving.

    Hah! I just woke up from my food coma too. Gotta love it :)

  42. For Thanksgiving I cooked a ginormous lunch for my family. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving.

    wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

  43. Spent it w/my inlaws eating delicious food and sleeping on the couch!


    chellie83 (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. I spent the day with my family, eating great food and pie.

    Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/8000224505102336

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  45. I went to my Aunt's house, had a feast, played wii, and spent some time with the family :D


  46. we couldn't go home for Thanksgiving since hubby is in retail! so we got a smoked turkey and all the fixins and had a wonderful dinner. we have 3 girls and they adore the parade on tv. such a wonderful relaxing time.
    twimom101 at yahoo dot com
    oh I tweeted too

  47. Spent the day with my family with food of course! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/maidenveil/status/8011259224002561


  48. For Thanksgiving, my family will be having the old fashioned turkey dinner while playing video games:)

  49. we don't celebrate thanksgiving in Australia. but if we did, i would be sitting around the table with friends and family!


  50. We went to a friend of my mom's home and had dinner together with their family.


  51. Great contest! :)
    We don't celebrate christmas in Sweden, so I did nothing out of the ordinary :p


  52. I'm in Canada, so I celebrated Thanksgiving in October already :) so this weekend is just a regular weekend, where I will be attempting to finish a research paper for my comparative literature class and work on my group presentation for english :P it's going to be thrilling *note: that was sarcastic :P*

    I've been wanting to read The Lost Saint, so thanks a bunch for the chance to win it :D


  53. I cook roasted chicken for my family. .A simple dinner with my mum and friends. They love it because I put some nice twist. A glass of wine as in I enjoyed it a lot. Great thanks giving:)

    email: daphne@pageeater.com

    education flat

  54. My husband had to work so I went to my mom's with my 2 kiddos and aunt
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

  55. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving down in Australia so it will just be a normal day for me, thanks for the giveaway!

    Romy :)

  56. In Canada we had our Thanksgiving over a month ago but I we did the usual family and big meal thing.

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/8768087226580992

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  57. This year was a bit different for us this year. My boyfriend and I went up to my parents the week before Thanksgiving for my big family meal. Then my mother came down to stay with us so she could take part in some better Black Friday shopping than we have available back home. Since she was with us, my boyfriend and I took her with us to his families for Thanksgiving.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  58. We just had a small family get-together this Thanksgiving. My husband, my daughter and I had dinner with my mom and dad at their house.

    +1 Tweet:


  59. I went to a small family get-together at my cousin's house. I got to meet the new dog he and his wife adopted.

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  60. We made a non-traditional meal and just relaxed at home.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  61. I was sick all week:( BUT I still ran out on black friday to get my tv, so I spent Thursday getting as much time resting as possible:)
    Happy Holidays!

  62. awesome giveaway. the cover already is beautiful. just imagine reading it on the train to wrok with the nail polish. lovely.

    since i live in germany we don#t really have thanksgiving, so I did my usual daily routine.

    tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/#!/gconoy/status/10078333182156800

  63. I didn't celebrate Thanksgiving this year. I was pretty much stuck studying and doing assignments for nursing school that entire week. Oh well, I'm hoping Christmas will be better. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ClockworkRevery/status/10133601647599616


  64. In Hungary we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I share my love and interest for American customs and holidays with my best friend from high school, so we got together in a Starbucks, orrdered some winter special lattes and had a great talk for hours :-)

    Thank you so much for making this international!

    +1 tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/10363468293087232

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  65. I don't celebrate thanksgiving, but I would be thinking on how it would be like, and also thinking about the food associated with it.


    would love to read 'the lost saint'




  66. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in my country so the closest I got to the Holiday was reading the Thanksgiving posts of several blogs :P


    Thank you for the giveaway!
    entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

  67. I'm sitting at my table watching and smelling the wonderful dinner he's cooking for us =)

    Out Thanksgiving was awesome! We stayed at the apartments and invited the neighbors over =)

    my email is: jfuller3@liberty.edu

  68. Oh I did nothing on Thanksgiving, because we don't celebrate Thankgiving here. D: I stayed home all day anyway
    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

    +1 tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/11291780112711680

    thank you!

  69. I celebrated it with a nice family dinner :)

    +1 Tweet :http://twitter.com/#!/raluk15/status/11397823375343616

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  70. We had a nice low-key supper at my parents house in which they did all the cooking and we just enjoyed family time together. They even catered to my oldest son who is a picky eater and does not enjoy holidays centered around food (namely Thanksgiving) by fixing him a hot dog - are they good grandparents or what? I went away very full and very relaxed. I love Thanksgiving. Oh and I slept in until 9:30 the next morning - no Black Friday for me.


  71. My family and I had a huge dinner together. After we ate we watched the movie Four Christmas's. After all of this me and my sis went black firday shopping til 7 in the morning!

    wbbusby (at) gmail (dot) com

  72. looks like an interesting read.
    mell 61 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  73. I actually don't celebrate thanksgiving, but if I was going to celebrate it, I'll probably be eating lots of turkey and pie.

    magabygc AT gmail.com

    Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/magabygc/status/12662360175017984

  74. Im mexican and we dont celebrate thanksgiving here but I ate some delicious pumpkin pie anyway ^^

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    -Mariana S
    sarima89 AT gmail DOT com

  75. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK. I just did what I do every Thursday, look after my neice.


  76. I had some really good food and spent time with my family on Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  77. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Brazil. :/ I just did my everyday routine :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  78. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/petit_sayumi/status/13031930073186304

  79. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain.

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/14096207336968193


  80. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my husband's entire family. Hectic & fun. Loved it!

    kim-dan at comcast dot net

  81. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Slovakia but I spent the whole day out with my friends in a fresh snow. Yeah, it was beautiful day indeed:)

    Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I am not late (you know different time zones :))

    judittten at gmail dot com