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 8, 2011

Giveaway of SHIFT by Jeri Smith-Ready

Special thanks go out to Simon & Schuster and Big Honcho Media for making this giveaway possible!

Are you interested in winning a copy of SHIFT by Jeri Smith-Ready? Are you wondering what on earth this series is about? Well look no further. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Simon Pulse, two lucky blog readers will win their very own copies of this wonderful book.

...but that's not all! Because the SHADE universe deals with ghosts, it's essential that you have the ability to ward off ghosts too. So not only will the winners receive a copy of SHIFT, they'll also receive a super cool Ghost Bead Bracelet.

Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to. Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift. As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.

Jeri Smith-Ready's previous adult novels include Wicked Game, Requiem for the Devil and Eyes of Crow. This is her first teen series. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two cats, and a retired racing greyhound. Learn more at www.jerismithready.com.

Giveaway Guidelines:
- Open to US only
- Giveaway ends June 17th 
- Answer the question: What would you do if you could see and talk to ghosts?
- Include your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win

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  1. I would ask them about themselves, I am sure there would be some interesting stories to hear.

  2. If I could see and talk to ghosts, I would ask them why they are still and what is holding them back from resting at peace. I would try to help them. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  3. I'd solve cold cases!! It would be exciting to be a detective and to help ghosts move on.

  4. First, I think I would freak out!! Then after I got used to it I would try to get to know them and help them out!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Honestly I would really be creeped out and would probably go insane XD But I would probably try to help them. Unless they wanted me to go kill someone or something lol.

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  6. I think it would be awesome to see or talk to ghost, of course you can talk to them with other people around cause theyll think ur crazy. Maybe see why they are still here, if they need help resolving something after their death.
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  7. If I could see and speak to ghosts, I think I would be scared out of my mind... but then after the shock wore off I would probably ask the normal questions " how did you die" stuff like that

  8. I would try to figure out if I could help them, if they are unsettled. Find out about them and their family after I got over the shock of course :)


  9. Who says I can't? :D

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

    If I could talk to ghosts, I would probably be a bad person. I would ask them to spy on the world and reveal everyone's secrets.


  11. I'd seek some advice to see if I'm on the correct track.


  12. I think I'd want to know what it feels like to be a ghost.


  13. I'd love to know what they see everyday & do. What's it like being dead. Plus, I would help out if I could. Deliver messages.


  14. Honestly it would scare me at first then maybe be able to help them! Thank you so much for this giveaway can't wait to read Shift!
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  15. I would ask them each what's one thing they wish they could still do, and I'd do it *for them. Also, I'd ask if they could ring up my dead friends/relatives for a game of ghost telephone. If they seem trustworthy.


  16. I would ask them what happens after we die and if i'm up for it help solve murder cases that would be pretty cool.


  17. First I would probably FREAK OUT, and if i ever get to the point where i'm not scared anymore...i'd ask them questions.


  18. If I was able to see and talk to ghosts.. I would ask them what it was like to be a ghost. Maybe ask about things they have seen and done in this life and the next. I think it would be cool to sit down and talk to say, someone who was alive to see the real old west with Billy the Kid.

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  19. If I could talk to ghosts, I don't know that I would actually use that ability. If there were just a few around, I might try to help them get where they belonged but if there were lots, I'd probably just try to ignore them since there would be too many to help.

    Jen at delux dot com

  20. Well at first, i would freak out at seeing ghosts. Then after a while when i calmed down, I would ask them about their lives and learn about their time period. It would be interesting to know about different places from people, dead or alive.


  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    Well I'm not really sure, I think it would be creepy but really cool at the same time...like BeetleJuice!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'd run screaming as far away as I can. LOL.


  23. thanks so much for the giveaway! I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/bluedragonfly81


  24. if i could see a ghost i would help them move on. i would want to talk to them about there lives and what happens and whats waiting for them after death. it would be cool if you could get them to help you scare people. :) lol

  25. Well after freeking out at first I would to to help them as much as I could (if anything so they would leave me alone lol).


  26. I think I would totally flip out! Then once I get past that I would hopefully be able to work with them and help them with whatever they needed!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/80459513802670080

    Thank you!
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  27. I'd love to ask ghosts about their lives...especially if they lived a long time ago!

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  28. I would probably freak out at first and then I would ask them about their lives.


  29. I'd try to get their (ghosts) help to work cold cases. Then help them communicate with loved ones. But I'd also make sure I have a way to "turn it off" so to speak; I wouldn't want to lose my privacy or be scared out of bed late at night lol
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  30. Once I got over the shock I would try and learn from them if they are from the past and try to help them move on to a better afterlife than haunting the earth.

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  31. If I could see and talk to ghosts, I would pee! And then scream. And maybe pee again.


  32. If I could see and talk to ghosts, I'd track down some family members. People like my mom and her brother, who I was really close to when they were alive. But also ancestors who were dead long before I was around. Of course, this is playing with the idea that all dead people are ghosts and can come and go from this plane at will. :)


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  33. If I could see and talk to ghosts I would ask them about their life story. I would learn so many interesting things about them, and the past! It would be cool. :D


  34. First, I would probably pee in my pants. Then, run and scream. But once I had to get use to the idea of always seeing them, I would do whatever it took to find out how to get them on their right path and out of mine. =)

  35. I would be creeped out at first but after i get used to it i would ask them about themselves.

  36. I'd probably be selfish if I could talk to ghosts. I'd find my dad and ask him how to fix all the things that have gone wrong in my life in the ten years since he died. And I'd keep him around until I finally decided I didn't have to have him yelling at me to fix it all. Probably a good thing I can't talk to ghosts. I wouldn't be very altruistic about it.

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