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 :)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Updates, Feast winner, and a NEW contest!

So I have a few things to say in this post:

1) I am terribly sorry for the lack of updates recently. I've hit a reading slump, and while I do have a few reviews to write, my summer Chemistry class is coming to an end... meaning I have been drowning in lab reports and preparing for my final--which is this Thursday (yes, I am freaking out). Next week, I begin Studio Art and Biology... which means a fuller schedule, but perhaps it will be the distraction I need to make me appreciate all these wonderful books again.

2) I got a job!! At the start of August, I will be working on weekends at a cupcake store. I may also be social networking for the business a bit, so if there is any fun and exciting news (like maybe... free cupcakes or gift cards or baking tutorials or recipes) then expect to hear about it on Book Faery :) I know a lot of my Twitter followers always have to listen to me tweet gush about this "awesome dessert," or something that I've made, and some have asked me for recipes. Recipes from an established pastry chef sound way better than the things I find online. 

3) The Battle of the Sexies will be occurring this August!! Stay tuned for a blog post later this week with more information.

4) We have a contest winner! The lucky winner of Merrie DeStefano's FEAST prize pack is...

Congratulations!! Please respond to my email by this Wednesday with your information, otherwise, I pick a new winner.

5) I have been informed of a contest regarding Richelle Mead's series. If you would like to become a character in a graphic novel, please continue reading below!

We are having a contest to see if we can reach 1,111 likes in honor of the July 4th weekend!!  You know since 1+1+1+1 equals 4!!!  The winner will receive a copy of the first book, Storm Born, in the Dark Swan Series by Richelle Mead AND the winner will get to make a cameo appearance in the second volume of the Storm Born Comic, which comes out next year.  There may be more prizes up for grabs as well!  J

Here is what you need to do in order to win!!!  Like Sea Lion Book’s FaceBook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sea-Lion-Books/101360683261467)!!!  Then write your full name our wall and tell us if how much you love Eugenie Markham!!!    
I will close the contest when we reach 1,111 likes and use Random.com to pick our winner!! 

If you are already a fan, then have your FRIENDS like the page and have them tell us that you sent them!!!  Let’s see if we can make our goal and then some!!!!

If you decide to enter, then GOOD LUCK! And, if you end up being the winner, please let me know! I'm rooting for all my readers who enter :) 

6) And finally, if you have not yet entered my 1200 GFC followers giveaway, make sure you do so! And spread the word, because we're nearing the 1300 mark, which means I'll be adding a sixth winner :)

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