Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Bookologist's Mega 2010 Box Contest

The Bookologist is hosting a "Mega 2010 Box Contest" and giving away a box of books to one lucky winner.  You can find more information about that contest here.  Some of the books up for grabs are:

Firespell by Chloe Neill 
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (ARC)
The Mark by Jen Nadol (ARC)
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young (ARC)
The Good Girl's Guide To Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray (ARC)
Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap (ARC)
The Line by Terri Hall (ARC)
A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker (ARC)
and Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Contest for The Dark Divine by Bree Despain!

Book Giveaways & Contests

There are several awesome book giveaways and contests to be found in this final week of 2009.  A few of the contests I've happened across this week include:

Five fantastic giveaways hosted by Penultimate Page (all ending January 1st).  Check them out here and you could win:
Blue is for Nightmares, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, & Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
The Invisible Order #1: Rise of the Darklings by Paul Crilley
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Presenting Lenore is giving away copies of two of her favorite books of 2009:
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
You can read more about that contest here.

Mindful Musings is hosting a 400 Followers Giveaway (ending January 20th).  The winner will get to choose their prize from a selection of wonderful YA novels.  Check out more details here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Break Reading Challenge Activity #5

Today's Holiday Break Reading Challenge is to post the 22nd line of page 22 in the book you are currently reading.  My entry:

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief (Book One of Percy Jackson & The Olympians)
"... of nobodies."


I love book contests and giveaways!  So today I thought I'd share a few contest links here and mention the new "Book Contests & Giveaways" sidebar section.  Feel free to check back often & I'll try to keep that sidebar filled with new & fabulous links.  :)

Parajunkee's Views is hosting a fun book giveaway ending 12/30.  Read more about it here.

LiyanaLand is hosting a wonderful book giveaway featuring three of my favorite new releases, The Dark Divine, Magic Under Glass, and Scones and Sensibility.  Check that out here.

Simon & Schuster is hosting a contest in honor of Jessica Bendinger's The Seven Rays.  You can enter that sweepstakes here.

Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Girls series & the upcoming YA novel Heist Society, is hosting a week of giveaways here.

Penultimate Page is giving away an ARC of Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.  More details to be found here.

The Book Resort is giving away a copy of Jen Nadol's The Mark.  Click here for more details.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hello! Welcome to The Eager Readers book blog!

My family and I plan to fill this blog with our book recommendations & lots of links to awesome book-related resources.  As four book addicts with diverse tastes, we spend a lot of time collecting and devouring excellent (and sometimes not-so-excellent) books gathered from our local bookstores & libraries.  We also participate in a few book clubs & are constantly looking for book recommendations, contests, and giveaways online.  I hope The Eager Readers blog will become a place for us to gather all of our book interests & pursuits into one fun & helpful blog.

We will be reviewing a wide variety of books, from children's picture books to science fiction novels, new releases to classics, and middle-grade chapter books to mystery novels.  To give you a general idea of our individual tastes, each of our colorful reviewers has prepared a brief book bio to share:

Favorite genres:  young adult (YA), mystery, classics, and paranormal romance
Perennial favorites: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, L.M. Mongomery's Anne of Green Gables, and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
New favorites:  Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series,  Rett MacPherson's Torie O'Shea mysteries, Tamora Pierce's Tortall books, and Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series
Recent reads:  Francisco X. Stork's Marcelo in the Real World, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures, and Kristin Cashore's Fire
Currently reading:  Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix and Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief

Favorite genres:  science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, urban fantasy, horror, and young adult (YA)
Perennial favorites: Anne McCaffrey's The White Dragon, Orson Scott Card's Ender books, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
New favorites: Frances Hardinge's Fly By Night, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan
Recent reads: Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci's Geektastic anthology
Currently reading: Frances Hardinge's Well Witched and Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief

Favorite genres:  picture books and middle-grade books, particularly fantasy or fairy tales
Perennial favorites:  E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, Holly Black & Tony DeTerlizzi's Spiderwick Chronicles, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, and J.H. Sweet's Fairy Chronicles
New favorites:  Kate DiCamillo's The Tale of Despereaux & Deborah and James Howe's Bunnicula
Currently reading: Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

Favorite genres: children's picture books, board books, and easy-reader books
Perennial favorites: Judith Schachner's Skippyjon Jones, Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks, Emma Chichester Clark's I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!, and Philip D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?
New favorites: Dan Andreasen's Rose Red and the Bear Prince and Lynley Dodd's Slinky Malinki
Currently reading: Amy Young's Belinda the Ballerina

If there is anything you would like to see more of on The Eager Readers blog, please feel free to leave us a comment or drop us a note at theeagerreaders[at]yahoo[dot]com .  You can also find us on Twitter - @TheEagerReaders .  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy reading!  :)