Monday, August 16, 2010



But that ain't what this blog post is about--actually, you know what, check out some more of his awesome portraits that I stumbled upon right here.

Anyway, so right now, I'm at the library. And, well, what I like to do in the library is read (usually). But the thing is, I brought my laptop and so what I'm doing instead is catching up on some blogs I haven't seen or read before.

I do this mostly through following sidebar giveaway links (yes, I like my free books slash swag. Even if I don't usually win). And today, I have stumbled upon one of the coolest giveaways ever (and I stumble upon a lot of awesome giveaways--check out my sidebar if you want a helpful finger to point your way).

It is called, very appropriately, "A Very Humongous Blogoversary Contest". And my, it is very humongous indeed. As in, 25 books humongous. As in, international humongous. As in, here's a list of the books up for grabs humongous:

1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
2. The Duff by Kody Keplinger (ARC)
3. You by Charles Benoit
3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
4. Linger by Maggie Steivafater
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
6. Candor by Pam Bachorz
7. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
9. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
10. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
11. Hold Still be Nina De LaCour
12. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
13. Sea by Heidi R. Kling
14. Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan
15. Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
16. Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
17. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
18. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. Paper Towns by John Green
21. Need by Carrie Jones
22. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
23. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
24. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
25. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Yes, this is very humongous. And it's hosted @ In Which a Girl Reads. 'Til September 19th (that's my grandfather's birthday so you better remember the date).

And yes, oh yes, I found another giveaway @ The Library Lurker. Sweet and enticing, this giveaway is offering up 2 delicious ARCS (one's Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, the other's Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel) for grabs! How can you not want to join in on the fun?

I may not have required reading to do, but hot dang, I would love a taste of those books (and I'm assuming a lot of other people do to).

So don't delay. Let the books do the talking; go on, you know you want to!