Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! 23

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Extra! Extra! 23

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is my weekly Sunday post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as other exciting blog news.

This Sunday I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and also Sundays in Bed With hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl.

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What's new with me?




I'm participating in Bloggiesta, which kicks off on Friday, September 28th.

Bloggiesta is a chance to work on your blog in a fun, supportive atmosphere. You sign up and set your own to-do list. You can tackle anything from a tiny project (back-up or updating a review archive) to a huge one (a redesign). There will be mini-challenge hosts -- including me -- who will be offering you information, suggestions, and fun projects to tackle.

It's not too late to sign up! You can do that here.

What happened this week?

Monday I reviewed Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin. If you haven't had the chance to start this series, I'm giving away book one, All These Things I've Done. For more details, click here.

Tuesday was Hot Off the Presses with another amazing giveaway -- an ARC of What's Left of Me. Still time to enter!

Thursday I did a double review, of Butter by Erin Jade Lange and Skinny by Donna Cooner -- each book looked at the struggle of a morbidly obese teen. Two very worthwhile reads -- check those out here.

Friday we talked Love Triangles. The giveaway portion of Freebie Friday is over, but you can still read our list of Love Triangles That Work.

Yesterday, I reviewed Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. What did I think? Find out here.

Congrats to this past week's winners:

Winner of the ARC of Fathomless: Jill

Winner  of Nerve in last week's Hot off the Presses giveaway: Heather B.

Freebie Friday winner:

Starry Blue -- she chose the ARC of A Want So Wicked

Random Weirdness:

Strangest spam: "Your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly"

Strangest search that led to my blog:



Whoa, that sounds a little racier than my usual blog content.

What's Coming Up On the Blog Next Week?

Bloggiesta!

Reviews of Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally and Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

Another Hot Off the Presses with an awesome giveaway!

What's new with you? Tell me in comments and if you want, leave me a link so I can visit you back!


41 comments:

  1. I started reading The Sweetest Spell--LOVVEEEE IT!

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  2. Seems like a good, busy week for you this week! Eve and Adam has been getting alot of attention. I'm interested to see what you think about it.

    Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  3. OMG that search that found your blog! LOL That is hilarious!

    I can't wait to hear how you found Eve and Adam so I'll be on the lookout for that this week. :)

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    1. I'm sure that Googler was sorely disappointed...

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  4. Looks like you had a great week! :)
    And lol at the 'your my body an my body forever one' :D You've got me curious to see if I have any weird searches. :D
    I hope you have another great week & thanks for stopping by! ^__^

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    1. It's fun -- usually my search terms are pretty straightforward, but it's fun to go into your stats page and check.

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  5. That search for your blog does sound super racy; I wonder what the person wanted and why the search engine thought your blog fit the bill. Interested to see your thoughts on Eve and Adam-I didn't think much of Solo and that really lowered my opinion of the book.

    After talking about realistic YA fic for three weeks, I'm hosting an International giveaway for one!

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    1. Yeah -- maybe I used those words in a post? Now I want to Google it myself and find out!

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  6. lol the search is funny. How does things like bring people to blogs like ours? :) Sounds like you have had a great week.. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=4364

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    1. I've seen some weirder ones, but that one made me laugh!

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  7. Ha ha ... spam comments are getting friendlier and friendlier!

    Yay for Bloggiesta! I'm participating, too! Should be fun. :)

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  8. Oh no, the spam and search are too funny! I love checking out the spam posts but since I started using a new blocker, I don't get much of it anymore. :(

    Have fun with Bloggiesta - what a wild weekend. I was exhausted by the time I finished when I participated but it was fun and I got a lot done.

    New for me? The weather's getting colder. :) I LOVE it more than words can say.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Even if it goes in my spam folder (which is usually does) I still see it in my in-box, so I get a good laugh.

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  9. I'm doing Bloggiesta too- and gosh knows I have a lot of work to do!!!

    You are an amazing blogger, and you do more in a week than I do in an entire month!

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    1. You have no idea of all the stuff I need to do. It's ridiculous!

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  10. I don't know about you. But spam is getting out of control at my blog. At least it's been nice. And I'm lol'ing at your search term. Creeeepy!

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    1. There seems to be way more spam lately. Glad it's not just me!

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  11. Awesome week, enjoy Bloggiesta, I had to pass in preparation for all of my October events. Have an a great week and thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

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    1. I completely understand! And thanks for hosting!

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  12. I get some weird searches as well. Mostly ones for hot guys lol I think from my book boyfriend posts?! I get some Team Adrian ones which I love. Bloggiesta looks fun. I think I'll just lurk. My friend will be working on my blog so I'll leave it to her. I have no computer skills but I did win a web design for dummies book and look forward to reading it when it arrives. I've been super busy so I missed some of your reviews and will check them out now.
    My Stack

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    1. Yeah, you and your book boyfriends ;)

      I have very few tech skills too. I'm working on it!

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  13. I'm so excited for Bloggiesta. Kate and I and our friend who just started a blog are going to get together to do some of it. It's going to be so much fun!

    I am also so very, incredibly jealous that you read Stealing Parker already. I hope you liked it otherwise I will be sad.

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  14. Wow you had a busy week! I really like your post on love triangles that work. I agree that by far the Jem-Tessa-Will triangle is my favorite and I would gladly read TONS of books with love triangles if they were half as good as that one.

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    1. Jem-Tessa-Will seems to be the most popular choice!

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  15. I was thinking about participating in Bloggiesta, but now I'm not sure. If I get my new computer this week, I might change my mind, but for now I'm too frustrated to stay on the computer and do anything..

    Have a great week!!

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    1. If you're adapting to a new computer, that's a lot!

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  16. As much as spam is incredibly annoying. I have to laugh at some that turn up in my junk mail.

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    1. Luckily, most of the blog spam goes into a spam folder. And I guess most of my email spam too.

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  17. I'm so excited for Bloggiesta!! :) Really hoping to get lots of stuff done with review and schedualing posts :)
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-to-shelves-6.html

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  18. I am wishing I could do blogista but weekends are not good for blogging. Sounds like fun. I am headed over to see your review for Girls of Nightmare. Also looking forward to your review of Stealing Parker!

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    1. I hear you -- weekends can be crazy! Thanks so much for finding time to stop by ;)

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  19. Wow, okay, that as weird spam! And a weird search term.. and come to think of it, I think the comment above from Ann White is spam too! :P

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    1. Just deleted it. It was funny though. I'm using it in next week's Extra Extra!

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  20. Haha!! OMG love that search term. I got Tempting Mom in my search terms. I don't know whether I should be flattered or creeped out.

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  21. I wish I had time to do bloggiesta this weekend... next time.

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  22. gosh, what's new with me? more job interviews... uhm... just continue working on my book tour service, and hoping to spread the word this wednesday if i can make it to an author event...

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