Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! 36

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Extra! Extra! 36

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is my weekly post featuring any and all exciting blog news.

This weekend I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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What Happened on the Blog This Past Week?

Together with Patrick @ The Bookshelves and Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain I am hosting a LAST READS OF 2012 READATHON! 

 You can find out more and sign up here.



I also reviewed Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
I love literary YA, so I was a big fan of this Aussie contemporary about a fifteen year-old crushing on her college aged co-worker. I just wish that they'd kept all the original Aussie slang. Read my review of Love and Other Perishable Items here.

Want to know what YA books released this past week? Yes, there were a few. Check out this week's Hot Off the Presses for more information.

Current Giveaways:

This week's Freebie Friday was a special RAK edition -- I'm giving away a whole stack of great fall and winter 2012 YA releases. Entries close Monday morning.  If you want to put your name in the drawing, you can do that here.

What's On Deck in the Coming Week?




A review of Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep, and (I hope) also Splintered by A.G. Howard. Plus Hot Off the Presses on Tuesday -- yes, there ARE books releasing in the coming week!

Recent Winners:




I had my huge $50 Shopping Spree giveaway and drew my winner on Monday. Who was it?

Eli from Eli to the Nth. Check out her blog -- it's great.

If you didn't win, I'm having another great Shopping Spree giveaway in early 2013!

I also had two Freebie Friday winners last week, each of whom got to choose one of my favorite YA reads of 2012 as a prize. The winners were:

Twisty J of Twisting the Lens, who chose The Diviners by Libba Bray

Bekka of Pretty Deadly Reviews who chose The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.


Hope you are having a wonderful end of 2012. If you're busy and just popping in, I understand. If you want to leave me a link, I'll visit you back!

34 comments:

  1. Very interested to see what books are releasing this week-got to start planning how I'm going to use the gift cards I'm pretty sure I'm getting.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. There were more than I thought. Unless the release dates get changed. Lately that's driving me crazy!

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  2. It doesn't seem like a good time to release your book, but really people will have all of their gift cards to spend! I am wondering if I'll get B&N gift cards this year, since my mom tells me every time she comes over that I do not need more books. LOL She just doesn't understand why I would want to keep books I have read. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday! :)

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    1. True, but if you see how many books are coming out January 8, it might not be a terrible idea to release Dec 25 or Jan 1!

      Also hoping for gift cards under the tree!

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    1. To you too -- have a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  4. I'm very curious to see your thoughts on Splintered because the reviews for that one are all over the place. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Good luck with your last reads, have a wonderful holiday and thanks for friend request on goodreads :)
    The Sunday Post

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  6. Love and Other Perishable Items is on my TBR list! Great week! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

    Check out my SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I really enjoyed that one -- hope you like it too!

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  7. I will be checking out your Readathon! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jen!

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    1. I'm finally making some progress. Four books to go!!!

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  8. Merry Christmas Jen! Thank you again for The Darkest Minds :)

    I can't wait to see what you think of Splintered. I didn't like it, but there have been crazy mixed reviews.

    Bekka
    Pretty Deadly Reviews

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    1. So far I like it, but I've only read a chapter or two.
      Hope you love Darkest Minds!

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  9. I already read Splintered and it was pretty good :) Not sure how much reading I'm going to get done now for a few days as we have lots of visiting family to do! Hope you have a great christmas :)

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    1. This week will be busy, but hoping to squeeze in a book or two!

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  10. I'll have to check out Love and Perishable Items. Enjoy your week.


    Happy Holidays
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    My Sunday Post

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  11. I have to start the Jennifer Estep series. I am looking forward to you getting to Splintered. I have read some fabulous reviews and am looking forward to seeing what you think.

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  12. It's not even Christmas and I'm already pooped!

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    1. I know -- I'm actually hoping to get some sleep this week!

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  13. Pink Spotlight

    !!! I worked with a famous actor yesterday and had absolutely no idea!! He was very charismatic though. Couldn't take my eyes off him. Whew. I feel so bad that I didn't know who he was. He works at Covert Affairs (one of the leads) and that's practically next door to Matt Bomer's White Collar! Gah. I feel like such a fail.

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    1. I don't watch Covert Affairs but that's SO exciting!!!!

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    1. To you too! Do you say Merry Christmas in Australia or Happy Christmas?

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  15. I really want to start the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep. Heard great things about it. Happy Holidays!

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    1. I like that series a lot -- hope you have a great holiday!

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  16. Cant wait to see what you thought of Crimson Frost AND Splintered! I loved both those books (I have yet to review them though, lol)!!

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  17. I can't wait to hear what you think of splintered!

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