Google+ YA Romantics: Freebie Friday 50: Freedom to Read!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Freebie Friday 50: Freedom to Read!


Happy Friday! And, if you live in the US, happy Fourth of July weekend!

I feel lucky to live in a place where writers are free to write what they want, and readers are free to read the books they choose.

I'm away visiting family over the weekend, and one of my goals is to finish my last July ARC and start in on the August ones. 

One of my big summer projects is de-cluttering -- closets, cupboards, and yes…. bookshelves. Here's the weirdest thing I found cleaning out cupboards: a tiny scarf and a little sweater tube with no arms. I was completely stumped. Were they doll clothes? Dog clothes? 


So I Googled "tiny sweater cylinder" and got to this Better Homes and Gardens Christmas craft article and the lightbulb went off.  It's this:


A beverage sweater and scarf. Seriously! And, yeah, not on the top of my list of things I need. So, hmmm….  if my Freebie Friday winner lives in the US and wants it, they can have it!

What? You didn't come here to hear about my closet cleaning? Okay, back to the business at hand.  Since I'm away this weekend, I'm back to the one-click Freebie Friday entrance. But I promise those of you who love the Friday book discussion topics that they will make a return appearance soon.

What's up for grabs on Freebie Friday this week -- besides clothes to dress up your bottles?



If my winner lives in the US, they can choose one of these June and July ARCs:

Ink by Amanda Sun
This is WAR by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Replica by Jenna Black (finished copy)
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin
Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2) by Fiona Paul

If my winner lives outside the US, they can choose one of these options, ordered from The Book Depository:

-- a paperback of Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul OR
-- a paperback of Ink by Amanda Sun OR
-- a paperback of Replica by Jenna Black OR
--a paperback of Liar Society OR Lies that Bind by Lisa and Laura Roecker


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26 comments:

  1. OMG, Jen, that wine bottle sweater and scarf are pretty much the BEST thing I've ever seen... and now I know what everyone is getting for Christmas next year. :)

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    1. Oh, right you are a knitter. Well, just remember that I already have one!

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  2. The wine bottle sweater and scarf are so freaking cute! Not real purposeful, but really cute!

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    1. Hmmmm. Hoping Steph knits you one, and if not you can have mine.

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  3. Bahaha the wine bottle sweater and scarf. I can honestly say I have never heard of such a thing.

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  4. Love the wine bottle sweater! I've been working on cleaning and organizing my closet-I feel so driven to get some stuff done (unfortunately it does mean less time for reading :(

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    1. But it feels so great to have clean closets!

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  5. INK! I was so excited to get that at BEA. Still reading IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS. Can't decided if I want to read BLAZE or INK next. So many good choices!

    happy 4th!

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    1. Loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds!! Happy 4th weekend to you too!

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  6. Cute wine bottle sweater and scarf! Closet cleaning always leads to intriguing discoveries ! I myself have had such experiences!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  7. OMG that wine sweater and scarf is so cute!! Unnecessary, but still really adorable. Lol!!

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    1. Ha -- I'm going to send it to one of you guys!

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  8. I love your posts Jen. Followed you now :)

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  9. That teeny weeny sweater is too cute! Did you make it and then forget you made it? LOL. I have read Belladonna! What did you think of it? I like the ARC cover better than the cover hat's going to be on it when published! I am so hoping to win...I really want INK!

    Thanks so much for FREEBIE FRIDAY!

    My email: mrsjtucker2012[at]gmail[dot]com

    Jovon Tucker
    Book2Buzz

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    1. No I did not make it :)
      I did like Belladonna but prefer the old covers!

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  10. Okay, I will admit it right up front; while very cute - what the heck do you want a bottle sweater for o_O or I should say more appropriately what do you use one for LOL I am not by any means intending to be sarcastic or rude in my comment and there is obviously a purpose or someone would not have put all of their labor of love into making it. I just do not understand why I would want my wine or cider not chilled? Thank you so much for making me smile and for the awesome freebie Friday post my mind is now racing with a picture of the Disney Beauty and the Beast teacups dancing around and I am concerned there are bottles in my house feeling a bit of a chill ;)

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    1. I agree with you - it is really odd!! - I guess it works on red wine?

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  11. If only a had any talent at crafts! That little tube is cute! Thanks. for the giveaway!

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  12. You know you're awesome, right? And the pile of books are awesome too. The freaky sweater set for the beer bottles is less than awesome, but in a way it's so freaky that it's become cool. ;)


    Hope you meet your bookish goals! I have got to organize, I keep starting but then I get distracted. Sigh. Hope you have a lovely weekend! Miss you!

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  13. Don't people buy the most random things? Who needs a scarf for a wine bottle? I had a friend buy me some t-shirts to put on wine bottles. Not sure what the hell I am supposed to do with them! I usually chill my wine not try to keep it warm!

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  14. That winne sweater set is the cutest and craziest thing ever! lol

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