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First Chapter of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!!

Posted by Georgia March 31, 2011, under Books, Odds and Ends | 1 Comment

  The first chapter of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is now available to read online!!!  I have been lusting after this book since I first saw the cover, I cannot WAIT to read it!  Of course, it is not out for a while yet, so I am absolutely giddy to be [...]

Book Review: Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray

Posted by Donna March 29, 2011, under Books, Reviews | 4 Comments

Title: Beauty Queens Author: Libba Bray Synopsis: (From Scholastic press release) Printz Award winner Libba Bray is back with a tale that involves a plane crash, national beauty pageant contestants, a secret militaristic corporation, and desert island survival. It’s irreverent and thought provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. When the Miss Teen Dream Pageant plane goes down [...]

Book Review: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Posted by Kirsten March 29, 2011, under Books, Debut Authors, Reviews | 4 Comments

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter Every girl who has taken the test has died.  Now it’s Kate’s turn.  It’s always been just Kate and her mom–and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no [...]

An Evening with Markus Zusak

Posted by AmyO March 29, 2011, under Books | 8 Comments

You know those events that you never in your life think will actually happen? The one’s you place on your “bucket list” but you don’t think you’ll ever be able to accomplish? Well, I was able to actually check an item off my list on Saturday when I had the incredible opportunity to hear Markus [...]

Book Review: The Daughters Break The Rules

Posted by Maryanne March 28, 2011, under Books, Guest Gardeners, Reviews | 15 Comments

From Goodreads.com: The Daughters (book 1): The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and the daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish [...]

Cover Crazy (9)

Posted by Donna March 28, 2011, under Books | No Comments

Monday, March 28th Check this out! We found a great new meme to participate in! Each week, we will post a cover. Just a cover that we stumbled across while browsing books, clicking around the internet, or exploring a library. The original founder of Cover Crazy is The Book Worms. If you would like to [...]

In My Mailbox (44)

Posted by Donna March 27, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | 4 Comments

March 27th We are so excited to be a part of this meme, called In My Mailbox, originally started on The Story Siren book blog. Basically, each week we will post what goodies, give-a-ways, ARCs, etc we received in the mail, books we purchased, or checked out from the library. To learn more about how [...]

Read-along Wrap-up: If I Stay

Posted by Donna March 27, 2011, under Books, Read Alongs | 1 Comment

Thank you for participating in our Read-along for March! I hope you enjoyed If I Stay as much as we did! To be eligible for a bookplate, please have all your responses completed by the midnight (pacific time) today. I will contact you via the EFG forums in the next couple days if you won [...]

Author Chat: Maria V. Snyder

Posted by Kate March 26, 2011, under Books, Guest Gardeners | 3 Comments

Come chat with author Maria V. Snyder about her newest release Outside In, the sequel to Inside Out! Head over to our chat page Wednesday March 30th at 8:30 pm eastern to join in on all the fun!

Read-along, Day 4: If I Stay

Posted by Donna March 26, 2011, under Books, Read Alongs | No Comments

Today we are reading page 175 (starting at 2:48am) to the end of the story. To participate you can respond to one or more (or all) of the following questions right here in the comment section below. OR, you can post your response(s) on the EFG forum to be eligible for one of the autographed [...]

2011 RITA Award Finalists announced!

Posted by Kate March 25, 2011, under Books, Guest Gardeners | 1 Comment

The finalists for the 2011 RITA awards have been announced and we are so happy to see so many great YA authors getting recognition this year! Congrats to all of you! See the full list here. 2011 RITA Finalists for Young Adult Romance  – Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder – The Clearing by Heather Davis [...]

Interview and Giveaway with Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray

Posted by Georgia March 25, 2011, under Books, Contests and Giveaways, Guest Gardeners, Interviews | 6 Comments

  Today we have an interview with Ruta Sepetys, who wrote Between Shades of Gray!  I am so grateful to Ruta for taking the time to answer some of our questions, and I hope you will enjoy this interview.  Be sure to enter our giveaway at the bottom too!   1.  How did you first [...]

Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Posted by Georgia March 25, 2011, under Books, Reviews | No Comments

  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded [...]

Read-along, Day 3: If I Stay

Posted by Donna March 25, 2011, under Books, Read Alongs | No Comments

Today we are reading pages 117-174 (be sure to stop at 2:48 am). To participate you can respond to one or more (or all) of the following questions right here in the comment section below. OR, you can post your response(s) on the EFG forum to be eligible for one of the autographed book plates [...]

Friday Five (38)

Posted by Donna March 25, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | 2 Comments

March 25th One of our favorite authors, Cheryl Renee Herbsman inspired us to start one of our own Friday Fives. Check out her amazing blog. The way this works is each Friday morning we will post a prompt, question, topic, idea, etc that we will respond to. We will try to keep it general but [...]

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