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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Celebrate YA books with Beth Revis




Beth Revis author of Across the Universe series is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime giveaway and I'm serious when I say once-in-a-lifetime!!! The giveaway prize is...drumroll please...a library of signed YA books, as in FIFTY Young Adult books signed by their respective authors. Yes you read correctly. 

To view the entire prize pack go here or simply click on the button/pic of this post.

Why do I love YA? 

Young Adult as a genre is my favorite over others because in my experience, YA is not held down by any rules. YA books can have stories of fairies and another world, love stories between vampires and warewolves etc and it still be considered a great read, whereas if a story of a similar nature was produced in Adult Fiction it would most likely be disected due to it's lack of realism. I have also found that the YA authors have a bigger scope for imagination, eg. JK Rowling with the Harry Potter series...need I say more? 

There are so many of us who are no longer in the "young adult" age-group that thrive on YA books and I am so glad that there was a recent boom in YA as a genre because I don't know what I would be doing now or what I would be reading if it wasn't for it.

The reason I chose to answer in this method, YA-genre as a whole is because I simply cannot shortlist my fave YA books and authors or even a chosen genre in Young Adult books LOL 


2013 Debutante Event



Lisa from Badass Bookie, a fellow Aussie book blogger is hosting her 3rd year running Debutante Event! The Debutante Event is where she features debuting authors in her blog during December 1st to 25th. Twenty-five days of insider scoop, guest posts and giveaways, showcasing the Author's 2013 debuting books.

So without further ado, the debutantes and their YA books chosen for this year's event are:-

Lenore Appelhans with Level 2

Debutantes (Authors) are linked to their website. Debuting books (Titles) are linked to Goodreads.






Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Comeback Giveaway



I'm hosting a giveaway just to thank my subscribers for staying put and being patient during my MIA-period. Thank you all for your loyalty and patience. 

I'm giving away a copy of Fateful by Claudia Gray courtesy of Harper Collins. Here's my review of Fateful.

Good luck and Thank you!!!


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Book-Specific Charities

I am BACK! Apologies to all my readers I've just had a very difficult last 2 years but it just felt like it got even more difficult the last few months but alas I think I'm starting to get over it. I'm over the whole reading slump too, it seems when you go through some type of depression you even stop doing what you love the most, in my case...reading! I didn't stop completely but I certainly didn't devour books like I normally do.

Anyhow, to much happier news! Christmas is fast approaching and during Christmas I love co-ordinating doing something for those less fortunate than myself. The last few years I've donated to the RSPCA, you can check out your local shelter's wishlists here, and to the Operation Christmas Child which is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.

This year I'm doing something different...I don't know why I didn't think of it before!!! This year I'm going to donate either books or money to go towards books; charities that donate books to children in need to encourage reading. Here are some of the charities that I've found that does this:-

Worldreader - Million Books Movement
All your donations go towards Kindles and ebooks that goes to children in Africa that may not have been able to enjoy reading otherwise. So far they have provided 200,000 ebooks to children in Africa, help the movement make their target of 1 million. 

Australian Learning & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) - Wall of Hands
Helps close the gap between the Indigenious children of Australia with literacy and numeracy. Donation goes towards further learning programs for Indigenious children. Reading and writing is a basic right yet only one in five children are able to read in the minimal level. Help ALNF bring education to Indigenious children and most especially bring the gift of reading to these children. Be one of the hands or start your own wall of hands and get sponsors!

ALNF & Officeworks - Share a book
Australians can donate new and pre-loved childrens books at any local Officeworks. These books are then given to Indigenious children in rural Australia to encourage the learning of reading. 

We Give Books - for every childrens book that you read online from their site they provide a charity with a hard copy of a book. They also provide books to less fortunate schools and neighborhoods so that children from these neighborhoods in the United States do not miss out on reading.

Please check the charities websites and read up on other things you maybe able to do to further help these book-specific charities that are spreading the gift of reading to children all over the world. 

SPREAD THE CHEER OF CHRISTMAS AND THE LOVE OF READING!!!




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