Monday, August 20, 2012


I'm going to indulge in some shameless me-time, okay? Because it's my BIRTHDAY*! Woohoo!

I love birthdays. I'm not a limelight kind of girl, but it's fun having a day that's all about me. I get the food that I want, I get to use the special birthday plate at dinner (don't laugh - it's a tradition), and I get PRESENTS!

Presents are the best, y'all. I don't mean that in a grasping, greedy way. I just despise spending money (it pains me), so being able to get a couple nice things for free is absolutely wonderful. I always have a lot of books on my list, but this year I have several titles that I highlighted AND bolded to maximize the chance that I'll get them. (This getting-presents thing is serious business!)

But giving presents is equally fun, if not more so. Therefore, to celebrate my birthday, I'm hosting a giveaway!


Books shown:
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- The Book Thief by Markus Zasuk
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Fire or Bitterblue can be substituted)
- Terrier by Tamora Pierce
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (this will be a preorder of the PB, because the cover is prettier)
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer

All the books shown above are on my birthday list. They're not ALL the books on my birthday list (we just don't have that kind of space here), but these are some of the ones I want the most. Oh, and if you're having trouble deciding, those links will help you out.

As these are books that I REALLY want, I'm afraid this is going to be for followers only. I'll be less jealous if someone I like gets the book that I'm lusting over.

So here's what you need to know:
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL to anywhere the Book Depository ships.
- You MUST be a GFC follower (and I will be checking.)
- You must be 13 years old or older.
- Only one IP address per entry. I'm sorry if you and your flatmate both want to enter, but this is my way to weed out cheaters.
- Winner will choose from one of the above books.
- The chosen winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email with their book choice and email address.
- If said winner does not respond in the time specified, a new winner will be chosen.
- For every 50 new followers that join during this giveaway, I will choose an additional winner.

And I leave you with the song currently in my head.

*Well, really, this is the start of my birthday week. My actual birthday is at some point during this week, but we celebrate birthday weeks in my house.