Monday, 3 January 2011

New Year's Reading Resolutions Giveaway Hop!


New Year's Reading Resolutions

New Year's Reading Resolutions Giveaway Hop is being hosted by Candace's Book Blog, Pure Imagination and Reading Angel and runs between Jan 3rd until Jan 9th midnight EST.

This is a week long giveaway hop in which MASSES of book blogs are taking part giving readers the chance to win lots of books and book related stuff! Check out the full linky list of participating blogs below my giveaway details or visit any of the hosting blogs from the links above. Before the giveaway details though...

My New Years Reading/Bookish Resolutions

 - Make my TBR pile smaller!! This is my TBR stack at present:

Plus the titles on my Kindle not yet read, and add in all the 2011 releases I'm after (Amazon wishlist of them currently 80+), plus any extra review titles and all the other 2011 releases I'll want that aren't listed/on my radar get the idea O_O
 - Buy fewer books!! Okay, with all the awesome sounding books coming out this year, this could well be tricky, but I want that TBR pile under control, and if I just keep buying more books, that won't happen!! Also, I really can't afford it. I was so broke in 2010 cause I just kept buying books. And then they'd sit there for weeks or months untouched (not always, obviously, but still). And I need to stop buying double copies just for prettier covers or whatever as well!!
 - Learn to not force myself to finish a book I'm not enjoying - I'm not good at DNF's. I keep reading because I always think a book/series should be finished once it's started. I will drop a series if it gets too bad, but mostly I just keep going and it's stupid cause really, there are too many other books out there I could be reading and loving!
 - Schedule reviews - I tend to just write a review and post it, but this is something that's not working for me now, health wise, because it's not giving me the flexibility (or letting me feel like I've got the flexibility) to do what I need to to take care of me some times. I'm sometimes forcing myself to write reviews (or other posts) because I think I need the content when really I should be resting. So I want to stay ahead of myself and have reviews/posts scheduled so that when I do have bad days/weeks (and there were a LOT in 2010) I don't feel like I need to do anything more than spend the day in bed resting.

The Giveaway!

I'm offering a copy/pre-order of one of the following 2011 debuts (all of which I've read and loved) to one winner!

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you!! Please check this list here to be sure!
To enter, you MUST fill out your name (or alias) and email address in the form below.
Extra entries:
+1 for being a follower (old or new)
+1 for tweeting (must leave the link! Won't count otherwise)
Max entries you can get: 3
Multiple entries will be deleted!
Giveaway closes at midnight Jan 9th EST. Winner will be picked via notified and announced on the blog on Jan 10th. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will choose another winner.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to know some of your New Year's resolutions, bookish and otherwise! And be sure to check out more of the great giveaways going on:


A Canadian Girl said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Alice said...

Great giveaway! I know what you mean about ridonkulous TBR piles. I started with some friends in August, and since then my TBR pile is CRAZY. I currently have about 100 books in it...and that's not counting new releases this year...

Brodie said...

How is the winner supposed to choose between those three amazing books?! Evil, you are! :p Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

Oh gosh... look at all those books! *steals a few* I'm so with you on buying fewer books (not sure if my pile is quite as huge as yours though LOL) and not forcing myself to continue books I'm clearly not getting into. Life's too short to waste, especially when there's so many more books out there!

And your third resolution is going to be a definite. Mark my words. Your health comes first, so if you start to slip in making that resolution a success, well *crackles knuckles* - Okay, fine. No physical threats. but I WILL steal some books *evil grin*

jen7waters said...

great prizes! thank you ;)

Pisinat said...

Thank you for this giveaway :)
There are great books on your TBR-pile :) (I'm sooo intrigued by 0.4!)

Rose said...

THANK YOU for this amazing giveaway and thank you so much also for making it international!

Hope you're having such a nice 2011.

Hmm, my resolution for this year it's to read more!

Rose said...

I think something went wrong when I was filling the form, please ignore one if I sent two forms by mistake. I'm sorry.

Aleetha said...

This is one of great giveaway
Thank you so much for the giveaway

Pamela said...

All really good books that I want to read! (or have read, like Unearthly, which was AMAZING)
Thanks for the great giveaway!!

mariska said...

Thanks to you :)

Nastassia said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)Hope you're able to keep your resolutions.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

So very awesome...Tough choice to the person who wins!!

Mattie said...

I've been seeing tons of great reviews on Unearthly. Thanks for this giveaway!

Darlyn said...

Thanks so much!

Cherry said...

Thank you for the chance to win a fab book!!

Unforgettable said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
I'm going to try to read 100 books this year, 50 of which must be YA.
Goodluck with your resolutions

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for this giveaway! ^_^

+1 for commenting
+1 for being a blog follower
+1 for tweeting (!/PhoenixOnFire37/status/22834008236761088)

My email address is

- Linda L.

Bella said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks.

My resolution is to make time to read more YA books this year.


Kim Pickett said...

Hi there- I think I accidentally hit 10 entries instead of 1- I'm so sorry. and i loved your resolution about scheduling reviews. I need to do that too!

bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Thank you! :D

mbreakfield said...

I need to be more discriminating with my book purchases, because my TBR pile is outrageous. My main resolution is to read and review at least 2 books a week.

Emilie said...

Thank you for this giveaway :)

PinkStuff28 said...

Thanks :D

*Jam* said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)