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HOW IS IT ALMOST CHRISTMAS? I don't even understand where this year went. Wasn't it just summer? Wasn't it just 2011, like, last week? Anyway, I hope you are all having magnificent holidays, even if you don't celebrate Christmas and this isn't technically a holiday for you. I still hope your days are merry and bright and whatnot.
Anyway, I meant to post these fun links yesterday, but I was tragically without internet for a full twenty-four hours and could not. Let's catch up on the (two) posts I did this week, a few of the amazing bookish articles I read, and some of the tremendous giveaways floating around.
On the blog this week:
I read and reviewed DECKED WITH HOLLY by Marni Bates and it made me really hungry for a cupcake.
I read and reviewed LET IT SNOW by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle and it made me really want a teacup piglet.
Not an article, really, but a HILARIOUS TUMBLOG started by YA author Maureen Johnson chronicling the passive aggressive notes she receives from her fruit loop neighbor. (via Tumblr)
Author Diana Peterfreund responds to that YALSA article I linked to last week claiming her YA cover was whitewashed (via Livejournal)
YA author Erin Bowman's thoughts on the one and only Harry James Potter (nostlagia ahead) (via embowman.com)
An article on "Sex, YA books, and Some "E" Words" (via Stacked)
Tropes, Girl Protagonists, and Mollycoddling (via YA author S.E. Sinkhorn's blog)
13 Literary Families of Which You Wish You Were a Part (via Huffpost Books)
Cute Ideas for Wrapping Books! (via Book Riot)
My fave author Sarah Rees Brennan rolls her eyes at this "Sex in YA/New Adult is ruining our lives" business. Then my other fave author Leigh Bardugo gets all CAPSY WITH RAGE at a totally demeaning article on the same topic. (via tumblr)
My blogging buddy Shelver makes an excellent case for the worthiness of the New Adult category (via Bookshelvers Anonymous)
What exactly makes that Mr. Darcy so damn attractive? (via More Intelligent Life)
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IT IS THE LAST DAY TO WIN MY GIVEAWAY! Free signed copy of SHADOW AND BONE and YEAR OF THE BEASTS! ALERT ALERRRRRT!
Enter to win an ARC of Unravel Me from Booking It With Hayley G http://bookingitwithhayleyg.blogspot.com/2012/12/arc-review-giveaway-unravel-me-by.html …
Enter to win an ARC of Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook as part of Non Reluctant Reader's 3,000 Follower Giveaway! http://www.nonreluctantreader.com/2012/12/3000-follower-giveaway-celebration-day.html …
Win 15 books in Anna Reads' holiday giveaway! http://www.annareads.com/2012/12/best-young-adult-holiday-books.html#comment-24259 …
Hey! http://www.siriusyareader.blogspot.com/ is hosting a mystery box giveaway filled with stuff for ya readers! http://siriusyareader.blogspot.com/2012/10/fun-day-1.html …
Get lost in the depths of Renegade by J.A. Souders and enter to win a finished copy! http://www.onceuponaprologue.com/2012/12/review-giveaway-renegade-by-ja-souders.html …
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