Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Links

Finally, the end of the week. The very long week. But it was also my blog's BEST WEEK EVER, so thank you everyone who visited or commented or joined! You guys are rock stars! But I am very glad it's the weekend, because I finally get to see Les Miserables and cry my little heart out.

In case you missed it, this is the roundup of what I posted this week:

I read, reviewed, and ranted about Undeadly by Michele Vail and the use of Teen Speak in YA.

I helped celebrate Making the Grade's birthday by giving away a mystery box of books (still open! No, not the box, the giveaway)!

I outlined my Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013, which are totally different than my Reading Resolutions, I promise.

And lastly, I read and gushed about For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

Bookish articles I read that you might enjoy:

I'm going to shamelessly brag about the fact that Diana Peterfreund said she liked my blog. And my review. AND MY GIFS (via Diana Peterfreund's website).

Obligatory celebration gif

I get a little skeptical when people say, "Here's a list of ALL the essential science fiction and fantasy books coming out in 2013", but this article does have some books you'll want to look out for (via iO9).

Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray and other fun literary mashups (via Huffington Books).


The science behind what happens to your brain while listening to a story (via Buffer).

They're turning Peter Pan into a WWII-era comic book whaaaa? (via Huffington Books)

At Home in Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds (via NPR).

Title Trend: Numbers! (via Stacked)

GORGEOUS cover redesigns. This is so my weak spot. I want them ALLLLL (via Flavorwire).

Yes, the print is small and grey and hard to read, BUT this is just an amazing little piece of writing about how Ariel from The Little Mermaid and other Disney princesses are actually great feminist examples (via Tumblr).

And now, a few of the giveaways floating around the blogosphere:

I'm still giving away one copy of a book I read and reviewed in 2012 and one copy of any 2013 release (preorders included), so hop on over and enter!

Making the Grade is giving away a DOZEN signed books for her birthday Bookapalooza!

Win a book of your choice from Paper Riot!

Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop!

Me, My Shelf, and I is celebrating it's 2nd birthday with a TON of giveaways, and this is just one of them.

Stuck in Books is ALSO two years old and ALSO giving away prizes!

..i liked this gif for some reason. yum.


  1. Diana Peterfreund definitely has the right idea! I really enjoy reading your posts and I LOVE the gifs, haha. Thanks for all the links! Looks like some interesting stuff :)

  2. I totally understand why Diana said that! (And awesome dancing baby- kinda creepy though. XD) Seriously, I don't know how you did it, but you even manage to make round up posts funny! O.o

    1. Why thank you! And yes, the baby is delightfully creepy. Almost mesmerizing.

  3. I love your gifs and your blog posts in general. I can always count on your posts to make me laugh or smile to myself (even when I am sick like I am today). Thanks for being so awesome. (:

    1. Aww, I hope you feel better. I love making people smile. That's what I'm here for. And LAUGHING is just an extra bonus! It still boggles my mind that so many people think I'm funny.

  4. I are so funny! I love,love,love your blog because you are so hilarious and write such great reviews.

  5. Nominated you for Liebster Award! :)

  6. I can't believe Diana Peterfreund mentioned your review! (Well, actually, I can believe it because you have awesome posts and your GIFs are always brilliant, but it's still crazy amazing).

  7. "They're turning Peter Pan into a WWII-era comic book whaaaa? (via Huffington Books)"

    "GORGEOUS cover redesigns. This is so my weak spot. I want them ALLLLL (via Flavorwire)."
    Aw man, why can't YA ever get awesome covers? (ok, ok, occasionally one does, but usually we get stock photos and fancy dresses. Or stock photos of fancy dresses).
    The designs for His Dark Materials, Black Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood are everything I want in something that goes on my shelf.

  8. Thanks so much for including my giveaway! <3 And it's awesome that Diana Peterfreund wrote about you on her blog! Such an honor!


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