Seven Days of Ruby Oliver

December 21st, 2010

7. The Ruby Oliver series doesn’t read like a book, it’s more like a close friend relating their experiences to you. And I think it reads that way because the writing is so genuine and so strong.

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Hop on to the Midwinter’s Eve Hop Giveaway

Previously, I have tried to come up with a big holiday giveaway, but due to time constraints and other responsibilities I had little to no time to plan a full-fledged book giveaway. And than I received an invitation to participate in this years Midwinter’s Eve Hop Giveaway from blogger I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. This invitation ignited my motivation, and long story short: I decided that I’m going to participate!

I’m offering two books – a new paperback copy of Amy Kathleen Ryan’s book Vibes. From the back cover:

“It’s tough being in high school and having a career driven mother and a save-the-world-but-abandon-your-kid father. But it’s even worse for Kristi, who can read the minds of the people around her – especially those of guys. Mallory, the acne-plagued new kid in school, keeps having odd romantic ideas about Kristi;  Jacob, her scrawny friend, has bizarre mental images of her giant gazungas; and the hottie Gusty Peterson, the older brother of her ex-best friend, partners with her on a personal growth school project, even though he thinks she is sick. To survive she copes the only way she knows how – blocking out their thoughts with opera, dressing in the latest recycled fashions, and having a thick, thick skin.”

And a used (the box is a bit beat up, but the CDs are still in good condition) unabridged audio recording of Michael Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things. From the back cover:

“New York TImes best-selling author John Connolly has captivated readers with his popular Charlie Parker thrillers. Now with this departure, Connolly examines the grim side of fairy tales in a spellbinding novel about a 12-year-old boy lost in an extraordinary world. Mourning the loss of his mother, David finds comfort in the books she left behind. But soon the make-believe world of the books melds with David’s reality, and the figments of his imagination become startlingly real. Suddenly, he finds himself in a brutal land populated by trolls, harpies, and werewolf-like creatures. His only hope is to find the king, whose Book of Lost Things could show David the way home. […]”

****Interested in Vibes and/or The Book of Lost Things? Well, post a comment sharing (1) what is one song/genre of music that helps you forget all your worries and troubles -OR- (2)  if you could spend the weekend with one fairy tale character who would it be and why, and one of these could be yours!****

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will be opened from 12:01 a.m. on December 21st ending at 11:59 p.m. on December 22nd, 2010.  Winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced/contacted late December 22nd.