Jan 27, 2012

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ALA Midwinter Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am back from ALA Midwinter with a giveaway for all my awesome readers out there. Unfortunately, it is U.S. only due to shipping costs. =( I’m sorry, international readers!!

There will be 3 winners. The first winner picked will get their first choice of prize packs, the second winner will get the second pick of prize packs, and the third will get the last available prize pack.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Here is what is up for grabs:

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Prize Pack 1:
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Wrecked by Anna Davies
Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delaney

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Prize Pack 2:
Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani
Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Invisible Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe

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Prize Pack 3:
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Rock On by Denise Vega
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams

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  1. OoO I really excited about prize pack ONE! I am dying to read Wrecked!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, Bailey! Hope you had a great time at ALA. :)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and most excited about prize pack 1, and 2.

  5. WOW! This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I would love prize pack one!! Looking forward to Shadow and Bone!!

  7. May Abraham says:

    Amazing giveaway! All three prize packs are awesome. I’d probably pick 2 or 3. Mostly 3, but who knows :)

  8. So jealous of everyone who went! But thanks for this awesome giveaway :) I’m really excited for Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo!

  9. I would love to win, have never got to go to Midwinter.

  10. I’m excited for Prize Pack #1.

  11. oops, should have read the directions before posting…I’m the most excited about Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

  12. I can’t wait for Slide! Looks great. I absolutely loved Wanderlove!!!!!!

  13. OMG! I love them all!!! Totally wishin I had gone to ALA!

  14. Ahh, so excited for all three prize packs! I’d be pretty happy with any of them. :)

  15. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m most excited about Prize pack3. :)

  16. There are some great titles in each of the prize packs. Here’s hoping luck is on my side! =^-^= Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity. By the looks of it you had a blast at ALAMW. You going to the event in Anaheim in June?

    Books I’m excited for in this giveaway:
    Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
    Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
    Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delaney
    Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff

  17. Why can’t I be your friend? I have been desperately wanting near half the books in your first prize pack. *hands raised to heaven* Why not me? I even tried to get an ARC of one of them to no avail. So very sad.

  18. I am absolutely DYING for Wrecked. Arcadia Awakens is a close second, but it’s Wrecked I completely can’t wait for.

  19. Prize pack number 1 is defiantly the one with most of the books I am excited about but they all have such awesome books in them!

  20. Great giveaway with awesome books! Do you not want to read any of these yourself?

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies♥
    -thank you&come again.

  21. OH Arcadia Awakens looks AWESOME!! Shadow and Bone!!! and Destiny and Deception whooot! although I want to read them ALL LOL

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  22. Thank you Bailey!

  23. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Picking a prize pack will be difficult because I am excited about a lot of different books in each pack. Pretty Crooked, Love and Leftovers, Illuminate, and Vampire Kisses all look so good!

  24. I like all the books you have on here! I want to go to ALA (and BEA) one of these days!

  25. What an amazing giveaway! :)

    I def have my eye on prize pack 3!

  26. I’m so excited for Take A Bow and Smart Girls Get What They Want! Rock on sounds pretty cool, too! Thanks for the great giveaway! :0)

  27. Thanks for the great contest! Prize pack 1 looks awesome, I’d love to read Shadow & Bone.

  28. Awesome contest, all 3 prize packs look amazing!

  29. Can’t wait for Shadow and Bone, Wrecked, and to have my very own copy of Monstrous Beauty!!

  30. I’m most excited for Slide, Love & Leftovers, Wrecked, and Illuminate. Thanks so much!

  31. I think Slide and Pretty crooked are the two I’m looking forward to the most. Thanks for hosting.

  32. Wow all of these books look amazing!! I really want to read Wrecked :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

  33. Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
    Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
    Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani
    Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
    Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
    Slide by Jill Hathaway
    But all the prize packs look great.

  34. I’m excited for Wanderlove! :D

  35. I’m most looking forward to Destiny and Deception (I’m currently reading Sins and Shadows), but Smart Girls Get What They Want also looks cute.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Crystal Martinez says:

    Oh this is a great giveaway! I’m really excited about Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama and Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delaney!

  37. I’m looking forward to Destiny and Deception, Illuminate and especially Wrecked.

    Thanks for the chance to win a lot of cool books!

  38. Chen Chang says:

    So many choices! And all the packs look awesome! I think I’m most excited for SLIDE!

  39. I am really interested in Wrecked by Anna Davies and I am really interested about Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff.

  40. Christina Kit. says:

    So excited for ALL of them! Can’t choose!

  41. Great giveaway!! So many great books included. Wrecked, Slide, The International Kissing Club, Monstrous Beauty, Arcadia Awakens…wow!!

  42. Let’s see……Slide, Illuminate, and The International Kissing Club. Thank you!

  43. Mathew Reuther says:

    Neat books, nice covers.

  44. Lena Marsteller says:

    Slide looks awesome!!!

  45. This is a fabulous giveaway, thanks so much for doing this! (I just saw your tweet about people giving ALA books away crap – that’s absurd! I apologize if someone is doing that to you :( )

    • whoops, forgot to mention: i think I’m most excited for Take a Bow!

    • Yeah, it really isn’t cool. =( I wasn’t even planning on having a giveaway til my haul came in the mail and I decided that I needed to give some away. It’s a chance for others to read and possibly review them. =)

  46. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!! :D

  47. whoops! lol forgot the most important part! I’m probably most excited for Slide, but they all look so good!

  48. I can’t wait for over half of the books on these prize packs!

  49. There are SO many exciting books on this list, though I have to say I’m especially excited for Shine!

  50. Awesome giveaway! I think out of all the books I’m most excited for Slide & Arcadia Awakens! I’ve had them on my TBR for a while now!

  51. All those prize packs look amazing, but I’m especially interested in Prize pack 1!
    Vampire’s Kiss by Veronica Wolff sounds like it was made just for me!!! I love vampires, and I’d love them to kiss me. LOL

  52. I’m excited about Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama! I just stumbled upon this book on goodreads.com the other day and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  53. Do you know what I, as a librarian, would do with these books? I would use them in my programming: to get teens to come into the library, to get them excited about what books are coming out and what the library has to offer, I would use them to get reviews for my library’s teen website, to help build connections, new relationships, and goodwill with teen patrons. I would use them to help me make collection development decisions. But you … are giving them away on your blog! Much better use! So glad you snapped them up at ALA!

    Why did you take these books if you weren’t going to read them? Oh, it was a whirlwind and you didn’t even know what you were grabbing? (https://twitter.com/#!/IBBookBlogging/status/163076333243600898) Well, that’s a poor excuse when there were so many librarians in attendance who could have made real use of these books in their programming and collection development. But, hey, you get to do a cool giveaway at your blog and get lots of traffic and that’s the most important part, isn’t it?

    This is shameful.

    • First off, thank you so much for your fabulous and very generous giveaway! I’m so excited for just about every book you featured but I’m especially excited about Arcadia Awakens. The cover, the summary… guh, it just looks to good!

      Secondly, I would like to address Angie’s comment. Angie, what exactly is it you think book blogger do? Collect books to hoard in their closets? No. Book bloggers LOVE books. They love them so much that they spend nearly as much time on their blogs as one would spend working a full time job. They usually do this in conjunction with school or their actual job. They also love books enough to give them away, even when they might be desperate to read them themselves. Why would book bloggers do this? Because they want others to enjoy them!! They want these books to do well.
      You listed all these things that you would have done with the books should you have gotten them but that’s EXACTLY what Bailey is doing… FOR FREE! ON HER OWN TIME! You get paid to promote literature. Please go read her ‘About Me’ section because what I personally find shameful is a grown woman picking on a book lover in high school. Actually, that DISGUSTS me. You want teens to go to your library; book blogs promote teens to go to ANY library. You want teens to get excited about upcoming books; I’m pretty sure this giveaway more than accomplished that. You want reviews for your library’s website; ask a book blogger if you can quote their review!!! You want to build relationships and connections; here’s an idea, SEND THEM TO A BOOK BLOG WHERE THEY’RE GARUNTEED TO FIND TRUE BOOK LOVERS! The only valid excuse I’ve seen is using those books to aid in making decisions about aquisions and, in all honesty, you could just see their popularity on websites teens love (*hint*hint* GOODREADS). I’m sure I sound quite ignorent, I’m not a librarian and I don’t plan on ever becoming one so I don’t know the ins and outs of the trade. I’m sure you spoke in anger and I know that I am as well.

      I’m sorry for this mini take over of your blog. I went to comment on your giveaway and was absolutely horrified to read Angie’s comment.

    • First off, THANK YOU Kaity, for your nice comment. Angie is just a librarian bully who is giving a bad name to librarians everywhere. She has nothing better to do with her time than leave nasty comments on blogs. I am DISGUSTED by your behavior, Angie. Don’t you have something better to do than pick on teenage book bloggers?

    • I will just say that there is such much bullying and cyber-bullying going on that to see an adult participate in that is actually incredibly “shameful”. Bailey is making an impact on her peers and so many others. Encourage her instead of becoming so irate that she wants to share her joy of books that you leave such a hateful message. I recommend reading “Dear Bully”, its a compilation of stories by authors and other famous people that show how much pain a bully can inflict. If I were you, I would be embarrassed to preface that entire rant with the fact that you’re a librarian. I’m embarrassed for you especially considering that you’re a grown woman. As an adult, I find it sad that you would be so cruel to a teenager. Please remember that there is always a better way to express yourself, but it would be more polite to remember, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…say nothing at all”. Please feel free to visit our blog as well. We have an ALA overview post as well! http://www.sashandem.com

      I’m so very proud of you Bailey. You are doing SUCH a fantastic job of promoting YA literature to other young adults by being so selfless and enthusiastic. I wish you much luck to all of your future blogging, reading, and conferences endeavors.

      -Em @ Sash & Em

    • @Angie, @IBBookBlogging,

      Angie, I cannot imagine a meaner response to IBBookBlogging’s generous giveaway. Her blog and her giveaway, and the many books blogs and many book giveaways by other bookophiles, generate a lot of excitement about books, and I for one encourage that and often retweet announcements of such giveaways.

      Angie, who appointed you to be so nasty to a young lady who clearly loves reading, sharing her love for reading, and encouraging others to love reading as well?

      Angie, you have never been to a trade show where there’s lots of eye candy for the taking that you didn’t take because that’s what people do? So she took something that she is now giving away. Big deal. She is doing exactly what the exhibitors want — she took their material and is now showing it off to a wider audience. Look at all the excitement generated here as a result of IBBookBlogger’s efforts, and long term efforts over the years to run this blog.

      Angie, you are a librarian with this kind of attitude? Oh my.

      IBBookBlogging, I have been following you and retweeting you for a long time and will continue to do so.

      Angie, you know what else? If I recall correctly, I had previously entered an IBBookBlogging giveaway contest AND WON! I gave that book to my daughter who loved it, then she gave it to her school library. She may have even purchased a sequel. IBBookBlogger is the real sweet deal who really helps spread a love of reading. Please avoid leaving denigrating comments in the future, here, or anywhere.

      (And I am now entering your contest, IBBookBlogger!! Don’t let Angie bother you. She must have just had a really bad day.)

    • Angie, I have read your comments (those I could find), and the past 8 hours of your Twitter feed. I get where you’re coming from. It’s hard not to get upset when non-librarians come to ALA, and some bad behavior is displayed (not talking about anyone in particular here, just in general). It’s hard not to get upset when you come home and see that a book you maybe wanted is being given away on a blog. I get that. I agree with you that ALA is about more than just free books, and I wish people would focus more on that aspect. But here is where my opinion parts with yours:

      1.) It isn’t just the book bloggers.
      Your every argument has been against the book bloggers. You’re upset that you have to tell a teen that she can’t have the one book she requested because some book blogger got it instead. What about the other librarians who got copies of that book as well? What about the librarians who got multiple copies for different departments/teens? Can you vouch for all of them? Can you guarantee that none of them then went home and sat it on a shelf because they weren’t interested? Can you guarantee no other librarians also found themselves at home with more books than they could possibly read or use? Can you guarantee they aren’t selling their copies as we speak? Yes, they’re librarians, but librarians have been known to sell ARCs before. In fact, before the book blogging world arose, I remember reading reports of librarians (and other industry-related people) illegally selling copies of books. You can still find reports of the same, today. So I reiterate: it isn’t just the book bloggers. At least these bloggers are being transparent in how they are using these ARCs. Which brings me to my next point.

      2.) Giveaways work.
      They’re a legitimate form of advertising that is proving to be extremely effective. Yes, we book bloggers get the added benefit of traffic to our blogs when we host giveaways. But time and time again, I have found new books to read because of a giveaway I entered that sparked my curiosity about a book…and I know I am not the only one. Giveaways bring in huge numbers of viewers who then are shown new books and authors. Even if they don’t win, the seed of curiosity is planted. Look up the statistics behind the effectiveness of giveaways in advertising. More specifically, look up the reasons why more and more companies are preferring to advertise their products through blogs, and you’ll see why blog giveaways are not to be underestimated.

      3.) You may not be happy with book bloggers coming to “your” event and shaking things up…but there’s a reason why they’re there.
      Book blogging is changing the industry; you can’t deny that. Although there are some shameful things that happen sometimes, the majority of book bloggers are actually decent people who love books just as much as you, and who want to introduce the people of the world to the fantastic variety of books available. You may think that “non-industry shouldn’t be allowed at trade shows,” but what you don’t seem to understand is that book bloggers are now part of the industry. In this digital age when teens and adults increasingly look to the internet for their every need, book blogs are immensely effective, and publishers are starting to realize that. They’ve accepted the change, and embraced the influence we can have. And just like no area is perfect, neither are we. We have a few who make the rest of us look bad; so do librarians. So does every single group out there.

      I’m sorry you didn’t get the books you wanted, or that the teens in your groups wanted. But making it your mission to shaming those who went to the same conference, spoke to the same reps, listened to the same panels, and waited in the same lines to get ARCs, and then wanted to spread their love of books in the same way you wanted to (you did say you planned to give your books away to those who requested them), is pretty shameful in itself.

  54. Goodies!! :)
    Thanks so much for this giveaway :)

  55. I’m really looking forward to Monstrous Beauty! So I’m hoping for prize pack 1 ^^

  56. What an awesome giveaway!! :) I can’t just choose one to be excited about though cause ALL the prize packs are amazing!!!

  57. As a future librarian, I really don’t get what Angie is so upset about. Relax, lady. And next time, take the time to think about what you say before saying it. You’ve embarrassed librarians everywhere, so thank you for that. Not all librarians are like that, Bailey, I promise.

  58. sarabara081 says:

    So many great books, but I think Shadow & Bone, Illuminate, and Slide are some of the ones I am most excited for. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  59. Thanks for sharing your ALA books with other readers! It is amazingly generous of you to share your haul & help get books into the hands of other readers. This is just one of the many reasons I love bloggers & blogging. You’re sharing books & encouraging reading & IMO that is a great use for the books you picked up at ALA.

  60. You did nothing wrong, Bailey. Let the crazy lady troll get all her aggression out and then we can all move on with our lives. I support you.

  61. Hi Bailey!

    Thank you so much for sharing the ALA books you got! I know I’m along side those people who didn’t get to go and really appreciate the sharing! <3

  62. Omigoodness these packages look amazing! I’ve been stalking Shadow and Bone all over the interwebs, dying for an ARC. So jealous of your ALA trip…fingers crossed I get to make it next year!

  63. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would really love to win Prize Pack 2! :)

  64. I guess my comment didn’t post earlier… But thanks so much for the giveaway! And I am so excited for ALA in June! I would love Prize pack 3 :D

  65. Jamesterc5 says:

    Dear Angie
    This is IB’s mom here. She is a teenager with a love of books and you and the other negative bloggers who are jumping all over her and other bloggers are cyber bullying. She posts a review every day in addition to attending vigorous high school program where she is earning enough credit to start college next year as a sophomore. I looked at your blog and you comment “join the conversation but respect my space” You have not respected the space of my daughter’s blog and it sounds like you are trolling the other book bloggers sites as well, leaving snarky comments. Your blog had 7 entries in 5 months? How is that for promoting books? Bailey’s reviews might send someone to a library to hunt down that book/author (increasing library readership) or encourage a follower to buy the book (which benefits the book store and author). I was there with Bailey at ALA. She was respectful to other bloggers, interacted with the publishers and authors, and conducted herself professionally. I walked the entire convention center and those non publishers booths did not look too busy–where were the librarians then to seek additional insight into how to manage their libraries more efficiently? I was also in line with other librarians who commented that their arcs were going to their families (so how do you handle that response? Is that right?) Is that benefiting your library? The main issue was on Sunday, when YALSA shirts were all over the conference in mass quanitities when the doors opened. I observed poor behavior from both sides, including YALSA. The true professional bloggers spent time talking to authors and publishers. I am an avid supporter of the library system and Bailey has volunteered at her local library. As a taxpayer, I am sure that my tax money (or someone in your area) supported your attendance at ALA. I would be curious to look at my library system budget and find that line item expense since it should be public. Angie, as an adult, you should apologize to those that you denigrated on this website and the other websites today. Do not crush the enthusiasm and passion of a reader. I would rather my daughter have this passion than some other vice. Bailey was being generous about any extra that she had gotten (mom might have picked up that extra not knowing she had it) and sharing with her fellow followers who could not attend. It is not about increasing her readership. She is generous to a fault. When Border’s book store closed, we bought (I said the word bought) extra YA books to give away to the friends that she has made on-line.

    To the other bloggers that have been so supportive to my daughter, thank you. She really has grown thru her blog and her relationships. She is a shy person and she has learned how to interact better with others. This day of drama has taken a toll on her and taken away some of her joy. She did respond back because she did not want to be walked over (that is a good skill, standing ones grounds). If she worded it strongly, remember she is a teenager. This blog is her baby. Those negative comments are basically calling her baby ugly. What parent (be it a teenager) wants their child to be called ugly?

    Please read her ALA follow up–she addressed it to her fellow bloggers and her passion and joy of attending ALA showed in her comments.

    • A perfect response. Kudos!

      And because I forgot to say it earlier:
      Bailey, I’m so sorry you have to go through this! You are being so generous with the books you got from ALA, and something like that should never be criticized. Don’t let this ONE person get you down!

      • Jamesterc5 says:

        Thanks Penelope. There was a really bad one on Twitter (@vennlibrarian). I am going to find that person’s blog and send in my above response to her as well. All are grown women picking on a teenager? Who is the juvenile in that situation?

  66. Prize pack 2 looks awesome!

  67. I just have to chime in and say that Bailey is one of the most amazing, generous, kind-hearted, individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to get to know.

    Bailey, you’re love of books and reading shines through on your blog with every post. Don’t ever ever ever let someone’s angry words get you down. I know that you will rise above and continue to inspire others to pick up books and learn to love reading as much as we do.

    Love you sweetie! Keep doing what you’re doing!!

  68. Thanks so much for sharing some of the awesome stuff you got from ALA, Bailey! I am must excited for Pretty Crooked and Shadow and Bone (both which sound really, really good). =)

    Pay no mind to the naysayers. Besides, I’m pretty sure that Ms. Angie left a very similar (like word for word…almost) comment on another blog.

  69. Stéphanie Leroux says:

    Awesome giveaway! But I’m so sad that I’m in Canada… :(

  70. Thanks so much for the great giveaway, Bailey! I’m excited about Illuminate! And don’t listen to cyber-bullies, your blog and giveaways are awesome. Angie doesn’t understand how book blogging is a community that shares the love of books. For those of us who can’t make it to ALA (like me), I enjoy hearing about other people’s experience and live vicariously through them. Giving away your books is a great and generous offer, and shouldn’t be criticized by anyone…especially an adult who should know better than to attack people on the internet. Thanks again for the giveaway :)

  71. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I haven’t heard to much about the books but I’d be interested in reading books from any of the prize packs!

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

  72. OMGosh I want Slide so bad!

  73. I am excited for all of them :) Most of all – Vampire’s Kiss, Illuminate, and Shadow & Bone

  74. Fellow teen blogger here who was at ALA.
    To those people who don’t know about ALA, it is book lovers heaven but it is also a tiring, confusing, and overwhelming event. It was my first time there, there were so many books that it was so exhausting having to carry them all at once, I had to leave them at the check-in place. I didn’t stop and make a list of EVERY SINGLE BOOK that I had grabbed because honestly, there were bringing out books every few minutes.
    I was so tired that at the end of the day I didn’t even look at the books I had gathered, I just rested. When I finally go home, I FINALLY had time to organize every book, and I had discovered then that I had doubles. So when Bailey , who is super sweet and who I PERSONALLY SAW give her extra copy of Pandemonium to the publisher because she had grabbed two copies, is being insulted for grabbing doubles of the THOUSANDS of books that they displayed there, it makes me upset. Also, whoever is entering this giveaway is going to promote the books because either A.) they are librarians themselves B.) they are book bloggers C.) they are teen readers who spread the word about good books with their friends, or if they are non of the above, they are still important readers who could not attend ALA and Bailey is kind enough to share the books with.

    So whoever you are, please understand that ALA is an overwhelming experience and teen bloggers like myself would never dream of putting ourselves first over librarians, we love books and if it weren’t for librarians we would have never discovered that book that got us started in the first place.


  75. Er. So I completely understand that some people like to express their opinion (after all, our first amendment allows us to do so), but Angie is the kind of person who abuses such laws. Really, if you’re a librarian, you should know (of all people) what makes people want to read books. Giveaways are a form of that! Why did Bailey grab a book if she’s not going to read it? (1) I bet she is going to read it or has already. (2) She loves books so much, she wants to share them to her readers. Is that so bad? I really don’t think so. Bailey, you are a marvelous blogger and I am so GRATEFUL for this giveaway! I’m sorry others don’t see it that way. Although I didn’t go to ALA, posts like this one make me want to so badly. Book buzz is always so fun. I’m so excited for WRECKED and TAKE A BOW especially.

  76. Stephanie Parent says:

    Thanks so much, Bailey, and don’t listen to a few negative (and, frankly, ignorant) comments! I’m excited about pretty much all these books…but especially WANDERLOVE, since I loved Kristen Hubbard’s first book.


  77. I am so excited for:
    Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
    Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
    When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
    Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

    I got Wanderlove from Netgalley, but must have a finished copy! Thans for the giveaway, and I’m sorry about all the drama that has spun off from it. :)

  78. Christian Zabriskie says:

    Although this is late to the debate I would like to put a note of public support out for Bailey. Her conduct in this is completely correct and her use of ARCs is exactly what they are intended for. A direct comment to “Angie”, your initial post was misguided at best and your behavior afterwards was completely inappropriate. You owe this young woman a PUBLIC apology and I hope you have the personal maturity to follow up and offer it. I applaud those librarians who got involved to support this young reviewer as this was happening. I am very disappointed to see that various YA librarians participated in cyberbullying here and find that conduct unprofessional and reprehensible.

  79. I’m really excited about Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama and Illuminate by Aimee Agresti, thank you for the giveaway! (=

  80. Thanks for the give away! :)

  81. Illuminate, Shadow and Bone, and Wanderlove! :D They all sound really, really awesome, but I’m especially excited about those three.

  82. I can’t wait to check out all of these books!!! Lovetorn and Wanderlust are my two most anticipated! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  83. Out of the books in your prize packs, I think I’m most excited for Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  84. Gosh, Bailey, you are AMAZING. I so wish I can make it to ALA next year. Ah, well. I’m crossing my fingers to get to BEA.

    Hm. What I’m most excited for…I’d have to say SHADOW AND BONE in particular from the prize packs. I think Leigh is awesome and I totally want to immerse myself in the world she’s woven.

    Thanks so much again! :)

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