Jul 9, 2012

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Once Upon a Read-a-Thon 2012 Mini Challenge

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Hello fellow read-a-thoners! I am excited to be hosting a mini challenge for the second year in a row. icon smile Once Upon a Read a Thon 2012 Mini Challenge This time instead of a mythology challenge, I’m focusing on the covers. There have been so many awesome cover reveals this summer that all I have on the brain is covers, pretty covers, interesting covers, colorful covers and everything in between covers! You must answer both questions below either on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. Leave a link to your answers in the linky below.

There will be 2 winners. Each winner will get to choose one book from my ARC pile whose covers are among some of my favorites: Once by Anna Carey, Glass Heart by Amy Garvey, Crewel by Gennifer Albin, Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin, Blessed by Tonya Hurley, and maybe even a few more! This giveaway will end at the end of the read-a-thon on July 11th at 11:59 PM. Winners will be selected at random from the linky below.

***Edited to add: If you aren’t from the US, please still participate if you would like! The giveaway is just an extra.

****Edited again: International entrants: You can still win! Any international entry that I draw in the end can choose any book they want off The Book Depository under $15.

Question 1:

What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want.

Question 2:

Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?


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  1. Great challenge, Bailey! I’ll have my answers up later today.

  2. I linked up my response even though I’m not eligible for the giveaway… I hope it’s okay.

    • Same here! I didn’t want to miss out on the challenge so I’ve linked up regardless rather than leaving my link here in the comments. Just discount me come giveaway time!

      • Hi girls! That’s totally fine. :) The giveaway is just an extra.

        ***I also edited the giveaway. If I draw an international persons link, you can choose any book you want off the book depository that’s under $15.

  3. What a fun challenge! Thank you!

  4. Most latest best cover would be Destroy Me. It just speaks to much emotion and tragedy. In fact I think it scares me to a point that I don’t want to read the book.
    Yes, I am completely influenced by covers. It catches my eye in the first place. Without it I wouldn’t even know the book exists.

  5. Thanks for hosting, really fun challenge :D

  6. Cool challenge :)
    My post will go live in about five hours, so I’ll link up when I wake up.

  7. Awww! Thanks for making it international after all! :D

  8. Fun challenge! I love ogling book covers! So many pretty choices. It was hard to choose. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Thanks for the challenge Bailey! I’m all linked up!

  10. that was fun!

    I’ve only got the one post so I updated it and linked up.

  11. Thank you for the challenge!
    And thanks for making it international! :)

  12. 1. My fav cover reveal came out today. Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Princess is one of the best. Why is it my fav of the summer so far? It is just soooooo pretty and amazing. And I am so excited to read the book!

    2. And sadly, yes, I have been known to judge a book by its cover. I tend to look out for thing that “look like something I would read.” But I will say I have been surprised both ways with liking it or not in response to my initial thoughts on the cover.

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