Friday, October 19, 2012


This week is my Blogoversary Week! 
I started this blog on October 16th 2011 and to celebrate I asked 6 of my all time favorite book bloggers to write a review of their favorite book that they read 
between October 2011 and September 2012. 

"First off, HUGE happy blogoversary to Karin! She is such a sweet person and an awesome addition to the blogging community. Blogging can be seriously rough and to stick it out for a year? I'd say you're in it to win it. 

I'm Jen, and I'm one of two parts of Makeshift Bookmark, which was launched in September 2010. My co-blogger, Carla, joined me about a month ago and ALREADY she makes me look bad with how much cooler she is than me. 

So many amazing books have been published since Karin started blogging, but one that sticks out for me is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Talk about a mind screw. If you like your narrators unreliable and looney toons, Mara is your girl. But is she REALLY crazy? The constant "WHAT IF" is what nailed this book for me. Michelle Hodkin once told me that she wrote Mara in the same vein as the movie Memento. She wants you to second guess everything. EVERYTHING. 

You may have heard some WTFery about the whole "crocodile" scene. Pish posh, people. They're in the Everglades. IT MAKES SENSE, darnit. And the most awesome thing is that all the weirdness that you're left with (sans answers, go figure) in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is addressed in the phenomenal sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer (out 10/23/12! GO PREORDER!) But, because Hodkin is the daddy mac of suspense, there's a whole new cliffhanger with which to torture yourself.

Read any and everything by Michelle Hodkin. You won't be sorry!"

Thank you Jen for making me and hopefully all of my readers curious about this book. Added one more to my ever growing wish list. 
Jen is an awesome nurse and book addict, both day and night. Follow her on Twitter to read all her ramblings about her night shifts and bookish adventures. Her blog was also one of the firsts I discovered and I loved it from the beginning on. This summer she took a blogging break and I cannot tell you how happy I am that she is back and found a fabulous co-blogger in Carla.  

To celebrate my first blogoversary 
I will give away a book of your choice 
up to $15 from Book Depo
VII - very important information:
  • to enter please follow the instructions in the rafflecopter form.
  • you must be at least 13 years old or have your parents permission to enter.
  • this giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depo ships to you.
  • the winner will be announced on the blog after the giveaway ends.
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  1. While we're at it, I'd chose Mara Dyer :) I've wanted to read it for a long time.
    Thanks for the giveaway, and happy blogoversary!

  2. Happy Blogoversary!
    I would choose Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout, because the book is amazing!