The Compulsive Reader: News Day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

News Day!

Hey guys! Today's just going to be a hodge-podge of stuff. It's a Tuesday, so you know what that means...book release day! Some new books that are out today:

The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
The Ashleys by Melissa de la Cruz
How NOT to be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler

Liz Gallagher is a part of Class of 2k8, a group of YA and middle grade authors whose books are making their debut appearance in 2008. Check the site out, it's quite cool. They have contests, and virtual launching parties every time one of their books is released.

With that said, I wanted to make something clear to you guys--I love comments. Absolutely adore them. I will jump up and down and giggle maniacally when I see that I have a new comment, no joke. Just ask my pals in the science lab, where I routinely check my email. I provide free entertainment for them daily. So won't you make my day and leave a comment (and I know there are tons more of you out there then just those of you who have been commenting).

Want to really make my day? Become my MySpace friend. Usually when I can't contain myself, I reveal cool upcoming features by posting a bulletin.

On to contest news: The Page Flipper is giving away a copy of Pretty Little Liars! All you have to do is comment her! Last time I looked, she had 9 comments (lucky duck)! So go say hi to her, she's very friendly.

Also, remember that tomorrow is the deadline for all entries for the Prey giveaway! Just send me your name, address, email, and the title of the book you most want to read in 08, and the title of the book you just finished/are reading now. I am asking this because not only am I nosy, but I want to know what you guys are all reading so I can read it too! I love suggestions on what to read! As much as comments!

And of course, don't forget the Book of the Month giveaway! I received an extra copy of Click! The Girl's Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making It Happen. It was quite excellent, so enter! I may even throw your name in the hat (or pot or beaker or fruit basket or whatever I happen to use) twice if you give me a link where you advertised the Book of the Month.

Also, I've become aware of the fact that my spam filter is working a little too well. I unearthed a large amount of your emails, but don't worry--I'm going to keep a closer eye on it all and I made sure that no one's message got deleted or anyone's contest entry was missed.

Well, that's it for now. Just know that I received a whole nice big box full of books that are screaming to be read, so be expecting some pretty cool reviews soon!


Chelsea said...

Hey there! Hope your science pals are getting some extra entertainment off of this comment. :)

Thanks for posting about my contest, and saying how friendly I am! (You should see me in the morning before I've had my coffee -- you'd edit that out in a heartbeat.)

Can't wait to read more reviews. I'm curious as to what types of books were in that box!

And I'm really, really loving your blog, Tirzah. I have it bookmarked and check it just about every day. So know that you have an avid fan. ;)

Em said...

I just finished Opposite of Invisible but haven't read the other two that you mentioned.
Enjoy your box of books!

And I second Chelsea's comment about liking your blog. I have you in my Google Reader so I get updates whenever you post. Is that creepy? or just cool? :-)

Liz Gallagher said...

Comment, woo!

Thanks so much for posting about OPPOSITE's release! :)