The Compulsive Reader: New Year, New ARCs Contest!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New ARCs Contest!

Hello everyone,

Happy 2010! I love new years and the idea of new beginnings, and the happy feeling of being able to wipe away the memories of failed resolutions from the year before with new (and more realistic) ones. Last year, I made a resolution to blog a lot more--and was pretty successful at it. 2009 saw 377 posts. Let's see if I can beat that this year! I'm going to shoot for 385.

Anyhoo, to celebrate the New Year here, I thought I'd host a little giveaway. I have six extra ARCs of 2010 releases sitting on my shelves here, and one lucky read will win them all. They are:

  • The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard (Excellent book, I finished it a couple of days ago.)
  • All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab (Another fantastic debut, you don't want to miss this one!)
  • Captivate by Carrie Jones (Yay for the sequel to Need! It'll satisfy your needs and leave hanging for more!)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Have you seen the trailer for this one? it looks SO GOOD!)
  • Wish by Alexandra Bullen (I'm reading this one now, very cute!)
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (How awesome is this one's cover?)
Awesome, right? Okay, so all you have to do in order to be entered to win is answer my nosy question: What's your New Year's resolution? If you don't make them, why not?

Answer in the comments and you'll be entered to win! This contest will end Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at midnight. The winner will be notified sometime over the weekend. 

Thanks so much for reading, and Happy New Year!



Krista/Tower of Books said...

Awesome contest! I have made New Year's resolutions in the past, but I did not make them this year because I am horrible at actually following through with them. :P


Leslie said...

I don't usually make resolutions because they are too vague for me to ever stick to. So instead, I'm setting the goal to read 100 books this year.

KatieDoll said...

Great contest! My New Year's resolution is to finish my current WIP- a YA novel I've been slaving over for six months now. I'm shooting for mid/end of January! :)


Rachel Stark said...

I'm normally pretty awful at following through on (or even remembering) my New Year's resolutions, but this year I'm making one that I think I'll be motivated to keep: be good at my new job! As long as I can do that much, I think everything else that can be good and happy will follow.

ReadingCountess said...

What a great idea! I have one simple resolution that I hope will transcend many aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. The resolution is: to lighten up. Weight is an obvious one (how can you mention resolutions without putting weight together with it?), but I hope to be freer with my boys, reduce/organize our home for the hopeful sell of it this summer and release myself from the ties that bind me.

Rachel Stark said...

oh, and my email is rachel(dot)stark(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Readingaddict said...

I would LOVE to win these! My New Year's resolution is to spend more time reading instead of shopping for books.


book_worm127 said...

Oh wow, winning those would be AMAZING! Thanks sooo much for the contest! My New Year's resolution is to eat better and start working out again. Fun right? :P


Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Awesome! Count me in!

One of my resolutions this year is to up the number of books I read from 70 to 100. Every year I try to beat my previous year's count, but I'd really like to get 100 in this year! Thanks for the contest!


Lana said...

I don't really make resolutions because I'm terribly contrary. If I've resolved to do something, I'm bound to put it off or subliminally sabotage things. So instead of anything concrete to angst over or procrastinate, I've resolved simply to make this year a better one than last year!

Happy New Years!

caramellunacy AT gmail

Book Whisperer said...

I have decided I am not making new years resolutions, I have having a life changing year. I will get my body back and I will continuing better myself to be the person I want to be. bkwhisperer@bluemarble.net

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Ohh, sounds awesome!

For the most part, I don't really make new year's resolutions for my personal life, because, well, life is too unpredictable. But I did make an exception this year for reading/blogging.

I'm setting goals to read more (and pass my 118 books read in 2009), interact more with bloggers, post more reviews, and maintain an active blog. All perfectly attainable, hoping some random catastrophic event doesn't take place, haha.

Thanks for the contest!
(nikkinizzle at gmail dot com)

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

To live a simpler life! That's my biggest resolution. Simpler food, better food, less "things" and more experiences. Awesome contest, thanks for the opportunity!


Cynthia said...

My New Year's resolution is to open my heart.

katie said...

Great contest. My New Year's resolutions have more to do with my blog than anything. I just want to try to post something everyday and talk to some more bloggers. =]


Melissa said...

I'm so excited for those books! One of my new year's resolutions is to read a book, new or a favorite, every week

YA Vampire Books said...

oooh great contest!
I usually don't make resolutions but this year I'm going to stop drinking soda, cause it's so unhealthy!


DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

I usually don't have resolutions I cant keep them but this year I really want to write and finish my story I keep saying that I'm going to and i dont I also want to get my Blog up and going


NotNessie said...

My New Year's resolution is NO reading challenges!


Melissa said...

Great contest! My resolution is to keep maintaining good grades in school and to finish my library science degree this year!


Mariah said...

Wonderful Contest thanks!

My New Year's Resolutions are to post more reviews, be a more positive person,and to enjoy my last year and a half of high school.


J. Kaye said...

No need to add me to the contest, but I did want to wish you a Happy New Year!!

Margay said...

My resolution is not to make resolutions any more. I feel like we put too much pressure on ourselves to make these promises to ourselves that are usually impossible to keep. Then we spend the rest of the year beating ourselves up over the failure. It is better to set achievable goals instead.


Sarah said...

My new year's resolution is, perhaps stereotypically to lose weight. But more than weight loss I want to focus on healthier eating which I think is even harder to do.

Thanks for the great contest!

Beth S. said...

My New Year's resolution is to read more and worry about paperwork less. I always get so behind with grading papers and it always used to bother me, but I'm starting to develop the philosophy that I'm a much better teacher if I read what kids are reading and can talk to them about books than I am giving them a ridiculous amount of homework that I then have to, myself, check, which means that I'm really making myself miserable, not just my students. Wow, that was a really long-winded resolution.

Insert Book Title said...

My resolution is to continue losing weight and working out on my Wii Fit plus.

It really works, but it takes time and motivation to do so.


The Book Whisperer said...

Oooh, I've made a few this year but my top one is to read more books that this year which ended up at exactly 100! Better get cracking then.....

(Great givaway by the way - hope I win).


Tina's Blog said...

I'm not very good at keeping resolutions but I would like to become more organized/less cluttered in my home. I would also like to pay off all my credit cards and work on eating more healthfully.

Erica said...

I'm usually REALLY bad about keeping New Year's Resolutions but I'm determined to follow through with this one this year :)
I used to dance and play a lot of sports, I quit sports and continued to dance but now I quit dance to. Since then I feel like I'm not active enough and don't eat well, so that's my new years resolution. I am in show choir which is 5 hours a week - but we're not dancing the whole time so I want to get healthier again.

:) Erica

Emily said...

Awesome contest! For my New Year's resolution I want to do several things. I want to get more organized in my studio apartment space, work out at least 4 times a week and be less stressed all around in my life. And of course, I want to read more books. At least 100 this year is the goal!

emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

Lenore said...

No need to enter me - just wanted to say Happy New Year and keep up the good work :)

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

My resolution is to buy no more than one book per month. Space is at a premium and I have too many good books that I would like to get through.

Lauren said...

I want to edit my NaNo novel of 09, so my friends can read it without me being totally embarrassed by grammar and plot failures



My New Year's resolution would have to be eating healthier, doing better in school and reading more books :) Thanks for the giveaway, some great ARC's there!


Erin said...

My New Year's Resolution is to read more and lose some pounds. :) I'm not good at keeping up with my resolutions but who knows? This might be the year. :)


Chantele said...

My resolution is to have my baby, and then lose all of the weight I have gained!:) Well, at least some of the weight.;)

Ashley said...

My resolution is to become a better friend.

poontoast (at) gmail (dot) com

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to loose 30 pounds and another one is to write my little heart out.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!


B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Hmm, well I have quite a few but the most important would probably be to be tight with money since I owe more than I have haha.


Dani. said...

My new years resolution is to be a better blogger! I really it, and I just want to be more active in it! :] Also, I really want to read 200 books this year!


pirate penguin said...

Great contest! I have a ton of resolutions but the one that matters most to me is to become more active. I'm always sitting on my butt reading, writing or using the computer and I know that that's not going to do wonders for my health in the future. I'm planning on working out more JUST so I can become more healthy. I'm not even going to worry about "looking good" for others.

My contact info is on my profile should I actually win, LOL ;)

Allison said...

Thanks for the contest and happy new year to you! My resolutions are to be more present and mindful with myself and others, continue my quest to pick up litter wherever I see it, and to help make many family events extra special this year (mom and dad's 40th, and my brother & sister-in-law's 20th, not to mention many landmark birthdays).

biblio794 said...


My New years resolution is to write more. I LOVE it but school has been getting in the way all the time. I have to find a happy medium between the two. =)

Starry*Night said...

My resolution is to start using my French skills more because I just realized I need to take III and IV in college.


Brooke Reviews said...

I don't usually make them because I stink at goals and stuff haha. I'd like to lose some weight though :)

bacarleton at gmail dot com

Krysten said...

My new year's resolution is to not let the past make me bitter. I tend to hang onto things instead of letting them go & it only hurts me, not the other person. So this year I will let the bad stuff go...which may involve me not answering my phone or dealing w/humans at all because it's going to be hard ;)

Lisa said...

My resolution is to find and practice new relaxation techniques. This way, my baby will arrive in a peaceful state!!

lraphaelbogaert at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

Great contest! I so want those books!

To answer your question - I honestly don't make New Year's resolution, I have goals that I want to accomplish, yeah, but if I make them a resolution I keep thinking that I'll jinx myself!

Wendy said...

Good god, I just read my comment and I sound like a raging nut! HA!

Llehn said...

My resolution is to read at least 2 books a month :D


~*Ruby*~ said...

Please enter me if its open to international readers.

I don't really make new years resolutions, i make new year goals :)
my goals are in my blog:
but in summary i want to travel more.

rubs.escalona [at] gmail.com

Laura "Rory" Wood said...

My resolution this year is to get back to my blog. I've neglected the poor little thing. and hey what do you know these books would help me achieve my goal =]


Cassandra said...

This is a really great contest! My New Year's resolution is to not procrastinate on homework.

Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks! My resolutions would be to read more, study more, and not procrastinate as much.
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

Jenita said...

I have a number of goals for the coming year -- one of each big, fun, and scary. I also have a random resolution that doesn't fit in any of the above -- I need to get 100 hours of community service this year, to graduate from high school. Still need to think of how exactly I'm planning to do that... =]

Larissa said...

Sweet! ARCs are awesome!
I posted my new year goals on my blog. Basically, finish current YA WIP, write two more YAs (at least drafts), and blog at least once a week. ;)

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

I read all the time but I want to read more classics instead of only newly released books.


Andrea said...

Happy New Year! My resolution is to read 52 books. =)

hersforthereading AT gmail DOT com

Steph Su said...

Eek! I'd love to win this giveaway. I don't make resolutions because, frankly, I have the habit of overthinking absolutely everything. I stress myself out about long-term projects (e.g. resolutions) so I've decided that to make life easier for myself I just never do it. I have vague IDEAS of what I will work towards accomplishing, but nothing set in stone! Similarly, I haven't joined any of those 2010 reading challenges that have been popping up everywhere, heh. :)

stephxsu at gmail dot com

J. Hernandez said...

Okay, my new year's resolution...FINALLY FINISH A BOOK. I have seriously been putting this one off for way too long--or rather not completing it. I NEED TO DO THIS!

Great contest!


Alison said...

My NY resolution is to finish taking the wallpaper down in my house. December 2008 we moved from Kazoo, MI to Houston, TX.....I have stalled long enough....LOL. My other resolution is to get my home base business off to a great start!!! :) Happy 2010. whitleyalison(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
I want to make-out more. :D



Rebecca L Sutton said...

Great contest idea!!! Love ARCs! My resolution is to sign with an agent. The first step to getting my book published. ; )

Aye.Me? said...


I don't really make New Year's resolutions because I feel that saying I'm going to do something doesn't make it any more likely to happen!


Rebecca :) said...

You are implying I only have one! haha

Here is what I have so far:

1)Instead of the old "lose weight" resolution, I am doing Trisha's 100 Mile Fitness Challenge and then planning to keep it up all year long.

2)Get a decent but affordable apartment.

3)Find a way to make more money since my new job pays so little. One reason I am still working on resolution #2.

4)I read 93 books this year, which is a record for me. I have never even read half that many in a year before. I want to read at least 100 in 2010.

5)To visit my friends more, especially my out-of-town friends. I am so horrible at keeping in touch.

Thanks for the awesome contest!

Sara said...

My NYR is to keep working on my blog and read 100+ books.

On a personal note, I'm hoping to lose 15 lbs or more too... which is what I've gained since I've started college... :p

Happy New Year, Tirzah!


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

To finish the book I started writing!

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

The Book Vixen said...

Happy New Year!!! My new year resolution is to give up chocolate. It's going to be tough. And sad. Very, very sad.

thebookvixen at gmail dot coms

ExtremeReader said...

Happy New Year! My resolution is to get in better shape! I also want to read more, which will equal more reviews!

donnas said...

Mine is to work out more. I got the Wii Fit just need to actually keep using it past the first couple months.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Linh said...

My resolution is to read the textbook before class. I've always fallen behind in class because I didn't understand what was going in class. Hopefully this will help!


Obsidian Ink said...
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Obsidian Ink said...

Awesome! Thanks for the contest :)
My New Years resolution is to write a novel. Yes, a complete novel. :)
Its a resolution I'm very stubborn about completing. And you can be sure I will lol.


Tina said...

I have two New Year's resolutions:
1) Read 100 new books (re-reads don't count)
2) Donate two items to charity every month--I'm such a pack rat, and since I'm going off to college next year I want to get rid of some stuff I've been unnecessarily holding onto, while making a difference.

Hopefully by having two resolutions, one of them will stick!

Michael Shawn Keller said...

Great contest! My goal this year is to stay sober, hold more doors open, smile more, laugh at least 100 times a day, and publish my second book! Let's make 2010 the best year ever and the start of the best decade ever!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Wow, fantastic contest! :) My resolution is to be more hardworking this year and study for my tests and exams. Let's just say I've been a very lazy person the entire 2009 and have been failing subjects. *sigh* This year I need to pull up my socks!


Precious said...

Awesome! If this open internationally, please count me in. If not, that's ok!

My new year's resolution is to read at least 100 books in my wishlist and to finish my hopefully-soon-to-be-novel. So many books, so little time.


Pam Vickers said...

My #1 resolution is to continue working on revising.

xxsquigglesxx said...

My new years resolution is to shrink my TBR pile!


Megan said...

My resolution is to get healthier. Mainly by cutting out sweets and drinking more water. Maybe I'll add exercise later! Great contest!


Anne-Marie said...

This year I didn't make any resolution because after 2 weeks I give up. I don't have any will power!

Thanks for this awesome contest!

Taylor Hicklen said...

Count me in! My New Year's resolutions are to finish my WIP and to run 10 miles in one go.


Donna Gambale said...

I tend not to make "official" New Year's Resolutions because I'm already freakishly goal-oriented, so I'm always working towards something. My single non-writing goal currently that I need to begin implementing: start exercising again. Sitting in a chair writing for all of my spare time can't be good for my health!

Thanks for the great contest!
firstnovelsclub [at] gmail [dot] com

tetewa said...

I always try to challenge myself by reading more books every year. My final count this year was 83 hoping to beat that next year! tWarner419@aol.com

Taylor said...
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Taylor said...

Great contest my New Years resolution is to not put off my school work until the very last minute


loreleimarsh said...

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I think that if you want to make a change, then you should just go ahead and change. A new year is a new beginning, but it shouldn't be the only reason you change. :D

Jenna said...

My New Years Resloution isn't so much a change as it is a goal. I want to get an A in my Chemistry class. I'm a junior in High School and am one of the few people in the running for Valedictorian. This Chemistry class is the hardest in the school with one of the hardest teachers. There is no extra credit and all of our exams are weighed heavily. I'm making it my goal to do everything possible to ace this class.


Melanie said...

Focus! That's my resolution for 2010. Now, how long will it last? :P


Jennie Smith said...

One of my many that I have are to be more consistent working out. I always feel great when I do... yet I slack off! WHY?! Because I am a moron!! haha! Great contest! Some of those are on my 2010 Debut Challenge List! Good luck to all!!


aqtbenz said...

Awesome contest!
My new year's resolution is to read at least 150 books. I read 125 in 2009, so I'm kickin' it up a notch :)

Email: aqtbenz[at]hotmail[dot]com


Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

My new year's resolution would have to be to find a job where I am appreciated! And to read a lot more books of course!!!


justpeachy36 said...


I just made one resolution this year because I don't usually make them so that I don't have to feel bad about breaking them. This year I want to read more... and I know that's one I can keep...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Bunny B said...

My New Year's resolution is to travel to at least 3 new countries this year! :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

xollinzolox said...

My New Years Resolutions are to get a job, and start to exercise again.


Sab H. said...

My new year's resol is to work out more!!!

yabliss AT gmail DOT com

Erin said...

My New Years Resolution is to be happier. Not that I am not a happier person, but sometimes I think it takes a little more effort and I need to do that, with whatever it is that is making me happy, whether that be: books, exercize, activities, traveling. work, etc... :)


Meg said...

oh gosh... my new years resolution is to try harder. I know its generic, but I want to try to do assignments BEFORE the day they are due and work and ride my horse more. But.... I probably won't keep it. cause I read too much. haha

meghanriegel AT yahoo DOT com

E.Peterson said...

Interesting contest, as well as an interesting concept. I haven't really given thought to my New Year's resolutions, mostly because I seem to always fail at following through and also because I've been enjoying living in the moment.

As for my resolutions they can all be summed up in this: being a healthy and happy individual. I think that's what we're all aiming for, but that's my resolution. To simply be healthy and happy.

Really do we need anything more?


calliec said...

I don't really believe in New Years resolutions because I think people should have already started their goals when they first thought of them. Why wait to achieve what you want? If they were conscious of it before, why did they put it off till the New Year. Everyday should be a chance to improve something, or to decide that you don't have anything to improve and accept the way you are.

email: cchappell@optilink.us

Jessica Kennedy said...

Awesome giveaway! :)

My New Year's res is to lose some weight!

I got EA Sports Active for the Wii for Christmas and plan to start using that tomorrow! :)

GDawg said...

I have only been successful at one New Year's resolution I made. Three years ago I quite smoking cold turkey and never picked up another cigarette again! Since that year, I haven't made another until this year. My goal for 2010 is to become healthier; which means sucking it up and exercising, plus halting the late night eating of a bag of Doritos!

Alyssa is magical! said...

Well I originally had no resolution...but then was pressured to make one by my mom when everyone was sharing. So I have a few.
1. Actually try to write that story I've had on my mind for a while.
2. Paint my nails every week(Shallow but so pretty to look at.)
3. Stop putting myself down.
Will I actually do any of these? Let's hope so. Lol.

Mcgee_ally at yahoo.com

Jessy said...

I usually don't make a resolution, but this year I'm going to try to quit smoking.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

bobotherobo said...

My new year's resolution is to sleep before midnight during the school days.

ritaskellington said...

I have three:
1. Finish my NaNoWriMo and other writing stuff I never finished
2. Improve my writing skill
3. Lose 20 lbs (over the WHOLE YEAR.)


J. Lee said...

New Year resolution: to do well in school
great contest


throuthehaze said...

My resolution is to get healthier
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Laurie, Meghan and Caitlin said...

My resolution this year is simple: finish writing my YA book. No more excuses, no blaming the kids, the car or the cats. My determination will keep me focused (I hope):)

I will make time to read, of course, especially all of those great titles you have listed in this wonderful contest.


Emily said...

I made all my usual New Year's Resolutions but the newest one to make the list is to be better about dealing with mail- junk mail, wrappers from packages, stuff that needs my attention, etc. I end up with piles of whatnot everywhere since I just throw junk mail wherever. So far I've been dealing with everything the day it comes!

whatbookisthat at gmail dot com


Debbie's World of Books said...

What a great contest! I have given up on making New Year's resolutions mainly because I never follow through with them. Of course it would always be to lose some of the extra lbs I'm packing but since I'm pregnant that's not a focus right now.

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

KHCPL Teen Scene said...

I love this contest. I have tried New Year's Resolutions, but rarely do I share them. Mostly because I know I will fail. Maybe this year I will try some I can accomplish. So here are my New Year's Resolutions:

1. Organize, organize, organize. I have so much to do and so little time, I need to make the most of the time I have.

2. Post more reviews. I review for the teens at our library and try to recommend the newest books for them to read. I need to find more time to read so I can get more reviews on our blog site.

3. Keep working on the library's blog for teens, and make it the best it can be. I want it to be useful to our patrons--hopefully this is the year it will catch on!

4. Read more--find the time somehow to get more books read. Last year I managed a book a week--but with my hectic schedule, that was amazing. Can I go for 1.5?

GBU Book Reviews said...

I don't make resolutions because I always just feel disappointed when I break them. I'm always setting goals for myself anyway. I think setting them on a set day every year is silly. But I'm always striving to be a better person, get good grades and eat healthy. Not just at New Year's.
Thanks for this contest

FrankSandy said...

My resolution is to read a book every two weeks. walkerd@primus.ca

dsandyboy said...

My resolution is to get in shape.


Jennifer said...

My New Year's resolution is to work out at least 4 times a week. I have a tendency to go to the gym in spurts, and I really need to be more consistent about it.


SarahChristine said...

I have several this year but my "main" ones are to blog more and then lose more weight.


Taschima Cullen said...

I don't make New Year;s resolutions because I think if you want to do something you will just do it. I don't need the excuse of it being the New Year for me to better myself. But hey that's just me. Also, 90% of the time people just don't keep their resolutions.

Taschima Cullen

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Great great contest!!!! My New Year's Resolution is to STOP procrastinating. Who has the time to waste??? And homework seems a lto less annoying when you don't have to pull all nighters to finish it.

Anna ♥ said...

My New Year's resolution includes a variety of things such as doing well in my classes, spending more time with my family and friends, and exercising more. For blogging it would have to be to improve overall as a blogger in terms of writing better reviews and commenting more. Thanks for the contest! :D

Anna ♥

ReggieWrites said...

Great contest! I don't make any New Years resolutions anymore because I never stick to them anyway...Sometimes though, I have goals for myself. That way, I can work towards it, instead of trying it all in one go =)


Simply Stacie said...

My new years resolution is to go full blast with my blog and make sure I post at least once a day.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Bere said...

This is such an awesome contest, thank you!
This year I decided to create my list of New Year's Resolutions. I only have a few but I hope to stick to them. They include: To be more outgoing (I'm totally shy so I just need to take more risks jeje), to read more books this year, and to find a better job!

Thanks again, I hope you have a great year!


Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome contest, thanks!! And I have a few new year resolutions, though my main ones are to get better grades and buy more books. :D


Sylvia said...

Thanks for the awesome contest:) Well, I don't really make new year's resolutions anymore, I tried making some before but we kind of have a love-hate relationship, so you know..:D Anyway, I believe that new year's resolution or not, everyday is a chance to live life a little bit differently!


Anna Moore said...

My New Years resolution is the same every year: To be a little bit better, to try a little bit harder.

Basically it means that if last year I gave everything I did 100% effort, this year I need to try for 101%+. It's just a way of furthering what I can do, and being proud of the changes I DO make and not depressed/upset over the ones I didn't!

(However, between us, my main main MUST DO OR DIE goal which I usually don't have but do this year is to complete a story/book, etc. I'm really bad at coming up with new ideas and abandoning old ones too soon, so I've made it a point to see at least one of them through!)


Chad.Megan.Ben said...

Actually, my resolution this year is to read 100 books. I've never done this kind of a challenge before--I usually try a diet, or be a better person-type goal. This year, I thought I'd stick to something I'd actually accomplish! :) I would love to get some new reads to add to my list!

Chad.Megan.Ben said...

P.S. My email is megstermagoo@yahoo.com. :)

Sarah (Limerick) said...

Congrats on the immense number of posts you accumulated over 2009; I enjoyed them!
My resolution for this year is to read and publish reviews faster and to spread out from the main fantasy genre that I read with my books.

Thanks for the contest! :)

two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Amydee said...

This year I'm trying to set aside time for reading new books instead of starting them before bed or when I have a ton of schoolwork to do. Staying up all night reading doesn't make early morning classes any easier :)


Kristin Liu said...

My New Year's Resolution is...get my splits down by the end of the year. Yay for stretching!


Kristen said...

I want to lose some weight this year! :)

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

YellowBanana said...

This is SO nice of you, all those books look great :)

My new year's resolution is finally write a novel. Any novel, fantasy/romance/anything (although it will be YA cos I'm a teen so I can't really write anything else:P). I've been meaning to write a novel ever since I was 8 (a bit premature, I know) but this summer I"ll finally have some time and motivation, hopefully!

I dunno whether my email comes up on here or not so just in case:

Miri said...

I don't make real resolutions because I think making them at the beginning of the year puts too much pressure on them, and inspires people to make lofty, unrealistic goals that they'll end up forgetting by February. For the last couple years I've been making fake resolutions--basically just giving myself a "goal" for the number of books I want to read that year. :)


Tiffany said...

My new years resolution is to actually work out on my Wii Fit! haha :) Thanks for this opportunity!


chelleyreads said...

awesome giveaway! my new years resolution is not to buy any books until april 1, 2010--have too much and i need to self-control :)

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Roxy said...

I'd like to enter. My new years resolution is to take better care of myself. Eat healthy, workout and stop biting my nails.

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Jean (Tuning Into YA Books) said...

Great contest :)
New year resolution: read more books and get good grades


Chloe said...

Great contest! My resolutions are to break off relationships that are unhealthy for me, to start writing a book, and to lose a few pounds.


Marianna said...

Cool contest!

I am very proud of my resolution this year. In recent years I have grown quite attached to eating sweets, and my high cholesterol and blood sugar concerned me when I last got blood work done. So over Christmas I decided I had enough of feeling like crud and being addicted to sugary stuff. I am now on a diabetic diet and I am doing much better. I am actually sticking with my resolution, which is not something I do often.