Things That Excite Me, Including A Giveaway!

Hope all my friends in the states had a great Memorial Day! It was hot and muggy here, but at least there was no rain or hail.

I wanted to talk about three things today that have me excited.

First, I want to give a big shout out to the beautiful Emily White who recently announced that her book Elemental will be published by Spencer Hill Press. Yay, Emily! Drop by her blog if you haven't already and congratulate her.

Second, have you seen the perfection of Ryan Reynolds in all his green splendor? I hope the movie is as good as the trailer implies, but let's face it, I'd see it regardless.

Last, but not least, I won a copy of The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson a few weeks back in a wonderful pay it forward campaign to support the book started by Casey McCormick. So here's the blurb:

Lennie plays second clarinet in the school orchestra and has always happily been second fiddle to her charismatic older sister, Bailey. Then Bailey dies suddenly, and Lennie is left at sea without her anchor. Overcome by emotion, Lennie soon finds herself torn between two boys: Bailey's boyfriend, Toby, and Joe, the charming and musically gifted new boy in town. While Toby can't see her without seeing Bailey and Joe sees her only for herself, each offers Lennie something she desperately needs. But ultimately, it's up to Lennie to find her own way toward what she really needs without Bailey. A remarkable debut novel perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block.

I wanted to read the book before I had the giveaway, but life got in the way and I haven't been able to yet. I will, but I wanted to keep my end of the bargain as stated in the rules. And since anyone who enters to win will have to adhere by the same requirements, here they are:

1. You MUST have a blog or Facebook or somewhere you can give the book away and be clear about the rules (Twitter can’t support it, for example).

2. You MUST be willing to hold this exact giveaway on your blog or Facebook in which you purchase this book for someone else (or give away the one you receive from me, IF you don’t love it) and require that YOUR winner do the same. Preferably within TWO WEEKS of receiving the book from me.

3. If you win, I ask that you PLEASE enter your giveaway into the linky widget on Casey's blog and have YOUR winner do the same on that original post (not on your blog), so we can track how long the chain lasts and how many purchases we achieve.

4. U.S. entrants only.

5. The contest will run May 31st to June 6th at MIDNIGHT. I will announce the winner on June 7th and the chain will commence.

Entry is simple. Just leave a comment that you want to win and an email address if you don't have one on your blogger profile so I can get in touch with you if you do. 

Also, feel free to tell me about things that get you excited in a PG-13 sort of way (the kids do occasionally read my blog...when they're bored).


Rogue Mutt said...

I can't say any of that gets me very excited, but good for you.

Michael Di Gesu said...

These days, a clear bright blue sky with warm streaming rays of sunlight get me up and going.

For the three weeks I've been home, I think I've seen three or four days like this ...

Old Kitty said...

Huge congratulations to Emily White!! Yay!!!!

And good luck to everyone entering your giveaway!! Yay!!

What gets me excited?? Daniel Craig in the new James Bond (hopefully)! :-) Take care

Kari Marie said...

Ryan Reynolds and his abs on the big screen? I'm there.

Donna Hole said...

I'm so happy for Emily. I need to stop by and give her Kudos.

The green lantern looks good :)

I'll have to get back to you on the giveaway. It looks intriguing. I should read something out of my genre. The write up sounds interesting.


Madeleine said...

I hope you get a chance to read it someday Lisa. Life gets in the way for me when I decide to do stuff, sometimes. Great giveaway idea :O)

Rogue Mutt said...

I should probably let you know that I tagged you today. So, take that.

Heather Kelly said...

I would be happy to be entered into this delightful contest. I am halfway through THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and would love to have a copy of my own, and give one away. It's a wonderful book!

Angela Felsted said...

I'd love to enter but feel a bit weird about typing my email into the comment field. You can email me through my blog though: www.my-poetry-place.blogspot.com

Alison Miller said...

The Sky is Everywhere is one of my favoritest books!!! I have my own copy but would be super-super happy to pay it forward to someone who's not read it. Jandy Nelson is freaking brilliant. Love her.

And yay for Emily! And uh, that pic of the Green Lantern - hoo boy. He's been my fav superhero since I was a wee little lass - and that was in cartoon form.

Great giveaway opportunity! You know where to find me. :)

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