Thursday, July 31, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo: The Last Update...The End Of An Era...And Wining

This month has been awesome. Camp was better than I ever thought. Full of awesome cabin mates, 50k weeks, feral plot bunnies, missed bonfires, tents made of words and finally the ceremonial burning of the cabin. Meanwhile my writing was full of plot holes, long and short words, run on and incomplete sentences, kickass characters and more than one or two betrayals. In short it was fun and awesome and I couldn't have asked for a better virtual camp experience.
I would like to thank my cabin mates, more speficially Phrye Song, todreamistowonder and Nyx’sReincarnation, for fun filled nights missing the bonfire, plots for burning down cabin, fighting off rabid plot bunnies and most importantly helping me name my character, Banana Sundae.
Unfortunately this month was also filled with days, nay weeks, without internet and very little reading opurtinties but more on that later!
Let's talk words...word count goals that is.
Now a normal NaNoWriMo chalenges you to write 50,000 words(the average lenght of a novel) in one month. I set my goal as 65,000 not wanting to scare myself off with a ginormous goal...well I met it and I just kept on running past it.
I also did a 50k week, yeah that was fun...sorta.
Here are my final numbers! -

Word Goal: 65,000
Words Written Overall: 101,547


Let's talk about what I wrote. Now I went in this month planing on writing a companion novel of sorts to the main series I am writing, well it was really short. Which is fine, it wasn't supposed to be long. It ended up being only 12,500 words!
So, I had to figure out something else to write, fast! So I turned to Hunters Of Artemis, which is an idea I've been fooling around with for a while now and so I wrote that, it took up most of my 50k week and I finished it(50,417 words). But the month wasn't over!
So I had to find something else to work on. I finally decided to go with War Of Queens, which if you've kept up with my writing updates you might know is the book I wrote for NaNoWriMo last November and it was a hot mess. This book didn't need revisions, it needed to be scraped and rewritten. So I finally started on that...but I got about halfway and got stuck again. I just didn't like how it was turning out once more and I didn't want to waste time rewriting something I still wouldn't be happy with. So I put it on hold again. That was around 33,000 words.
Most recently I've been working on something I call Devils Dice, which I'm really enjoying writing, and so that was another 6,000 or so words.

Well this is the end of my writing journey this month. After spending a good two weeks catching up on reading I plan to jump right into revisions on Dragon Heir book 1, followed by Dragon Heir book 2 and then Hunters Of Artemis, all the while continuing to write Devils Dice. My future seems bleak at the moment...


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Book Blitz: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - Guest Post: The Year Of The Re-Read +Giveaway!

Let's Get Lost
Release Date: 07/29/14
Harlequin Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.




Early Praise:
“Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.” – School Library Journal

“Five love stories, beautifully woven together by a special girl in search of adventure, hope, and full appreciation of life’s simple pleasures. A do-not-miss.  ” – Justine Magazine

“Moving and poignant.”  - Glitter Magazine

“An entertaining and romantic road-trip debut.” – Kirkus

"Leila's quest to find the Northern Lights takes readers on a captivating cross-country journey, where four strangers' adventures collide into one riveting tale of finding yourself." ―YABooksCentral.com

“This will likely be a popular summer hit, especially for older teen about to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.” –Booklist

Guest Post!
The Year of Re-read
At the start of the year, I realized something interesting. I watch movies over and over again, re-watch whole seasons of tv shows, memorize albums’ worth of songs. But I almost never revisit books, not even the ones I love. 
I felt that I might be missing out on the pleasures certain books have provided, not to mention missing out on some understanding of subtler themes, characterizations, foreshadowing, whatever. I was missing out. So I decided this year would be the year of the reread.
Granted, of the 22 books I’ve read this year, only 9 have been rereads, so it hasn’t been a very concentrated effort. But that’s 9 more than usual.
Below is the list of books I’ve re-read this year. Some books I fell in love with all over again, some I could read a little more analytically when I knew what was going to happen. In one or two the experience wasn’t quite as enjoyable the second time around, since a closer look can often reveal faults. And though whenever I pick up a book for a second time, I’m thinking about all the millions of books I haven’t read even once, the experience has been good enough that I’ll look to reread for the rest of my life.

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Sum; forty tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Everything is Illuminated by Joshua Safran Foer
Best American Short Stories 2006 edited by Ann Patchett
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Paper Towns by John Green
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fangirls Spotlight:Series Review: The Peaches Trilogy by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Song Of The Moment- Georgia Peaches by Lauren Alaina
Peaches
562762by Jodie Lynn Anderson
On Goodreads
In a Ya-Ya Sisterhood for teens, Peaches combines three unforgettable heroines who have nothing in common but the troubles that have gotten them sentenced to a summer of peach picking at a Georgia orchard.
Leeda is a debutante dating wrong-side-of-the-tracks Rex.
Murphy, the wildest girl in Bridgewater, likes whichever side Rex is on.
Birdie is a dreamer whose passion for Girl Scout cookies is matched only by her love for a boy named Enrico.
When their worlds collide, The Breakfast Club meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in an entirely original and provocative story with a lush, captivating setting

My rating: 3.5 stars

163459The Secrets Of Peaches
by Jodie Lynn Anderson
On Goodreads
A delicious sequel to the national bestseller Peaches 
After a magical summer living on a peach orchard, Murphy, Leeda, and Birdie confront a series of breakups, make-ups, and take-offs. They may have to leave one another, along with the orchard that brought them together. But despite their heartbreak, this year's bitter endings could lead to the sweetest of new beginnings.
My rating:  4 stars

2761854Love and Peaches
by Jodie Lynn Anderson
On Goodreads
Together for another juicy summer, carefree Murphy, perfect Leeda, and big-hearted Birdie return to the place that allowed them to bloom. Brimming with all the charm, humor, and heart of Peaches and The Secrets of Peaches, this satisfying conclusion to the series reunites three unlikely best friends for a final sweet farewell.
My rating: 4.5 stars



My Overall Rating: 4 stars!

Review: This is going to work a little differently because I don't want to give away spoilers for any of the books.
So this trilogy follows three girl through three summers. In the beginning these girls hardly know each other and are kind thrown together, there relationship is definitely bumpy at first but somehow they become best friends. Each book takes place over a summer, the first one is the summer they meet, the summer before their Senior year of high school. The second is kinda everything that leads up to the next summer, the summer before college. And the last one is the summer after their first year of college.

  Over the course of these books these character fall in love, make mistakes, grow and ungrow, break up with boyfriends and each other but somehow they always manage to find their way back to the Darlington Peach Orchard, the place they met.

  I really enjoyed all of these books, they had their ups and downs but I really loved them. I took turns getting frustrated with each character and hating various love interests and secondary characters, a few smaller things seemed dumb and misplaced to me, but overall this is a really good contemporary trilogy. It's fun, fast paced and easy to read and fall in love with. All the characters are flawed and have their annoyingly stupid moments but still you can't help but root for these three girls.

Let's Talk Characters -
  -Leeda - I mention her first because I think she was my favorite character. She's the one that starts out as a seemingly spoiled rich girl who goes to work at the orchard to defy her parents. Her mom neglects her in the sense that she's never there for her and makes Leeda feel as if she's unloved, this affects Leeda greatly. I think Leeda probably had the hardest journey in this series, with growing up and every time she thought she had figured out herself and what she wanted, she was wrong. I loved her journey, I really feel she is the one that grew up the most, and had the most drastic changes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her as she finally decides she needs to live her own life even if she doesn't know right away how to do that, and her struggles with her mom and Murphy and just life. I loved her friendship with Murphy(and Birdie of course), especially in book 2. I just loved it. Also I wasn't sure how the author was going to have Leeda end up but I loved it so much, it was probably my favorite of how the three girls ended up.

  -Murphy is just a fun character. She has issues too of course but hers are mainly about her conquering her fears and realizing that she really does deserve to have everything she's wanted and more. I loved Murphy, she was fun and spunky and again I loved her relationship with Leeda, and Birdie. Rex on the other hand, I never really felt their relationship was real. In a way it was a little insta lovey and I just didn't really like it. Also while I understood where she ended up I wanted a little more of it, what exactly she ended up doing and I wanted to feel like she was happy the way I felt with Leeda and Birdie.

 -Birdie - I admit at first she was my least favorite character, mainly because I didn't really feel like she grew throughout the series, she always seemed the same to me. Having said that I never hated or disliked her character, she was the glue that held the three of them together and it's just sometimes it didn't seem like she had her own story, it was like her one job was to be the glue. I did really love her ending, I think it was perfect and I just love imagining that that is how this character ended up.

 Let's Talk Romance - I think this is the main part where these book were lacking. I mean the basis of these books is friendship, which I loved, but of course there are quiet a few different love interests and whatnot. First we have Rex, I didn't like Rex. He didn't feel real to me, I didn't really know or understand anything about him, I didn't feel like he really loved Murphy or she him and I just wanted that to feel more real.
  Then we have Enrico. Maybe it's because Birdie always seemed naive to me but while I felt their relationship was more real, it didn't feel like something that would last. It felt rushed and choppy. They barely knew each other and then when they did spend time together we didn't really get to see most of it so it still felt like they barely knew each other, or maybe it was that we barely got to know them together.
  Now we come to Eric and Grey. Again we don't get to know Eric at all, which is kinda the point, I think. But Grey was probably my favorite of the love interests. They really got to know each other and I loved seeing them fall for each other, again it was abrupt in a way and I would have liked to see more but overall it was the best of the romantic relationships.

Overall - I feel like this was a long review! Basically if you're looking for a light contemporary about friendship you definitely can't go wrong with this series. It's fun and full of laugh out loud moments and pulling on your heart strings moments, also plenty of cringe worthy moments. Basically it's everything you could ask for in a contemporary book that's main focus isn't a romantic relationship. =)

Would I Recommend This? Yes!
Who To? I'm too tired to answer this question!
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Yes!

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Maggie Steifvater Signing and Giveaway!


Where to start? So I went to the Maggie Steivarter signing a little over a week ago and it was so much fun. First it was my first bookstore signing, I'd only been to signing at ComicCon previously, and I think it was pretty much the first signing this B&N has done(it's was fairly disorganized and they didn't quite seem to know what to do). But anyways I got there like ten minutes early and there was like  thirty or so people there. So I had brought my copies of Raven Boys and Dream Thieves and wanted to buy another copy of Raven Boys and a copy of Sinner(for the giveaway!) so I went and bought those then I was given a little sticky note with my name on it so I could have my books personalized and found a spot to stand.
A few minutes later Maggie comes strutting in the front door and everyone strains to see her and then a few minutes later the Barnes and Noble employee introduces her and she starts talking some about Sinner. She was very entertaining to watch. She jumped up on the folding chairs and then the table before moving back to the chairs(her standing on the table was making people nervous) and she was just really animated and fun to watch and listen to. She talked about how she wasn't intending to write Sinner she was supposed to be done with Mercy Falls after the last Shiver book and how she had always wanted to write a band book and how that plays a part in Sinner and then she described her old band that she was with in college. Telling us about every former member and her experiences with firing band members and she had the whole room laughing throughout her whole talk.
Then there were some questions, the only one that stands out in my mind was when a little boy asked her if she was going to write more children's books and her reply was something along the lines of “You mean something without smooching and arms getting chopped off?” and the boy said he didn't mind the chopped off arms and she told a story about how with her Spirit Animals book she thought it would be easy to write and she actually had a part in it where the main character chops off an unarmed mans arm and how her(editor? Agent? Publisher?) asked her if she just had this young character chop off an unarmed mans arm and she says "so I should give him a sword?" And they reply that that is not the issue. In answer to the question she said that yes she would like to write more children's stuff because she wants to share her writing with her kids and that next time she would tell her publisher(or whoever) that a little boy in Reno said he was fine with the arm getting chopped off.
So overall it was a blast. I just really enjoyed listening to her stories and her inspirations which by the way apparently(you may know this but I've never even tried to look it up or anything) Sinner and the whole Shiver series was inspired by the fact that she had read a book that she completely hated, so much that she had to finish it and immediately reread it but the second time she ended up loving it for all the reasons she hated it the first time. Same thing with the first time she went to L.A she hated it and when she went back she loved it. And so when writing Shiver she wanted to write a book that people either loved or hated, she then said that if you only like her books don't tell her because it would only hurt her feelings.
So next up was the signing. I was about in the middle of the line and it took probably thirty or more minutes until it was my turn. She was really nice and I got all my books signed plus some awesome swag. It was a major fangirl moment and being the socially awkward person I am I believe I stuttered a few times which is odd only because I've never had a stuttering problem... But I told her how I loved Raven Boys and she asked who my favorite character was(cue stutter as my mind goes blank and the only name I can remember is Blue(who admittedly is my favorite character)) so I say Blue but I love everyone, she says good answer. I tell her the reason I don't want two of the books personalized is that I'm giving them away and she replies that she loves being a prize and asked if people would work hard to get them....so that's the question how hard are you willing to work to win these two books?


The BAD – So there was one bad part of the signing and it had nothing to do with Maggie but these two stupid 14 year old girls. So first of all they're standing right next to me during the portion of the event when Maggie is talking, and not once do they so much as glance in the direction of the talking author. No. They're texting and they're talking to each other. Now I don't want to move cause there's really no where else to go and I don't want to disturb the whole event trying to find a new place to stand/lean/sit, so I stick it out. Then we all line up for the signing and who is right behind me, breathing down my neck, the two 14 year old girls who apparently have never heard of a personal bubble. So first the moment they get in line they start signing, singing. Some obnoxious pop/hiphop/rap song. The same chorus over and over again. Like what are you doing? Be considerate please! And then they move on to overly loudly talking about the fan fiction they write, and how so many people love them and they're fanfiction is so popular, and then they start reading out loud to each other! It's One Direction fanfiction, bad fanfiction. And then, and then, they start talking about Mortal Instruments and how they want to write some Malec fanfiction and then(I kid you not) they just blurt out a huge spoiler! I have not read City Of Heavenly Fire! You're in the middle of a crowded bookstore, at a YA author signing, chances are at least half the people in this store are fans of Mortal Instruments and guaranteed at least one person(ME!) hasn't read the book yet, you're already talking louder than necessary you might as well have screamed it as the top of your lungs at the release party! I was so so mad. I almost turned around and screamed at them, I swear. Luckily it was soon my turn to meet Maggie and I was able to control my anger.


On to the giveaway! So this is a four book giveaway! What?! One person will win four *signed* books! It will go on until mid September and the last two books will be revealed on or around the 13th! So first we have Sinner(hardback) and Raven Boys(paperback) signed by Maggie Stiefvater and next month I will be going to a signing with Amy Tintera, Debra Driza, Kasey West and Shannon Messenger click here to vote for which two books you want a chance to win!
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Return Of The Internet and Possibly The Best Moment Of My Life!

First of all my internet is finally back!
More importantly though - You may have seen my Top Ten Tuesday post earlier today wherein I mentioned I have 29 Rick Riordan books well I tweeted pictures of them and this happened -

I have never been so happy to have a twitter account, this is a major fangirl moment for me, okay? Rick Riordan replied to my tweet! Can I just say I am only slightly disappointed that he said swag. =)

the books - 

All Of Them Together
The "Swag" Limited Editions




Also for those of you counting my books in that picture there is only 28 this is because the 29th which is 39 Clues is still packed in a box from when I moved.

AND ONCE MORE -


Shh. It's A Secret. Release Day Blitz!

     
Alloy Entertainment Launches New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing

First three books release today


SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—July 29, 2014—Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach.

Today also marks the publication date for the imprint’s first three titles:

·       Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, which follows Ven, the clone of a wealthy, 18-year-old named Raven. Imitations like Ven only leave the lab when their Authentics need them—to replace the dead, be an organ donor, or in Ven’s case, serve as bait when Raven’s life is threatened. It is Ven’s job to draw out Raven’s assailants, but she must decide if she is prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she has never met.
·       Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter, a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Ashley who sees her 23-year-old self when she looks in the mirror. Her older self has been through it all before, and helps Ashley survive torment from high school bullies, unrequited love for her best friend and a volatile relationship with her mom. But her older self also carries the scars of a terrible and imminent event in Ashley’s life that she’s powerless to stop.
·       Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart, a sci-fi fantasy adventure set in the war-torn Dominion of Atalanta. For Aris, the fighting is worlds away from the safety of her seaside town until her boyfriend Calix is drafted into the military. When Aris herself is recruited to become a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping to be reunited with Calix. But what starts as mission driven by love turns into one of duty as Aris becomes a true soldier determined to save her Dominion…or die trying.

Alloy Entertainment acquired the books based on the unique voices of the authors and originality of the stories. The company worked closely with each of the writers throughout the publishing process in an effort to gain the widest possible readership. The books will be published under the Alloy Entertainment publishing banner, which currently includes more than 75 New York Times bestsellers.

“One of our strengths is working with talented authors to create and develop properties that have mass entertainment appeal,” said Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment. “This program is an exciting extension of our business and will allow us to leverage Amazon’s ability to distribute to an incredibly diverse and broad readership.”

"Rebel Wing is the book of my heart. It’s a story I felt compelled to tell, both from the perspective of an Army wife and as someone who believes you can never have enough strong female characters in the world," said author Tracy Banghart. "Being given the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented folks at Alloy to make it the best version of itself was an exciting and affirming process, and knowing that its distribution will be handled by Amazon—a company that has already made so much possible for me as an indie author—is pretty much the definition of win-win as far as I’m concerned."

“Alloy has a tremendous track record developing stories, like Gossip GirlPretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, that our customers love,” said Jeff Belle, Vice President of Amazon Publishing. “We’re thrilled to promote these books from Alloy Entertainment with our Powered by Amazon program. It’s a great fit.”  

Authors who publish with Alloy Entertainment’s new digital-first imprint receive an advance and royalties paid on a monthly basis. Alloy Entertainment will also look for opportunities to develop acquired titles as television series, feature films, and digital entertainment.

About Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films. More than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100. AE has successfully adapted several of its properties into hit television shows for broadcast across multiple networks, including The CW, ABC, ABC Family and Nickelodeon. Current Alloy Entertainment television series include Pretty Little LiarsThe Vampire DiariesThe Originals and The 100. AE feature films include Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Sex Drive and The Clique, with several additional projects currently in development including Sisterhood EverlastingThe Merciless and The Brokenhearted.

About Amazon.com
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking.  Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

On behalf of Alloy Entertainment
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   When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self. Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.
  Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now. When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw-out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?
    The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality. Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet—the thing she loves most, aside from Calix—feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be. Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier—and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.
   
Author Info:
Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't ask you about. Aimee blogs for both writers and readers at www.aimeelsalter.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | AMAZON     Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. Since 2011, she's published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life. You can find out more about her and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com   FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | AMAZON
  Tracy Banghart is a cheesy movie-loving, fantasy football-playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began "practicing" her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family's cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | AMAZON                        

Monday, July 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #24 - Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Song Of The Moment - Leave The Night On by Sam Hunt
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

 Topic - Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From
Thoughts - I love this idea but I feel like some of my answers may make you think less of me. Let me explain a few of them real quick. First of all I went to SDCC(Comic Con) for two years in a row and I did author signings and if you've ever been to comic con, and drove there, you know it's kinda hard to bring your own books to get signed, also for a brief period of time my thought process was if I get a book signed I'm not going to want to read that copy and what if I want to re-read that book? I have since realized that is crazy and stopped but...it was too late. Also with one author in particular there are these things...called collectors editions...and I must have them but they're too pretty to read...and they come out like two weeks after the book is released and I have a problem. Also this may not be strictly true I may have missed a few authors because some of my books are in boxes and yeah.

Warning: There are no links as I still have no real Internet, I did this on my phone and it sucked.

My Picks -
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Rick Riordan (29 books)

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D.J. MacHale (19)
All 10 books in the Pendragon series. 3 books in the Morpheus Road Trilogy. Sylo, Guide To The Territories(Pendragon). Plus signed copies of Sylo and all 3 Morpheus Road books.

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Brandon Mull (15)
Five books in the Fablehaven Series. Three in the Beyounders trilogy. The first in the Five Kingdoms series. The first in the Spirit Animals series. Plus...another set of Fablehaven, all five, signed.

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John Flanagan (14)
11 Rangers Apprentice books. 3 of the Brotherband Chronicles.


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Cinda Williams Chima (10)
Four books in the Heir Chronicles and 4 books in the Seven Realms series plus a signed copy of Crimson Crown the last Seven Realms book. I also have a second copy of Warrior Heir as I am trying to collect the new covers but my B&N never has them!

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Cassandra Clare (10)
All 6 Mortal Instruments, 3 Infernal devices and the Shadow Hunters Codex thing

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Cameron Jace (8)
Three Grimm Diaries Prequel bind ups, plus Happy Valentines Slay, Snow White Sorrow(2), Insanity, Pentimento

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Pittacus Lore (7+)
Not counting ebooks I have 7. All four Lorien Legacies(I Am Number Four) and all three bindups of the short ebooks.

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J.K. Rowling (7)
Harry Potter...duh!

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Marrissa Meyer (6)
This is impressive because she only has 3 books out! So I have hardbacks of Cinder, Scarlet and Cress. And then I have a signed paperback of Cinder, a signed hardback of Scarlet and a signed ARC of Cress.

Honorable mention – Margret Peterson Haddix – I don’t know how many of her books I own but it's a lot.

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