Not A Book Review

August 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm (Giveaway) (, , , , , , , )

So, today is supposed to be a book review day. It’s a Wednesday (or at least it is as I’m writing this) so it’s supposed to be a book review day.

And I even finished my book yesterday- spent the entire book going o.O and LOVING IT and thinking of all the wonderful things I wanted to say about it. But even before I finished the book, The Grossness hit. I spent most of yesterday in bed with the cat, even though I was supposed to be packing, because of The Grossness. I don’t know what this thing is, if it’s a cold, if it’s sinus issues, if it’s allergies on sterioids, what, but what I do know is that it’s majorly kicking my ass. I’ve reached the point where I can barely breathe (nose stuffed, chest tight) and blowing my nose produces a feeling equivalent to getting stabbed through the ear with a knitting needle.

Fighting The Grossness all day yesterday and all day today (and today was a full work day) has left me with a mental level on par with Ron Weasley in Advanced Arithmancy. (Yes, I know he never took it- there are reasons for that.) So, incoherence is strong with this one today. Seriously, it’s disgusting how many tries it’s taken me to get things right just to this point. The thought of trying to intelligently discuss a book I loved, in all its intricacies, is actually painful.

Buuuuuuut I feel kind of guilty for piking off a review.

You get to reap the benefits of my guilt.

I am giving away a finished copy of Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars AND Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina. You can enter through Wednesday, 29 August, and I’ll contact the winner the next day.

All you have to do to enter?

Comment below with your favorite read of 2012 so far, and why you love it so much.

That’s all you have to do!

(Plus, the giveaway for the ARC of Melissa Marr’s Carnival of Souls is still active through Wednesday 29 August, and check back on Sunday for ANOTHER giveaway of the book that blew me away even before the descent of The Grossness)

Until next time~


  1. Shelver506 said,

    Errrrrrrgh. One? Just one? I can’t. I shan’t!

    I liked GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers (nun assassins with poisons and a swoony love interest – ’nuff said). I also swooned over THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (again, hunky yet sensitive love interest AND some fantastic wartime strategizing by the heroine). I actually made a whole list of my Top 10 so far, but I won’t dump it on you.

    And I’m sorry you’re feeling cruddy. :(

  2. JusMeJusB said,

    My favorite read of 2012 has to be the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. True, it was written in the 1800s, but don’t hold that against it. It has everything I love in a book: adventure, romance, suspense, tragedy, history, mystery, and nearly 1500 pages. Boy, was I ticked when I finished it.

    I hope you’re feeling better! Down with the Grossness!

    • Diana Peterfreund said,

      That’s my favorite book. Did you read the unabridged Penguin version? That’s the best.

      • JusMeJusB said,

        I just checked my version, and thankfully I did. I can only imagine what I would have gotten by reading one of the 450-page editions–then again, I’d rather not.

    • Dot Hutchison said,

      I love the unabridged version- some of the quotes I kept on my wall for years through college were from that book.

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