2012 Favorites + Giveaway!

December 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm (Giveaway) (, , , , , )

This was going to be the weekend I got back into the full swing of things, but then life happened in a pretty amazing way. After a weekend spent crashing around Orlando with very good friends I haven’t seen in far too long, I came home to our rescheduled Thanksgiving, with lots of food, laughter, and card banter.

Cards are a blood sport, at least in my family, and the banter that flows through the games is truly inspiring.

And terrifying.

So, to make up for another lost week, I’m hosting a giveaway!

There are two prize packs up for offer. Prize pack one includes the paperback of Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star, a hysterical, utterly creeptastic in the best possible way book that pits Rory, an American student currently enrolled in a London school, with a mysterious murderer re-enacting the murders of Jack the Ripper- with no one seeing him. Prize pack two has the paperback of Laini Taylor’s amazing and grogeous The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, with the enigmatic Karou, the mysterious Brimstones, and an ancient war that could destroy entire worlds, in one of the most beautiful expressions of language I’ve ever read. BOTH PACKS include a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card.

And there are lots of ways to get entries.

The only mandatory one is to leave a comment below telling me what your favorite book of 2012 has been, and why. There have been so many amazing books out this year, and I want to know which ones you’ve loved. (And tell me if you have a preference for a particular prize pack)

For example, although it’s really hard to choose, I’d have to say my favorite of the year so far has been John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. That book was beautiful and shattering and uplifting and devestating, and probably the only book that’s ever made me laugh and sob simultaneously. It’s an astounding work of art, something so much more than the sum of its parts, and has become one of my favorite books to handsell at work because it’s one of the very few books that I genuinely believe EVERYONE needs to read.

But there are extra ways to enter!

For +1, follow this blog, and in your comment, tell me that you’ve done so. If you already follow, tell me that too.
For +1, follow me on twitter at @dothutchison, and in your comment tell me your twitter handle. Again, if you already follow me, just tell me.
For +1, add A Wounded Name on Goodreads, and tell me in your comment. Again, if you’ve already added it, just let me know.
For +1, like my Facebook page, link on the sidebar, and tell me that you’ve done so. If you already like me (they like me, they really like me!…okay, done now) just tell me so.
And for +1 for each medium, you can tweet about it, blog about it, mention it on facebook or what have you, and just include the links in your comment.

I’d like to stress that the only thing you HAVE to do to be entered is to comment with your favorite book of the year and why you love it. Please make sure you leave the correct email address so I can contact you if you win. All the other ways to enter are purely optional, and additional- it’s your choice whether or not to do them. If you DO choose to get the extra entries, please make sure you tell me what you’ve done- I’m not going to troll through the deep stretches of the internet to see what people have done. I’m going to trust y’all on this, so please just include the links and handles.

And it is US only, I’m sorry. International gets very pricey, so I’m going to save that kind of shipping for when I have ARCs of A Wounded Name to give you. Just a few months til ARCs!

So, enter in the comments below, entries accepted through Saturday, 15 December, and best of luck to you all!

Until next time~


  1. Shelver506 @ Bookshelvers Anonymous said,

    Woohoo! Okay, let’s see…

    My favorite book of the year was GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers. Slow-burn, hard-earned romance? Check. Wicked smart and kick-butt heroine? Check. Political intrigue and moral dilemmas? Check and check. Nun assassins? Out the wazoo!

    +1 I do follow you via email. :)
    +1 Yes, I follow you via Twitter as @Shelver506 ;-)
    +1 I added your book on Goodreads ages ago (again, as Shelver506)

    Thanks, Dot! I’m crossing my fingers for prize pack #2.

  2. DeeDee Griffin said,

    My favorite book this year was Slammed by Colleen Hoover. I’d seen it a few times and noticed the rave reviews, but the description didn’t seem appealing to me so I skipped over it several times. I mean, slam poetry? Anyway, I finally caved and bought it, and I LOVED it! It was the kind of book that draws you in and makes you feel everything the characters are feeling. I made me laugh and cry, it broke my heart, and it made me fall in love.

    Email follower: deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com
    Facebook Like: DeeDee Brinkman Griffin
    Twitter follower: @DeeDeeGriffin00
    Added book to Goodreads: DeeDee Griffin

    I think that’s 5 entries total. Thanks!!

  3. Munnaza said,

    I have SO MANY favorites of 2012. I really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It was a fabulous twist on a retelling, and all of the characters and the overarching story and the world it takes place in is so engaging/ I can’t wait to read the sequel! I also loved THe Fault in Our Stars for the same rasons you did. Such a gorgeous, beautiful, partially heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring book. John Green’s vbest, in my opinion. I also loved Pandemonium, the sequel to Delirium. It’s my favorite dystopian novel, and I look forward to seeing how it all ends in Requiem this year. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    +1 I follow your blog as infalliblyyours@gmail.com

    I follow you on twitter as @yoursinfallibly

    +1 I liked your facebook page as Munnaza A.

    +1 I tweeted about the giveaway here:

    (Total, 4 entries)

  4. Alyssa Susanna said,

    Hey, thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been following for almost a year now – but it doesn’t seem like it! Remember when you were giving away that ARC of Grave Mercy in March? That’s when I found you. I didn’t win it from you, but I ended up getting a signed finished copy from Robin herself. So…

    My favorite book of 2012 is GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers! I love historical fiction, and Robin knows her history! I love the supernatural part of it, with Mortain, and the crazy murderous villains in the book, that balanced with Mortain and his daughters. I love how both Ismae and Duval are imperfect, physically and mentally. It’s also great to see histoical fiction (like 1400s historical fiction) in young adult literature. There are hardly any (good or bad)!

    Andddd extra entries!

    +1 Follow on the blog – by EMAIL (see the one below)

    +1 Follow on Twitter – @Alyssa_Susanna

    +1 Added on Goodreads (a while ago) – Alyssa Susanna (here’s the link to my profile – http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8472395-alyssa)

    +1 Liked on Facebook – Alyssa Susanna

    +1 Tweeted about the giveaway – https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Susanna/status/276865525575987200

    +1 Shared on my blog – http://lilleetleet.webs.com/giveaways.htm

    +1 Shared on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/alyssa.susanna/posts/10151356899960159

    +1 Shared on Tumblr – http://alyssa-susanna.tumblr.com/post/37373191009/win-stuff

    +1 Shared on Google Plus – https://plus.google.com/u/0/?tab=jX#108084456789396072151/posts/RywJoGD7KDY

    Okay I think that’s it :)

    And I will SO BE HERE to try and get my hands on an ARC. Can’t wait to read your book! I remember when it was still Elsinore Drowning! :D

    Thank you for the very cool giveaway!

  5. Kirsten W said,

    Cinder was my favorite, because I LOVE fairy tale re-tellings, and dystopian fiction :)

    email follow- nomorepushingme(at)aol(dot)com
    goodreads add- username Kirsten Wood
    twitter follow- @commodorewood

    either prize pack would be lovely :)

    Kirsten: aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Sunny said,

    So I’ve been scrolling through your blog (and love it) but I have to admit, I wish I discovered you sooner for many reasons, but especially because of this awesome giveaway! Keep writing!

    New follower :)

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