Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just a few more days...

and then school is officially out for the year. It's been a roller coaster folks. This year really pushed my leadership skills, not to mention my teaching skills. It made me really think about how I am as a teacher, and as a person.
I'm going to miss these guys.
But, it's not all sad. Nope, not at all. With the end of the year comes a much needed, and well-deserved, break.
In the meantime, I got my nightstands and I ordered my coffee table. I can't wait to see it in my apartment. It's big, and takes up space, but it'll be such an improvment.

But alas, there are a few more days to go, so off to bed with my book & a cup of tea.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Almost there...

As I'm closing in on the end of the school year once again, I'm finding my brain capacity for blog posts dwindling. Frankly I'm tired. Just tired. And my brain is pudding on top of it all.
I sit in meetings and I hear stuff...important stuff! I just can't absorb it any more.
So rather than think about how many report cards I still have left to write, or how many assessments are left to grade, I've decided to look at the positive stuff coming up in my life.
Including but not limited to:
  • my first visit to LA.
  • Girls' trip to Las Vegas (also first time ever)
  • paring down my TBR shelf
  • Nightstands!
  • A Kindle?
  • more sunny days that I can actually enjoy

There's more. So much more. Like I said before though, my brain is pudding. So this'll have to do. What are you looking foward to?

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Givin' it up for free...

Those of you deeply saddened by the loss of your very own copy of Giving Up the V, never fear! Not only has this fabulously sweet and funny book FINALLY released, but author Serena Robar is Giving It Away For Free (the only time Momma would approve).
Serena Robar is giving it away for free the entire month of June. That’s right. A book a day, every day in honor of her latest book release Giving Up the V. All you have to do to is sign up for her newsletter and you are entered to win. Enter once and you are in the running to win a book every day the entire month of June.
*Contest only open to US and Canada


Monday, June 08, 2009

More fun!

As the end of the school year approaches several of my favorite YA authors are hosting contests. Check in over the next few days to hear about them...and make sure to come back by the end of the week to hear all about my tea party last weekend!
Our first contest offering hails from the ever-fabulous Eileen Cook. Eileen's a fellow Michigander, a fabulous friend, and funny as heck. If you haven't already read What Would Emma Do, then what are you waiting for?

Remember your first serious relationship and how you celebrated every milestone? You couldn’t wait for your official one year anniversary because you were having so much fun you wanted to celebrate every milestone in between? This is the anniversary of our first date/kiss/time we said I love you.That’s how I feel about What Would Emma Do. End of June marks the six month celebration since it hit the shelf and that calls for a celebration and a celebration needs prizes.YOU COULD WIN A $75 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON/BARNES AND NOBLE/CHAPTERS/ OR INDEPENDENT BOOK STORE!!!!

Do you realize how much summer reading goodness you can buy with $75? You can order a copy of WWED for a friend, pre-order the nifty covered Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood and still have money left over for fun reads like: Swoon, Giving Up the V, Being Nikki, Look Both Ways, any of the recent GCC reads, or zillions of others! Think of all that book fun that could be yours. Be the envy of your friends!
Entering the contest is simple. Between now and July 2nd send me a link or email me if you do any of the following:- post on Facebook/MySpace/Your Blog about why you liked WWED, a review of the book, or why you want to add it to your to-be read list- Email your friends about the book- Email or write your library about the book- Email or write your local bookstore about the book- Choose WWED for your book club- Any other way you have of spreading the word!
All names will be entered to win. A winner will be selected at random and announced on July 3rd. It could be you!
Start planning your to-be-read list!


Friday, June 05, 2009

Another contest!

Only this one isn't mine :)

My good friend Emily Bryan has another contest on her website. Check it out:
Want to see your name on the acknowledgment page of Emily Bryan's next book? Here's your chance! Emily is giving her readers an opportunity to name an important secondary character in her upcoming STROKE OF GENIUS. The winner will receive signed copies of Emily Bryan's entire backlist (including A CHRISTMAS BALL anthology, due out Sept 29th). PLUS you'll be mentioned on the acknowledgment page of STROKE OF GENIUS. The contest begins June 1st and entries close July 1st. For more information, visit


Monday, June 01, 2009

Any one else?

Is anyone else besides me feeling the crunch? There's never enough time, we all know this. But now there's really not enough! Three weeks left of school, with at least four-five weeks worth of material I still want to cover. Oy.
On the other hand, three weeks until summer! It's felt like it around here, what with all the sun-shiney weather we've had. Bee-you-tee-ful!
So to celebrate summer's approach, please congratulate the winner of Giving Up the V...Allison (aka Anonymous). Wooh-hoo! I'll get it into the mail shortly.

I spent most of the weekend working, but managed to get some outdoor time in by rollerskating around Greenlake with The Boy. How about you? What did you do?

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