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Thursday, September 04, 2008

School's definitely started again--and I figured that some free books were in order!

So, drop me a comment telling me how going back to school has been for you, and you could win a free book!

I'll be taking comments through midnight EST tomorrow, Friday September 5th, and then I'll pick four winners at random and each of those four winners will win a book! You can only enter once, but you can enter regardless of where you live (I will ship books overseas) and if you've won something from me before.

Books I'll be giving away are: Identical by Ellen Hopkins, Forbidden Boy by Hailey Abbott, The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson, and Aurelia by Anne Osterlund


Don't forget Melissa Walker's readergirlz chat tonight!

Want to know if I like rain or shine, coffee or tea, and whether or not I have a tattoo--and possibly win a copy of Stealing Heaven? Check out this interview at Liv's Book Reviews

And finally, for my fab mailing list subscribers--there's info about a special contest for Living Dead Girl headed your way!


Blogger Shana said...

Well, one of my daughters started high school this year and another started preschool. They're both adapting well and sometimes even liking it :)


September 04, 2008 12:19 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I started college this fall, and it's AMAZING. I've got some fun classes (my favorite being Intro to Creative Writing, of course). The only thing that sucks is the early mornings (8 AM every dang day..)
But I've made some cool new friends, which is superb. :D

September 04, 2008 12:27 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Ick. School. Well, actually, I don't mind it too much. (Aside from Algebra -- gross!) I really like English class (my teacher's really nice, and we're going to be doing a mythology unit, which I'm completely excited for!) It just takes A LOT of time. And I like my time.

September 04, 2008 12:38 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hi Elizabeth! I'm going to school now in Germany, so it's very different! Overcoming the language barrier and getting used to the new school system is a very interesting and exciting challenge for me. I'm glad to report that all of my classmates have been really friendly and welcoming, and I already have a lot of new friends. I help them out in English, Math and Physics, and they help translate when I'm completely lost in German, History, Geograhpy and Politics&Economics.

I have already read The Explosionist (which was amazing - read my review here: http://www.teensreadtoo.com/TheExplosionist.html) and of the remaining books, I would be thrilled to win either Aurelia or Identical! Thanks for the giveaway :)

September 04, 2008 1:08 PM  
Blogger The Book Muncher said...

back to school has been...well, a bit busy. i'm enrolled in a lot of honors and AP classes with only one exception, and the homework is already piling on. but this is nothing yet. as the year progresses, i know i'll have tons more, especially when AP tests roll around!

September 04, 2008 5:50 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I think the weather has it out for the school kids. For the entire week it was cool and pleasant but as soon as school kicked back up, the temperature rose to 93 degree and with the humidity, it was unbearable. Include heavy textbooks (likely none that I have to bring home yet), homework already due, and several test coming up soon, I'm just happy to be home again! I can't wait for things to settle down and start enjoying school, okay maybe not, but still!


September 04, 2008 5:51 PM  
Blogger Khyrinthia said...

So far, school has been....not fun. I'm still getting used to high school stuff and the abundance of people. There's about 10 times more at my high school than at my middle school. My teachers are ok, but my English teacher freaks me out. He always sounds like he's insulting you even when he's complimenting you and he uses words like "stokelicious."

So far, I don't get much homework though, which is nice.

September 04, 2008 6:56 PM  
Blogger Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

Well, I finished high school so college is next, but I haven't started yet. I'm waiting until I can get some info on the local colleges and I'm also still trying to figure out what I want to do.

September 04, 2008 7:44 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

School has been okay. My classes are ridiculously hard. My teachers kind of scare me, and I took on way too much responsibility. I'm editor of the school paper. Only one year to go. I hear the grass is greener on the other side of graduation. It's probably a lie.

September 04, 2008 8:40 PM  
Blogger linda9510 said...

It's been half and half. Great seeing friends again and bad since I have homework and lab reports again.

linda9510 at gmail dot com

September 04, 2008 9:04 PM  
OpenID moonkeygirl101 said...

school is ok i guess but atleast i'm with my friends

Sarah Koch

September 04, 2008 9:21 PM  
OpenID c-alexis said...

I'm back for my second year at university. It's been okay. Hard to adjust after a long summer. But I'm so excited- I got accepted into a Concurrent Education program, where I basically work on my BEd alongside my BA. I also got a job teaching grade 2 English for a weekend school. So it's going to be an overwhelming but rewarding year for sure. =)

Carmen Tsang

September 04, 2008 10:29 PM  
Blogger Duncan's Dog Blog said...

My new school year has been GREAT so far. It's also been interesting. Teaching middle school is always an adventure.
I talk books with my kids all the time. I made a special trip to Barnes and Noble to buy Living Dead Girl. ;-) A funny thing happened... one of my 8th graders saw it on my desk and offered me her bag of chocolate chip cookies if I let her read it first!

Smile! You're better than chocolate chip cookies! That's saying A LOT considering middle school students live for food.

;-) As for me... I wanted the book so bad, I turned down the cookies. She'll have to wait!

September 04, 2008 10:37 PM  
Blogger WhiteHotMetal said...

I started my new school year a week ago, and I am now getting back into the routine. I am very surprised that I love all of my classes. My English teacher is amazing.

September 04, 2008 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I've started my second year of college and it is way more busy than I expected. I am taking bio, o-chem, sociology, and two labs. I am also doing independent research and want to continue volunteering and being involved in clubs. Not to mention lunch dates and dinner dates too with friends :)


September 04, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Back to School hasn't meant exactly that in a long time. But living across the street from a high school, it's meant that I need to not drive down the street right before the first bell rings or right after the day ends. I thought I'd outsmart myself today and go the other way to get home, but I just got trapped in the traffic from the middle school.

September 05, 2008 1:18 AM  
Blogger Lenore said...

I'm not in school this fall, but I really like this time of year when the weather starts to cool down a bit, the leaves are changing color and even though a lot in nature seems to be dying, the air is so full of promise of new opportunities.

I love Duncan Dog's story! A similar thing happened with my copy of Living Dead Girl (which I am super excited about) - a friend saw it and begged to read it first. Since I am still obligated to read a couple of books first, I said she could read it as long as she gives it back by this weekend! The anticipation is killing me :)

lenoreva AT hotmail DOT com

September 05, 2008 2:55 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I started grad school this week and it is so much harder than any other academic activity I've done thus far. I had homework before classes started and I'm having to take Hebrew, you have to read and write backwards for Hebrew! Even though it's hard I'm having fun and meeting lots of new people, and I got to buy new school supplies and who doesn't love that?

September 05, 2008 9:02 AM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Ahhh, school. Fortunately its Senior Year for me! :) But i've already gotten so much homework every night for the past three weeks, UGH!!! I'm in desparate need of new books to escape my drab reality of school.


September 05, 2008 4:08 PM  
Blogger WannabeWriter said...

Eh, school's been all right. I had to go to Orientation and there was a half day today, so I'm not even officially in until Monday. I've never been a big fan of school and it doesn't help that I'm in a strict, strict, strict Catholic school where it's all grades, grades, grades and you get detention for almost everything. Oh, & based on my grammar school grades, they're all expecting me to cure cancer or something. There's lots of activities, though, so I hope that'll be fun.


September 05, 2008 5:48 PM  
Blogger softindierocker said...

Lol, I'm in the middle of the semester right now, but it is the first week back after midsemester break! It's a lot noisier now that everyone's back at the hall, but the weather has gotten a lot warmer, yay! =D Uni has been ok, except that I have a biochem test TODAY! I think I have it all sussed though. (hopefully!) After that my friends and I are going to have a movie night! (yay again!) =)

~Lucy D =)

September 05, 2008 6:46 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I started a week ago and I already have a ton of homework. My teachers this year seem really nice and it seems that their classes will be semi fun. With the exception of Algebra- duh!.

September 05, 2008 8:53 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

School has been okay. It was a bit odd at first, b/c i just started college...but i'm getting used too it. the classes are okay, i'm not a big school person, but the atmosphere is pretty nice and i like a lot of things WAY better then high school for sure! haha

lauren51990 at aol dot com

September 05, 2008 9:15 PM  

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