Monday, May 21, 2012

And the Winner Is ....

A Winner has been chosen for my first Hand printed Bookish T Shirt!!
Congratulations to Lioness ! 

If you are still interested in getting this Tshirt it is up on my Etsy shop !

Tweet me @YA_BookWorm07 and I will get you free shipping! :) 

Some of these ideas will definitely be used! 
Don't forget I CAN do custom orders :) If you would like a T-shirt made just sent me a message on Twitter or at joyful-expressions(at)live(dot)com

Keep in mind I would prefer to do orders that will get at least 5 purchases. So talk to your friends! 

Ideas given for future T-Shirts are: 

"The book is always better" 

 "Friends don't let friends not read."

 "Life is too short,!" 

 If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. 

 "Life happened because I turned the pages."

"A good book has no ending"

 "'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read."

 “A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give him strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” ~ Beth Revis, Across the Universe.

 "the person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, is intolerably stupid."

 There is no such thing as too many books.

 one in the style of the "Speed Racer" logo, but have it say "Speed Reader" instead.

Friday, May 18, 2012

T-shirt Giveaway Blitz !

YAY I officially made my first Bookish Silkscreen T-Shirt :) 
Are you as excited as I am?! 

This is not one of the designs you may have seen before. This was actually very spontaneous and done in about 2 days! Other designs WILL be coming. However they are more detailed and I need more materials before I can confidently start them >.<

To share my excitement I am holding a giveaway! Be the first - Other than myself - To own a Hand Printed Need to Read T-shirt! It will be made to order, so the Winner can tell me their size and if the T-shirt Style should be for a man or woman :) ( keep in mind this also means a bit of extra time for production )
This giveaway is all about getting my  T-shirt ideas out in the world, and hopefully getting my little Etsy shop hoppin! So feel free to share share share ;)

If you are interested in Silkscreen T-shirts from me, but not THIS particular design. I have another option for you ! I am holding a Fundraising Raffle HERE  For Donating even $1 and helping me get new supplies to make more designs you could Win TONS of Books and Art ! Please go check it out !

So who is interested?! Just fill out the Rafflecopter forms below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Novels, News and Notes Giveaway :)

Do you enjoy reading about book events and love seeing pictures taken at them?  Do you live in the Pacific NW, or even just love some authors that do?  Maybe you enjoy reading reviews/interviews/guest posts/giveaways and other goodies featuring authors from the Pacific NW?  And last of all, do you live in the Portland, Oregon or surrounding area and are looking for a YA book club?
The gals at Novels, News and Notes from Your Northwest Neighbors are looking for readers!  You do not have to live in the area to read the blog featuring the fabulous authors that we have in this corner of the world, they do not discriminate!  And right now they are giving away 3 fabulous prize packs featuring two awesome Pacific NW authors.  Go here to find out what you can win. 
Some (this is NOT a full list yet!) of the fabulous authors that you will find featured on Novels, News and Notes are:

Holly Cupala, Joelle Anthony, Stasia Kehoe, Lisa Schroeder, Colleen Houck, Kimberly Derting, Lisa Burstein, Inara Scott, April Henry, Maureen McQuerry, Cat Patrick, Conrad Wesselhoeft and many, many more.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog Hiatus - Ish

Ok guys. As you have probably noticed my posts and reviews have been few and far between. I'm sorry. I have... so much going on right now o.O Though at times it seems like I have alot of spare time.. I feel like I need some of that spare time.. just for myself for a bit.

 I recently got more hours at work.. Which is great, but it's still not totally cutting it. I'm working on my art in some of my spare time hoping that I can fill up my etsy shop and fill in the Gaps - if you want to see the projects i'm currently trying to start up check it out HERE
With all of this combined I am just feeling a little overwhelmed. And I have a bad habit of letting the stress pile up until I make myself sick.. so I'm trying to be responsible this time.

I will of course still be reading. It's my escape and helps me relax. And I am going to try and get caught up on some reviews and hopefully get some things scheduled so I am not typing everything up the same night that I want to post.. Gotta work on my organization skills lol. 

I love my blog. I don't want anyone thinking that I am just going to up and leave. It's just still all very new to me and I need to work on how to integrate it into my life the right way, and not let myself get sucked in and overwhelmed. 

It should only be a few weeks. And I will probably pop in every now and then :) I will still be on Twitter sharing about my fundraiser and chatting about bookish things! I just won't be Everywhere All the time. Hopefully by the time I get back I will have a big Swag giveaway to share with you all :) So many authors have been so generous! I even have a few books to throw in! 

In the Words of Arnold Schwarzenegger " I'll Be Back. " ! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Late Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.  This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) but is now hosted at Mailbox Monday and through various blog hosts.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. 

For Review From Publisher

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Thumbed by Megan McCafferty
Destined by Aprilynne Pike

This was my reaction to Harper Teen sending me a package:
HUGE thanks to them :) Masque is an extra copy for me , So of course I will be sharing it soon ;)

For Review From Author
Darwin, Singer by Nadria Tucker
The cover throws me a bit, but the story sounds really interesting!

Finished Copies Gifted from Julie at Julie Murphy Writes
  Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
*Signed* Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter 

ARCS gifted from Julie at Julie Murphy Writes
To be read and shared :) 
Underworld by Meg Cabot
Fated by Alyson Noel
Finished copies donated by Julie at Julie Murphy Writes
For my Fundraising raffle! - Find more info and Enter to win them HERE 

I love you, You Haunt me bu Lisa Schroeder
Shadows Edge by Maureen Lipinski
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Shadowspell by Jenna Black
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Swag Collected from The Spring Into The Future Event!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fund Raising Raffle !!

Ok guys : IT'S ON !

You have seen me mention my art. Many of you probably have seen my tweets sharing my ideas for bookish T-shirt designs and more! Well now I'm going to try and get the project going.. but I need a little help ! 

So I am holding a Fund- Raiser filled with AWESOME goodies you can get for Donating! 
You can donate as much or as little as you would like! 

Basically. for Donating $1 you have the chance to win over $100 worth of books. A set of magnets from my Etsy Shop. Original Everneath ( by Brodi Ashton ) inspired art, Or A set of Buttons and prints from Comicon!  

Are you an international Friend of mine? 5 Authors donated Ebooks to use as international prizes! A $1 Donation could get you $28 worth of AWESOME Ebooks!!

Sound like something you would be interested in? Head over HERE To see more of my Art and ideas. Plus see with your own two eyes all the awesome things you could win for helping me out! :)