Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yay me ~ And some pretty cool books

Okay, we all know summer is in full swing and I've admitted several times that my brain has felt fried as of late, right?  Right.

But guess what?  I've won something.  And hearing that I'd won it made me do a little happy dance in celebration.  Because I *rarely* win anything.  And this thing is pretty freakin' cool. 

I sometimes feel like I'm the kid always picked last in gym class and while I know winners are picked at random, it's hard not to believe the universe has it out for me somedays.  But not today.  Today, karma and the universe are on my side baby!  And I'm ready to share the news.  Plus, this book and the author seem really awesome and I love sharing bloggy love of the non-stalker variety.

Are you dying to know what I won???? 

Are you?  Huh?  Huh?

It's my very own autographed copy of The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson.

Check out the great cover:   

Goodreads Book Description:
The clock is ticking?

Ollie can't be bothered to care about anything but girls until he gets his Deathday Letter and learns he's going to die in twenty-four hours. Bummer.

Ollie does what he does best: nothing. Then his best friend convinces him to live a little, and go after Ronnie, the girl who recently trampled his about-to-expire heart. Ollie turns to carloads of pudding and over-the-top declarations, but even playing the death card doesn't work. All he wants is to set things right with the girl of his dreams. It's now or never?

Check out author Michelle McLean's blog for a great interview with this fun and quirky author.

Or visit Shaun's site here.

I mean, how awesome does this book sound?  Seriously.  I think it's going to rock.

And today at lunch I also purchased this beauty:

Looks like I have more books to add to my ever-growing To Be Read pile and we all know that's an awesome thing.  Yes, the book addiction continues.

Hope everyone's having a fantabulous Wednesday!
*take care*


  1. Yea! I'm so happy that you won something. I rarely win stuff too, but when I do, I know beforehand that I'm going to win. I've never heard of The Deathday Letter, so I'll have to check into it. It'll probably another book to add to my "I really want that book" list.

  2. They do look like good reads, congrats.

  3. Ohhh that book sounds fun! And YAY for FOHAT!!! I can't wait for you to tell me what you thought. Word from the wise, don't form an opinion until you are completely finished.

  4. They book sound like terrific books - enjoy :)

  5. Those are some good reads!

    Another great read is Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus!

  6. I've never heard of the Deathday Letter. It sounds interesting. You'll have to tell me how it is :)

  7. I'm also one of these people who rarely wins anything, but I've had a pretty good year. I've won several books. Never heard of the Deathday Letter but it does sound interesting. Look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

  8. Congrats on the win! That's awesome!

    I'm really lucky. So lucky, that sometimes I feel guilty over it and will avoid contests and games for awhile.

    I have Deathday on my TBR list, but let me know about the Forest. I've heard good things, but I dunno the title doesn't do much for me.

  9. I never win anything either, so when I do, it's a big deal! Congrats!

  10. Congratulations on your win! I've been wanting to read that one. I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth. It was gripping! Made my heart race several times.

  11. Cool! I'm jealous. Love those covers too.

  12. Yeah!! COngrats on the win. They both look like great books. Happy reading!