Friday, October 21, 2011

INSANITY!!! Day 5- Grab bag edition

It's the final day of INSANITY!!! and what a week it's been (ridiculous amounts of overtime on my end- for a teacher anyhow). But before we get into today's prize pack, let me announce the winners for Day 3 and Day 4. Also thanks guys, for your thoughtful comments on yesterday's post.

Day 3 winner is....

Iffath! (so not attempting to figure how to write the heart at the beginning of your name. lol)

And the Day 4 winner is...


Shoot me a mail at muchlanguage(at)gmail(dot)come with your real names and addresses.

It's 13 hours past midnight JST, but it's like I always say, It's never too late for INSANITY!!!

Since it's the final day (and I doubt I'll have time for another INSANITY!!! before next year, we're going out with a bang.


Yes, you read that right. 6 books: the most I've ever given  to a single person at once. (shudders to think of the next INSANITY!!!)

The books I have pictured are some of my faves for the year.

Chasing a semi-friend across the country, Lillian and Josh explore their almost-relationship. This book struck a chord for me because it lived on the line between friendships and "more".

The only reason I picked up this book was because I follow Beth's blog. I'm not a sci-fi fan, and I was convinced I wouldn't like it. I'm glad to say I was wrong. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE sent me on a mission  to find more character-driven sci-fi. 

I found FAIRY TALE FAIL purely by accident.The name pulled me in, and I'm glad it did, because I got a great book, and an awesome tweep (twitter friend) out of the deal. FTF is an adult book for people like me, who still love a fairy tale, and would rather live in that world than the real one.

I don't know what to say about WASTED, except that the concept still haunts me. A boy decides to flip a coin and abide by whatever it decides.  Deep stuff.

I can not even put into words how much I love this book. I've spoken about my uncomfortable relationship with sex before. What I love about this book is the way it deals with sex. Often, we see YA with beautiful relationships involving sex, and almost as often it is the root of some evil. But it's rare in YA that sex just is. And sometimes, that's the way it is.

Now if you've been counting, you'll notice that's only 5 books. No, my brain isn't that fried from school festival preparations. The 6th book is WINNER'S CHOICE. $20 US limit and available on Amazon (for the US and Pakistan) or Book Depository (for everybody else).

To win:
I've been saying it all week. Today you win by sending me your list of 10 books for the 100 books every writer should read.

Open internationally
To everyone, follower or no.
Open until SATURDAY 11.59 pm EST
The winner will be announced on Monday if I wake up after my crazy weekend.  lol.

Good luck!


Sophia Richardson said...

Wow, talk about a great giveaway today. I already sent you my list of 10 books way back when so count me in. I feel so superstitious about being first commenter though! It could happen, right?

Anonymous said...

OHMYGOD. What?! Me?? That's great, thanks so much! :D Sending you an email right away. Which means I don't really *have to* enter this last giveaway. I may try and figure out my 10 books list just for the fun of it, though...

Sidrah said...

Yay for the winners =D

Across the universe and Wasted seem very interesting books.

Kate Scott said...

Claire, I gave you an award on my blog

Shari Green said...

I'm really looking forward to your "100 books" list! And I wonder if anyone else picked some of my ten? ;)

Sana Castellano said...

Yeah, I am also waiting for the list! =D