Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekly Book Roundup (Nov #3) Plus Awards!

Time to see what I got this week1!

Gifted:
My good friend Orchid was kind enough to pass along a few duplicates to me! She gave me the first three Maximum Ride books2! Thanks, Orchid!



Awards:
Ohh La La Award:
I'm super excited to accept this award from Heather of Gofita's Page. Merci beaucoup, Heather! This award is si jolie3! Aside from passing it on, I also get to answer a few questions!

Where is your favorite place to read?
Outside, but only it's not too sunny as I tend to burn, and not too windy because I don't like my pages to blow, and not too cold because I don't like layers. On second thought, an arm chair's good. But only if it's by a window because I prefer natural light, and it doesn't rock because it gives me vertigo, and... :} I also like reading while walking.

Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks! To dog ear a good book is sacrilige! If I don't have a bookmark handy, I just leave them lying open. This habit drives some people nuts, though I really don't see what the big deal is.

What's the best book you've read so far this year?
Ooh, toughy! The first thing that comes to mind is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, nd since I don't wish to torment myself, I'll just stick with that.

Do you like to snack while reading, and if so, what is your favorite snack?
Not really. I do like to have some water near at hand, though.

Book borrower or book collector?
Both. Half of my TBR list is borrowed books, and I'm a total book hoarder. I like to squirrel them away around the house so I'm never far from something to read.

Nominies:

Park Avenue Princess
The Story Siren
Dahlia's Eclectic Mind
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
The Tainted Poet
Bloody Bookaholic
vvb32 reads
La Femme Reads

Congatualtions, y'all!

I also recieved a few awards from Dahlia of Dahlia's Eclectic Mind! Thanks, D!

Let's Be Friends Award:
Blogs that receive the Let’s Be Friends Award are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Nominies:

Park Avenue Princess
Dahlia
Orchid
Eli
Eleni
Taschima
Velvet
Allysa
Sandy
Heather

Dahlia also gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award and the Zombie Chicken Award, but I've already recieved these in the past, so I'm not gonna pass them on again.


In Other News:
My first contest has come to a close! Thank you a million times over, Park Avenue Princess for the help and the promotional opportunity! And thanks to everyone who entered and all my new and old followers! You guys rock! I hope it's not too long a wait for my next contest.

Bonne lecture4,
Zombie Girrrl

footnotes_______________________________________________
1 Kudos to The Story Siren for starting and promoting the IMM meme!
2 The first three Max books are definitely my favorite. I think he went too far with the fourth and fifth books.
3 so pretty
4 Happy reading

14 comments:

Emily said...

Congratulations on a successful contest! I'm scheduling my first contest on my blog for the first week of December and hopefully that will be a success as well. Keep up the great work!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Congrats on the awards - they are so fun! :)

Kris said...

Congrats on your awards...and your first contest coming to a close!
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Park Avenue Princess said...

You made my entire week! THANK YOU SO Much! I'm going to post your winner today!

Thank you again & Congratulations on all of your much deserved awards!

x0xx Park Avenue Princess

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Awww you are the best - one of my fave followers!!! You deserve all these awards right back to ya!

hmsgofita said...

Hey Thanks for the Let's Be Friends Award! Congrats again on your first contest! They're so exciting and fun and nerve-wracking all at the same time!

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, la-la-la! congrats to you and thanks for passing on the luvin'

hmm, i wonder what the maximum ride books are about. the wings capture my attention.

Zombie Girrrl said...

@ V: The Max books are about a group of genetically altered kids who escape "The School" (the creepy research facility where they were born and raised) in order to find their parents. Their DNA was spliced with that of various raptors, hence the wings. It's told in first person from the perspective of Max- a snarky, balls to the wall, type girl and leader of the Flock. It's action packed with oodles of fight scenes, a teeny tiny bit of romance between Max and Fang, and a lot of "powers" derived from spontaneous mutation.
And like I said, the first three are the best.

BookWhisperer said...

You rate by zombie too cool.

Dahlia said...

Thanks so much, ZG! I'll have to pass on that new award soon, before I forget like I did with the last... 6? o_O

Eli said...

Congrats on the awards!! You deserve them.

Thank you! You're too sweet! x) I have to do a post on that first one-- I've never received it before!! :DD

pirate penguin said...

I've never received the Oh La La award either! This warrants a post :D! Aww, Orchid's a good friend.

Bonne lecture! so kewlz x)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

How nice of Orchid!

Congrats on your awards! Thanks so much for honoring us as one of your picks. We really enjoy your blog.

I like to read outside too when the weather is good. I'm definitely a bookmark girl too. Or, you're right, just leave it open!

Fun post and thanks!

The Story Siren said...

thanks so much for the award! how nice to come back to this!

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