Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekly Book Roundup (Dec #2)

It's time to see what I got this week1!

I won Best of... Ect.2 in the ginormo Halloween contest hosted by Donna at Bites for my zombified hands! It didn't really fit into any other category, sorta like myself. I couldn't choose between two of the books on the prize list, so I asked Donna to surprise me, and she gave me The Devouring by Simon Holt. I've already read the first five chapters of this, and so far I'm liking what I'm seeing! This is only my second horror book3, unless you count R. L. Stine, which I don't, and I think I'm hamdling it rather well. I haven't had any nightmares yet and I haven't developed a fear of the dark!

In Other News:
*Velvet of vvb32 reads is having a fantabulous contest that ends December 31. The prize? Your choice of book 1, 2, or 3 of The Hunger Games trilogy! Yes, you read that right! You could win the third book in the series, The Victors by Suzanne Collins! And that's not all, well, it is for that contest, but there's another contest going on at her blog that's worth taking a gander at as well. Velvet is also giving away a copy of Rot by Michelle Lee. Be sure to check out both of her awesome giveaways!
*Again, I feel like I'm forgetting something... Oh, well! It will come to me in a day or two, and then I can post again4!
*Oh-ho! I just remembered what it was! If you will please direct your attention to the left-hand sidebar, directly under the review system, you'll see that I now have a button! Hurray! Thanks go out to Kate of The Neverending Shelf for posting a tutorial on how to make your own button, and also to Dahlia of Dahlia's Eclectic Mind for helping me work out the kinks. Kate has posted six tutorials on how to customize your blog, and I highly recommend you check them out!

Happy holidays,
Zombie Girrrl

1 Kudos to The Story Siren fo starting and promoting the IMM meme!
2 Yes, I won by default, but a win is a win in my book, so let's not rub it in, please. =P
3 Gasp! Only my second horror book?! Wait, that can't be right... Okay, so it's possibly my second horror book, I'm not sure what some of those zombie books were. Okay, maybe it's my third because Strange Angels was horror... Then what was WWZ? Oh, who cares! The point is, I don't read a lot of books that were written for the express purpose of scaring you. Reason: I don't typically like being scared. Weird, right? But this one sounded really cool! I couldn't resist! Okay, this is turning into a post within a post, so I'm gonna cut myself off now.
4 It's so sad, but I only ever manage to post twice a week! -_-'


Dahlia said...

Perhaps I will read The Devouring when you're done with it. Hopefully, I won't get nightmares either. ;)

You owe me for helping you with the button.

Just kidding. Or am I? o_O

Happy reading! ^_^

Zombie Girrrl said...

Book mooch. ;)

Dahlia said...


Zombie Girrrl said...

Okay, that's enough of that. XD

Now that's enough.

Orchid said...

Ooh, I loved The Devouring. Hope the rest of the book doesn't give you nightmares. :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

The Devouring looks like a good one, congrats!

Great looking button! Nice job. I also love Kate's tutorials!

Book Chick City said...

I really enjoyed The Devouring. I think our UK cover is better (and more scary) this cover doesn't have anything to do with the story at all. I hope you enjoy it :)

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