Archive for 2010

A Web Page for TheBookVlogger

        Hello Bookworms! This site was specifically designed to help keep my youtube subscribers up-to-date on the creation of my book review channel. The video below will tell you a little bit more about the uses of this site. In case you're all wondering, I'm working on getting a date set for the launch of my channel. As soon as I make the date firm, I'll post it here. Happy Reading!

Fear The Reaper Giveaway

Awesome cover, I know!
           Ok, I'm going to keep this one short because I don't want to clog up my blog talking about giveaways. You all know how they work, so what do I really need to say? In this giveaway you can get NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer, a signed finished copy. You all know that I don't generally win these things, but I've tried getting a signed copy of this book and have thus far failed. So here's hoping! If you would like to take a chance at winning as well just click here. Good luck!

A Rise in Commercials for Books

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Blue TV of Awesomeness
     Over the last year I have noticed, not only an increase in book readers, but an increase in advertisements for books. My first "wow" moment came around 11pm just as I pulled into my driveway after work. Over the radio came an intense commercial for a James Patterson's book (I Alex Cross, I think it was). I thought, "Wow, a radio commercial for a book! So cool and he is so lucky." I told my bookworm cousin about it and she told me about seeing a commercial for the same book on TV. Again, I was wowed. 
            Back then I thought that the commercials were only a result of James Patterson's star power, but as of late I've notice a rise in the number of book trailers being launched on youtube and the quality is at times cinema worthy. Now today I saw two, count em TWO, commercials advertising books. Yes, one was for Mr. Patterson's YA Book and the commercial is pretty amazing, but the other was for three relatively new authors. 

Epic Contest of Epic

        First I was so impressed by this book's trailer, that I posted it on Twitter. Now the author has created the The Epic Contest of Epic-- How cool is she!? I don't normally enter contests, because well, I don't win. But this is just irresistible. I'm already intrigued by the book and those ARCs are just calling my name. Lindsay! Lindsay! You know you want to win us-- you want to read us... For some reason they sound like Gollum lol. The most alluring part of this contest is of course the prizes, as there are one hundred of them. That's right, I said one hundred: 1-0-0 prizes! Now, I am not going to tell you to go enter the contest, because if you do, than I might not win. Just know that there is an Epic contest out there that you cannot enter ;) Your consolation prize for losing to me in this contest, is that you get to watch the awesome trailer.

         You can enter the contest here, but seriously.....don't. I will come after you. Haha, just kidding-- no, I'm not ;) 

Blog and Channel Makeover

Blog Snapshot
            Hey bookworms! If you're reading this, then you've probably noticed the new layout. No? Well, go ahead take a look around. Done? Good. Sooo....what do you think? 
            Let me tell you, it was not a decision easily made. First I removed the old template to test out a new one and like a cocky fool, I didn't save my old template. Suddenly my blog was thrust into limbo and for two days it had a new image every few hours. None of them were right. They were the wrong theme or there was something wrong with the codes. It was starting to look like I wasn't going to find a good template. 
             I think the worst part is that this template was one of the first layouts that I tried. It was insecurity that got the best of me and why I stayed in limbo for so long. Just when I was about to give up, I threw this one up as a spot holder and realized that it was exactly what I had been looking for. Ugh. It was a weird moment; I was relieved to have found my template and yet kicking myself for not seeing it sooner.
             Now onto some of the new elements of this blog. Most exciting for me is the tabs at the top. They all work (Yay!), which is the main flaw that most templates had. However, not all of the pages are finished. They will be, when the time is right.
              The next new element is my new button. It was specially chosen by two of my favorite bloggers; Cariblogs and Mrs. Woffy's Place. I would be honored by anyone who chooses to support my endeavors by displaying it on their own blogs.
               And before I go, I will mention the changes made to TheBookVlogger Channel. It has a new template and more of a finished look then before. Is it great? Nah, but it's much harder to find layouts for youtube then it is for blogger. It works for now. 
                So I hope everyone enjoys the new look. Happy Reading.

A Change of Names

       Some of you may have noticed a change on my twitter and blogspot. That's right I've had a name change :) After some discussion, it was decided that the channel title, TheBestLibraryEver, wasn't going to work. As you can see, we went with TheBookVlogger.

       Why this title? Well it was actually inspired by some of the awesome book bloggers here on blogspot. When I saw that someone had referenced themselves as a book blogger, I thought "Well, I'm not really a book blogger because I review books in video format. More like a book vlogger" That's when I heard the *DING* and that light bulb over my head clicked on. 
       So the channel has been created and you can find it here: *clicky clicky* As you can see the channel currently only has the barest of work done on it. The plan is to have the channel up and running officially by the release of Blackveil by Kristen Britain in February. Keep your fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly. 
        You're welcome to subscribe to the channel early, if you wish. I've decided to keep TheBestLibraryEver up until TheBookVlogger is ready. Of course, when that time comes I will notify all of my channels and websites. If anything else comes along, I will certainly keep this site up-to-date. Thanks for sticking with me Bookworms. Happy Reading.

The 1st Copies of Beautiful Darkness

 Watch the authors of Beautiful Creatures as they unbox the first copies of the sequel, Beautiful Darkness. If you haven't read Beautiful Creatures, make sure you get out there and purchase your own copy before book two comes out. Countdown in the sidebar-- Better hurry!

Themed Book Months

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The book that inspired this idea.
     So an idea has been stirring around in my head. Dangerous, I know. The idea is themed months. This is not something that I want to do every month, but perhaps every few months. I've already decided on two themes. The first, since it only seems right that I should embrace the obsession that is Vampires, is devote an entire month to reading and reviewing four Vamp books. Disclaimer: this will not include the Twilight Saga-- I have something else planned for those. The next theme that I would like to do is...witches! I've started writing down different Vampire and Witch titles that

Firelight Release Day!

Today is the day that the much anticipated Firelight by Sophie Jordan is finally released! If you didn't get to read the Advance Readers Copy, then you need to rush out to get this book today! It's amazing, exciting, and one thrill after another. I dare you not to read this book in less then 24 hours.

Book Description
A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. 

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy. 

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide. 

Take the Firelight Quiz!

Take the Firelight Quiz! Think you know fire breathers?

TheBestLibraryEver Update!

If you're coming from youtube, then you're probably looking for an update on the construction of my channel. First of all, it's coming along nicely. Sure it's tough trying to juggle a job, finishing my book, and creating a new youtube channel. However, it's getting there. I've been reading books at lightening speed and writing their reviews just as quickly. Which means, once the channel is ready, I'll be posting videos pretty quickly. I look forward to having awesome discussions with you all on these books, so here is what I'll be reviewing first:

Not in any specific order.

  • Dark Lover by J. R. Ward
  • Tithe by Holly Black
  • Firelight by Sophia Jordan
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  And many more to come! Happy Reading!

Rainy dayz

     It's a rainy day here in Michigan. Just the way I like it. Nothing like rain to wash away the sorrows of yesterday and breathe life into the creativity of today. 
     I wrote six pages last night in The Vengeance of Verona, which is looking like it's going to be a Novelette. It's coming along nicely now and I'm really thrilled with the piece. The great thing with writing short stories about a side character, is that it really helps you to connect to that character. I really feel like I know Verona and that's only going to help strengthen her part in my current novel.
     With the rain coming down today, I think I'm going to work on VOV again this evening. For some reason, rain just works for me. I write better; the words just flow from my fingers. I might even get the first draft finished, if I don't get distracted-- I have disc 2 of Glee calling my name ;)
     If anyone reading this wants to comment, tell me about the things that rev up your creativity and the things that always seem to distract you. Happy reading!