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The last of the YA ARCs (for now)

I did say last week that I’d be giving away adult fiction today; however, I changed my mind and decided to offer up the rest of my YA ARCs.  This will also be the last week that I’ll do my giveways like this but I promise I have plenty more books for you.  Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more details.

So here they are—FOUR titles today (three of which are yet-to-be-released).  I’m looking forward to mailing them off to you!  Click on the cover images to find out more about each title at amazon.com.

Giveaway instructions:  The first person to email me will score a free ARC.  Limit one ARC per person.  You must be able to provide a U.S. mailing address to qualify.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  I’ll update the post when all the titles have been claimed.  **UPDATE:  All five titles are now spoken for.  Thanks to everyone who asked about them!***

I also still have this one middle-grade fiction title left (so really there are FIVE free ARCs today!):

Hope you can start your weekend off with a free book!  Thanks for stopping by.

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More Middle-grade Fiction for You

For this last Friday in February, I have three tween books up for grabs.  All three titles will be released in hardcover next month.

Instructions:  The first person to email me will score a free book or ARC.  Limit one book/ARC per person per week.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  (Just FYI:  I don’t respond to requests that don’t follow my instructions.  Yeah, I’m anal like that.)  I’ll update the post when all the titles have been claimed.

Click the images for information from amazon.com.

***UPDATE:  All titles have been claimed.  Thanks for asking about them.  I do have a couple other titles here and here.

Warp Speed by Lisa Yee

Storm Runners by Roland Smith

Ask Amy Green:  Summer Secrets by Sarah Webb

Hope you have a great weekend!  Next week—three adult fiction titles.

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Middle-grade ARC Giveaway

Wow, it’s Friday again.  This week sort of happened without my realizing it.  Why do cold medicines always make my brain feel marshmallow-y?

Anyway, who would like a book dropped in the mail to them as a happy start to a three-day weekend?

Instructions:  The first person to email me will score a free book or ARC.  Limit one book/ARC per person per week.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  I’ll update the post when all the titles have been claimed.

Click the images for information from amazon.com.

By Dan Gutman:

By Maryrose Wood:  **UPDATE:  this title has been claimed.***

By Garth Nix and Sean Williams (I have two copies of this one):  **Update:  This title has been claimed.***

Good luck & happy reading!  Check back on Fridays for more giveaways.  Another two books still available here.  Next week:  more middle-grade/tween fic.

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TGIF + More YA ARCs!

Happy Friday!  Hope you can start off a lovely weekend with a free book.

Instructions:  The first person to email me will score a free book or ARC.  Limit one book/ARC per person per week.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  I’ll update the post when all the titles have been claimed.

***UPDATE:  All three titles have now been claimed!  Thanks to everyone who asked.***

Click the images for information from amazon.com.

From James Patterson, a Maximum Ride novel:

By Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman:

And by Philana Maria Boles:

Good luck & happy reading!  Check back on Fridays for more giveaways.  Another two books still available here.  Next week:  some middle grade fiction.

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YA ARCs up for grabs!

I just picked up these ARCs at ALA Midwinter but the titles have already been published.

The first person to email me will score a free book/ARC.  Limit one book/ARC per person per week.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  I’ll update the post when the titles have been claimed.

***UPDATE:  ALL THREE TITLES HAVE NOW BEEN CLAIMED.  Thanks to everyone for emailing!***

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith—This is the third installment of the Eternal series.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand—The first installment of what promises to be a unique trilogy about an angel named Clara.

The 10p.m. Question by Kate De GoldiSchool Library Journal says, “What starts as a Stargirl-like character coming between the friendship of two boys becomes a moving tale about the challenges of family life and being different .”

Good luck & happy reading!  Check back on Fridays for more giveaways.  Next week:  more YA.

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Happy Birthday to My Blog (with presents for YOU)!

When I started this blog a year ago with a post about Reading Diaries,  I was living on the other side of the country, taking care of my daughter while my husband was away, and getting ready for our big move.  We’ve now been in our new home for almost nine months and New Chapters contine to be written in the book of my life.

This year my goal for this blog is to add reviews of 50 more titles.  Since I only actively blogged for a few months last year, I’m hopeful I can accomplish my goal.  In between reviews I’ll share my reflections as I read and research my way through marriage, motherhood and grad school.

Now what’s a birthday without presents?

I came home from ALA Midwinter with a trunkful of books but my bookshelves are already at max capacity and, alas, there’s only so much reading I can humanly do.  So I am offering up some titles for my fellow bibliophiles.  For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting a title or two (or three) and the first person to email me will score a free book or ARC.  Limit one book per person per week.

My email address is joannalima911(at)gmail(dot)com.  Please put the title of the book in the subject line.  I’ll update the post when all the titles have been claimed.

Let’s get started!

Anyone job hunting?  I have a copy of Cover Letters for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy that has been signed by the author!  It could be a great addition to a high school or public library collection, or simply a good resource.

Also signed by the author:  Immortal Champion, the third installment of Lisa Hendrix’s Immortal Brotherhood series.  “He faces a future of cold uncertainy, until her warm embrace…”  Check out the author’s website to learn more.

And lastly (for today) an advance reading copy (ARC) of Little Princes:  One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.  Fans of Three Cups of Tea will enjoy this moving memoir by Connor Grennan.  ***UPDATE:  This title has been claimed.  Thanks to everyone who asked about it!***

Good luck & happy reading!  Check back on Fridays for more giveaways.  Later this week—a few YA ARCS.

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