Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year Giveaway Hop


Thanks so much to Babs Book Bistro and the amazing Kathy at I am a Reader Not a Writer, for hosting another amazing giveaway hop!

This year has been amazing- I got the chance to meet so many amazing bloggers, publishers and authors. I've read so many epic debuts- a lot of which came from self-published authors. 2012 was a great and important year for the Publishing Industry, we saw the emergence of the "New Adult" genre and so many amazing Indie Publishers such as Spencer Hill Press and Entangled Publishing, flourish- I can actually buy an Entangled Publishing book from work now- that's amazing!

I'm so grateful to be a part of this amazing community and can't wait to see where 2013 will take the Industry!

I do have some blogging resolutions though:
1) More reviews! I have a notebook filled with reviews that I have yet to type out and I would love to post at least two reviews each week (I have to keep it realistic :))

2) Not making promises I can't keep - I will no longer post upcoming events unless I know for an absolute fact that they are a sure thing!

3) Need to get my partner in crime online - I have a reviewer for Middle Grade titles and I must get on her to start sending me reviews!

4) Keep blogging fun - I love blogging, but if I haven't posted in a couple days I feel guilty and there's no reason for this because blogging shouldn't be a chore, it's an outlet to share our passion for books and the Industry. So I plan to keep the fun in blogging (I'll have to make sure I keep up my giveaways, right haha)

5) Keep up on my TBR pile - I'm awful for starting a book and than putting it aside to start a new book and so and so forth, it's a terrible habit but I just can't help myself!

6) Bringing Pick of the Month feature back! I love this feature and will have a post on the last day of every month.

7) Fresh Face! I've been wanting to redesign the blog for a while now and I think 2013 will be the year!

That's all for me! What resolutions do you have?

Answer and enter the rafflecopter below to win your choice of a 2013 release! Open Internationally! Good luck to you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

ETA: Thanks so much to all you Team Warner and Team Adam fans! I personally can't pick which team I'm on, and congrats to the winner! Please email me (see review policy page) with your mailing information, if I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen!


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Check out the other awesome blogs in this hop!

132 comments:

  1. Read as many books as I can to decrease my TBR list. :D

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  2. Of course aside from read more books I also want to write reviews more so people can read my thoughts about the books I read :)

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  3. To read more. :D And to manage my time better.

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  4. I want to relax more this year.
    Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy New Year!

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  5. i want to start taking care of me

    thank you a lot and happy new year!

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  6. To do more reviews and be more independent.
    -Riz Bulatao

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  7. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    To jog!!

    Thank you:)

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  8. Get my personal library organized..


    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win! I know how this resolution sounds and everybody says it. I am going to workout and get healthy! This is just a personal goal because I am going to be a bridesmaid next year. Already a week into it! Wish me luck!
    Brittany S

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  10. To read through my TBR list
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    farrahsayyedATgmailDOTcom

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  11. To read more and to finish writing my "book" :D
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and happy new year!

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  12. My resolutions are the usual -- to Lose some weight, work out more, read more & write more.

    Happy New Year & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  13. I don't have any resolutions. Not really. I'll try to work more on my blog, to read more...
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Happy New Year!

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  14. I'm giving up dairy products - we'll see how that goes =)
    Happy New Year!

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  15. Graduate college with a Stable head and find a job, but also to start writing and read more~

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  16. To catch up on my TBR pile and to get more organized :)
    Lacey T

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  17. To lose the weight and make more money this year.

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  18. I want to workout more and keep better records of all the books that I read. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I want to lose weight and quit smoking, we'll see how that goes this year.:D

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  20. To finish my novel. Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year.

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  21. My resolution is to read more novels this year than I did last year.

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  22. Strive to be a better person and read as many books as humanly possible. But also to review more books than last year :)

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  23. I didn't make one this year but I wish everyone the best of luck with the ones they have made. You can all do it!! Good luck!

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  24. New Years Resolution is to read more books!

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  25. I hope to eat healthier this year! NO MORE CHOCOLATE!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  26. I don't really do resolutions, but a goal I have is to continue to work at getting healthier, eating better and exercising more to lose weight and feel better.

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  27. i dont have ine but i hope everyone dose well on theres

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I want to read more books this year!

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  29. I want to pass both my AP tests & graduate :)

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  30. To read more books:D Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. to read more. :D And to manage my time better.

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  32. I don´t make resolutions, the big things happen anyway, regardless of the date. Like when i stopped smoking in feb. 2002

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  33. My resolution is to keep my room tidy as often as possible. Good luck on us keeping our resolutions! You have quite a few. :)

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  34. read more books, clean out the house :)

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  35. My new year's resolution is to study more for college!

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  36. I'm going to try to eat better, exercise more, read more & finish school! <3
    -heather/bookstacksondeck

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  37. Start riding my exercise bike again!

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  38. Eat healthy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel.

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  40. to finally get my degree this year

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  41. My New Year's Resolution is to weigh 115lbs by August! haha. I've been saying that for years!

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  42. I want to go to comic con! I also would like to read at least 50 books, but not much else beyond those two :)

    Good luck with yours!

    Thanks for the chance.

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  43. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! As a blogger as well, my resolution is to reply to comment on my blog more often or always if I can!

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  44. I didn't make a new year's resolution.

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  45. Mine is to read more books this year and beat my record from last year!!

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  46. I want to fulfill my dream and get a job as a teacher.

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  47. Losing weight, really :D
    Also maintaining my blog even more, and well, just get better grades at school :D

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  48. Mine is to be healthy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  49. Don't really have one yet, but I do want to improve my blog, read more, be a better daughter/friend, and be more healthy :)

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  50. I don't make New Year resolutions :) I can't really keep them xD

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  51. To be more patient!! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  52. I've made a few New Years resolutions. Only one that is book related. Since my TBR/wish list is longer than "The Song That Never Ends". More and more great new releases keep coming along and pushing the older titles further back on my list. My 2013 list is already over 60 titles and growing, I have resolved to this year read at least 40 books from my TBRs that were written prior to 2010.

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  53. Passing my exam and learning how to drive!

    THANKS!

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  54. I didn't make any resolutions this year :)

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  55. Blog more, socialise more, work harder, lose weight and successfully juggle all four of these things !

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  56. I don't have any to tell you the truth. :)

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  57. To read more books off my own shelves :)

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  58. Even though i rarely follow through on things, this year my resolution is to finish what I start, and to get my health back under control.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com on RC

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  59. 2013 is going to be a "get healthy" year for our family. michelle (at) momscholar (dot) net

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  60. My new year's resolution is to lose 20lbs..

    jodi frasier

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  61. To gain a few pounds and stop procrastinating.

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  62. Please Enter Me In Your Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop.
    It Would Be Great To Win My Choice Of A 2013 Book Release.
    In Response To Your Question Of What's your New Year's Resolution?
    I Used To Make New Year resolutions
    But I Never Kept Them So I Stopped Making Them.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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  63. I want to try and be healthier, but am so far failing.

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  64. Don't make resolutions as a rule, so I just play to continue to muddle through life and read a lot.

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  65. I want to be a better blogger. I haven't reviewed as many books as I've read. I want to fix that.

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  66. to finish losing 100 lbs by may for my sons graduation

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  67. To be healthier this year - thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  68. to sing more, laugh more, read more, and take great care of myself!!
    thanks for the giveaway! :)
    puddle_of_light at yahoo dot com

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  69. I don't have "resolutions" specifically, but I do have goals: get an agent, graduate from university cum laude, land a good post-grad job, and maintain a healthy weight.

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  70. I resolve to lose 50 pounds this year!

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  71. To spend more time with my friends

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  72. To not buy as many books! I'm going to attempt to read at least 5 from my current TBR pile before I buy another book. It's not going to last long with all the epic new releases this year and I've never stuck to my resolutions in the past, so why change a habit of a lifetime? :P

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  73. To travel more! and also stop procrastinating so much haha.
    Happy new year, thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Finish my study, get my degree, get married. :D
    Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. My resolution is to treat MYSELF better and LOVE ME for ME just the way I am :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! Happy New Year!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  76. I'd like to continue saving money, so I can buy my first house. Thanks!

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  77. We have resolved to continue on the journey of eating healthier... no overly processed foods, no meat treated with antibiotics or hormones, more organics and almost no takeout.
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  78. I don't make resolutions, because if I come up short, I only feel bad about myself.

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  79. to read more of the books I have before buying more

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  80. To write more, be a better person for those I wasn't good to before.And to get accepted to medical school this year.Oooh and to win in one giveaway *frown* I never win !!

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  81. My new year resolution is reading more books than last year^^

    Thanks for this giveaway and happy new year :)

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  82. my new year resolution, get new job and read 100 books :D

    thanks for giveaway^^ and happy nu year^^

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  83. I don't really do New Year's resolutions but this year I'm trying to get more organised.

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  84. I don't make resolution but I am focused on meeting my reading goal for this year (I didn't do to well last year)

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  85. read more books, to be healthier both physically and spiritually and to finish my study

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  86. I didn't make any new years resolutions this year but I am trying to be more accepting of change. Thank you. :)

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  87. I want to get healthy and stay that way!

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