Monday, June 18, 2012

Kimberly Sabatini Mini-Interview + 55 Follower GIVEAWAY

Hey, everybody! So. I now have 55 followers. Now, I know that this number probably doesn't SEEM all that big. But to me, that's 55 more followers than I ever dreamed of having (yeah, I was a pessimist about the whole "blog" thing). So now that I'm at 55, I have a special little way to say thank you--in the form of some gifts!

Gift Numero Uno:
I did a mini-interview with Kimberly Sabatini, author of Touching the Surface which comes out October 30th! What is my definition of a mini-interview, you ask? Weell, it's not book related. A mini-interview is purely fun. So, let's see what was said, yes?

All right, so we're going to start off with some favorites. Just say what your favorite is, easy-peasy!
Song: Gahhh always changing. When I love something I play it until I almost hate it LOL!  But overall...IMAGINE by John Lennon...oh, the message...
Book (of the moment, because goodness knows it's hard to pick one for all time!): I'll give you all time--THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. It changed me.
Food: Chocolate ice cream closely followed by mashed potatoes.
Beverage: Sparkling water
Movie: White Christmas
Book Character: Skeeter from THE HELP
Quote: "No Day But Today..." RENT
Book Cover (include a picture if you'd like!): I'm going to return to THE GIVER...perhaps I can't separate the inside from the outside, but all I know is that I remember looking at it in high school and thinking that I must know what lies behind the look in that mans eyes. I remember thinking that this was different before I even cracked the spine.

 Okay, now just some this or thats. All you have to do is pick one!
Night or Day?
Sweet or Spicy? Both
Summer or Winter? Fall--I can't even pretend that there is another choice for me.
Twilight or Hunger Games? Hunger Games!!!!!!

 Last, we just have two Team questions. I LOVE picking Teams when I'm reading, so I'm just going to ask the two most common Team questions:
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Jacob! Is there even a question?
Team Peeta or Team Gale? Team Peeta of course...although...Gale was looking pretty good in the movie.

And that's it for the questions. Thanks again for being so AWESOME as to answer these for me! This makes things so much more fun, I think. :)
Thank you sooooo much for having me. I LOVE this kind of interview--it's so much fun to do!

Ready for Gift Numero Dos?
I know you're all thinking "Wasn;t interviewing Kimberly kind of random?" And my answer is this--NO. It wasn't. Because . . .

Gift Numero Dos:
I'm giving away some Touching the Surface swag!
I don't have a camera, so I can't take a picture of it all, but here's the cover of Touching the Surface:
(click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page)
Touching the Surface

Since I can't take a picture of it, I'll tell you about it:
I'm giving away . . .
2 bracelets
3 postcards
1 sticker
various little Touching the Surface things

All of this swagis goodness will be split between 3 winners. There will be a Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post, after I tell y'all about the last gift.
Which brings me to . . .

Gift Numero Tres:
This requires a wee bit of explanation. Originally, I was just going to leave this as a swag giveaway. Buuuut, today is my brother's birthday!

I love you! Have a really great day and a most happy 15th birthday!

So, in honor of my goof of a little brother's 15th birthday, I am also giving away my ARC of The Temptation by Alisa Valdes.
 The Temptation
I'll probably throw in some more little swaggish stuff with the ARC, too, because I'm a nice person. Yeah. I try. Still, this will be a fourth winner.

So, those are my thank you gifts! I hope you like.

Now, fir the Rafflecopter. . .
-4 winners will be chosen randomly for my ARC of The Temptation and some cool swag
-You must be 13 or older to enter or have parent permission
-I am not resoponsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items
-This giveaway will start on 6/18 and end on 7/19
-This giveaway is US only (EDIT 6/18)
-Be sure to check out my Giveaway Policy for a full list of rules for all my giveaways

Thank y'all for everything! Every single one of you is awesome. I also have two other giveaways happening at this very moment--you should check those out to win some more cool stuff!

Have a wonderful day, Friends!

EDIT 6/18--Kimberly interviews new book bloggers on her blog, and today (wonder of wonders) she's featuring me! So click HERE if you want to see Kimberly Sabatini interviewing me. :)


  1. What a fun interview! I love getting to know authors better this way :) Looks like you had a lot of fun with it! ANd congrats on reaching 55 followers! You deserve it :D

    1. Thank you so much, Anna! That seriously means a lot. :)


  2. Great interview :) It's always fun getting to know authors that little bit extra! Congrats on 55 followers!

    Is the giveaway international? :D

    1. I 100% agree. And Ohmygosh! *facepalm* leave it to me to leave something that important out. I'm editing right now. Thanks for pointing that out!


  3. fun interview
    congrats on the folowers

  4. Congrats on the followers and thank you for having me over to your wonderful blog. (((hugs)))

  5. Happy birthday! and congrats :)

  6. Team Patch, Team Stark, Team Peeta all the way. I do have to differ with you on Unearthly though. Gotta go with Tucker for that one. ;) I can't wait until the finale of Hush, Hush comes out by the way. I saw the counter beside this as I was typing. Also yay for Texas bloggers.

    1. CHRISTIAN IS THE BEST. We shall see, though. Hehe. And I'm so excited! I still have to read Silence. I'll have to get it as soon as I can, so I can read it before Finale comes out. And yes--Texas!


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    1. Good choices!

      I'm not sure I really have a Twilight team anymore. Maybe I'll go Switzerland?


  8. Love the mini interview, happy birthday!
    Team Peeta :)


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