02 April 2012

Because YOU'RE Worth It

I have over 400 followers! *waves to old and new followers* This means it's time to reward the best followers in the whole wide world with a giveaway.

TWO lucky people will win a $15 e-gift card to Amazon.com or the Book Depository!

To enter:
1. Be a follower
2. Leave a comment answering the below question
3. Include your e-mail address in the comment

That's it! There's no linky, you don't have to "like my FB page" or "Tweet about this." Just be a follower or become a follower.

Simple. Fast. Fun.

Here's the question you MUST answer in your comment:

What book is your favorite read of 2012 so far?

The giveaway closes Sunday, April 9 at 12 pm PST. I'll randomly draw two pieces of paper out of a hat with a comment number on them. If I draw your comment number, you win! Easy-peasy.

Got it? GREAT!


Valentina Hepburn said...

Hi, Emily. I'm a new follower so probably can't be considered for your comp, but just wanted to say congratulations on over 400 followers. I'm so envious. Can't wait for my blog to be as successful. My answer to your question is 'Sepulchre' by Kate Mosse. This book is 'unputdownable', if there is such a word. My email is valentinahepburn@hotmail.co.uk.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on your 400 followers. loved todays post.


Kyra Lennon said...

Wow, Emily, congrats on all those followers!!

My favourite read so far this year has been Night Sky by Jolene Perry!

Brinda said...

I'm glad you said "so far." My favorites change so often. I'm reading Blood Red Road by Moira Young and it's sooooo good. I'll finish it today and can't wait for Book 2. Of course, it's not out yet.

S.P. Bowers said...

Hmmmm, probably Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Hard to say though.

Happy 400 followers! My email is sara(dot)bowers(at)cox(dot)net

Cristina said...

Congrats. I'd say Scorpio races, though it was released last year.. or Anna Dressed in Blood :)


Tobi Summers said...

Oh, gosh, favorite book of 2012? Um... probably Patricia Briggs' Fair Game, right now (though Devon Monk's Magic Without Mercy comes out tomorrow and might give it a run for its money!).

Congratulations on the milestone!

And because I don't read well and missed this the first time, email address: tobisummers@writeme.com

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!
My favorite book so far this year is The Night Circus. I've decided I love magic realism. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Emily!

Richard said...

1984 by George Orwell

Coleen Patrick said...

Congrats Emily! Happy to follow. So far my fave book this year has been John Green's The Fault in our Stars. Sad but amazing.

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is my favorite thing I've read so far this year. Scrumptious.

Thanks for the contest!
jro at jrowrites dot com

Sarah said...

Someone has already mentioned this one, but I also thing John Green's TFIOS is the best book I've read so far this year! Although, The Help by Kathryn Stockett was a close second!


Freya Morris said...

ooo lovely - congrats on all the followers!

My favourite book has been Night School by CJ Daugherty. Great read.


Morgan said...

Goooooo Em! :D

All my reading this year has been beta reading, LOL. But I have read some fantastic tales ;)

bookechoes.com said...

Congrats on making it to 400!
My favorite read of 2012... hmm... Well, my favorite 2012 release that I've read so far is May B. by Caroline Starr Rose, but I also have a huge to-be-read pile!

cgbdowell (at) gmail (dot) com

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats on 400!

So far? Wow, I've read a lot of great books. I've started the Lynda La Plante mystery series and loved Deadly Intent. I'll pick that one.


Tasha Seegmiller said...

Okay, there's a three way tie because I just can't decide - The Time Traveler's Wife, The Scorpio Races and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Funny none of them are even a little alike except stellar world building and imagination that I envy.

YAY 400! You deserve every single one.

Angela Cothran said...

Easy--Save the Cat! Count me in on the giveaway :) You know where to find me!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I can't remember reading fiction in 2012. I'm so sad!!! I have read a couple of non-fiction writng books, though. I've really liked Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson. Congratulations on the big 400!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Emily,

My favourite read would be The Cloud Pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Guilie said...

That's so cool, Emily--400 followers! You deserve it, and I know they'll multiply over and over :)

Favorite book I've read in 2012 (so far): Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan. Absolutely awesome and thrilling. Close second: The Art of Racing In The Rain (Garth Stein) and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz). Have you read them?

Suze said...

Good morning, dear Emily. this is an awfully nice thing you are doing, here!

The best book I've read in 2012 is a toss-up between 'Turing's Cathedral,' by George Dyson and 'The Idea Factory,' by Jon Gertner.

I can be reached at analog_girl@comcast.net .

Cortney Pearson said...

WOOT!! Congrats on 400, that's fabulous! My favorite book of 2012, hmm... I loved The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight. LOVED IT!!

Cassie Mae said...

Boob slap!!!!

Congrats girl! 400! Wahoo!

Night Sky is hands down my fav. book so far this year... but I may be a bit biased toward the author. :)

Oh... and pick me to win! haha!

K.S. Lewis said...

Aww, this is so nice! Your blog is amazing, so I'm sure it will only get even more followers super soon!

Hmm... my favorite read of 2012 (so far) has probably been Divergent by Veronica Roth, though it was a 2011 book. This goes hand-in-hand with the fact its sequel, Insurgent, is my most anticipated read of 2012, so far!

Thanks for throwing such an awesome contest: klew128@gmail.com

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Excellent! Followed... Commenting...

email: hartjohnson23(at)gmail(dot)com

And my reading has been lowish, as i've been editing ALL YEAR, but i think my favorite is Stacy Gail's Zero Factor (it's a novella, very well done)

Ru said...

Congrats!! I don't know about all year, but fave from last month was WHITE CAT by Holly Black.

I get nervous about putting my real email addy online (because I am a spaz), but I check theadventuresoflawyergirl (at) g mail (dot) com fairly regularly.

Kelley said...

Aren't you just the best!?!?

Obviously you are with over 400 followers :)

Ummm...favorite read of 2012 so far is...Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. (I think... :))

Jenny S. Morris said...

WOOHOO 400 followers!!! What a hard question. ;0( Um, I guess Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

You Rock!!

Deana said...

I have something very sad I'm about to admit. I have only read two books this whole 2012! I know I know. I'm hanging my head in shame too. I have got to stop this madness. Since my list is so short I will just tell you the two books, Saphique by Catherine Fisher and Possession by Elana Johnson.


Leigh Covington said...

You're so amazing Emily! I love it! Congrats on the followers! That is amazing!!!

My favorite book so far this year is THE BEYONDERS (2nd book) by Brandon Mull. I love it!



Suzi said...

Congratulations!!! My favorite so far this year is How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Thanks.


Julie said...

Congratulations, Emily!! That's totally awesome. And thanks for the opportunity to win these great prizes. My fave book so far this year has been Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George.

Melanie Fowler said...

400 that's amazing! Congrats!

My favorite book so far has been the Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull...so cute and fun!

I'm an old follower... and here is my e-mail address


T.D. McFrost said...

Oh my goshness I'm so excited for you Emily! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

WOOT! ^_^

ilima said...

Wow. Congrats on 400. That's amazing.

My favorite so far this year? Anna and the French Kiss, probably because I just read it this weekend. It's always like that for me.

ilimatodd AT gmail DOT com.

Emily R. King said...

Thanks the recommendations everyone!

You've all been entered for the drawing.

Keep the good book recommendations coming!

Laura Barnes said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

I read Ready Player One and loved it. It was a great ride.


Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats! And, that's a hard one. I can tell you better later today when I finish Dan Wells' "Partials" because I'm thinking that's it. But I've got the last bit to finish, and that could change things. Or not!


Steph said...

Congrats on your many, many followers!! Fav read so far this year is definitely John Green's, The Fault in Our Stars. No contest. :-)

Ruth Josse said...

HI Emily! My favorite book this year is...Hourglass by Myra McEntire. Loving all these suggestions!

Carol Kilgore said...

I've been reading mostly books by blogging buddies this year, and I like them all!

Nyrae Dawn said...

Yay! Congrats on the followers.

My favorite read of the year so far has been Don't Let Me Go by JM Trumble. Loved it.

Michelle said...

YAY! I love to celebrate!!!
Can I pick a few favorites? Blue Skies by Fleur Mcdonald, Bome Back to Me by Sara Foster, Conundrum by CS Lakin, and Nanberry by Jackie French
Already too many favorite books read this year!
Michelle dot Dennis dot Evans at gmail dot com

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

"Poetry from the Heart" by the best loved blogger Yvonne of My World of Poetry blog. Congrats on the 400, a huge accomplishment. divamomone@yahoo.com

Anash said...

I follow on google connect as "anash"
Thanks for this giveaway
anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

my favorite is The Sense of an Ending

Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sara said...

favorite from 2012 would have to be "In the Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.

Why dot you post your favorite?

Alleged Author said...

I would definitely have to say I loved reading STEALING BREATH. It was goooooooood!

Susan Kane said...

Enjoyed your comment on my blog!

My favorite read, so far, of 2012? "Dulcy's Story" by Dee Ready. I cried buckets at the end.
My email: susan1kane@gmail.com

I hope this doesn't bring on a flood of ads for timeshares, etc.

Sarah Pearson said...

Don't count me, I'm not in the USA but I wanted to say hi anyway :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Empress King! Your kingdom is expanding. You rock! :D

The best book I've read this year? Probably Divergent. (I had to wait until the beginning of January to read it. I was on that library waiting list forever!)


Medeia Sharif said...

Fantastic giveaway, Emily. :)

My favorite 2012 read so far is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.


Congrats on the followers.

elizabeth seckman said...

Going to have to go with Annalisa Crawford's Cat and the Dreamer and Jolene Perry's Night Sky. I can go with the tie, right? Can't pick favorites among blog buddies. :)

Nas Dean said...

I recently read author Louise Cussack's Shadows of Time Trilogy and loved it!


Leslie Rose said...

Hey, Emily. Already a follower and a fan. Congrats on 400 *does the wave* My favorite book is a tie so far between A MILLION SUNS and DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. Don't make me pick. Don't make me pick.

Rachel Pudelek said...

It's hard because I haven't read a whole lot this year and I haven't fallen head over heels in love with anything I've read in 2012. BUT that being said, I did really like NIGHTSHADE. So that'd be the one. :)

Lakela20 @ hotmail .com

M.J. Fifield said...

Hands down, the best book I've read this year is The fault In Our Stars by John Green.

Awe. Some.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I liked Wanted: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott. It's a great read.

E. Arroyo said...

I just discovered J.R. Ward's Black Dagger brotherhood series. Love it. Dark Lover is book one.

Congrats on the followers.


Peaches Ledwidge said...

I just want to say you're doing a great job.

Jillian said...

Yay! Congrats on the followers and thanks for the giveaway. My best 2012 read so far was the gut-punching, heart-wrenching, thought-provoking dystopia When She Woke by Hillary Jordan.

writingonalimb [at] gmail

J. A. Bennett said...

oooh! How fun! The best read this year so far has been Shatter Me, hands down. Awesome book!

author.jabennett (at) gmail.com

Hope Roberson said...

400!!!! RAD!!!!
The Body Finder--fast paced, great character, and it has sequels! I am using it as a comparison title in my query too so extra bonus :)

Hope Roberson said...

And since I'm a spaz, I get to post two comments :)

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats on 400 followers!

My fav so far is THE BLADE ITSELF by Joe Abercrombie I think. Loved the voice.


P.S. I'll friend you back on Goodreads after I get back from my trip. Some things are beyond my cell phone skills right now. :)

Karen Peterson said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers! I'm proud to be one of them.

My favorite book so far this year is CALICO JOE by John Grisham. Loved it.

Theresa Milstein said...


Ooo, what a great prize. My favorite book so far this year? Let me check my list. I'm back. Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn.

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Congrats on 400! That's fantastic!! My fav read so far this year is WONDER about a young boy with a severe facial deformity making his way through private school after being home schooled. I cried for all the right reasons :)

Thanks for the contest! shielacblank@aol.com

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations on the followers list! And thanks for the giveaway!

I read too many books for review, and to choose one? Not possible!

Phil Siegel said...

400! You are unstoppable! My favorite book so far this year is Hero by Perry Moore -- an amazing YA novel about kid who finds out he has superpowers.
email philsiegel84 [at] gmail [dot] com

Cheryl said...

Believe it or not, I loved the Overton Window by Glenn Beck. I asked for some good political fiction recommendations and found this one at the library. I could not put it down.

Cheryl said...

And congrats on 400 followers!

Tyrean Martinson said...

SWEET!!! Favorite book of 2012? Already a tough question . . .hmm. Loved Cassafire, Rising, and Divergent by Veronica Roth - which I just sped-read, and need to read again.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on the 400 followers! Impressive! And what a great way to celebrate. My favorite read of 2012 so far would be Divergent. I know--I'm behind.

Emily R. King said...

Wow you guys! Keep the recommendations coming! :D

Sarah P. said...


My favorite book of 2012. Man...there have been some really good ones. Can I give you the top 3?

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

The Realities of Aldous U. by Michael Lawrence (I LOVED his trilogy when they came out in the mid-90s and he just released an 'author's cut' version for Kindle so that might just be special to me, but it's an excellent read anyway.)

Ooh, just thought of some more books. Must stop. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Congratulations. Four hundred (and growing) followers is quite an accomplishment. I normally cannot choose just one book, but this year I have a favorite & it is probably one of top ten all time favorites. It is Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Melissa Sugar (already a follower) I love following you.

Samantha said...

You're sooooooo popular :D

But really, 400?! Awesome!

My favorite so far has to be The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.


Mark Noce said...

Hmm, that's a tough one. I'm reading the Koran right now, which is definitely intriguing.

Jemi Fraser said...

Tough question. Deadly Secrets by Terry O'Dell, CassaFire by Alex J Cavanaugh & Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon :)

Jenna Cooper said...

I think I'll say Everneath by Brodi Ashton. It has an amazing romance in it, and I love all of the ties to mythology.


Neurotic Workaholic said...

My favorite chick lit read is The Smart One and the Pretty One, by Claire LaZebnik. I own a lot of chick lit books, but this is one of the select few that I read and reread just because it's so good. It wasn't published in 2012 though, so I wasn't sure if it counts. But I still like talking about books, so I don't mind either way. :)
And congratulations on 400 followers! I'm not surprised you have so many followers; your blog is always an enjoyable read.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Sorry, I forgot to include my e-mail address. It's neuroticworkaholic[at]gmail[dot]com.

linda said...

Congrats on the follower milestone, and thanks for the giveaway! My favorite book so far this year is Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. :)

Caitlin said...

Woo, sounds like fun! My e-mail is caitlinblane AT gmail DOT com

Daisy Carter said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite NEW book of 2012 so far is a toss up between Heist Society by Ally Carter and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Both were so good I read them in one gulp, and I couldn't choose between them.


Julie said...

Eeeek! 400 followers! Thats awesome! Go you!

*pats Emily on back*

The best book of 2012 has been Pandemonium, by Lauren Oliver. *gasp* such a page turner!! Can't WAIT for the final book!

Of course, I reserve the right to change my favorite at any time ( : Tomorrow it might be different! Haha! But I'm sure you know how that goes!


Deana said...

Woohoo! Congrats on all your followers:) You deserve them all!!!

As for my favorite book this year, I still have not read very many (sadly) but I just read Under the Never Sky and I liked it a lot.