Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Doppelgängers (12) - Yes, This is a Few Weeks Late

Time for another cover face-off!

Before I Fall vs. The Day Before

Saturday, September 17, 2011

300 Follower Giveaway WINNERS!

My 300 Follower Giveaway ended last night, so it's time to announce the winners! First, I want to thank everyone who entered. And once again, I want to thank all my followers! I still find it hard to believe that 306 people liked something about my blog enough to follow, or that some of you have stuck around so long, even when I went on longer-than-expected blogging breaks.

But enough thanks, you're here to see some winners. So, here they are...

#8 Erin L.
#21 Wanda at Book Are Magic
#26 Meli at Lee.Suena.Vuela

Congrats! I've already heard back from all the winners, and prizes will be shipped soon. Thanks again to everyone who entered! :)

On My Shelf (27)

On My Shelf highlights books I've acquired and read in the past week, as well as a little about what I'm writing, and other blog worthy news. I think it's pretty obvious where I got my inspiration for the feature from, but I will follow blog etiquette and link to Kristi (In My Mailbox @ The Story Siren), Sheila (It's Monday, What Are You Reading? @ Book Journey), and Kate (The Shelf Report @ The Neverending Shelf) anyway. ;)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review - The Seeing Stone by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi


We said no
still you looked
now instead
someone gets cooked
WARNING: Review contains spoilers for book one.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Changes

A while ago I posted that I'd be making some changes to my blog features, and they're done! Here's a brief summary of what's going to be different here at All By MySHELF.

  • Switching from a weekly schedule to a two week schedule.
  • Wish List Wednesday is now Most Wanted. Now posted on Tuesdays and Fridays, alternating weekly (temporary schedule).
  • Doppelgangers moved from Mondays to Wednesdays (week 1), so you'll have an extra week to vote on covers.
  • Cover For Me now posted on Thursdays (week 2).
  • Book reviews now posted on Thursdays (1) and Tuesdays (2).
  • On MySHELFs will still be posted on Saturdays, and there will be more On MySHELFs without Books Acquired.
  • Sundays are still post-free (unless I forget to post On MySHELF on Saturday).
  • Posts for Friday (1) and Wednesday (2) TBD.
  • Mondays to be new home of #SuperSecretBlogProject when it's finally revealed.
I'm going to be working on adding a few new features to fill in the blanks, and take one of the Most Wanted spots. So, the schedule isn't exactly finished, but it's close enough for now.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Changes to Come

If you've been following me for a while, you'll probably know that I like to change things every now and then. This is partly because I get bored with the way things are, and also to keep my blog from getting stale. In the past I've done this by changing the look of my blog, adding new features, and even changing the name once (*virtual high five* to anyone that started following in the Dahlia's Eclectic Mind days!). Well, the time has come to change things again, but in a completely different way.

I'm turning this into an interior design blog!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Kill Book Trailer

I don't usually post book trailers, because for the most part I'm not a big fan of them (it's the narration, mostly), but this one is awesome!

Top Ten Tuesday - Sequels I'm Dying to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is
Sequels I'm Dying to Read

Monday, September 5, 2011

Doppelgängers (11) - Lean on Me



Beautiful Days vs. Legacy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

On My Shelf (26) Vlog

On My Shelf highlights books I've acquired and read in the past week, as well as a little about what I'm writing, and other blog worthy news. I think it's pretty obvious where I got my inspiration for the feature from, but I will follow blog etiquette and link to Kristi (In My Mailbox @ The Story Siren), Sheila (It's Monday, What Are You Reading? @ Book Journey), and Kate (The Shelf Report @ The Neverending Shelf) anyway. ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011

300 Follower Giveaway


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 *squee*

*happy dances*

*throws confetti*

*leads parade*

*shoots fireworks*

Review - Firespell by Chloe Neill


New Girl.
New School.
Old Evil.

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...