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This particular trailer to the IF I STAY movie is wonderful! The song they’re playing just makes it even more beautiful.

Do you have a book list? A movie list? This title needs be on both. 

IF I STAY (the book) broke me. In a good way. It needs for your eyes and mind to read it and feel it.

IF I STAY (the movie), comes out next month (August 22!!!!) 

The previews, trailers, stills, and everything the movie company and Gayle Forman have shared with us has already turned me into an emotional wreck.

Now it’s time for the comparison to THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Well, ‘cause that’s what eeevvvveryone does. Right? *gag* ANNNNYYYYYWAY…

I have been looking forward to IF I STAY so much more than I ever did for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. (Honest time: I still have not seen TFiOS and I probably won’t until its DVD release) I do want to see it and I know that it will make me cry like a crazy person. The book had me crying buckets of tears, so I know it will happen with the movie. Where these two differ for me, IF I STAY will have me sitting in the theater on opening night…tickets bought well in advance.

IF I STAY is not about cancer. It is, however, about a tragedy that could happen to any family, any girlfriend, any boyfriend, any best friend, any person…at anytime. Your heart and mind can’t help but to feel this book. To need this book…this movie…

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$75 HoneyBaked BBQ Gift Card Sweepstakes - Ends 7/17 (US)

I see a contest for Honeybaked Ham and can’t pass it up. That place is yum-o-riffic!

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meaganspooner:

Years ago, when I first started blogging about writing and my hopes of one day getting published, I ran my first book giveaway to celebrate my birthday. Now, July 5th is the day I set aside to thank you guys for reading my books, for listening to me ramble on Twitter and Tumblr, and for just generally being awesome, book-loving, YA-reading rockstars. You guys are the best birthday present a girl could ask for.

To celebrate I’m giving away ALL of my books, including an early ARC of This Shattered World, plus swag, across five different winners, open internationally*. I’ll be drawing one of the four basic prize winners each Saturday leading up to the final grand prize drawing from the entire pool of entrants on July 31. The first drawing is TONIGHT, so jump on it sooner rather than later!

FOUR BASIC PRIZES: Your choice of any one of the above books signed and personalized, plus signed swag. (ARC of This Shattered World, poster, and custom These Broken Stars necklace are only available for the grand prize.)

ONE GRAND PRIZE: EVERYTHING pictured above! All signed/personalized however you want them. 

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Newsletter (+5): Enter by subscribing to the newsletter I share with amiekaufman. Each entry here is worth five points in the drawings. (If you already subscribe, you’ve already automatically got these points in the drawing!)
  • Twitter (+1): Retweet this tweet. (Can do this once a day for more points!)
  • Tumblr (+1): Reblog this post. (Can do this once a day for more points!) 

See below for contest fine print and basic contest policy/rules.

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penguinteen:

Can’t wait for Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After? Pre-order the book from the select retailers below and you’ll receive a set of Stephanie Perkins inspired buttons and a set of decals! Also, 25 lucky people will receive a Perkins tote bag as well!

Below is a list of participating stores.

NOTE: Not all stores take on-line preorders and though we’ve noted which stores do take pre-orders, it’s always good to double check with the stores themselves to make sure you will receive your Perkins Prize Packs!

 

CALIFORNIA

Books Inc.

3515 California Street, San Francisco, CA   94118

(415) 221-3666

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA   94107

(415) 643-3400

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA   94101

(415) 776-1111

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc.

1501 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA   94107

(415) 643-3400

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-321-0600

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-2226

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 685-4911

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-525-7777

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

Books Inc

301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-428-1234

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS

 

A Great Good Place for Books

6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA   94611

(510) 339-8210

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Pages A Bookstore

904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA   90266

(310) 318-0900

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Towne Center Books

555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA   94566

(925) 846-8826

 

Vroman’s Hasting Ranch

3729 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91107

(626) 351-0828

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA   91101

(626) 449-5320

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA   92037

(858) 454-0347

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

CONNECTICUT

RJ Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT   06443

(203) 245-3959

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

COLORADO

Boulder Book Store

1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO   80302

(303) 447-2074

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Tattered Cover

1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

(303) 436-1070

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

GEORGIA

Little Shop of Stories

133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA   30030

(404) 373-6300

 

ILLINOIS

Anderson’s Bookshop

123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL   60540

(630) 355-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Anderson’s Bookshop

5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL   60515

(630) 963-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Book Cellar

4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL   60625

(773) 293-2665

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

The Book-Stall at Chestnut Court

811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL   60093

(847) 446-8880

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Lake Forest Bookstore

680 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL   60045

(847) 234-4420

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Wellesley Books

82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA   02482

(781) 431-1160

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Willow Books

279 Great Road, Acton, MA   01720

(978) 266-0066

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MICHIGAN

Schuler Books and Music

1982 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI   48864

(517) 349-8840

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

MINNESOTA

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul,MN   55105

(651) 224-8320

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Water Street Bookstore, Inc.

125 Water Street, Exeter, NH   03833

(603) 778-9731

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW MEXICO

Bookworks

4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM   87107

(505) 344-8139

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NEW YORK

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th Street, New York, NY   10011

(212) 989-3270

 

Northshire Bookstore

424 Broadway, Saratoga, NY   12866

(518) 682-4200

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Oblong Books & Music

6422 Montgomery Street, Suite 6, Rhinebeck, NY   12572

(845) 876-0500

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Oblong Books & Music

26 Main Street, Millerton, NY   12546

(518) 789-3797

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe

55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC   28801

(800) 441-9829

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC   27514

(919) 942-7373

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Quail Ridge Books & Music

3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC   27607

(919) 828-1588

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

OHIO

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 396-8960

TAKES PHONE AND IN STORE ORDERS ONLY

 

OKLAHOMA

Best of Books

1313 East Danforth Road, Edmond, OK   73034

(405) 340-9202

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Children’s Book World

17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford, PA   19041

(610) 642-6274

 

Doylestown Bookshop

16 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA   18901

(215) 230-7610

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

Towne Book Center

220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA   19426

(610) 454-0640

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

TEXAS

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX   77079

(281) 497-8675

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

BookPeople

603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX   78703

(512) 472-4288

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

UTAH

The King’s English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT   84105

(801) 484-9100

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

VERMONT

Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT   05255

(802) 362-2200

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

VIRGINIA

Hooray for Books!

1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA   22314

(703) 548-4092

WASHINGTON

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA   98122

(206) 624-6600

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

University Bookstore

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA   98105

(206) 545-4361

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

 

WISCONSIN

Boswell Book Company

2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI   53211

(414) 332-1181

TAKES ON-LINE PREORDERS

CANADA

Mabel’s Fables

662 Mt. Pleasant Road

Toronto Ontario

M4S 2N5

(416) 322-0438

TAKES ON-LINE PRE-ORDERS!

Curiosity House

178 Mill Street

Creemore Ontario

L0G 1G0

(705) 466-3400

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Win the Entire, Original, UnCensored Blue Hen Reading List for Summer 2014!

somuchflotsam:

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I might do to make very clear that the “solution” to fixing the Cape Henlopen school board’s ill-informed, intolerant, hasty removal of The Miseducation of Cameron Post from the Blue Hen reading list on the grounds that it has too much “inappropriate…

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tom-sits-like-a-whore:

Does anyone else start tearing up when you get really angry? It’s the worst because the other person thinks you’re crying and you’re like “no dude I’m so pissed I could shit a brick I’m not crying” but it’s like your body betrays you.

YES! My body and brain are such wusses. Traitors!

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penguinteen:

briterati:

What a loss the children’s and young adult literature world endured today.
We will always remember you, Walter, your legacy of diversity and inclusivity, and, above all, that reading is not optional.

We’re so saddened by Walter Dean Myers’s passing, but continue to be inspired by his work.

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Awww! Today is my Tumblr birthday. Dizneeee’s World turned 1 today!