Melissa Walker

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 Melissa Walker

Okay, so you know how I had five Ballet Shoes DVDs to give away? I’m about to list the winners. But first, I must confess that I opened one of them so I could watch it, so someone will get an opened and once-watched DVD. But it’ll still be near-pristine! And the movie is really cute–I have it on right now while I should be working. Anyway, winners! They are: Carol (who would be famous for writing an urban fantasy series), Kate (who would be a critically acclaimed YA author), Marie (who’d be famous for her writing), The Bookworm (who’d be famous for snapping a picture of Big Foot!) and Rylie (who’d be famous for something that helps a lot of people — like finding the cure for AIDS or cancer, or solving the climate crisis). Ooh, hearing about your ambitions was great, and giving away five things was also fun.
51DhpA-26rL._AA240_.jpg51XY8ChRZhL._SL500_AA240_.jpg
So maybe that’s why I’m again going to do a multiple winner contest. I have another copy of Alexa Young’s fantastic Frenemies to give away (see my original giveaway here), and I also have a signed copy of Rachel Maude’s Poseur. Did you know Rachel and I are doing a reading together in Brooklyn next Tuesday? We are! Come if you’re around. Info in the sidebar. Poseur is a really fun book with dozens of amazing subplots that make each character really come to life. Rachel’s writing is fast and funny–a perfect combination. (Also, this cover pictured is the one I have, but I’ve seen a white cover in stores… weird?)
IMG_8492.jpg Now, each winner of these two books will also win one of these two amazing fall clutches. Here’s the shameful part: I cannot remember the designer who donated these clutches for Win-It Wednesday, and there is no label inside the bags! But they are so great looking (I’m a sucker for a kissing clasp) and they’re lined with black silk. Such ideal holiday party bags. Please contact me, designer, if you read this, and I will shout your name all over this blog in thanks. I’m so sorry I can’t remember where they’re from. My boyfriend will tell you that I get tons of mail and it disorients me a little but I love it all. Forgive!
So, two winners this week, and each winner will receive either Poseur or Frenemies + a clutch. Yay!
51ojT8zqcoL._SL500_AA240_.jpg To enter, post a comment below and tell me this: What’s the last book you read? For me, I just finished The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith, and I adored it! I’d never really read a YA novel in verse before, and she captured such nuances of growing up that I was totally smitten.
PS-Still time to win Violet in Private over at Kathleen’s Book Reviews. Just a reminder!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Did you like this? Share it:

51 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    Those clutches are so adorable!
    The last book I read was KILLER CRUISE by Jennifer Shaw. It wasn’t anything amazing, but it was still good. Very light but complicated at the same time, I like books that challenge me and make me figure things out.

  2. S. Krishna says:

    Those clutches are so cute! The last book I read was The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer.

  3. Taren says:

    The last book I read (actually reread since I’ve read it at least twenty times) was Dark Angel by VC Andrews. Sadly, not a keyhole cover (I share your love for them, Melissa!) it’s the second book in the Casteel series where poor white trash Heaven gets to live in a mansion, go to boarding school, and (in true VC Andrews style) fall in love with a relative.

  4. mari says:

    The last book I finished was Peeps by Scott Westerfeld and am almost finished with Look at Me by Jennifer Egan.

  5. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for linking :)
    Beautiful clutches! The last book I read was for class- “Gosta Berling’s Saga” by Selma Lagerlof.

  6. TheBookworm says:

    I just finished North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley. A deep book written by a intelligent author.
    I just started Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

  7. Meredith F. says:

    I just finished Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel. And last night I started reading Gone by Michael Grant. It is over 500 pages long, so it will probably take me awhile to read!
    ~Meredith
    P.S. I already have a copy (and it’s signed too!) of Frenemies. So if I were to win, I am just letting you know that.

  8. Amy H. says:

    The last book that I read was the graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. We’re going to be discussing it a little bit later this semester in one of my classes, so I went ahead and read it now

  9. Katie says:

    Hey i just finished reading twilight!!!!!!!
    and it was fantastic:):):):)
    Katie

  10. Liviania says:

    The last book I read was VEILED TRUTH by Vivi Anna. Gotta love Harlequin for fast books to relax with. (What’s that? I should be outlining essays right now?)
    Please don’t enter me for FRENEMIES, I already own a copy.

  11. Aimee C says:

    I love Abigail Thomas and just finished her most recent book on writing memoir. Her own memoir, Safekeeping is my favorite book of all time. Thanks for the contest!

  12. Nikki says:

    The last book I read was The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabeldon. The series is amazing, I’ve been reading them for over a decade now and I’m anxiously awaiting the next book, I think I only have one more year to wait!

  13. Paradox says:

    The last book I finished was The Diary of Pelly D. Also The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney and Ever by Gail Carson Levine. My favorite? Probably Ever, no matter what a lot of reviewers said.

  14. Ink says:

    I’m in the middle of How to Ditch Your Fairy bu Justine Larbalestier. It’s really good so far!
    The last book I finished was Alice in Wonderland, but that’s a school book so it doesn’t count. So the REAL last book I finished was Violet in Private. I LOVED it!

  15. Diana Dang says:

    Oh my, do you mean the last book I’ve finished or read? Haha, the last one I’ve finished was The Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Last one read, well, I’m in a mist of a bunch! I would hull out all the book right now to list (about 4 that I’m focusing on and like 4 other ones that I left lying there) but that would be a hassle. So last book I was reading a couple of hours ago was 12 Blue Envelopes. =) I think I got the title right…

  16. Katie says:

    Okay, this is kind of embarasing but I will tell you my book anyway! The last book I read was…The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! (GASP) I loved the part where the caterpillar ate the leaf. Actually, the only reason why I was reading a baby book is because last night I had to read my little sister a bedtime story. But my “real” book is actually Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine. Which, by the way I loved!
    From,
    Katie

  17. Melissa Walker says:

    Right now I’m about halfway through Violet in Private. Let’s see, the last one I finished was a Trixie Belden book that Linda Gerber had recommended during the Death by Latte release. It was fun!

  18. Evie S. says:

    I don’t really remember the last book I read. I think it was Troll Mill by Katherine Langrish.

  19. Cyndi says:

    The last book I read was Ironside by Holly Black. If you haven’t read the Tithe series, I highly recommend it. I will be posting a review for Ironside soon, so maybe you can check it out. (Though it won’t be up for a few days considering I’m kind of busy, but I’ll try my best.) :D

  20. Claire says:

    OMG! I’m absolutely DYING to read POSEUR. Pleas enter me to win POSEUR and FRENEMIES!!!!!!
    Hmm…..the last thing i read was “The Debs” by Susan McBride. I actually have a review and author interview on my blog, so….you should check it out, Melissa! You’d really like the book, it’s great!

  21. Dawn says:

    I’m currently reading TTYL by Lauren Myracle, (because it’s a 2007 top 10 most-challenged book and so I picked it up for Banned Books Week) but the last book I finished was Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I haven’t had much time to do any reading for pleasure, so my novel for American Lit 1914-1960 is just going to have to cover for now. :)

  22. Dawn says:

    I’m currently reading TTYL by Lauren Myracle, (because it’s a 2007 top 10 most-challenged book and so I picked it up for Banned Books Week) but the last book I finished was Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I haven’t had much time to do any reading for pleasure, so my novel for American Lit 1914-1960 is just going to have to cover for now. :)

  23. Chrissie says:

    The last book I read was 1,000 Reasons Never to Kiss a Boy by Martha Freeman. It caught my eye at the library so I grabbed it, and it was a cute story, but it just didn’t pull me in. I’m currently reading She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva, and even though I just started I’m already hooked!

  24. Carmen T says:

    I just finished “The Shiniest Jewel” by Marian Henley, which is a memoir in graphic novel form. It’s a touching story about adoption and family.
    I would love to be entered into this contest. Thank you so much. =)

  25. GirlwiththeBraids says:

    I just finished the fourth and final Book of Ember, The Diamond of Darkhold, which was “fabulistic”! Now I am reading Deep Down Popular, by Phoebe Stone (which is also very awesome, might I add).

  26. Victoria says:

    Ohh, I fancy reading those, especially poseur :-D
    The last book I read was American Beauty by Zoey Dean, which I completely LOVED. As per usual, fab series. And I’m just starting Starlet by Randi Reisfeld. :)
    x

  27. JoeKinski says:

    I just finished up James Eastwood’s The Chinese Visitor … a mid-60s spy novel starring Anna Zordan, Secret Agent (as she is referred to on the cover). Not exactly a female James Bond, it has a sly sense of the absurd layered on top, but definitely sex death and communists from the 60s… and only 10cents from the local library sale box….!

  28. The last book I finished was Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. Right now I’m on Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard and Twisted Sisters by Stephanie Hale.

  29. Bella says:

    I just finished reading Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott, which was fabulous. I’m kind of crazy about the guy in the story- he sounds amazing.

  30. diana says:

    last night i stayed up late to finish poison study (maria v snyder) which was amazing. it was about of food taster…

  31. Lis says:

    ooh i would love to win those books i have not read them, sadly :(, but would definitely love to!! the last book i read was the sweet far thing by libba bray :D lovely series :D

  32. Mariah says:

    The last book I read was Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford, it was a really good book! Those clutches are adorable too by the way.
    -Mariah
    penguinqueen(at)hotmail(dot)com

  33. Chelsie says:

    The last book I read: Undone by Brooke Taylor. It was SOOO good, and I’m still thinking about it, even though I finished on Tuesday…

  34. i believe it was…The Enchanted Riddle by Charlotte Kandel (i had to look that up, i didnt remember!)

  35. Regina says:

    I’m not sure if I had entered this yet. XD I’m kinda absent minded. The last book I read is Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott. :) It’s a great book! I was so hooked onto it and I read it while eating my lunch. Now my book smells like my lunch. HAHAHA!
    I’d love to win one of the books above. =P

  36. Lauren says:

    I LOVE those clutches they are so adorable. I hope you find out the designer because I would love to see other items by him/her.
    The last book I finished was Last Christmas by Kate Brain. It was liking getting an early Christmas present.

  37. The last book I read (well finished reading) was Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra :) (it’s really great)
    and I can’t go to it but I did know you had the reading on Tuesday because I saw it on the sidebar & remembered it because it’s on my birthday
    -Lucile

  38. Grace says:

    The last book I’ve read was an ARC called The Hunger Games. I loved it!!

  39. Shalonda says:

    I just finished reading Living Dead Girl. It is amazing, but so sad.

  40. Dominique says:

    I’m almost done with Forever Changes, which is about a girl who has cystic fibrosis but is a math genius. The contemplation of infinity can get quite interesting as I’ve learned from this book!
    Those clutches are so cute!! Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway! thanks! =D
    (I already have a copy of Frenemies, so could you please just consider me for Poseur? (& a clutch, please!) thanks!!)

  41. AMY WARD says:

    I JUST FINISHED READING MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC BY GABRIELLE ZEVIN. I HAD BEEN WANTING TO READ IT FOREVER AND FINALLY GOT THE CHANCE. IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I LOVE THOSE BAGS!!! HOPE I WIN ONE!! :)
    AMY

  42. Nisha says:

    The last book i read was Breaking Dawn, it soooooooooo goood!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for it to come out!!! it such a goood book!! the suspense are like gonna get u off ur chair!! to all who haven’t read the book, READ IT!! such a good book!!!
    THE BAGS ARE SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

  43. Nisha says:

    The last book i read was Breaking Dawn, it soooooooooo goood!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for it to come out!!! it such a goood book!! the suspense are like gonna get u off ur chair!! to all who haven’t read the book, READ IT!! such a good book!!!
    THE BAGS ARE SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

  44. Emily says:

    I always have multiple books going and have just recently finished Thirteen Reasons Why, A Vintage Murder, and Fancy White Trash. (I had one at home, one at work, and one in the car–but the one in the car I had already read the print version months ago.)
    All three were great. Thirteen Reasons is heartbreaking and intriguing, Fancy White Trash is funny and soo relate-able in many ways, and Vintage Murder is just a good ol’ murder mystery, with great recipes!

  45. Marissa says:

    The last book i read was “Bright Shiny Morning” by James Frey
    It was an interesting and weird book, but not very entertaining, and I thought it could have been planned out better. It reminded me of the movie Crash, but not as good.

  46. The last book I read on my own is well who knows. Too much homework lol. The last book I did read fully is the best. Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte. I love this book. It is annoying and boring at first but there is so much intensity and iconography throughout it. I love the twist with the crazy wife. The semi-happy end Jane gets. Everybody should read this once…or twice maybe more. It’s great

  47. Anna R. Haze says:

    Those two clutches are adorable- my last book was Elizabeth’s Scotts’ “Living Dead Girl.”
    I wrote her a letter that became a review.
    Hi Elizabeth:
    Your book came today.
    Thank you.
    I read it today.
    I cried.
    I remembered.
    I remembered my time of horror
    and how I didn’t tell
    and how a policewoman
    and an intern at the hospital saw me-
    saw what I was
    and what I was going thru
    and saved me.
    I was not abducted.
    I was a prisoner of my mother’s perversity.
    I couldn’t tell- I could only behave.
    If I told she was going to kill my sister,
    my dad and little brother
    and sell me to bad men.
    I was just wanting her love.
    About a month ago my Best friend Wendy Toliver encouraged me to write my story. I didn’t know how and I was afraid. I see now how I don’t have to be graphic – the reader understands the sex parts.
    My writing will help me remember the things I need to forget.
    I show my pages to my shrinkette and she knows more of me that way. I am going to ask her to read this book.
    I don’t think anyone could comprehend the brilliance of your writing.
    You captured my thoughts during the horror time.
    All of them.
    I want to be normal.
    I want to be the virgin I am in my mind.
    I don’t want them to talk about me or feel sorry for me. I just want to be normal.
    I wasn’t sure what I was going to write to you but I had to say something.
    Thank you for sending me your book. I could never have imagined you knew so many of my thoughts. Or that my thoughts were so much like Kyla’s as she became Alice.
    On a second reading of this letter I see it is a review of your book

  48. Stephanie Wade says:

    I’m in the process of reading “We Thought You Would Be Prettier” by Laurie Notaro. I don’t have the money to buy it, but the bookstore in my university has one copy and several very comfy chairs so whenever I have time to kill, I go and read it. Notaro is such a funny writer–her through processes are hilarious– and from what I understand, everything that happened in the book really happened to her. I’m enjoying it for sure! :)

  49. Stephanie Wade says:

    I’m in the process of reading “We Thought You Would Be Prettier” by Laurie Notaro. I don’t have the money to buy it, but the bookstore in my university has one copy and several very comfy chairs so whenever I have time to kill, I go and read it. Notaro is such a funny writer–her thought processes are hilarious– and from what I understand, everything that happened in the book really happened to her. I’m enjoying it for sure! :)

  50. Amber G says:

    The last book I read was also How to Ditch Your Fairy, which was a bit juvenile for my taste, but cute for the preteen crowd. It teaches some good lessons, but the characters are a little one-dimensional.

  51. Stephanie {theDizzy} says:

    The last book I read was Howl’s moving castle which was made into an anime movie that I love. The book was great! Now I’m reading Airhead which I was surprised by!
    ;}

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

diflucan treats | loans for construction | phenergan with codeine canada | secret cash fast