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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Best of 2012 Blog Hop and Giveaway

Best of 2012 blog hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer from the 27th to the 31st. 

As with all the blog hops I participate in, please feel free to jump to the other blogs to check out their prizes :)

For my prize, I am giving away a collection of bookmarks that I have received from some really awesome authors as well as some fun bookmarks that I have collected over time. Hopefully these bookmarks will happily keep your place in your favorite books of the coming year of 2013 :)

Here is a short list of the best books I read this year :)

Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons (Picture Book)

Tankborn by Karen Sandler (Young Adult)

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Young Adult)

Dark Life by Kat Falls (Middle Grade)

The Inventions of Cabret by Brian Selznik (Middle Grade)

Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons (Picture Book)

Allah to Z by Sam'n Iqbal (Picture Book)

The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler (Adult)

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Unknown said...

the night circus was a good one


Jillyn said...

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Across the Nightingale Floor although it wasn`t relesed in 2012.

Diannosaurreads said...

My Life Next Door

crystaley73 said...

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Tara P said...

Sins of the Fallen by Daniele Lanzarotta

Lilian said...

I loved Ready Player One by Ernest Cline!

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Unknown said...

I read a lot of good books in 2012 so it’s hard to pick just one, but I think the one that stands out the most is,” The Crimson League (The Herezoth Trilogy)”, by Victoria Grefer . I wasn’t expecting it to be nearly as good as it was but when I read it, I was so surprised as it turned out to be completely brilliant as she brought an entire world to life. I loved it.

aurora M. said...


Sayomay said...

Black City by Elizabeth Richards!

Unknown said...

My faves of 2012 were Cast In Peril by Michelle Sagara, Trapped by Kevin Hearne & Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane.

Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

DoingDewey said...

I particularly enjoyed reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons :)

wwe11 said...

My fav book was shattered souls

Susan Audrey said...

The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig - awesome book, I highly recommend!

georgiabloom at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I think Grave Mercy might be my favorite of the year. It was amazing!

Unknown said...

a lion among men by gregory maguire

Tiffany Sill said...

One of my favorites was The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Kelly said...

My favorite book that I read in 2012 is definitely Anna and the French Kiss! :D

CBarton said...

I read a new release by CM Stunich - Tasting Never - Awesome book!!
So, right now, that's my pick. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

The Immortal Rules was my fav 2012 read

Katie Amanda said...

My favorite was The Immortal Rules. Thanks!

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