Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

Memories modified to fit in with someone else's.  Living on an island with other kids who know not what is their past and what is someone else's.  What is reality and what is fake?

When kids awake on an island, they're told there was an accident.  They are told they will be able to go home, but before they can do that they must journey into Foreverland, an alternate reality that they are told will heal their minds.  Lost in this alternate reality is a girl, a girl Reed dreams of, a girl who visits Danny.  Reed doesn't remember her name or much about her, but he feels she is important to him.  Together, Danny and the girl discover what's really going on.

I think the idea for Foreverland, the place and the book, is interesting and that's what compelled me to want to read.  Bertauski created an exciting world for these "lost" boys.  Danny's role was entertaining.  He was new and he was able to infiltrate the system that Foreverland ran on.  Also interesting was the girl Danny met.  The boys and girls are separated.  Only boys on the island so when they enter Foreverland they don't exactly know where the girls come from.  This girl wanted Danny.  He was her means to get to someone else.  Where did she come from?  Why was she there?  Why was she after Danny?

I never felt connected to the characters.  There seemed to be a sort of distance between them and me, the reader.  Because of that, I didn't have that care for the characters that I felt might have been necessary to really enjoy the story.  Two of the characters, Zin and Reed, are supposed to be total opposites, one goes into Foreverland with too much zeal and the other never goes in, but it was hard keeping them separate.  They were too much alike than they should have been.

Intermingled in the story were news articles.  I won't spoil and tell why they are there, but they were distracting.  They took away from the story rather than help it.  I understand their purpose, but until the reader knows this they just get in the way.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.  I read it at the request of the author.  All thoughts and opinions are mine and I was not compensated for this review in any way.  I read it as an e-book on the Kindle app on my laptop.




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can playing along!  Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!  You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
   Becky squared her shoulders and brushed past him, not wanting to see his inevitable look of condemnation.  But maybe he'd think she'd been married.
P. 33 Patchwork Dreams by Laura V. Hinton

Last week I was sick with a cold and a fever so my post wasn't as exciting. I hope this one is!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Video: Swimming Eagle

Received this in my email today and thought I'd share it with y'all:


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Thursday night/Friday morning I sat in the local theater and viewed the midnight premiere of one of the most anticipated films of the year, The Hunger Games.  I didn't know more than a week ago that I would be attending the midnight premiere.  My friends that all love the books have jobs where they can't go out at midnight on a work night.  My sister came up to me one day last week and said "We're going.  Get your ticket."

So, there I was Thursday night waiting for the movie to begin.  I was excited.  I love the series.  I was nervous. I was afraid the movie might not live up to the book and our expectations.  That happens a lot.

What did I have to be nervous about?  The movie was great.  A few things were changed, but the story, the inside and the outside, was the same.  It was right.

I think Jennifer Lawrence was perfectly cast as Katniss Everdeen.  She's beautiful in this plain way, which I absolutely adore.  Looking back on the movie, I keep thinking about how, with her archer's bow, she looked so much like Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia played by Anna Popplewell (with much smaller lips).

I do remember in the middle of the movie this is something I could watch again and again and again.  That's the mark of a good movie.  You want to watch it again.

Ten Things I Liked About the Movie (some spoilers if you haven't seen it)
1. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
2. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
3. Woody Harrelson as Haymitch.  I was pleasantly surprised by his performance.  It felt shaky in the beginning, but he really fit the role.  He stereotypically plays characters like Haymitch so it's not a stretch to put him in this role.
4. Having the announcer, Caesar Flickerman, along with others, describe events in the games.  In the book we get inside Katniss's head, but the movie doesn't have that luxury.  So Caesar Flickerman as commentator of the games for the viewing audience was able to explain things to the real audience.  One cannot just assume everyone has read the book and knows what's going on.
5. Amandla Stenberg as Rue
6. Not showing Cato's gruesome face when attacked by the muttations as described in the book.  I was so not looking forward to that and fortunately, it was not in the movie!  The attack was, but not the gruesomeness of his face.
7. The sets.  They did an awesome job with this.  The District really felt cold and lonely.  The Capitol felt rich, but lonely.  The furniture in Katniss's room in the Capitol was amazing.  I loved the green chairs.
8. Costumes.  This movie better be nominated for an Oscar in Costumes.  It's a tragedy if it's not.
9.  Seeing behind the scenes of the games, seeing them control what is going on.  I love how advanced their technology is and how they control every aspect of what is going in the arena.
10. Katniss and Rue.  They were great together.  I wish Rue had more time so we could see more interaction between Katniss and Rue.  From the minute the two partner up to Rue's funeral is beautiful.  I could feel the sisterly bond that formed between them, though I've always felt it was just Rue taking Prim's place because Prim wasn't there and Katniss wasn't sure she'd ever see her real sister again.

Five Things I Didn't Like in the Movie
1. Not enough emphasis on the "romance" between Peeta and Katniss.  It was there.  It has to be there.  The story doesn't make sense without it.  It wasn't focused on enough, so I don't think the non-book reading audience is going to see how important it is in keeping Katniss alive.
2. Seeing Haymitch and Crane discussing something they want to happen in the movie.  It felt like a cheat.  It's something we're not really supposed to know until book/movie 3 and we're already getting hints about movie 1.
3. Caesar Flickerman's lips were not blue!  Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the book his lips were dyed whatever color he was wearing.  He was wearing blue.  He had blue hair.  But, he had no blue lips.  I was a little disappointed in that.
4.  Haymitch does not fall off the stage!  No!  He wasn't even present at the lottery.  I wanted him to see him fall off the stage.  They really needed to play up his alcoholism, but his whole character is really downplayed in the movie.
5. I didn't feel the same connection between Katniss and Gale in the movie that I did in the book.  Maybe it's me expecting more than what's there, but I didn't feel it.

Forget the things I didn't like.  They're minute.  They don't matter.  The movie was great.  It portrayed what it was supposed to from the books. I'm really excited for Catching Fire.  Can't wait.


Giveaways

A day late and a dollar short. Here they are today.

  I am no longer updating the Giveaways.  It took too much of my time that I need to devote to other things, like my writing.  When the last giveaway is over I will be deleting this page.



Monthly:
Reader Views
Prime Crime 
Myshelf 
Sherryl Woods
Stella Cameron 
NAL Authors 
Madeline H>unter 
Marie Bostwick 
Nicole Jordan 
Ann Roth 
Carly Phillips 
Catherine Anderson 

The Secret Writer
Kindle and Me

Weekly:
Booktrib.com
Free Book Friday
Show Me the Money Mondays hosted by Lori's Reading Corner

Ongoing:
Family Fiction
Goodreads.com's First Reads
Christianbook.com

March:



Tears of Min Brock by J.E. Lowder hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
Promises by Wendi Sotis hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 25
Happy March Giveaway hosted by The Book Life Mar. 25
Opression by Jessica Therrien hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak by Mark Saunders hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
International Book Giveaway hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea Mar. 30
2012 Library Giveaway hosted by Squeaky Clean Reads Mar. 31
250+ Followers Giveaway hosted by Hardcover Feedback Mar. 31
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31
AWitch in Winter by Ruth Warburton hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31

April:
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 1
Emily's Birthday Giveaway hosted by Falling for YA Apr. 1
1000 Follower Giveaway hosted by Chapter by Chapter Apr. 6
Never Enough by Denise Jaden hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 17
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa hosted by YA Bookie Monster Apr. 20




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can playing along!  Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!  You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
   Root shimmered back into the visible spectrum. He was, if possible, even angrier than before.
P. 65 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Giveaways

I am no longer updating the Giveaways.  It took too much of my time that I need to devote to other things, like my writing.  When the last giveaway is over I will be deleting this page.



Monthly:
Reader Views
Prime Crime 
Myshelf 
Sherryl Woods
Stella Cameron 
NAL Authors 
Madeline H>unter 
Marie Bostwick 
Nicole Jordan 
Ann Roth 
Carly Phillips 
Catherine Anderson 

The Secret Writer
Kindle and Me

Weekly:
Booktrib.com
Free Book Friday
Show Me the Money Mondays hosted by Lori's Reading Corner

Ongoing:
Family Fiction
Goodreads.com's First Reads
Christianbook.com

March:

Katana by Cole Gibsen hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
Trafficked by Kim Purcell hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
100 Followers Giveaway hosted by Nawanda Files Mar. 16
The Summer of Hammers and Angels by Shannon Wiersbitzky hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic Mar. 16
The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin Barber hosted by Krazy Book Lady Mar. 16
The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin hosted by Unabridged Chick Mar. 16
The Weeping by O'dell Hutchinson hosted by Xpresso Reads Mar. 16
Finding Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 17
Best Friend Thief by Laurel-Ann Dooley hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 17
Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert hosted by Love of Books Mar. 17
The Key by Pauline Baird Jones hosted by Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf Mar. 17
Set in Stone by Beth Balmanno hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Deadly Delirium by Alyssa Liljequist hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Ebooks by Heather Beck hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Over the Moon by Diane Daniels hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Forever Romance Blog Tour hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 18
Mrs. Tuesday's Departure by Suzanne Anderson hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 19
The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D. hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
Road Rise Up To Meet You by Peter Troy hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
Before the World Intruded by Michele Rosenthal hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
The Secret Life of Copernicus Stringfellow by Lorin Barber hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 20
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay hosted by The Busy Bibliophile Mar. 21
Black City by Elizabeth Richards hosted by Xpresso Reads Mar. 21
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti hosted by I Am a REader Not a Writer Mar. 21
Masters of the Veil by Daniel Cohen hosted by Passages of the Pen Mar. 22
Lone Wolf by Jodi Piccoult hosted by Colloquium Mar. 22
My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 22
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins hosted by Confessions of a Twenty Something Fiction Writer Mar. 23
The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins hosted by Unabridged Chick Mar. 23
The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey by Rebecca Hamilton hosted by Chapter by Chapter Mar. 23
Tears of Min Brock by J.E. Lowder hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
Promises by Wendi Sotis hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 25
Happy March Giveaway hosted by The Book Life Mar. 25
Opression by Jessica Therrien hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak by Mark Saunders hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
International Book Giveaway hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea Mar. 30
2012 Library Giveaway hosted by Squeaky Clean Reads Mar. 31
250+ Followers Giveaway hosted by Hardcover Feedback Mar. 31
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31
AWitch in Winter by Ruth Warburton hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31

April:
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 1
Emily's Birthday Giveaway hosted by Falling for YA Apr. 1
1000 Follower Giveaway hosted by Chapter by Chapter Apr. 6
Never Enough by Denise Jaden hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 17
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa hosted by YA Bookie Monster Apr. 20






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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book Review: Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley

Complete and utter chick lit.

I'm not a big reader of chick lit, but I do enjoy it every now and then and I did enjoy this book.  It was very predictable, but it also contained a few surprises here and there.

Set in modern day England, Carrie Brownhill is a local theater actress engaged to her longtime boyfriend Huw.  Unfortunately, Huw has other ideas. To get Carrie's mind off her breakup and the despicable thing Huw does, her best friend, Rowena, plans a road trip in her sort-of boyfriend's VW camper van named Dolly.  At the last minute Rowena has to back out and invites another man, a good friend of Huw's, to take her place.

This story is about how Carrie handles the breakup of her engagement and deals with traveling with one of his good friends.  It's a cute story involving friendship, relationship, betrayal, and fun.  It's a road trip adventure.

It contains a few cuss words, but they are few and far between.  It's not a dirty romance.  There is talk of sex and only one time is it really mentioned, but I sort of glanced over it, so I don't know how detailed it got.  In this aspect, it wasn't bad.

This book has also been published under the title It Should Have Been Me.  I won it in a giveaway and read it for pleasure.  I rated it 3/5 stars.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can playing along!  Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!  You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
     Molly basked in the glow of the teacher's praise.  She let the story play in her mind, and when the conference was over and they left the classroom, she grinned at her husband.
P. 3 Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

Friday, March 9, 2012

Giveaways


I am no longer updating the Giveaways.  It took too much of my time that I need to devote to other things, like my writing.  I will still post this weekly on Fridays until the last giveaway posted is over.


Giveaway Hops:
Feeling Lucky Giveaway Hop hosted by I Smell Sheep and Fictional Candy Mar. 7-13
Lunar Love Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer and Bookworm Lisa Mar 8-13

Monthly:
Reader Views
Prime Crime 
Myshelf 
Sherryl Woods
Stella Cameron 
NAL Authors 
Madeline H>unter 
Marie Bostwick 
Nicole Jordan 
Ann Roth 
Carly Phillips 
Catherine Anderson 

The Secret Writer
Kindle and Me

Weekly:
Booktrib.com
Free Book Friday
Show Me the Money Mondays hosted by Lori's Reading Corner

Ongoing:
Family Fiction
Goodreads.com's First Reads
Christianbook.com

March:

Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupula hosted by The Busy Bibliophile Mar. 8
Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rossyln Elliot hosted by Life Happens With Kids Mar. 8
File M For Murder by Miranda James hosted by Lori's Reading Corner Mar. 8
Juniper Crescent by Tony Graff hosted by One a Day Y.A. Mar. 8
Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett hosted by I'm Loving Books Mar. 8
Legions by Karice Bolton hosted by Nightly Reading Mar. 8
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist hosted by Word Spelunking Mar. 8
Dinner with Lisa by R.L. Prendergrast hosted by Darlene's Book Nook Mar. 8
The Gathering Storm (The Katarina Trilogy Vol. 1) by Robin Bridges hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 9 
The Unwilling Bride by Candy Ann Little hosted by Hardcover Feedback Mar. 9
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood hosted by Nawanda Files Mar. 9
Blood Orchids by Toby Neal hosted by Lori's Reading Corner Mar. 9
Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham hosted by Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf Mar. 9
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot hosted by Passages to the Past Mar. 9
Illuminate by Aimee Argresti hosted by Making the Grade Mar. 9
The Savior of Turk by Ron D. Smith hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Blood Legacy by Marianne Morea hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Dragon Soul (Dragons in the Mist #1) by B.J.Whittington hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
A Dead Red Heart by R.P. Dahlke hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Promising Light (The Protectors #1) by Emily Ann Ward hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
An Unlikely Arrangement by Patty Wiseman hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Snow Escape by Roberta Goodman hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi hosted by Literary Rambles Mar. 10
1000 Follower Giveaway hosted by Rabid Reads Mar. 10
Town in a Wild Moose Chase by B.B. Haywood hosted by Lori's Reading Corner Mar. 10
Being Human by Patricia Lynne hosted by Chapter by Chapter Mar. 10
Trafficked by Kim Purcell hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic Mar. 10
Hunk by Alex Harris hosted by Book Briefs Mar. 10
The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig hosted by The Calico Critic Mar. 10
On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane hosted by Rex Robot Reviews Mar. 10
The Savior of Turk by Ron D. Smith hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Dragon Soul by B.J. Whittington hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews Mar. 10
Angela's Secret by Lisa Rogers hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 11
The Muse to Edouard Manet (The Time Chronicles of Emily Porterfield #1) by M. Clifford hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 11
Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke hosted by Blkosiner's Book Blog Mar. 11
Midnight Child by Bryna Butler hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 11
Millidgeville Misfits by T.L. Gray hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 11
Delicacy by David Foenkinos hosted by Colloquium Mar. 11
A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis hosted by Stuck in YA Books Mar. 11
Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo hosted by Luxury Reading Mar. 11
Kiss of the Vampire by Cynthia Garner hosted by Reviews By Molly Mar. 11
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig hosted by The Calico Critic Mar. 11
My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 12
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic Mar. 12
Pure by Julianna Baggott hosted by Reading Teen Mar. 12
The Savage Grace by Bree Despain hosted by Reading Teen Mar. 12
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton hosted by Rainy of the Dark Mar. 12
Walter's Muse by Jean Davies Okimoto hosted by Colloquium Mar. 12
Opression by Jessica Therrien hosted by Claire Reads Mar. 12
1st Blogoversary Giveaway hosted by The Word Fiend March. 13
Old Haunts by E.J. Copperman hosted by Lori's Reading Corner
A Breath of Eyre by Eva Marie Mont hosted by Safari Poet Mar. 14
Allegiance by Cayla Kluver hosted by A Cupcake and a Latte Mar. 14
Silver Knight by Caron Rider hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 15
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames hosted by Lori's Reading Corner Mar. 15
Katana by Cole Gibsen hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
Trafficked by Kim Purcell hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
100 Followers Giveaway hosted by Nawanda Files Mar. 16
The Summer of Hammers and Angels by Shannon Wiersbitzky hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 16
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic Mar. 16
The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin Barber hosted by Krazy Book Lady Mar. 16
The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin hosted by Unabridged Chick Mar. 16
The Weeping by O'dell Hutchinson hosted by Xpresso Reads Mar. 16
Finding Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 17
Best Friend Thief by Laurel-Ann Dooley hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 17
Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert hosted by Love of Books Mar. 17
The Key by Pauline Baird Jones hosted by Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf Mar. 17
Set in Stone by Beth Balmanno hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Deadly Delirium by Alyssa Liljequist hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Ebooks by Heather Beck hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Over the Moon by Diane Daniels hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 18
Forever Romance Blog Tour hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 18
Mrs. Tuesday's Departure by Suzanne Anderson hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 19
The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D. hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
Road Rise Up To Meet You by Peter Troy hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
Before the World Intruded by Michele Rosenthal hosted by Bookhounds Mar. 19
The Secret Life of Copernicus Stringfellow by Lorin Barber hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 20
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay hosted by The Busy Bibliophile Mar. 21
Black City by Elizabeth Richards hosted by Xpresso Reads Mar. 21
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti hosted by I Am a REader Not a Writer Mar. 21
Masters of the Veil by Daniel Cohen hosted by Passages of the Pen Mar. 22
Lone Wolf by Jodi Piccoult hosted by Colloquium Mar. 22
My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 22
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins hosted by Confessions of a Twenty Something Fiction Writer Mar. 23
The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins hosted by Unabridged Chick Mar. 23
The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey by Rebecca Hamilton hosted by Chapter by Chapter Mar. 23
Tears of Min Brock by J.E. Lowder hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
Promises by Wendi Sotis hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 24
A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 25
Happy March Giveaway hosted by The Book Life Mar. 25
Opression by Jessica Therrien hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak by Mark Saunders hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Mar. 26
International Book Giveaway hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea Mar. 30
2012 Library Giveaway hosted by Squeaky Clean Reads Mar. 31
250+ Followers Giveaway hosted by Hardcover Feedback Mar. 31
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31
AWitch in Winter by Ruth Warburton hosted by Pen to Paper Mar. 31

April:
Talisman of El by Alecia Stone hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 1
Emily's Birthday Giveaway hosted by Falling for YA Apr. 1
1000 Follower Giveaway hosted by Chapter by Chapter Apr. 6
Never Enough by Denise Jaden hosted by I Am a Reader Not a Writer Apr. 17
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa hosted by YA Bookie Monster Apr. 20


new since last update
 a week old

If you find the date or anything else for your giveaway wrong please let me know.  I try my best to make sure everything is accurate.