Book Review + Giveaway | Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk

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Hi friends! You may remember this Instagram post back in August announcing my exciting news, and I’m sad to say that my internship at HarperCollins Canada is coming to an end. However, this post is supposed to be a happy and exciting one. Early into my internship, Kaitlyn from The Savvy Reader left a copy of Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk on my desk for me to read. After loving it, she asked me if I wanted to host a giveaway on my blog! You know I love sharing my favourite books with you, so keep reading to the end to enter!

I read Always the Bridesmaid when I was in the middle of a reading slump, and I have to say: this humourous book is perfect for busting slumps! It centers around Maddie, whose two best friends are in two different stages of life: Lauren is recently engaged and planning her wedding, while Sarah’s marriage is not going so well. Where does that leave Maddie? Smack dab in the middle. Lauren becomes a bit of a “Bridezilla” and Sarah turns to Maddie to vent about her relationship troubles. Oh, on top of all this, Maddie also has to juggle her work life and her love life…

It took me no time at all to fly through the book as it was just so enjoyable to read. Every chapter starts with an entry from Maddie’s bridesmaid book (from Lauren, of course) and Maddie is hilariously honest in each entry. Maddie is the perfect narrator because she tells her readers exactly what’s on her mind. She also gets into some pretty funny situations, and I have to admit that I laughed louder on the subway than I intended to when I was reading about “penguins vs. pandas.” I think most people can relate to the things the characters go through in this book, whether it be an exhausting bride-to-be, a friend going through boy troubles, having your own boy troubles, and struggling to move up at work. That Kelk is able to bring comedy into these everyday situations brings a certain kind of relief to them, and it’s refreshing to be able to see these events as funny instead of complicated and difficult.

So, whether you’re looking to get over a reading slump, want to read something that is full of drama and will make you laugh out loud, or relate to not ever wanting to be a bridesmaid again, this book is the perfect pick. It would also make the perfect gift for the girlfriends and fans of rom-coms on your shopping list!

Now, on to the giveaway! The generous HarperCollins Canada has given me 5 copies to give away. Click on the link below to enter!

**CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY**

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary.
2. Open to residents of Canada only. (Sorry!)
3. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again (unless I can tell by their other accounts that they will actually read the book). I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
4. Have fun and good luck!

Have you ever been a bridesmaid? What’s your favourite best friend story?

Book Review + Giveaway | Spinster by Kate Bolick

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[I received a copy of this book from its Canadian publisher Random House Canada. This does not affect my opinion of the book.]

When you think of the word “spinster,” what comes to mind? In modern language, “spinster” often conjures images of sad women who live alone with perhaps one or more cats. Generally, “spinster” evokes the thought that these women have been unable to find partners. But what about those who willingly choose to be alone? Why is “spinster” associated with “failure?” Why are single men allowed to be called “bachelors.” while single women are labeled “cat ladies?” In Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Kate Bolick attempts to reclaim the term, spinning it into an empowering expression that celebrates female independence and self-reliance.

The book is divided into 10 chapters, in which Bolick shares her personal experience with having the “spinster wish” to be alone and self-sufficient. She also shares her research on her five “awakeners,” Neith Boyce, Maeve Brennan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edith Wharton, who proved to her that women can dare to make a life of their own.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As someone who is currently in a relationship, I went into the book a little nervous that Bolick would be pro-singledom and anti-coupledom. Luckily, that couldn’t have been farther than the truth. Bolick is not arguing for one relationship status or the other; what she really wants is to move past the idea that women are meant to be wives or nothing, and help society realize that women can fully rely on themselves, whether they’re in a relationship or not. It’s an encouraging yet realistic text, written from a place of personal experience and research. Bolick doesn’t claim that being a spinster is always easy, but she does make it clear how rewarding it can be.

Bolick’s five “awakeners” are all female writers, spanning mulitple generations. As such, this book does contain quite a bit of literary biography, which greatly appealed to me as a self-proclaimed literature nerd. This is a non-fiction book that reads like a story, making it perfect for a new-to-nonfiction reader like myself.

Whether you’re coupled or single, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own is an enlightening read that hopes to take the power back from the patriarchy and urge women to pursue their dreams and passions, whether that means being married or not. There are options for women outside of marriage, and Spinster works to remind us all of that while being respectful of everyone’s choices.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to meet Kate Bolick in Toronto and, thanks to Random House Canada, I have a signed copy of this thought-provoking book to give away to one Canadian reader!

**CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY**

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary.
2. Open to residents of Canada only.
3. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again (unless I can tell by their other accounts that they will actually read the book). I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
4. Have fun and good luck!

Have you read Spinster? What does the term “spinster” mean to you? Would you consider yourself a “spinster sister?”

Book Review + Giveaway (Closed) | We Are All Made Of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

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[I received a copy of this book from its Canadian publisher Random House Canada/Tundra Books. This does not affect my opinion on the book.]

Susin Nielsen was one of my favourite discoveries of 2014, hands down. You may remember the weekend where I binge-read her entire backlist or this post where I got excited about the launch of We Are All Made of Molecules all over again. Or this post, where I proudly called Nielsen’s characters my old friends that could help get me out of a winter funk. I’m honestly sorry (not sorry) if you’re tired of hearing me swoon about this amazing Vancouver-based author. (Semi-unrelated fun fact: Nielsen wrote 16 episodes for Degrassi Junior High – amazing!)

Anyway, what you can expect to take out of this review is that I absolutely loved We Are All Made of Molecules. Here’s why:

It’s hilarious.

We Are All Made of Molecules is narrated by two characters: Stewart, 13, and Ashley, 14. At the beginning of the book, we find out that Stewart’s dad, who is a widower, and Ashley’s mom, who has separated from Ashley’s dad, have fallen in love, and have decided to move in together, creating a “so-called blended family”. The problem is that Stewart, who has always wanted a sister and is enthusiastic about the move, is a little socially clueless, and cannot fathom why his “It Girl” step-sister Ashley keeps ignoring him. Cue hilarity:

“I have only met Ashley a few times. She is very pretty, but I think she is also possibly hard of hearing, because when I try to talk to her, she either walks away or turns up the volume on the TV really loud.” (p5)

It deals with realistic issues.

Beyond trying to forge a civil relationship with Ashley, Stewart has to deal with various issues throughout the book. The death of his mom has obviously and understandably affected him, as has his father’s new relationship. At school, he is a social outcast of sorts who has difficulties blending in and standing up for himself. Ashley is coping with the separation of her parents, and is having a hard time coming to terms with the reason of their divorce. On top of that, they both have to navigate the ever-looming “social ladder” situation at school, which gives Nielsen a lot to work with in terms of creating a satisfying story with problems to overcome.

It brings back characters from previous Susin Nielsen books.

Cosmo and Amanda from Word Nerd! Phoebe from Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom! I adore Nielsen’s characters so it’s always such a pleasure to see them again in her new books.

It will warm your heart.

One of the reasons why I admire Nielsen so much is because she’s able to construct realistic character arcs with stakes that will make you feel emotionally invested and interested. This was no different in Molecules, and by the end of the novel my heart felt 3 times bigger.

We Are All Made of Molecules was honestly one of my favourite books from last year. I’m confident that readers will be able to identify at least in one way or another with them, and I hope that young readers will be able to take the lessons they learn to heart. (It’s important to note that this is not an off-putting didactic text, though.) Because I loved the book so much, I’m beyond thrilled that the generous Random House Canada and Tundra Books gave me a signed copy to give away, along with a We Are All Made of Molecules t-shirt!

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**CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY**

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary.
2. Open to residents of Canada only.
3. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again (unless I can tell by their other accounts that they will actually read the book). I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
4. Have fun and good luck!

Are you a fan of Susin Nielsen?

Book Review + Giveaway | If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

For Will Cardiel, the Outside is uncharted territory. He’s been living with his agoraphobic mother Diane inside their house in Thunder Bay, Ontario for most of his life, opening the door only for deliverymen to collect cheques and drop off groceries and items they order online. Will has always seen himself as his mother’s protector from what he calls “Black Lagoon,” and he spends his days Inside drawing masterpieces and keeping his mother company. Inside was all he ever needed – until a loud bang from Outside piques his curiosity and lures him out of the safety of his home. What follows is a story ripe with adventure, bravery, and most of all, love.

I was lucky enough to be invited to Michael Christie’s book launch here in Toronto at the independent bookstore Type Books (creators of this amazing video, by the by) this week. I was extremely excited to attend the event because I absolutely adored the novel and wanted to learn more about the writing process from the author himself. I was able to chat briefly with Christie at the event where he told me that it took him four years to write the book, during which he read over 40 memoirs so he could feel confident in writing about a character with agoraphobia. His dedication to his research really shines through in If I Fall, If I Die, as Diane is an extremely complex yet utterly believable character at the same time. I loved that the “Relaxation Time” chapters gave Diane a voice in between chapters told from Will’s point of view, as it can be argued that her progress throughout the book is just as momentous as his.

If I Fall If I Die Michael Christie Map of Thunder Bay

A map of If I Fall, If I Die’s Thunder Bay.

It always catches me off guard how packed 300 odd pages can be. Diane’s story could have easily been a novel on its own, but in If I Fall, If I Die, it is just one part of a larger story. Once Will takes his first steps and becomes acquainted with the Outside world, he (and the reader, along with him) is almost immediately swept up in the “criminal underbelly of city life,” teaming up with his new friend Jonah on a quest to find a missing boy. They navigate their way in and out of Thunder Bay, collecting clues and learning how to lift fingerprints. Will’s Outside world is both scary and comforting at the same time as he discovers that he is simultaneously stronger and more vulnerable than he ever knew he could be.

I was thoroughly impressed by how, on top of the boys’ adventuring and Diane’s mental illness, Christie managed to fill an action-packed book with meaning and things to think about. The book is not only a coming of age story, but also one about the complexities of the mother/son relationship and a stark commentary on the racial prejudices against First Nations peoples in Thunder Bay. But while there is a seriousness to the story, Christie effortlessly infuses humour and completely normal situations to this captivating tale. One of my favourite parts in the book were those where Will and Jonah were practicing on their skateboards; in those moments, the story becomes a universal one, and readers get a glimpse into a very organic relationship between boys and their boards. Knowing that Christie was a professional skateboarder made it even more special; I guess it’s true that passions stay with us forever.

Like most of my favourite books, If I Fall, If I Die has layers upon layers to be dissected, analyzed, and loved. It was a pleasure to read a book that was able to capture so many voices so accurately with such beautiful prose and emotion. This is a book you won’t want to miss in 2015.

Luckily, thanks to the always-generous Random House Canada, you can enter to win a copy of this wonderful book here on my blog!

**CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY**

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary.
2. Open to residents of Canada only.
3. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again.
I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
4. Have fun and good luck!

Have you read If I Fall, If I Die? Do you have a favourite CanLit book? (This one is in my top ten.)

Book + Pilot Review PLUS Signed Giveaway | The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

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I haven’t always been very clued in about new releases so when Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers came out in 2011, I was totally oblivious. Luckily for me, I was invited by Random House Canada to attend an advanced screening of HBO Canada’s show of the same name (premiering this Sunday the 29th – tomorrow!) this past week so I, being one of those people who prefer to read the book before its movie/show comes out, went and bought a copy of the book so I would be prepared for the screening. (Please note that my invitation to the event does not affect how I feel about the novel or show.)

The Leftovers starts with us learning that something terrible has happened. On October 14th, a Rapture-like event happened, wiping out millions of people all over the world. Where did everyone go? It was as if they had all vanished into thin air. But this wasn’t the Rapture – everyone was a victim, from non-believers to believers – so instead, the incident is referred to as the Sudden Departure. Everyone is grieving and confused in their own way and because there is no way for “the leftovers” to fully understand what happened, it’s taking a long time for the grief to subside. The book and the show is set in the city of Mapleton where we find a variety of characters trying to get on with their lives. In the center of the novel is the Garvey family and Nora Durst. Though no one in the Garvey household was taken away, the absence of their neighbours and friends are greatly felt. Each Garvey (Kevin, Laurie, and children Tom and Jill) is affected in a different way and their coping mechanisms are wildly different. In contrast, Nora Durst lost everyone during the Sudden Departure; her husband and children were among those who disappeared. Nora is understandably distressed, and she is haunted by the Sudden Departure every day. So how does a community move on when so many of its citizens are mourning?

This is a fundamental question posed in The Leftovers. We are introduced to quite a few characters and each of them has their own issues and ways of dealing with their losses. If I had to summarize this book in a sentence, I would say that it’s an exploration of grief and how we attempt to help each other when hard times arise.

As compelling as the characters and events are in the book, I kept feeling like I didn’t “get” it. It’s a fascinating story and plot in terms of sociology and psychology, but I wonder if the novel has anything to say. Is it that time heals all wounds (or at least makes them more bearable)? Is it to prove that sadness can lead us to do extreme things sometimes? The novel left me wanting a little bit more from the story. For this reason, I’m extremely excited that the novel has been adapted to a show – from what I’ve seen it’s going to be able to add a whole different layer to the story and I cannot wait to see how the show explores these themes. Plus, the book is full of dramatic, cinematic moments and I cannot wait to see them all unfold on screen.

The Leftovers trailer on Youtube courtesy of HBO

What I really enjoyed about the pilot episode was its ability to capture the essence of the book and evoke a solemn, desperate, and chaotic mood. It was also comedic at times, and this brings a lightness to an otherwise serious show. I truly believe that this show is going to breathe new life to the novel and add a secondary layer to the story. I’m hoping that the questions I had about the novel will be answered by watching the show and, honestly, after seeing the first episode I have very high hopes. Plus, I have not been disappointed by HBO yet; they always manage to produce high quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking shows. I think this will be no different. Looking for more reasons to watch the show? Reeder Reads has a brilliant article listing 10 reasons you should start watching HBO’s The Leftovers. PS. See if you can spot Tom Perrotta in the pilot – he has a brief cameo!

Now – the fun! I received a copy of The Leftovers to give away from the always generous Random House Canada and, because Tom Perrotta was at the advanced screening, the book I’m giving away is signed. So for those of you who would prefer to read the book before watching the show, here’s your chance!

 **CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY**

Have you read The Leftovers? What did you think? Will you be watching the show? I know I will and I would highly recommend it!

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary
2. Open to residents of Canada only
3. Please do not cheat on the tasks, I will be checking them once a winner has been chosen
4. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again. I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
5. Have fun and good luck!

Signed Book Giveaway | Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

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**Thank you to Random House Canada for providing me with a copy of Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey for this giveaway!**

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Elizabeth is Missing by now – it’s a brilliant novel written by debut author Emma Healey and is centered around Maud, an 82-year-old woman who believes her best friend Elizabeth is missing. There’s only one major problem: Maud is extremely forgetful due to her dementia. Click here to read my spoiler-free review of the book, and here to join the Elizabeth is Missing Blog Search!

I was lucky enough to be invited by the book’s publisher, Random House Canada, to have lunch with Emma Healey this afternoon. I was so excited that I was able to attend because, as you probably know, I absolutely loved the book. It was such a pleasure to hear her talk about her writing process and how she was able to tap into the mind of an 82-year-old.

Elizabeth is Missing took Emma five years to write, and the inspiration for the novel came from her grandmother, who briefly thought that her friend was missing. Emma told us that as an only child, she would sit quietly and listen to her adult family members talking among themselves during visits and she attributes those conversations to her ability to write more mature voices. She also mentioned that she found it challenging to write from the perspective of someone her age because, ultimately, comparisons would be made to her own life. By writing about 82-year-old Maud, no one would wonder if the story was linked to her personal life and past.

I found all of this to be so fascinating and it made me want to re-read the book again already! I was so happy to hear that Emma already has a loose idea for her next novel – I will definitely be looking out for that. For those of you who have read Elizabeth is Missing, did you like it? Why or why not? And for those who haven’t read it or have read it but don’t own it, here’s an opportunity for you to win a signed copy!

  **CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY**(Canada-only – sorry!)

Meeting Emma Healey author of Elizabeth is Missing One More Page Blog

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary
2. Open to residents of Canada only
3. Please do not cheat on the tasks, I will be checking them once a winner has been chosen
4. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again. I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
5. Have fun and good luck!

Giveaway + Book Review | Then and Always by Dani Atkins

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[I received this book for free from its publisher Penguin Canada. This does not affect my opinion of the book.]

Then and Always by Dani Atkins made me read-walk. What I mean by that is that it was so compelling that I had to keep reading it as I was walking home after the bus dropped me off at my stop. And this happened more than once.

The book is centered around accident-prone Rachel Wiltshire. When we are introduced to her, she’s meeting up with her friends for dinner to celebrate their high school graduation until something cuts their night short. Years later, she returns to her hometown where an accident changes her life forever. Suddenly, everything that she knows is wrong. Her life is drastically different from what she remembers. She has her dream job, is engaged to be married, and everyone in her family is alive and well. How did she get to this point? What happened to her old life? Is this new life really real?

Choosing to write this book in first-person was an excellent idea. It really adds to the feeling of confusion: what is happening? Who’s telling the truth; who isn’t? I love that we see and feel everything through Rachel’s perspective and, honestly, I don’t think it would have worked any other way. Then and Always has a bit of everything for everyone. Of course, there’s romance, but there’s also mystery and intrigue. The need to find out the truth about Rachel’s life really pushes the story forward and the novel is paced perfectly. As a character, Rachel is well-developed and you get to understand her motivations very well, even in her muddled state. Of course, there were times when I wanted to scream at her as she kept brushing off something that was extremely obvious and there were instances where I felt like her new life was just too perfect. But I’m happy to report that Atkins knows exactly what she’s doing, so I’m just going to tell you to trust her on this one and enjoy the ride.

Someone once told me that they didn’t like it when reviews prepare readers for twists because knowing about it spoils the fact that there is one. So I won’t tell you that. I will say that at some point in the book, everything is going to be tied up very satisfyingly (at least in my opinion) and everything will make sense. That’s really all you could want out of a book, right? I loved that this book challenged my expectations and I’m so happy that I read it all the way through (not that putting it down was an option – I just had to know what was happening!). It wasn’t exactly what I expected, and that made me love it so much more.

Verdict: A very solid read. Plays with memory and the chaos of confusion very well. The book leans a bit towards women’s fiction, but it is suitable for everyone. Pack this in your vacation bag!
Read if: You are looking for the perfect beach read, love books that surprise you, liked movies like The Vow and 13 Going on 30.

Now, because Penguin Canada has generously given me the opportunity to do a giveaway as a part of the blog tour, it’s time for a giveaway!

 ***CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN AN ADVANCED READING COPY OF THEN AND ALWAYS!***

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary
2. Open to residents of Canada only
3. Please do not cheat on the tasks, I will be checking them once a winner has been chosen
4. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again. I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
5. Have fun and good luck!

Then and Always by Dani Atkins Advanced Reading Copy Cover

This is what the advanced reading copy looks like. Beautiful, right?

Have you read Then and Always? Do you think you will? What are you packing in your beach bag this summer?

Monday Musings | Giveaway Formats and Winner!

Starters and Enders by Lissa Price Book CoverHappy Monday, everyone! Tonight’s Monday Musing is especially exciting for me because I want to reflect on the giveaway that I just ran and pick the winner for it! As the giveaway drew to a close, I kept reflecting on how everything went and how I can improve for next time but I wasn’t getting very far. So I decided to go straight to you!

When I’ve entered giveaways in the past, they’ve either been through Rafflecopter, Facebook, or Twitter. This time I chose to go through Rafflecopter because I wanted everyone to have a chance to win – even those who aren’t on the other social media platforms. But I wonder if there were any drawbacks to using Rafflecopter such as the need to register for an account first or connect it to Facebook? What do you think?

To readers and participants: Was it easy to follow the Rafflecopter link and enter the giveaway? Were there certain parts about it that made it difficult for you to enter? Would you have preferred a different type of giveaway?

To fellow bloggers and giveaway hosts: Have you found one giveaway platform (Rafflecopter, Facebook, Twitter) to be more successful than others? Is there anything I should know as I prepare for my next giveaway? (Check back for that later this week… *wink*)

I would love to get any kind of feedback from you all! I want to make things as easy for my readers as possible, and your input will definitely help make that happen! 🙂

And now, for the fun part! The winner is… Jennifer Grant! You won signed copies of Lissa Price’s Starters and Enders! Please check your email and thank you to everyone for participating!

**Thank you again to Random House Canada for the books for the giveaway**

[Giveaway] Meeting… Lissa Price, Author of Starters and Enders

Starters and Enders by Lissa Price Book CoverHi everyone! Hope you’re having a great Friday. I just recapped my April and already May has been off to a great start! I was lucky enough to be invited by Random House Canada today to have lunch with the bestselling author Lissa Price from the Starters and Enders duology!

In the world of Starters and Enders, all adults have been wiped off the Earth by the Spore Wars. Only those who were vaccinated — children, teenagers, and seniors — are left. A body bank called Prime Destinations opens up, allowing teenagers to rent their bodies to seniors for a certain amount of time in return for a large sum of money. Our main character Callie, homeless and struggling to take care of her sick brother, decides to rent out her body. But what she gets is more than what she bargained for…

Los Angeles Grilled Cheese from Cheesewerks

Besides the amazing food (from Cheesewerks, a delicious cheese-centred comfort food restaurant), the best part of the event was being able to talk to Lissa Price and pick her brain about Starters and Enders and learn more about her writing process!  She told us that the inspiration for the series came to her when she was at a Costco waiting to get vaccinated. When she was there, she found out that they were limiting the shots to seniors and children and that made her wonder what would happen if something wiped out the unprotected adult/working population. With only the vulnerable seniors and children left on Earth, what would happen? How would they fend for themselves?

As someone who is not a fiction writer, I am always interested in hearing more about authors’ writing processes. Lissa told us that she uses the “headlight method.” She knows how her books are going to end when she’s writing, but she lets the events of the book flow and develop organically on the way there, planning only “as far as headlights can see.” This was the first time I’ve ever heard of this process but I think it’s a very smart one. When describing this, Lissa used another analogy that I found very spot on. She said that her characters were like a piece of marble waiting to be sculpted; they’re already inside, but it takes time to dig them out. Beautifully accurate, right?

Fans of the series will be happy to hear that Lissa is 100% on board with turning the series into movies! Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I think the books would look amazing on the big screen. There is a lot of cool stuff that happens in the books that I think would translate really well visually. I’m crossing my fingers!

Now, for the fun part! Lissa and Random House Canada were generous enough to provide me with a set of signed books for a giveaway! Entering is simple, just follow this link to the Rafflecopter widget:

 **ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE**

CONTEST RULES:
1. No purchase necessary
2. Open to residents of Canada and the US only
3. Please do not cheat on the tasks, I will be checking them once a winner has been chosen
4. If a winner is picked and their Twitter account only has giveaway entries, I will choose again. I want the winner to genuinely enjoy these books!
5. Have fun and good luck!

Meeting Lissa Price author of Starters and Enders

Thank you again to Lissa Price and Random House Canada! I had a lot of fun. For those available tomorrow, Lissa will be signing books at 1pm tomorrow May 3rd at Chapters Barrie!

Have you read Starters and/or Enders? What did you think?