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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hey, loves! It's Day 5 of my blogoversary already! Can you believe that it's going by so quickly? I can't! It still feels like just yesterday by baby was born. And now it's all grown up. It's very wonderful and thrilling and surreal all at once.

Well, yesterday I mentioned all the bloggers that I love. So, naturally today is all about author love! I'm going to be sharing some very sweet messages that I have received from them, and gush about my wonderful interactions with them.




The first author that comes to mind for me is Jessa Russo, because my interaction with her was very recent and it has stayed with me ever since. She wrote the incredible and awesome book Ever, which I absolutely fell in love with. After I wrote my review, she sent me the sweetest message on GR that completely made my day.




Speaking for all bloggers, getting messages like these kind of makes our lives a little bit. I am always so honored when I can speak with an author whose work I love and kind of idolize. It's still thrilling, every single time.




The next person who comes to mind is the awesome person who is Sarah J. Maas. Most of you know about her fabulous debut, Throne of Glass as well as the four spectacular Throne of Glass novellas: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire. Well, after reading that book for the first time I definitely starting gushing to her on Twitter. Because it was an amazing book worthy of all my praise.


Well, at some point I discovered her launch party for Throne of Glass was going to be nearby. It wasn't that close, but it was close enough. I knew that I absolutely had to go, so of course I did.


You guys. Sarah RECOGNIZED me. Like, she REMEMBERED me from Twitter. That may be the SINGLE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE that I have EVER had with an author or even IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Here I am, meeting this author whose book skyrocketed past about a hundred others on my favorites to sit prettily near the top, who I practically view as this writing goddess. And she KNOWS WHO I AM. I actually thought it was possible that I might die at the moment.


It is easily considered one of the Top Five Best Things That Has Ever Happened To Me In My Entire Seventeen Years Of Living.




The very first author I ever met, however, was Josephine Angelini, the fantabulous author of Starcrossed and Dreamless as well as the upcoming Goddess. If you think that she is amazing online, that is nothing compared to what she is like in person. She has an absolutely incredible sense of humor, and she's so upbeat and passionate. Josie would ask herself questions and keep the conversation exciting. She's also extremely generous and so much fun to be around.


Meeting her, my first author, was like a dream come true. It was just truly an amazing experience and I honestly could not have had a better first meeting. I was definitely a little tongue-tied and intimidated by she was so sweet and open that it was impossible not to open up!




Another story that really stands out to me involves author Aimee Agresti. She is the author of Illuminate, a book that didn't take much for me to fall in love with it, as well as the upcoming Infatuate. Aimee is the first author I ever asked for an interview, so you can imagine that I was nervous. Extremely, incredibly so. But she was so sweet and nice about it and she basically just made my life! She answered every single one of my interview questions and she was basically just an awesome person.


That's another of my favorite author experiences for obvious reasons. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I was ultimately totally satisfied! Aimee is one of my favorite authors. Though she writes amazing books, she's also super awesome in other ways as well. Working with her was an incredible privilege and hopefully I can do so again at some point. I enjoyed it that much.






I have so many other wonderful author stories, but I have so save some for another time, don't I? And besides, these four are easily my favorite, so I want the focus on them anyway. I have has such wonderful experiences with authors and at some point I will share them all. But for now, let's just bask in this happiness.


I am, however, going to list the blogs/websites of some of my favorite authors, but only ones I have interacted with at some point. Obviously unless we want to be here for the rest of our lives I cannot list them all, so I'll try to keep the list fairly short.
































Uhhh…yeah. That's short enough, guys. I mean, I actually wanted to add so many more people, but really, it's pretty long already for a "concise" list. Very long, actually. But I couldn't help it. I love so many authors and so many of them are awesome and amazing so it's like how could I not mention them, you know? And of course I feel terrible about the people that I was forced to leave out. But that's sadly just how it is.

Really, when you have the time, you should at least check some of these authors out, especially if you haven't heard of them. They're all awesomesauce, so no matter who it is I'm sure it'll be explosive and awesome.


Well then, darlings, now for the giveaway!


So today I am giving away all the books mentioned in this post. There will be four lucky winners! One person will win a copy of Ever, one person will win a copy of Illuminate and Infatuate, one person will win a copy of Throne of Glass plus the novellas, and the other winner will win the entire Starcrossed trilogy! Awesome, am I right?


The only thing I ask of you is that you read my Giveaways page before entering. Once you do this, I will be very happy and you can enter with dignity. It's win-win situation.



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Well then, good luck, everyone! I wish you the very best of luck, like always. Remember, sooner or later the odds dictate that you must win!

Lovelovelove,

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86 comments:

  1. Richelle Mead, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling and Amanda Hocking are my favorite ones! :)

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  2. I absolutely adore Fiona Paul; I've had some really great interactions with her. Same with Elizabeth Miles; she has been so kind and fun. Cat Winters, author of the upcoming "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" has been very nice too. Katherine Longshore is sweet as well. I also received some amazing feedback from Jessica McQuay after I reviewed her novel. I love friendly authors! :)

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  3. I love Dean Koontz, Sophie Kinsella and Terry Pratchett! :-)

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  4. Well I haven't been doing this very long but the few authors I have connected with are: debut author Amanda Carlson, Lorna Suzuki, & especially Sarah-Jane Lehoux. ^.^

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  5. JK Rowling!! Cassandra Clare, Rachel Vincent!! Pretty much everyone on your list too -_____- they're all so amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  6. I really like Patrica C Wrede and Haruki Murakami. As of late though, for YA authors, I quite enjoy Kendare Blake, Marissa Meyer and Jay Kristoff too (they're such sweet people haha).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Patricia Briggs, Kelley armstrong and Suzanne Johnson ( so generous and friendly!!)

    thank you for the giveaway

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  8. Some of my favourite authors are: Michelle Hodkin, Becca Fitzpatrick and Tahereh Mafi.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    I commented here: http://sparkles-and-lightning.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/legend-review.html

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  9. I like Stephen King, Cassandra Clare, and Lois Lowry. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  10. Some of my favourite authors are Nora Roberts, Maddy Hunter, Sarah Dessen, Sarah Jio, Lesley Livingston...I could go on and on! :-)

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  11. Some of my favorites are: J.K. Rowling, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Wendy Higgins, Julie Kagawa and soo many more.

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  12. I love Cassandra Clare, Tamora Pierce, Kristen Cashore, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, and Ilona Andrews!

    Thanks!
    Leanne

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  13. I love Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Melissa Marr and Julie Kagawa. There's many more, but these are my absolute favorites!

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  14. J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Dan Brown and Roald Dahl.

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  15. John Green, Melina Marchetta, Cassie Clare, Julie Kagawa, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Maggie Stiefvater, Veronica Roth, Rachel Vincent and so many more! :)

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  16. Richelle Mead, Debbie Macomber, Rick Riordan, Miranda Kenneally, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Veronica Roth, and several more. :D

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  17. My 3 fave authors are self-pub. they write unconventional contemporary stories.
    Tarryn Fisher (The Opportunist), Tammarra Webber (Easy), Fisher Amelie (Callum&Harper) :)

    Thanks for sharing the books from your fave authors!!! :)

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  18. My all time three favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Richelle Mead, and Scott Westerfeld. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I love Rick Yancey, J.K. Rowling, Kendare Blake and Julia Quinn lots. :)

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  20. J.K. Rowling, Veronica Roth, Sarah Maas, and lots more!!

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  21. Marissa Meyer, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare and heaps more!

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  22. Rachel Vincent, Tammara Webber, Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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  23. Veronica Roth, Judith McNaught, Diana Peterfreund, Dan Brown, Veronica Rossi...so many great ones!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  24. Right now it's Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett & George RR Martin.

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  25. I'm so unfaithful to my favourite authors. I read a new book by someone I've not read before and my old favourites get shafted to the end of the line whilst I show my newly found authors all my love :P

    Currently I'm loving Kresley Cole, Richelle Mead and Maria V. Snyder.

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  26. sherrilyn kenyon, susan price, laurell k hamilton, jaid black, kresley cole, larissa ione.... ;)

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  27. I love Sara Shepard, RL Stine, Lauren Oliver, Suzanne Collins, Kiera Cass, Lauren Destefano, and Michael Grant.
    Thanks!

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  28. John Green,Sarah Dessen,Tammara Webber,Amanda Hocking,Richelle Mead,Judith McNaught,Julia Quinn,Wendy Higgins,Julie Kagawa and so many more!!!

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  29. Lauren Oliver, Veronica Rossi, Jennifer Armentrout, Wendy Higgins, J.K. Rowling...and the list goes on! Thanks!

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  30. Richelle Mead, Stephanie Meyer, J.K Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Laurell K Hamilton, Cassandra Clare.

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  31. Richelle Mead, Sarah Dessen, and Jodi Picoult are just a few of my favorites.

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  32. Richelle Mead, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Liz Reinhardt, Anne Elliot, Tammara Webber, Linda Howard

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  33. Richelle Mead, Cynthia Hand, Cassandra Clare. And a few others. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Abbi Glines, S.C. Stephens, Tara Sivec, Colleen Hoover and many more!

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  35. JLA, Abbi Glines, Shelly Crane, Emma Raveling, Veronica Roth, Veronica Rossi, Dannika Dark, Tammy Blackwell, Samantha Young, Samantha Towle, Kristin Cashore... I could probably name a million more but those are some of my fave :)

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  36. I have way too many to name! Anne Rice, Dan Wells, Deborah Harkness, Brenna Yovanoff, Michelle Madow, Rhiannon Frater, Mary Lindsey, and SO many others!

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  37. There's a lot of authors I totally adore but Julie Kagawa, John Green and Ally Carter are definitely on top of my list!

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  38. Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols, Stephanie Perkins, Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare. They're some of my favourite authors.

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  39. Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michelle Hodkins, Richelle Mead, Julie Kagawa, Jennifer L Armentrout are some of them

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  40. I have a TON of favorite authors as well. I love, love, love Rachel Vincent, Leah Clifford, Scott Tracey, Alexander Gordon Smith, James Patterson, Stephen King, Stacey Kade, Rachel Caine, and so, so many more!

    I love quite a few on your list as well. :D

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  41. Mine are Richelle Mead, Rachel Vincent, Courtney Allison Moulton, Brandon Mull, Brandon Sanderson and many more :)

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  42. My favorite author was Nalini Singh, Lisa Kleypas, JD Robb, Gena Showalter and Julia Quinn etc :)

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  43. Some of my favorite authors are: Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare, Chloe Neill & Jennifer Estep ^^

    PS: I commente on Every Day review & Stormdancer review =D

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  44. Some of my favorites are Veronica Roth, Ray Bradbury, John Green and Jennifer L. Armentrout. I have Throne of Glass set to arrive to me sometime this next week and your raving about it makes me that much more excited!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Meg Cabot, Rachel Vincent, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Julie Kagawa, Rick Riordan, there are too many to list!! :D

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  46. I have a long list of favorites but here are a few: Cassandra Clare, Maggie Stiefvater, Shelly Crane, M. Leighton, Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, HM Ward, M. Leighton, Jennifer Armentrout, Samantha Young, etc.

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  47. I have a "few": Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Eloisa Jmes, Karen merie monning, Susan E Phillips, Sylvia Day, etc... I am sure that I forgot some of them :D

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  48. Oooooooooh-such a hard one!
    I suppose I like Rick Riordan, Anthony Horowitz, S.C. Ransom, Sophie McKenzie, Aprilynne Pike, Maggie Stiefvater, Jennifer Armentrout, Dee Shulman, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Dessen, Teri Terry, Cynthia LeitichSmith, Julie Kagawa, Jodi Meadows, Gennifer Albin, S.M. Boyce and soooooo many more!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Some of my favourite authors are William Faulkner, Agatha Christie, John Steinbeck, Paolo Coelho, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and some more I can't remember right now. [:D]

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  50. I adore Jennifer L. Armentrout

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  51. Andrew Davidson,Kobo Abe,Dostoievski,Saramago,Viorica Raduta,Murakami,Cartarescu,Eliade.

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  52. Sarah Dessen is probably one of my favorite authors of all time!

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  53. Jodi Picoult, Marie Lu, Agatha Christie and Marian Keyes.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Agatha Christie, George R.R. Martin, Bronte Sisters, Stephan King, Suzanne Collins, L.J. Smith, J.K. Rowling, Paulo Coelho

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  55. Kind of difficult but a quick list would be: Loiuse Cooper, Anne Rice, Sarah J. Maas, Julie Kagawa and Sophie Kinsella.

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  56. some of my fave authors are gena showalter, kim harrington, abbie glines and jennifer L. armentrout

    thx u for the giveaway :)

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  57. Kim Harrison,Darynda Jones,Rachel Vincent,Jennifer L. Armentrout,Cassandra Clare,Richelle Mead...

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  58. Richelle Mead, Sylvia Day, Olivia Cunning, Veronica Roth, Rachel Caine... and many, many more. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  59. Stephin King, Sarah Pekkanen, Lauren Oliver, Emily Giffin, Ally Condie... I could go on for days lol. Thank you!

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  60. Ooh u have so many of mines! I will add: Amalie Howard, Veronica Rossi, Jeri Smith-Redy, Colleen Houck....!!!!

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  61. I loveee Jennifer Armentrout, Veronica Roth, Beth Revis, and Shelly Crane! ♥

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  62. My fav is JK Rowling, Julie Kagawa, Stephanie Meyer, JLA, Stephanie Laurens

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  63. Suzanne Collins, Ransom Riggs, J.K Rowling, Rick Riordan. Pittacus Lore, Lauren Oliver, Veronica Roth. Here they are, I wish I could meet all of them.

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  64. My favorite authors are Jennifer Echols, Abbi Glines, Miranda Kenneally and Rick Riordan !

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  65. J.K Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, Simone Elkeles, Wendy Higgins.

    GFC name: Dian Christy

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  66. Richelle Mead, Jennifer L. Armentreout, Simone Elkeles, Abii Glines, Jennifer Laurens

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  67. J K Rowling, Lauren Oliver, Khaled Hosseini, James Patterson, Stephanie Perkins...

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  68. Some of my favorite authors are Richelle Mead, Chloe Neill, L J Smith, Beth Revis, Kim Harrison and Kresley Cole to name a few. :)

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  69. I absolutely love Libba Bray and her descriptions of everything!

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  70. Anne Rice, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, C. S. Lewis, E. A. Poe, etc.

    Thanks! :)

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  71. Julie Kagawa, Richelle Mead, Kiersten White, C. C. Hunter, J. K. Rowling, Jamie McGuire, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter and Sherrilyn Kenyon...

    Thank you for this chance!!!

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  72. I really love YA authors but my fave is Carlos Ruiz Zafon! :)

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  73. Sarah Rees Brennan, Maggie Stiefvater, and Richelle Mead are some of my favorite authors. I know whatever they write I will enjoy.

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  74. I don't really follow certain authors in terms of books or writing, but my favorite authors based on personality are J.K. Rowling, John Green, Lauren DeStefano, Kim Sabatini, Julie Kagawa and Rachel Vincent.

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  75. Veronica Roth, sarah dessen

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  76. twilight1996

    I love your blog! My favorite authors are E.L. James, sarah Dessen and Veroinca Roth

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  77. I love love JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Kristin Cashore.

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  78. I love reading about bloggers interactions with authors, they make me squeal in delight!
    My fave authors are Jennifer Echols (who was so sweet to me when I asked for an interview), Meg Cabot (who once sent me a book for helping her out with something dull and I was blown away by her kindness) and Annabel Monaghan (who send me a thank you email for a review when it wasn't necessary but she's awesome that way)

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  79. Some of my favorites include Tolkein, Oscar Wilde, Rick Yancey, and Jonathan Stroud :)

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  80. I love Julie Kagawa, Cassie Clare, Brigid Kemmerer, Jennifer Armentrout (she totally became my friend on GoodReads *squee*), C.J Redwine and Shannon Hale!!!

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    1. Annabelle, i'm so so sorry, but i accidentily pressed enter when i have not entered the URL for my original blogpost on your giveaway. I'm so sorry!
      Here's the link.
      emilythebookishworm.blogspot.com/2012/11/annabelles-blogversary-giveaway.html
      I'm so sorry :(

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  81. I Love Jennifer L. Armentrout !!! she is awesome!!!
    Thank you so much ....

    Raffle name : Angel

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  82. Thanks again for all the lovely giveaway fun, Annabelle! Hope you and yours have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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