10:14 PM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

Happy Book Birthday, ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE!

To celebrate, publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MacMillan is offering a copy of this fabulous new book to one lucky bookworm! The giveaway is for my personal blog, but since the book is Dystopian, I want to offer it to all you Lauren Oliver fans, too!

(And while you're there, you might as well enter to win a copy of HADES by Alexandra Adornetto, also from MacMillan!)

Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Release Date: Out Now (Sept. 6, 2011)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MacMillan


In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidentally poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

Here is the book’s official trailer:


And now, the moment you've been waiting for...!

Enter now to win your VERY OWN COPY of ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin, courtesy of MacMillan! I've been wanting to have a copy of my own since the book was announced in 2010, and now you can have a copy, too!

All you have to do is fill out the form located at the bottom of the entry on my personal blog, A Backwards Story. The contest is only open to bookworms in Canada and the USA!

Favorites Friday Video Blog Feature!

4:21 PM Posted by Marisa

Hey all! Favorites Friday is a feature I do over at my blog, The Writing Dancer, and I thought it'd be fun to post them over here as well. I've done them for Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson so far. Hope you enjoy them!

I hope that you liked them! I'm fairly new to vlogging, so they will get better in time. Let me know if you'd like me to post these regularly, otherwise check them out every Friday at my blog. (And I'd love if you could follow if you don't, I'm doing a giveaway once I hit 100 followers!)

And OF COURSE Delirium and Before I Fall are coming up in coming weeks!

-Marisa :]