Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA [Day 3]: Giveaway + Literature Fiction


Hey guys! Sorry about no post yesterday but i was out sick >_< I'm feeling better today! So let's get this started!
Topic: LITERARY FICTION
I have NO idea what would be considered literary fiction but as one blogger mentioned it's "literature that changed or impacted your life". So if we're dealing with that then i would have to say books that changed my life would be UGLIES and The Great Gatsby!

Uglies made me believe that not all books were boring. It got me out of reading books just for class and got me into reading YA books. It showed me that there is no ONE true form of beauty and that we have to stand up for what we believe in. THE GREAT GATSBY on the other hand changed me because it made me see that even those school "mandated" books could be fun and enjoyable again.
THE GIVEAWAY!
Well it's time again for a GIVEAWAY! I'm sorry for my international followers but this is US ONLY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THAT'S IT! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY & COMMENT! :D

76 comments:

  1. I'd love Ink or The Testing! Thanks!

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    1. Ooh, nice picks :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. hmm, I never thought of defining literary fiction as a book that changed my life. I love so many great literary fiction that I should have a real identity crisis then, lol

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    1. Yeah, there are a lot of definitions on Literary fiction *I googled it* :P But i think thats what it means (at least for me)! ANd lol, same here XP Thanks for dropping by & entering :)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Love the look of your blog too!

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    1. Awww! Thanks, I worked a lot making my blog what it is today :D Thanks for dropping by! Much bloggy <333!

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  4. Oh - I NEED Siege and Storm! I have heard so much about it and I have yet to get it. Great giveaway!

    And my favorite part about the mandated reading in high school was learning and getting to read some of the best books I've ever read.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. TEHE I NEED SEIGE & STORM TOO! And yeah even thought at the time it seemed like a painful thing to do, now I realize that I read some pretty amazing books in HS :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Meagan, much <33!

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  5. Most of the books that made an impact on my life were the ones I read in childhood--A Wrinkle in Time, Chronicles of Narnia, etc. I'd choose either Siege & Storm or the Testing--hard to decide!(but probably The Testing).

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    1. Omg I almost forgot about the Chronicles of Narnia!!The Testing sounds so scary and interesting so I cant blame ya for wanting it ;) Thanks for dropping by Stormy, much bloggy <3!

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  6. I can't wait to read Uglies and The Great Gatsby! Too bad giveaway isn't international, I really want to read Ink! But good luck to everyone! (This is Jack from The Book Stop btw :))

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    1. Hey Jack!!! U MUST READ UGLIES LIKE NOW @_@ *seriously it was an amazing book* I SO wanted to make this international but couldn't >_< * ya know with the bad economy and all :P* Thanks for stopping by and still commenting Jack :D Many bloggy hugs!!!

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    2. I have it on my shelf, and my sister said it was great! No worries, I completely understand with the economy and all! Blogger hugs!! :D

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  7. Awesome choice for books that changed your life! I need to re-read The Great Gatsby someday.

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    1. LOL, same here Suey! I loved it the 1st time but it took me a bit to get into it :) But I must re-read it too :D Thanks for stopping by! Much <33!

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  8. If I hadn't already pre-ordered Siege and Storm I would have picked that one! I think I'd go with Ink maybe. I'm from Florida and it's hot here! The books that most impacted me would be the Harry Potter books. They got me reading again.

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    1. :D YAY we got a Potter fan in the house! And I'm currently reading INK and I am really loving it! So can not wait till its unleashed on the readerverse :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Dana, many blogger hugs!!!

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  9. I'm glad you are better! Don't overwork yourself! I

    really want to read The Great Gatsby. Way before the movie came out and all. I have yet to read Uglies series just because I haven't had the best experiences with dystopian books. DX

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love to get Ink if the chance. XD A book that has greatly, GREATLY affected so much of me and the way I view life is Nothing by Janne Teller. I greatly recommend it to you, but I must warn you, it's a very dark book and gave my chills.

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    1. aww, thanks Delaney! I'm getting better now & I will try not too :) Yeah I wanted to reread The great Gatsby before the movie came out but didn't get the chance :P AND NO! U really should TRY Uglies, believe me I thought I was going to hate it but it surprised me & it's more sci-fi/utopian than Dystopian. AND :O A book that is dark and chill-inducing COUNT ME IT! Will def have to check that book out :) Thanks for stopping by Delaney MUCH BLOGGY <333!

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  10. I'd like Crown of Midnight! I think JSF's Everything is Illuminated impacted my life. I'm from Oklahoma!

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    1. Oh COOL Oklahoma! And I've never heard of it but now I'll have to check it out :D Thanks for stopping by! Much <333!

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  11. Definitely The Testing! I'm from the DFW area in Texas!

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    1. :O TEXAS! AND the Testing sounds pretty awesome :D Thanks for dropping by Katrina! Much <3!

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  12. I would most like to win Siege and Storm :)

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    1. COOL! I <3 the first book :) Thanks for coming by! :D

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  13. Thanks for the fun giveaway and post! I'm from the Midwest which is currently in tornado and thunderstorm season... yuck!!! I'm very interested in Seige and Storm b/c I just got book 1 or Ink b/c I've been reading such great reviews :)

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    1. EEK! Tornados & thunderstorms 2 of my worst natural enemies >.< *be careful* and SHADOW & BONE was Ah-me-zing! Im reading INK right now & <3 it! Thanks for coming by Erin Much <333!

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  14. I'm in the dirty south, Texas! I would love to win Ink! I have an e-ARC, but I would love a real copy because that cover is just gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Giveaway and General Literature!

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    1. :D Dirty south :P YAY TEXAS! RIGHT?! I <3 the cover for INK and have an eARC too. So i can understand about wanting a holdable book ;) Thanks for stopping by Nikki Much <33!

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  15. I would really like Siege and Storm. I loved Shadow and Bone and just have to continue the story immediately. :D I'm from California. I think I would say the Uglie series has impacted my life the most. It's the first YA books that I ever bought and it is this series that has gotten me to be such a huge fan of the genre today. I obviously read books before but it wasn't until I bought this series a while back that I really started to jump way more into reading. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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    1. OMG! An UGLIES FAN! YAY *Let me hug you* Really glad it introduced you to the genre and made you want to read more :D I <333 Shadow & Bone and can't wait to read Book 2 too! Thanks for stopping by Evette! Much <333!

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  16. I am in Texas and I would probably pick Crown of Midnight.

    thanks so much!

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    1. YAY Another Texan :) I LOVED Throne of Glass!! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  17. I think i would choose either Siege & Storm or Ink!! im in the Us- viginia The book In The Forest Of The Night by Amelia Atwater Rhodes made an impact on my life.. I think it was my first book i had read that wasnt required by school and i had enjoyed it so much that it began my reading more and more..Now i dont go a single night without reading.. thanks for the giveaway!!

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    1. :O Virginia! See those out of school books really do impact us as readers :) So glad ur now an addicted reader Sarah ;D Thanks for stopping by <3!

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  18. I would choose Siege & Storm, thank you for the giveaway! I'm in California. Well I read To Kill a Mockingbird in seventh grade, that book has such a huge influence and I read Brave New World my senior year of high school and that introduced me to the science fiction genre which I'm now totally in love with.

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    1. OMG! My friend read Brand New World too & LOVED it! I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird *Really should though* & CALI YAY! Thanks for stopping by Alexju, Much <33!

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  19. I would pick The Testing. So many books at different times of my life have made an impact on me. The first book that I can recall was Gone With The Wind. All my friends were crushing on teen heartthrobs and I was in love with Rhett Butler. My love of plantation homes started with Tara. Reading Divergent got me hooked on dystopians and reading Twilight got me hooked on vampires. Life Code by Dr. Phil was eye opening for me and helped me understand some things I had to deal with in the past.

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    1. :D WOW! All those life impacting books sound great Amanda! I loved Divergent SO MUCH & I've seen Gone with the Wind, I can totally understand the cushin ;) Thanks for stopping by MUCH <33!

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  20. I'd love to win Siege and Storm. :) And my reading addiction started when I picked up my first Magic Tree House book in elementary school.

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    1. COOL Magic Tree House :) I have a few books I've read but never the whole thing :P Thanks for dropping by Tayte! Nice to see you around :D Much bloggy <33!

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  21. Definitely Siege and Storm!! I think childhood books really shape your thinking and I loved Anne of Green Gables and His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman!

    Thanks so much!
    Leanne
    California, USA

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    1. Totally agree with you on childhood books shaping our thinking & reading patterns :) <3 Anne Of Green Gables! Thanks for stopping by Leanne, many bloggy hugs :D

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  22. If I win, I think that I would pick Ink. As for books that have impacted me.. that's actually a tough question. Maybe the Harry Potter books.

    Brynna

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  23. I would love to read Ink, I am in Norman, Oklahoma and we are having thunder storms and tornados so far we are okay here, At least blogging is taking my mind off the storms..LOL

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    1. EEK Thunderstorms! :D See blogging is awesome for distracting the mind ;) Thanks for dropping by Dorothy! Much <3!

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  24. I would love to win Crown of Midnight. I'm so excited for it!

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  25. Siege and Storm most definitely. I have been waiting ages for this book to be released.

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  26. I'd love win Ink by Amanda Sun. I live in Canoga Park Ca

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  27. Would love to win Ink! Somewhere in Ca.

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  28. I would L-O-V-E Crown of Midnight! Throne of Glass is one of my all time favorites. Seriously awesome giveaway! :)

    Sabrina @iheartyafiction

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  29. I really want a copy of INK. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I think that I would have to go with Ink, but may change my mind and choose Crown of Midnight! SO, thank you for the chance and the great choices! I live in South Carolina, and I love it. And I think that most books that I read have some impact on my life. Even if it is small. I try to go into a book with an open mind, and an open heart. There are lessons everywhere, books included!

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    1. OMG me too!!I learn something from every book i read :) Thanks for stopping by Jaime MUCH <33!

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  31. If I win, I am torn between Siege and Storm and Ink. I have heard amazing things about both.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

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  32. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I would probably choose Siege & Storm or maybe Crown of Midnight! I want to read all of the titles though - great choices! :)

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  33. I'd LOVE to win Crown of Midnight because the first book was SO amazing! :D

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    1. EEK It so was!! :D Thanks for commenting Cassandra, much <3!

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  34. I live on Long Island, NY and would love to win Crown of Midnight or the Testing. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander I would say had the greatest impact on me. I read I started reading them in 3rd grade and they totally turned me into the book addict that I am to this day.

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    1. YAY! That's so cool that those books turned you into a book addict :D And ur a NY'er!! Much <33!

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  35. I need a copy of Siege & Storm!

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  36. I would take either Crown of Midnight or Siege and Storm :)
    The book that had the biggest impact on me would have to be Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Seriously life-changing. And I live in Arizona (Phoenix) :D

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    1. :O Life changing?! I MUST READ THIS BOOK THEN :) And Arizona! YAY, thanks for stopping by Christine much <333!

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  37. I would love to win Crown of Midnight!
    The book with the greatest impact on me was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I never really took anything involving African-Americans and Civil Rights seriously until I read that book.
    Live in Pennsylvania.

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    1. Hmm, I've never read it but my friends have and they loved it! SO ima have to read it soon :D Really great that it had such an impact on you Angie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, much <3!

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  38. I'd like to win Siege and Storm! Loved Shadow and Bone. I don't think I can pick just one book that changed my life… live in Ohio. Whee. LOL.

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    1. Hehe, that's alright! It was pretty hard for me to pick too :P So i know it's tough. And I LOVED SHADOW & BONE TOO! Thanks for dropping by Leeanna, much <333!

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  39. I would love Crown of Midnight!! The book that had the greatest impact on me was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. And I'm from California :)

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    1. :O I HAVE THE BOOK THIEF *actually I have 2 copies* and still haven't read it yet >_< *dang TBR pile monster*ANd i'm reading crown of midnight right now & AH! U MUST READ IT! Thanks for stopping by Lacey, much <3!

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  40. I'm from Alabama. And... I cannot decide between Siege & Storm (eeep!) and Crown of Midnight (a little bit less eep! but still eep!)1 book that changed my life? Um. I have no idea. Probably the first romance book I stole from my mother's room in middle school. haha. Turned me to romance novels. I cannot possibly remember which book was the first. I have read a lot of them over the years. (:
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    1. LOL, both are good EEP books :P Yeah, I can remember the first romance book I hid from my parents too, LIFE CHANGING * _ * Thanks for dropping by Ryan! Much bloggy <33!

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  41. I'd love to win The Testing. I'm from New Hampshire and there isn't just one book that has made an impact on my life, there's been many. Thank you!

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    1. YAY! The Testing seems really interesting :) OOh, New Hampshire, COOL! Thanks for dropping by Tiffany, much <3!

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  42. SIEGE AND STORM!! Ahem...I would love Siege and Storm. Books that made an impact on my life - definitely ALICE IN WONDERLAND. I'm writing from Texas!

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    1. LOL, can totally understand the NEED for Siege & Storm, ME WANT IT BAD TOO :P AND woah Alice in Wonderland was SO amazing! I can see why it was life changing :) AND YAY TEXAS! Thanks for dropping by Sarah, MUCH <3!

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