Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spreading the Awesome: Books That Deserve 10 Stars

Today I want to talk about something uber kewl. Elana Johnson has done it again. This time, she's put together a huge list of pre-pubbed author bloggers, and we're all highlighting books of massive awesomeness. Some of us are even giving them away! Whee! As if our to-read lists aren't long enough already!

Srsly. Scillius Maximus leant me a huge bag of books over the weekend (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!!!), and I said to him, "Thanks for being a bad influence on my reading addiction." And I meant it, peeps.

Wow. That was really off topic.

Anyway, I've decided to feature one of my favorite books of all time: Devilish by Maureen Johnson. I've never read an MJ book I didn't like (and I've read 'em all), but this one has a special place in my heart. Devilish is about geek girls, and cupcakes, and Catholic school, and cute boys, and demons. It doesn't get much better than that.

And you can win it.

How, you ask? Well, it's easy. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to make a Faceinhole that makes me snarf milk out my nose. The one that makes me snarf the hardest wins a free copy of Devilish, which also made me snarf milk out my nose. (Well, okay, it was actually Dr. Pepper, but the concept is the same.) You can use any combo of faces: mine, yours, MJ's, Richard Simmons', WHOEVER. Just make it funny.

Faceinhole entries can be posted on your blog and linked to in the comments, or you can email them to me at carr (dot) harr (at) yahoo (dot) com. Get your entry in by Thursday 2 PM EST, and I'll announce the winner on Friday.

And if you want to check out some more books of total awesomeness and some more opportunities to win books that may or may not involve putting someone's head onto David Hasslehoff's body, go here for the list of all participants or visit the next link in the chain: Elle Strauss!

25 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Fantastic idea - the awesome books and the face in a hole :D

Anonymous said...

I'm worried for you. Please make sure to have eye bleach and a good therapist on hand for the next few days...

K. M. Walton said...

I just may throw my Faceinhole in the ring. Maybe...

Kelly said...

You are devilish, yourself, Carrie. Now I"m going to spend all day at Face in the HOle! I love that site! :) Thanks for the rec.

Alissa said...

Face in the Hole is fun, and my dog would like you to know that due to his lack of opposable thumbs he had absolutely nothing to do with the following Face in the Hole:
http://www.faceinhole.com/partners/pg/secret/v2/show.asp?img=http://s1.faceinhole.com/PG/Secret/10/5/3/d80c17da53a11f382.jpg

K. M. Walton said...

Emailed my entry to you. That site is DANGEROUSLY addicting.

Nisa said...

Sounds like a fun read!

~Jamie said...

haha this is fabulous!

I LOVE me some MOJO book goodness!

Angie said...

Fiendish, Carrie. And I just might put this book on my list!

Carolyn V. said...

Cute boys and demons. Sweet!

I haven't read MJ yet, but I've been told to. So I guess this is my push to do it!

Awesome, thanks Carrie! =)

Suzette Saxton said...

I've not heard of that one. Thanks for recommending it!

Christine Fonseca said...

OOhhh...need to add this one now too!

Solvang Sherrie said...

You're lucky I have too much work to do the Face in Hole thing because you KNOW I could make you snarf all sorts of things through your nose :)

Taffy said...

Now that is a unique entry request!

Amy Holder said...

Love your contest idea! I'm adding Devilish to my tbr list. :)

Amy Holder said...

Okay, I couldn't resist...

Here's my Mona Simmons:
http://www.faceinhole.com/show.asp?id=807c77da531027a6

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I so want to read this book after your review. :)

Kathy McCullough said...

Too funny! I actually read "Devilish" when I was teaching myself how to write a novel. It was the perfect guide. I love Maureen Johnson anyway (I'd read 13 Little Blue Envelopes), and this one made me an MJ addict.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

This book is on my to-read list -- thanks for the review! Looking forward to following your blog :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You just get crazier and crazier, girl! I have no idea what a Faceinhole is!1 LOL!! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

I'm halfway through my first Maureen Johnson book (I'm late to the party, I know) and I'm loving it!

Great review.

Nichole Giles said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Jenn Wilks said...

All right, I'll take your challenge, just because I'd love to win such an awesome book. I hope you get some major snarfage out of my FIH creation:

http://www.faceinhole.com/show.asp?id=d79d37da54b1a82e0

B.J. Anderson said...

Sounds like fun!

Mariah Irvin said...

Because I think http://niccageaseveryone.blogspot.com/ is so funny...

http://www.faceinhole.com/show.asp?id=59d147da5411232f1ad

Also, Lady Gaga/David Bowie:

http://www.faceinhole.com/show.asp?id=7ede57da5411292714c

 


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