May 20, 2010

New Job and Giveaway

Two fun things happened this week. First, I got the job at the middle school in my town this week. So I will be moving from elementary librarian to middle school librarian. Seems like a perfect fit, right. I mean, I do love that age of students and I do read young adult/middle grade books most.

I am very excited but there is some terrifying thoughts going through my head. First of all, I am the library/AV tech person and I worry that I will not get as much time with kids and books as I want. Also, I will be working with someone I have never even met before. What if we don't mesh? I don't want to be worrying about these things for the next four months so...

Onto the other fun thing! I got TWO review copies of The Kneebone Boy. Not sure how that happened, but I have decided to spread the wealth. The Kneebone Boy first came to my attention from Betsy at Fuse #8--when she linked to this blog post by the author. I then wrote about my Ellen Potter experience here, to which she kindly commented on! That was the first time an author commented on a blog post I did about her--so thrilling! (Heather Frederick Vogel did later when I reviewed The Mother -Daughter Book Club series for Tween Tuesdays--just as thrilling). SO, I am giving away one copy.

My last giveaway was fun, but I have decided it is time to dip my toe into the waters and try to drum up more followers. I have always been hesitant about publicizing my blog because followers=posting and I wasn't sure I could keep up the pace of posting everyday. Regardless, when you get one follower, you want another and so on. So, I want to get up to 50 followers. If I do, I will giveaway one of these copies.

I am going to do the old add up your entries:

+2 if you are already a follower.
+1 if you become a follower.
+2 if you advertise this on your blog.
+1 if you add up your entries.

Comment below and let me know how many entries you get and give me an email address to get a hold of you. When I hit 50 followers I will pick a winner (and maybe throw a few other prizes just cause I adore you all so much!).


  1. +2 old follower
    +2 linked on sidebar already :-)
    +1 math skills

    = 5 entries

    Pick me! Pick me! :-)

  2. +2 old follower :)
    +2 linked on sidebar
    +1 added

    5 total :)

    I also, just because I love your blog and it needs more followers, tweeted this :)here's the link

    foltzsfantasticbooks at

  3. Congrats on the new job-I love middle schoolers!:)

    Please enter me in the contest! +2 for old follower

  4. I love your blog and will happily advertise this. Congrats on your new job-I wish you peace (middle schoolers have new hormones) in this new position. You will be fantastic.
    +2 old follower
    +2 advertising
    +1 addition skills
    =5 total pts.

    How come people don't give pts. for being on your blogroll...isn't that fun also when you find yourself listed?! Curious me.

  5. Anonymous8:53 AM

    +1 Publicly following Milk and Cookies with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

    +2 Linked the giveaway in sidebar, Delicious

    +1 Total of 4 entries

    I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  6. Congrats on the new job!
    +2 old follower
    +1 add

    = 3 entries

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  7. Happy Friday, Jana! I have an award for you at my blog today! :-)

  8. +1 new follower
    +1 math skills indeed

    =2 points.

    Looks fun,

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  9. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Congratulations on your new job! That's really wonderful. :D

    + 2 old follower
    + 2 advertise on blog's sidebar
    + 1 adding up!

    total = 5

  10. new follower +1
    adding 1+1 = 2

    Wow I feel smart!

  11. Hi!

    Thanks for having me, Follower #30!

    I'm +4 points.

    That's my family on the cover: boy, girl, boy, even our black kitty!

    My kids would LOVE it!

    (But if I can't win, I think Shannon should.)

  12. This looks like a really interesting book, and I love children's fantasy books (Diana Wynne Jones is a huge favorite of mine), so I'd love read this. :-) Even if I don't win, I'm going to hunt down a copy when it comes out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    +1 I'm a new follower!
    +2 I posted about the contest here:
    +1 Adding up my entries
    + 4 TOTAL

    Thank you for the giveaway. :-)

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  13. Congratulations on your new job! I have been a 6th grade teacher for the past 4 years and JUST got a new job as a middle/high school librarian for next year. I am SUPER nervous, but also SUUUUPER excited b/c it is basically my dream job. Do you have any librarian advice?!?!?!

  14. I just stumbled on your blog and became a follower. I'm a high school English teacher who also reads voraciously and blogs about books and the reading life. However, I don't do math;). I think I will post a link on my blog because you seem so nice, and you need some more followers. I'm trying to get to 100 myself. Congratulations on your new job!

  15. I'm a new follower and I can do the math so that gives me 2+ right?
    I love the name of your blog; had cookies while reading last night--good for the tummy AND the brain!

  16. Congrats on your new job! And thanks for the giveaway. :)

    +1 new follower
    +2 posted on sidebar:
    +1 add up entries: 4

    frozensweets {at} gmail {dot} com

  17. Congrats on the new job (I just got one too, so I completely understand the mixed emotions).

    +1 New follower
    +2 Blog post (
    +1 Addition
    Total: 4

  18. I just want to win the book. So feel free to enter me as many times as you like. Besides you beat me out of the audio book bootie soooooo..... am I not owed?

  19. New follower, thanks to Shannon O'Donnell. That book looks fabulous!

    Glad to have found your blog :)

    Happy Wednesday,

  20. Hey! Awesome giveaway. :D

    +1 if you become a follower.
    +1 if you add up your entries.


    2 entries.

    Looking forward to reading more from your blog. :)

  21. plus 1 if you become a follower
    plus 1 if you add up your entries


    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  22. plus 2 follower
    plus 1 math


    Thanks for the giveaway! I LOVE the cover for this book. Do you know if it's the same artist as the one for Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars and Perchance to Dream? I love those covers and the style of this one looks similar. The premise of the book sounds interesting, but the cover makes me determined to pick it up no matter what!

    Thanks for the giveaway!