Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Momentarily overwhelmed and sick

So my posting has been a bit sparse lately and I am late announcing some winners and sending some books.  But please rest assured I will catch up.  This spring has been insane around our house with various activities and events that two boys and a husband have.  There have been two camp outs, t-ball games and the CF walk and then school and we are planning a 3-day weekend vacation.  Add to that my 40-hour a week job which has me under deadline and the I like to sew from time-to-time.  My reading has suffered and so has this blog.

This week was the week I was supposed to catch back up.  Read ahead and get reviews up, catch up on reviews, interviews, giveaways, etc.  Then what happens?  I get my annual May sinus infection.  I have been working from home and sleeping the last two days.  It seems I wake up, fall back asleep get up and work a few minutes and then go back to sleep.  I haven't even been able to read a lot.  Hopefully this will pass quickly and I will get caught up.

So if you are awaiting giveaway results or books, please know they will be coming.  I hope to catch up everything early next week.  Thank you for your patience and for keeping on reading.

YA Book Bloggers Debut Book Battle

I don't know if you have seen it around but we are in the first round of the YA Book Bloggers Debut Book Battle.  Each blogger is to read two books and select the one they like best and that one will go on to the next round.  Some of us are working on teams and some are working alone.

Bleeding Violet  vs.  Prada and Prejudice

My bracket is Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves vs. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard.  As of today I have finished both books and now it's decision time.  My ultimate decision will be revealed next week I believe on The Shady Glade blog.  So I'm not here to share, in fact I haven't decided.  It's a lot to think about especially when both books are very enjoyable.  So if you were a judge, how would you decide on which book would win?  Is it plot, character-appeal, execution of the book, meaning behind the story?  What would you make your decision on?

So check back next week for the decision, but don't worry, if the book you like best isn't chosen, it has one more chance to come back in a later round.  There is a group of judges reading the cut books and deciding which one will come back.

It's all very interesting and I can't wait to start seeing the results.  This has been fun to participate in and I look forward to doing it again!