BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

'My Life Undecided' by Jessica Brody Giveaway



  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (6/7/11)
  • ISBN-10: 0374399050




PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment.
Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure.
But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else decide which book I read for English. And whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated!
Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever.
But don’t take my word for it. Read the book and decide for yourself.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.

“…fun and inventive take on the secret-blog concept…” –Booklist Online
"MY LIFE UNDECIDED is a super-cute read.  Brooklyn constantly makes the wrong decisions, but it ultimately leads her to discovering her true self.  I loved the blend of technology with modern day.  A fun book!” –Teensreadtoo.com
“You'll love it if... you want a book that you can read anywhere, from the airplane to the pool. This engaging story will grab your attention and leave you wanting more!” –Seventeen.com

My Life Undecided is Jessica Brody's story of fifteen-year-old Brooklyn, who feels like she's never made a good decision for herself. She decides to start a blog and asks her followers to make her choices for her, only to find there are some choices no one can make for her.” –TeenVogue.com



The wonderful people at Zeitghost Media have offered me the chance to give you a copy. Thanks Tara!

For your chance at what sounds like a fun YA read fill out the Rafflecopter form by Oct 16th and answer this question in the comment section of the post.


"If you were a fifteen year old today, would YOU put your fate and decision making  in the hands of blog readers? Why or why not?"



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8 comments:

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

When I was 15, I would have been to shy to blog about personal things even if there was no way anyone would ever know it was me.
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Hell no! If there's a decision to be made about my life--I'm going to make it. But it might have be interesting to bounce ideas around about options.

xsweeteternityx said...

"If you were a fifteen year old today, would YOU put your fate and decision making in the hands of blog readers? Why or why not?"

-I think it'd be interesting enough to know what others think and I would possibly try out some of the options that the others chose for me. However, if I didn't like the result, I wouldn't have.

I've read this book and it was super cute!

-Debbie W.

Patricia's Particularity said...

I wouldn't for every aspect of my life but I think it would be a fun experiment if I let Blog Readers decide on one aspect of my life.

Tiffany Drew said...

Definitely not! I want to make my own decisions based on my own research and I wouldn't want to be stuck doing something stupid just because I let someone else make my decisions for me.

Sophia said...

Ah! How awful would that be?! I'd never want to put my decisions in someone else's hands.

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

No! Definitely no! I don't want other people to decide things for me! Only in some cases, but I'd want just advice, not some to do decide everything I do.

Angie said...

No way! I would never let someone make decisions for me. Its my life, I should be the one making my own decisions. Everyone also has different opinions. So,that also effects our decision makings. If you want to do something, it should be based on if you love to do it. Not on someone telling you too do it.

Smiley Girlie said...

Naw I can't leave my fate at the hands of anybody else. If I make the wrong (or right) decision at least it was my choice and no one elses.