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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway!

Edited: Added another option to the Grand Prize: a $20 dollar Amazon card OR a 100 page crit.

This month celebrates not only 100 followers here on the blog, but also the start of my querying and entering online writing contests. Thank you for encouraging me to push send, and for being with me on the journey.

Right now my life feels like this and I'm enjoying the ups and even the downs of the ride:

So, what can my lovely readers win?

1. I've always thought that the 100th followers should get a prize.  So for Kim, who blogs at Confessions of a Bibliophile and is nearing 100 followers herself, I'm giving a 1st chapter critique (or 1st page and query crit. if preferred).

2. Because I've seen the need for new eyes on queries, I'm giving away 3 query critiques.

3. And because I can't live without reading (seriously guys, I've considered learning to read Braille in case I lose my eye sight) one winner will receive their choice of my favorite 2012 reads: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green; Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; Icefall by Matthew Kirby;  or Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

4. The grand prize winner will receive a 100 page critique from me (Yes, this means when I reach 200 followers I'll be giving away a 200 page critique!) OR (edited to add) a 20 dollar Amazon gift card-winner may choose.

To enter:
1. comment on the blog and tell me your favorite read of 2012  (1 point)
2. follow my blog (5 points)
3. tweet or blog about this contest (3 points)
4. write a hauki about your favorite book of the 2012 (20 points)
4. add up your points (1 point)


  1. Lola and the Boy Next Door. It was pubbed last year but I read it this year so...I'm going with this one:

    Climb in my window
    And style my hair anytime.
    Cricket. Cricket. Swoon.

    30 points, baby. I'm in it to win it!

    Congrats on your followers and for putting your book out there. ;0)

    1. Yay! I didn't know if anybody would do a Haiku! I'll accept Lola, although I was strict with myself-a ton of my fav. reads this year were from 2011;)

  2. Congrats on the 100+ followers!

    1. Shattered Soul by Jennifer Snyder
    2. Already done.
    3. Tweeted
    4. Skipped it due to laziness
    5. 10 points

    1. Thanks for entering Suzi! Excited for a book recommendation that I haven't read. Yay! Added to TBR:)

  3. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

    And I'm totally writing a haiku!

    Antler collars chafe
    Darkling boy and orphan boy
    Kisses, mayhem, doom.

    And I tweeeted, I'm a follower. I did ALL the things.

    30 points for me!

    1. I knew you'd choose this one:) I love Antler collars chafe line. Yay for doing ALL things:)

  4. Alright, (one of) my favorite book was The Sea of Trolls...

    Berserkers and trolls
    A boy's quest to save his sister
    Loss, friendship, and joy

    Alrighty. So, that gives me 27 points. Woo to the Hoo! :) And congrats on the 100 followers!

    1. Thanks for the follow-and the haiku! I have added The Sea of Trolls to my TBR

  5. Congrats on the followers! My favorite read of the year would have to be...Fire by Kristin Cashore.

    1. I did love Fire. This year has been filled with great reads!

  6. Just followed your blog! I finally read The Perks of Being a Wallflower this year. It was fantastic. But my fav 2012 debut was Crewel by Gennifer Albin (I got my hands on an ARC ;)

    I'll do a haiku for Crewel:

    the universe loom
    lucky girls spin life and death
    caged, trapped in a room

    So, 27 points pour moi!

    1. I can't wait to read this one. Jealous you got an ARC. Thanks for the follow!

  7. Only one? Hmm. All right. I loved INSIGNIA.

    Two avid gamers
    Fighting on opposite sides
    A war game romance.

    And that should be 27 points. :)

    1. Thanks for entering Jeni! I *gasp* forgot about Insignia. Must read NOW!
      Impressed with all these Haikus. Maybe I need to do one...

  8. I have to look at my Goodreads "read" shelf just to see what all I read this year....

    Well, my favorite book this year is a toss-up between Hammered by Kevin Hearne, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and my current read, Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel. I really can't choose only ONE of these!

    I follow under the name "Cathy Keaton" on Google Friend Connect.

    My total is 7 points (+1 for adding them myself, right?)

    1. Thanks for entering Cathy! I Loved Clockwork Prince. Cassandra Clare is brilliant. I have to check out the other two.

  9. Hey, Robin, thanks for the fun contest!

    I've read a lot of books in 2012 already, but so far my favorite has been SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
    Others I've loved are POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole (TBR 10/12); UNRAVEL ME by TAHEREH MAFI (sequel to SHATTER ME.TBR 2/13); FALLING UNDER by Gwen Hayes

    My touch is deadly
    My heart is broken and sad
    He wants me, but no

    Actually that's the first haiku I've ever written, so I'm not sure it's absolutely right :)

    POINTS: 30

    1. Impressive Kelley! I'm honored to have your 1st haiku on my blog:D

      And I haven't read Shatter Me either-now it's on my TBR list

  10. Congrats on taking the querying step! That's awesome. :)

  11. Congratulations on your 100 followers! Woohoo for ya! *Throws confetti*

  12. Whoo hoo! I'm a winner!!! I'd love a first chapter critique... how do I submit it to you?
    And congrats on entering the querying world... that is a big step. Good luck!

  13. Whoo hoo! I'm a winner!!! I'd love a first chapter critique... how do I submit it to you?
    And congrats on entering the querying world... that is a big step. Good luck!

    1. Kim-send to c.robin.hall (at) gmail (dot) com with Kim 1st chapter crit. in the subject line:)

  14. 1. Wow. Just ONE favorite?! Okay, I'm gonna go with Delirium by Lauren Oliver. (Though the sequel was a disappointment. Perhaps because I put the first on a pedestal I loved it so much.)

    2. I follow your blog already :)

    3. I tweeted here:

    4. A world without love
    I just could not live in it
    Because I found you

    5. 30 points!