Monday, December 23, 2013

Giveaway: Dare Yourself In the Spirit of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

So these few days, I've been feeling a bit restless and have been idling around the household doing nothing-- so much that my mother's initial reaction has gone from annoyance to incredulity. 

But I've been brainstorming a lot about what to do on this blog for Christmas and beyond and I want to do something--


silly! crazy! exciting! cute!

Because I'm bored out of my bones and this is what I do when I'm bored out of my bones (yes, I've watched The Hobbit 2, and Catching Fire, and Frozen and God-knows-what). 

Here comes the neat part.

I have been reading a wonderful book which has kept me in a warm, fuzzy, romantic holiday mood (think: snow flakes, pretty lights, fireplace, moleskin notebooks):

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

I love the entire idea of this book and so far it has been the only thing occupying my brain cells (other than Math homework). 

So, I've decided to hold a giveaway, titled (it has a long title, bear with it):

Dare Yourself In the Spirit of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

The giveaway will last from 23rd December 2013 (most exciting day before the day before Christmas!) till 15th January 2014. The winner will win a copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, but more importantly, every single participant in the giveaway will be emailed a crazy, bookish, silly dare to complete in 2014 by me personally. 

So it's a mixture of the Christmas mood of doing nice crazy things and also a New Year Resolution-ish sort of fun giveaway!

  • [1 winner] Win a copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

  • [Everyone] Receive by email a personal book-related dare from me to complete in 2014

I'm not sure if that's actually an attractive incentive or a detractive one, but if you are in the mood for some daring bookish feats-- enter away!

Before I go, one more thing: I loved Frozen and it made my holiday magical-- take a listen, I hope this song does the same for you! 

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  1. Well, at the moment the thing I am most excited for is happening in a few(ish) days. On the 2nd I've got a job interview for Flight Centre and I am really hoping I get the job because it means good hours, good money, and good amounts of travel! :D :D

  2. I'm excited for summer of 2014! I'm going to travel with the family. ;)

  3. I'm excited to start preparing for my LSAT test!

  4. It's actually a mixed feeling for me. I'm excited yet anxious at the same time for the year 2014. Excited because a lot of good books are coming out next year (and I can finally read Cress by Marissa Meyer!) but anxious also because I'm in my 3rd year in college and that means TONS of paperworks and other school related stuff and another year filled with sleepless nights. Gah. In other words, it's gonna be a stressful year for me. Nevertheless, I just hope 2014 will be a fun filled year for me (despite the stress that the school will put me in). :3

  5. book and movie releases!! :) 2014 will also be the start of my internship/on the job training.. excited for that as well! :)

  6. I'm trying to get my hands on S (created by J.J. Abrams) by Doug Dorst and Letters of Note by Shaun Usher. So many good books!

  7. Jeez, there are so many things I'm excited for. Like SUMMER haha. I want to spend as much time as possible reading and watching movies. I HAVE to watch that Lego movie, and Vampire Academy, and The Fault in Our Stars. (I have to read that too!)
    Obviously, there are all these book releases to look forward to. Too many to mention but examples: The Break-Up Artist, Into the Still Blue, Isla and the Happily Ever After.
    And by the way. I saw Frozen a few days ago. I was crying during that Let It Go sequence.. It was the most beautiful and heartbreaking moment ever. I am looking forward to owning this movie on blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy! Haha. Glad you enjoyed the movie too :D

  8. I'm going to graduate and new boooks! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  9. What a fun book- it sounds so different from anything I have read and I love the idea of a Book Dare. :) Awesome! In 2014 I am looking forward to building up my finances (even if I can only do it a little at a time).

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway. :)


  11. im most excited for new adventures!!!!

  12. I'm most excited for becoming a better person

  13. AHHHH I was in Malaysia when you sent me an invitation to join in D: Is it too late to join the fun? But this idea sounds amazing, Sel!! :D <33

  14. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
    Unbound by Kami Garcia
    Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

    I cant wait for those books to come out!!! Im practically squeeling. Im hoping City of Ashes (the Movie) comes out later this year. I am also looking forward to Mockingjay Part 1

  15. I honestly don't know what I'm excited for 2014. I guess I'm excited to see my novel working it's way through the end because I do hope to publish a book some day. And I do hope to see my current novel getting published because in a way, it does mean a lot to me because of the message I am trying to get across to the readers.

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