Giveaways! July 30, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, contests.
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I just found out that there are several giveaways going around at the moment. This is what I love about YA: you have the chance to get a book you really want for free, because someone is always giving it away.
- If you’d like a shot at winning Cayla Kluver’s Legacy, head on over to “La Femme Readers”–there’s an awesome giveaway going on over there. Click here!
- You can win Graceling, The Hunger Games, or Water for Elephants over at “Today’s Adventure”. Check it out!
And keep coming back–I have some updates, and some fun memes that I’m going to be doing soon!
Lookie! July 22, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, contests, reviews and reviewing.
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Hey, guys! I have a contest thing to help me decide what movie I should review at Butterfly Forest. There is more info over there, so I suggest you check it out! I’m choosing next week, and I will not be taking any more entries after July 28, 2009, 11:59:59 PST. Hurry and enter!
Also, I will, again, be gone this weekend to camp. Au revoir!
edit: Also, take the poll below! I’m sort of wondering whether this was a good idea (I know, I sound so wishy-washy), so please choose one of the radio buttons and submit!
Happy Easter!! (And In Which Two Worlds Collide) April 12, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, contests, dreams, family, friends, holidays, religion, yearbook.
Happy Easter, everyone!! Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day! 😀
I woke up at five a.m. this morning to go really early to Mass (I’m Catholic, in case you didn’t know already) and sit at the front row. Then my parents and I went to IHOP for breakfast (I had some Nutella crepes–yum!), went home, and took a nap. I went to sleep at around noon, and woke up at six p.m. Go figure.
But anyway, the priest at the church I go to said something in his homily today that was really profound. People always say, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!” Today, he told us his favorite Easter saying: “Christ is risen, my life has meaning.” Even if you’re not Christian at all, or don’t even believe in God, Easter must have some meaning for you; it’s a renewal of your life that God gave you by His only Son’s death on the Cross. Our God is wonderful. 😀
So what’s up with the whole “And In Which Two Worlds Collide” thing? The “Two Worlds” are (1) my Internet social life (LRRH, Goodreads, Twitter, “The Swooning Board” started by the awesomely cool Faith 😀 , blogs, et cetera) and (2) my yearbook life. In a sense, they’ve already somewhat collided: a bunch of my yearbook friends are on Goodreads or Twitter or have a blog (my friend Olivia has a Twitter and a blog, and my Goodreads friends Chloe, Hailey, Aria, and Ms McCarty are all from yearbook, the first being an Editor-in-Training as I am, the two in the middle being Editors-in-Chief, and the latter being the advisor). But I had a dream today. (Not like a Martin Luther King, Junior type “I Had a Dream”. Just a dream-dream. Like when you fall asleep. 😛 😉 ) When I took a nap, I had this dream that I was e-mailing Aria (who is the head Editor-in-Chief) because she had asked Chloe and I about some little project she wanted to do to wrap up the year. Apparently, it was like a collage or video or something that contained every event that had happened in the year, and she was asking us for ideas for other things. Well, I responded with, “Hey, don’t forget that Celes got married to TG this year! And that hwalk is getting married!” Um…Aria may be on Goodreads, but there is no way that she knows Nerd Goddess or Heather. But she e-mailed back saying, “Oh yeah! I totally need to include them! I can’t believe I forgot!”
Um…wow. My dreams are usually crazier, but that was beyond weird because…it actually seemed normal. But in real life, that’s just weird. It’s awesome to think that if my two favorite worlds did collide, something awesome like that would happen. And as I stated earlier, they have, to a certain degree, “collided”. Not Collision, though. 😉
P.S. I may put up a post tomorrow about CoB April 2009! I haven’t done the random picking yet for what the category is this time, but I have a new idea for one, and I may put a link to another survey I have yet to make about my reviews! 😀
She is ALIVE!!! April 7, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, contests, miscellaneous.
YES!!! BB is ALIVE!! She’s alive, and she’s well! And she’s actually blogging!!! I know, AMAZING, isn’t it? She’s here, in person…wow. Wow wow wow.
And so why in the world were you gone, BB?
Um, heh heh, well. For a number of reasons. For one, school. Though the main reason is because I have to finish the fifty books lying around my house begging for me to finish them. Which I haven’t actually done yet. Ahem. But I think I needed that break. Right before I took my break from blogging, I was having this love/hate relationship with my blogs. I don’t know if you guys could “hear” it in the tone of my posts or not, but I had told a few of you guys in beforehand, like over gmail chat and emails and the sort.
But…you were on Twitter? And writing reviews?
Yep, I was on Twitter, quite a bit. I couldn’t imagine totally being cut off from you guys. And I did write a couple reviews, which I will post soon on Butterfly Forest. Yay! 😀
Then who won Celebration of Blogs?
Aha! Now the wonderful question arises! I am extremely pleased to announce our winners…*trumpet fanfare*
Q and GEEKSPAWNGIRL!!!!!!!!!!
You two were named as the bloggers with the best username. If I may say so myself, the award is well deserved. I second the votes that governed this outcome to occur. And no, I do not think stating so is an example of my partiality.
Now I have a question for you all: has my “voice” changed? I keep getting essays that say I have a “clear writer’s voice” or a “developing writer’s voice” at school, and somehow, I feel like I sound so much different than before in my writing. I think I’ve gotten to be a bit more eloquent. And critical. Especially of my own writing, and sometimes, when I write “like” in places where I would actually say “like” (such as “It was so like weird!”), I cringe. And it ends up there anyway. Other times, I think I’m starting to sound snobby. Am I? I just know I’m “talking” a little differently here. Seriously? “I second the votes that governed this outcome to occur. I do not think stating so is an example of my partiality.” A few months ago, I would have just said, “Congrats! I think you guys have cool usernames, too! And I’m not like being biased or anything.” Wow. I think I have changed. O.O
And can I clear up a few things too? I’m not sure whether confusion has arisen or not, but I am NOT using my LiveJournal. I know I posted on there a few days ago, but as of now I am certain I will not be using it. And I am NOT moving. No me gusta LiveJournal. 😦
My my my, I have so many things to talk about, but I don’t know where to start! Hm, how about a question? Ye or nay to having CoB this month? Or some writing from me? 😀
Celebration of Blogs: New and Revised January 19, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, contests.
So….I haven’t been on in forever. Things have been plain crazy, stressful, busy…you know how it rolls.
Anyway, last week or a couple weeks ago, Faith and I were chatting on gmail, and she gave me the AWESOMEST idea ever for CoB. Here’s a snippet of our chat (slightly revised by me):
Faith: How is the contest coming, do you know yet if you will need help with the votes?
me: hey! um, i haven’t gotten any [more] votes yet…thanks for asking though!
i’m not sure whether to do this contest annually anymore, though
Faith: OK! that’s weird no one is voting…
me: i don’t think people really like it
Faith: That’s weird, it sounded like a lot of fun to me. Maybe if you had a vote for one event a month?
me: hm, that’s a good idea. do you think it’s too late to change it?
Faith: No, you could just pick the one most people have voted for this month and say that you’ll be doing oen a month.
me: that sounds like such a good idea. gosh, you’re so creative! thanks! 😀
So, that’s exactly what I’m doing: slowing down the contest to one category per month. According to a few voters (and surveyers), they didn’t have the time to do it. This month is….
BEST BLOG USERNAME
Same rules as before (though I will post the official ones on a page here soon); everyone who has already voted will still have their votes count for this one and also for the ones following.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31, 2009, SATURDAY TO EITHER
BOOKBUTTERFLYANGEL [AT] YAHOO [DOT] COM
LADY [DOT] DASHTI [AT] GMAIL [DOT] COM
Um….I think that covers everything. If you have any questions, just email me. If you’ve already voted and would like to change your vote, go ahead and send me an email. Surveys are still going on, and I emailed the B1000 one, so please, if you haven’t taken it yet, just take five to ten minutes to one of them. Please? Thanks!! *goes off to post the official CoB rules* EDIT: I just started a CoB page here! Check it out if you have any questions or concerns!
♥Lots of Love and MOLD,