what started as a simple shameless quest to win an ARC of The Demon's Lexicon (in which I have failed at every turn) has led to a habitual obsession with entering book contests everywhere! I have yet to win a free book but I am really enjoying the fact that for the first time in years I am venturing forth off LJ into the wilds of the internet.
To vote you have to register, but shut up, it's the most adorable forum EVER. They have YA BOOK THEME HEADERS. I almost went with the Jace theme, (see, angst and issues almost buried, I am getting steadily closer!), but settled on the Wicked Lovely theme because it IS lovely. But I also love the default theme and the cherry tree theme! but i digress. Register and go vote for Shadowed Summer! Or for your favorite. I really need to read Evermore. I almost bought it the other day and now I can't remember why I didn't.
And then, post-vote, please do nominate Forest of Hands and Teeth for March! ZOMBIEEEES. Seriously, I love this book.
I have stumbled upon a number of blogs that focus on book cover design, and they are amazing. And they're full of design ideas, publishing insights, and artist links, it's basically the best thing ever. My two favorites: The Book Design Review and Caustic Cover Critic (LOVE). But there's also this, which - I don't even know what this is exactly, and it's all in French, but it's awesome and it makes me happy.
what are your favorite songs to dance to? YOUTUBE LINKS, I WANT THEM. I want to add them to my "I don't feel like dancin'" playlist, which is currently the only thing keeping me from going postal at work.
DREAMWIDTH GOES TO OPEN BETA TONIGHT AT 9:00 PM EDT. Details here. Permanent accounts and paid accounts also go on sale then. I am here at bookshop. There's a lot about DW I'm uncertain and confused and boggled and overwhelmed by, but on the whole, I'm really excited. I think this is a fantastic thing and I hope good things come from this for fandom.