Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop (Ends 8/1) WW


Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop
July 27th to August 1st

Hosted by Colorimety & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

I want to welcome you to my stop on this blog giveaway hop.  I racked my brain yesterday thinking of something just a little bit different, and I think I came up with it!  The prize offered will be a book of your choosing (as long as it is not over $15) from book depository or Amazon, and the giveaway is open worldwide.  I know, that's kind of boring, but that is not the interesting part.

If you are like me, you have a massive wish list or TBR list or whatever you would like to call it.  I have literally thousands of books on my list, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to pick the next book I get to read for fun (that is, if I can ever stop agreeing to read books per author and tour company requests).  I don't know if you ever have this problem, but I do.  

There are several ways you can choose the next book.  You can take a book recommendation from one of your friends.  You can walk to book shelf (or pile) and randomly select the next book.  You can even go to a site like Book Seer, put in the last book you read, and find out your next recommendation.  Amazon and other sites have similar features.  There is even one that I read about where you go to random.org, put in the number of books you have on your list (1 to whatever) and have the site give you a number.  You go back to you list, find the number on your list, and that is the book you read next.


So, my dear readers, carefully read your entry options on the rafflecopter form.  The giveaway ends August 1 at 9:00 P.M. Pacific time.  And don't forget to hop on to the next blog on the list for more chances to win!
And just so you don't think I am asking you to do something I wouldn't, I am going to try the last method I talked about.  I will not use the information to choose my next book, but I will at least give the method a go.  I have 1645 books on my TBR list (one of many lists I could have used), and random.org chose #1438.  And this is the book it says I should read:

Interesting.  This actually has over 900 reviews, and most are positive.  This is an author I have never read before.  I just might have to check into it.

Have fun!








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93 comments:

  1. To be honest i don't need a method at the momentn i've entered a challenge so i read the books that enter those and if i get a book for review it has the priority
    so now it will be the secret life of copernicus springfellow- review

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  2. I used the Book Seer which is a real fun site and my result was "The Clockwork Teddy" by John Lamb. Cozy mystery, yay!

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  3. I went to the BookSeer and let them know read The Hunt and they recommended among others, Monument 14 which I would love to get! Thanks for the chance to win. Awesome site:)

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  4. I went to the book seer and it recommended Seraphina.

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  5. I used the BookSeer and one that they recommended was The Maze Runner

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  6. I went to BookSeer and they recomended Legend.

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  7. Ah, I'm currently reading Going Too Far too! I'm halfway finish and it's really great, I tell you. Anyway, for my next read, I tried to use random generator method. Among hundreds books in my TBR list, I got number 43, which is Unearthly by Cynthia Hand :D

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Hope you enjoy Going Too Far`

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  8. I tried two of your methods. I walked to my bookshelf & randomly picked out Deadly Embrace by Jackie Collins, so I'll be reading that next. I also went to the Book Seer site & it recommended I read New Moon by Stephanie Meyer, but I've already read it & love it. Thanks :)

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  9. I did the random.org method, my TBR doesn't cross 100 books, I think I'd be dizzy if I had to choose a book to read from hundreds of books. It generated number 7 so I ended up with The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice, I have like 6 of The Vampire Chronicles books and I haven't read any yet. I guess it's time to hop to it and start one.

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  10. I did the random.org method. My TBR (of books I own anyway) is 115 books. Not too, too bad. I drew number 18 which is Sweet Evil by Terra Lynn Childs. Don't know when I'll have a chance to get to it, but it's on the list!

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  11. Book Seer was fun, just tried it. I am reading Pandora's Box by Katie Salidas and it suggested Soulstone next book in the series.

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  12. I took a book recommendation from one of my friends. She recommended me to read City of Bones. Now I'm going to read it.

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  13. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I picked a letter in the alphabet and chose the first book on the shelf whose title started with that letter.

    It's Love Story by Jennifer Echols:)

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  14. I tried The Book Seer, & The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe came up, & I'm rollin' with it! What fun!
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway!

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  15. I tried The Book Seer. I just finished Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and it recommended Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn. :)

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  16. I used random.org and entered the number of books in my TBR pile and it picked a number & the book that went with it was The Body FInder.

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  17. I used random.org and the book that matched the number I got is Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Helen Halstead
    This is a very fun way of picking books to read.

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  18. There were 88 entries for this giveaway, so I used #88 on my GoodReads TBR list....The Red Tent by Anita Diamant --Thanks!!

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  19. I have had The First Grave on the Right in my TBR pile for ever, well actually all the books out so far in the series and I just never get to them, for the same reasons you mentioned so I decided to join a read a long and get it done. Not only do I get to read a great book but I get to discuss it with fellow bloggers and have fun too!

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  20. I went with Random.org I have 177 book on my TBR list it chose #38 which is Sever by Lauren Destefano-book 3 of a series so since I haven't read book 1 maybe I'll try book1 which is Wither. I kind of like this way of choosing bewcause I am feeling buried and unsure of what to read next too!

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  21. I put a random pile of books on my bed and closing my eyes, pointed my finger at the one I would read. My finger chose Hallowed by Cynthia Hand. :)

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  22. All I do is choosing one book that appeals to me from my bookshelf

    -wni

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  23. I went with random.org & then went to my TBR list on goodreads...It chose book number 255 which is Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson. x

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  24. I also went with random.org and got Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate. :)

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  25. I did random.org - but the book it led me to turned out to be a sequel, so I need to read the first one first - which is Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven.

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  26. I went with random and got Onyx

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  27. I used random.org and it told me to read Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce

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  28. I would choose Seraphina by Rachel Hartman! I already know that because I've been dyyyying to read it but I'm on a book buying ban, haha!

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  29. I used random.org and got The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott!

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  30. I used The Book Seer! xD
    Because I've just red Seraphina by Rachel Hartman...

    Among the recommended are:
    Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Crown of Embers Rae Carson

    Would really love to read them, if only they were out and could be bought. :P

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  31. I used Book Seer; the last book I read was Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown, and my results were

    For Darkness Shows the Stars
    Hemlock
    The Vicious Deep
    Shadow and Bone

    Looks good! :D

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  32. HEHE!! I did the Book Seer....I just read The Demon's LExicon....seer chose The Demon's Surrender , which is kinda obvious but also a few others like White Cat by Holy Black, which I have this series on my shelf to read:D

    MIchelle

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  33. I went on random.org and got Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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  34. I told the book seekers I just finished Insignia, & the site recommended I read Partials by Dan Wells next.

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  35. I went to Book Seer, and as I just finished Storm Born by Richelle Mead, it told me to read Succubus Blues by her, followed by Thorn Queen.

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  36. I used random.org and came up with #17 - With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1)
    by Jennifer Lane

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  37. I used Book Seer and it told me to read Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye. :)

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  38. I tried the random.org method. I guess I'll be reading My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher next. :)

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  39. I use goodreads and my "own but haven't read yet" shelf and go to random and see which book it chooses for me to read :)

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  40. Asked the random.org god and Try Me by Olivia Cunning was chosen.

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  41. I used random.org and I got Nevermore which is on my shelf and I always find some other book to read.

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  42. I used Book Seer and it told me to read Such a Rush. It's kind of funny because that's the book I'm starting to read already. :D Think I'm going to use this website from now on :D

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  43. I used random.org and got Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare :)

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  44. I used random.org and got
    Once a Witch (Witch, #1) MacCullough, Carolyn

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  45. I used random.org and I got Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.

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  46. I used random.org and got The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

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  47. I choosed randomly from my bookshelf and I got Anna Dressed in Blood.

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  48. I've thought I was the only who had used random.org to choose my next book! The method I use today to pick my book is looking at my bookshelf and seeing what book catches my attention first. So this time my next book will be Rites of Spring Break by Diana Peterfreund.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. the book seer says I should read
    Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

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  50. I`m very choosy about the book I want to read next, but still I`ve tried Pick-It-For-Me challenges and random.org AND nothing works. I usually spend like a day thinking which book I could start and then just decide by the titles or covers :D
    This time I think I`ll read Crash by nicole williams because it kind of reminds me of Beautiful Disaster

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  51. According to Book Seer (I just finished Cinder by Marissa Meyer), my next book should be:

    - The Selection by Kiera Cass
    - Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
    - Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
    - Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) by Robin LaFevers
    - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
    - Starters by Lissa Price
    - Legend by Marie Lu
    - The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    - Enclave by Ann Aguirre
    - Insurgent (Divergent) by Veronica Roth

    These are actually all on my TBR list! However, like you, I am behind in my reviews so I'll just be picking what's next in my review queue!

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  52. I gave my last book (Crown of Embers by Rae Carson) to the Book Seer and it gave me"



    Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
    Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) by Laini Taylor
    Outpost by Ann Aguirre
    The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater
    Promised (The Birthmarked Trilogy) by Caragh M. O'Brien
    The Crimson Crown (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima
    The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
    Defiance by C. J. Redwine
    Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) by Ally Condie

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  53. I have all my books cataloged on my Reader-wear software. If I don't already have my next book chosen, I go to it and randomly choose a page and then a book. If it is a series book then I read the first (and usually all the rest I have on hand)

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  54. Going by my Goodreads TBR list, random.org gave me the number for a book that doesn't come out until next year, so I did it again and got Drink Deep by Chloe Neill, which is funny 'cause that's the next book I'm buying!

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  55. Mine's easy. I want to read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I just finished Hunger Games.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  56. I tried bookseer and they recommended the paranormalcy series!

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  57. I used random.org and came away with Black City but it hasn't released yet so I did it again and came away with The Book of Blood and Shadow so I plan to get it next from my local library! :D

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  58. Random.org chose #1108 out of 1335 to reads. That would be Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I used Random.org which gave me #738 - Lois Lowry's The Giver - I'm going to read this one next week!

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  60. I tried random.org once but it had an error so I think I'd choose The Body Finder by Kimberly Darting or Legend by Marie Lu from my friend's recommendation:-)

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  61. I went with a friend's recommendation to read The China Study and joined a read-along for Ghost Medicine so they decided for me! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  62. Book Seer recommended Between Shades of Gray.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  63. Very interesting, thanks for the link Ruth.
    My book is # by Book Seer - recommended Amazon too
    # Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jane Austen
    as I read Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte, always keep reading this amazing book.

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  64. I used the Book seer and I got 10 hits and combined with random.org I got Such a Rush... But I usually don't decide like that. I love to pick out my own books and I do it when I know I've won. I don't like to get my hopes up... Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

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  65. I used the app, Seer as provided and it gave me a list of 10 books, of which I do have some on my TBR list! They're pretty good, but I usually choose my reads based on my reading schedule and commitment with publishers! :D

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  66. I layed 10 'books in waiting' across the floor and carried one of my cats into the room and I went with the one he wandered to 1st-good choice, an ARC I won by Lisa Kleypas. Thanks Abe! :) barkergirl33@hotmail.com

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  67. I used bookseer.com. Great site! It recommended about 10 books (half of which I read and a few others on my wish list). Divergent was the first on the list and I love that book! Thanks for the idea!

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  68. I used Book Seer (last book that I read was Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout) and one of the books that was recommended was Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I have pre-ordered it and I can't wait to receive and read it.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I used the Book Seer, and since one of the last I read for pleasure (it was a review book, ARC, but I LOVED it, so it was pleasure too, lol) Moonglow by Kristen Callihan so it tells me to read Firelight or Ember by same author, so I will do both. I already had bought them, just had not read them yet. SO I will read them, as soon as the 2 review books I am in the middle of are done. :)

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  70. I use my friends' recommendations, and because of them I became a huge fan of Jennifer Armentrout.

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  71. I chose the Book seer and it suggested
    This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
    Chosen Ones (Lost Souls) by Tiffany Truitt
    The Selection by Kiera Cass
    Gravity (The Taking) by Melissa West
    Crewel (Crewel World) by Gennifer Albin
    Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) by Ally Condie
    Defiance by C. J. Redwine
    What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One by Kat Zhang
    Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose) by Fiona Paul
    Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

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  72. Usually, I take a book recommendation from one of my friends. Other times, I find out what people is reading on Goodreads. If they rave about a particular book, a good rave, of course :D and it happens that the very same book is on my TBR list then I might go with it :)

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  73. I've closed my eyes and chose one book at random from my TBR pile. I got a battered copy The Chamber by John Grisham that has been sitting the for quite a while. I've already started and can't believe I waited for so long to read it! It's impossible to put down.

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  74. I used book seer and it recommended me the books:

    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    The Beginning of After

    Some of the other book recommendations I've already read, or have already planned on reading.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I used the random.org method and got A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

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  76. I used book seer and got Something Like Normal by Trish Doller! Good thing I received that in the mail today! :)

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  77. Book Seer (thanks for introducing this one!) had Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer in the list. And I have that one sitting in my pile. woot.

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  78. Wow! How come I have never heard of Book Seer?!?! It is such a great site. The last book I read was Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and it has recommended me to read Seraphine and Shadow and Bone, both of which are great books as far as I have heard. Thanks a million for introducing this amazing site!

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  79. I did the last option too! I have 125 books on my shelf that I haven't read and random.org picked #32 which is Firelight by Sophie Jordan.

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  80. Book Seer picked Throne of Glass...which is great b/c that was one of my next week picks!

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  81. I randomized my TBR list for August and according to Random.org I should read The Curious Incident of Dog in Nighttime first thing this August!

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  82. I used the Amazon recommendation and it suggested THE LADY IS A VAMP by Lynsay Sands....but I will have to buy that book today, lol.

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  83. I tried the Book Seer & got 10 amazing recommendations that I still haven't read, one of which is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, including it's sequel, and I was planning to read it soon anyway, so now I have my next read ;)

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  84. I'm going to try out Book Seer. Thanks for this. I can be so indecisive at times.

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  85. I went to Book Seer, and it told me that after reading Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, I should try Starters by Lissa Price. Very cool, I'm going to have to use that site again...not that I really NEED more recommendations since I'm like you with thousands of books on my TBR list lol. Thanks for the great giveaway (and the fun book picking ideas). :-)

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  86. I used The Book Seer and it didn't work for the last book I read (Peter Pan) so I used one of my recent 5-star reads (Divergent), and although it recommended Divergent to me twice, it did give me other options like the Maze Runner series

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  87. I don't really have a system...I read for tours and in between I read my ARC's!

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  88. I don't have a system. Just pick up other book and it's all.

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  89. I spun around blind folded and I picked! *NOTE: do not do this if you vomit easily*

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  90. I like getting recommendations and For Darkness Shows the Stars was one of them.

    I also used Book Seer, very cool! I put in Under the Never Sky and got:

    Insurgent (Divergent) by Veronica Roth
    Starters by Lissa Price
    Partials by Dan Wells
    Enclave by Ann Aguirre
    Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
    The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
    The Selection by Kiera Cass
    Legend by Marie Lu
    Article 5: Compliance is Mandatory by Kristen Simmons
    Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer


    Very interesting!

    Rafflecopter name: Nikki O

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  91. I tried Book Seer and at the top of the recommendations is Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter. That's now at the top of my TBR pile.

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  92. I tried the random.org and it said my next read should be "Wicked Woods" by Kaitlin Gow.

    Thanks for the giveaway =D
    -Becky

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