Saturday, September 1, 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration Featuring Caroline Bock (giveaway)


Welcome to the 1st day of our 2nd Anniversary of Book Reader Addicts on Facebook! We will be celebrating all month long!

My goal for this month is 1: PARTY! 2: Show how much I appreciate you guys for following us and 3: hopefully introduce you to some wonderful authors. There will be a little over 90 authors stopping by all month long so I hope you enjoy!

To start us off I would like to introduce you to:
Caroline Bock, author of LIE!



End of Summer Writing Thoughts

 Did summer inspire you as it did me – not to write?

I traveled this summer – to Florida, to Baltimore, to Washington D. C. and to Comer, Georgia--seeing Disney, museums, The National Zoo and its (maybe) pregnant giant panda, and my father in Georgia for his 82nd birthday. I didn’t write. I had a pocket-size journal with me, plain black and white composition style, and scribbled some notes that I am not sure I’ll be able to decipher when I’m back home: lightening over Cinderella’s castle, stopping for greasy, dripping barbeque by the harbor in Baltimore, feeling my father’s bones when I hugged him. 

As August ends, with the school year for my kids is in sight, I am anticipating a return to  routine: my two kids off to school and me at my desk in the basement, writing. Routine is critical for this writer.  I keep regular hours.  I set goals for my writing. Ten pages a day. Read and revise at least ten more.  Don’t look at email until you’ve done the above I draft a ‘to do’ list every Monday morning for my writing goals and by Friday it better be done – or I’m working the weekend. You’ll often find me at my desk early on a Saturday morning finishing up.  I hate when the boss, (me), yells at me.  When I left the keyboard in June, I was spent, wasted, exhausted. I had finished another novel. 

Instead of writing these past eight weeks, I read a lot as if other people’s stories would revive me— and to some extent their words did, though none more than my father’s. He warned me to drive carefully on the eighteen hour trip back home, to buy my kids ice-cream on the road from him, and pushed a ten dollar bill at my seven-year-old daughter as if I couldn’t be trusted, and to not waste time: write more.  I’ve travelled far enough -- and am ready—and eager—
 to write more.  

Did your summer vacation inspire you? 

Thank you soooooo much Caroline for stopping by!!!!

Here's a little about Caroline: 

 Caroline Bock is the author of LIE, the acclaimed contemporary young adult novel about a brutal hate crime, from St. Martin’s Press, celebrating its first anniversary this week. Her new novel – BEFORE MY EYES – will be published by St. Martin’s Press in early 2014.  More at www.carolinebock.com



 Everybody  knows, nobody's talking.  That's what's being passed from friend-to-friend as seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police in her nice suburban Long Island town.  Her boyfriend Jimmy, baseball and football star--a  Scholar-Athlete -- stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she's the prime witness along with Jimmy's best friend and accomplice Sean.

But when Skylar and Sean  begin to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim's brother steps up to demand justice, they must figure out why they followed Jimmy--and if they will lie to protect him-- and themselves.



Caroline has been kind enough to offer a copy of LIE for 1 International winner and 1 US winner!

All giveaways that happen this month will end on October 7th.
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30 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, great to meet you. Summer did not inspire me to write until the end, when I realized it was over already and then I was inspired :). Thanks for the great post :)

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  2. What is a summer vacation? LOL
    I worked all summer, plus taking care of all the chickens throughout the heat wave was a job in itself.

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  3. Yes, I think! Lol!
    I spend all my summer reading all the books that I couldn't read because of school! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm intl! (Ileana-rafflecopter)

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  4. Not really. Fall is my favorite holiday and fall things inspire me.

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  5. Nope, my summer is spent trying to keep 4 kids occupied :)

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  6. I wish I could afford a summer vacation! I have so many cons I want to attend, and so many friends to see. :)

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  7. Well, I didn't do much for summer but I love the sunshine!

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  8. there is no summer vacation for me. i have to work every day, no matter it summer (dry season) or rainy (wet season). so, no.. summer vacation didn't inspire me something or anything :p

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  9. LOL i guess...idk lol we got a new house! i guess it inspired me to get a new house haha!!! Thanks for these amazing giveaways!!!!

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  10. Yes, started a new business venture with 2 friends.

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  11. my summy summer was all right but not inspiring.

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  12. I didn't have a summer vacation. I took my kids to the pool alot and the park that was fun!

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  13. Summer vacation inspired me to do more. I felt like I did not do much this summer that was worth anything. I have started writing again and stgarted some more endeavors that should prove to be very interesting

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  14. It was not inspiring or anything but I enjoyed it. :P

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  15. I inspired my kids to do a bunch of art projects.

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  16. Yeah, I read all summer! It was amazing!

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  17. My summer vacation inspired me to read! I read all summer - my Goodread goal was 80 and I am at over 100 already. As a substitute teacher to K-6, I love to read over the summer so I can tell the kids which books are great in the upcoming year.

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  18. We don't really have summer vacation here :(

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  19. i live on tropics country so we don't have summer vacation

    -Lilian S

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  20. iam live in indonesia so my country dont have a summer vacation
    thanks for the chance..

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  21. the only thing I got from my summer vacation is that I really need to be at work more often so I don't get fired.

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  22. In a way it did. Went and experienced some different cultures in Sarawak, Malaysia so that was fun!

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  23. I prefer spring, but summer had its benefits. Like longer nights ;)

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