Sunday, March 17, 2013

Birthday Week Picks & Giveaway!

It's my birthday week!!! \(*0*)/ *throws confetti* And what an awesome week it will be! Not only am I expecting some awesome books in the post, but it sees the release of both a book and a music album I'm super-excited about! I'm literally vibrating with excitement right now! XD

My birthday week plans consist of a lot of heavy reading and stalking the mail carrier - glamorous and exciting, I know! :} I hope to get some writing done too, if at all possible - maybe my Muse will show up for the cake and give me some of her precious time as a birthday present (a girl can dream. ;).

For this wordly blog, the week will see a review of one of my favorite 2013 reads on Monday, mention of one of my most anticipated 2013 reads for Waiting on Wednesday, and a shiny new Currently... post on Friday! I'll also be squeezing in a book teaser on Tuesday - from Kiera Cass's upcoming The Elite!

But enough about my fabulous plans - what are these releases I'm so excited about?? Without further ado, my 2013 birthday book and music picks!:


The Art of WishingTitle: The Art of Wishing
Author: Lindsay Ribar

SummaryMargo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.

Why: I heard about this book when they announced its release last year and was immediately struck by just how me it is. I've been scrambling to get an ARC for months (reading a book in paperback is the only way I truly enjoy it), and I finally won myself a copy last week - from the author herself!!! It arrived in the mail yesterday, to much squealing, and I now own a personalized, signed copy! My birthday = MADE.

Releases: March 21, 2013
Find It On: Goodreads


Same Trailer Different Park
Artist: Kacey Musgraves
Album: Same Trailer Different Park

Why: I became addicted to the song Merry Go 'Round when they first played it on the radio many months ago, and it hasn't lost it's hold on me since. A snippet listen has found that the rest of the album should prove just as awesome (Dandelion, especially), so I'm looking forward to a Tuesday trip to Target to grab me a copy!

Releases: March 19, 2013
Find It On: Amazon


And now, to give you a reason celebrate my birthday with me, I'm giving away another one of my favorite 2013 reads - Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger! (You can find my gushing review of it here.) I was lucky enough to snag another ARC, so enter below for a chance to win this awesome read! (U.S. only - sorry!) Good luck!

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Thank you to everyone for celebrating my birthday week with me! I hope you have as awesome a week as I do! :)


  1. I'm so excited for your birthday and your birthday week! And look at you with all the ARCs lately, it seems you have the special touch! For my birthday I will be at work as it falls on a Wednesday this year.

  2. Happy birthday, Skye! :) I hope you have a wonderful week!


  3. EEEEEKKK! BIRTHDAY WEEK! That's like one of my favorite weeks of the whole year! I hope you soak it all in and every day brings new excitement and joy and wonder. Also hoping that the mail carrier brings your packages in a timely manner. I TOTALLY know what it's like waiting for that special package. It seems to take longer the more excited you are for it. Heh. ;)