Welcome to Link Salad, where you just might find something interesting to read…I have some breaking news and lots of giveaways from various blogs (including this one!), and even an excerpt from an upcoming release. Let’s get the serious stuff out of the way first, shall we?
Amazon has just announced that it has made a deal to acquire Goodreads! I’m not sure how I feel about this, but my first reaction is to be worried. Goodreads is critical to my life as a blogger, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. When companies buy other companies, what that usually means is that something is going to change, and maybe not in a good way. You can read the story from Shelf Life here. What do you think about this acquisition?Let me know in the comments.
Author Rick Yancey’s new book doesn’t come out until May 7th, but it’s already been getting lots of hype, and some pretty decent reviews. Shelf Life has the new trailer for the book, and you can also read the first 54 pages! Click here to see and read more. I’m very excited to get my hands on a copy of The 5th Wave, a YA alien invasion story.
Have you ever participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt? Well, if you love YA books and authors and you love the chance to win stuff, your next opportunity to play is coming April 4th. The YA Scavenger Hunt happens twice a year, and is sort of like a blog hop. You go from one website to another looking for clues, and entering contests along the way. There are some huge grand prizes, and lots of smaller ones too. Bookmark the YA Scavenger Hunt site and don’t forget to check it out next week!
Do you love Legos? I do. I’ve been collecting Legos for years, and I’m always fascinated and impressed when people come up with original things like this LEGO Bookshelf Safe from The Brothers Brick. OK, I’ll admit the reveal for this was a bit anticlimactic, but hey, I know you’re intrigued now and you want to click here to see it in action!
Kara and Lyn at Great Imaginations have another speggtacular giveaway going on. This time they have an Easter-themed contest, and you can enter to win a surprise book of your choice! They’ve given you some clues as to what each book might be, but it’s up to you to figure it out. You still have eleven days left to enter! Click here to play the Eggs-celent Bunny Book Hop Giveaway!
Over at the Midnight Garden, four winners will get to pick from this fantastic selection of new releases! You still have twelve days to enter. Click here for all the details!
Finally, I still have a few giveaways going on right here on Books, Bones & Buffy. Check them out:
I have two signed copies of Bruised by Sarah Skilton, but I’m only giving away one unless I get 20 more entries today! If you’re interested (and you should be!) in reading this stellar YA debut about a girl who has a life-changing experience, click here to read about Bruised and leave a comment on the post. That’s all you have to do to enter! I’m pulling the plug on this contest at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time today, and I’ll be announcing the winner right after that. If I make it to 50 comments, then two commenters will win!
I adored Cat Winter’s YA debut In the Shadow of Blackbirds, and she was nice enough to answer some questions on the blog. You can read my interview and also enter to win a one-of-a-kind charm bracelet (hand-made by Cat’s sister) that is themed around the story. Click here to read more and enter!
I’m participating in the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop, and you can win your choice of a mermaid-themed story! It ends April 2nd, though, so HOP on over right now to enter!
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