What A Nerd Girl Says Three Year Blog Birthday and Giveaway!

OMG GUYS!

Can you believe my blog is celebrating THREE YEARS of existing today? I have had this little ‘ol thing for three years now. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this because I seriously can hardly believe that my blog is three years old. THREE years old. If it was a child, sale it would be walking and talking, and maybe learning to count and eating cheerios and watching Disney Jr and probably throwing tantrums…its insane.

I literally just had a mental image of my blog throwing a tantrum right now and it made me laugh out loud because how ridiculous does my imagination truly have to be to imagine my blog throwing a tantrum…

I gotta say, when I started this blog three years ago, it really started as a way for me to be like, look, come to this website and watch me ramble on how much I love books and nerdy things and also listen to me defend YA literature over and over and over and over and over again.

And those things are still a HUGE reason why I blog but my blog has morphed into something much more. Now I’m reviewing the actual books that I read…and I’m part of teams that support them and get the word out about them. WHAT? That’s insane. Totally normal to me now, especially with ARCs of book showing up in my snail mail and email inboxes on a weekly basis, but if you would have told me that was a thing three years ago, I would have been…wait, what?

If you would have told me three years ago that I would have over 300K views on my blog, and over 2000 followers, I would laughed. I have 1538 followers on Facebook, 1345 followers on Twitter, 1997 on Tumblr and 2346 followers on Instagram. And yeah, in the grand scheme of things, I have such a small following. But I adore each and every single one of you because you guys are so enthusiastic, SO encouraging and just plain awesome. And the fact that I’ve had several of you write me letters and emails and come up to me at events and tell me good things and ask to take pictures with me? Just absolutely blows my mind. I’m not famous in the slightest (oh and I know this) but hearing things like that from you guys means the TOTAL world. You guys are the ultimate rock stars.

I gotta throw some shout outs to my fangirl besties: Sylvia, Alex, Cassie and Steph. You guys are so awesome, you are there throughout every fangirl adventure, whether its a book event, a movie premiere, an insane road trip for ONE day at a book convention (I still can’t believe we did that) or just eating a TON of food and talking about books. This blog wouldn’t be what it is without these girls because they’re the ones that get me into all these adventures and ridiculousness and they help keep the reading passion alive. When you can talk for HOURS about fictional characters as if they’re totally real? They’re the winners!

Also a huge shout out to every single blogger that I’ve come across, because you are all awesome and you work just as hard, if not more, than I do and all of your blogs and beautiful and inspirational and this blogger community is so kickass.

Thanks to Courtney and Allison for being the most badass librarians around and for believing in me and supporting me and talking about me in their presentations because that’s pretty cool.

My dad because seriously I don’t know how many other dads put up with the fact that their 27 year old daughter lives at home and takes up most of her space with her ever growing book collection. One day, there won’t be enough room for me to even sleep in this room. I’m still deciding if that’s a bad thing or not ;)

Every single YA (and NA) author out there who has written an amazing book. You guys are the reason this blog even exists. You guys have become my friends (which still blows my mind, every, single, time) and my encouragement and as long as you guys keep writing these awesome books, I’m gonna keep promoting the hell out of them.

Lastly (I feel like the music would be turning on at this point if I was saying this at the Oscars or something…), a shoutout to ALL the nerd girls out there. Let your nerd girl flag fly high and proud. You can be girly and badass and you can do your hair and make-up and curl up with a book. You can be anything you want to be and don’t let the haters (cough cough boys cough cough) get you down because you all ROCK!

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Now to the fun part ;)

The Giveaway!!!!!!!

SO many prizes :)

Prize #1

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-A Copy of Cora Carmack’s All Lined Up, A signed All Lined Up postcard, a signed All Broke Down postcard and an ecopy of Elle Kennedy’s The Deal

Prize #2:

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-A Signed Copy of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered, a Signed Unremembered poster, a Unremembered bookmark, an Alienated bookmark, a Trust Me, I’m Lying postcard and an Ex-Gen button

Prize #3:

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-A Signed ARC of Robyn Schneider’s Extraordinary Means, an ARC of Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall, a Signed How We Fall by Kate Brauning postcard, and a bookmark and magnet for Michelle Levy’s Not After Everything.

Prize #4

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-A signed copy of The 100 by Kass Morgan, a signed copy of Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver and an ecopy of Tonya Kuper’s Anomaly!

Prize #5:

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-The ultimate swag pack with bookmarks, buttons, postcards, sneak peeks and more from authors such as: Michelle Levy, Jennifer L Armentrout, Danielle Paige, BT Gottfred, Shannon Messenger (signed), Tonya Kuper, Sabba Tahir, Victoria Aveyard, Cora Carmack (signed), Sara B Larson (signed), Lindsay Leavitt (signed) and Mary Elizabeth Summer! Includes a tote bag!  

The Rules

Because, yes, there have to be rules!

The contest will run from today, May 23rd until June 6th!

The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest end. If winner(s) do not respond within a 24 hour period of contact, their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

Come back every day to share on Twitter and Instagram to earn more entries!

This giveaway is in NO way endorsed by any authors, their publishers or any other affiliates.

What A Nerd Girl Says is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. It HAS happened before, but only once!

How to Enter!

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Thanks again guys for showing all your support, as always. You guys are rock stars and I can’t wait to be celebrating FOUR years next year!

PS. This is the image you need in order to enter the Instagram portion of the giveaway!

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Girls Gone Sci-Fi Giveaways!

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Missed out on the Girls Gone Sci-Fi tour featuring Jessica Brody, patient Jessica Khoury, Lauren Miller and Tamara Ireland Stone this past March? Well fret not, my friends! My friend and sometimes-partner-in-crime, Katie went out to the tour and snagged a TON of swag, and now its your favorite time: GIVEAWAY TIME!

Here are the Prizes!

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This Prize Includes:

Girls Gone Sci-Fi Poster signed by ALL Four Authors

Time Between Us Button

Unremembered Sneak Peak Mini Book and Bookmark – Signed by Jessica Brody

2 Free to Fall Tattoos, Diotech (Unremembered) tattoo

4 Bookplates – One for Each Author

Free to Fall Magnet (with QR Code for first 50 pages!)

4 Free to Fall Stickers

Origins/Vitro Double-Sided Postcard

Little Shop of Stories Bookmark, Free to Fall Bookmark, Vitro Bookmark

Free to Fall Bookplate – Signed by Lauren Miller

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This Prize Includes:

Free to Fall (Lauren Miller) Tattoo

Jessica Brody Book Plate

Free to Fall Book Plate – Signed by Lauren Miller

Unremembered Sneak Peek Book and Bookmark – Signed by Jessica Brody

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There will be TWO winners, one of the first prize, one for the second. Remember, you must respond within 24 hours in order to claim your prize, if you’ve won. This giveaway is not endorsed nor affiliated with the above authors or their publishers.

Now, time to enter! This is a short-run giveaway so get your entries in fast!

Easy cheesy through the Rafflecopter!

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Good Luck Everyone!

And thanks again to Katie for grabbing all this awesome swag for a giveaway!

Tammara Webber and Between the Lines Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, pharm I did an interview with one of my absolute favorite authors of all time, Tammara Webber. She is a young adult/new adult author of the Between the Lines series and her standalone novel, Easy.

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The Between the Lines series so far is three books, with the fourth releasing in August, and is about the tricky yet enviable life of teen celebrities, in particular, Reid Alexander. Reid Alexander is everything that is a Hollywood actor playboy, and you watch him as he parties and lives the high life…but also lives the low life as well. Reid is the first person I thought of when they were casting Jace Wayland for City of Bones. Of course, Reid isn’t real…so that didn’t really work. The books, the books. They are absolutely fantastic, fun, sexy and also can give you some teary moments as well.

Easy is Tammara’s standalone novel, and is a beautiful novel about Jacqueline and Lucas, and the dangers of acquaintance rape and the importance of being able to defend yourself. It is a truly beautiful book.

I was SO honored to be able to interview her and I am SERIOUSLY counting down the days until the fourth Between the Lines book, Here Without You, releases. You can read the full interview here.

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Now, with the release of Here Without You just weeks away, I thought I’d do a little bit of a giveaway here.

So that’s exactly what I’m going to do!

There are TWO winners and TWO prizes!

Prize #1

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An ebook copy (for either Kindle or Nook) for the first three novels in the Between the Lines series!

Prize #2

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An Ebook Copy (for Kindle or Nook) of Easy

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You can find Tammara at:

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Rules and Such

Its SO easy to enter, you just go to this link right here to enter.

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The contest is going on NOW, and will end on July 30th!

Anyone can enter, even international, because I believe I can send ebooks internationally as well.

Share, share, share!!!

I will notify the two winners very soon after the giveaway is over. If the winners do NOT contact me within 24 hours, via email or Facebook, I will choose additional winners!

Good luck!

Win an Autographed Copy of Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare!

So as some of you may know (or you may not, nurse and in that case, viagra approved welcome to my blog!), I went to meet Cassandra Clare for the second time yesterday. Though this time, it was extra special because I won the Biggest Fan award and was able to personally meet her and interview her.

There’s all kinds of cool pictures and my video interview that I can’t wait to share with you, once I get that all! I also have some funny stories and all that to tell you guys. It was a BLAST and Cassie is seriously…just a wonderful person, and a fantastic author.

But while I was there, I decided to do a little something for my fellow TMI/TID fans. I got an extra copy of Clockwork Princess and had our dear beloved author sign it, as you can now see below.

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The absolutely gorgeous cover.

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Its a first edition so it comes with the family tree! Don’t worry, I took a picture full of glare and blur so if you haven’t had a chance to get the book yet, there’s no spoilers :D

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All pretty and signed!

Want a chance to win this lovely signed book? Its easy enough to enter,  you just need to do ONE of the following!

By April 1st, 2013, do ONE of the 4 options below:

1. Become a follower of this blog. On the right side of this entry, there is an option for that. Any new follower will be added to the drawing.

2. Follow me on Twitter @anerdgirlsays and tweet “I want me some Clockwork Princess!”

3. If you’re already a follower of this blog, simply comment below with “I want me some Clockwork Princess!”

4. Become a fan of “WhataNerdGirlSays” on Facebook and post “I want me some Clockwork Princess” on the wall!

Remember, you only need to do ONE of these, though you are more than welcome to follow  my blog, my twitter or my facebook page :D

I will be doing the drawing on April 2nd and will notify the winner of their prize! Don’t forget to share with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Good luck everyone!

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A quick added note: I will ship ANYWHERE. So don’t worry about what country you live in, please enter!