Waiting on Wednesday 2/24...And Birthday Bash Winner!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming novels we just can't wait for! We all know there are a ton of great books coming out this year, but this week, I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Heart is Not a Size
Author: Beth Kephart
Release Date: March 30, 2010

Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. . . . Or are they?

When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine other suburban Pennsylvania kids to Anapra, a squatters' village in the heat-flattened border city of Juarez, Mexico, secrets seem to percolate and threaten both a friendship and a life.

Certainties unravel. Reality changes. And Georgia is left to figure out who she is outside the world she's always known.
Taken from Amazon.

I just love the sound of this one. It's deep, beautiful, meaningful, and poignant. While I don't absolutely adore the cover, I think this is going to be a stunning read, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!


I know what you're all really waiting for thought...the winner of my Birthday Bash Giveaway!!!

As promised, I'm announcing the winner on my actual birthday. I put all the names in a hat last night, shook it up, dropped some out, put them back in, shook it up...(repeat this sequence 5 times until we decided to use a bucket instead) annnnddddddd the winner isssssss................

Amelia from Imagination in Focus!!!

Congratulations, Amelia...send me an email to claim your prize, and I'll get this lovely bundle of goodies sent off to you ASAP!

For everyone else - don't worry! I have a couple fun flash contests coming up, so get ready to flex your creative powers...this should be fun!


  1. Yay! Congratulations to the winner AND a very happy birthday to you, Melissa. Have a blast today =)

  2. What a lovely interesting cover.

    YAH Amelia! Congrats :)

  3. Love the sound of the description! I agree on the cover, not the greatest.

    Happy Bday, Have a wonderful HAPPY day!

  4. congrats amelia!!! The book looks really good...Ill have to add it to my TBR, which is currently over 500 books...;D

  5. Hey wow thanks Melissa!
    And a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! :D

  6. Ohh this looks really good and I really like the cover! Congrats Amelia and Happy Birthday Melissa, have a great one :)

  7. Happy Birthday Melissa!!!
    The Heart is Not a Size sounds like a wonderful book.
    Congrats to the winner!

  8. Happy Birthday, Melissa!! Great pick, it sounds really intense! Congrats to the contest winner :)

  9. That book does sound interesting! Congratulations to the winner, and most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!! :)

  10. I actually quite like this cover, for some reason. It's cuteish!
    This book does sound super good!!
    And congrats to birthday winner!

  11. Sounds like a different type of book. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  12. The setting and the percolation of secrets both create very positive images for me. Will be looking for this March 30.

  13. I love your blog, it is so cute!!!

    The book sounds fantastic, and I must say I really love the cover, I'll make sure to look into it when it comes out!

  14. Happy Birthday!

    As for your WoW, I have seen a number of people posting this book. Here's Mine.

  15. I really like the sound of THINAS too, it seems like one of those books that just stick with you...nice pick :)

    Congrats to Amelia!

  16. congrats to the winner!!! and happy birthday once again :)

    btw you won an award!


  17. Happy Birthday to you. I love the title of this book. Can have so many different meanings.
    Contrats to the winner..You are so lucky!!

  18. oh so lucky amelia! happy birthday melissa -- i could not find pear wine, so i am drinking pear cider on your behalf. A cheers to you on your birthday!

  19. Happy Birthday Melissa - I hope you're having a fantastic day!!!


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