Monday, September 27, 2010

Too Much Kewwwtness

First of all, I want to commend all the bloggers, readers, and writers who stood up for banned books this past week! I am proud to be a part of this community.

Second, I want to thank all of you that watched my deceptively useful vlog on How to Vlog these past few days. I very much appreciate all of your kind comments and support, especially considering how nervous I was to post it. I know it seems silly, crazy even, to be so nervous—most people probably wouldn’t get palpitations at the thought of posting a video of themselves flashdancing in knee socks. You’d probably even laugh at my night sweats and flash vomiting induced by the thought of recording myself eating Cheetos and getting orange gunk stuck in my teeth in a playhouse and then posting it online for all people to watch for the rest of eternity….

Oh man.

Finally, I want to just get on with it and announce the winners of my Banned Books Giveaway. Lots going on today, so I won’t waste your time with frivolous chatter.

But OMG, tell me this isn’t just ridinculous.



Cute Kitty


Shooooo Kewwwwwt…I could just eetchoo all up!!!





OMG, stop! Just stop already! Too frigging kewt, garsh durn it!

Taco baby


I know, right? I’m such an arse for dragging things out.


But the Kewtness! It’s too rideeculous and shadorable! How can you hate me for that??

And the winners are….

2 copies of SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson


Pre-order of THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney
The Mockingbirds



Banned Book Bracelet
Each charm is the cover of a YA banned book, except for one charm which reads: “I read banned books”

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Congratulations, winners!! Please email me with an address to which I can ship your prize!

Big thank you to all of you who entered! Once again, I’m left in the position of not having anywhere near enough prizes for all entrants. Which makes me feel kind of like this.

But if you would like to get any of these books or the bracelet on your own, just click on their images, and it will direct you to websites where you can find them! The bracelet was made by Carolyn Forsman, a talented artist I met this summer at the ALA convention in DC where I purchased several pieces, including this bracelet.


PRACTICAL NOTE: I’ve been trying to visit a lot of your blogs, but I’m discovering that many of you don’t have them linked in your profiles, like this:


If you do have a blog, and you would like me to stop by and I haven’t yet, please connect your blogs to your profiles and/or shoot me an email and/or leave a comment on this post with a link (or after you’ve linked your blog to your profile).* Linking your blog will also help others find you after you’ve followed their blogs or left a comment on their posts. That said, thank you so much for becoming my bloggie friends and for stopping by just to see what this place is all about. I mega heart you.

P.S. It’s also possible I have overlooked your blog because I’m a moron. If so, my most sincere apologies. All of you mean a great deal to me. One of the best/easiest ways for me to get to you is if you leave a comment.

P.S. There were some other things I wanted to announce, but there was too much kewwwtness taking up space. So come back tomorrow, yo.



*To link your blog to your Blogger profile, on your Blogger dashboard, go to settings—Basics—and next to “Add your blog to our listing,” click YES. You’re welcome.


  1. If I couldn't have that bracelet, I'm so happy it's going to find a home with the Princess!! I love Courtney! LOL. :-)

    Congrats to the other winners, too.

  2. Oh my word those are the cutest things ever! I just want to eat up that little white kitty!

  3. How did I miss out on a chance for these prizes?? HOW, I ask? Thanks for the link to get that bracelet, especially. I have to have one.
    You're awesome.

  4. That little girl crying is not cute! LOL!!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners - this was a particularly brilliant giveaway!!!

    Oh I do so know what you mean when I click on a new follower and their blog isn't linked to their name but then sometimes they don;t have a blog to follow. :-)

    Take care

  5. WooHooo!!! I won, I won, I won!!!

    *ahem* I mean, thank you so much for graciously hosting this wonderful giveaway and, even though I know we're all winners, I'm so grateful that I've won a prize. Oh, and I want world peace!

    *dances off to send Carol an e-mail*

  6. Those kitties are SO cute! And congrats to the winners!

  7. Congratulations to all the winners! (And oh, those kitties!)

    I have the same problem with trying to visit blogs, but can't find the links on bloggers' profiles. :)

  8. Aww, those kitties are adorable. Yay, Courtney. That bracelet is super. Thanks, Carol, for another wonderful contest.

  9. Congrats to the winners! Those pics are adorbs. Adorbs to the max.

  10. Congratulations to the winners!

    And is that why I can't follow some people back? Better make sure mine is linked, too.

    And no way I'd post a video of ME anywhere!

  11. Congrats to the winners.

    Your vlog was great, Carol! So great. I loved you eating cheetos and flashdancing. Kudos to you for doing it!


  12. That baby looks cute enough to eat. No relish on mine, please.

  13. First, those pics are ADORABLE! I dare anyone to look at them and not say awwwww.

    Second, congrats to the winners. Ironically, I was out with daughterling this weekend and saw a copy of Speak sitting by the register at a consignment store so I bought it.

    And finally...I agree with you about unlinked profiles. ARGH! It drives me crazy

  14. Those kitties are so cute! I was just scrolling through the comments and loved Rhonda's reaction since it was pretty much mine too. Congrats to the other winners and thanks for the contest. We mega heart you too :)

    *is off to send an e-mail*

  15. Those pictures are so friggin cute. Congrats to the winners.
    I hope you are well.

  16. OMG those pictures are cute!!!

    Congrats to all the winners! Lucky! :)

  17. Congrats to the winners. Nice contest Carol, and sweet pics.

    I'd like it if you read my blog. :) Though i don't write much about books - baaaah, I'm soorry!

  19. oh my goodness! I want to real SPEAK so bad! Yay thank you so much !! :) Will e-mail you shortly! Thank you! :)

  20. Congrats to the winners!! Always so generous you are.


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