Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer ARCs Contest!

Up for grabs today are two gently used ARC copies of The Summer of Skinny Dipping and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. There will be two winners, one for each book! Both books I gave 4 stars, so I very much recommend reading them! Here's the descriptions from Goodreads + links to my review of each:

"Sometimes I still wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the very beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.
My name is Mia Gordon: I was sixteen years old, and I remember everything...."

After getting dumped by her boyfriend, Mia is looking forward to spending a relaxing summer in the Hamptons with her glamorous cousins. But when she arrives she find her cousins distant, moody, and caught up with a fast crowd. Mia finds herself lonelier than ever, until she meets her next-door-neighbor, Simon Ross. And from the very first time he encourages her to go skinny dipping, she's caught in a current impossible to resist.

Timeless in feel, The Summer of Skinny-Dipping is a poignant, literary coming-of-age romance that will live on long after summer has ended.



Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of SOPHOMORE SWITCH.

Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mom suggests they spend the summer at Grandma’s Florida condo, Jenna pleads instead to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she’s heard about — and the cute, plaidwearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness — but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?


- Open to U.S. addresses only
- Must fill out THIS FORM
- Two Winners ~ One for each book!
- Ends July 22nd!

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  1. Aww, too bad this is US only. Still, these are such lovely summer reads and I'm off to read your reviews. :D

  2. omg fantastic contest girl shame about the us only thing, good luck everyone!

  3. Sorry it's US only : ( My mom wouldn't let me do it internationally...hopefully sometime soon.

  4. Hello People!!!So How much Does It Cost To Ship In the US??

  5. Using media mail, it costs about $3-$4 to ship in the US : )

  6. I loved a summer of skinny dipping boys, I had to to go get it, who ever wins that book is going love it, they won't be able to put it down.


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