Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The BEA Book Fort! Plus prize pack giveaway of BLOODLINES and more!!!

We're finally recovered from BEA and have organized all of the amazing books we snagged, so it's time for a week of awesome posts and giveaways!

Three of us attended BEA, thus the total number of ARCs and finished copies of awesome books was a little.... impressive. And we have the sore arm muscles to prove it!

Somewhere along the way, someone made a joke that we had enough books to build a book fort. Then we realized that we actually kinda did.

Operation Book Fort commenced! And we videotaped it!

LOCATION: Sara's office, during her housewarming party
FORT-MAKING (AND VIDEOTAPING) HELPER: Geoff, of the Gay in Public blog
MISSING FNC-ER: Janine, who just bought her first home! Yayyy Janine!
NUMBER OF BOOKS: A fortful!*

Part 1: The Blueprint!

Part 2: Almost there!

Part 3: THE FORT!
In which our fort gets a flag,
and we try to name all the books we got...
without being able to see the titles.

(Thankfully, I edited the end of the video before we got really goofy.)

Part 4: The Giveaway!
The great news for you guys is, since three of us attended BEA and frequently split up on the floor, we ended up with a couple duplicate copies of incredible ARCs.... and we have an awesome paranormal prize pack to give away!
Up for grabs today is...

Bloodlines - Richelle Mead

Undercurrent (Siren trilogy #2) - Tricia Rayburn


 The Shadowing: Hunted - Adam Slater

And the best part?

*** This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering! Check out the winners HERE. ***

(Because Frankie really didn't want to leave the fort,
so we just kept recording her.)

Part 5: In which Geoff's not really recording, right?
And Sara sees the Fort for the first time.


Part 6: In which Frankie threatens to go all Katniss
on your ass if you attempt to harm the Book Fort.

Part 7: In which Geoff admits he thought we were exaggerating
when we said we'd build a fort. Silly Geoff.

And because BEA is about more than just books, stay tuned this week for recaps of BEA events, the Teen Author Carnival, and the This Is Teen signing at Scholastic! We met so many authors and bloggers, and we can't wait to share with you! 

If you attended BEA - what was your favorite part? What book were you most excited to get? What authors did you meet?

* This is a totally official numerical representative.... or it's my not-so-subtle way of admitting that we didn't actually count the total number of books.


  1. Haha that is definitely a book fort of awesomeness. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win 'Bloodlines'!! =)

  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    I want tyo win Bloodlines!

  3. I love the book fort! Wish I had one...

  4. @Ashley - haha thanks! Good luck with the Bloodlines giveaway!

    @Adriana - You're welcome and good luck! We're so excited for this book!

    @Addictedtolife - We loved it too! It was sad to take it down, but there were books to be read!

  5. Wow! I know you got tons of amazing books. And you'll get to read the awesome ones before they come out. Lucky you!

  6. I'm so glad my admission of underestimating your collective madness made the cut! (My dad would have a field day with that sentence.)

    Nice work on an excellent fort, and good luck with the giveaway!

  7. OMG! I would love to get paid to read books! I love books sooooooooo much and I want to write books! Maybe one day you will be reviewing my books and it will be awesome! I wish I had your awesome job but I'm not even 16 yet! OMG OMG OMG BEST JOB EVER and I would love to have Bloodlines because I love her work,its awesomely amazing!(: And yes my last name really is Smiley! :D

  8. @Natalie - Reply's via email!

    @Geoff - We couldn't have done it without you!

    @tetesmiles - Sadly, we don't get paid to read books, but we do love and appreciate getting amazing ARCs for review!

    @Jessy - Book forts are the best! Maybe you can make one from the books you have at home... or find a really friendly librarian who doesn't mind you building one in the teen section -- as long as you put them all back in order! hehe

  9. That's awesome! I wish I could have gone to bea! :S
    And thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  10. I am entered in the giveaway!!

    Fort of books..Guinness Book of records me thinks...you may have cracked it!!

    I feel the urge to fly over from Australia to BEA next year as it sounds a lot of fun..maybe I can convince blog partner and our hubbys to look after 6 kids between them and come over??

    Nice dream:D

    Michelle A.


  11. All these videos were so fun to watch and I love the book fort! It's great to see Delirium presiding over all the books as the official book fort flag and I agree that Katniss would protect the fort, if she knew it existed.

    BEA was a blast and blur. I was there for all three days, but have no clue what I did because it seemed to happen so fast. One of my highlights was meeting Tahereh Mafi, since I read Shatter Me the week before BEA and needed to gush about it. I was able to get a picture with her and tell her about my crazy love for the book and my fave passage (it's on page 71). Another highlight was chatting with Michelle Hodkin several times and meeting Lauren Oliver. In fact, BEA as a whole was amazing! I'm hoping to make it again next year.

    It's very kind of all of you to spread the BEA book wealth, but I hope you all get a chance to read the books too :)

  12. Replies via email, guys! Thanks for commenting!

    @Nikki - Thanks -- glad you enjoyed! BEA was crazy! It took a couple days to recover and sort through what we'd brought home, and the book fort was a fun way to do that! I'm over halfway through SHATTER ME now, and I'm completely engrossed!! Because three of us attended BEA and split up most of the time, we ended up getting doubles of some books. Don't you worry -- we're reading them all! We just decided that, for a couple books, we'd pass around one copy for us to read and give away the other -- share the excitement!

  13. Great post! The Vampire Academy is my favorite book series and I can't wait for Bloodlines.
    I wish I could go in BEA but I live too far away.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win Bloodlines

  15. LOL! That's ahmazing!! The videos made me laugh so hard!!!!!! :DD


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