Monday, February 28, 2011

Giveaway winners and Love month wrap-up

First off, I really want to say thank you to everyone who helped me in creating this Love month event, from the fabulous guest posters to the friends who listened to me when I was stressed out, to everyone who commented and spread the word about Love month. It has meant so much that so many of you contributed. I wanted to make people happy in February, and I hope that this was achieved. I know that I'm happier knowing the levels of awesome that my readers are. Thank you all.

Before we get to the round-up of giveaway winners, here is an overview of what happened during Love month. There were a lot of topics that I wanted to cover and just didn't have the time for them, so you might see them popping up sometime in the near future (love poetry, love letters etc)


Love month Mr Linky
Favourite TV Couples
Favourite Love stories
Real life romantic moments: Marriage Proposal
Waiting On: Love Stories
Wedding Songs
Favourite YA authors who write love stories
LGBT love stories
Real-life romantic moments: Airport meeting
Love Stories on my TBR shelves
High School Crushes
What influenced my idea of love
Romantic couples in history, part one
Post-It Love
Romantic couples in history, part two


My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day
A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
Rules Of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart
Swapped By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
By Midnight by Mia James
Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton
Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin


A reader's response to Delirium by Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase and Ink and Paper

YA boys I will always love by Lyndsey from Heaven Hell and Purgatory Book Reviews

Recommendations for Younger Readers by Luisa Plaja from Chicklish

Why Didn't I Hire a Wedding Planner? by Vivienne from Serendipity

Comparing Love Interests by Suey from It's All About Books

Expectations of Love by Ali McNamara

Lessons Jane Austen Taught Me About Love by Stephanie Burgis

A discussion on love in YA by Sya from The Mountains of Instead

The trouble with loving YA boys by Laura from Sister Spooky: Book Fangirl

Greatest description of Love in a song by Emma from ASAMUM BOOKTOPIA

Susie Day on the books she writes by Susie Day

A love poem by John O'Halloran

The Good Guy by Tricia Rayburn

Favourite couples in YA by Kirsty from The Overflowing Library

Portia and Vance by SusanKMann

The loyalty 0f Puck from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Love by N from g r e y s q r l

Top 10 Favourite couples by Dwayne from Girls Without A Bookshelf

...And now for the GIVEAWAYS

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (UK HB)
Winner: Carrie from TeaBelly

Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day Winner: Jessica L from JessHeartsBooks

From Notting Hill With Love ... Actually by Ali McNamara Winner: Kulsuma

A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis Winner: The Library Owl

Swapped By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja Winner: Cem from Cem's Book Hideout

Congratulations to all the winners, you should each have already been emailed. Please respond as quickly as possible with your postal addresses and the books will be sent out very soon!

The rest of you, thank you (again!) so much for taking part in this with me. I've had a lot of fun!

...and just because I thought it was a lot of fun, here are just a few of the anwers to 'Love is...' for the Delirium giveaway:

knowing that you want to grow old with the person you are with and knowing that no matter what they will be there for you

A child's hand in the palm of yours.

the warmth that can envelop even the iciest of hearts and allows even the heaviest of souls to soar and fly like a butterfly; gliding from flower to flower, simply, peacefully and content.

...a puzzle. It encounters joy, hapiness, jelousy and pain. It triggers our emotions that make you no longer hide.

... passion, vulnerability, happiness, frustration and excitement... all rolled up in one!

making cups of tea and tucking you up in bed when you are ill. It's cleaning the bathroom and going out in the middle of the night to buy toilet roll because no one else has. It's buying your favourite biscuits. It's laughing at your jokes. It's rubbing your feet and playing with your hair. It's a choice you make everyday, in small ways and big ways, to say 'You. I choose you.'

Aww. Such a beautiful month, February. Thank you all.


  1. Thank you so much for running Love Month, it's made for wonderful reading!

  2. Thanks for letting us be a part of your wonderful month of Love. See you this time next year for the second one!

  3. Congrats to all the winners! I know I didn't comment very much throughout your love month, but I did enjoy it! You did a great job!

  4. Thanks so much for A Most Improper Magick. I'm so excited! I've really enjoyed Love month on your blog. Every post was always of the highest quality :)

    Also, thanks for including my 'Love is...' answer. I had fun coming up with it (it's the third one!).

  5. Aw, love month over :( Congrats to the winners!

  6. You've absolutely outdone yourself with your Love month posts. I may not have been able to comment on all of them, but I've been reading a lot of them and am still planning on catching up on that which I never got around to! Loved the reviews, loved the guest posts - and lvoed your personal stories as well :)

  7. Thanks for an awesome month - has been brilliant reading everyone's different takes on love, and my TBR pile is now stocked with temptation!

  8. I loved Love Month - thank you very much for a wonderful month!

  9. Congratulations to the winners!

  10. I'm so sorry I missed this, Clover. I would have joined in somehow! I hope you do this next year, because I will be there for it. It looks like you had a very enjoyable time, lots of books talked about, and new ideas about love. Congratulations, Clover!

  11. Viv - Oh, I don't know if I want to commit to doing this event again! It was a lot of fun, but so much work!

    Becca - Thank you for saying so :)

    Library Owl - I'm actually quite jealous, I really, really want read AMIM!! And oh, I wasn't sure if people wanted their answers outed, which is why I left it anonymous, but I really enjoyed your answer :)

    Zoe - I know! You don't think it went on a bit long?

    Tammy - Thank you! :)

    Susie - Oh I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for taking part :)

    Luisa - Thank you for being so wonderful and helpful :)

    Deniz - Definitely, lucky them :)

    Susan - Thanks! Still up in the air about next year...


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