Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Summer Reads, One Contest

I've never been so glad for Friday to come. This weekend promises to be a busy one filled with seeing friends, housework, and revisions on yet another WIP*. Summer makes me more productive, even if I feel like dying while I do it.

Since we had our unofficial kickoff to summer almost two weeks ago, it's time to think about beach reads. You know those light books with no dark themes that you devour while you take in too much sun? The Paper Hangover peeps want to know ALL ABOUT THEM.

Confession: I've only consciously picked books with summer in mind once. That was last year for the week I was at the Cape Cod version of The Real World house. This year I'm planning out the entire summer of reads, but here are my top five in cover form.

That first one, by the way? I'll be giving away later this month. However, I'm also giving something away today.

During NaNoEdMo, one of my writing friends Megan had this awestome-tastic notebook she was sticking her notes in. Instead of a metal spiral, it was plastic. Even her plotcards had them. The paper was designed for notetaking. What was this thing I've been missing?

Image courtesy of Lifehacker
A Circa notebook from Levenger. Levenger is this fancy pants store for the "serious" reader and writer. I went and picked up the starter kit and I fell in love. It's like if a notebook meets a binder without the clunky factor. I shared mine during Weekend of Awesome and the girls got all excited. It was immediately decided I should give one away.

So I am.

To read more about the Circa Notebook, you can go to the Levenger site or read about it at Lifehacker. I'm still working on my Circa for the assassin project, but once it's complete. I'll share it with you all.

To enter the contest, you must be a follower. The contest will be open until June 19th.

Erinn, Kat, Pam and Quita are also doing Weekend of Awesome giveaways. Don't forget to check them out!

But, back to the original topic. I need some more good summer reads. Lurkdom, what do you suggest?

* Not to mention catch up time on the end of Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries.
________ hit of the day: The Damage by Tapping the Vein


  1. I LOVE LEVENGER and the CIRCA notebooks. I have given them as presents, but never had one of my own. Sigh. I think they are so fantastically smart.

  2. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS?! Yes please! I love that book to little bitty pieces.

  3. Ohhhhh, you don't even know what you've started! I've never heard of those notebooks. They may give my trusty Moleskin a run for it's money! :)

    Good summer read list, too!

  4. Good choices for summer reads. I really liked Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance.

  5. I really need to read more in general.. I still need to read the "Generation Dead" books Miranda recommended before.

    The notebook sounds super awesome :D

  6. That is one cool notebook...I wonder do they ship to Ireland?

  7. Of course, I commented! I'll be back after I blog too.

  8. great notebook. thanks so much.


  9. Have you read the Iron Fey series yet? If not, you should totally read it with me this summer. :)

  10. I will definitely have to pick up Anna and the French Kiss this summer. I've been saying that for ages! Also, want to check out this store for "serious" writers lol. :)

  11. P.S. Adding thanks for adding my contest to your side bar! Adding yours to mine as well and including the contest in my Monday Opportunities post! :)

  12. Levenger products are some of my faves, but I've never indulged in a Circa. I'm starting a new business, and this would be wonderful to keep me organized.

  13. Oh my goodness...pick up ANNA and read it RIGHT NOW! I adore that book! Also, I entered to win the Circa. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  14. Very very cool notebook! :)
    I haven't read it yet, but apparently Anna and the French Kiss is beyond amazing!

  15. I've actually heard several people mention this store/brand in recent days. Definitely gonna have to check them out!

    I've only read Anna, of those listed, but it was a very cute book! I hope you enjoy it. :D


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