Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekend Random


I'm a finalist in Cherie's 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest. You can stop by here to vote for the finalists. Voting closes the 28th and winners are announced on the 29th. My entry can be found in my Monday post.


I found another fun blog hop that I signed up. It's the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Blog Hop!, hosted by Jaycee and Victoria. One of your female characters interviews another, with a picture and song accompanying the post. Heroines answer three of the questions listed on Jaycee and Victoria's blog (both blog links have the same details).


I recently read the bind-up edition of Simone Elkeles' RUINED series. These are amazing, contemporary YA romance books with a spunky, funny female lead.

From Goodreads:

One girl
Two guys
Three hot summers

'How to Ruin a Summer Vacation'
Leaving Chicago to go to Israel with her estranged father is the last thing sixteen-year-old Amy wants to do--until she meets handsome but aloof Avi, an eighteen-year-old soldier in the Israeli army.

'How to Ruin My Teenage Life'
Can a guy truly be your boyfriend if he lives in a different country? Avi might think it's possible, but Amy's edgy classmate Nathan wants a chance to prove him wrong...

'How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation'
Signing up for a ten-day boot camp at the Israeli military base where Avi is stationed might not have been Amy's greatest idea--especially since Nathan is there, too.


The bind-up had been sitting on my shelf for over a year! I can't believe I didn't pick it up sooner. That means I have quite a few gems in my library that I haven't read yet. 

Have a great weekend, everyone. 

30 comments:

Brinda said...

I voted! You are in 2nd right now.

Meredith said...

This is the only Simon Elkeles book I haven't read--it sounds fabulous! Have a great weekend, Medeia!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw you were a finalist - congratulations!

Melanie said...

Congrats on being a finalist. I just voted for you! :)

Melanie said...

Congrats on being a finalist. I just voted for you! :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

You find the most interesting blog hops and books, Medeia. Congratulations on being a finalist.

Karen Strong said...

Congrats on being a finalist! :) Going over to check out your entry.

Hope you feel better and get lots of rest this weekend.

Rachel said...

i LOVE those Simone books!!! I read them as galleys back in the day and they cracked me up - especially as someone who is American-Jewish (I went to Israel a few years...ok many years after reading the series). I just read Simone's PERFECT CHEMISTRY, which I liked too.

And now I am off to vote for you :)

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on being a finalist! :)

cleemckenzie said...

I'm never going to catch up with what's on my shelf. And congrats on that finalist slot!

Kelly Hashway said...

I love blog hops. I haven't done one in a while. I really need to.

Jemi Fraser said...

I loved your snippet - not surprised you're in the final! Yay!!

Sounds like a fun book with some intriguing undertones!

Insomniac #4 said...

You got my vote... good luck! The Ruined series sounds interesting--I like spunky, funny female protags.

Have a great weekend!

Leslie Rose said...

The Girls Just Wanna... blog hop looks like great fun. Off to go vote.

Andrea Teagan said...

Thanks for all of the great info and best of luck on the flash fiction competition! The Ruined series looks really good.

Andrea

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Medeia,
That book sounds different and interesting. Like you, I know I have some good stuff on my shelves that I haven't even discovered yet.

J.L. Campbell said...

Oh, and congrats!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrads!!! I voted for you, pal. Good luck, Medeia!!!!

Ruined series are excellent reads. Pick up them gems! They're shiny. Happy weekend.

Chris said...

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Dawn Simon said...

Congrats on being a finalist! And good luck!!

Those books sound great! I may have to check them out!

Enjoy the long weekend! :)

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Hi Medeia. Congrats on being a finalist. I'll head over and check out the voting!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Denise

StephanieD said...

Wow - finalist! I just voted for you. Crossing my fingers!!!

Suze said...

Voted for you, lovebug. Wish I coulda voted twice.

Nas said...

Congratulations on being the finalist! I just voted!

Good luck!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love these new covers. I still have to read the books. I've read all of Simone's other books. I wish we can get these versions of the cover in Canada.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm on my way to vote for you. :)

I haven't read these books by Simone.

Larissa said...

Ooh! THe bloghop sounds interesting, and I definitely want to check out those books!

Good luck in the flash contest! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Thank you so much your comments and votes. They mean the world to me. :)

I'll be visiting your blogs soon.

Heather Murphy said...

Congratulations on your second place win! I loved your story!

Samantha said...

Yay you got 2nd place!! And I'm so excited about the blog hop :D