Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Spreading the Awesome": What's It All About?

Everyone is talking about "Spreading the Awesome!" So, what's it all about?

Here are the facts:

Young adult (YA) author, Elana Johnson came up with the idea that it was about time that someone pay tribute to some of the seriously amazing authors—and their ten-star-deserving books, by having what L. T. Elliot referred to as a "Hug an Author Day!" So, Elana has comprised a list of over 60 blog posts, each with their own tribute to their favorite book and some with contests included. All you need to do is read the posts by the blog owners and decide if the book is the one you want to read, join their contest if you like, and enjoy thoroughly yourself as you are "Spreading the Awesome!"

Here's a list of Recommended Reads:
(Any Blogger/Blog Owner with *** have CONTESTS on their sites!)

Blogger/Blog Owner -- Author (Book):
Elana Johnson – Kathleen Duey (Skin Hunger, Sacred Scars)
Christine Fonseca*** – Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games, Catching Fire)
Lisa and Laura Roecker*** – Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall)
Emily Ann Benedict*** - Deeanne Gist
Jenn Wilks*** – Mary E. Pearson (The Adoration of Jenna Fox)
Jenn Johannson*** – Dan Wells (I Am Not A Serial Killer)
Stephanie Thornton – Kate Quinn (The Mistress of Rome)
Susan Adrian – Courtney Summers
Heather Petty – Terri Farley (Seven Tears Into the Sea)
Natalie Whipple – Julie Halpern (Into the Wild Nerd Yonder)
Jamie Harrington*** – Rosemary Clement-Moore (Splendor Falls)
Natalie Bahm – Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me)
Windy Aphayrath*** – Elizabeth Scott
Paul Greci*** – Carol Lynch Williams (The Chosen One)
Amanda Bonilla – Patricia Briggs (Silver Borne)
Shannon Messenger*** – Brandon Mull (The Candy Shop Wars)(Shannon's CONTEST has FIVE Different, Exciting, FREE Prize Packages!)
Kirsten Hubbard*** – Nina LeCour (Hold Still)(Kirsten's CONTEST includes a pocket Moleskin journal!)
Carolina Miller*** – John Green & David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
Stina Lindenblatt*** – Sarah Ockler (Twenty Boy Summer)
Janna Qualman – Joanna Trollope (Second Honeymoon)
Gretchen McNeil*** – Melinda Lo (Ash)
Sherrie Peterson*** – Francisco X. Stork (Marcelo in the Real World)
Courtney Barr*** – Bree Despain (The Dark Divine)
Suzanne Palmieri(Hayze) – Kenneth Harvey (The Town That Forgot How to Breathe)
Christina Lee*** – Lisa McMann (Wake)
Carrie Harris*** – Maureen Johnson
Elle Strauss – Janette Rallison (My Fair Godmother)
Victoria Schwab – Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book)
Michelle McLean*** – P.C. and Kristin Cast (House of Night series)
Shelli Johannes-Wells*** – Kim Derting (The Body Finder)
Angie Smibert*** – M.T. Anderson (Feed)
Nicole Ducleroir*** – Margaret Peterson Haddix (Among the Hidden)
Bonny (B. J.) Anderson*** – Kathleen Van Cleve (Drizzle)
T. Anne Adams – Jennifer R. Hubbard (The Secret Year)
Weronika Janczuk – Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain)
Nichole Giles*** – Catherine Fisher (Incarceron)
Beth Revis – Sharon Creech (Love That Dog)
Julia Karr – Saundra Mitchell (Shadowed Summer)
Shannon O’Donnell*** – James Dashner (13th Reality)
Casey McCormick*** – Laurie Halse Anderson (Wintergirls)
Caroline Starr Rose*** – Jamie Richards (Three Rivers Rising)
Jackee Alston*** – Elizabeth Bunce (A Curse As Dark As Gold)
Rebecca Sutton*** – Dia Reeves (Bleeding Violet)
Yamile Mendez*** – Carlos Zafon (Shadow of the Wind)
Amy Holder*** – Eileen Cook (Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood)
Angela Ackerman – Carrie Ryan (The Dead Tossed Waves)
Jon Arntson – Maggie Steifvater (Shiver, Linger)
P. J. Hoover*** – Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry)
Katie Anderson – Laini Taylor (Lips Touch)
Kathy McCullough – Jacqueline Kelly (Evolution of Calpurnia Tate)
Kristi Helvig*** – Melissa Marr (Radiant Shadows)
Nisa Lofthouse – Brandon Sanderson (Elantris)
Chantal Kirkland - Jackson Pearce (As You Wish)
Tiffany Neal – Neal Shusterman (Unwind)
Suzette Saxton*** – Gary Paulsen (Woods Runner)
Danyelle Leafty – Shannon Hale (Forest Born)
Kristen Yard*** – Aprilynne Pike (Wings)
Robin Mellom – KL Going (Fat Kid Rules the World)
Cole Gibsen – Josie Bloss (Albatross)
Dawn Metcalf*** – A.S. King (Dust of 100 Dogs)
Tina Lee – Swati Avashti (Split)
Bethany Wiggins*** - Lindsey Leavitt (Princess for Hire)
L.T. Elliot - Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why)
Marcie Atkins - Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda)
Tricia J. O'Brien*** - Suzanne Crowley (The Stolen One)
Kelly Polark - S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders)
Kasie West*** - Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall)
Valerie Kemp*** - Lucy Christopher (Stolen)
Mary Campbell*** - Polly Shulman (Enthusiasm)
Corinne O'Flynn*** - Catherine Ryan Hyde (Love in the Present Tense)
Chris Fontes*** - Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game)
Tere Kirkland – Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
Paula Wright*** - Terry Pratchett (Guards! Guards!)
Hannah Oman - Jonathan Carroll (Bones of the Moon)
Chersti Nieveen - Megan Whalen Turner

Until next time...stay safe, stay well, and may the Lord bless you all.


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Angie said...

Thanks for posting all the links. It was a great blogfest!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, I didn't realize how long the list was until now. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Elana is AMAZING, right? And how wonderful that you posted all the links! Thanks Cynde!

Nichole Giles said...

Hi Cynde, thanks for the linkage and also for following my blog. Good luck on the contest!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

You put a lot of work into this! Thanks for including my place.

Amy Holder said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to enter my giveaway! Also, thanks for posting all the Spread The Awesome links! :)