Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Comment Contest {2011}

I love reading what my followers think and feel.  I appreciate everyone who takes a moment to leave a comment. So I have decided to start a monthly contest.

To Enter:
  • All you have to do is post a comment - on any post all month long. You are eligible to win for the month you posted a comment. 
  • Obviously, the more comments, the more chances you have of winning
  • Make sure we have a way to contact you (email on post or blogger profile filled out/twitter name)
  • Contest ends the last day of the month
What is up for grabs: Well, that depends...I will give you a list of books/arcs that I have recently read and you will get to choose one book off of the list. 
So get busy and start your commenting :] Also feel free to grab the button to place on your site!


Back to the Books Giveaway Hop {2011}

I absolutely love doing these giveaway hops, but the hardest thing is trying to pick out a prize that you all would enjoy. With that being said I think I may have a prize below that you may be interested in.

One winner will receive a hardback copy of Halo and an ARC of Hades {US ONLY - Unless willing to pay shipping. Let me know in a comment if you will.}

Halo (Halo, #1)Hades (Halo, #2)

For INTERNATIONAL only followers can win...

The Book Depository

$15 GC to the Book Depository!
(Must make sure that they will ship to your country. If not then card can be substituted.)

Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and be a follower and that is it!

Don't forget about my other giveaways going on at the top left-hand side and there is a new contest happening that will last the whole month long. It is a comment contest!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Missy Reads Reviews {1000 Followers Giveaway}

Missy Reads Reviews is hosting an AMAZING 1000 follower giveaway with up to 40 entries per person!

6 prize packs!
Many chances to win
Ends 9/4/11

Good luck to all who enter!

IMM {8.27.11}

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

The Apocalypse Gene
Peace Rug
Bright Starts Lion Play Mat

Goodreads Swap
Pendragon #5: Black Water By D.J. McHale
Glass House by Rachel Caine
The Last Days
The Vampire Diaries

The Voyage of the Down Treader

Firelight and Vanish Swag
Don't Forget to Enter...

What's in your mailbox?

Forgotten {Interview & Giveaway}

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.
Today I would like to welcome Cat Patrick and her new debut YA novel Forgotten. You can see my review here.

How would you describe Forgotten?
FORGOTTEN is the story of London Lane, a teen girl who “remembers” her future instead of her past, and all of the challenges—and mysteries—associated with having that condition.

Which of your characters do you feel you relate to the most and why?
London, probably because I know her best. She’s the smart, mature teen I wish I’d been.

Were you a reader in your teen years and if so, who was your favorite author?
I’d love to say yes, but unfortunately, I mainly read what was required as a teen. That said, I did enjoy much of what was required—specifically I wrote a term paper on Ray Bradbury after being inspired by many of his works.

What one 2011 release are you most looking forward to reading this year?
Just one? That’s tough! I guess I’d have to say “The Future of Us,” co-written by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. I love “13 Reasons Why,” and basically all of Carolyn Mackler’s books, so I’m really excited about their literary mash-up.

Are you currently in the process of writing a sequel or newer book?
I’m not planning on a sequel to FORGOTTEN because I think the ending suits the story. Like London’s future, the ending isn’t set in stone; like London’s outlook, the ending is hopeful. I like that readers get to use their imaginations a bit.
My second book will be out June 2012, and I’m in the process of writing a third. Stay tuned for more on my second book soon!
When I first heard that there was not going to be a sequel to Forgotten. I was upset at first, but then I understood where Cat was coming from and I completely agree :]
Now for your chance to win my slightly used ARC.

Lockdown {GIVEAWAY}

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 (Escape from Furnace)
Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Simply Greener Things

Awhile back I met Shara on Twitter and I fell in love with her adorable owls. She agreed to let me review one right here on Ashley Suzanne along with a security blanket!


Isn't it adorable?! I was able to chose which colors I wanted along with what saying I wanted on the blanket. She completely blew me away with the final product and the little owl on the blanket is so cute and I love the way that it matches the bigger owl! I also love the brown minky fabric and how soft it would be to baby's skin.

Below are the details on the owl set...
This sleepy eyed 9" Owl and 15" x 15" appliqued security blanket is a top seller, and will make the perfect Gift! The owl is so snuggly with minky on the inside of the wings that can open and close. With all the bright colors this gift will be the center of the conversation!All Owls are sewn and double lined with 100% cotton fabric!
~Contact me if you would like either the owl or blanket sold separately. 
*I can make a custom order if you'd like Girl or Boy.* if you would like to make your gift "ready to give" including a handmade card with your purchase add a personal note to the order. 
************************************************************ Tags are sewn on all sides making them child safe and will not come off with normal wear :)
* I recommend to Hand Wash this this owl, and regular wash and dry on the blanket.***********************************************************If you are looking for a custome fabric, color or size contact me and would love to create one just for you or your little one. Custom owls take up to 7 days.Every owl has it's own personality and is made different from each other. Each Owl can be made sleeping or awake (let me know with purchace).***********************************************************ThanksSimply Greener Things
She also sells other beautiful items that you are sure to love such as the ones below...

 Brown Poke A Dot With Pink Cupcake Insulated Lunch Tote
Lunch Box

Zebra Baby Girl Gift Set Blanket, Burp Cloths, Bibs, Toys
Baby Gift Set

Custom  Wristlet, wallet, Journal Gift Set Reserved for Jennifer
Custom Gift Set

Coffee Cozy Grey Poke A Dot with Pink HOT
Coffee Cozy

As you can see she is extremely talented and absolutely loves making custom projects. Another important thing is that she is speedy at shipping and answering any questions that you may have.

I would definitely buy from this seller in the future and I recommend her to anyone who is looking for that perfect baby gift!

Simply Greener Things has graciously offered a 10% off code for her store by using this code at checkout - School11

She has also offered one reader a choice of a boy of girl owl below...


Fill out the Rafflecopter below...

Friday Follow {8.25.11}

Which mythical creature do I wish would come out my closet?

HAHAHA. Love this question! I know is silly and girly of me, but I would love a werewolf to come outta my closet. Not the deformed weird looking ones, but the Taylor Lautner ones. Not exactly Taylor Lautner (even though he is totally smexy), but more like Jacob in Twilight (before he started whining for Bella, I mean c'mon who wants a were that is whiny? Not I.)

Book Blogger Hop

Join the hop here!

“Non-book-related this week!! Do you have pets?”

I do! I have a cute lil furbaby known as Skittles. She is a chihuahua and she is about 8 years old in human years. Here is a picture of her. She is my reading buddy and my shadow. She follows me around everywhere!

Make sure to leave your links in your comment so that I can follow you back. Feel free to leave Facebook, Twitter, and/or Goodreads links.

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


First of all I want to say thank you for everyone who participated in all my giveaways and who have stuck by me throughout the years! 

1000 Follower Create-A-Button Contest


Swag Pack (for voting)


Show Me Your Teeth Hop


Didn't win this time? No worries, check back periodically for some more awesome giveaways and look for the 1000 Follower Giveaway to come!

All winners have been notified and have approximately 48 hours to email me back before a new winner is selected.

Thanks & Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Books for Sale/Trade!

Books for sale/trade {updated 8.21}

Brand New Books

 Like New/Read Books

 Brand New/Lightly Read ARCS (trade only)

Email me at ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com if you are interested. I am pretty much open for anything :]

Happy Reading!

My Bookshelves and Re-Organization

Yesterday I decided it was finally time to clean out the top of my closet and re-organize my bookshelf by alphabetical order. Below are the pictures before.

The below pictures show the books that I put into different piles of A-Z.

Can you guess what letter had the biggest pile? Below is the final completed result!

What do you all think? I would love to see some pictures of your reading areas!

Happy Reading!

Voting Time {1000 Follower Button}

Thanks to everyone who participated in the create-a-button contest for my 1000 follower giveaway coming soon! Below are the entries.

Entry #1

 Entry #2

 Entry #3

 Entry #4

Entry #5

 Entry #6

 Entry #7

Now it is your turn to vote for your favorite. Just leave the number that you like the best in the comment sections below along with your email address and one lucky reader will win a swag pack.

Let the voting begin!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

IMM {8.21.11}

Hosted by The Story Siren.

- Bright Starts cart cover (review coming soon)
- Owl and blankie from Simply Green Things (review coming soon)

- Angel (Goodreads swap)
- The Mark (Goodreads)
- Peeps (GR)
- Linger (Scholastic)
- Everblue (Won)

- Tempest Rising (GR)
- Emily Strange: The Lost Days (GR)
- Hades (from Ivy @ Ivy Reads)
- Half-Blood (Spencer-Hill press)
- The Mockingbirds (GR)
- Catching Fire (GR)
- Mockingjay (GR)
- Shadowed Summer (GR)

- The Underdogs (PUBLISHER)
Ganzfield (Minder|Adversary|Legacy) (Spencer-Hill Press)
- The Thirteenth Chime (GR)
- Sound Bender (Scholastic)
- Glow (PUB)
- The Death Catchers (PUB - Unexpected!)
- The Beginning of After - (PUB)
- Lips Touch Three Times (Scholastic)

- The Scorpio Races (Scholastic)
- iBoy (Scholastic)
- The Medusa Plot (Scholastic)
- Oh My Goth (PBS)

Just something a little neat that I thought I would share. This is the total of packages that I received on Monday (below).

Make sure to leave the links to your mailboxes this week so that I can drool over the books you received :]

What is in your mailbox?