Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Versatile Blogger: We Won!

This past Thursday, we at Pretty in Fiction received an awesome surprise. F, from Girls Who Love To Read had tweeted us to let us know she had chosen us among her picks to receive the Versatile Blogger Award!

Many thanks for even considering us, F, you are awesome!

The Versatile Blogger Award is another of those passed among the blogosphere so we bloggers might show our appreciation for our fellow bloggers.

The rules of this award are simple:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Send it onto fifteen other bloggers you appreciate and let them know you have awarded it to them.

Seven Simple Things about us:
Part of the reason it took us so long to get this post out is that we had to decide if it would be better to do these facts separately, or about us as a group. We decided to go with the latter, so please bear with us.

Some of the these facts you may already know.
-1- We are two sets of sisters who live in central NJ

-2- We all share the same last name (being cousins can do that to you).

-3- Two of us do not really fall into the YA age group anymore (though obviously we love the books anyway), while two of us are the prefect age for the genre. Can you guess which of us is which?

-4- The books that started our crazy little book club were the Twilight series' books. Actually, it was The Host, but Jesse passed that book off upon learning I had read Twilight, et. al.,  and enjoyed them (not that we hadn't shared books before, but after that practically every book became a discussion). Tayl was already obsessed by then, more so with The Host, which she'd randomly walk around quoting. Then we made Courtney read them.

-5- Taylor STILL can quote almost the entirety of Welded (The Host, chapter 56) from memory.

-6- We created a card game based off our book obsessions (interspersed with a bit of TV and movie here and there, but mainly books), and call it The Ultimate Showdown: Crazy Hearts (Or, just Crazy Hearts -- sound familiar?). All the characters (except our "trumps", though they can usually be associated with one of the groups, or another) are separated into five suits (Mundies, Vamps, Hunters, Downworlders, and Robots & Aliens)  then rated on a scale of 1-5 hearts (again, sound familiar?),  based on who garners the greater love/obsession as well as who is generally more bad-ass.

-7- This one's sort of a cop-out BUT, this month (over the next 2 weeks, to be specific), we will be hosting 2 giveaways here on Pretty in Fiction.


The first is part of a blog tour for Megan Duncan's new novel, Savor. The tour started on the 1st of this month, goes through the 31st, and will be stopping by our blog on the 14th. Be sure to come by Pretty in Fiction anytime between the 14th and the 18th for your chance to enter and win this new book.

Iron Fey

Our second giveaway starts the day before the Savor giveaway ends, and runs from the 17th through the 21st. It's being held in hour of the release of the latest of Julie Kagawa's books, The Iron Knight (October 25th), and the fact that having never read the Iron Fey before, I decided to read them all now (stay tuned for reviews).

Stop by anytime between those dates (10.17.11 - 10.21.11), and you could be the lucky Pretty Reader to win all four of the books pictured in the banner above.

Who we'd like to feature:

1. Loretta Lynn, from Between The Pages
2. Amber, from Down The Rabbit Hole
3. Missie, from The Unread Reader
4. Diana, from The Lovely Getaway
5. Andra, from Unabridged Andra
6. Lea from LC's Adventures in Libraryland
7.  Lennystew from The Little Book Blog
8. Amy and Jennifer, from Seduced by Books
9. Lisa, from Read. Breath. Relax.
10. Miolli, from Once Upon a Prologue
11. Jackie, from My Tower of Books
12. Amber, Rosmelie, and Vickie, from Me, My Shelf, and I 
13. Amanda, from Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh my!
14. Tia, from Falling for Books!
15. Dwayne and Hanna, from Girls Without a Bookshelf

Congratulations to the new winners!


  1. Hey, congrats on the award! I got that one a while ago. :) I was having a really crappy night and it cheered me up -- the timing was absolutely perfect. Anyway, you did a great job sharing some random fun facts. Nice post. :)

  2. OMG! You girls are so fun!!! Now I wish I lived next door and shared your last name. I wanna play that game and hear Taylor recite Welded.

    Can I come over for Thanksgiving? I promise to eat everything on my plate. hehe

    Thank you all so much for the award. Y'all rock my face off. And I'm looking forward to what PiF has in store for the coming month! It's gonna be, Legend...wait for it...DARY!


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