Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canada Day Blog Hop: Meetup & Giveaway!

Happy Canada Day!

To celebrate Canada Day I am participating in the Canada Day Blop Hop created by Aislynn at Knit, Purl, Stitch, Read & Cook and Chrystal at Snowdrop Dreams of Books. Each blog participating is posting a Canada-themed post and giveaway from June 29th to July 2nd. The best part? All giveaways are open to Canadians!

My Canada-themed post is: Meet-Ups!

I've spoken to a few fellow Canadian YA book bloggers and I think it'd be awesome if we could all meet up at some point. Of course, not all of us live near Toronto or would be able to travel there but it's a central spot where the majority of us could meet at. What's a better venue than Word on the Street! If you are free on September 25th and are able to make it Toronto, send me a Tweet/comment/email. If there's enough interest hopefully we can all get together.

I am giving away one copy of Leap by Jodi Lundgren. This is her most recent YA novel, published on March 1, 2011.

When life is changing, sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith in yourself.

Natalie Ferguson has just turned fifteen, a momentous age that, happily, means that she's officially a grown-up. But while her mom doesn't seem to have got the memo, Kevin, her best friend Sasha's older brother, has. The school year is over, and Natalie is looking forward to a summer of perfecting her technique at dance camp. Caught up with the excitement of Kevin's attention, their relationship quickly becomes intimate and all-consuming.

Natalie's summer is a mix of amazing highs and dramatic lows. She goes from being in love and lust with Kevin to realizing that he is not the guy she thought he was, and she may have lost her friendship with Sasha in the process. Then, just when she's ready to turn to her single mom for advice, she learns that her mother is now in love with a woman. Losing her virginity, dealing with her new understanding of her mother, and trying to renegotiate her relationships, Natalie clings to her dancing as the only sure thing in a life suddenly full of questions.

Giveaway Rules
  • One entry per person
  • Open to US/Canadian residents only
  • Must be 13-years-old minimum
  • +1 entry for GFC follower
  • +1 entry for Twitter follower
  • +1 entry for tweet
Fill out this form to be entered. 

Giveaway closes on July 2nd at midnight. Winner will be randomly selected on July 3rd and will have 48 hours to respond to my email to claim the prize. 

Check out some of the other blogs on the hop for more awesome giveaways!


  1. Like I said before on Twitter I am definitely interested in doing a meet up. I've been wanting to do one for a while. I'm not sure who I'm going to WOTS with, but they will just have to come along. =b

    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Canada Day! =)

  2. I'd love to do a meet-up! I've never actually been to WOTS and I've been wanting to go for a while. Who better to go with than other bloggers?

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway, Laura! I would be totally up for a meet-up if I wasn't way over here on the west coast :(

  4. I haven't heard of this one so thanks for the giveaway. I'll send you a tweet most likely if I can come to Word on the Street.

  5. Love the meet up idea :) did you know Sarah Dessen is doing a signing sept23ish in TO? =D Thanks for the contest!!

  6. Meet up sounds great!! I'm about 3 hours North of Toronto..

  7. I'd love to meet up! we could carpool:)

  8. A meet up would be so much fun! Any west coast-ers want to get together?

  9. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. Very nice to meet you! Oh... and I am totally going to be at WOTS this fall... we should definitely try to all get together. Sounds like a blast!

  10. This is an amazing contest, thank you for having it! I would love to meet up, I'll see if I can make it work!


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